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Wed
30
Mar

New building for Aurora Fire Department in the works

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The Aurora Fire Department will be adding an addition to its facilities before the year is over as the city council is ready to accept bids for a new building.
“We’ve been crowded for space for many years now and the addition of the ladder truck has increased that need,” explained city administrator Rick Melcher.

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Tue
29
Mar

Murder for hire case bound over to district court

A preliminary hearing was held at the Hamilton County Courthouse today, with more than 15 people in attendance, for Robert S. Honken on the charges of conspiracy to commit murder. Sargent Ryan Phinney was the only witness to testify at this hearing, disclosing details about the undercover sting which resulted in Honken's arrest. County court Judge Linda Caster Senff bound over two counts of conspiracy to commit murder to the district court. Deputy county attorney Benjamin Dennis presented sufficient evident that pointed to two separate charges needing to be filed for two separate attempts by Honken to have his wife murdered. See next week's edition for further details of the hearing.

Wed
23
Mar

Wind project proposed

The Hamilton County Joint Planning Commission continued drafting rough draft regulations last week which if approved could open the door for wind energy turbines to be constructed in the county.
Planners have been discussing the pros and cons of wind energy since December in response to a proposal by Bluestem Energy Solutions, an Omaha-based company involved with numerous wind and solar energy projects throughout Nebraska.

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Wed
23
Mar

Manor closing memory care unit

After the Hamilton Manor Board of Trustees made a decision at the February meeting to close the Memory Care Unit wing and integrate those residents into the general public, work is being done at the facility to insure those individuals’ safety.

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Wed
23
Mar

Meetings planned on Hampton bond vote

A community-based group has been formed to take a lead role in coordinating educational meetings designed to share information leading up to the May 10 vote on the Hampton Public School bond proposal.
The new group calls itself Building Hawk PRIDE, which stands for Patrons Respectfully Interested in Developing Education.

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Wed
23
Mar

Be ‘Weather-Ready’

While the storm clouds have already made mini appearances across the sky this month, more is yet to come as severe weather season is quickly approaching.
Severe weather awareness week in Nebraska runs from March 21-25 with a tornado siren test day on March 24 at 10 a.m.

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Wed
23
Mar

Former Spartan shares life story

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Aurora middle and elementary school students got an opportunity to hear a speech about dealing with autism and the challenges it brings from former Michigan State basketball player, Anthony Ianni.
“You guys are looking at the first ever Division I college basketball player in NCAA history that was diagnosed with autism. I'm very proud of that,” Ianni told the audience on March 8.

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Wed
23
Mar

Tri-Community Foundation event raises $30,000

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The Tri-Community Foundation held its inaugural and soon to be annual fundraiser Saturday with impressive results. The event was brought together by the foundation in an effort to accumulate initial funds into the recently developed organization.
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Tue
22
Mar

Wind project proposed in county

The Hamilton County Joint Planning Commission continued drafting rough draft regulations last week which if approved could open the door for wind energy turbines to be constructed in the county.
Planners have been discussing the pros and cons of wind energy since December in response to a proposal by Bluestem Energy Solutions, an Omaha-based company involved with numerous wind and solar energy projects throughout Nebraska. Bluestem has already contracted with Southern Power District to sell energy generated by four, 270-foot turbines proposed on a site southwest of Aurora near Interstate 80. For more details, see this week's print or e-editions.
 

Wed
16
Mar

Friesen Ford rolling out the red carpet

Aurora’s upgraded front door at the Interstate 80 exchange is now fully functional with the debut of the new Friesen Ford dealership.
Though the doors opened for business in October, owner Jason Friesen said at that time there were lots of details to iron out before a grand opening was scheduled. That time has come, as the dealership will roll out the red carpet Saturday for a formal grand opening celebration from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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