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Wed
18
Dec

United Way campaign nears $2.5 million to date

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A 23-year-old Grand Island man won a brand new Cadillac Thursday, highlighting a Heartland United Way fund drive which to date has raised more than $2.45 million.
Devon Vancura was the lucky winner in a 25 Keys of Christmas event held at the Tom Dinsdale Chevrolet dealership in Grand Island. Tom and Kim Dinsdale have donated a new car to the United Way for 17 consecutive years as a way to encourage donations to help community partner organizations deliver services in Hamilton, Hall, Howard and Merrick counties.

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Tue
17
Dec

ANR publishes annual Christmas edition

ANR readers will need a little extra time to take in all there is to see and read in this week's edition. This week's News-Register shares stories of goodwill, messages from area kids about the big guy from up north, as well as greetings from local businesses in our annual Christmas edition. Add to that all the usual sports, ag, business and general news of the day and you've got a 56-page newspaper! Get your copy today, pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy:-)

Tue
17
Dec

Wind decision stirs joy, confusion

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Monday’s unanimous county board vote to deny a proposed wind energy project drew applause from a core group of people who have worked hard to prevent commercial wind turbines from becoming part of the Hamilton County skyline, as well as comments reflecting disappointment and confusion from the applicant.

 

Mon
16
Dec

Hawk Harmonies

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On a busy weekend of holiday related events, the Hawk Harmonies musical ensemble from Hampton entertained a crowd at the Plainsman Museum.

Mon
16
Dec

County denies wind energy permit

By unanimous vote, county commissioners voted Monday to deny Bluestem Energy Solution's request for a conditional use permit to build four commercial wind turbines south of Interstate 80. See full report and reaction in this week's ANR.

Fri
13
Dec

Giltner’s finest dazzle the crowd

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Age was no matter Thursday as Giltner School held its annual Pre-K through 12 Christmas program with plenty of performances from the choirs and bands. Garrett Harmon and Abby Bachman took the choreography seriously during the preschool performance. 

Wed
11
Dec

Bluestem disputes points of opposition

Bluestem Energy Solutions representatives opened Monday’s meeting with an overview of the project, then ended the evening by rebutting much of the testimony offered during an often emotional three-hour public hearing.
Matt Robinette, Bluestem’s vice president of development, opened by stating that the $20 million project, if approved, would generate approximately $55,000 in property taxes annually, allow Pacific Ethanol to add an estimated $1.5 million in annual revenue and give local farmers a boost in the form of a 20-26 cent per-bushel premium on corn sold to the ethanol plant.
He said the application meets all current regulations and environmental setbacks and should therefore be approved.

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Wed
11
Dec

Hamilton turns family memories into sweet business

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Families who want the experience of decorating cookies but don’t have time to bake don’t need to look any further than N Street in Aurora.
Jenny Hamilton of Aurora owns and operates Six Little Cookies, a home-based business that provides people with the resources to decorate cookies, so they can get straight to the fun.
Six Little Cookies is built on the idea that some people don’t have time to make cookies but still want the experience of decorating them, according to Hamilton.

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Wed
11
Dec

County hears text amendment testimony from Anderson

A number of things populated the agenda for Monday’s Hamilton County Board of Commissioners meeting, another meeting that filled the seats of the commissioner’s room, a seemingly growing trend.
Pat Anderson, a familiar face on the movement against the presence of wind turbines in Hamilton County, spoke concerning a proposed text amendment to zoning regulations.
“I’m here this morning to inform you why I filed the text amendment to the planning and zoning regulations, not to provide any testimony,” Anderson said. “I filed the text amendment to protect the citizens of Hamilton County and the county itself. There are several issues I think in the current planning and zoning regulations, Section 8, that do not protect the citizens’ rights or the rights of the county.”

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Wed
11
Dec

First-ever robotics tournament in Hampton draws a crowd

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Hampton hosted its first-ever robotics tournament Saturday, bringing an estimated 250-300 people to town while also engaging students in a growing, high-tech world of high school robotics.
“This event was great exposure to this activity for the community and people’s perception of what technology and engineering challenges these students must face head-on and attempt to solve for themselves,” said Hampton science teacher and robotics supervisor Gary Richards.

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