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Tue
03
Jul

Klawonn: German education system vastly different from U.S.

Part of this study tour allowed us to learn about the German school system and visit a few schools. Let me try to explain the school system before I describe my experiences visiting two primary schools and two vocational schools.

For a detailed report from Germany, where Aurora history teacher Brenda Klawonn is spending a month studying and travelling, see this week's print or e-editions.

Tue
03
Jul

Giltner working on annexation projects

The Giltner Village Board has been working diligently on a pair of annexation and rezoning projects, one of which has already been completed.
A request for annexation for a piece of property on the northwest corner of town, which was reviewed during a public hearing in June, is owned by Caleb and Kelly Schelkopf at 307 North St. For a detailed report, see this week's print or e-edition.

 

Wed
27
Jun

Nunnenkamp shares concerns with board

Commissioner-elect Roger Nunnenkamp approached the board during Monday’s county board meeting regarding issues with some of the gravel roads in Hamilton County. His greivances included insufficient gravel on road surfaces and perceived problems with various resurfacing and reshaping techniques currently used by road crews. “The first things that I’m going to talk about are the gravel roads,” said Nunnenkamp. “We need to have some gravel on them to call them gravel roads.”

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Wed
27
Jun

Aurora alumni gather to celebrate together

The Aurora High School Alumni Association hosted its annual alumni banquet on Saturday. Several different classes were in attendance during the reunion and others hosted reunion parties of their own during A’ROR’N Days festivities.
An invocation was offered and then supper was served. All the while a nostalgic slide show of yearbook photos scrolled across a screen at the front of the room.

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Wed
27
Jun

Klawonn shares insight, lessons from studies abroad

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of guest columns submitted by Aurora history teacher Brenda Klawonn, who is spending a month traveling and studying in Europe.

It’s summer, school is out, so that means I am doing professional development and traveling. In this case, I am able to do both at the same time. I am participating in a two-week study tour in Germany, then visiting Laurin Suessenguth and Own Riks (two of our latest foreign exchange students), and then joining another study tour group in France. My goal is to share some of my summer travel experiences with you, but first let me explain how I managed to get to spend one month in Europe.

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Wed
27
Jun

Preschool in short supply for Aurora

For parents with a child between 3 and 5, preschool is often at the forefront of the mind. Preschool can serve a vital role in preparing students for kindergarten, but parents in Aurora may have difficulty finding a program with openings -- or one that they qualify for.
“So we have a Head Start, which has criteria to get in, we have Aurora Childcare, which kind of has a criteria for preschool because you have to go to the daycare in order to be in the preschool,” said Jeff Sutter, Aurora Public Schools special education director. “Then our preschool (Aurora Preschool) has a waiting list for peer models. We can only allow so many in because we also serve students who are verified, so we have to have some room.

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Wed
27
Jun

Public to review city EMS report

A public open house has been scheduled for July 19 inviting community members to review a document outlining the findings and recommendations of the Aurora EMS Study Committee regarding a fire-based ambulance service.
That document is now being prepared by JEO Consulting staff members, according to Steve Wolf, a JEO community engagement director hired by the city to help facilitate its EMS study.

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Wed
27
Jun

City’s EMS committee considers need for overnight facilities

After a series of 10 meetings which began in February, the Aurora EMS Study Committee concluded its initial research June 19 with a discussion focused on billing services and budgeting, raising for the first time the topic of overnight lodging for ambulance personnel.
Cited as a strategy that could possibly improve response times while also minimizing personnel costs, the lodging concept drew widespread support.

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Wed
27
Jun

Commissioners give update on Hamilton Manor auction

The Board of Commissioners reported Monday that the Hamilton Manor auction, which took place June 19, was successful.
“We had over 165 bidders and the initial amount received was $47,245,” Commissioner Becky Richter stated. “We were fortunate to have assistance from some county employees who have helped us organize the auction, to help us oversee the picking up of items, and who helped us secure the area with the removal of HVAC units.”

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Wed
27
Jun

Head Start beginning enrollment, filling positions

The Head Start program is designed to prepare children for Kindergarten by improving school readiness skills in cognitive development, general knowledge, enhancing different approaches to learning, developing social and emotional interactions, and addressing the physical development and health of each child enrolled in the program.

If you are interested in enrolling your child in Head Start or Early Head Start or need more information about the enrollment process, please visit our website at http://communityactionmidne.com/head-start  or call our Head Start central office at 308-865-5690.
For more information on Community Action Partnership of Mid-Nebraska and its programs and resources, please contact the Administration Building at 308-865-5675.

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