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06
Dec

Judge Williams shares legal perspective around the globe

Matthew Williams credits an assignment to read a presentation at a school assembly his junior year back in Aurora for “finding his voice.”
Forty-two years later, that voice now carries the weight of a superior court judge in King County, Wash., though his understanding of the rule of law spreads all around the world.

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Wed
29
Nov

Unified Bowling makes a rolling intro into High Plains

High Plains Community Schools has added a new sport, sanctioned by the NSAA in 2016, to the roster. The program, known as Unified Sports allows students with intellectual disabilities to participate with students without disabilities. The program has been an important piece to the Special Olympics community, and now the Storm has bowling added to the list of its competitive sports.

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Wed
29
Nov

County reviews new salary proposal

Discussion on salary recommendations for elected officials and deputy’s salary for 2019-22 was tabled Monday after a resolution was presented by the county’s salary committee.
Several resolutions were recommended by the salary committee for the calendar year starting in 2019.

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Wed
29
Nov

Sex trafficking reportedly a growing issue in Nebraska

Trafficking of humans has reportedly become the second largest criminal industry in the world, with signs that this form of modern-day slavery may be spreading to Nebraska and even here to Hamilton County.
That alarming report came from Kerry Webster, who shared insight from her work with the Hastings Anti-Human Traffic Coalition during a presentation Nov. 22 to the Aurora Rotary Club.

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Wed
29
Nov

Heartland United Way’s reach spreading in Hamilton County

Every year hundreds of Hamilton County residents look towards the Heartland United Way and their 21 agencies to create a balance in life when something is lacking. From legal assistance to places where the doors are always open, Hamilton County citizens are able to take advantage of a wide variety of programs.
All of those programs depend in part on funds from the United Way, which are being raised now through the agency’s annual fund drive. This year’s goal is $1.4 million.

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Wed
29
Nov

Kids Move University makes play educational

Eight local children graduated last week from Kids Move University, a wellness program designed to let kids have fun while learning and enhancing their fine motor skills.
Kim Eberly, an occupational therapist at Memorial Community Health, said participation was strong in the third year of the program, with eight kids and their parents showing up for seven different sessions.

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Wed
29
Nov

Foreign exchange students reflect on Heroes and Huskies experience

When the Heroes and Huskies took off for Washington D.C. Oct. 25, there was an opportunity for students and veterans alike to experience an important piece of American history. But for two students on the trip, Owen Riks, originally from the Netherlands, and Laurin Suessenguth, from Germany, the experience was slightly different. While they still had the opportunity to learn about American history, they weren’t learning about their own history as each of them hail from a different country and are here studying as foreign exchange students.

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Wed
22
Nov

AACD reinstates Aurora Chamber of Commerce

The Aurora Area Chamber & Development voted last week to reinstate a more traditional chamber of commerce board as a stand-alone entity, amending its bylaws to reflect changes in an umbrella-type organization created in 2001.
During its annual meeting Nov. 14, the AACD board explained the proposed changes to a group of 45 members and interested local citizens, with the board and membership then voting jointly to approve the bylaw changes. Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

 

Wed
22
Nov

1st Street project bid comes in lower than expected

Aurora’s highly anticipated 1st Street paving project landed a final bid of $858,887.95 during the Nov. 14 city council meeting, after JEO Consulting Group brought forward a recommendation from a five bidder panel.
The project, which was approved during a Sept. 26 city council meeting, involves paving 1st Street from Highway 34 to Adams Street. The street will be 37 feet wide and nine inches thick in order to support county farm traffic coming into town from the north.

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Wed
22
Nov

City making plans for new water well

Aurora officials spoke with JEO Consulting representative Steve Parr Nov. 14 about the possibility of a new water well system being built directly north of town.
The proposed location will be just a short drive away from a new well built within the past year, which is located on the northwest side of the cemetery.

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