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Aug

Explosive bank robbery in Giltner results in three arrests...106 years ago

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Inside Hamilton County’s small towns it can be hard to find an area commonly associated with high crime and dangerous situations. This has been the status quo for the last 100 years or so, but before that, it was not uncommon to find a seedy stranger passing through the area.
While the area south of Aurora saw its fair share of nefarious murders from angry business partners and other debauchery, one of the most well-known crimes in Hamilton County happened on  the night of April 24, 1911 when the Giltner Citizen’s Bank had a few unexpected after-hours visitors.

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Wed
26
Jul

Ambulance union takes county to Court of Industrial Review

County commissioners went into executive session Monday to review ambulance department personnel contracts. After the executive session two documents, one titled “Language Proposed by County Tentatively Agreed To As of June 27, 2017” and the other “Language Proposed by County Not Tentatively Agreed To As of June 27, 2017,” were approved to be included in a required response to the Court of Industrial Review (CIR).

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Wed
26
Jul

NSAA allows Aurora to opt up to Class B

Despite enrollment numbers dropping Aurora into the Class C range, the Huskies will continue to compete in Class B for the time being.
The Aurora school district made a formal request to the Nebraska School Activities Association to opt up into Class B in volleyball and cross country after enrollment numbers pushed Aurora down into C1.

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Wed
26
Jul

Planning for unknown size of eclipse crowd a challenge

Editor’s note: This article is part of a News-Register series leading up to the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse.
by Kurt Johnson

Wed
26
Jul

Hamilton County Fair: four straight days of fun

Area residents will have lots of entertainment choices this week with entertainment acts scheduled for all four days of the Hamilton County Fair.
Thursday evening will be the kickoff to the annual event with Family Night entertainment, mud volleyball and the 4-H decorated cake auction all starting at 6 p.m. A large mural located on the south side of the Farr building will be on display from Monster Mural for young visitors to show off their creative coloring talents. Horn-T-Zoo out of Monroe will be stopping by as well from 6-9 p.m. to show off their variety of animals.
The opening ceremonies will begin at 6:30 p.m. featuring a flag burning ceremony put on by Boy Scout Troop 28. Shortly after that, around 7 p.m., the pedal tractor pull competition will begin.

Wed
26
Jul

Total of 26 property tax protests filed

Twenty-six property tax value protests were filed this year in Hamilton County, with 21 of those resulting in corrections to lower the final values for various reasons.
County Assessor Pat Sandberg reported that of the 26 protests filed, one was withdrawn and three were left unchanged.
“We had protests for one commercial property in Phillips and the rest were all residential,” she noted.

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Wed
26
Jul

High temperatures come with potential dangers

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Rising July temperatures are keeping Hamilton County residents and workers in a constant battle with the heat and humidity which can cause a plethora of health-related issues when not handled properly.
While most instances don’t usually require the need for medical care, PA Holly Solt described the types of issues her office sees when it comes to being exposed to the high heat and what people can do to prevent it.
“A lot of the times I feel that we see more heat exhaustion than actual heatstroke,” Solt explained.

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Wed
19
Jul

Tennis project to break ground

The Aurora City Council gave final approval July 11 to a private group’s plan to build four new tennis courts in Streeter Park.
Tennis Facility Committee spokesman Kurt Mitchell addressed the council, explaining plans to bring tennis back to Streeter Park after construction of a new swimming pool required the old courts to be removed.

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Wed
19
Jul

Changes in eclipse knowledge over time

Eclipse viewers on Aug. 21 may have more resources to help them become educated on what to expect during the event than people did in the past. From early humans believing the supernatural controlled the blocking of the sun to astronomers deriving precise calculations to predict and map eclipses, changes throughout human history have all been related to the phenomenon we still see today.

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Wed
19
Jul

An interview with voice acting legend Rob Paulsen

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A recent trip to the Omaha Comic-Con afforded me the opportunity to use the skills I’ve attained as a journalist to speak with one of my own childhood icons, Rob Paulsen, in a brief interview about his 30-year career bringing animated characters to life.
With around 500 different voice-acting credits to his name, it’s tough to come across a piece of animation that doesn’t have Paulsen’s signature talent found within it.
Paulsen’s more well-known roles include: Yakko from Animaniacs, Pinky from Pinky and the Brain, Arthur from The Tick, and Carl from Jimmy Neutron. Yet, for me and many other 30-something-year-olds, his pioneering role as Raphael in the 1987 cartoon version of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) stands out as a memory we will not soon forget.

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