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Wed
12
Oct

4R District to make language updates on policies

Aurora School board members approved the first reading Monday of eight policies that will need to be updated to meet Nebraska Department of Education standards.
“NDE has hired a safety and security director this year, and we have to go through an audit by 2017,” Supt. Damon McDonald explained. “They have given us some time to go through their standards. One of the first things we have to do is go through our policies and make sure there is language in there that, according to our attorney, matches what the safety and security director said has to be within our policies.”

 Full story in this week's edition.

Tue
11
Oct

Honken waives right to jury trial

Robert Honken, who is involved in an ongoing murder-for-hire case in Hamilton County, has filed a motion waiving his constitutional right to have a trial by jury. Honken is being charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit murder of his wife, Bethany.
On Sept. 16, Honken’s lawyer, Charles Brewster, filed a motion to dismiss one of the counts of conspiracy to commit murder. A hearing was set for Oct. 21, but recently a motion to continue that hearing was filed.
The motion to dismiss will be heard on Nov. 3 at 2 p.m., which is also when the trial is scheduled to begin. Brewster agreed the motion to dismiss can be most efficiently heard by the court prior to the trial also set for that day.

Wed
05
Oct

Aurora’s fall clean-up scheduled to begin Oct. 15

The city of Aurora is ready again for the annual fall clean-up, which gives citizens nine days to take advantage of the various clean-up options.
The fall clean-up will have the waste site open from Saturday Oct. 15 thru Sunday Oct. 23, with hours of 1-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 9 a.m. to noon. and 1-4 p.m. on Saturdays, and 1-4 p.m. on Sundays.
Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
05
Oct

Enrollment fluctuates at area schools

One month into the new school year enrollment totals are in with two of the four area districts reporting increases and two showing slight declines.
Hampton and High Plains reported increases of five and two students, respectively, while Giltner’s number dropped by six and Aurora’s by 13.
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Wed
05
Oct

Glow4Cure Fun Run/Walk set for Saturday

The Glow4Cure 5K Fun Run and Walk will be held at the Lincoln Creek Trail on the hike and bike trail system in Aurora Saturday.
Coordinator of the event Shelly Thomas said the goal this year was to keep many of the funds received local.
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Wed
05
Oct

Inspector Heiden helps home buyers

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Buying a home is statistically the largest purchase individuals will make in their lifetime so spending not only an affordable amount of money but the right amount of money can be an incredible challenge.
Instead of going into it blindly consumers can get assurance on their decisions by hiring a home inspector, like Fred Heiden, who has nearly 30 years of experience in the field, making him an asset for any home buyer.
Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
05
Oct

Epp wins Miss Congeniality honors

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Lillian Epp represented Aurora High School at the Harvest of Harmony pageant Friday night. She was awarded the Miss Congeniality honors, donning a sash during Saturday’s parade in downtown Grand Island.

Wed
28
Sep

New FAA regs would not impact wind farm

New zoning regulations mandated by the Federal Aviation Administration and adopted by the Aurora City Municipal Airport this month will reportedly have no impact on a proposed wind energy development project.
Ross Beins, a member of the Aurora Airport Authority, noted that the expanded zoning regulations prohibit construction of any structures measuring 150 or higher within what is referred to as a “runway protection zone.”

Read more in a report in this week's print or e-editions, which includes an update on the status of a proposed wind energy farm in Hamilton County.

Wed
28
Sep

4R’s NeSA test scores positive

Aurora’s new curriculum and learning coordinator Desiree’ Teahon, who is also the elementary school assistant principal, said she was pleased with the district’s results on this year’s Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) test.
Results from the NeSA test taken last spring were released to the public last week, offering parents, teachers and students a snapshot of their overall performance.
Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
28
Sep

EMS focus group is proposed

More than a month after nearly 230 people shared their opinions on the future of the county’s ambulance department in an emotional public hearing Aug. 15, county commissioners started discussions Monday on how to move forward.
Commissioners Becky Richter and Gregg Kremer, also ambulance department liaisons, both said before the August hearing that a substantial amount of money each year is being spent to run the department.

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