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FCCLA event educates about human trafficking

The ‘Set Me Free Project’ came to Aurora Monday night to help educate all present members in the community about the dangers of human trafficking and ways to prevent it.
“We go in to schools, third grade to college,” said Stephanie Olson, CEO of the Set Me Free Project. “We also talk with parents, communities, educators, businesses and social service groups.”

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Wed
06
Mar

Camper fire

A camper being used during calving operations at 906 South O Road southwest of Aurora was destroyed by fire Wednesday evening. Aurora firefighters on the scene. Watch for more details in this week's ANR.

Wed
06
Mar

Friesen: ‘It’s time to roll up our sleeves’

Approximately half way through this year’s 90-day legislative session, Dist. 34 Sen. Curt Friesen says it’s time to “roll up the sleeves” and get to work on priority issues, which in his view starts with finding meaningful property tax relief.
State senators have until March 18 to announce their priority bill designation, which means the next week will help set the stage for what issues stir full floor debate and which ones don’t make the cut.

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Wed
06
Mar

City plans public hearings on EMS service, budget

The Aurora City Council took a step toward launching a new ambulance service last week by agreeing to publish public hearing notices in order to amend the 2018-19 city budget as well as to gather public input on the city’s fire-based EMS proposal.
City Administrator Rick Melcher explained previously that there are several steps to be taken in order for the ambulance service to shift from the county to the city’s responsibility. The two public hearings, he said, represent a significant step in that direction.
The date for both public hearings has tentatively been set for Tuesday, March 26 at Aurora City Hall. Public notices will be published in future editions of the News-Register.

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Wed
06
Mar

Smith: Ambulance crew getting job done in transition

An ambulance service which has been the focus of a community debate for more than a year now finds itself in transition, anxiously waiting for the shift from a county-owned entity to a fire-based service run by the city.
In the meantime, 911 calls are being handled by what interim ambulance service director Kirt Smith said is a short-handed staff. The two multi-vehicle accidents on Interstate 80 last week pushed the staff to the limits, Smith noted, adding that people stepped up and got the job done.

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Wed
06
Mar

Three, two, one, wrestle!

Aurora was the central hub of youth wrestling Friday evening as club wrestlers from around the area of all ages were in town to compete. Wrestlers from the Pre-K through eighth grade competed at the event as the AHS wrestling team helped officiate and keep tabs on the action with a full house of parents and family in the background.

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Wed
06
Mar

Hampton Lutheran first grader turns passion into fundraiser

Hampton Lutheran first grader Atleigh Klute took it upon herself, with some help from her teacher, to raise money for one of her favorite animals of all time -- just because she felt like it.
“I like animals,” Klute reported, also noting that snow leopards were at the top. “There’s not that many left. About 6,338. I don’t remember the exact number.”
What started as a question, or two, towards her teacher Jessi Pope, turned into much more for the young philanthropist.

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Wed
06
Mar

Freezing weather can’t stop Pheasants Forever banquet

Pheasants Forever celebrated its 28th annual banquet Saturday with quite a crowd despite the chilly weather. Members gathered to enjoy a meal, raffles, and a live and silent auctions. Pictured is Thomas Cornwell calling out bids for the live auction portion.

Wed
06
Mar

Home & Garden Show pancake feed has deep community history

Community members gathered early before the opening of the recent Hamilton County Home and Garden Show to partake in perhaps one of the most delicious traditions the area has to offer -- the Optimist’s pancake feed.“The show is 25 years old, and on the second year of the show we were approached by the Memorial Hospital group wanting to dovetail their health fair with us,” said event organizer Keith Wasem. “We had an empty building for that, so it seemed like a logical thing to do.”
The Heath Fair at that time included on-site blood draws, which required fasting by participants beforehand.
“It seemed like a logical thing to tie in some sort of a food resource for all of these people that got their blood drawn that morning,” Wasem continued. “And that’s where the Aurora Optimists Club came in.”

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Wed
06
Mar

Tompkin wins state essay contest on economics

The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well for Giltner junior Cassidy Tompkin.
Tompkin was the state winner for a national essay contest held by InvestWrite, a free to use company that helps teachers and students learn about economics.
“Mrs. Hinrichs makes us as a class write it as an end assignment to make sure we learned and understand all that we talked about during that semester in class,” Tompkin said.

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