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Tue
04
Sep

Preferred Popcorn celebrates 20 years

Preferred Popcorn founders celebrated 20 years of success Thursday, thanking state and local partners for supporting a vision that has led to continued, global growth. Speaking to a crowd of approximately 150 guests, including customers from five different countries, company president Norm Krug recalled what some considered a risky decision in 1997 to purchase a vacant production facility near Chapman.

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Tue
04
Sep

MCHI to begin offering hypnobirthing classes

Hypnobirthing is taking storm in the medical field as a new and innovative way to reduce the pain and discomfort associated with childbirth.
Aurora’s own Memorial Hospital is now home to these classes and staff members had a good deal to say about the new pain control method. For a detailed story, see this week's print or e-editions.

 

Tue
04
Sep

Airport runway closed

Demolition of the 4,300-foot runway at Aurora Municipal Airport is expected to begin this week, prompting a several month closure of the local airport to general air traffic other than helicopters. See this week's print or e-edition for complete report.

Tue
04
Sep

County schools utilize Nebraska ChildFind

Quietly working behind the scenes at all four of the Hamilton County school districts is Nebraska ChildFind, a state program being adopted by schools to provide information to parents, staff and various services regarding the development of children and special education resources. See print or e-edition for full story.

 

Tue
04
Sep

Tech center full of possibilities

Aurora High School is now home to a state of the art technology center, which was completed over the summer and opened just in time for students to return to school. See ANR for complete story.

 

Tue
04
Sep

Rainy Nebraska State Fair comes to a close

The Nebraska State Fair has come and gone, with much fanfare and excitement for all those in attendance. With acres of food, games, rides and other vendors only so many miles from Hamilton County, it is to no surprise that it was well attended by area residents. To read complete story, see this week's print or e-editions.

 

Wed
29
Aug

County asked to consider all-mail election proposal

Hamilton County commissioners were approach Monday by County Clerk Jill DeMers with a request to convert the county to an all-mail election system for the upcoming November elections.
DeMers stated that currently, precincts one through six in Hamilton County are all-mail -- meaning residents receive their ballots via mail to then fill out and return within a certain window. DeMers requested that precincts seven through 11 be added to the all-mail process. This change would include the portion of Hamilton County that currently sits within the Central City school district.

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

 

Wed
29
Aug

Criteria listed for EMS talks

Included in Monday’s Hamilton County Board of Commissioner’s meeting was discussion regarding the commissioner’s EMS negotiation criteria.
Board Chairman Rich Nelson stated that the county is prepared to continue EMS services after Oct. 1, for however long it takes until a decision is made regarding future services.

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Wed
29
Aug

Input sought on comprehensive plan

Efforts to update a comprehensive zoning plan which dates back to 1971 are nearing a rough draft stage, meaning planners will soon be gathering input on maps, policies and zoning regulations which could ultimately determine how Hamilton County deals with issues including wind turbines and rural residential housing development.

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

 

Wed
29
Aug

Forum rolls out Blueprint NE plan

The Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry took its first step toward developing a statewide plan for long-term economic growth Monday in Aurora, comparing Blueprint Nebraska’s mission to that of new Husker football coach Scott Frost.
 “Nebraska can compete and win again,” Bryan Sloan told a group of 40 business and community leaders at the Bremer Center.

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