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Fri
07
Dec

Sen. Friesen to host town hall meeting Saturday

Dist. 34 Sen. Curt Friesen will host a town hall meeting focused on the property tax issue and related subjects Saturday at the Bremer Center in Aurora beginning at 9 a.m. The public is invited to attend.

Wed
05
Dec

Auroran lives out bucket list item in wrapping for Christmas

Community members who are limited on the time it takes to wrap gifts for the Christmas season are now in luck, as Nancy’s Gift Wrapping is open for business.
While stating that this is her first year providing this service, Nancy Wheeler also explained that this adventure was something on her bucket list and that her dad had a big influence.

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Wed
05
Dec

Auroran’s ‘God-given talent’ helps others memories last

When Linda Simmons’ grandmother died in 2001, she decided to make a memory bear in her honor for herself, sister and father.
According to Simmons, she then put the tools she used to make the memory bears away until her mother passed away last January.
“When my grandma died, I made some and then I kind of put it away -- life happened,” she said. “Then when my mom passed away I thought to myself ‘I should get that back out again.’

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Wed
05
Dec

Verification process begins in Kremer recall drive

An effort to recall Hamilton County Commissioner Gregg Kremer moved to the next phase this week after signatures supporting the drive were submitted to the courthouse.
Hamilton County Clerk Jill DeMers confirmed Friday that signatures were submitted Nov. 26. Her office now has 15 days to verify that enough of those signatures were valid. If in fact at least 227 signatures came from registered Hamilton County voters, a recall election could be scheduled within 75 days.

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Wed
05
Dec

2019 Innovation Showcase to be ‘better than ever’

An up-and-coming technology hub, Aurora will play host again next year to Aurora Open and Innovation Showcase -- a robotics competition that will also invite the culture on invention and innovation to the Hamilton County Fairgrounds.
The event, scheduled for Feb. 2, 2019, is currently still in the planning stages. YETI (Youth Engaged in Technology and Innovation) founder Chad Johnson sat down to reflect on how the upcoming showcase and what it all means to the youth in Hamilton County.

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Wed
05
Dec

Ambulance negotiations continue

City and county officials reported continued progress Monday in their efforts to negotiate terms to provide local ambulance services.
Five members of the joint negotiations committee met for more than two hours Monday afternoon, ending the session with plans to meet again next week.
“I think at this point we’re much closer than we were a couple of weeks ago,” said Rich Nelson, chairman of the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners and a member of the negotiations committee, along with Commissioner Becky Richter.

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Wed
05
Dec

‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ screening Tuesday

The Aurora Chamber of Commerce is presenting a free screening of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ Tuesday at 12th Street Cinema with doors opening at 6 p.m. and the movie starting at 7 p.m.
Mitchell Lyon, a board member of the Aurora Chamber of Commerce, noted that Santa will also be there and is hoping to have Christmas carolers there to sing before the movie.

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Wed
05
Dec

Packages a target during holiday season

It is once again the time of the year when numerous packages will be delivered to homes, filled with purchases and gifts for the upcoming holiday season, which means it’s also time for residents to take extra caution to prevent theft.
According to Officer Corey Dvorak of the Aurora Police Department, residents should be aware of the possibility of packages being stolen.
“It’s horrible,” Dvorak said. “Just that we have those kind of thieves out there that prey on people like that. Just be aware and know your surroundings and get to know your neighbors. Be friends with them and look out for people.”

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Wed
28
Nov

EMS talks focused on three key issues

City and county officials reported continued progress Monday in their efforts to negotiate terms to provide local ambulance services.

Wed
28
Nov

Edgerton Center to host ‘Stars Come Out Holiday Gala’ Friday

The Edgerton Explorit Center will share its success with the community while raising funds to support educational programming during its annual gala Friday.
Executive Director Mary Molliconi said this year’s “Stars Come Out Holiday Gala” is both a celebration of Doc Harold Edgerton’s original hands-on science mission, as well as a meaningful and necessary fundraiser.
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