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Tue
04
Jun

Live music brings 500 to Hordville

As live music pumped through the streets, small and unassuming Hordville, Nebraska, was the place to be Saturday night.
The crowd was alive, buzzing with friends, food, refreshments and the excited charge of live music on a gorgeous evening that had been long awaited during what seemed like a pattern of downpours. To Justin Blase, event sponsor and owner of Banana Rams, the night was more than a success.

 

Tue
04
Jun

After 34 years of service Robert Coon decides to retire

Robert Coon, a 1985 AHS graduate, has brought his military career to an end after serving in the National Guard for the last 34 years.
Coon enlisted the same year he graduated from high school and attended basic training and infantry advanced individual training at Fort Benning, Ga. "Where are they now" feature story in this week's ANR.

Tue
04
Jun

City council OKs contribution to AACD, water ordinances

The Aurora City Council approved a $7,500 contribution to the Aurora Area Chamber & Development and also updated ordinances to help clarify regulations involving the city’s water system during a brief meeting May 28. See ANR for complete report.

 

Tue
04
Jun

City, county report a smooth EMS transition

City and county leaders both celebrated a successful transition of local ambulance service Monday, two days after EMS operations officially became the city’s responsibility.
After years of study and debate, keys to the EMS service were transferred from the county’s jurisdiction to Aurora City Hall effective June 1. See story in this week's ANR.

 

Tue
04
Jun

Toy Library begins lending process

The Aurora Toy Library entered new territory Saturday with its first official lending event where more than 300 toys were available after months of planning, collecting and sorting.
Co-coordinators Caleigh Heeg and Bre Snyder were joined by other volunteers at the Alice Farr Library, where toys were put on display for a three-hour lending event. Approximately 40 toys were checked out in the debut run, though Heeg is hopeful that number will continue to grow as the word gets out in the community.

 

Tue
04
Jun

Remembering D-Day here at home

Hamilton County will join the nation in pausing for a moment of quiet reflection Thursday, the 75th anniversary of World War II’s infamous D-Day and the Battle of Normandy on the northern coast of France.

Tue
04
Jun

Planners seek to bring back Booster Days glory of old

The goal of this year’s Hampton Booster Days planning committee goes far beyond rolling out the red (or actually purple) carpet for the town’s annual summer celebration.
The hope is to give Booster Days itself a boost, turning back the clock to a time when people planned their early summer calendar around the annual Hampton event.

 

Tue
04
Jun

Troubling times for county roads

With the recent excess of rain across the state of Nebraska, County Highway Supt. K.C. Pawling addressed the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners Monday with updates on the status of rural roads here at home.
His presentation included a list of indefinitely closed roads, due to washouts or collapsed culverts and focused on answering some of the questions he had recently been hearing.
“Some of the questions I’ve been asked are about where the roads are closed,” Pawling began. “So I put together a little FYI sheet here. That’s a copy of what we send to dispatch and the emergency manager every week. We keep them updated on the road closures, where, why and how.” Detailed story in this week's ANR.

 

Sat
01
Jun

Market on the Square

Downtown Aurora was a popular place to be Saturday morning for the first of many Market on the Square events. The farmer's market drew a wide range of vendors in a weekly format that will continue through mid-September.

Sat
01
Jun

A little run on the prairie

Approximately 40 runners kicked off June with a 5K run on the prairie -- more specifically Gjerloff Prairie near Marquette. It was a picture-perfect morning for a PPRI event, which started and finished at the education center.

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