News

Wed
14
Jun

4R board discusses handbooks

The Aurora 4R School Board met Monday to discuss policy and handbook changes for the next school year.
Middle school principal Ken Thiele reported that the middle school will be changing the way honor roll recognition is approached. The new policy will hold students in sixth grade at a different standard, helping them become acclimated with the way assignments are expected and graded.

Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

Tue
13
Jun

Volunteers review strategic planning goals

Seven years after a community strategic plan was published in 2010 by the Aurora Area Chamber & Development, local volunteers met this spring to celebrate the successful accomplishments of several established goals, hoping as well to help prioritize strategies and objectives for the next three years.

To view a copy of the 2017 Strategic Plan Review, click the link below.

Strategic Plan

 

Wed
07
Jun

Town hall meetings set for plan update

Hamilton County, the city of Aurora and villages of Giltner, Hampton, Hordville, Marquette, Phillips and Stockham have started the process of updating the comprehensive plan, zoning and subdivision regulations.
The town hall meetings are meant for the public to participate in the process. Keith Marvin, with Marvin Planning Consultants of David City, is the planner hired to steer the process.

Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

 

Wed
07
Jun

Memories of Phillips from John D. Meyer

Like many of the towns in Hamilton County, Phillips has a wide variety of people who have called the place home during over its 130-year existence.
Finding a direct account of someone growing up during those early times isn’t easy to come across, but a man by the name of John D. Meyer took the time to write down some of the things he remembers after moving to the area during the beginning of the 20th century.

Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

 

Wed
07
Jun

County board hears budget, department updates

Sheriff Kirk Handrup came before the county board Monday morning to give his budget update, explaining that there are currently shortfalls in the jail portion of his spending plan.
However, Handrup reported that if he can average out the sheriff budget with the budget on the jail side, he should be okay for the year.

Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

 

Wed
07
Jun

Library kicks off summer reading program

Article Image Alt Text

The Alice M. Farr Library’s summer reading program kicked off Monday with the magical entertainment of Theron Milo, followed by the first storytime of the month on Tuesday.
Library director Jan Thomsen is excited about the new year of summer reading with all of the young minds in and around Hamilton County.

Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

 

Wed
07
Jun

Former Auroran’s faith comes alive in ‘Remarkable Faith’

Individual faiths around the world each have their fair share of inspirational stories derived from various scriptures, generally having a few that people overlook or take their special message for granted. For Shauna Letellier, writing a book was an opportunity to not only give back to her faith, but to give others a clearer picture of the stories she feels get passed over time and time again.

Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

 

Mon
05
Jun

Can-Care-A-Van event Tuesday

The 30th annual Channel 10/11-Nebraska News Can Care-a-Van will be at the Hamilton County Food Pantry Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This will be its 13th year for the local food pantry hosting the drive, which is sponsored by channels 10/11 and NBC Nebraska. The program will travel to 13 communities to help raise funds and food donations for the local food pantries with a 2017 goal of 10,000 pounds.
All donations of food and cash ($1 equals two pounds of food) are welcome and needed so that the food pantry may serve needy families in Hamilton County.
The annual “Spirit Award” will be announced mid-morning during the 10/11 noon news. KOLN/KGIN station personalities and statewide coordinator Sarah Blan will there to help celebrate the event.
Please send mailed donations to P.O. Box 7, Aurora, NE 68818 or call Kathy Ramsour (402) 694-2325 or Judy Werth (402) 725-3528 for more information.

Mon
05
Jun

Town hall meetings set for comprehensive plan update

Hamilton County and the villages of Giltner, Hampton, Hordville, Marquette, Phillips and Stockham have started the process of updating of the comprehensive plan, zoning, and subdivision regulations.
The town hall meetings are meant for the public to participate in the process. Keith Marvin, with Marvin Planning Consultants of David City, is the planner hired to steer the process.
“These meetings are a chance for the public to give input on what they like or don’t like about where they live and to give input on how they want to see the county and villages develop for the future,” said Hamilton County Zoning Administrator Scott Stuhr.  
“This plan is a community plan and the citizens need to have input in the process,” Varvin added. “It is the citizen’s plan and their input is crucial.”  

Wed
31
May

Sen. Friesen: Coalition forming to force property tax relief action

Disappointed with the Legislature’s ability to address property tax issues, Dist. 34 Sen. Curt Friesen and several of his colleagues are already working on a plan to let voters weigh in on a constitutional amendment approach to a complex issue.
The Henderson senator was one of several lawmakers who attended a press conference last week shortly after this year’s 90-day session concluded, sending a message that property tax relief should be a priority issue. Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

 

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - News