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Wed
23
Jan

Phillip’s 32nd annual Triple ‘B’ feed sells out for first time

Doubling the size of Phillips in one night, the 32nd annual Triple “B” Feed went off without a hitch Thursday with approximately 600 people from around Nebraska attending the fun-filled and food-fueled event. 
“We sold 600 hundred tickets and there will be walk-ins like there always is, too,” said Phillips Community Foundation board member Jay Otto. “It is a lot of work, but it is worth it. We get 500 pounds of bull fries and 200 pounds of gizzards. I don’t remember though how many pounds of ham we got.”
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Wed
23
Jan

Innovation Showcase calls for volunteers

With the Feb. 2 date for the Aurora Open and Innovation Showcase quickly approaching, organizer Chad Johnson is encouraging the community once again to come out and be a part of one of the biggest technology events Aurora has ever hosted. 
“We still need volunteers, everything from technical judges to greeters, to folks that help get the robots to their matches on time,” Johnson said. “We can use students and adults throughout the day. Aurora always puts on the best event of the year, but it takes almost 80 volunteers to pull it off.” 
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Wed
23
Jan

Impact of government shutdown reported as minimal, so far

Though overall impressions of the current government shutdown are not positive across the board and many citizens are being affected on a national scale, Hamilton County remains relatively unscathed in terms of disrupted services. Get the lowdown in this week's ANR.

 

Wed
23
Jan

Friesen: Governor’s budget based on optimistic forecast

Gov. Pete Ricketts discussed Nebraska’s strength and growth in economic development and detailed his plans for the budget in his annual State of the State address, though Dist. 34 Sen. Curt Friesen said he fears the governor’s budget plan may be based on an overly optimistic revenue forecast. See full report in this week's ANR.

Wed
23
Jan

A new way to do math

A unique new math curriculum introduced this fall in Hampton is helping elementary students learn not only that 2 plus 2 equals 4, but what those numbers mean and why. Find out more, including reaction from Hampton teachers, administrators and students, in this week's ANR.

Tue
22
Jan

House fire in Aurora

Aurora Fire and Rescue responded Monday to a fully engulfed home located at Green Meadows Estates, Lot 28.
“It was a vacant trailer that did not have utilities hooked up,” Aurora Fire Chief Tom Cox reported. “We were dispatched at 12:39 a.m. the morning of the 21st and we were completed by 4:30 in the morning. It was completely engulfed when we arrived on the scene.”
Cox stated that fire crews had to “flow quite a bit” of water to put out the blaze.
According to Cox, the home is owned by Michael Fruit. He said there were no injuries, noting that the cause of the fire is still under investigation by the Nebraska State Fire Marshal.
“It’s a complete loss,” Cox said. “Fire travels so quickly through those old trailers, but like any other home, not just trailer homes, you need a good, working fire detector.”
Cox continued, urging patrons to check batteries in smoke detectors frequently.
Fri
18
Jan

Triple B tradition

Approximately 600 people attended the 32nd annual Triple "B" Feed at the Phillips Community Hall Thursday. This year marks the first time all tickets were sold before the event. Watch for more details in this weeks ANR.

Wed
16
Jan

From journalism to law, Andrews goes abroad to find calling

After graduating from Aurora High School in 2006, MaryLou Andrews, daughter of Dennis and Beth Andrews of Aurora, filled her life with education, helping others and meaningful experiences in countries abroad.
In her most recent adventure she returns home from a year-long fellowship with IJM, the International Justice Mission, in Thailand, just in time to sew her wedding dress and complete the next chapter in her story.

Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

 

Wed
16
Jan

County reports on EMS talks

Following the completion of the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners executive session regarding ambulance negotiations, Board Chairman Rich Nelson commented briefly on the status of EMS discussions with the City of Aurora.
“Over the last number of weeks we have had multiple meetings, in particular trying to come up with an interlocal agreement between the city and the county that would be agreeable to both parties,” Nelson said. “We’re getting very close.

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Wed
16
Jan

4R Board appoints liaison for discussions on community theater expansion project

The Aurora 4R School Board voted Monday to recognize Cindy Muilenburg as a liaison between the Board of Education and a community group formed to advocate for the funding and building expansion of the community theatre on school grounds.
Not being a school-funded or led project, the community group has met with school officials and administration to discuss the situation.

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