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Tue
07
Nov

4R board to decide Class B/C1 debate

A potential vote from the Aurora 4R School Board will shape the future of Aurora activities for the next two years.
Like all schools across the state, Aurora must enter a football classification by Nov. 30. The projected numbers for next year show Aurora as a Class C1 school. However, a potential vote from the board could allow Aurora to stay in B. Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

 

Wed
01
Nov

Housing projects on ADC’s 2017 ‘to do’ list

The Aurora Development Corporation held its annual meeting Oct. 17, reviewing plans and current projects which could potentially add up to $20 million to the local tax base.  
After hearing reports from a number of local business and industry leaders, president Wade Regier reported that the ADC is strongly positioned for future growth.

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Wed
01
Nov

Stamp expert speaks at Leadership Center

During the Nebraska State Education Association-Retired fall conference Oct. 24 at the Leadership Center, special guest Bob Ferguson shared his insight on controversial stamps through a Humanities Nebraska presentation.
Ferguson is well known in the Humanities Nebraska community with two main speeches on the subject of stamps. Instead of what he is known for, the long-time stamp collector spoke about a new topic—controversy in the stamp world.

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Wed
01
Nov

Storm football to co-op with Osceola in fall

The High Plains football team is one step closer to taking the field with the Osceola Bulldogs next fall after a special meeting Oct. 25 ended in a 4-2 vote in favor of the two-year partnership.
The 30-minute meeting became another chapter in the debate between parents, school board members, students and coaches to decide the Storm’s football future for the next two seasons.

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Wed
01
Nov

Flexible seating about more than where kids sit

The way kids engage and learn is changing rapidly in today’s classroom, and not just in terms of the technology at their fingertips.
A relatively new concept called flexible seating is catching on in several local schools, allowing kids to move away from their traditional desks and chairs to get more comfortable, which teachers say is creating a better learning environment.
“This is not a trend as much as a mindset,” explained Laurie Anderson, a veteran kindergarten teacher at Aurora Public Schools.

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Wed
01
Nov

Young’s Jack Russell wins 3rd at national show in Maryland

Dog aficionado Melissa Young spent a weekend in Maryland Oct. 13-15 during the national trials of Jack Russell Terriers where her 1-year-old female dog Zena finished third.
“I am a member of the JRTCA, which is the Jack Russell Terrier Club of America. That is different from the AKC (American Kennel Club),” Young explained.

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Fri
27
Oct

Color Run in Aurora Saturday

Thomas Realty & Auction will present the first of what is planned to become an annual “Share a Spare Color Run” at Streeter Park in Aurora Oct. 28 as a benefit for the Nebraska Kidney Association.
“We are excited to bring a Color Run to Aurora,” said John Thomas, chair person and Kidney Transplant Recipient. “This is an excellent opportunity to educate the public about kidney and urological disease and to involve local kidney dialysis and transplant patients and their families who have been impacted.”
“The Share a Spare Color Run, a 5K run/walk, is less about exercise and more about enjoying a color-infused day while raising awareness, reports Lisa Sinsel of the Nebraska Kidney Association.  The event is a fun way to bring the community together for one cause.
“There are no timers and no winners, just individuals, groups and families celebrating the gift of life,” she said.

Thu
26
Oct

Halloween events planned

Young ghouls and ghosts will have plenty of options around the area this Halloween, along with a few adult events as well.
Hordville will be having its activities on Halloween, Oct. 31, starting at 6 p.m. Families can meet at the community hall where a hayrack ride will take the kids around town to the various participating houses. There will be hot dogs served after the trick-or-treating at the community hall sponsored by the village of Hordville. Nearby at the park there will also be a trunk-or-treat event being held for kids, sponsored by the Fridhem Lutheran Church.
Phillips will be hosting its annual Family Fall Festival Saturday from 1-4 p.m. The afternoon will feature a trunk-or-treat” event at 3 p.m. as well as a pumpkin painting contest, games and a silent auction all to support the fire department.

Wed
25
Oct

Event celebrates debut of new solar plant in Aurora

Partners involved with a new solar energy plan at the Aurora wastewater treatment plant celebrated its completion Saturday.
The ceremony and tour brought in representatives from the Nebraska Public Power District, solar power partner GenPro and city officials to share insight on a project that has been in works for two years.

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Wed
25
Oct

Osborne says ‘We are all called to serve’

Legendary Husker football coach Tom Osborne kicked off the 2017 Heartland United Way campaign Friday with insight gained from 36 years of coaching.
Being a young person in today’s world is more challenging than it once was, Osborne told a group of nearly 250 campaign volunteers and United Way staff members at the new Bosselman Enterprises location in Grand Island.

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