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Wed
07
Jan

Health challenge to kick off in March

Area residents hoping to lose some weight and adapt a healthier lifestyle are being invited to join the seventh annual Hamilton County Health Challenge.

To read more, see this week's print or e-edition.

Wed
07
Jan

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Wed
31
Dec

New body cameras now being utilized by Aurora police

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Aurora’s police force has recently been armed with a new tool designed to improve officer safety while also documenting video evidence in hopes of building a better case.
Police Chief Paul Graham explained how small, body-mounted cameras, known in the industry as body cams, could benefit local law enforcement.

To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
31
Dec

Curves moves to 9th Street location

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Almost 10 years after first opening its doors in Aurora, Curves has moved to a new location.
Owner Holly Jensen announced the transition earlier this month, saying she is excited about the opportunity to offer her clients 24/7 access to a well-established fitness center.

To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
24
Dec

Hwy 14 closure planned for BNSF project

Highway 14 is scheduled to be closed through Aurora Jan. 2-5, weather permitting, as part of a Burlington Northern Santa Fe rail improvement project.
The Nebraska Department of Roads issued a statement Monday explaining the road closure and related detour.

To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
24
Dec

Commissioners OK ‘livestock friendly’ label

Hamilton County will soon carry a “livestock friendly” label after a unanimous vote Monday by county commissioners.
After hearing the public’s opinion on the issue at a hearing last week, commissioners decided that the livestock friendly designation would be a positive step to take, though the application must still be approved by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture.

To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
24
Dec

‘Well, this was quite a Christmas gift’

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Nearly 70 years after Buddy Tuttle wore his Army uniform and served his country during  World War II, Uncle Sam finally honored the local veteran.
Just this month, Tuttle received all of his medals and badges for his service in the 185th Infantry, and among those, to Tuttle’s surprise, was a Bronze Star.

To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
24
Dec

Marquette Fire Department responds to small house fire

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The Marquette Fire Department was called to the Cole residence in Marquette Dec. 17 after a small fire in the house’s attic ignited. Marquette Fire Chief Pat Johansen said the fire was likely started by electrical wires. Johansen estimated that there was around $1,000 to $1,500 of damage to the attic area of the house. Along with Marquette, the Aurora Fire Department was called to the scene, as is procedure. Four of Marquette’s firetrucks were on site with around 11 firefighters. Aurora had two trucks with around 10 men.

Wed
24
Dec

Little Stingers Christmas

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Members of Giltner’s Little Stinger’s Preschool Class sang loudly for their Christmas concert Dec. 16 at Giltner High School. Above preschoolers include, from left: Maria Walker, Noah Coffey, Anna Bauer, Jaxyn Eastman. At left, preschoolers Tate Bendorf, Ava Bauer and Tanner Schelkopf show off their singing skills.
 

Wed
24
Dec

A magical moment

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Chloe Consbruck did not want to get off Santa’s lap anytime soon as she told him everything she wanted for Christmas while he was visiting Giltner State Bank recently. The jolly gentleman made several stops throughout Hamilton County during the past few weeks, leading up to Wednesday’s Christmas celebration.

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