News

Wed
10
Jun

Giltner Community Center to close for updates

The Giltner Community Center will be closed from June 15 until July 3 for minor upkeep, which was a topic of discussion at the Village Board Meeting Monday.
The work will begin Monday and wrap up just before the July 4 holiday.

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Wed
10
Jun

Hampton school to offer community wellness center

The Hampton School Board approved the purchase of a key-card access system Monday, opening the door for public use of a fitness area that will soon be available as a community wellness center.
Principal Tim Huls reported that the existing weight room is full of equipment handed down from previous years, and in talking with school and community leaders he sensed an opportunity to raise the bar.

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Wed
03
Jun

Lesiak’s career starts and ends in the same classroom

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When Kelly Lesiak first started teaching at Clarks Public School, she never imagined that the first teaching job she took would end up being her last.
Lesiak graduating high school from Grand Island Senior High and always wanted to end up back in Grand Island teaching after attending college at Kearney State.

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Wed
03
Jun

Commissioners discuss funding for approved LEC project

Funding for the Law Enforcement Center project was an item on the agenda at Monday’s Hamilton County Board of Commissioner meeting.
Commissioner John Thomas provided information on different bond issue scenarios and estimates. The estimates were based on last year’s assessed valuation of $2.8 million.

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Wed
03
Jun

Kerry Chiropractic opens practice in Aurora

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A goal that Dr. Kerry Rodocker-Wiarda has had for years has finally come to fruition.
Kerry Chiropractic opened on the square in March of this year, and it is something that didn’t come easily or quickly.

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Wed
27
May

Gilson ends longtime career as FCS teacher

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Even though she has been in the same classroom for 37 years, family and consumer science teacher Linda Gilson can’t say she started and finished her career at High Plains Community High School.

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Wed
27
May

Giltner classmates mark 80th class reunion

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Once a Hornet, always a Hornet.
Pauline (Bish) Torgerson and Myron Omel walked across the stage as Giltner graduates 80 years ago this month, and both will proudly return to their alma mater Friday for the school’s annual alumni banquet. The two have remained friends throughout their lives, and now, ironically, share the same address as they live just a floor apart at East Park Villa in Aurora.

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Wed
20
May

Plainsman featured in NPR podcast

Plainsman Museum director Megan Sharp didn’t know exactly what to expect after a group of travel writers came to tour the museum on March 25.
“You never know for sure if these people are going to write about you or not,” she said. “You show them what you have and you hope they say something nice about your facility.”

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Wed
20
May

Commissioners discuss employee wage and budget increases for 2015-16

With budget time nearly upon them, commissioners held a discussion on what employee wage raises will look like for the 2015-16 year. Elected officials and department heads are eager to begin putting their budgets together and the wage increase is a huge factor in that process.

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Wed
13
May

Giltner votes no to Nebraska Christian

The Giltner Public School Board met on Monday evening voting on a variety of topics.
The board voted no to the request from Nebraska Lutheran to enter into the Crossroads Conference. For the full story, see this week's News-Register.

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