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Mar

A new era set to begin for Aurora athletics

When I first heard the news that soccer was going to become a varsity sport in Aurora, I had flash backs to when Bill Wofford and I coached our sons’ pee-wee team together down at Mitchell Field. About all we did back then was make sure kids got equal playing time, rub a bruised leg or two and line up who was next on the list to bring treats.
That was then. This is now.
Aurora’s brand new boys and girls soccer teams began practice on Monday, but will have no choice but to hit the road in their initial season this spring, because, as of the moment, they have no field to call home.
But first thing’s first. Getting a soccer program up and running may sound simple, but in reality, there is a lot on the list of things that need to get accomplished in order to make this season happen, the first game now just 15 days away.
Coaches Micayla Dunn and Madison Farris, both middle school teachers, told me they are excited to get started.

Wed
01
Mar

Giltner school board meets in closed session

The Giltner school board spent all of its time Feb. 22 in closed session to discuss and evaluate the performance of school district administrators.
A special meeting was held for school board members to also receive legal advice on the matter. The affected employees were notified that the board may evaluate their performance, and a public meeting was not requested.
The board entered closed session immediately after opening the meeting at 7 p.m. and remained behind closed doors until 8:42 p.m.

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Wed
01
Mar

Manhunt suspects remain in county jail

Two suspects remain behind bars in the Hamilton County Jail a week after leading law enforcement on a 17-hour manhunt.
Hamilton County Sheriff Kirk Handrup reported Monday that Jeremy Bromley, a 26-year-old from the Minneapolis area, and Drake Ross, age 22, of Laseuer, Minn., are still being held on bond. Bromley’s father drove to Aurora and claimed the pick-up truck which the two men had abandoned as the chase began. Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

 

Wed
01
Mar

Hampton Lutheran’s annual flower fundraiser enters its 10th year

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When it comes to original ideas to raise money, not many have had more success than Hampton Lutheran School as they celebrate their 10th year of a plant sale fundraiser which is set to kick off March 8.
Hampton Lutheran booster club president Shawna Vinkenberg has been part of the process ever since its inception a decade ago.

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Wed
01
Mar

County supervisors approve one, six-year road plans

County commissioners opened a public hearing Monday on the one- and six-year plans presented by highway superintendent K. C. Pawling.
The focus of the one-year plan is to fix as many bridges in the county as the department can with the money allocated. The bridges will be fixed with priority being placed on the sections that are in the greatest need for repairs, not the bridges with the most traffic.

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Wed
01
Mar

A healthy heart lends to a happy life

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Community members gathered at the Bremer Center for Thursday’s Lunch & Learn to understand more about heart disease, its symptoms, and ways to prevent it. Subway sandwiches were on the menu, which seemed fitting for the topic of the lunch hour.
Barb Voth R.N., a cardiac rehabilitation nurse and diabetic educator with Memorial Community Health, Inc., gave the presentation titled “A Healthy Heart: Nothing Beats it!” which was well received by all in attendance.

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Wed
22
Feb

Citizens help apprehend Minnesota suspects

Friday’s manhunt became all too personal in the blink of an eye for Kasey Wessels, who found himself face to face with two Minnesota men who had been hiding out in his garage.

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Wed
22
Feb

Police chase forces 4R, hospital into lockdown mode

Events on Friday prompted Aurora Public Schools and Memorial Community Hospital to initiate lockdown protocol.
According to Supt. Damon McDonald, lockdown procedures at Aurora Public Schools are implemented to ensure the safety of students and staff from intruders or incidents in the community.  

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Wed
22
Feb

Giltner resident saved by his canine friend

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Every dog owner understands the truth and sincerity of the phrase ‘man’s best friend’ whenever they are around their four-legged companions. Giltner resident Frank Detamore has gone a step further by getting a first hand life-saving experience of the well-known colloquialism in action.
“I’ve loved my dog ever since I got him, he’s kind of my buddy,” Detamore said. Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
22
Feb

Aurora grad receives honor in final year of teaching at Kearney

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Aurora native Sue Springer (Miller) has experienced a lifetime of accomplishments, but something she holds dear to her heart is her love of music and how it has shaped her career.
Springer and her family were quite well-known around Aurora while growing up as her parents, Harold and Norma Miller, were the owner’s of the local Coast-to-Coast hardware store, which was located where the movie theater is located today.

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