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Wed
15
Nov

Giltner school board looking to beef up security

The Giltner School Board moved forward Monday during a regular meeting with a project to help solidify the security of the school as a whole.
CEI Security and Sound owner Kevin Hansen addressed the board and explained some of the new features the board is looking to add to its security system.

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Wed
15
Nov

Hampton village board reviews zoning, landlord, nuisance issues

Hampton Village Board members tackled a full agenda Monday with topics including zoning jurisdiction, communication with local landlords, a status report for planned repairs on a main street building, and bid review for a street construction project.

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Wed
15
Nov

Hampton school to host district speech meet

The Hampton School Board announced plans Monday to host the first major event in its remodeled/expanded school facilities with a district speech meet March 12.
Though construction is not yet completed, “the project is coming to a conclusion soon,” administrators reported during the regular monthly school board meeting. Nine schools are expected to participate in the district speech meet.

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Wed
08
Nov

Giltner salutes local veterans

The Giltner gymnasium was overflowing with patriotism and pride Wednesday as the community tipped its hat to local veterans. After a speech by guest speaker Matt Greathouse, the program featured reports from students who were paired with local veterans, spending time to capture their stories and share them via essays, art displays and videos. See a report in this week's News-Register.

Wed
08
Nov

MCHI expands diagnostic resources for sleep disorders

A growing need for studies used to diagnose a plethora of sleep-related problems has prompted a growing focus in Memorial Community Health’s own clinic in Aurora.
While the in-house sleep study has been around for a few years, MCHI recently expanded its services to include a preliminary sleep test that can be conducted in the patients’ own home.

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Wed
08
Nov

United Way hosts Poverty Summit in Grand Island

Volunteers, social workers and community leaders spent half a day in Grand Island Friday brainstorming on the issue of poverty and how the Heartland United Way and other nonprofit agencies might work together to improve the plight of children in need.
“I think it really was a draw for a lot of people to finally have a proactive conversation about poverty,” said Karen Rathke, Heartland United Way president.

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Wed
08
Nov

County board, EMS continue negotiations

County commissioners ratified a settlement with the local ambulance union Monday for the 2016-17 fiscal year, but rejected a proposed agreement for the 2017-18 fiscal year, pending continued negotiations.
The settlement agreement Monday between Hamilton County and the Hamilton County EMS Association, IAFF Local 4956, provides for dismissal of legal challenges incited on behalf of the union  seeking wage and benefit determination for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017.

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Wed
08
Nov

Local veteran presented with Quilt of Valor

Avery and Maverick Kellar met Edgar Tucker when they moved into a new neighborhood in Aurora next to Edgar. The day that their family moved into the new house was a hot one, and as they were unpacking boxes, Edgar came over with a bouquet of flowers he picked from his garden with a note that said “Welcome Home.” From there, a friendship blossomed.
“The people we bought the house from told us that Ed was really nice,” Avery said. “So we went over there to introduce ourselves and he was somebody who seemed really nice.”

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Wed
08
Nov

Commissioners approve wheel loader bid for highway department

The county highway department received four bids Monday for a wheel loader, and the board accepted the bid from Caterpillar for a 926M model, 149 horsepower wheel loader with an operating weight of 30,663 pounds at a cash price of $180,550. With a trade-in value of $87,000, the sale price came to $93,550.

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Tue
07
Nov

4R board to decide Class B/C1 debate

A potential vote from the Aurora 4R School Board will shape the future of Aurora activities for the next two years.
Like all schools across the state, Aurora must enter a football classification by Nov. 30. The projected numbers for next year show Aurora as a Class C1 school. However, a potential vote from the board could allow Aurora to stay in B. Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

 

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