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Wed
11
Mar

Commissioners look into possible removal of 21 Road railroad trestle

After Les Johansen expressed his safety concerns about the railroad trestle on 21 Road west of Highway 14, county commissioners have begun research and discussion on what the county could do.
Commissioner Rich Nelson contacted Pat Carlson, director of the Platte PEER group, about the concerns the board has with safety issues of the trestle.

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Wed
11
Mar

Old Hampton city hall site to be treated for termites

The Hampton Village Board is still waiting for bid estimates and information regarding its plans to convert Joseph Electric into its new city hall, but in the meantime local residents have asked that they look into treating the old city hall site for termites.
Board chairman Dane Schafer reported that since termites were determined to be present in the aging structure, which has since been demolished, the decision was made Monday to consider treatment.

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Wed
04
Mar

Trees removed from tennis court site

Several trees were removed last week at the site east of the new swimming pool in Streeter Park where tennis courts have been proposed for construction.

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Wed
04
Mar

IT the focus of February Lunch and Learn series

The Lunch and Learn series continued in February with the focus being on technology reliability in any business, but specifically to a small business.
Ryan Wineteer, sales and new business developer with Hamilton Information Systems (HIS), began the presentation during a lunch by Nitta’s Catering on the importance of IT.

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Wed
04
Mar

Carlstrom launches electrical business

Terry Carlstrom fulfilled a life-long ambition as the new year began, launching his own business.
Carlstrom Electric debuted Jan. 1, headquartered at Carlstrom’s rural home north of Polk.

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Wed
04
Mar

Courthouse trees removed showing signs of disease

After the decision was made at the end of January during a Hamilton County Board of Commissioners meeting to remove the remaining 14 trees from the courthouse lawn, it was successfully completed in just one weekend.

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Tue
03
Mar

Alber achieves highest rank as an Eagle Scout

Trevor Alber has reached the highest attainable ranking in Boy Scouts.
Like many of the other members of Troop 28, Alber began his journey in first grade as a Cub Scout. He said that his reasoning for joining had much to do with Kevin Vaught’s influence, a fellow Eagle Scout’s father. From there he continued to excel up the ranking ladder to finally leading to becoming an Eagle Scout.

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Wed
25
Feb

Live simulation creates a real-life career experience for students

It was a cat scratch fever kind of day for students at Aurora High School on Feb. 11 as they participated in a new live simulation called CyberSurgeons.
Cat scratch fever was just one of the many diagnosis students had to come up with for their patients.

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Wed
25
Feb

Aurora middle school history buffs qualify to compete in regional competition

What is the name of the paper-like material made of reeds that was used for writing in ancient Egypt?
In 1815, Andrew Jackson became a national hero when he won a battle for what southern coastal city?
Maybe you had trouble answering those questions, maybe you didn’t. But for five Aurora Middle School students, they fell in the latter.

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Wed
25
Feb

Ambulance department raises rates, mileage

New ambulance rates were approved by Hamilton County Commissioners Monday after voting to increase mileage by another $1 from the rates presented by director Mark Kubik.
Every year the billing company reminds the ambulance service they need to consider raising rates. The suggested increase was 10 percent. Kubik said he felt that increase was a big jump; therefore, he increased the rate by $50 in each different category.

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