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Aurora native turns love for baking into dog treat business

April Naab has found a successful hobby that has turned into a lucrative business -- and it all started with making treats for her family dog.
“The dog that is actually on the logo is my dog at home,” said Naab, a 2003 Aurora High School grad who now works full-time as a lab tech at Aurora Memorial Hospital.

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Jump in nitrate levels reported in Hampton well

A slight increase in nitrate levels tested on one of Hampton’s two water wells will prompt more regular testing, though village board members agreed Monday that it is not a major concern.
Utility Superintendent Tanner Jensen reported during Monday’s regular monthly meeting that one of the two wells showed nitrate levels at 8.89 milligrams per liter, up from last year’s reading of 7.88 mpl but still below the acceptable federal standard of 10 mpl.

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Aurora elementary students learn as ‘Kids in the Kitchen’

After school program, Kids in the Kitchen, kicked off Oct. 3 with a total of 15 participants. Food, nutrition and health Extension Educator Mariah Morgan explained that Kids in the Kitchen gives students the confidence to cook healthy meals for themselves and others.
“Our goal is for youth to know which foods are healthy for them, choose to eat those healthy foods and to be able to make healthy recipes with their families at home,” Morgan said.

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Oct

Hampton school board reviews early diploma policy

Hampton School Board members discussed Monday the possibility of amending school policy to allow students to receive their diploma ahead of schedule.
Principal Tim Huls advised the board that the policy review came about after a student and their parents inquired about receiving a diploma early this year. He reported that other conference schools have such a policy, and he reviewed those documents before preparing a rough draft proposal specific to Hampton.

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03
Oct

Aurora fall cleanup set for Oct. 13-21

Prepare to do some intensive cleaning in the Aurora area with the official 2018 fall clean up from Oct. 13 to Oct. 21 (weather permitting). The posted hours of operation for Wednesday through Friday are 1-7 p.m., while Saturday’s are from 9 a.m. to noon and then 1-4 p.m. and Sunday’s will be solely 1-4 p.m.

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Oct

Brombaugh named new Aurora postmaster

Aurora’s new postmaster Hope Brombaugh hails from Hastings and makes the 40-minute drive every day, twice a day, to bring her skills and expertise to the town’s post office.
Before earning the postmaster job in mid-August, the mother of two and Fairfield High School graduate has lived in a handful of places over the course of her lifetime.
When asked what brought her to Aurora, Brombaugh stated that she was looking for something more.

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Oct

County’s combined school enrollment increases

One month into the new school year enrollment totals are in with all four area districts reporting a combined increase of 49 students.
Aurora showed the biggest change, increasing its total by 31 students. High Plains and Giltner reported increases of 12 and nine students, respectively, while Hampton’s enrollment dropped by three.

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Oct

Mayor: City will be ready if chosen for EMS

Mayor Dave Long announced last week that city officials continue to work on details involving the city’s fire-based ambulance service while waiting for a final decision from county commissioners.
During a brief meeting Sept. 25, Long updated council members on efforts going on behind the scenes at City Hall, shedding no light on  any insight he may have as to whether the city’s proposal will be chosen.

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Oct

Girl Scouts embrace leadership, friendship

Girl Scouts recruitment specialist Pat Larson was on hand Sunday at the Edgerton Explorit Center for a recruitment and activity drive targeted toward new and current Girl Scouts.
“We are bringing in awareness for Girl Scouts,” Larson said. “We have advertised for current Girls Scouts in Aurora for girls that are interested to come. We are also paying for their entry into the museum.”

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Oct

Aurora youth football tackling life lessons

Josh Nachtigal is currently in his second year as the head coach of the Aurora youth football league, continuing to drive down the field teaching kids football fundamentals and life lessons.
“What we really want to do is teach the kids the correct technique on how to tackle and block,” Nachtigal said. “We want to be able to get them at this young age to line up correctly, get in the correct stance and teach them the basics so when they get into middle school and high school they’ve already got that stuff learned and they can just progress on from there.

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