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Wed
10
Aug

Osborne to speak at High Plains pep rally

The back-to-school pep rally Thursday at High Plains Community Schools will have a few new items on the agenda including a visit from Tom Osborne.
Supt. Brian Tonniges announced a handful of new items and old favorites coming to this year's pep rally, which will begin with a tailgate at 6 p.m. on the football field in Clarks. The highlight of the event will culminate at 7:30 p.m. with a speech from Tom Osborne, who will be speaking in relation to the new TeamMates mentoring program that was implemented this summer.

Wed
10
Aug

County takes closer look at budget cuts

Budget discussion were the driving force of Monday’s Hamilton County Board of Commissioners meeting. Commissioner Gregg Kremer said with all the requests added in so far, they are asking for a little under $1 million more than last year’s request. For a detailed report, see this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
10
Aug

Andrews launches infrared inspection business

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Dennis Andrews learned how to use an infrared camera while on the job at the Iams Company and two years after retiring has recently launched a new business which utilizes that same technology to help make homes safer and more energy efficient. For more details on his Infra Inspection Specialists business venture, see this week's print or e-edition.

Tue
09
Aug

Shirley pleads not guilty in murder-for-hire case

Derrick Shirley pleaded not guilty last week on charges stemming from his alleged involvement in a Hamilton County murder-for-hire case.
See this week's News-Register for details.

Wed
03
Aug

Housing meeting in Giltner

Hamilton County area residents are invited to a public meeting at the Giltner Community Center located at 4021 N Commercial Ave, in Giltner, on Aug. 10 at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will focus on opportunities available for families and individuals to achieve the dream of homeownership.  
Expanding and preserving homeownership is an important foundation to the economy and provides stability in rural communities. Available housing is important in supporting employers in the community, provides a place “where jobs sleep” and allows families to live and raise their families in communities where they work.  
State and federal partners, community officials, lenders, realtors, major employers, home builders and other housing partners will convene for the meeting. Families that are interested in living in rural communities and owning their own home or existing home owners who need assistance with home repairs are encouraged to attend.

Wed
03
Aug

Art Farm brings in professionals from around the country

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The art community in Hamilton County has been an impressive bunch with an array of painters, writers, sculptors and the like sharing their talents with the area. Just outside of Marquette, artists from around the country and in fact the world come to visit the Art Farm.
What began as a collection of buildings in 1974 has become a place known nationally to artists as a perfect place for a creators' residency.
Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
03
Aug

Trailer races bring in over a thousand fans

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The trailer races at this year's Hamilton County Fair brought an overwhelming number of people to finish the busy weekend on a high note.
Director of the Hamilton County Ag Society, Keith Wasem, said the event sold more than 1,300 tickets and held even more than that by the time the night got started.

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

Wed
03
Aug

Pacific Ethanol, Aurora Co-op report growing partnership

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One year after Pacific Ethanol and the Aurora Cooperative mutually agreed to dismiss litigation between them, the two companies reported this week that both are benefitting from improved relations and as a result enhanced efficiencies at the Aurora West plant.
Paul Koehler, president and CEO of California-based Pacific Ethanol, and Aurora Cooperative president and CEO Chris Vincent shared their perspectives during a presentation to the Aurora Rotary Club.

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

Wed
03
Aug

Little Free Library makes home on downtown square

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Aurora welcomed one of its newest additions last week when a Little Free Library was placed on the courthouse lawn.
The goal of the Little Free Lirbary organization, of which Aurora is now a member, is to promote literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges worldwide and to build a sense of community as residents share skills, creativity and wisdom across generations.

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

Wed
03
Aug

County board to explore privatizing ambulance service

A public hearing has been set for Aug. 15 to discuss the possible privatization of the Hamilton County Ambulance department.
“This is what Becky (Richter) and I have been looking at as far as how we operate our ambulance system here in Hamilton County,” said commissioner and ambulance liaison Gregg Kremer. “One thing we have been looking at is the possibility of privatization and letting a private company own and operate our ambulance system here.”
Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

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