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Wed
21
Jun

New police officer sworn in

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Aurora’s newest police officer, Jacob Metcalf, was sworn in June 13 in front of a small gathering of community members and his closest family.
Metcalf becomes the ninth member of the city police force after approval from the city council May 9 allowed the department to expand its staff.

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Wed
21
Jun

Healing through giving: Faith Moving Forward

A mud run will be held July 8 in honor of Sydnee Owens, a girl who’s name rings a bell in Hamilton County. Her story is one of a young girl who was battling Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma for 6-1/2 years, yet she was eager and driven to put others before herself. Her goal, inspired by her brothers who were adopted from Haiti, was to help people living in the third-world country have access to clean water.

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Wed
14
Jun

Severe storm tears through area

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A severe storm blew through Hamilton County Tuesday evening, leaving downed tree branches and people without power for some time. For more coverage on the storm, see the upcoming News-Register.

Wed
14
Jun

Hampton school joins ‘myoncore’ nutrition program

The Hampton School Board approved a contract Monday to have a registered dietitian help plan and track the school’s lunch program and also discussed the possibility of changing accreditation firms.
After considerable discussion, the board voted unanimously to adopt the “myoncore” school nutrition program, based on recommendations from Supt. Holly Herzberg and food service manager Lisa McNish.

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Wed
14
Jun

Phillips seeing results from abatement program

Nearly nine months after a dozen or more properties in Phillips were targeted for action by a nuisance abatement ordinance, the village is starting to see some visible progress.
On June 6, 10 of the properties were up for review on their abatement status as South Central Economic Development District (SCEDD) executive director Sharon Hueftle and village attorney Kent Rauert joined the board for a decision-making session.

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Wed
14
Jun

Can Care-A-Van pulls in donations

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In their time of leadership for the Hamilton County Food Pantry, not much caught Barb Johnson or Kathy Akerlund off guard. However, the 2017 edition and the 30th annual Can Care-A-Van did just that for both women. Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

 

Wed
14
Jun

Planners advance subdivision plan

An Aurora Planning Commission meeting June 7 drew a handful of citizens who wanted to hear what was being done on land north of the Lions Club ballfield, including potential plans for a proposed soccer facility that may be built there some day.

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Wed
14
Jun

Hampton board lists 5th Street home as potential nuisance

Hampton village leaders have contacted a local resident about concerns with the upkeep of his 5th Street residence, taking the first formal step in the village’s nuisance abatement program. Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

 

Wed
14
Jun

Phillips Fire Department eyes burn barrel safety

The Phillips Fire Department added two key updates to the village board’s agenda June 6 taking extra steps to ensure safety for the citizens they serve.
Phillips Fire Chief Jason Fry began by addressing the issue of burn barrel violations to the board, referencing many concerns he has come across in recent months.

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Wed
14
Jun

Hordville starts summer improvement plans

Hordville community leaders are using the summer to make a few improvements in the village after bids were accepted Monday for two new projects.

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