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May

Book published to commemorate those who have served

New to the literary world, Nebraskans Remember: Volume Two tells the stories of a handful of Nebraska veterans from a few of the wars that are part of our history.
Some of these Nebraskans are even natives of Hamilton County, including Bob Nilsen of Aurora.
Nilsen and his war stories appear in the second book and his dad and a brother were featured in the first volume.

Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

 

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30
May

Hampton celebrates students, staff May 23

The Hampton Public School gymnasium was crowded with staff, students and family for the 2018 honors convocation May 23.
Students were recognized in various categories for academic, athletic and creative achievement as well as service and character awards. In addition, two staff members were celebrated, as their time at Hampton had come to an end. Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

 

Wed
30
May

Area shooting sports team brings home top honors

Merrick County 4-H Shooting Sports competed at the Mid-Nebraska Trapshooting Conference at Doniphan, every Saturday starting March 17 thru April.
The team is made up of 40 kids, in fifth through 12th grades, from Central City, Nebraska Christian, Aurora, and Palmer.

Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
30
May

Hordville, Clarks, Polk fire departments give seniors the gift of safety

When you think of sending seniors off to college, you often think of the parents who raised them or the teachers who helped prepare them academically. But at High Plains Community, the volunteer fire departments of the local communities of Polk, Hordville, and Clarks, wanted to make sure the seniors were prepared in a different way.
On May 3, firefighters and emergency response personnel presented each HPC senior with a special gift -- a tote with first aid kits, a fire extinguisher, and a smoke detector.

Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

 

Wed
23
May

Cemetery, tennis facility dedications Saturday

Two dedication ceremonies are planned for Saturday morning in Aurora, with back-to-back events set to unfold at the cemetery and new tennis facility.

At 9 a.m., area residents can learn about the recent improvements at the Aurora Cemetery, as well as hear more about future plans. At 9:30 a.m., local citizens representing a private group that raised funds for and planned the new tennis facility will be joined by city officials in dedicating the three-court complex in Streeter Park.

Both events are free and open to the public.

Wed
23
May

Memorial Day services planned throughout county

Residents of Hamilton County are encouraged to come out to partake in a day of remembrance, honoring the men and women who died in service to their country Monday by attending a Memorial Day services throughout the area.

Wed
23
May

Kyle Ediger named head boys basketball coach in Hampton, replacing Newmyer

The Hampton Public School Board approved a number of staffing contracts at its May 14 meeting, including the hiring of a new head boy’s basketball coach and third grade/junior high English teacher.
Kyle Ediger, a Hampton graduate and current 7-12 math teacher, will move up the bench for the Hawk basketball team, going from an assistant to head coach.

Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
23
May

Hampton art showcases commitment

Hundreds of colors, dozens of lines and more than 100 pieces of artwork filled the gymnasium last week at Hampton Public School for its annual student art show.
Though in its sixth year, this is the first time the show has extended past a single evening and also included hands-on activity stations for visitors to participate in while attending the show.

Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

 

Wed
23
May

Mason found guilty of sexual assault

James L. Mason, Jr., of Aurora, has been found guilty of sexual assault on a child after being arrested in December 2016 for a complaint regarding inappropriate contact with a minor.
Mason was charged with two counts of sexual assault on a child-third degree, a class IIIA felony, and child abuse, a class I misdemeanor. The offenses were reportedly committed on or about Dec. 16, Dec. 18 and Dec. 16, all in 2016. Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

 

Wed
23
May

Redmond appeals sexual assault sentencing

Michael J. Redmond, of Phillips, has been found guilty of sexual assault and incest following his arrest in September 2016.
Redmond was charged with sexual assault of a child-third degree, a class IIIA felony; incest, under 18 years of age, a class IIA felony; and sexual assault-third degree, a class I misdemeanor. The offenses were reportedly committed on or around Sept. 18, 2016, Sept. 4, 2016, and Feb. 14, 2015, respectively.

Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

 

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