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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.

Wed
03
Aug

Aurora pool to close on Aug. 10

The Aurora Aquatic Facility will offer area residents one more week of cool relief before its last day of operations on Aug 10.
Last year the pool stayed open for a few extra weekends in August, but staffing issues have caused this year’s team to close the doors earlier.    The facility will not be hosting its dog swim day, which has generally been on the last day before draining the pool for the year. Problems related to filter issues after allowing pets in the water prompted the decision to cancel the event.

Wed
03
Aug

Planners air concern on wind development

Two members of the county planning commission shared concerns Monday with county commissioners about what they perceive as a disconnect regarding a proposed wind energy development project.
During Monday’s public participation, Dave Hutsell and John May said much of the information they gathered regarding reported health-related issues involving large wind turbines is not being discussed.
Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
03
Aug

Aurora dog park coming soon near shelter facility

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Aurora’s new dog park should be available to residents and their canine friends in just a few short weeks.
The project, which has been on the city’s agenda for the last couple months, is starting to take on a visible form now as city employees began work two weeks ago.

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

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