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Tue
09
Jul

Volunteers sought to help emergency vehicles on rural roads

Due to concern over the conditions of Hamilton County rural roads Commissioner Roger Nunnenkamp would like to gather a list of area farmers and individuals capable of assisting stranded emergency vehicles should the need arise. This request, not on behalf of the board of commissioners, comes after reported discussion with Hamilton County Sheriff Kirk Handrup.
“I’m looking to develop a list of farmers in the rural areas that have poor roads in their area, that know that their roads would be bad in case of another rain event, that would be available to pull ambulances and fire engines through,” he said.
These individuals would provide needed assistance with their own equipment. This compiled list of volunteers will be provided to emergency dispatchers, so that they may call listed individuals in the area of the issue to come and assist.

Tue
09
Jul

SOAR off and running

The first session for the Prairie Plains Resource Institute program, Summer Orientation About Rivers (SOAR) kicked off Monday. Pictured above Sarah Bailey (center) explains the science behind seeds to Grayson Oswald (left) and Shawn Morris. Campers cycle through indoor activities related to their morning outdoor adventure. SOAR will continue through Friday for this group of campers, then begin anew Monday with a second group of participants.

Wed
03
Jul

Early salute

It's beginning to look a lot like the Fourth of July on Mark Street, where small flags are already out on both sides of the street. Happy Birthday a day early, America.

Wed
03
Jul

Hawk visit

A large bird believed to be a Red-tailed Hawk soared the skies over an Aurora neighborhood July 2, swooping down at one point to snag a snake from the grass. The bird drew attention from much smaller Purple Martins, who were trying to protect their young.

Wed
03
Jul

Bands on the Bricks set to rock square

This weekend marks the kickoff event for the summer’s Bands on the Bricks series.
Those familiar with the event can expect the same family-friendly musical experience along with some exciting changes.
Concerts begin Friday and will continue every Friday until Aug. 9. They are scheduled from 6-9 p.m. on the square and are being organized by the Aurora Chamber of Commerce.

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Wed
03
Jul

Council restricts parking for subdivision, Melcher raise approved

The Aurora City Council responded to a request from concerned neighbors near Poco Creek Golf Course, passing an ordinance June 25 to prohibit parking on the north side of M Street from 20th to 22nd street.

Also on the agenda, the council approved a $14,400 raise for City Administrator Rick Melcher.

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Wed
03
Jul

Making friends has never been easier

Laruel Hansen has set out on a mission to unite those in their 20s and 30s by using social media to schedule different events throughout the area.
“It’s a Facebook group to try and bring that age group together,” Hansen explained. “It’s mostly within the Aurora area, but surrounding communities as well. It’s a way to connect people together and then from there plan some get-togethers and events so we can meet face to face.”

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Wed
03
Jul

Hamilton’s fiber-to-home install on target

Construction for a complete fiber-to-the-home infrastructure upgrade for the Hamilton Telecommunications exchange customers is on pace and continues to progress this spring.
Hamilton Telecommunications, a leading technology and telecommunications company, is engaged in a multi-year project to bring fiber to all homes and businesses within the company’s local telephone exchange area. Currently, construction is focused on reaching the homes and businesses in Aurora and Doniphan.

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Wed
03
Jul

New Aurora airport runway dedicated during A’ROR’N Days

State and local aviation officials dedicated a new 4,300-foot runway at the Aurora Municipal Airport June 22, one of the highlight events of the annual A’ROR’N Days celebration.
Ann Richart, Nebraska Department of Transportation Aeronautics Division director, spoke during a brief dedication ceremony, congratulating all involved with the Aurora Airport Authority for its long-term commitment to the airport as well as its detailed fiscal planning.

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Wed
03
Jul

Cornwell buys Manor property

In the culmination of what might have seemed like a long timeline of obstacles, the auction of the property formerly known as the Hamilton Manor was up and over with in the span of just more than an hour.
It sold as a single, whole, parcel with a $275,000 price tag to the highest bidder -- Tom Cornwell of Aurora.
“It’s a good property,” Cornwell said. “I do have some plans for it but I don’t want to come forward with that just yet. When the time is right I will let people know what my plans are, but I don’t want to do that right now.”

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