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Mon
14
Oct

Highway 34 project nearly complete

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Construction crews were busy installing new guardrails along the Highway 34 bridge on the east side of Aurora Monday as one of the final phases of completion on the $4.9 million project.

Fri
11
Oct

Giltner royalty

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Giltner's Lance McKay and Amanda Whisenand were crowned Homecoming king and queen after Friday's football game. The Hornets fell to Axtell 42-6. 

Fri
11
Oct

Aurora citywide cleanup begins

The city of Aurora’s fall citywide clean up has been scheduled for Oct. 12-20 (weather permitting).
For the convenience of Aurora residents only, the waste site will be open on these select days, with times as follows (East gate only): Wednesday-Friday -- 1-7 p.m.; Saturday -- 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m.; Sunday -- 1-4 p.m.
Those interested in dumping should follow the guidelines per category listed below.
Compost pile: Leaves and grass only (no plastic bags, garden waste, hedge trimmings or any other foreign material will be allowed)
Brush pile: untreated, unpainted lumber, tree limbs only (no plywood, cardboard, plastics, grass, leaves, or any other foreign material)
Roll-off container: only materials that cannot be placed in the brush pile or compost pile. Items such as: construction waste materials, plywood, cardboard, old furniture, plastics and household trash. No leaves, grass, tree limbs or untreated, unpainted lumber.

Thu
10
Oct

Aurora Area Chamber & Development plans to dissolve itself

Seventeen years after the Aurora Area Chamber & Development Corporation was created as an umbrella organization for various local entities, the AACD board is proposing to dissolve itself pending approval of its full board and membership.

Wed
09
Oct

Suspect located after multi-county pursuit

A multi-county pursuit ended in York County in the evening of Oct. 7.

A message was released by the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department via AlertSense to all county residents warning of a male suspect in the area.

The alert, sent at 11:29 p.m. Monday, stated that they were looking for a male suspect in the area on 18 Road and Z Road (near Hampton). People were advised to lock their doors and call 911 if they saw anything.

No further details were provided, but another alert was sent later on that the suspect had been apprehended.

The Nebraska State Patrol announced Tuesday, Oct. 8, that law enforcement officials from several agencies worked together to take a suspect into custody following a pursuit that crossed several counties Monday evening.

Wed
09
Oct

Marathon Kids program off and running in Giltner

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A group of students has begun running through the streets in Giltner for no other reason beside the pure joy and benefit that they draw from it. They are the Marathon Kids running club.
“Marathon Kids is a Nike program to get kids running, active, setting goals and social,” Coach Kirsten Kreutz explained. “We meet two times a week and the kids track their milage. The kids all set goals at the beginning of the season so they try to meet their daily goal and we work up to a marathon.”

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Wed
09
Oct

Klawonns open Creekside Firearms Training

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Mim and Kevin Klawonn shifted their attention from lavender to handguns this fall, closing down one business and launching another on their farm north of Hampton.
While they both enjoyed growing and making products out of lavender, the Klawonns came to the conclusion that Nebraska weather is not ideal, or consistent enough, to grow their own product. After 10 years in business, the last three of which they had to replant and start anew, they closed the book on Country Lavender Farms. In its place, Creekside Firearms Training, LLC now occupies their time and attention, stemming from a shared enjoyment of shooting handguns, as well as a perceived need to provide concealed carry and pistol training locally.

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Wed
09
Oct

Citizens demand answers on county’s road dept. budget

Monday’s packed Hamilton County Board of Commissioners meeting was dominated by questions over the Roads Department portion of the recently approved budget.
These questions were posed by community member Todd Joyce and came with ample input from other concerned citizens including Stacey Holloway and Duane Katt.
Joyce began with questions concerning what he believed to be discrepancies in the inventory list.

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Wed
09
Oct

Recall effort launched on commissioners Nelson, Nunnenkamp

Recall petitions were filed Monday against Hamilton County Board of Commissioners Rich Nelson and Roger Nunnenkamp.
Duane Katt of Aurora is seeking to remove board chairman Nelson from his District 2 seat. The stated reason for the recall was written as follows, published verbatim.
“Failure to address public safety issues, failure to provide inspection of material purchased by the county resulting in hazardous conditions of county roads, failure to hire competent trained employees, failure to represent his constituents.”

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Wed
09
Oct

News passions, challenges keep Aurora grad moving

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Taylor York, a 2012 Aurora graduate currently living in Omaha, has always been a creative person and after heading off to Kansas City after high school she took the first step to a life filled with chasing her passions.
“I got my bachelor’s of fine arts degree at the Kansas City Art Institute,” York said. “I was in school and working part-time at Target.”
York went to school to get a double major in animation and creative writing and a class assignment to create a children’s book let her combine her two interests.

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