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Wed
14
Aug

Hampton board reviews input on possible HP athletic cooperative

Hampton School Board members reviewed what was called a good first meeting with High Plains Community School Monday in regard to a possible cooperative agreement involving athletics.
Jeff Hansen, board president, summarized the discussion from a July 29 meeting, reporting that there was a lot of information shared from both schools’ perspectives.
“It was very brief and we really didn’t get into the weeds, but we had a nice conversation about each other’s school history,” he began. “We talked about how we got to where we’re at today, some initial concerns and also the opportunity (of a cooperative agreement), keeping in mind what’s best for all kids at both schools.” Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

 

Wed
14
Aug

Commissioners to continue search for contractors on courthouse window project

Moving forward with the effort to maintain the beauty of the Hamilton County Courthouse, Hamilton County commissioners again discussed the sole bid they received on July 29 concerning the tower window replacement project.
Administrative Manager Scott Stuhr presented the county with a recommendation to reject the sole bid from Pella Commercial Division out of Grand Island, based on the grounds that the bid was not submitted with all the information requested.
The original bid was submitted by Pella marking the replacement of the 16 windows, not including installation, to be $91,921. Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

 

Tue
13
Aug

A kindergarten Kodak moment

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Excitement, chaos and a little bit of nervousness could be found in the hallways of Aurora Elementary School Monday morning. Pictured above, Thomas Mason gives his mother Jessica just one more hug before she has to go.

Mon
12
Aug

Welcome back lunches

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The Plainsman Museum hosted two lunches this week welcoming back teachers from all area schools. Aurora teachers were honored last week, while staff members from Hampton and Giltner were treated to a meal Monday while they prepare for the start of classes this week.

Sun
11
Aug

Hampton event fills the streets

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The streets of Hampton were filled with cars, people, conversation and music Friday for the annual TDLC Car Show. Event organizer Roger Bamesberger said the feel-good evening is designed to showcase the community.

Fri
09
Aug

Pool to close Sunday

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Sunday will be the final day to enjoy a swim at the Aurora Aquatic Center, which closes for the season at 5 p.m. The pool has been a popular place this summer, as always.

Fri
09
Aug

NSP investigating shooting death

The Nebraska State Patrol confirmed Friday that it is investigating a shooting death after a body was found Thursday at Tooley Park.
Cody Thomas, NSP public relations director, reported that a body was found at the park located west of Marquette, adding that “there is not a threat to the public.”
Hamilton County Attorney Mike Powell confirmed that a male body was found during the early morning hours Thursday after authorities responded to a 911 call. Sheriff Kirk Handrup reported that he is aware of the situation, though the investigation is being handled by the Nebraska State Patrol.
More information will be shared as it becomes available.

Thu
08
Aug

Tree damage in GI

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Aurora football players were among the many volutneers lending a hand Thursday morning at Riverside Golf Course in Grand Island, where trees sustained heavy damage during a Tuesday night storm.

Wed
07
Aug

National Night Out

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Several neighborhoods enjoyed National Night Out activities Tuesday in Aurora and throughout Hamilton County. McGruff the Crime Dog made a stop here at East Park Villa in Aurora.

Wed
07
Aug

County’s comprehensive plan 3 years in the making

A public hearing is scheduled for Monday giving area residents one final chance to share their views on wind turbines, rural housing developments and many other issues outlined in a proposed comprehensive plan.
Monday’s 7 p.m. hearing at the Hamilton County Fairground’s 4-H Building is the final phase of a three-year process to update the county’s planning and zoning regulations. The documents were reviewed July 17 by county planners, who made several recommended changes before advancing the issue to the full Hamilton County Board of Commissioners. Chairman Rich Nelson said he and his fellow board members have monitored the process closely over the past three years and are now ready to make decisions based on in-depth study and public input.
To read more about this issue, please see this week's print or e-edition of the ANR. 

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