News

Tue
06
Nov

Toast to Holidays planned for Thursday

Up next for the residents of Aurora is an event titled “A Toast to the Holidays.”
According to Michelle Small, the Thursday event is a warm and fuzzy way for local retailers and other businesses to show off just what they’ve got coming up -- whether it is new merchandise or decor -- for the quickly approaching holiday season.
A Toast to the Holidays is set to include a special kickoff Christmas lights lighting event and an evening of shopping until 8 p.m.

Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

 

Tue
06
Nov

Hold the press, it's election day

ANR readers are reminded that we are holding the press this week in order to provide timely election coverage. Papers will be in local racks early Wednesday morning and at the post office as usual Wednesday for mail subscribers. The e-edition should be availble by 8 a.m. as well.

BE SURE TO VOTE!

Wed
31
Oct

Kremer targeted in local recall effort

A former member of the Hamilton County Ambulance Department is launching a recall effort against Gregg Kremer based upon concerns that the county commissioner “no longer represents us, but rather private interests.”
Tanner Greenough, an Aurora native who worked for the county’s EMS service until taking a similar job with the Grand Island Fire Department in 2015, filed a recall affidavit at the courthouse Oct. 15. Hamilton County Clerk Jill DeMers reported that Kremer has 20 business days to file a rebuttal response once he received the document.

Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

 

Wed
31
Oct

Progress reported on EMS issue

City and county officials took a significant step forward Monday by agreeing to focus on five key negotiating points in hopes of finding a joint solution to provide countywide ambulance service.
Aurora Mayor Dave Long and Hamilton County Board Chairman Rich Nelson sat down for a joint News-Register interview Monday afternoon, shortly after a negotiations committee meeting which also involved City Administrator Rick Melcher and Commissioner Becky Richter. All four have been meeting in recent weeks to discuss the ambulance issue, though none of those meetings ended with quite the same spirit of cooperation.

Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

 

Wed
31
Oct

Commissioners receive news on Manor abatement

Monday’s Hamilton County Board of Commissioners meeting saw Planning and Zoning Administrator Scott Stuhr approach the board regarding necessary updates to the abatement process of the Hamilton County Manor.
According to Stuhr, the contractor approached him with news that there was more asbestos materials -- in this case vermiculite -- located in many parts of the brick walls and floors at the Manor.
“Currently we knew that the 1967 addition has a lot of issues with the adding of vermiculite in the core of the block walls,” Stuhr reported.

Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
31
Oct

Ambulance staff urge city to go with EMS

Members of the county’s ambulance staff pleaded with city leaders last week to take action and launch a new fire-based EMS service as soon as possible, reporting that it is becoming increasingly difficult to provide quality service due to uncertainties which have prompted staff members to resign.
Matt Hedge and DJ Adams, members of the Hamilton County Ambulance staff, said they have made no secret of their support for the city’s fire-based EMS system and feel the decision to move forward can wait no longer.

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Wed
31
Oct

United Way partners play big role in area

Hamilton County resident Dylan didn’t know what to expect when joining the Big Bothers Big Sisters (BBBS) program, but almost a year into it he has discovered that not only does it benefit the littles, it also benefits the bigs -- in a big way.
“BBBS of central Nebraska is an agency that is all about the potential of youth,” said BBBS Executive Director Brenna Poindexter.

Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
31
Oct

What to know as the 2018 hunting season approaches for area hunters

Hunting season in Hamilton County is officially underway for those looking to chase down pheasant, quail and partridge. Other seasons are set to begin Nov. 1.
“The pheasant population that we have seen out here has been up,” said Duane Katt, owner of Katt Guns. “It should give people some good hunting.

Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
31
Oct

City purchases used ambulance, waiting for decision

City leaders announced last week that they are still waiting to hear from the county board regarding a decision on who will run the countywide ambulance service, reporting that the lack of a response prompted a decision to purchase a used ambulance in case it is needed.
Mayor Dave Long addressed the issue during the Oct. 23 Aurora City Council meeting, noting that the city has revised its expectation and is now hoping for participation from the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners, rather than a partnership. Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

 

Thu
25
Oct

Aurora volleyball draws No. 3 seed in districts

Aurora drew the No. 3 seed in B-6 district volleyball and will face off against GINW Tuesday, Oct. 30, at Hastings High School. Game time is set for 5:45 p.m.  The winner will advance to play the winner of the Hastings/York match that same night at 7:30 p.m.

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