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Wed
25
Oct

Johnson takes director position at Bremer Community Center

The Bremer Community Center has added a director to the list of things being updated at the facility as long-time local resident Maloree Johnson began her new position just a few days ago.
“I feel as if I can utilize all of the different skills that I have,” Johnson began. “I have five kids that I have to keep organized all of the time and I have to manage. That type of organization and keeping things together and making sure schedules are followed is a natural thing for me.”

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Tue
24
Oct

Former Hawks share wisdom at Hawk Honors Assembly

Twins Alicia (Quiring) Davis and Amanda (Quiring) Gonzales -- 1998 Hampton graduates -- joined the Hawks Oct. 17 for an honors assembly.
Supt. Holly Herzberg opened the assembly saying that it is probably her favorite day of the year.
“I talked to the speakers today about why we do Hawk Honors. “When I became the superintendent at Hampton Public Schools I walked through the front door and we had a whole a lot of trophies and plaques and pictures that really told the story of  who we are with activities and athletics, but I felt like there was a huge piece missing as to what we do here and that’s the academic piece.”

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Tue
24
Oct

New First State Bank branch opens at High Plains elementary

A new student branch of the First State Bank in Hordville opened at the High Plains elementary school in Polk after a new money savings program was implemented during a ribbon cutting ceremony Oct. 17.
The program isn’t just between the school and the bank as the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Center for Economic Education has been handling these partnerships for over a decade.

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Tue
24
Oct

Hofrichter takes on pastorate at Mamre Evangelical Free Church

Paul Hofrichter is the new pastor at Mamre Evangelical Free Church, located three miles north and three miles east of Marquette at 1804 E 25 Road. The church was first called Mamre in 19=890, when the surrounding prairies reminded the congregation of the plains where Abraham went and “dwelt by the oaks of Mamre,” (Genesis 13:18).

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Mon
23
Oct

High Plains to reconsider football coop proposal

High Plains Community School’s Board of Education will hold a special board meeting Wednesday (Oct. 25) to discuss the future of its football program.
The purpose of the meeting is to consider and take any necessary action related to a two-year football only coop with Osceola Public Schools beginning with the 2018 football season and ending following the 2019 season. The board voted earlier this year not to pursue that option, but is now reconsidering the issue.
The meeting is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. at the elementary school in Polk.

Wed
18
Oct

Benefit shows support for veteran Aurora firefighter

A crowd estimated at more than 2,500 people showed up Sunday to raise funds and show support for Matt Campbell, a long-time member of the Aurora Fire Department who has been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer.
The Aurora Fire Department’s annual pancake breakfast Sunday was devoted entirely to Campbell and his family, with proceeds earmarked to help cover medical expenses.

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Wed
18
Oct

Full turnout for Family Literacy Night

The Aurora Parent/Teacher Board hosted Family Literacy Night Monday at the Elementary School in conjunction with a week-long read-a-thon.
The elementary school will be bustling with reading excitement all week as each day has a fun theme. Tuesday is stop, drop and read day and when the signal is given everybody in the school, teachers and staff included, will stop what they are doing to read. Wednesday is silly sock day; Thursday is mystery guest reader day when teachers are encouraged to invite somebody to come to the classroom and read; and Friday is spirit day.

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Wed
18
Oct

Cindy McClellan featured in urban art exhibit at Blue Cat Gallery

Local artist Cindy McClellan has found another outlet for her artwork after she was asked to be a part of the Urban Dreaming exhibit held at the Blue Cat Gallery & Studio in Wayne.
The featured exhibit is one that was brought to life by gallery owner Carolyn Albracht, who is a former Aurora resident herself.

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Wed
18
Oct

Communities in county early on may be lost, but not forgotten

While Hamilton County is now known for seven villages and towns, the countryside used to be dotted with around 30 other communities just over 125 years ago.
Some of these communities were platted and created into formal towns just like the ones we see today, and others may have been not much more than a post office or depot.
Yet, each one of these communities have their own history -- be it vast and plentiful or secluded and exclusive. The differences seen in each one is why Hamilton County is set up the way it is today.

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Wed
18
Oct

Halloween events planned throughout Hamilton County

The area’s annual Halloween activities are just around the corner as the end of October is fast approaching.
Young ghouls and ghosts will have plenty of options around the area, along with a few adult events as well.

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