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Sun
16
Jun

Giltner Daze brings the fun

People of all ages converged to the Giltner community over the weekend for the second edition of Giltner Daze celebration. The weekend was kickstarted with an alumni banquet Friday night before a fun-filled day Saturday. There was something for everyone to do Saturday, whether it was the first-ever kids bike parade, volleyball tournament and a street dance. 

Wed
12
Jun

US Cellular tower to be built

A sparsely attended public hearing regarding the construction of a US Cellular tower, approximately located on 8 and K roads, highlighted Monday’s county board meeting.
“Before you this morning is a request for a conditional use permit for a US Cellular tower,” explained Jeremy Brandt, Hamilton County Planning and Zoning Supt.

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Wed
12
Jun

HPC board looks to upcoming year

The High Plains Community School Board met Monday in Clarks to discuss plans for the upcoming school year.
A major change coming to students at HPC will be new band uniforms. According to High School Principal Cameron Hudson, the band has been using the same uniforms for the last 19 years.

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Wed
12
Jun

Fashion meets the 21st century with Brittanie Friesen’s new online business

Brittanie Friesen is a full-time business major at UNL, an employee of a bank and boutique in Lincoln and at the age of 21, a business owner of B.B. Boutique.
This Aurora native certainly stays busy as she tackles all the challenges that come with running your own business for the first time.

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Wed
12
Jun

Music now much more than a career for Myles Jasnowksi

Myles Jasnowski is no stranger to music and now he is taking his talents and passion to the next level with a planned solo project.
“I recently just started my own band, playing my own music,” Jasnowski said. “That’s kind of been my main focus as of late, getting my solo project off the ground.”

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Tue
11
Jun

Giltner Daze ready to roll this weekend

It’ll be an 80s themed party south of the Interstate in Giltner this weekend.
After moving its annual event to June a year ago, the second edition of Giltner Daze is set for plenty of festivities Friday and Saturday.
“Last year was pretty well attended, but we’d always like to get more into town,” GADC president Gary Consbruck reported. “It should be a fun weekend.”

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Tue
11
Jun

Friesen: Consolidation of schools may be key to property tax solution

Dist. 34 Sen. Curt Friesen used blunt language in a town hall meeting summarizing this year’s legislative session, suggesting that it’s time to change the narrative and talk about school consolidation as a way to help provide property tax relief.
Speaking to a small group of business leaders Thursday in Aurora, Friesen expressed frustration with the 2019 session, which was marred by emotional disputes on the floor and lack of progress on two major issues -- providing property tax relief and updating the state’s economic business incentive program.

“I’ll be really blunt,” he said. “Hampton should be consolidated with somebody else. They should not be there and I’m just being honest. Those are words that some may not want to hear but whether I’m there or not we need to have this conversation. It’s a tough conversation back home and it’s going to be more and more part of the conversation in Lincoln.”

Thu
06
Jun

City approves new housing subdivisions

The Aurora City Council approved two new housing subdivisions Tuesday, one near Poco Creek Golf Course and the other near the new nursing home.

For more details, see next week's print or e-editions.

Thu
06
Jun

Remembering D-Day here at home

Hamilton County will join the nation in pausing for a moment of quiet reflection Thursday, the 75th anniversary of World War II’s infamous D-Day and the Battle of Normandy on the northern coast of France.
Though no surviving local WWII veterans were part of the D-Day landings, many remember that date in history very well. On that day, 425,000 Allied and German troops were killed, wounded or went missing in a battle that had a dramatic impact on world history.
“Gip was on the USS Geneva on his way to Japan,” recalled Shirley Barnell of Aurora, whose late husband Gip Barnell was a Signalman First Class in the Navy. “He was docked on an island in the Pacific when the war ended and his shipmates all went wild with excitement at the announcement.”

Tue
04
Jun

Country Lavender Farm marks 10th year

The sun was shining Saturday, finally, as Country Lavender Farm north of Hampton welcomed guests in the midst of a 10th year anniversary celebrating all things lavender.
Like all area farmers, owners Kevin and Mim Klawonn have had to replant their core product this year due to heavy spring rains. The plants are looking good now, they report, though harvest will be later than usual. Story in this week's ANR.

 

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