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25
Jul

County fair agenda packed with fun

The Hamilton County Fair is packed with a plethora of unique and fun events, ranging from Wednesday to Sunday.
“We’re excited,” said Hamilton County Ag Society president Phil Hupf. “We’re running a bunch of different events this year and changing up the schedule. The mini-rodeo is new and Sunday night the RC car group is opening their track to the public.”
Kicking off regularly scheduled fair activities are entry deadlines day and livestock weigh-ins. From 4-9 p.m. on Wednesday, 4-H, FFA and Open Class entries (static projects) will be accepted.

Wed
25
Jul

City unveils fire-based EMS plan

City officials unveiled a rough draft version of a fire-based ambulance service study Thursday, seeking input from the public before sharing a revised version with county board members and other potential partners they say will be critical to the proposal’s success.
Having researched various aspects of creating a new city-based ambulance service, a committee comprised of 16 individuals shared its findings in a study Mayor Dave Long said never wavered from the original objectives.

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Wed
25
Jul

Rose takes trade to El Salvador

Dr. Jo Rose traveled to El Salvador on a chiropractic mission trip with her son, Derek, from April 28 through May 5 to aid people in need of care.
The trip was sponsored by Spinal Missions, an organization that works with the college Derek is currently attending, Logan College of Chiropractic. The trip was in need of chiropractic doctors to accompany the group of college students, which is how Rose got involved.

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Wed
25
Jul

NPPD meter replacement underway

Upgrading of electric meters for Aurora residences and businesses by Nebraska Public Power District began July 23 and will continue throughout the remainder of the month and into early August.
The meter replacements are part of a program in 2018 to replace 43,000 existing electric meters in 33 communities served at retail by NPPD.

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Wed
25
Jul

Aurora welcomes Central Nebraska Bible Conference to town Aug. 4-5

“Christianity in a Post-Christian World: Confidently Proclaiming Truth” is the theme of the Central Nebraska Bible Conference to be held in Aurora August 4-5.
The featured speaker of the conference will be Greg Koukl, founder and president of Stand to Reason, a Christian apologetics ministry based in California.

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Wed
18
Jul

Chocolate Lovers Contest new addition to this year’s Hamilton County Fair

There’s breaking news for chocolate lovers in the county with the addition of the Chocolate Lovers Contest to the Hamilton County Fair.
Open class coordinators Dottie Anderson and Joyce Dose are bringing the fun new contest to the fair this year in hopes of drawing more interest. Bakers of all ages are welcome to enter their chocolate goodies and the only rule is that entries must include at least two different types of chocolate.

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Wed
18
Jul

Midwest Medical touts network in EMS plan

An Omaha-based medical transport company touts its track record in other communities and its regional network of EMS personnel and ambulances as reasons why it would be a good choice for Hamilton County.
Midwest Medical Transport Company is one of three alternatives now being proposed to replace the existing county-owned and managed EMS system, which is scheduled to end effective Oct. 1.

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Wed
18
Jul

No more digging to be allowed on courthouse lawn

The Hamilton County Board of Commissioners met Monday to discuss issues with the courthouse grounds and sprinkler system.
“So we have some issues with the sprinkler system and broken wires,” said Alan Arnett, building and grounds maintenance manager.
According to Arnett, the wires associated with the sprinkler system are not very deep in the ground and have recently been damaged due to digging on the courthouse lawn.

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Wed
18
Jul

Council members review Rescue 28 proposal

The Aurora City Council heard a report last week from Rescue 28 regarding a proposal by a private local start-up company to offer ambulance service throughout Hamilton County.
Gerry Picek, president of Rescue 28, Inc., gave the same presentation he had a day earlier to members of the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners, concluding with his own personal thoughts on having several potential solutions to the pending ambulance transition.

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Wed
18
Jul

Hampton School Board approves new science curriculum

The Hampton School Board met Monday evening to discuss a multitude of topics.
The board performed the first reading of new school policies regarding pregnant and parenting students, the Nebraska Reading Intervention Act, emergency exclusion, an update to search and seizure policy and other state standards. Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

 

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