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Nov

Brown receives Quilt of Valor at High Plains

At the High Plains Community School Veteran’s Day program, proud veteran Dorinda Brown both shared special words with the crowd as a featured speaker and was later honored with a prestigious Quilt of Valor for her service.
Brown stated during her speech that she signed with the Army in 1997 and went to basic training at Ft. McClellan in Alabama.

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Wed
21
Nov

United Way entity aims to help veterans, family

Heartland United Way and its entities provide many services within Hamilton County.
One of those entities, starting around 2011, is  Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska. This service is just one of many that helps veterans and their families in Hamilton County with a program titled “At Ease.”

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Wed
21
Nov

Record number of students out for HPC One-Act team

The High Plains Community School’s One-Act team performed ‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’ for the general public Nov. 11 at the high school. This practice run was one of several ways the HPC thespians aim to get ready for CRC and district competition.
Led by Karol Bankson, this year’s team consists of more than 30 students, most of whom are in their first year with the program. According to Bankson, this total is up from last year’s count of nine participating students.

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Wed
21
Nov

Council approves zoning change

The Aurora City Council changed zoning on two adjacent lots owned by the Pat Eberle family during a brief meeting Nov. 13.
Zoning administrator Adam Darbro explained to the council that Eberle requested a change from residential zoning to an office zoning district on one parcel at 512 14th St., where she would like to some day build an office structure to handle bookkeeping duties. As is, the structure would not be permitted on a residential lot.

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Wed
21
Nov

NDEQ to host public hearing on Griess Truck Wash permit change

The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality will conduct a public hearing in Aurora Nov. 28 to gather input on a request by Griess Truck Wash to modify its pollutant discharge elimination pretreatment permit.
Patrick Ducey, a permit writer and environmental specialist with NDEQ in Lincoln, explained that the public hearing was scheduled as the result of a citizen request.

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Wed
14
Nov

Curb Cards venture makes Aurora debut

Long-time local teachers Pam Emahizer and Loree Moss have been looking for a way to have some fun and bring joy to the community after they retire from the classroom. They found it, both believe, as partners in a new Curb Cards -- Aurora business venture.
“Our slogan is you can’t help but smile when you see a Curb Card,” Moss said. “It makes people happy.” To see more about Curb Cards, see this week's print or e-edition.

 

Wed
14
Nov

Definition of family reaches near, far for Diaz family

The definition of family differs for everyone -- with contributing factors including culture, location, social situations and more. But for one Aurora hearth, the Diaz family to be exact, it expands far past the comfortable reaches of their own home and almost always far past the borders of the United States.
Sara and Dario Diaz -- and eventually their only biological son Adrik, started hosting foreign exchange students around 2010. But the idea of allowing others from around the globe into their lives started much earlier, especially for Sara. The Diaz family shares its story in this week's special ANR family focus section.

 

Wed
14
Nov

Aurora becoming a hot spot for house concerts

Cindy McClellan hosted her fifth private house concert Thursday when Artist Leah Shoshanah visited Bent Shadows.
“It was a great night,” McClellan said. “It was a very relaxing night with some great music from Leah.” To see complete story, see this week's print or e-edition.

 

Wed
14
Nov

Hampton approves revised policy allowing early graduation

Hampton School Board members approved an amended policy Monday to allow students to receive their diploma ahead of schedule, voting shortly after to allow to seniors to graduate at after the first semester. For complete story, see this week's print or e-edition.

 

Wed
14
Nov

Quilts of Valor presented to local veterans Pence, Omel

In addition to the many other special tributes, songs and words shared at Aurora High School’s Veteran’s Day program Monday, those in attendance were able to enjoy the honoring of two local vets in a Quilt of Valor ceremony. This was the first time a ceremony had taken place at the high school’s program. To read more about the recipients of the Quilts of Valor, please see this week's print or e-edition.

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