News

Tue
26
Aug

Giltner school board gets test results presentation

The Giltner school board was presented findings Aug. 18 by three of its teachers who have created and followed student testing data within the school district. To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.
 

Tue
26
Aug

Roe Answers Challenge

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Roe Chevrolet employee Todd Jensen answered an ice-bucket challenge from his friend Tyler Snyder for ALS Awareness Thursday afternoon. Before he was drenched by Chawntiel Green, Roe Chevrolet donated $100 to an ALS foundation and Jensen challenged other GM dealerships to the challenge. Go to the auroranewsregister.com to view a video of Hampton coaches and players taking their own Ice Bucket Challenge.
 

Wed
20
Aug

County’s valuation up 27.3%

The valuation of property in Hamilton County rose by more than 20 percent for the second consecutive year, with the 2014 total adding up, officially, to $2.82 billion.
That’s an increase of $603.24 million, or 27.3 percent, over last year’s record total. The 2013 valuation came in a $2.21 billion, a 21.2 percent increase over the previous year.

Wed
20
Aug

City council begins budget review

City officials began a detailed review last week of the 2015 budget with a goal of paying back enterprise funds depleted last year to help pay for the new aquatic center.
City administrator Marlan Ferguson offered a broad overview of the preliminary department by department proposals, as well as some of the factors council members will have to consider before adopting the final budget.
 

Wed
20
Aug

First day of school

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Ashli Huenefeld shows her new kindergarten class the ropes on the first day of school Friday. Students pictured, from left, are Audree Hasselbring, Colten Nachtigal, Ian Glinsmann, Madeline Huls and Violet Carstensen.

Wed
20
Aug

‘I’ve been in denial, until now’

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Chances are when you see Nikki Collazo, she will be making a joke, or just laughing with a huge contagious smile, forcing everyone she’s with to do the same.
She does all this while facing a very real and dangerous struggle every day -- Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease.
 

Wed
20
Aug

New director of Bremer Center looks to improve facility

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The Bremer Community Center is under new command as Monica Crowe has been named as director.
Crowe takes over for Lisa Beed as director of the community-based activities center.
Before she came to Aurora, Crowe was the executive director of the Furnas-Harlan Partnership, an economic development group for Furnas and Harlan counties.
 

Wed
20
Aug

Committee proposes a new building at the fairgrounds

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A committee that was recently formed includes individuals closely involved in the Hamilton County Ag Society, 4-H or FFA and they have one goal -- to build a new building at the fairgrounds.
“The beef barns that are on the fairgrounds have served their purpose,” committee member Kelly Kliewer said. “This all started with wanting to upgrade the facility for the beef animals.”
 

Wed
20
Aug

Ambulance department gets the go ahead to get bids for a new rig

Mark Kubik, assistant director at Hamilton County Ambulance Services, presented his extensive research on what the county’s options are for a new ambulance.
One of the options he looked into was getting the county a van ambulance. After looking into the vehicle and trying to find an ambulance department in the state of Nebraska which owns one, Kubik  said he doesn’t feel comfortable going forward with the purchase of a van ambulance.
 

Wed
20
Aug

Hamilton, NebraskaLink provide fiber to GI

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Hamilton Telecommunications and NebraskaLink, two Nebraska-based technology and telecommunications providers, have announced an expansion of their combined fiber optic infrastructure throughout the city of Grand Island.
Hamilton and NebraskaLink have buried a combined 46 miles of fiber within the Grand Island city limits available for business and enterprise broadband access needs. This includes fiber located along the major outlying roads of Hwy 34, Hwy 281, Central Community College and Gunbarrel, as well as along many of Grand Island’s industrial and business-developed streets.
 

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