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Wed
25
May

Commissioners adopt new rules for public participation

Chairman John Thomas proposed a document with rules and regulations for governing public participation at meetings and public hearings to the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners at Monday’s meeting.
The Nebraska revised statutes chapter 84, section 1412 states that due to the open meetings act the public has the right to attend and the right to speak at meetings of public bodies with the exception of closed sessions.

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Wed
25
May

High altitude balloons make 80-plus mile trip

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It was a chilly morning, but never too cold to watch large balloons take flight at the Edgerton Explorit Center on May 14. The facility served as a launch pad for two high altitude balloons.
The balloon launches were arranged by Roger Hammond of Grand Island who is the operator of the Central Nebraska Near Space Program.

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Wed
25
May

Wilson named Eloe Award winner

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Aurora Public Schools teachers and administrators observed a great example of “academic and inspirational leadership in teaching,” when Aurora Elementary School’s 5th grade teacher, Amy Wilson, was presented with the 6th annual William C. and Delight M. Eloe Award for Inspirational Academic Leadership.
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Wed
18
May

Griffith chosen as treasurer

County commissioners appointed Joann ‘Jody’ Griffith as the new county treasurer Monday after interviewing two finalists for the job.
“We were very fortunate to have two qualified individuals, and the decision we had to make was difficult because you could almost call it a coin flip because of their qualifications, abilities and skills,” chairman John Thomas said.

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Wed
18
May

Manor board to make recommendation on facility’s future

The Hamilton Manor Board of Trustees will  meet May 25 at 6 p.m. in the Hamilton Manor chapel, hoping to ultimately end with a recommendation to the Hamilton County Commissioners regarding the future of the long-term care facility.
Manor board president Kirk Penner said there will be some new information discussed during the meeting, along with the pros and cons of each member’s reasonings for what they believe should happen.
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Wed
18
May

Husband, wife bring online ventures to downtown square

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Mitch and Sarah (Myers) Lyon could live anywhere they choose in today’s virtual world, yet the online entrepreneurs knew all along they wanted to come back home to Aurora.
And they have, in a big way.
The Husky alums purchased a building on the west side the square last fall, renovated the third floor apartment and are in the process of setting up office space for both of their online ventures.

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Wed
18
May

Farewell second graders

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“I love second graders because they are a little bit more independent than kindergarten and first graders, but they still think you know a lot and they still love you,” said Aurora Elementary School teacher Natalie Dick.
She has been teaching second graders in Aurora for the past 33 years and for her, second grade is the best.
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Wed
18
May

Making Aurora her Mayberry

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She never thought she would be a stay-at-home mom, let alone one who homeschools her children, but that is exactly what Shelley Carmichael does.
Carmichael has been homeschooling her four children, Vianna, Julia, Quinten and Ayeanna, for the past three years.

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Wed
18
May

Contractor chosen for new city fire hall project

The City of Aurora has ended the search for a contractor to work on the new fire hall expansion project after bids came in close to the estimated cost.
Herk's Welding won the bid after working with JEO Consulting to find the best way to reduce their initial bid of $333,520 to somewhere close to the estimated $263,600.

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Thu
12
May

Planners to review wind regulations

County planners are scheduled to review proposed regulations Tuesday, May 17, regarding the potential development of large scale wind turbine projects in Hamilton County.
Having discussed the concept since December, members of the Hamilton County Joint Planning Commission are now ready to review a revised set of regulations, which if approved would be passed on to the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners.

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