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Wed
23
Oct

Halloween haunts lining up in Hamilton County

With the spookiest day of the year quickly approaching ghouls and goblins of all ages should be making last minute touches to their costumes and preparing to haunt their local Halloween events.

Wed
23
Oct

Thorell marks 25th with Edward Jones

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Shane Thorell, an Edward Jones financial advisor, and Susan Deininger, the senior branch office administrator, are celebrating the Aurora office’s 25th anniversary this week.
Thorell has been serving the investment needs of area clients since 1994 and feels his firm is providing a valuable service.
“After learning how Edward Jones financial advisors were required to meet members of a community even before being able to open an office, I knew this was the right firm for me,” Thorell said.

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Wed
23
Oct

Giltner Goodies snack cart rolls out lessons, sweet treats

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With the inaugural run of the Giltner Goodies snack cart officially in the books any vending machine will be given a run for its money. Students in the entrepreneurship/leadership class have finished developing their business model and are ready to attack their next round of snack delivery on Wednesday.
“I had offered (during) this course for them to either create their own personal business, where we would hypothetically run one or create one, or I presented that they could run an actual business as a whole class while still working through a business plan,” instructor Katie Richards said.

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Wed
23
Oct

County discusses abandoned cemeteries, policies, procedures

Following the recent discussion on abandoned cemeteries in Hamilton County, the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners called upon Veterans’ Service Officer Mike Irons Monday for information that might be of help.
“When you spoke with us earlier during budget time you said that, or I understood you saying, that we really don’t have an ‘abandoned cemetery,’” Commissioner Becky Richter said. “We have a lot of cemeteries that aren’t being taken care of and people are stepping up and taking care of them -- like the Lion’s Club -- but you were unable to find a petitions that actually statutorily declared them as abandoned cemeteries?”  
Irons confirmed this as correct.

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Wed
16
Oct

City denies request for Highway 14 project

The Aurora City Council denied a preliminary plat request last week involving a piece of property along Highway 14, citing a recommendation from the city’s planning commission.
Adam Darbro, the city’s planning and zoning administrator, explained to the council at its Oct. 8 meeting that Gail Rath had expressed interest in purchasing a parcel just west of the Messiah Lutheran Church, which she planned to subdivide into two lots in order to build a new home. In order to do that, a portion of the commercial frontage lot along Highway 14 would have to be narrowed, which drew concern from members of the Aurora Planning Commission at its Oct. 2 meeting.

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Wed
16
Oct

Hampton board votes to remain 6-man football

The Hampton School Board voted unanimously Monday to continue its 6-man football program for the next two-year cycle, declining an opportunity to create a football-only cooperative with High Plains Community School.
The issue has been talked about for months in light of declining participation in the Hawk’s high school football program, and was the focus of recent community meetings designed to share facts and information about the program, future boy enrollment trends and possible options. Several members of this year’s Hawk football team attended Monday’s meeting, sharing their thoughts through team spokesman Drake Schafer.

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Wed
16
Oct

Hampton board pursuing contract with telecommunications provider

Hampton village leaders voted Monday to pursue a contract agreement with Big Red Communications as a means of offering another telecommunications provider in the community.
The issue was raised last month when a representative with the Denton, Neb.-based company made a presentation to the board, seeking permission to mount telecommunications equipment on the Hampton water tower in hopes of “bringing high-speed broadband service to underserved Nebraska.”

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Wed
16
Oct

HP board tables football co-op vote

The High Plains School Board tabled its discussion on a possible football cooperative with Hampton Monday while agreeing to pursue an extended softball cooperative agreement with Cross County and Osceola.
Supt Brian Tonniges recommended that the board table the discussion until they knew the direction that Hampton is going to go. (See related story on Hampton school board decision).

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Wed
16
Oct

Hampton school bus slides off muddy county road Oct. 8

Hampton Supt. Holly Herzberg commended students and staff for how they handled an incident last week when a district school bus slid off a rural muddy road.
No one was injured in the Oct. 8 mishap, she noted, adding that she reported what happened to the county’s road personnel.
“Everyone was safe,” she began. “We’ve been in communication with the Hamilton County Roads Department and will continue to be in communication with them because obviously we want the safest environment possible.”
Herzberg said the bus driver and students all remained calm and handled the situation well, adding that Principal Tim Huls went to the scene and helped get the kids to safety as quickly as possible.

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Mon
14
Oct

Badura leads by 4 at state golf meet

Danica Badura shot an even-par round of 72 Monday to take a four shot lead in the Class B state golf tournament, an event the senior has had her sights set on as the one thing missing from a stellar junior golf career.

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