News

Mon
05
Feb

Aurora teen dies in accident

Tragedy struck Aurora Friday evening when 17-year-old Nicolas Pachta, a junior at Aurora High School, died from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle accident northwest of town.

Thu
01
Feb

House fire reported Thursday

A structure fire was called in at 1909 E. 10 Road early Thursday afternoon. The caller reported smoke coming from the attic of the house located on the property. No further updates have been released.

Thu
01
Feb

Car engulfed in flames on Hwy 34

A car was engulfed in flames on Highway 34 west of Aurora last week. The call originated as a car with smoke in it before the flames took hold. No known injuries have been reported.

Wed
31
Jan

City outlines membership for EMS committee

Even with no item on the city council agenda referencing the planned fire-based EMS study, Mayor Dave Long spoke on the plans set in motion by himself and city administrator Rick Melcher during the Jan. 23 meeting.
“We are in the process of putting a committee together for the ambulance service,” Long said during the petitions and communications section of the council’s agenda.

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

 

Wed
31
Jan

Robot tourney to highlight business innovation

Head to head, high-tech combat will be featured on center stage Saturday when Aurora hosts a robotics tournament at the fairgrounds, though organizers say they hope the lessons learned go far beyond the day’s wins and losses.
Nearly 40 teams are expected for the Aurora Open & Innovation Showcase, an event touted to be uniquely different than other robot tournaments throughout the state and nation.

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

 

Wed
31
Jan

Wize opens Hawk Salon

A Bradshaw native who cut hair in Hampton several years ago has returned to the downtown salon, this time as the owner.
Nikki Wize announced plans this week to open Hawk Salon as of Feb. 1, bringing a Main Street business back to life.
“I am excited to return to Hampton’s growing community with my family and to focus on my passion for cosmetology in a place that feels like home,” Wize said.

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

Wed
31
Jan

County declines city’s EMS invite

County commissioners voted unanimously Monday to decline the city’s invitation to participate in a study of a fire-based EMS service, citing concerns with the existing ambulance union.
Commissioner Tim Bergen voiced concerns about the county participating in that study in light of on-going talks with the ambulance union.
“Considering we are under negotiations, that kind of ties our hands,” Bergen said.

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

 

Wed
31
Jan

Chemical dumping on T Road being investigated

Three sites of illegal chemical dumping along T Road in Hamilton County were the focus of a two-month investigation handled by the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) and local authorities.
“There was quite a bit of chemicals for someone just dumping them along the road,” said Kirt Smith, Hamilton County emergency manager.

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

Wed
31
Jan

Beer school to make debut at Home & Garden Show

The 23rd Annual Hamilton County Home & Garden Show will take place Feb. 10-11 at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds. The event begin Feb. 10 with a pancake breakfast sponsored by the Aurora Optimist Club in the Farr Building from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The show will open at 8:30 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. Saturday’s events include the home show as well as the 32-booth health fair in the Ag Auditorium open from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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

 

Wed
31
Jan

Time is limited, legislature has challenges ahead

Things in the Legislature continue to be busy with floor debate in the morning and committee hearings in the afternoon.
Short sessions are always more hectic because there is so much to do and fewer days in which to do it. This year it seems even more so. With big challenges still ahead, most notably the budget shortfall and the urgency to do something about property taxes, the time to address other important issues will be limited. 

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

 

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - News