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Wed
23
Sep

High Plains students meet NeSA standards across all tested grades

The Nebraska Department of Education reports that during the last six years of testing, the state's student scores have increased incrementally. High Plains Community schools has fallen into that positive category for the last few years as well, even exceeding them in certain areas.

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Wed
23
Sep

Giltner goes above and beyond in the classroom

There may be future writers or mathematicians walking through Giltner’s hallways.
For another year, Giltner Public Schools received positive scores in the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) tests, much to the excitement of the faculty.

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Wed
23
Sep

Groups combine to improve soccer field

A heavily used soccer field in Aurora known to become unplayable after a heavy rain is now poised for constant use thanks to a collaborative improvement project.
The grassy area, located just west of Mitchell Field, hosts youth soccer action in the spring and summer, though a low spot at midfield had become a major concern in recent years.

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Wed
23
Sep

Herzberg pleased with Hampton students NeSA test scores

Scores are in for the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) tests, and Hampton Supt. Holly Herzberg is pleased but not surprised with the results.
Scores released publicly last week show that Hampton students met or exceeded state standards in high percentages, ranging from 78 to 91 percent in the areas of reading, math, science and writing. The NeSA tests are just one piece of the puzzle used to measure student performance, though Herzberg said it’s an important one.

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Wed
16
Sep

Hydroplains expands with new location

Eighteen months after launching its business, Hydroplains Inc., is welcoming customers to a new, very visible location on Highway 34 while also making plans to expand its drip irrigation services.
It’s been a busy summer for the upstart company, and owner Ryan Hohm has a vision for continued, steady growth.

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Wed
16
Sep

Local businesses learn the advantages with interns

Finding great people to work for your business or come live in your town can be a challenge for small, rural businesses. Yet, the Aurora Area Chamber and Development Corporation (AACD) has come across a solution for both which happens to be in the form of internships.
The AACD hosted the Central Nebraska Department of Economic Development Networks Quarterly meeting on Wednesday, where the main focus was on two extensive programs that provide internship opportunities to area businesses.

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Wed
16
Sep

Hampton school OKs budget

The Hampton School board approved its 2015-16 fiscal budget Monday, voting to leave the levy the same as last year while boosting its tax request by $140,271.

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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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