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Wed
11
Dec

Huls resigns as principal at Hampton Public School

The Hampton School Board accepted the resignation of Tim Huls Monday, ending his six-year tenure as principal at Hampton High School effective Feb. 28.
Huls reported that he will be changing professions, leaving education to pursue a career in the ag sector.
“We wish him the best as he pursues his life outside the area of education,” Supt. Holly Herzberg said.

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Wed
11
Dec

Locally crafted jams, jellies bring a touch of home to food

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Aurora local Barb Crouse and husband Larry have certainly never run out of spreads for their toast -- what with Barb making homemade jellies, jams and butters now for the past 20 years.
What started with her grandmother has turned into a business, lovingly dubbed Summerhouse Kitchen. The name came from her grandmother’s summer house out at their farm and brings with it fond memories.

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Tue
10
Dec

County tables wind vote

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County commissioners tabled a decision Monday on whether to approve or deny a conditional use permit for a four-turbine wind energy project after hearing more than three hours of public input. See full report, including reaction from Bluestem Energy Solutions, in this week's ANR.

 

Sat
07
Dec

Alspaugh gets first win

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First-year High Plains girls basketball coach Kimmie Alspaugh didn't have to wait long for her first win as the Lady Storm edged Giltner Friday night 40-36 in an early-season cross-county CRC battle that came down to the wire. The Giltner boys won the night-cap over the Storm, 49-14. Recap the first week of the season for all four teams in this week's ANR.

Fri
06
Dec

Christmas comes early in Hampton

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Christmas came early Thursday in Hampton, where residents enjoyed a variety of events in a Christmas Holiday Bonanza on Main Street. Kids were invited to visit Santa, take a train ride, make s'mores on an open fire, with everyone also enjoying hot cocoa and snacks at various local businesses. Hot soup was served up at the fire barn as the final event on a chilly December evening.

Wed
04
Dec

County discusses surveyor position

The date for a public hearing seeking to gain community input on the status of the county surveyor position has been set for Jan. 6 during the regularly scheduled Board of Commissioners meeting.
The topic of discussion will center around whether or not commissioners will elect to keep the county surveyor position, currently manned by Adam Goertzen, an elected position which would be ‘opting out’ of the process, or if it will become appointed. This comes after a state statute was found to affect the county on this matter.

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Wed
04
Dec

Thieszen has holidays wrapped up

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What started out a way for a sixth grade student to help out during the holidays has grown into a budding new business that is sure to help ease some of that shopping stress.
“I was bored and wrapped a couple of our presents,” Taryn Thieszen explained on how she got started with Taryn’s Wrapping and More. “I asked my mom to put something out on Facebook saying that I wanted to wrap some presents, then I decided that it would be really fun to do a wrapping business.”
Taryn is now working on making her wrapped gifts more unique by learning how to make her own bows and how to curl ribbons.

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Wed
04
Dec

The Old Homestead helps decorate for the season

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The Old Homestead Market and Floral hosted its first class Nov. 16 with a focus on creating greenery displays to compliment the changing season.
“We’ve been wanting to do things like this for a while,” co-owner Jenny Snoberger said. “We sell to our customers boxes of mixed greenery, so they can put their outdoor pots together. This is a chance to give them some instructions on how to do that.”
Snoberger and co-owner Robin Sanderson led a class in how to arrange various greenery in a pot to make the perfect decorative piece.

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Wed
04
Dec

Deer firearm season comes to a close

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The firearm season for deer hunting concluded Nov. 24 with 287 deer checked in at T&L’s in Aurora.
“We were up 21 from last year,” Missy Kliewer reported. “Whitetails are all we usually get here. Maybe two or three muley a year.”
When looking over the deer checked in, Kliewer found that they had about 60 percent bucks and 40 percent does, a number she said is just about the same as last year.
“On the last day we saw even more kids,” she added. “I suppose because it was a weekend that they’re out hunting, but it’s good to see the kids.”

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Tue
03
Dec

Toys for Tots campaign

 The Heartland United Way is collaborating with the United States Marine Corps and the Salvation Army to bring the 22nd Annual Toys for Tots Distribution to Grand Island. The Toys for Tots Program provides toys to children age 0-12 who live in Hall, Hamilton, Howard and Merrick counties.
The goal for the Toys for Tots Program is to provide each child with a toy, book, stuffed animal, a stocking stuffer and a board game for the family. Each year, the Toys for Tots Distribution serves just under 2,000 local children.
Toy donations are needed to make the Toys for Tots Distribution a success. New, un-wrapped toys for age 0-12 are currently being collected and needed. Public toy drop locations are the Aurora News-Register in Aurora, Hobby Town USA (201 Wilmar Ave, Grand Island), and Heartland United Way (1441 N Webb Road, Grand Island). Toy donations are being accepted now through Tuesday, Dec. 10.

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