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Wed
08
May

Artsy Tartsy Bakery has new downtown home

Jordan Farrand learned how to cook and decorate wedding cakes on an overnight Girl Scout outing she took years ago, sparking a passion that has evolved into her own personal business.
She launched Artsy Tartsy Bakery while studying in college a few years ago and recently found a new home for her baking venture on Aurora’s downtown square.
To read more, please see this week's print or e-edition.

Wed
08
May

Aurora students learn the value of community service, volunteering

Service learning day arrived for six eighth grade classes May 1, despite the misty weather. The students found themselves helping out at various places in the community  to clean up and welcome spring.
Plainsman Museum, the Aurora Aquatic Center, the baseball complex north of Streeter Park, the trail from Streeter to the bridge and from the bridge to the golf course and around the Streeter Park itself were the locations the students helped prep for spring time.
To read more, please see this week's print or e-edition. 

Wed
08
May

Hampton Lutheran bows its head in prayer

by Cheyenne Rowe 

Students from Hampton Lutheran school, as well as Hampton community members, gathered on the National Day of Prayer May 2, to sing the praises of the Lord and join for a meal, followed by prayer.
To see more about Hampton Lutheran's Day of Prayer program, including Pastor Tim Wells' message, please see this week's print or e-edition.

Wed
08
May

Brown challenges faithful to live life through Christ

Is your relationship with Jesus Christ more of a social lunch date, or is it a relationship for life?
That’s the question assistant Husker football coach Ron Brown asked a large crowd at The Leadership Center Thursday as the keynote speaker during the National Day of Prayer.
To read more about Brown's message and National Day of Prayer, please see this week's print or e-edition.

Tue
07
May

Westfield residents raise funds for National Nursing Home Week

Until May 16, residents of Westfield will be gathering needed items for Aurora Adopt A Pet. The items needed range from pet food, towels, toys, blankets, pet carriers, household items and office supplies. Resident Leroy Jones (left), Patty Huber and social services and activity director Annette Miller proudly display the box where items may be donated. It will be located in the Westfield lobby. The fundraising is being done in part with National Nursing Home Week’s pet day theme.

Sat
04
May

Pomp and emotion in Hampton

It was a day filled with emotion and celebration Saturday in Hampton as the Class of 2019 said farewell.  Click the link to view highlight video.

Hampton graduation

Fri
03
May

Rural Marquette fire burns structure

Local volunteer fire department crews were called to a structure fire in rural Marquette around 12:40 p.m. on Friday. Crews managed to extinguish the flames, but exact damage is unknown at this time. For more information check the upcoming edition of the ANR. 

Fri
03
May

Field fire consumes ag land outside Aurora

An expansive filed fire has consumed a wide amount of farm land near 15 and O roads at approximately 1:20 p.m. on Friday. Fire crews from Aurora and Hampton utilized rural rigs, that were refilled by a larger tanker on scene, to access the fire and extinguish the blaze. This call came moments after some Aurora fire members returned from a fire in rural Marquette, also on Friday. More details to be available in the upcoming edition of the ANR. 

Thu
02
May

Faith-based message

Assistant Husker football coach Ron Brown delivered a powerful message Thursday in Aurora, challenging a large crowd at The Leadership Center to ask themselves if they make time for Jesus as a lunch date or for life. Brown was the keynote speaker for National Day of Prayer. See a full report on Brown's message in next week's ANR.

Thu
02
May

Pass It On camp

Longtime Nebraska assistant coach  Ron Brown’s Pass it On Camp,  a father and son football clinic for 3rd through 8th grade students, will be in Aurora Sunday from 4:30-6 p.m. at the Aurora Leadership Center. The sports Sunday school will also be held May 5 from 7-8 p.m. for families at Plesant View Bible Church. RSVP to Chad Carlson @chadcarlson1@gmail.com by May 4.

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