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09
Mar

Two men charged in murder conspiracy

Two Nebraska men, one from Aurora and one from Bradshaw, were arrested Feb. 29 in what is being investigated as a murder-for-hire scheme.
The Nebraska State Patrol said Robert S. Honken, 37, of Aurora tried to hire a hit man to kill his estranged wife.
“Complaints have been filed in the county court on Derrick Shirley and Robert Honken,” prosecuting attorney Ross Luzum said Monday.

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Wed
09
Mar

Ambulance, Extension staffs short-handed

The ambulance department and Extension office gave updates at the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners meeting Monday stating that both are operating short-handed.
“We have four actual paramedics on the roster, one is out with a broken foot right now, so we have three, which gives us one per shift,” said ambulance director Mark Kubik.
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Wed
09
Mar

Animal theft, neglect charges involve Hamilton County owners

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A Chapman man faces felony charges in Custer County of theft as well as animal cruelty and neglect for his alleged lack of care given to animals owned by Hamilton County residents.
Zackery R. Husmann, 31, was bound over to district court in Broken Bow on Feb. 29 and now awaits court appearance on March 31.

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Wed
09
Mar

They call themselves ‘The A-Team’

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When people mention the term A-Team a flood of 1980s television memories come to the forefront for most where a vigilante military group became soldiers of fortune in their pursuit to clear their scapegoat tarnished names. If the term is used at Aurora’s Plainsman Museum, a similar yet extremely different group comes to mind, a group that keeps the facility working in pristine condition, never making a penny doing it.

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09
Mar

Bringing the past to life at Aurora Middle School

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A blast from the past.
For the 10th year, Aurora seventh grade students will participate in People of the Past projects and are busy preparing for POP night March 17 at the school from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. In its previous nine years, the POP has raised almost $19,000 for charity.

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Wed
09
Mar

Three more filings for 2016 elections

As the non-incumbent deadline for the primary election in May has come and gone, spots still remain available on several boards throughout the county.

The primary election will be held on May 10. Village board and school board candidates will not be on the primary ballot, unless there are enough filings that need to be narrowed down, so the filing deadline for incumbents for the general election, which will be held on Nov. 8, is July 15 by 5 p.m., and for non-incumbents the deadline is Aug. 1 by 5 p.m. All filings are done in the county clerk’s office.

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Wed
02
Mar

Voters to decide Hampton school issue May 10

The Hampton School Board voted Monday to let patrons decide how to address the district’s facility needs, passing a resolution to ask a two-part question in a May 10 special election.
After months of studying the issues and various options, the board was unanimous in its support of a proposal to address the status of an aging elementary school, while also letting voters weigh in on a second proposal involving a new competition gymnasium.

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Wed
02
Mar

City identifies spot for new water well

The location of a new city water well has been determined after a successful test brought back positive readings and results.
“The plans and specs will be sent over to the state’s Department of Health to see if they meet the state of Nebraska standards,” explained city administrator Rick Melcher.

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02
Mar

County OKs 1, 6-year road plan

The majority of Monday’s county board agenda was focused on the highway department as a public hearing was held to approve the one and six year road improvement plan.
“I will be straight forward with you, I kept it simple this year just for the fact I want to be able to get a feel for the county,” highway superintendent K.C. Pawling said.

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02
Mar

Parents bring extra energy to Hawk Nation

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Hawk Nation took its game to a higher level this basketball season.
Dressed in loud purple and gold attire, accented with accessories designed to boost the energy and crank up the fun dial, several Hampton fans made their presence known, both to their beloved Hawks as well as opposing teams.
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