News

Wed
04
Nov

Smithsonian exhibit makes debut in Aurora

“The Way We Worked” traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Museum made its debut in Aurora at the Plainsman Museum on Oct. 27 with an opening reception featuring Hamilton County native Paul Siebert.
“When we got the exhibit and I knew what the topic was I immediately thought of Paul,” said the museum’s executive director Megan Sharp. “He has a lot of local connections to Hamilton County, but then his program talks about work and the way we work here in Nebraska and Hamilton County.”

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Wed
04
Nov

Club offers mothers more social freedom

Aurora's stay-at-home and part-time working mothers have a new option to help them develop an avid social life with the newly formed MOMS club of Grand Island, which also supports surrounding communities.
The group is an international organization and a non-profit group. The acronym stands for Moms Offering Moms Support.

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Wed
04
Nov

County board hires new highway office manager

Corina Kuta has been hired as the Highway Department’s office manager and at Monday’s meeting, commissioners approved her as the new planning and zoning administrator.

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Wed
28
Oct

Commissioners approve new 911 console

After receiving a recommendation from the 911 advisory board, Hamilton County Commissioners approved the purchase Monday of a 911 console and system, including a net clock time stamp from Platte Valley Communications for $229,510.

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Wed
28
Oct

Edgerton wins best attraction

The most outstanding tourism attraction in Nebraska can be found in Aurora.
The Edgerton Explorit Center took top honors for the Outstanding Tourism Attraction at the Nebraska Travel Conference hosted by the Nebraska Tourism Commission. 

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Wed
28
Oct

Robotics program gearing up in Hampton

Hampton High School's robotics program has been gaining ground during its early existence, and has improved immensely over its short time.
Robotics teacher Gary Richards started the program three years ago to help promote and develop the understanding of the subject and how many different parts go into creating an elaborate machine.

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Wed
28
Oct

Quality employees drive business, then and now

Ask almost any business owner or manager what their No. 1 resource is and you’ll get the same answer -- quality employees.
So much has changed in America’s workforce over the last several decades it’s hard to even compare, but there is that one constant. No matter what the end product may be, what era of technology is involved  or how many zeroes are posted in the annual sales report, having talented, trustworthy people on the payroll is the key to long-term success.

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Wed
28
Oct

Furse inducted into Nebraska Journalism Hall of Fame

Former Aurora News-Register owner and publisher Ronald “Butch” Furse was inducted into the Nebraska Journalism Hall of Fame Friday in Lincoln.
The award recognizes distinguished journalists who have made significant contributions to print, their communities, the state or nation.

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Wed
28
Oct

Nebraska speaker to help celebrate Foundation anniversary

The Hamilton Community Foundation is celebrating its 50-year anniversary with a feature presentation from Jack Hoffman's father, Andy Hoffman, on Nov. 15.
The appearance was made possible by the efforts of executive secretary/treasurer of the Hamilton County Foundation Syd Widga, as well as Barry and Tyler Carlson with MidAmerica Speakers Bureau out of Central City.

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Tue
27
Oct

Bat cleanup to be done in courthouse attic in November

After a few bats made their way down into the courthouse this summer, commissioners approved a bid from Orkin at Monday’s meeting to begin clean-up of the bat problem.
Corey Nelson, branch manger of Orkin in Grand Island, came to discuss options with Hamilton County commissioners, giving the board bids for clean-up and removal.

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