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Wed
27
Jul

Local native finishes book based in Aurora

When someone has the ability to look back on what they have accomplished in life and crack a smile, there’s a good chance that person has a journey worth telling. It’s an even bigger accomplishment when that happiness stems from something they do for a living.
Jeff Ross is one of those individuals who has the ability to make his work fun and interesting, not only for himself, but for the whole world to share.

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Wed
27
Jul

National Night Out set for Aug. 2

It’s been a standing tradition in Aurora for more than a decade and continues this year.
The Aurora Police Department will once again be hosting National Night Out Aug. 2 with several block parties scheduled to take place.

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Wed
27
Jul

Omel shares experience with cancer

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Dr. Jim Omel shared his expertise on the subject of multiple myeloma to residents at East Park Villa July 14.
Omel's speech showed research and statistics not only on the specific type he was addressing, but the process in which cancer takes to form in the body.
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Thu
21
Jul

Accident near I-80 exchange

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Two-vehicle accident Thursday at Aurora I-80 exchange causes damage, no major injuries.

Wed
20
Jul

Alert helps locate missing Aurora girl

A 10-year-old Aurora girl was found within hours of being reported missing Sunday, thanks to an automated alert system that sent a pre-recorded message out to more than 600 local residents.
Sgt. Chad Mertz with the Aurora Police Department confirmed Monday that a tip from that Sunday evening phone alert helped locate the missing girl.
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Wed
20
Jul

County seeks apps for planning, zoning

After holding a lengthy executive session, the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners voted to seek applications for a full-time planning, zoning and floodplain administrator.
Scott Stuhr is currently in the position, having signed on as an independent contractor in January. Previously, highway office manager Corina Kuta filled the position.

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Wed
20
Jul

City’s curfew rule revised

Aurora's curfew ordinance for minors has been revised to allow those who are 16 and older to be outside of the established guidelines.
The policy was updated a few years ago clarifying that anyone under the age of 17 would not be allowed to remain in a public place between the hours of 10 p.m and 5 a.m. on any day.
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Wed
20
Jul

Honken pleads not guilty in murder-for-hire case

An Aurora man charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit first degree murder pleaded not guilty in district court Friday and now awaits a jury trial scheduled for November.
Rob Honken appeared in orange, prison-issue coveralls and showed no emotion as Rachel Daugherty, District 5 Hamilton County district judge, explained the options facing the suspect accused in a murder-for-hire case. Given the options of guilty, not guilty or no contest, Honken, through his attorney, Charles Brewster, informed the judge of his desire to plead not guilty on both counts.
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Wed
20
Jul

The Rude Band a highlight of county fair entertainment

The Rude Band will headline Saturday night’s entertainment at this year’s Hamilton County Fair, which is filled with a variety of activities throughout the four-day event for people of all ages.
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Wed
20
Jul

Aurora youths to perform in GI’s Annie, Jr. production

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Several Aurora students will take the stage this week for the Debut! Youth Theater Company’s production of ANNIE, Jr. in Grand Island.

ANNIE, Jr. will be performed at Westridge Middle School, located at 4111 W. 13th St., in Grand Island. Performances are scheduled for Friday at 2  and 7 p.m.; Saturday at 7 p.m.; and Sunday at 2 p.m.

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