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22
Nov

AACD reinstates Aurora Chamber of Commerce

The Aurora Area Chamber & Development voted last week to reinstate a more traditional chamber of commerce board as a stand-alone entity, amending its bylaws to reflect changes in an umbrella-type organization created in 2001.
During its annual meeting Nov. 14, the AACD board explained the proposed changes to a group of 45 members and interested local citizens, with the board and membership then voting jointly to approve the bylaw changes. Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

 

Wed
22
Nov

1st Street project bid comes in lower than expected

Aurora’s highly anticipated 1st Street paving project landed a final bid of $858,887.95 during the Nov. 14 city council meeting, after JEO Consulting Group brought forward a recommendation from a five bidder panel.
The project, which was approved during a Sept. 26 city council meeting, involves paving 1st Street from Highway 34 to Adams Street. The street will be 37 feet wide and nine inches thick in order to support county farm traffic coming into town from the north.

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Wed
22
Nov

City making plans for new water well

Aurora officials spoke with JEO Consulting representative Steve Parr Nov. 14 about the possibility of a new water well system being built directly north of town.
The proposed location will be just a short drive away from a new well built within the past year, which is located on the northwest side of the cemetery.

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Wed
22
Nov

Pollinator habitat planted at Pioneer Trails Recreation Area

All of the recent buzz in conservation has begun to focus on pollinators. The Upper Big Blue NRD has jumped on the forefront of the initiative and is working to establish pollinator habitats -- even one in Hamilton County.
The habitat has been planted on a small piece of ground adjacent to Pioneer Trails Recreation.

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Wed
22
Nov

Nebraska organ, tissue donor registry reaches milestone 800,000 registrants

Does your driver’s license have a little red heart on it with the letter ‘Y’ inside? If so, it means you are one of the 800,000 registered organ and tissue donors in Nebraska.
In 2003, the Donor Registry of Nebraska was established to house the names of all Nebraskans who have registered as organ, tissue and eye donors. That registry, run by Nebraska Organ Recovery, has reached the milestone of 800,000 registrants. Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

 

Wed
22
Nov

County board hears proposal to move Extension office

During open discussion at Monday’s county board meeting, Extension Educator Tammy Stuhr raised the possibility of moving the Hamilton County Extension office out of the courthouse and to the fairgrounds.
Stuhr, who played a part in the recent erection of a new indoor arena, office and education building in Merrick County, brought the campaign that was created for that project before the Hamilton County board to show a guideline that could be followed if a similar approach was taken here.

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Wed
15
Nov

Feddern tells Hampton students he felt ‘called to serve’

As a young boy growing up David Feddern somehow knew he would be called to a life of service.
He is a man of the cloth now serving as pastor at Zion Lutheran Church in Hampton, though he is also a veteran who was asked to share his thoughts on Veterans Day.

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Wed
15
Nov

Matthew Greathouse: ‘I encourage you to see the truth’

A Giltner veteran who has served two tours of duty in Afghanistan said too many Americans today believe that freedom is like oxygen -- It’s just always going to be there.
As the keynote speaker at a Veterans Day program in Giltner, Matthew Greathouse said the freedoms Americans enjoy today were paid for in full by U.S. warriors, a debt that is still being paid by men and women in uniform.

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Wed
15
Nov

Aurora moving to Class C1

After lengthy discussion, the Aurora 4R School Board voted Monday with a 3-3 split against opting Aurora football up to Class B.
Following the Nebraska School Activities Association classification released last week, Aurora football will become a Class C1 sport in 2018.

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Wed
15
Nov

Law enforcement reports few incidents with conceal and carry permits

Concealed handgun permits have not been foreign to Nebraskan or Hamilton County residents for the last 10 years, but many with or without one may still not understand how law enforcement is tasked with being aware of their growing use over that time period.
For various law enforcement agencies around the state and Hamilton County, the rise in permits doesn’t change how they handle each traffic stop or interaction with citizens on the street.

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