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Wed
16
May

Council learns of plans for alternative EMS solution

Gerry Picek informed the Aurora City Council last week of his plans to help lead a newly formed, private entity working to offer a possible solution for local ownership and management of a countywide ALS ambulance service.
While applauding the city for looking into a fire-based ambulance solution, Picek said the goal of Neighbors Helping Neighbors is to maintain the high level of ambulance service Hamilton County has enjoyed for years, but at a lower cost.

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Wed
16
May

High Plains tips hat to seniors

Three communities came together as one Saturday at High Plains as they welcomed another group of alumni into the fraternity.
The Class of 2018 gathered together one last time to share a few laughs, tears and reminisce on their time as the Storm.
Twenty-two High Plains seniors were honored Saturday and received their diplomas.

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Thu
10
May

ANR to delay printing

Due to Tuesday’s primary election, the News-Register will delay printing next week’s edition in order to provide timely election coverage
Papers will be mailed on the regular schedule, though copies of the May 16 edition will not be in the racks until 8 Wednesday morning.
Hamilton County Clerk Jill DeMers noted that the polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. She also invited area citizens to log on to the county’s website -- www.co.hamilton.ne.us -- for timely election results.

Wed
09
May

Go Big Give drive raises $669,000 for nonprofits

The Heartland United Way and Grand Island Community Foundation hosted the fifth annual Go Big Give event Thursday raising more than $669,000 for local nonprofits.
The Go Big Give team had set a goal of $555,000 for the day and the 2017 event raised more than $603,000. Go Big Give is a 24-hour online giving event where anyone can be a philanthropist by visiting GoBigGive.org. Each gift grew with match-pool funds and incentive prizes.

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Wed
09
May

Wilson retires at Crossroads Court

Helping people in need find housing in Aurora has been a calling for Sally Wilson. For more than 37 years she has impacted lives in a positive way as manager of the Crossroads Court, though she came to the end of that road April 30.
“It just makes me feel wonderful to help people who really need it and I’m sad to step away, but it’s time,” Wilson said in her final week on the job before retiring.

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Wed
09
May

Rotary Club collects hazardous waste

Approximately 8,000-10,000 pounds of household hazardous waste was collected April 28 in a project coordinated by the Aurora Rotary Club.
Club members manned drop-off stations at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds throughout the morning, separating paint, pesticides and herbicides, aerosol cans and computer parts for proper disposal.

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Wed
09
May

County hears detail on new EMS proposal

Gerry Picek came before the Hamilton County board of commissioners Monday to introduce a new option for countywide ALS ambulance services.
“I am standing here because I still believe Hamilton County can do this the Hamilton County way,” Picek began. “Right now we’re looking at a countywide ALS solution that will be local ownership and investment.”

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Wed
09
May

Benefit for Weakland family hosted at Bish Arena April 28

For the past three summers, Bish Arena near Giltner has been the place to be for horse enthusiasts with the Summer Gymkhana Saddle Series. But on April 28, the year was started off with a benefit gymkhana playday for Mia Weakland, who has been battling cancer.
Mia’s daughter Kelsey, who has competed in the saddle series since its inception, enjoys the atmosphere at Bish arena.
“I just like the friendly atmosphere,” Kelsey said. “Everybody is here to help instead of judging like at most rodeos these days. It’s just everybody helping everybody.”

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Thu
03
May

HCF scholarships announced

Scholarships from the Hamilton Community Foundation and the Farr Trust have been awarded to 101 area students for the 2018-2019 school year. Get all the details in this week's ANR.

 

Wed
02
May

County board refutes claims made at candidate forum

Commissioner Gregg Kremer brought up the candidate forum hosted Thursday at The Leadership Center, saying he wanted to correct inaccuracies that had been said.
“There were some issues that I felt were inaccurate,” Kremer said during Monday’s board meeting.

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