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Fri
10
Aug

Meeting to review hail damage

A large area received hail last Monday in Merrick, Hamilton, York, and Seward counties. Nebraska Extension is hosting two hail damage meetings in Utica and Central City on Monday, Aug. 13. The Central City meeting is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. at the fairgrounds.

Wed
08
Aug

Husky marching band grows, excitement level unparalleled

Dan Sodomka and Kate Metzger have high hopes and expectations for their group of more than 100 marching band members. This was more than evident during Thursday band camp practices when troops of instruments marched in separate circles, calling out counts like boot camp cadets.
Husky marching band camp on the cool weekday morning was full of static excitement, despite the knowledge of looming sunburns and a long day of work ahead of them.

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Wed
08
Aug

Wilcox reflects on medical career spent all in Aurora

When John Wilcox was in the fifth grade his father noticed he excelled in science and math and suggested he consider a career in medicine. Forty-five years later, Dr. John Wilcox is reflecting on a lifetime medical career as he steps away from his patients into retirement mode.
“It’s just a privilege and an honor to be in medicine,” Wilcox said as he looks back on a career spent entirely in Aurora.

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Wed
08
Aug

Escape Room debuts in Aurora

Coming back to Nebraska from San Diego on a plane, Dan and Linda Huenefeld decided that Aurora needed an escape room.
The Huenefelds were introduced to escape rooms by their son Caleb when he took them to one as a Christmas gift last year.
The couple went to San Diego for vacation at the beginning of the year and while there, they completed five escape rooms in four days. On the flight home Linda was just in awe about how much fun the escape rooms in San Diego were.

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Wed
08
Aug

City EMS study presented to county board

Mayor Dave Long approached the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners Monday to present an update of the proposed fire-based city run ambulance service.
Long approached the board with the final version of the city’s EMS feasibility study and a list of talking points that included the group’s objectives, recommendations and partnership needs.

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Wed
08
Aug

New city website designed to be more modern, user-friendly

Aurora debuted a new website Aug. 1 with hopes that it will make it easier to navigate and help inform citizens near and far about city events and infrastructure.
“The goal is to modernize it a little bit more, and make it more user friendly,” City Administrator Rick Melcher said.

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Wed
08
Aug

Board OKs purchase of second teletype

The Hamilton County Board of Commissioners approved the purchase of an additional teletype machine Monday, which had been requested by Sheriff Kirk Handrup for the Hamilton County dispatch office in Aurora.
A teletype is used to run different identification numbers for vehicles, weapons and the like.

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Wed
08
Aug

Tennis tournament serves for charity

Aurora’s new and improved Streeter Park tennis courts hosted their very own tennis tournament Friday. Organizer Scott Phillips and several other friends -- many of whom were APS faculty -- and students put the courts to use during an eight-team, double elimination doubles bracket action.
Phillips said he first got the idea that he’d be playing “a lot of tennis” at Streeter as soon as they had the ribbon cutting on the new tennis courts.

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Wed
08
Aug

Fire damages auger near Giltner Thursday

At approximately 10 a.m. Thursday, Giltner firefighters were called out to a fire 2-1/2 miles west of Giltner.
Daryl Hunnicutt, owner of the property, said that they were cutting some bearings off an auger when dust and cob webs caught fire, which then led to the belt catching fire inside the auger.

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Mon
06
Aug

National Night Out Tuesday

The Aurora Police Department will once again be hosting National Night Out Tuesday with several block parties scheduled to take place. The scheduled time frame of the event is from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Last year, a total of 11 block parties were hosted throughout Aurora. Administrative Assistant Nikki Collazo expects a similar number of parties this year.
People still have a chance to register their block parties up until the Aug. 7 date. She noted people can still have a party and not be registered, there just won’t be a visit from the ambulance, police and McGruff the crime dog.
For more information or to register an event, contact Collazo at 402-694-5815.

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