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Wed
16
May

Krug touches on integrity, boldness at National Day of Prayer Breakfast

Sam Krug, general manager and director of spiritual formation at Preferred Popcorn, spoke to a National Day of Prayer crowd of nearly 100 at The Leadership Center May 3 about what it will take to bring unity back to America.
Krug spent 20 years in Christian education, expecting God to send him to Africa, the ghetto or somewhere else desperately in need of the gospel, but he and his wife Laura found instead that God wanted them to move back to Chapman and work for the family business.

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Wed
16
May

Aurora firefighters bring valuable lessons home from Indianapolis

The day after returning from a firefighter’s training conference in Indianapolis where they learned the latest emergency extraction techniques, Aurora fire crews were putting that new knowledge to use at the scene of a 22-vehicle pileup on Interstate 80.
Jeff Schneider, a captain on the Aurora Volunteer Fire Department and one of four local crew members to attend this year’s Fire Department Instructor’s Course, said that kind of hands-on, high-level training is invaluable.

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Wed
16
May

City council OKs plans for several community celebrations

The Aurora City Council approved requests last week for several events tied to community celebrations and also learned about a new Bands on the Bricks series expected to debut in July.
Councilman Paul Lackore announced during committee reports that the Parks and Recreation Committee has been working with the new Aurora Chamber of Commerce Board regarding details of a six-week series of concerts set to begin July 6.

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Wed
16
May

A blueprint for Nebraska

A group of Nebraska leaders representing business, agriculture, government and higher education announced Friday the formation of Blueprint Nebraska, a statewide coalition that will develop a plan for economic growth, competitiveness and prosperity as Nebraska looks to its next 150 years and beyond.
Aurora native Jayne Mann Smith, one of the project’s steering committee members, said she is excited to be part of the process.
“I think it’s going to be a very eye-opening project,” she said. “It will be interesting to see how much we all have in common from east to west, rural to urban.”

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Wed
16
May

Council learns of plans for alternative EMS solution

Gerry Picek informed the Aurora City Council last week of his plans to help lead a newly formed, private entity working to offer a possible solution for local ownership and management of a countywide ALS ambulance service.
While applauding the city for looking into a fire-based ambulance solution, Picek said the goal of Neighbors Helping Neighbors is to maintain the high level of ambulance service Hamilton County has enjoyed for years, but at a lower cost.

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Wed
16
May

High Plains tips hat to seniors

Three communities came together as one Saturday at High Plains as they welcomed another group of alumni into the fraternity.
The Class of 2018 gathered together one last time to share a few laughs, tears and reminisce on their time as the Storm.
Twenty-two High Plains seniors were honored Saturday and received their diplomas.

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Thu
10
May

ANR to delay printing

Due to Tuesday’s primary election, the News-Register will delay printing next week’s edition in order to provide timely election coverage
Papers will be mailed on the regular schedule, though copies of the May 16 edition will not be in the racks until 8 Wednesday morning.
Hamilton County Clerk Jill DeMers noted that the polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. She also invited area citizens to log on to the county’s website -- www.co.hamilton.ne.us -- for timely election results.

Wed
09
May

Go Big Give drive raises $669,000 for nonprofits

The Heartland United Way and Grand Island Community Foundation hosted the fifth annual Go Big Give event Thursday raising more than $669,000 for local nonprofits.
The Go Big Give team had set a goal of $555,000 for the day and the 2017 event raised more than $603,000. Go Big Give is a 24-hour online giving event where anyone can be a philanthropist by visiting GoBigGive.org. Each gift grew with match-pool funds and incentive prizes.

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Wed
09
May

Wilson retires at Crossroads Court

Helping people in need find housing in Aurora has been a calling for Sally Wilson. For more than 37 years she has impacted lives in a positive way as manager of the Crossroads Court, though she came to the end of that road April 30.
“It just makes me feel wonderful to help people who really need it and I’m sad to step away, but it’s time,” Wilson said in her final week on the job before retiring.

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Wed
09
May

Rotary Club collects hazardous waste

Approximately 8,000-10,000 pounds of household hazardous waste was collected April 28 in a project coordinated by the Aurora Rotary Club.
Club members manned drop-off stations at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds throughout the morning, separating paint, pesticides and herbicides, aerosol cans and computer parts for proper disposal.

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