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Wed
02
May

County board refutes claims made at candidate forum

Commissioner Gregg Kremer brought up the candidate forum hosted Thursday at The Leadership Center, saying he wanted to correct inaccuracies that had been said.
“There were some issues that I felt were inaccurate,” Kremer said during Monday’s board meeting.

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Wed
02
May

Mayoral candidates share views at candidate forum Thursday

Candidates running for Aurora Mayor compared their views Thursday during a candidate forum at The Leadership Center. Around 60 community members were in attendance.

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Wed
02
May

Emergency medical services a hot button topic at candidate forum

District 1 county commissioner Becky Richter and challenger Rich Kinsey offered differing views on a number of topics during Thursday’s candidate forum.

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Wed
02
May

District 5 commissioner candidates share insight

Incumbent Tim Bergen and challengers Roger Nunnenkamp and Ivan Hongsermeier shared the stage Thursday in a candidate forum focused on the District 5 county board race.

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Wed
02
May

Mayor offers update on fire-based EMS study

The Aurora City Council heard brief updates on the ongoing ambulance feasibility study, local emergency services and the wastewater treatment plant during a brief meeting April 24.
Mayor Dave Long advised council members that safety will be a prime consideration in the city’s review of a fire-based ambulance system. That committee met April 23 and will convene again May 8 with a goal of inviting input on its final report during a public hearing in mid-July.

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Wed
02
May

Hampton to be included in housing grant request

South Central Economic Development District (SCEDD) targeted Hampton as one of six towns in the district to be included in an application to the state for single-family housing projects.  
Hampton Housing Solutions, Inc. is a non-profit that was formed to partner with entities such as SCEDD to complete projects that will eventually fill the housing void in the Hampton area.

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Tue
01
May

Private local group offering new EMS solution

A private group of citizens is hoping to add another local option to provide countywide ALS ambulance service once the county ends its ownership/management role Oct. 1.
Gerry Picek, a local firefighter and former EMT who served on a 15-member focus group last year, announced a plan Monday which he said adds another alternative to consider.

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Mon
30
Apr

Twenty-vehicle accident closes I-80

Fifteen people were transported to area hospitals Sunday following a crash that involved approximately 20 vehicles on Interstate 80. The crash impacted both eastbound and westbound lanes and caused the closure of I-80 between Aurora and Henderson for more than two hours.
Eight people were transported to the hospital in Aurora, six were taken to the hospital in York, and one person was transported by helicopter to Bryan Health West Hospital in Lincoln, according to a report issued by the Nebraksa State Patrol.
The crash happened at approximately 5:15 p.m. Sunday as high winds kicked up dust from nearby fields and caused zero-visibility conditions.
I-80 was reopened to both directions of traffic just before 8 p.m. Deputies from the Hall, Hamilton, and York County Sheriff’s Offices, as well as multiple rescue crews assisted in the response and traffic control.
The investigation into the crash is ongoing.

Wed
25
Apr

Field of 3 mayoral candidates to be trimmed in May 15 primary

A previous Aurora mayor, a former city councilman and a local business owner have filed as candidates for the Aurora mayor’s position, which means all three will face off in a May 15 primary to decide the two finalists for the November general election.
Phil Hupf, who served on the Aurora City Council from 2011-14, threw his hat in the ring saying he would like the opportunity to serve local citizens in a leadership role. On March 1, filing deadline day, Stan Valacek, owner of the Overtime Bar & Grill, added his name to the list as well, joining former mayor Marlin Seeman in the three-man field. Mayor Dave Long announced in February that he will not seek a second term, which means there will be a transition in City Hall come November.
All three candidates were presented a list of questions for this week’s candidate profile. Their answers are printed in this week's print and e-editions, verbatim.

 

Wed
25
Apr

Preschool, daycare fall under Giltner Schoo's umbrella

Giltner Public School hosted an informational meeting Thursday evening to explain the future of the preschool and daycare centers.Supt. Stuart Len z and new K-6 principal Chad Scheel were on hand to give interested parents a glimpse into the future for GPS and Little Stingers. See complete story in this week's ANR.

 

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