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Wed
13
Dec

Nebraska Conservation Education Fund grant opens door to local conservation opportunities

A state-wide grant earned by the Nebraska Conservation Education Fund (NCEF) earlier this year has brought 10 individuals to work on conservation efforts throughout 27 Nebraska communities.
One of those representatives is Zoe Vallas, who is an AmeriCorps member spearheading an area that includes Aurora.

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Wed
13
Dec

Giltner junior high football up in the air

The immediate future of the Giltner junior high football program was brought up by Activities Director Chip Bartos during Monday’s regular monthly meeting.
Bartos reported to the board that Harvard administrators had approached him reporting that Harvard is going to play 6-man football next year in junior high, matching their high school program. Harvard is going to do that with or without a co-op with Giltner.

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Wed
06
Dec

Public hearings planned

Negotiations are continuing between the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners and the county’s ambulance department.
County commissioners went into executive session to discuss union negotiations Monday. No action was taken coming out of the session, but Commissioner Becky Richter stated that while the document filed with the CIR by the ambulance department said that it was the final offer, the attorneys on both sides agreed that there are still negotiations that could take place.

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Wed
06
Dec

Postal Service expecting surge of holiday mail

The U.S. Postal Service plans months ahead for the holiday season and is advising local postal patrons to plan ahead as well when sending cards and gifts to loved ones this holiday season.
Steve Johnson, postmaster in charge at the Aurora Post Office, said the Postal Service is projecting a more than 10 percent increase in total mail volume this holiday season nationwide, including a total of approximately 850 million packages.

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Wed
06
Dec

Area schools react to statewide test results

The Nebraska Department of Education released information and statewide assessment scores Friday on the Nebraska Education Profile.
The results posted were for all schools, including Aurora, Hampton, Giltner and High Plains from tests taken approximately eight months ago, which caused concern as school administrators began assessing the data.

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Wed
06
Dec

Deer-vehicle accidents a reason to raise caution

Just like all drivers across the Midwest, those in Hamilton County are constantly on the lookout for animals stepping out into the roadway, especially deer.
During the fall, deer are much more active than normal mainly due to crops being harvested and breeding season being in full swing. Along with that, deer are very active during twilight hours and feed during the evening and early morning.

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Wed
06
Dec

Giltner scores well in statewide NeSA assessment

The Nebraska Department of Education released information and statewide assessment scores Friday on the Nebraska Education Profile.
Giltner’s overall proficiency for Grades 3-8 were English/Language Arts (ELA), 51 percent; math, 89 percent; science, 84 percent. Giltner Supt. Stuart Lenz was pleased with the scores for the most part.

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Wed
06
Dec

High Plains pleased with state test results

With two major changes occurring in this year’s NeSA (Nebraska State Accountability) testing criteria for Nebraska students, administrators at High Plains Community schools are pleased with this year’s results as they continue their focus on 2018.
“District-wise we were above the state average in all three categories,” said High Plains Supt. Brian Tonniges.

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Wed
06
Dec

Aurora sits above state average on district NeSA assessment

Aurora School District Supt. Damon McDonald stated Monday that he is pleased with the districts’ scores from the 2016-2017 Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments.
After a lengthly delay, the state released the results from the NeSA test taken last spring on the Nebraska Education Profile (NEP), which includes the performance of students by district and school in English Language arts, mathematics, science and the ACT.

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Wed
06
Dec

NPPD staff reaches out to help boost area’s economic development efforts

More than 20 area business and community leaders spent two hours talking economic development last week in Aurora, focusing on tips and resources available from the Nebraska Public Power District to help communities grow.
Representatives from the Aurora Development Corporation, Aurora Area Chamber & Development and the new Aurora Chamber of Commerce heard an overview of programs and services now available, with NPPD staff members emphasizing the need for an organized economic development plan and quick response time.

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