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Wed
03
Oct

Brombaugh named new Aurora postmaster

Aurora’s new postmaster Hope Brombaugh hails from Hastings and makes the 40-minute drive every day, twice a day, to bring her skills and expertise to the town’s post office.
Before earning the postmaster job in mid-August, the mother of two and Fairfield High School graduate has lived in a handful of places over the course of her lifetime.
When asked what brought her to Aurora, Brombaugh stated that she was looking for something more.

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Wed
03
Oct

County’s combined school enrollment increases

One month into the new school year enrollment totals are in with all four area districts reporting a combined increase of 49 students.
Aurora showed the biggest change, increasing its total by 31 students. High Plains and Giltner reported increases of 12 and nine students, respectively, while Hampton’s enrollment dropped by three.

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Wed
03
Oct

Mayor: City will be ready if chosen for EMS

Mayor Dave Long announced last week that city officials continue to work on details involving the city’s fire-based ambulance service while waiting for a final decision from county commissioners.
During a brief meeting Sept. 25, Long updated council members on efforts going on behind the scenes at City Hall, shedding no light on  any insight he may have as to whether the city’s proposal will be chosen.

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Wed
03
Oct

Girl Scouts embrace leadership, friendship

Girl Scouts recruitment specialist Pat Larson was on hand Sunday at the Edgerton Explorit Center for a recruitment and activity drive targeted toward new and current Girl Scouts.
“We are bringing in awareness for Girl Scouts,” Larson said. “We have advertised for current Girls Scouts in Aurora for girls that are interested to come. We are also paying for their entry into the museum.”

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Wed
03
Oct

Aurora youth football tackling life lessons

Josh Nachtigal is currently in his second year as the head coach of the Aurora youth football league, continuing to drive down the field teaching kids football fundamentals and life lessons.
“What we really want to do is teach the kids the correct technique on how to tackle and block,” Nachtigal said. “We want to be able to get them at this young age to line up correctly, get in the correct stance and teach them the basics so when they get into middle school and high school they’ve already got that stuff learned and they can just progress on from there.

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Wed
03
Oct

New storage facility opens in Marquette

Marquette Storage LLC is the first commercial building built inside city limits since sometime in the 1970s when a new barber shop was constructed.
Owner Lisa Ferguson saw a need for storage units in Marquette recently, having noticed that many other small towns in Hamilton County already have them.   
“I just got to looking around at all the small towns and almost every one of them had a storage facility,” Ferguson said.

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Fri
28
Sep

Giltner crowns Homecoming royalty

Giltner High School celebrated Homecoming week capped off by a 76-38 win over Blue Hill on the gridiron Friday night while crowning a king and queen following the game. Seniors Dayne Hinrichs and Aubrey Leichty were honored as the 2018 Homecoming king and queen following a couple tunes from the marching band. 

Thu
27
Sep

UPDATE -- Gas odor detected

A bit of a rough start plagued Thursday morning for Aurora Elementary School students, staff and parents as officials detected a carbon monoxide leak inside the building.
Supt. Damon McDonald stated that fire department crews were called after an unidentified chemical odor was noticed. Fire crews then arrived with sensors to determine the source of the smell and whether or not the resulting odor was harmful. Crews used sensors to confirm the presence of carbon monoxide.
Classes were cancelled and parents were promptly contacted to retrieve students who had made it to the school. According to McDonald, this happened efficiently.
McDonald reported that all levels of carbon monoxide had been eliminated as of early Thursday afternoon and that the elementary building will be open Friday. Classes will begin at the regular starting time.

Wed
26
Sep

Conditions ripe for mosquitoes

The combination of late summer rains and excessive heat have created ideal breeding conditions for mosquitoes, prompting city crews to increase spraying procedures in hopes of reducing the threat of West Nile virus.
“This year has been a pretty typical year for fogging until just recently,” reported Adam Darbro, the city’s utility superintendent. “We were out every evening last week that the wind permitted and we will continue to fog as necessary.”

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Wed
26
Sep

Organizers hope to make Aurora a destination for Roundnet action

Sixty-five two-man teams spent the day playing Roundnet in Aurora Saturday, building momentum which tournament organizers hope will give the community a reputation as a go-to destination for the growing sport.
Scott Phillips said he was pleased with the A-Town Throwdown Roundnet Tournament at Optimist Fields, saying he expects it to continue to grow.

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