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Wed
08
Jul

Youth Center a safe summer hangout spot

It doesn’t take long to find out that a lot of fun can be had in and around the Youth Center in Aurora.
A place for kids to go after school during most of the year, the center provided a hang out spot for the early summer weeks as well. For a more detailed story, see this week's edition.
 

Wed
08
Jul

ANR photo contest deadline Friday

Area shutterbugs have until Friday to share to their photographic talents in the annual Leadership Center amateur photo contest.
Categories for the 2015 contest have been slightly modified to give a new, creative twist to the competition. Most notable is a new category for photos taken exclusively on cell phones.
The other three categories this year are for action/sports; things; and agriculture/nature. Mobile device entries can be entered in these categories as well, though judges will take quality of the image into account when selecting the winners.
Photos must be taken by Hamilton County residents. All entries must be submitted to the News-Register by Friday, with a limit of three per person, per category. There is no fee to enter.
Entries may include color prints, black and white prints, or high-quality digital printouts. Winners must be able to provide original digital images on request for reproduction in the News-Register.

Wed
01
Jul

Performance Repair opens in Hampton

A new auto and repair shop has opened in Hampton touting competitive prices and honest service.
Scott and Vicki Bowman are expanding Performance Repair from their original Benedict location to a Hampton building on the back side of the filling station located on Highway 34.

To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
01
Jul

County looking to haul gravel this week

Commissioners voted Monday to authorize Tim Bergen and Rich Nelson to develop and implement a plan to haul an additional 30,000 yards of gravel to county roads.
Commissioners Gregg Kremer and Bergen did research on how much it would cost the county to get gravel hauled by a private company.

To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
01
Jul

Class of 1965 starts band fund in Sundberg’s honor

When Linda Ross Happy, a 1965 Aurora graduate, read a story in the News-Register about the Aurora Band program being in need of instruments she got out her checkbook to write a donation.
“I was getting ready to write a check and it just came to me, what if we make a group donation?” she said. “It is our 50th reunion and this is something we could do as a class to celebrate. Let’s give back for all that we took and were given from Aurora.”

To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
24
Jun

Faith Moving Forward more than raising money

Sydnee Faith Owens was always one to help other people, no matter the circumstance.
Her father, Nick Owens, is trying to continue her legacy and do more of what she would have wanted.
Owens is doing that through a group called Faith Moving Forward, a foundation raising money for Water for Life – Haiti.

To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
24
Jun

Senior housing filling fast

Twenty duplexes in Aurora’s new senior housing subdivision will soon be full, reflecting a local version of what the project’s developer called a “silver tsunami” sweeping across the nation.
Citing increased demand for senior housing all across Nebraska and the United States, Matt Thomas said he is pleased yet not surprised with the response to Aurora’s new housing development, which is known as Cottage Park.
To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
24
Jun

Hamilton County’s newcomer guide features new cover

It’s here! After months of preparation earlier in the year, the Hamilton County newcomer’s guide is complete.
Published every other year by the News-Register, the guide offers a capsule summary of the county. The 80-page full-color magazine features photos and stories touting area tourism attractions, as well as the area’s history, community facilities, health care, schools, organizations and businesses.

To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
24
Jun

Giltner Public Schools is getting a modern look

The commotion of kids up and down the halls has been replaced with the sounds of construction work inside of Giltner Public Schools.
Since the beginning of summer break, construction crews have been inside the school working on various projects.

To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
17
Jun

Edgerton summer camps underway

It’s a chance for kids to have fun during the summer and maybe learn a thing or two while they’re at it.
Summer camps are underway at the Edgerton Explorit Center and executive director Mary Molliconi is excited about the activities and camps starting.

To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.

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