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Wed
19
Jun

Hwy 34 work to resume

The Nebraska Department of Roads has announced that crews will begin working again on the Hwy 34 bridge west of Aurora Friday, reducing traffic to one lane for approximately two weeks. Crews will also be working on the Highway 34 road to Hampton later this week or next.

Wed
19
Jun

Heeg hoping to create culture of innovation through tech center

Jeremy Heeg has nothing but fond memories of time spent at the Aurora Technology Center. He’ll soon have even more of that opportunity having made the 13th Street facility his new full-time business address.
Heeg got his start in the technology sector as an intern there with Software 4 Retail Solutions. He launched his own start-up business, Nemetric Business Systems, in Aurora’s own business incubator, and in recent years he’s spent hours mentoring young robotics enthusiasts at the ATC while supporting the next generation of technology developers.

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Wed
19
Jun

Input sought on proposed zoning regs

A nearly two-year process to update zoning regulations throughout Hamilton County is nearing the final stages of review with input being sought now on proposed regulations.
Scott Stuhr, the county’s planning and zoning administrator, announced this week that Hamilton County, as well as all villages located in the county, are in the process of finalizing a draft comprehensive plan, which includes subdivision and zoning regulations. The project basically involves all property in the county, outside the city limits of Aurora.
“Every community in the county is in a different place in the process as to how they move forward,” Stuhr reported. “We have draft copies available for inspection online and there are hard copies available at the courthouse for people to review.”

Wed
19
Jun

A’ROR’N Days to celebrate its 30th birthday

Thirty years after A’ROR’N Days became part of the local summer calendar it’s time for “A birthday bash” as the four-day celebration is set to unfold yet again.
The planning committee has been busy planning the event for months, inviting alumni and local businesses and organizations to join the fun. This year’s theme, “It’s a Birthday Bash,” sets the tone for the celebration, which runs Thursday through Sunday with a variety of events for people of all ages.
“We’re just trying to make it as much fun as possible,” said Roger Scott, a member of the A’ROR’N Days planning committee. “For the most part it’s a lot of the same stuff with a few new things added in which we think will help. It looks like the weather should be pretty decent, so we’re ready to go.
“We’re excited about the opportunity of celebrating No. 30,” Scott concluded. “We hope everyone has a great time.”

Wed
19
Jun

Council approves 2 new subdivisions

The Aurora City Council approved two new housing subdivisions at its June 11 meeting, also vowing to consider parking restrictions across from the Poco Creek Golf Course after neighbors asked that parking be limited to just one side of the street to reduce congestion.

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Wed
19
Jun

Aurora FPS competes at international level of competition

The 45th anniversary of the Future Problem Solving (FPS) Program was celebrated at this year’s International Conference at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst June 5-9.
Twenty-four students from Aurora Public Schools earned an invitation to this International Conference based upon their work at last April’s State Bowl.

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Wed
19
Jun

Hampton board reviewing drainage on north end of town

Hampton Village Board members heard a preliminary report last week and hope to soon have a plan to help reduce or eliminate flooding issues on the north edge of town.
Board chairman James Parsley reported that Reed Miller with Miller & Associations presented his preliminary findings during a June 11 meeting at City Hall.
“On the north edge of town water is not flowing correctly and ends up flooding that whole area (around the White Blossom Street cul-de-sac) when we get a lot of rain,” Parsley explained.

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Wed
19
Jun

Chuck’s 2.0 eatery to debut by August

Aurora will turn back time by summer’s end at 850 Q St., where the once popular Chuck’s Drive-In will come back to life more than 20 years after closing its doors.
Junior Roebuck purchased the building earlier this year after the China Garden closed with plans to upgrade the facility and open a new restaurant. He and his partners, Rich and Thresea Kinsey, looked into the history of the facility and decided to honor its former owners, the late Chuck Jansen and his wife Carol, by opening the remodeled eatery as Chuck’s 2.0.

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Tue
18
Jun

Back to back ribbon cuttings

This year's A'ROR'N Days itinerary includes two back-to-back ribbon cutting ceremonies Saturday morning.

At 9 a.m., the Aurora Chamber of Commerce scissors will cut the ribbon at the Aurora Airport, where a new $3.4 million runway will be dedicated. At 9:30 a.m., the new soccer fields in Streeter Park will be dedicated as well. See this week's ANR for a more detailed A'ROR'N Days preview.

Tue
18
Jun

Manor property sale June 27

The auction of the property formerly known as the Hamilton Manor is set for June 27 at 6 p.m. at the 4-H Building on the Hamilton County Fairgrounds.
According to Hamilton County Board of Commissioners Chairman Rich Nelson, the building will open for those attending the auction at 5:30 p.m., 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the sale.
Auctioneer John Thomas, with Thomas Realty and Auction, will be leading the sale. Thomas may also be contacted with questions regarding the sale.
Also accordin to Nelson, those interested in touring the lot before the sale may do so at their own risk. However, those wanting assistance, guidance or with questions, may contact Administrative Manager Scott Stuhr to set up a meeting.

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