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Wed
26
Oct

County moves on to next step in comp plan process

After newly appointed planning and zoning administrator Scott Stuhr pointed out to commissioners that the county’s comprehensive plan is in dire needs of an update, commissioners Rich Nelson and Tim Bergen gave a report on the status.
Nelson said phase I of the process was to find and hire a permanent planning and zoning administrator, which was done. Phase II has been the realization that the comp plan needs to be updated.
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Wed
26
Oct

Red Sand Project comes to Aurora

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Theresa Arnett Nickolaus spent Monday going from business to business on the square asking if she can pour red sand into a sidewalk crack as a symbol to bring awareness to human trafficking, which is a form of modern slavery that occurs globally and in every state, including Nebraska.
Nickolaus, who owns Sozo Family Services in Aurora, started the Red Sand Project Monday. The project was created by Molly Gochman, who is an artist out of New York City.
Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
26
Oct

Teal Pumpkin Project allows for those with food allergies to enjoy Halloween

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For parents who have a child with a food allergy, Halloween can be a nightmare as trick or treating has the potential to be dangerous if they aren’t paying attention.
Aurora resident Heather Haynes knows what that feeling is like as her daughter Destiny is deathly allergic to peanuts.
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Fri
21
Oct

Country music festival making Aurora debut

For the first time in 36 years, the Nebraska Country Music Foundation is moving its annual music festival out of Hastings, with an eye toward Hamilton County.
This year’s two-day event will debut at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds in Aurora Friday and Saturday, breaking new ground in search of a broader audience.
The event in Aurora will feature six different performances, all indoors at the Ag Auditorium. Performances are scheduled from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday; and 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday.
This year’s festivities include variety and Elvis shows featuring Bill Chrastil; Bryce and Cindy Hedin with their “Live Jukebox Style;” Deb Bishop with “Keepin it Country;” 2012 Jr. Hall of Famer McKenzie Steiner; Gary Phipps; and Ray Mullen with “Country.”
Admission on Friday, Oct. 21, is $15, and on Saturday the ticket price is $10 without a banquet ticket. Banquet tickets are $25, which includes a meal, entertainment and dancing. The banquet will be served at 4 p.m.

Wed
19
Oct

CF Industries puts emphasis on safety

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CF Industries had a message for its host community last week, inviting local leaders and emergency responders on site to highlight the company’s focus on safety.
More than 40,000 tons of anhydrous ammonia flow through the CF Industries terminal west of Aurora each year, though its new superintendent and two corporate officials assured a group of approximately 30 that safety is first and foremost on their minds.
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Wed
19
Oct

October is for pumpkin-flavored everything

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Though my cravings for pumpkin started at the beginning of August and my baking with pumpkin in September, I decided to wait until October to let this popular fall flavor in the spotlight.
If you didn’t already know this, fall is my absolute favorite, everything from the cooler weather to sweaters and boots. The flavors of fall are the best -- cinnamon, pumpkin, apple. I’m a fall junkie and I’m okay with that.
Both these recipes I’m sharing this week are brand new ones I have never made before, but I tried out both on the best critics -- my co-workers and my Bible study group.
First off, baking with pumpkin is the best because everything it is added to tends to stay more moist. At times it seems to give things a dense consistency, but it’s never dry.

Wed
19
Oct

Questions loom on 4R soccer timing, venue

Two months after the Aurora 4R School Board voted to add soccer as a new spring sport, work is just beginning to determine when and where the Huskies will take the field.
By a vote of 4-2, school board members gave a thumbs up back in August to adding both boys and girls soccer to the district’s list of extracurricular activities.

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Wed
19
Oct

Halloween celebrations planned throughout county

The area’s annual Halloween activities are just around the corner as the end of October is fast approaching. Young ghouls and ghosts will have plenty of options around the area to celebration the season this year.
See the Aurora News-Register print or e-editions for all the Halloween happenings around the county.

Wed
19
Oct

Making mammograms a buddy system activity

Local women and health care professionals gathered for a women's wellness Lunch-N-Learn Oct. 6 at The Leadership Center to discuss some of the leading health concerns for women today.
After an introduction of the members of the mammography, ultrasound and lymphedema treatment team by Angie Paschke, the next speaker on the agenda was Lisa Boeke who is the community health supervisor of the Central District Health Department.

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Wed
19
Oct

Writer’s Guild conference comes to TLC

The Leadership Center welcomed 60 guests from the Nebraska Writer's Guild Friday and Saturday as they traveled across the state for their annual fall conference.
“We're just a group of published and non-published writers,” explained vice president Brooke Brouillette. “We just want a learning organization where you feel you have someone there to help you achieve your goals.

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