News

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30
Dec

High Plains students get enriching experience

High Plains Community middle school teacher Breanne Helgoth has brought a challenging enrichment class to the school's agenda that not only involves grades six through eight, but also brings their critical thinking to the forefront of their learning.

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Wed
30
Dec

Hope Harbor helps residents get back on their feet

The Heartland United Way focuses its positive message through not only its large fundraising campaigns, but also through the 16 connected agencies.
One of those 16 agencies is Hope Harbor located in downtown Grand Island, where the focus is to help the homeless get back on their feet.

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Wed
30
Dec

High Plains students learn the value of volunteering

High Plains middle school students have had the opportunity this semester to provide much needed volunteer work in their community thanks to the efforts of teacher Karen Benner.
Benner is a veteran of the High Plains teaching staff and has her hands in many different subjects for young minds such as reading, English, computers, personal finance and now volunteering.

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Wed
30
Dec

Aurora News-Register closed for New Year's holiday

The Aurora News-Register office will be closed Thursday, Dec. 31 and Friday, Jan. 1 for the New Year's holiday. We wish everyone a fun and safe weekend as you enter into the new year.

Wed
23
Dec

Sharp resigns as Plainsman director

Plainsman Museum director Megan Sharp submitted her resignation to the board of directors effectively immediately this week.
Every year at this time Sharp’s contract is revisited and signed. After some changes were made, Sharp said she wasn’t willing to sign it, leading to her resignation.

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Wed
23
Dec

Committee asked tough questions on Hampton plan

Discussion on proposed plans in Hampton to either renovate an aging elementary school or build a new one zeroed in on three critical questions this week, which school administrators say must be clearly answered before a bond issue is put to a vote.

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Wed
23
Dec

Hampton kindergartners learn lessons in giving

Hampton students gained valuable insight into the true meaning of giving this holiday season as they collected funds and picked out gifts for the Lions Club annual toy drive.
The efforts were spearheaded by the Hampton kindergarten class, who not only raised the most money amongst all the classes, but also were the sole shoppers of all the presents bought for the Lions Club.

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Wed
23
Dec

Interlocal presented for Lincoln Creek clean-up

Aurora city administrator Rick Melcher approached the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners Monday with an opportunity for the two entities to work together to clean up Lincoln Creek.

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Thu
17
Dec

Hampton elementary school plans reviewed

A community-based group of more than 30 people spent more than two hours Wednesday reviewing proposed options to either renovate an aging Hampton elementary school or build a new one. Among the questions the group pondered was: How much money is the community willing to spend on a bond issue? To find out how the group answered that question and a detailed report on the meeting, see the Dec. 23 print or e-editions.

Wed
16
Dec

Homes declared nuisance

Hampton village board members voted unanimously Monday to declare five local properties a nuisance, the first step in a new abatement program designed to clean up abandoned or neglected homes.
Bobbi Pettit, a community planner with the South Central Economic Development District, reported that each of the five property owners were sent a certified letter, informing them of specific concerns with the status of their properties.

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