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Apr

Aurora Middle School garden grows more than produce

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Many different grade levels are known for their own “thing” in the Aurora school district, whether it be the seventh graders P.O.P. presentations and the eighth graders with their service learning and Aurora Community projects. This is no exception in the sixth grade, especially with the bountiful start in the fall of 2018 to their produce garden at the middle school. Read more details on this creative hands-on project in this week's print or e-edition.

 

Wed
22
Apr

Aurora Child Care surveying families on when to re-open

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Aurora Child Care Inc. followed the 4R school district’s lead in closing its doors at the outset of the coronavirus pandemic, though the board is communicating weekly now with local families to determine when the time is right to reopen. Full story in this week's print and e-editions.

 

Wed
22
Apr

Monson looks forward to unknowns of retirement

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Treasured Aurora Elementary counselor Douglas Monson has spent his entire lifetime learning, teaching and encouraging others to do their best. After a successful career in education, Monson is set to begin his next journey -- retirement. Monson reflects on his career in this week's print and e-editions.

 

Wed
22
Apr

County gives update on 911 interlocal

A point of interest during the Hamilton County Board meeting Monday was a committee report by Commissioner Bobby Parks and Chairman Rich Nelson related to 911 dispatch services involving Merrick County.
Parks reported that she and Nelson had met via Zoom with Hamilton County Sheriff Kirk Handrup and communications supervisor Deb Wehmeier. Details in this week's ANR.

 

Wed
22
Apr

Sizer starts next chapter with HPC retirement

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Ellie Sizer has been with the High Plains School District for 32 years, but this elementary teacher is now looking to the future, with plans to retire at the end of the school year. She reflects on her career in this week's ANR.

 

Wed
22
Apr

County talks election, fair, wages via Zoom

The Hamilton County Board of Commissioners were back in session Monday after a week’s hiatus in light of the novel coronavirus slowing business down.
One of the more pressing matters discussed during the meeting came near its end with committee reports, where Commissioner Becky Richter addressed the board on the topic of the Hamilton County Fair. Details in this week's ANR print and e-editions.

 

Wed
22
Apr

Caden Carlson named state FBLA officer for upcoming term

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Aurora sophomore Caden Carlson’s election as a state officer with the Nebraska Future Business Leaders of America was unlike any election in the organization’s proud history.
Though Carlson decided to throw his hat in the ring for state secretary back in January, his campaign took a detour in March when the spreading coronavirus pandemic forced cancellation of the FBLA’s annual state leadership conference in Omaha. Story in this week's print and e-editions.

 

Wed
22
Apr

Ag Society announces fair plans, pending COVID developments

Questions have been circulating regarding the status and ultimate fate of many favorite spring and summer events in Nebraska and countrywide.

Wed
22
Apr

Council hears CDHD report on virus

As the third healthiest county in Nebraska, Hamilton County is poised to handle the coronavirus pandemic better than most, but the number of local COVID-19 cases is still on the rise and cause for concern.
That was part of the report given to the Aurora City Council last week in a Zoom meeting with Teresa Anderson, director of the Central District Health Department, which serves Hamilton, Hall and Merrick counties. Details in this week's ANR.

 

Tue
21
Apr

Flu pandemic of 1918 hit hard in Hamilton County, Nebraska

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It can be easy for people living in today’s modern world to forget problems that affected those who came before us 100 years ago. Even so there are still things that haunt the past and continue to provide a scare for the future such as disease and illness; even more specifically the dangers of the influenza virus and how this microscopic nuisance has plagued humans throughout the last century.

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