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Wed
23
May

Dog tag found at Stockham grave site remains a mystery

This Memorial Day will stir memories as well as a bit of a mystery for the family of a Hamilton County native and war veteran buried in the Stockham Cemetery.
Lester McVey lived most of his life in California, but was laid to rest in his native Nebraska after he died in May of 1988. Family and friends visited his grave over the years, particularly on Memorial Day, which is when the mystery of his military dog tag arose.

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Wed
23
May

Primary election results confirmed

County Clerk Jill DeMers released official election results Thursday after canvassing data from the May 15 primary election. Voter turnout in Hamilton County was reported at 40 percent of registered voters.

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Wed
16
May

Hupf, Seeman advance in race to be Aurora mayor

Former mayor Marlin Seeman and former city councilman Phil Hupf advanced to the general election in the race for Aurora mayor by defeating local businessman Stan Valasek in Tuesday’s primary election.
Seeman was the top vote-getter, with 659 total votes compared to 325 for Hupf and 68 for Valasek.

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Wed
16
May

Richter downs Kinsey in Dist. 1

Incumbent Becky Richter retained her County Commissioner District 1 seat with a win over challenger Rich Kinsey in Tuesday’s primary election.
Unofficial results posted at the Hamilton County Courthouse Tuesday evening showed Richter with 265 votes and Kinsey with 184.

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Wed
16
May

Nunnenkamp ousts Bergen for Dist. 5 county board seat

The County Commissioner District 5 race was won by Roger Nunnenkamp during Tuesday’s primary election.
The preliminary grand totals showed Nunnenkamp with 217 votes, Tim Bergen with 138 and Ivan Hongsermeier with 129.

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Wed
16
May

Smith defeats Penner in 3rd Dist. Congressional race

Six-term incumbent Adrian Smith defeated Aurora businessman Kirk Penner Tuesday in the Republican primary election for Nebraska’s Third District Congressional seat.
With 99 percent of the precincts reported, Smith was declared the unofficial winner.

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Wed
16
May

Krug touches on integrity, boldness at National Day of Prayer Breakfast

Sam Krug, general manager and director of spiritual formation at Preferred Popcorn, spoke to a National Day of Prayer crowd of nearly 100 at The Leadership Center May 3 about what it will take to bring unity back to America.
Krug spent 20 years in Christian education, expecting God to send him to Africa, the ghetto or somewhere else desperately in need of the gospel, but he and his wife Laura found instead that God wanted them to move back to Chapman and work for the family business.

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Wed
16
May

Aurora firefighters bring valuable lessons home from Indianapolis

The day after returning from a firefighter’s training conference in Indianapolis where they learned the latest emergency extraction techniques, Aurora fire crews were putting that new knowledge to use at the scene of a 22-vehicle pileup on Interstate 80.
Jeff Schneider, a captain on the Aurora Volunteer Fire Department and one of four local crew members to attend this year’s Fire Department Instructor’s Course, said that kind of hands-on, high-level training is invaluable.

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Wed
16
May

City council OKs plans for several community celebrations

The Aurora City Council approved requests last week for several events tied to community celebrations and also learned about a new Bands on the Bricks series expected to debut in July.
Councilman Paul Lackore announced during committee reports that the Parks and Recreation Committee has been working with the new Aurora Chamber of Commerce Board regarding details of a six-week series of concerts set to begin July 6.

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Wed
16
May

A blueprint for Nebraska

A group of Nebraska leaders representing business, agriculture, government and higher education announced Friday the formation of Blueprint Nebraska, a statewide coalition that will develop a plan for economic growth, competitiveness and prosperity as Nebraska looks to its next 150 years and beyond.
Aurora native Jayne Mann Smith, one of the project’s steering committee members, said she is excited to be part of the process.
“I think it’s going to be a very eye-opening project,” she said. “It will be interesting to see how much we all have in common from east to west, rural to urban.”

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