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Wed
01
Nov

Storm football to co-op with Osceola in fall

The High Plains football team is one step closer to taking the field with the Osceola Bulldogs next fall after a special meeting Oct. 25 ended in a 4-2 vote in favor of the two-year partnership.
The 30-minute meeting became another chapter in the debate between parents, school board members, students and coaches to decide the Storm’s football future for the next two seasons.

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Wed
01
Nov

Flexible seating about more than where kids sit

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The way kids engage and learn is changing rapidly in today’s classroom, and not just in terms of the technology at their fingertips.
A relatively new concept called flexible seating is catching on in several local schools, allowing kids to move away from their traditional desks and chairs to get more comfortable, which teachers say is creating a better learning environment.
“This is not a trend as much as a mindset,” explained Laurie Anderson, a veteran kindergarten teacher at Aurora Public Schools.

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Wed
01
Nov

Young’s Jack Russell wins 3rd at national show in Maryland

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Dog aficionado Melissa Young spent a weekend in Maryland Oct. 13-15 during the national trials of Jack Russell Terriers where her 1-year-old female dog Zena finished third.
“I am a member of the JRTCA, which is the Jack Russell Terrier Club of America. That is different from the AKC (American Kennel Club),” Young explained.

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Fri
27
Oct

Color Run in Aurora Saturday

Thomas Realty & Auction will present the first of what is planned to become an annual “Share a Spare Color Run” at Streeter Park in Aurora Oct. 28 as a benefit for the Nebraska Kidney Association.
“We are excited to bring a Color Run to Aurora,” said John Thomas, chair person and Kidney Transplant Recipient. “This is an excellent opportunity to educate the public about kidney and urological disease and to involve local kidney dialysis and transplant patients and their families who have been impacted.”
“The Share a Spare Color Run, a 5K run/walk, is less about exercise and more about enjoying a color-infused day while raising awareness, reports Lisa Sinsel of the Nebraska Kidney Association.  The event is a fun way to bring the community together for one cause.
“There are no timers and no winners, just individuals, groups and families celebrating the gift of life,” she said.

Thu
26
Oct

Halloween events planned

Young ghouls and ghosts will have plenty of options around the area this Halloween, along with a few adult events as well.
Hordville will be having its activities on Halloween, Oct. 31, starting at 6 p.m. Families can meet at the community hall where a hayrack ride will take the kids around town to the various participating houses. There will be hot dogs served after the trick-or-treating at the community hall sponsored by the village of Hordville. Nearby at the park there will also be a trunk-or-treat event being held for kids, sponsored by the Fridhem Lutheran Church.
Phillips will be hosting its annual Family Fall Festival Saturday from 1-4 p.m. The afternoon will feature a trunk-or-treat” event at 3 p.m. as well as a pumpkin painting contest, games and a silent auction all to support the fire department.

Wed
25
Oct

Event celebrates debut of new solar plant in Aurora

Partners involved with a new solar energy plan at the Aurora wastewater treatment plant celebrated its completion Saturday.
The ceremony and tour brought in representatives from the Nebraska Public Power District, solar power partner GenPro and city officials to share insight on a project that has been in works for two years.

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Wed
25
Oct

Osborne says ‘We are all called to serve’

Legendary Husker football coach Tom Osborne kicked off the 2017 Heartland United Way campaign Friday with insight gained from 36 years of coaching.
Being a young person in today’s world is more challenging than it once was, Osborne told a group of nearly 250 campaign volunteers and United Way staff members at the new Bosselman Enterprises location in Grand Island.

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Wed
25
Oct

Johnson takes director position at Bremer Community Center

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The Bremer Community Center has added a director to the list of things being updated at the facility as long-time local resident Maloree Johnson began her new position just a few days ago.
“I feel as if I can utilize all of the different skills that I have,” Johnson began. “I have five kids that I have to keep organized all of the time and I have to manage. That type of organization and keeping things together and making sure schedules are followed is a natural thing for me.”

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Tue
24
Oct

Former Hawks share wisdom at Hawk Honors Assembly

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Twins Alicia (Quiring) Davis and Amanda (Quiring) Gonzales -- 1998 Hampton graduates -- joined the Hawks Oct. 17 for an honors assembly.
Supt. Holly Herzberg opened the assembly saying that it is probably her favorite day of the year.
“I talked to the speakers today about why we do Hawk Honors. “When I became the superintendent at Hampton Public Schools I walked through the front door and we had a whole a lot of trophies and plaques and pictures that really told the story of  who we are with activities and athletics, but I felt like there was a huge piece missing as to what we do here and that’s the academic piece.”

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Tue
24
Oct

New First State Bank branch opens at High Plains elementary

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A new student branch of the First State Bank in Hordville opened at the High Plains elementary school in Polk after a new money savings program was implemented during a ribbon cutting ceremony Oct. 17.
The program isn’t just between the school and the bank as the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Center for Economic Education has been handling these partnerships for over a decade.

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