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01
Aug

Nunnenkamp pitches roads public hearing

The Hamilton County Board of Commissioners met Monday, rounding out one of the last budget-centered meetings of the year.
Public participation was welcomed beginning at 9 a.m., during which time Commissioner-elect Roger Nunnenkamp suggested the board consider holding a single-subject public hearing regarding the condition of roads in Hamilton County.

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Wed
01
Aug

City approves going to bid for new well

The Aurora City Council approved plans for a new municipal water well and gave City Administrator Rick Melcher a 6 percent raise during an hour-long meeting July 24.
Tyler Doane with JEO Consulting advised the council that soil and water testing has been completed on the site of the proposed well, located on Jim and Becky Rathman’s property just west of the city’s newest well by the Aurora Cemetery, which was installed in 2016.

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Wed
01
Aug

Hail, wind cause crop damage

Pea-size hail and winds gusting up to 80 mph combined to cause significant but sporadic crop damage Saturday night in parts of Hamilton County.
Philip Beda of The National Weather Service in Hastings reported that a storm cell from northeast of Grand Island tracked through Hamilton County towards Giltner just before 11 p.m. Saturday with wind gusts up to 88 mph recorded at the Grand Island airport. Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

 

Wed
01
Aug

Three local veterans honored as Quilt of Valor recipients

The Quilt of Valor Foundation presented three veterans with quilts Thursday, honoring them in front of a large crowd on hand for the opening ceremonies of this year’s Hamilton County Fair.
Glen Green, Bill Maahs, and Don Campbell were at the center of attention when they became the newest recipients of what has been described as a civilian equivalent of a Purple Heart award.

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Wed
01
Aug

Wert pays it forward with tribute to Pachta

Blake Wert paid it forward Saturday, just like his friend Nicolas Pachta always did.
The senior-to-be at Central City High School offered an emotional tribute to Pachta during Saturday’s livestock auction at the Hamilton County Fair. Wert wrote a letter that was read aloud just before his 4-H steer was auctioned off, thanking the Pactha family for sharing Nick with the 4-H community, and remembering his long-time friend as a top-notch showmanship competitor.

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Wed
01
Aug

Plainsman Museum receives its 1000th Nebraska Passport visitor of the year

The Nebraska Passport Program is a unique effort on behalf of Nebraska Tourism to boost the attendance of businesses, museums, shops and more across the state. One objective of the statewide initiative is to get people out and about and visiting places that they may have never been to.
Covering the whole state of Nebraska, locations that have signed up for Nebraska Passport are listed on a map, categorized by type of attraction and then alphabetized by town.
Those who wish to be a part of the program don’t have to be from Nebraska and have the option to pick up booklets, or passports, at any of the stops.

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Wed
01
Aug

Inaugural Dave Oswald Senior of the Year Award presented to namesake

Mayor Dave Long presented the first annual Dave Oswald Senior of the Year Award on Thursday at the Senior Center.
Long introduced the presentation of the award by speaking to how important volunteerism is to the Aurora community and the Senior Center.
“Actually to make every single entity work in America, you have to have volunteerism,” Long said.

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Wed
01
Aug

Painting of courthouse part of ‘Legacy of Nebraska’ exhibit

“The Legacy of Nebraska” Collection & Exhibition by Todd A. Williams was a major project initiative of Nebraska’s Sesquicentennial in 2017. The collection of paintings representing each of Nebraska’s 93 counties, including Hamilton, toured the state and was extended by popular demand to Fontenelle Forest in Bellevue for the summer of 2018. Now the remaining paintings in the collection will find an exhibition space in the artist’s home town of Central City for the remainder of the year.

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Wed
25
Jul

Pioneer, Heritage Farm awards to be presented at fair

Four farm families will be honored Thursday at the Hamilton County Fair as recipients of the Pioneer Farm and Heritage Farm Award.
The AKSARBEN Foundation, along with the Nebraska Farm Bureau and the Nebraska Association of Farm Managers, recently announced 138 honorees, recognizing farm families who have consecutively held ownership of land in the same family for at least 100 years (Pioneer) or 150 years (Heritage), respectively.

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Wed
25
Jul

Spray, Schafer join MCHI board of directors

Memorial Community Health, Inc. (MCHI) is pleased to announce the election of two new members to their operations board of directors.  
Ken Spray of Clay Center and Harlan Schafer of Aurora were elected to the board in April and June 2018, respectively.  The 15 member volunteer board governs MCHI, which is a private, not for profit organization that receives no tax support.

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