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19
Oct

LEC open house planned for Sunday

With the Hamilton County Law Enforcement Center project complete, the community is invited to see the final product during an open house Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m.
In late April 2015, the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners approved the $1.3 million project, which would also include the addition of a vehicular sallyport.

Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
12
Oct

Aurora grad Trent Werner assists with NASA research

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Space travel for humankind is on the brink of expansion with talks about long expeditions into the universe and planetary colonization.
With those newer concepts approaching astronauts, more thorough studies have begun focusing on the human body’s exposure to space travel for lengthy periods of time.
Aurora alumnus Trent Werner is one of those individuals tasked with studying the human body's  reaction to living in space by learning about the significance of circadian rhythms on and off the planet. Werner is able to be a part of this ground-breaking research through his activity as a physical therapy student at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC).
 

To read more of this Where Are They Now feature, see this week's edition.

Wed
12
Oct

Hampton board approves Chief bid for project

Construction activity on Hampton’s school renovation/addition project could begin as soon as next week after the board approved a low base bid of $6.12 million Monday from Grand Island-based Chief Construction.
Board president Matt Arndt said he was relieved to have bids come in under the approved bond total, adding that he is thrilled to see the project moving forward.
 

For a full report, see this week's edition.

Wed
12
Oct

Mars volunteers work on city’s new dog park

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Volunteering time to support local projects is part of the mission at Mars Pet Care near Aurora, and the latest project fits that mission to a T.
A small group of volunteers rolled up their sleeves Thursday, working on the city’s new dog park, which is scheduled to debut next spring.

Full story in this week's News-Register.

Wed
12
Oct

Tredas opens office on downtown square

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PJ Conradt enjoys spending time in the combine these days, riding along with producers whom he works with all year long to help maximize their farm profits.
Conradt is an independent contractor with Tredas, a commodity consulting company launched in 2014. He has worked with area producers for years, even before joining the Tredas team, and moved into a new office in July on the south side of the downtown square.

For a more detailed story, see this week's edition.

Wed
12
Oct

Lady Huskies have interesting run through districts

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Though its run through the district tournament was shorter than they would have wanted, it was an interesting and exciting run nonetheless for the Aurora softball team.
Entering the tournament as a No. 6 seed, the Lady Huskies provided the upset of the day Thursday by defeating No. 3 seeded Holdrege 8-2 in cool, cloudy conditions.
After a struggling first inning for both teams, Aurora worked out the kinks and heated up the offense in the second inning.

See this week's Sports section for a more detailed story.

Wed
12
Oct

Glow4Cures part of cancer battle

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Glow sticks helped light the way for a 5K fun run and survivor walk around Streeter Park as part of a Glow4Cures event Saturday night in Aurora.
Shelly Thomas of Aurora has been involved with cancer-related fundraisers for years, but this year had special motivation as she joined her mother in the survivor walk. Dixie Monie was recently diagnosed with an invasive type of skin cancer.

Full a more detailed story, see this week's edition.

Wed
12
Oct

Whitney to teach ecological restoration course at Chadron

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Bill Whitney’s reputation as a go-to source for information and perspective on range restoration in Nebraska has opened the door to a new opportunity as an adjunct college professor.
Whitney, co-founder of the Prairie Plains Resource Institute based in Aurora, will head west to Chadron later this month for a four-week assignment at Chadron State College. Though accustomed to leading presentations, field tours and student-oriented programming, this will be Whitney’s first experience teaching an upper level college course.
 

To read the full story, get a copy of this week's ANR.

Wed
12
Oct

Pre-kindergarten program may be in High Plains future

High Plains School Board members considered plans Monday to create a pre-kindergarten program and facility based on research done by principal Karyee LeSuer.
The bulk of LeSuer’s  information came from a document titled Rule 11 from the Nebraska Department of Education, which compiles all the requirements for approval of pre-kindergarten programs. Those rules include having a certified teacher with an early childhood education degree with classes no bigger than 20 students for every teacher.

For a more detailed story, see this week's edition.

Wed
12
Oct

Former Auroran evacuated from home in Florida after Hurricane Matthew threat

Hurricane Matthew wrecked havoc last week on the east coast, leaving some communities in shambles in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.
Nebraska residents may have a hard time putting into perspective the severity of the situation being so far removed from the disaster. Former Aurora resident Phoebe (Eckerson) Sabet got her first taste of fear in the 10 years she has lived in Florida as she and her family evacuated their home in Delray Beach, Fla., to safety in Tampa.

 For the full story, see this week's edition.

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