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Tue
02
Jan

Giltner graduate dies in shooting

Grand Island Police are investigating a case reported to involve the weekend shooting death of Trevor Sok, a 2017 Giltner graduate.
According to a press release issued by the department, emergency personnel responded to 1303 W. Charles St. around 3:45 a.m. New Year’s Eve and found Sok, one of the residents, suffering from gunshot wounds. He was transported by ambulance to the CHI St. Francis Emergency Room, where he died from his injuries.
Grand Island Police are working several leads on the case, according to the statement.
News of Sok’s death prompted the Giltner school’s crisis response team into action Monday afternoon to help those who were seeking answers and mourning the tragic news.

Wed
27
Dec

Friesen ‘tired of the game’

Dist. 34 Sen. Curt Friesen is expecting a battle when Nebraska lawmakers convene Jan. 3 for 2018’s 60-day session, and he says he’s ready and willing to go to the mat in the on-going fight for property tax relief.
With his seat up for election this year, the rural Henderson farmer told the Aurora Rotary Club last week that his words and votes will not be intended to win voter approval, but rather to do what he believes constituents elected him to do in the first place.

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Wed
27
Dec

Filing deadlines approach for candidates in 2018 elections

The year that begins at midnight Sunday is an election year, thus candidate filing deadlines are drawing near.
Candidate filing for city, county, state, and national offices opened for both incumbents and non-incumbents as of Dec. 1. Non-incumbent candidates have until March 1 to file and incumbents have until Feb. 15.

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Wed
27
Dec

EMS employees support look into fire-based emergency medical response system

Hamilton County’s EMS employees are urging county officials to explore all options, including a joint effort with Hamilton County, City of Aurora and Memorial Health to create a fire-based EMS system.
In a statement released Friday, an EMS spokesman noted that other Nebraska communities utilize these joint systems and could provide a blueprint for Hamilton County to maintain the current level of EMS service.

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Wed
27
Dec

Area students compete well at FFA districts

Students in the Aurora, Hampton and High Plains FFA chapters competed well at the district FFA Leadership Development Event Contest Dec. 13 at The Leadership Center in Aurora.
Caden Schuster, Lukas Pohlmann and Grant Bonifas were members of the first place ag demo team with their presentation on soil moisture probes.

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Thu
21
Dec

Touting Nebraska's public schools

Nebraska Public School Advantage representative Kyle McGowan touted the importance of the state’s public school system last week in Aurora, also touching on a hot-button issue involving the talk of charter schools coming to Nebraska. Story in this week's ANR.

Wed
20
Dec

Two city infrastructure projects scheduled for new year

Two different city projects involving infrastructure were discussed Dec. 12, one involving an in-process paving plan and another a sewer interceptor plan, both scheduled for 2018.
City street superintendent Steve Parr from JEO Consulting Inc. explained to members of the Aurora City Council the status of the 1st Street paving plan, noting that GSI Engineering, LLC has prepared its quality control testing service before construction begins on the project.

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Wed
20
Dec

Holiday spirit spread around Stockham

The residents of Stockham can enjoy a pop of Christmas spirit at the park this year, which was decorated by Nancy Bachmann, Arlys Kliewer, Donna Ross, Vivian Kliewer and Lorraine Schelkopf. The ladies hung ornaments on the trees around the park to give people something to look at during the daylight hours when the lights on the houses around town aren’t on.

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Wed
20
Dec

Birthdays, other holiday celebrations, fill up Springer Christmas season

While families gather for the holidays this year and decide what special items to purchase their loved ones, the Springer family takes on Christmas with a little more strategy with two household members celebrating their birthdays Dec. 25.
Scott Springer and his daughter Sarah share the celebrated holiday with their own special days and have had nothing but great memories come from it.

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Wed
20
Dec

Night in Bethlehem recreates story of Christmas

Every holiday season for the past few years, the Cross of Christ Church puts together their Night in Bethlehem event to showcase the tale behind Christmas.
From the first wisemen who greet the public on their way into the manger scene of Jesus Christ, every detail is put into the performance organized together by the church and its congregation.

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