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Wed
22
Jun

Extension office welcomes new face to Hamilton County

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The University of Nebraska Extension office in Hamilton County has brought on a new educator, Destiny Mostek, who will be in charge of the office's newest position handling food, nutrition and health.

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Wed
15
Jun

4R hires new staff

The Aurora 4R School Board approved the hiring of a new administrator and teacher at Monday’s meeting.
Cindy Mires was approved for the high school assistant principal position. Four candidates were interviewed. Supt. Damon McDonald said all were well qualified, but the top candidate was Mires.

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Wed
15
Jun

Planning begins for Hampton’s school project

Pre-construction work has begun in the month since Hampton voters approved a plan to renovate the school and build a new gymnasium.
School board members reviewed the latest progress Monday after hearing a report regarding the official funding mechanism. Dallas Watkins with Ameritas Financial reported that the board will need to approve a resolution at the July meeting authorizing sale of bonds not to exceed $7.25 million ($5 million for the school renovation and $2.25 million for the new gymnasium).

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Wed
15
Jun

Creston project similar to local proposal

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A proposed wind farm in Hamilton County mirrors one erected in another small community not far from here.
Bluestem Energy Solutions, the same company that is working to build a wind farm just off Interstate 80 in Hamilton County, has also been working near Creston, a small town north of Columbus, in a project scheduled for a Phase 2 expansion this summer.

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Wed
15
Jun

Vietnam vets receive belated, emotional ‘welcome home’

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It was a tribute and homecoming welcome long overdue.
When Marlin Seeman of Aurora, Bob Jensen of Marquette and thousands of their soldiers at arms went to Vietnam back in the 1960s, they flew to southeast Asia in groups, but typically came home alone. Last week, nearly 50 years after the war ended, 501 Nebraska veterans flew to Washington D.C., spent the day visiting the Vietnam Wall and other monuments, then flew home, together.

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Wed
15
Jun

$5 million road project in talks for Giltner

Next year’s budget items were a big topic of discussion at Monday’s Giltner Village Board meeting, including a $5 million project to give local streets a face-lift.
The first topic discussed was the hope to re-asphalt the entire town and get pavement on every street, a project that could be estimated around $5 million.
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Wed
15
Jun

High Plains reviews projects and policies

High Plains Community School Board members handled their end of school review and policy updates Monday as the summer months brought little to their agenda.
Members of the board were informed of the status of various projects going on around schools at both of the Polk and Clarks locations.

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Wed
15
Jun

Commissioners to begin seeking Manor solutions

Though it was only a short discussion, the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners acknowledged and supported the Hamilton Manor Board of Trustees’ recommendation Monday to find a private entity or non-profit organization to take over operations at the Manor.
A motion was made to appoint chairman John Thomas and commissioner Gregg Kremer to seek assistance with the implementation of the recommendation received from the Manor board.
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Wed
08
Jun

Putting a new spin on a bonfire favorite

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With summer just around the corner and after going on my first camping trip, the recipes this month are inspired by a bonfire favorite -- s’mores.
I know it seems hard to believe at the age of 25 that I have never been camping before, but it’s the truth. I was never a Girl Scout and my dad was a farmer. After helping him all day outside in the heat, the last thing we all wanted to do was go sleep in tents...outside.
Summer is also a busy time for farmers, especially when I was growing up and the majority of our land was under gravity irrigation. The water didn’t get changed to the next rows unless we did it.
So here I am, a first-time camper.
My first observation was there was so much packing involved. It’s one of those activities where you want to have too much stuff because you never know what you are going to need.

Wed
08
Jun

Booster Days ready to roll in Hampton

Hampton is poised for a celebration this weekend as the annual Booster Days event is set to unfold.
Event co-coordinator Danielle Bamesberger said the itinerary will be similar to last year, with a bulk of the activities set for Saturday, wrapping up with a pancake feed and community church service on Sunday.
“This whole thing started as a way for businesses to give something back to the community as their way of saying thanks for the support,” Bamesberger noted. “We are just trying to keep up that tradition of giving back to the community.”
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