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Wed
16
Aug

Leadership Center prepares to entertain crowd of locals, visitors

The Leadership Center is hosting a big event Monday as the solar eclipse passes overhead. People from as far as British Columbia, Canada and Mexico are making their way towards Aurora to see the spectacle. The staff at The Leadership Center and the Edgerton Explorit Center have paired up to make the viewing as positive as possible for community members and visitors.

Wed
16
Aug

Nuisance abatement in Phillips almost completed

A year after the first notices went out, nuisance abatement procedures in Phillips are beginning to reach completion as multiple residents have finished repairing the city code violations found within the confines of their properties.
On Aug. 8, a majority of the remaining nuisance abatement properties were on the schedule to be reviewed and many were given a final month to clean up their locations.

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

Wed
16
Aug

Rain or shine, Hampton prepared to host solar eclipse event Monday

Whether Monday brings rain or shine, cloud cover or clear blue skies, the eclipse show will go on in Hampton.

Wed
16
Aug

Nitrate violation will keep drinking well shut off

A nitrate violation in one of Aurora’s city drinking wells last week will keep the well out of commission until further tests are completed.
The violation came after a recent quarterly sample taken from one of Aurora’s five wells reported an average concentration of nitrates at 10.7 milligrams per liter (mg/L) , which is higher than the allowable standard of 10 mg/L.
The violation warning included notification to pregnant women, nursing mothers and infants to avoid water from the city’s water system, while adults and children older than six months were advised it is okay to drink the water.

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

 

Wed
16
Aug

Lenz ready for challenge in smaller Class D atmosphere

Stuart Lenz has always put 100 percent effort and drive into his goals and passions. That won’t change with the newest change of scenery in his life.
Lenz was hired to take over as superintendent and principal of Giltner Public Schools earlier in the year and effectively took over the positions July 1.
“I’m excited for the job to get going and get the kids in the building,” he said. “The community has been great about supporting the school and we’re excited to be here.”

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Wed
16
Aug

Public hearing on city’s 1st Street paving plan set for Sept. 12

Aurora residents will have a chance to weigh in on a proposed 1st Street paving plan next month as a project talked about for years moves toward a public hearing and a final yes or no decision.
City officials continue to take necessary planning steps in order to figure out the cost of the project, both to adjacent land owners and the city itself. No new cost estimates were provided at the Aug. 8 Aurora City Council meeting, though the proposal did create several discussion points on the agenda.

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

 

Wed
16
Aug

Leadership Center prepares to entertain crowd of locals, visitors

The Leadership Center is hosting a big event Monday as the solar eclipse passes overhead. People from as far as British Columbia, Canada and Mexico are making their way towards Aurora to see the spectacle. The staff at The Leadership Center and the Edgerton Explorit Center have paired up to make the viewing as positive as possible for community members and visitors.
Dan Glomski of the Edgerton Center is going to be leading people through the eclipse. Since this will likely be the first total solar eclipse that most of the viewers have been able to witness, he will be making announcements throughout the event.

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

 

Wed
16
Aug

Nuisance abatement in Phillips almost completed

A year after the first notices went out, nuisance abatement procedures in Phillips are beginning to reach completion as multiple residents have finished repairing the city code violations found within the confines of their properties.
On Aug. 8, a majority of the remaining nuisance abatement properties were on the schedule to be reviewed and many were given a final month to clean up their locations.

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

Wed
16
Aug

Rain or shine, Hampton prepared to host solar eclipse event Monday

Whether Monday brings rain or shine, cloud cover or clear blue skies, the eclipse show will go on in Hampton.
Event organizer Karen Bamesberger said she is watching the weather forecast closely, as are a lot of people with eclipse-related plans, though she is optimistic that the crowd size, and the overall experience, will be strong in Hampton.

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

 

Mon
14
Aug

Nitrate violation will keep city well off

A nitrate violation in one of Aurora’s city drinking wells last week will keep the well out of commission until further tests are completed.
The violation came after a recent quarterly sample taken from one of Aurora’s five wells reported an average concentration of nitrates at 10.7 milligrams per liter (mg/L) , which is higher than the standard of 10 mg/L.
The violation warning included notification to pregnant women, nursing mothers and infants to avoid water from the Aurora system, while adults and children older than six months were still okay to drink the water.
All four of the other wells landed within the suggested range of nitrate levels. Even though they have turned the guilty pump off, those worried about any water drank before the nitrate discovery should know that the city’s five wells work together so any contaminated water was diluted with the qualified water in the other wells.

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