News

Wed
16
Sep

Extension office to lose Whitney

The Hamilton County Extension office will be missing a big part of its staff at the end of the week as crops and water educator Todd Whitney will be transferring to Holdrege.

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Wed
16
Sep

Students learn about career fields from local businesses

Aurora High School held its annual career fair Friday with 70 booths and over 100 career individuals there to expose juniors and seniors to the numerous possibilities.
AHS counselor Barb Bonifas has helped coordinate the event for three years and said this year the booths were 90 percent local businesses.

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Wed
16
Sep

Giltner Village Board votes to keep levy flat

The Giltner Village Board approved the budget for the next fiscal year during their regular meeting on Monday.
Giltner’s total tax asking increased slightly to $53,488 from last year’s $51,877.
They kept the levy flat at 30.83 per $100 valuation, which was the same as the 2014 tax rate.

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Wed
09
Sep

Juzyk Construction building new facility

The Juzyk brothers are expanding again, this time with a new storage location east of the ethanol plants on Highway 34. See the full story in this week's edition.
 

Wed
09
Sep

Former resident makes a name for herself in the art world

Abbie Powers started out in a small farming community and took all her dreams and talents to a place seven times the size of Hamilton County, making a name for herself as a professional artist.
Powers, the daughter of Gordon and Chris Klein, lived on a farm near Giltner, attended Harvard High School and graduated with the Class of 2003. For the full story, see this week's edition.
 

Wed
09
Sep

Aurora alumnus raises the bar for radiologists across the country

Technology in the medical field is known to be constantly changing and improving with each coming year, and in the radiology field there is no difference.
Dr. John Allen of Midwest Imaging in Grand Island and his team have been at the forefront of their field in this race to find better evasive pain treatments in the growing health care of today. For the full story, see this week's edition.
 

Wed
09
Sep

Aurora chapter drives statewide Lions fundraiser

The Aurora Lions Club delivered the tasty goods last week, continuing a 12-year tradition that has turned into a statewide mission.
Almost 19,000 boxes of peaches and pears were sold and distributed this year, all through a Lions Club fundraising project that started right here in Aurora. For the full story, see this week's edition.
 

Wed
09
Sep

LEC renovation slightly behind schedule

A remodeling/expansion project talked about for years at the Hamilton County Law Enforcement Center is making slow but steady progress.
Construction work on the 12th Street facility began in June, though what is expected to be a year-long project was delayed right out of the gates. For a more detailed story, see this week's edition.
 

Wed
02
Sep

Edgerton debuts dynamic new sandbox exhibit at State Fair

A rare exhibit is the highlight of what the Edgerton Explorit Center is offering at the Nebraska State Fair.
The new exhibit is an augmented reality sandbox in which a projection system in Kinect connects to a computer program so when someone moves the sand, it changes shape and colors.

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Wed
02
Sep

Husker football more than a game, it’s a birthright

My brother-in-law Randy Landenberger can remember the exact date that he went to his first Husker football game. It was Nov. 8, 1969.  The opponent was the Iowa State Cyclones.
It’s weird that I don’t remember my first Husker game.
Like so many generations of Nebraskans, it was his father, George, who took him. Early that miserably cold Saturday morning, they left Aurora and merged onto Interstate 80 to join what is possibly the nation’s longest car parade as Big Red faithful fans converged on Lincoln from Omaha to Sidney and all points in between.

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