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05
Apr

City signs option to buy land for new soccer complex

Aurora’s drive to support local youth sports continues to grow as city leaders took the first step last week toward building a new soccer complex by signing an option to purchase land north of the Lions Ball Field.

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Wed
05
Apr

County board approves ambulance update

The Hamilton County Ambulance Department was on the county board’s agenda Monday seeking permission to move forward on an upgrade to their exhaust system for the newest ambulance.
Tim Graham, a paramedic with the Hamilton County ambulance department, was there to represent and explained what repairs would take place to the board.

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Wed
29
Mar

Citizens air concerns about 1st Street paving plan

A 1st Street informational meeting held Thursday in Aurora drew more than 50 members of the community and raised awareness about a paving project that has been on the minds of citizens for nearly a decade.
City street superintendent and JEO Consulting representative Steven Parr led the discussion with the basics of the planned project, including the assessment district that will be formed to pay for over a third of the estimated $915,000 price tag.

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Wed
29
Mar

Wiring update approved

Thanks to a donation by the Farr Foundation, the electrical wiring outside of the courthouse will be upgraded soon to accommodate A’ROR’N Days and other events around the square.
Gary Picek came before county commissioners Monday to ask for approval to start the renovations, which will be paid for in full by the Farr Foundation.

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Wed
29
Mar

Property taxes dominate Friesen’s town hall session

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Dist. 34 Sen. Curt Friesen told constituents Friday that the heavy lifting is about to begin as Nebraska lawmakers weed through a variety of bills related to what he believes should be the legislature’s top priority -- property tax relief.
“I put everything out there but the kitchen sink,” Friesen told a group of 70 gathered in Aurora for a town hall meeting, his first of the 90-day session. Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

Tue
28
Mar

HCF grant applications due April 15

Grant applications are now being accepted by the Hamilton Community Foundation for eligible charitable projects in Hamilton County.
Applications and guidelines are available online at www.hcfne.org. Completed applications should be submitted to PO Box 283, Aurora, NE 68818, no later than Saturday, April 15.
For additional information, call 694-3200.

Wed
22
Mar

Aurora chosen for LED lighting program

The warm glow of Aurora’s street lights will soon be changing through a new lighting program set up by the Nebraska Public Power District to replace the current high pressure sodium (HPS) bulbs with LED models.

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Wed
22
Mar

Penner running for 3rd Dist. seat

More than 25 years ago while a student at Nebraska Wesleyan, Kirk Penner told his future wife Jennifer that he would one day run for Congress.
That day has come with the Aurora native announcing plans this week to throw his hat in the ring as a 2018 candidate for the 3rd District seat now held by Republican Adrian Smith.

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Wed
22
Mar

County board OKs ambulance wage request for fair compensation

County commissioners took action Monday on a proposal that Mark Kubik, ambulance department head, brought to the board March 6.
Kubik requested a $100 per month stipend for an employee who will be helping with faxing and billing.

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Wed
22
Mar

Annual People of the Past lets students bring history to life

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The Aurora Middle School building was filled with almost a hundred voices from the past Thursday as the seventh graders kicked off the 11th annual People of the Past charity fundraiser.
Students have been working on their projects for months between picking which character to portray, doing research, writing their speech and memorizing.

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