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02
Dec

Downtown Christmas Saturday

Aurora is scheduled to have its traditional downtown Christmas celebration on Saturday with the theme being “Your own Christmas story,” or a 1950’s inspired theme.

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Wed
02
Dec

First Lutheran Church to host movie at 12th Street Cinema

First Lutheran Church will be showing “My Son, My Savior” at the 12th Street Cinema on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m.
It is free to attend but the church is asking for donations to be brought for the Hamilton County Food Pantry. For those not able to attend, call Pastor Wayne Oblender at 694-5494 or 694-5054 to get a copy of the movie.

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Wed
02
Dec

Ibach to speak at AACD banquet

Greg Ibach, director of the Nebraska Department of Agriculture, will be the keynote speaker Jan. 7 at the Aurora Area Chamber & Development’s annual banquet.
This year’s event will be at the Aurora Middle School, featuring dinner, awards to community leaders and the keynote address.

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Wed
02
Dec

Bell ringers brave the cold for another year

The Salvation Army bell ringers are back this year to help individuals who need it the most this holiday season.
Local group and church committees have come together through the Hamilton County Ministerial Association to volunteer to ring the bell outside the Aurora Mall.

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Wed
02
Dec

Live Nativity to make its debut Dec. 9

Timberlake Ranch Camp will host its first ever Live Nativity event for the Christmas season on Dec. 9 and Dec. 11-13 from 6 to 9 p.m.
The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at the camp in the gym.
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Wed
25
Nov

Penner takes over as Manor board chairman

Longtime servant of the Hamilton Manor Board of Trustees Roger Bamesberger resigned his positions both as chairman and member of the board.
During its monthly meeting, the board took nominations from members and unanimously selected Kirk Penner as the new chairman. Curt Wolff was voted into the secretary/treasurer position, which Penner held previously.

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Wed
25
Nov

Medicaid reform discussions come to Aurora

Local health care and community leaders came together Monday to discuss the possibility of Nebraska Medicaid reform.
Dist. 20 Sen. John McCollister of Omaha has introduced legislation with a heavy focus on the expansion as well as the need for it to be a transitional insurance program.

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Wed
25
Nov

Giltner Fire receives funding to purchase equipment

The Giltner Volunteer Fire Department received funds from Southern Power District in order to buy a thermal imaging scanner.
Brad Consbruck, Giltner's fire chief,  described what the imager will provide for their facility.
“It's an infrared device that will allow us to see when we can't,” he said.

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Wed
25
Nov

Friendship House a stepping stone

The Heartland United Way continues to work diligently with its partner agencies to provide numerous programs and professionals for those facing difficult situations in the surrounding counties of Hall, Hamilton, Howard, and Merrick.
The Friendship House located on West Koenig Street in Grand Island, is one of those agencies providing support in the recovery process for struggling addicts.

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Wed
25
Nov

High Plains play production performs at CRC competition

High Plains Community’s one act team got a chance to perform its play “Happily Never After” in front of a live crowd for the first time Nov. 15 as well as competing in the CRC meet Nov. 18 at Cross County.
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