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Wed
14
Dec

Food Pantry serves up holiday tradition

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The temperature was cold though the feeling in the air was warm and fuzzy Saturday during the Hamilton County Food Pantry’s annual holiday meal distribution.
In what has become one of the Food Pantry’s largest single events of the year, more than 50 families received meat and all the trimmings for a bountiful holiday meal, carrying on a tradition that started more than 17 years ago.
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Wed
07
Dec

Property taxes focus of ag forum

Support may be growing for a focused debate on the state’s heavy reliance on property taxes, a hot topic which drew the majority of attention during an ag-based legislative forum Monday in Aurora.
Sen. Curt Friesen of Henderson and Sen. Dan Hughes of Venango, both farmers by trade, said a projected $1 billion revenue shortfall could complicate the conversation come January, though it’s time to start addressing what both believe to be an unfair tax burden on Nebraska farmers and ranchers.
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Wed
07
Dec

Manor approves contract with QCS

The Hamilton Manor board of trustees approved the consulting and bed license transfer agreement with Quality Care Solutions LLC during a meeting Nov. 29.
Manor board members Doug Andersen and Kirk Penner both abstained from discussion and the vote as both are investors in the new local for-profit company.

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Wed
07
Dec

Aurora native trains for medical career at MCHI

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Aurora native Brad Hohwieler has returned for an extended visit to his hometown for the next few weeks as he works with the doctoral staff at Memorial Health Clinic during his third year of medical school.
“I jumped at the opportunity to come back home and train with some of the doctors that I saw as a kid,” Hohwieler said.

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Wed
07
Dec

New game at Bremer Center targets seniors

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Aurora senior citizens have a new opportunity to get some physical exercise while also getting a chance to socialize with those who have similar interests ever since the addition of pickleball.
Nancy Tompkins, who is heading the newly added activity that meets twice a week, is a competitor in the sport.
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Wed
07
Dec

Wind regulations on hold -- for now

The Hamilton County Zoning and Planning Commission proposed a set of regulations regarding wind to commissioners this summer. Much debate had taken place on the topic and Monday commissioners voted to table the proposed wind regulations and address alternative energy through the comprehensive plan.

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Wed
30
Nov

Manor ‘solution’ reflects 2013 study

As the first of two votes of approval on a contract to build a new long-term care facility was cast Monday, it’s become apparent that a newly formed entity’s concept to build a for-profit nursing home in Aurora was based in large part on a blueprint provided three years earlier.

To view the summary findings and recommendations from the 2013 study, click the link below.

2013 study

Wed
30
Nov

MCHI rolls out ‘Care Matters’ campaign

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Memorial Community Health debuted a “Care Matters” campaign last week with all its employees, working to create a culture of care within its staff that administrators and managers ultimately hope will permeate throughout the community.
After months of planning and review, which involved gathering input throughout the MCHI organization, an in-house steering committee explained the Care Matters philosophy in 10 different training sessions.

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Wed
30
Nov

Commissioners approve agreement with QCS

Last week during the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners’ meeting, a plan to build a new nursing care facility replacing the existing Hamilton Manor was unveiled by a newly-created local company called Quality Care Solutions, LLC.
On Monday, commissioners approved the final consulting and bed transfer agreement with QCS.

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Wed
30
Nov

Edgerton to host annual Holiday Gala

Another big-time event is coming to the Edgerton Explorit Center with a bit of holiday cheer included.
The Edgerton will host the Stars Come Out Holiday Gala at 6 p.m. Friday.
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