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Tue
21
Apr

Two Aurora deaths related to COVID-19

The Central District Health Department reported this week that two people from Aurora have died from complications related to COVID-19.

Tue
21
Apr

Giltner Alumni Banquet cancelled

The Giltner Alumni Banquet planned for June 12 has been cancelled for this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
It was also announced this week that the Giltner Days celebration scheduled for June 13, coordinated by the Giltner Area Development Corporatin, has been postponed until further notice. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Fri
17
Apr

Aurora man dies from COVID complications

The Central District Health Department reported Thursday that a male in his 60’s died Wednesday at Westfield Quality Care in Aurora from complications related to COVID-19.
The death brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the Central District to six. Central District Health Department reports a total of 360 lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases as of  2 p.m. Thursday.  
Confirmed cases to date by county are as follows: Hamilton County has 15, Hall County has 339 and Merrick County has six.
CDHD also reported over 40 COVID-19 positive tests in staff and residents in the following long-term care facilities and home health services: Tabitha, Lakeview, Tiffany Square, Heritage, Edgewood, Country House, Azria Health Broadwell Good Samaritan in Hall County, and Westfield Quality Care in Hamilton County.

Thu
16
Apr

High Plains board candidates share profiles, insight

There are three contested seats up for election on the High Plains Community Schools Board of Education in the May primary.
The incumbents are Kent Helgoth of Clarks and Terry Carlstrom of Polk. They are being challenged by Kraig Urkoski of Silver Creek, Erin Meyer of Hordville, Jason Morris of Clarks, Kristi Farley of Polk, and Kyle Beck of Clarks.
The seven candidates appearing on the May primary ballot are profiled this week. Their answers to the News-Register’s questions are unedited.

Wed
15
Apr

Aurora natives share global perspective on pandemic

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Apprehension and social distancing protocol is starting to ease in China, while other parts of the world are still on high alert in hopes of reducing the spread of the coronavirus global pandemic.
Three Aurora natives  shared their perspectives this week with Pierce Bartling reporting from China, Sally (Wolff) Bolis from Nepal and Matt Binfield from South Korea. Story in this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
15
Apr

4R making plans for big ticket items

Monday’s 4R District board meeting consisted of many big-ticket plans to aid in the growth of the district, including the approval of a design/build contract for expansion of the performing arts classrooms, as well as a new face to the high school entrance.
According to Supt. Damon McDonald, the projects will be financed by utilizing the district’s building fund. This means no public vote will be required. The project’s estimated cost, for all changes, sits at $2 million. Full story in this week's print or e-editions.

 

Wed
15
Apr

AHS charters school’s first ever SkillsUSA chapter

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Aurora High School welcomed yet another activity for its already involved student body to participate in, should they want a unique perspective on a wide array of different career possibilities and hands-on learning.
With a little nudging from Keith Dubas, CCC-Hastings construction technology teacher and Aurora resident, the school’s first-ever SkillsUSA chapter was born at the beginning of the 2019-20 school year. Story in this week's print or e-editions.

 

Wed
15
Apr

Garrett family home transformed through time, from studs to stunner

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The Garrett family, Michaela, Chad, Merrick and Cash, are living and working in their active home remodel as the family works to bring Chad’s grandparents former home into the 21st century. Read all about the Garrett’s home renovation as the lead story in this week’s spring home improvement edition.

Wed
15
Apr

Pacific fOAR: Aurora native set for journey across the ocean

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Sarah Rothchild, a 2011 Aurora graduate, grew up surrounded by flat lands and cornfields, as far from an ocean as anyone could be. Regardless, this hasn’t stopped her from seeking adventure in the ocean blue with  Pacific fOAR. See the Where Are They Now feature story in this week's print or e-editions.

 

Wed
15
Apr

Local Extension, 4-H programs offer online enrichment

Part of entertaining and educating in the ever-changing world today, the Hamilton County Extension and 4-H office has been adapting to overcome the challenge. Ever since recommended social distancing brought an end to in-person education, or groups larger than 10 people, Extension staff members have been getting creative, deciding to bring online webinar lessons to those who wanted to join. Full story in this week's print or e-editions.

 

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