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Fri
31
May

N Road closed

Heavy rains in Hamilton County have saturated area farm fields and caused the closure of at least one rural road. N Road north of Aurora lies in the middle of a large pool of standing water which covers more than a quarter of a mile.

Thu
30
May

Library to host summer reading program

The Alice M. Farr Library in Aurora invites area children to participate in the 2019 summer reading program. Ages pre-kindergarten through sixth grade are encouraged to sign up at the library beginning Tuesday, May 28. The program runs June 4 through July 6. This year’s theme is “A Universe of Stories.”
The Summer Reading Program is an annual event promoted by the American Library Association to encourage youth to become regular readers. The library will have story-time session of Tuesdays, starting June 4 through July 2 at 10:30 a.m.
Children, parents and the general public are invited to attend a special magic program at the library on Monday, June 3, at 2 p.m. Magician Theron Milo, “The Rocky Mountain Wizard” involves the young readers in his program and mesmerizes all, including adults. This program is free to all. Funding is provided by the Friends of the Alice M. Farr Library. For questions or more information, call the library at 402-694-2272.

Tue
28
May

Friends, family honor lost loved ones

A gentle breeze sent a circle of flags waving around community members gathered Monday in the Aurora Cemetery.
Finding a break in the stormy weather and trekking through mud, those in attendance sat together to remember those lost.
“We are reminded on this day that in each generation, brave men and women will always step forward to take the oath of allegiance as members of America’s armed forces willing to fight, and if necessary, die for the sake of freedom,” Aurora Post 42 Commander Ron Paider said in his Memorial Day speech.

 

Tue
28
May

Banana Rams making impact in Hordville

A year after opening its doors in downtown Hordville, Banana Rams is gearing up for its biggest gig yet -- an outdoor country music concert expected to draw as many as 1,000 people.

Tue
28
May

Cox, Dethlefs say ‘We’re ready to go’ with EMS

Tom Cox and Brent Dethlefs are both excited about the fire-based EMS operation set to debut Saturday, seeing it as a positive step forward for the community. They share their thoughts in this week's ANR.

 

Tue
28
May

Survival camp makes hiking a breeze

Area children had the opportunity to learn about outdoor survival Thursday at Bader Park. Hosted through the 4-H and the UNL Extension Office, this kicks off the summer camp programs available through 4-H.

 

Tue
28
May

Leadership class urged to ‘make a difference’

Everyone leaves a wake in life. The question graduates of this year’s Hamilton County Leadership Tomorrow program were asked last week is, “What kind of wake will you leave?” Hear more about the message and find out who graduated from this year's class in this week's ANR.

 

Tue
28
May

Friesen: Session ‘not a total bust’

Nebraska lawmakers are expected to end the 2019 session ahead of schedule Friday without approving a major property tax relief plan or new incentive program for business growth, though Dist. 34 Sen. Curt Friesen said the often contentious session was not a complete bust.

 

Tue
28
May

Community weighs in on Medical Cannabis Act

Nebraska lawmakers rejected a proposal to legalize marijuana for medical use, though the issue has sparked conversation statewide and is expected to be back on the table in some form next year.
The Medical Cannabis Act, LB 110, would have allowed health care practitioners to prescribe cannabis to a patient that is a Nebraska resident, with a qualifying medical condition. Those conditions include pain, nausea, glaucoma, seizures, terminal illnesses and more.
The bill may have stalled this session, but Sens. Anna Wishart and Adam Morfeld are currently gathering signatures to put the proposal on the 2020 general election ballet.
In light of this recent decision, community members have reached out to voice their thoughts and opinions on the matter. Find out what they had to say in this week's ANR.

 

Tue
28
May

City ready to launch new ambulance service

As of Friday at midnight, emergency calls requiring an ambulance in Hamilton County will be handled by city personnel.
A transition studied in detail and debated in principal for more than a year becomes official Saturday, with the county ending its ownership role as well as management of all emergency medical services. In its place, the city will debut a fire-based EMS system, working in conjunction with the Aurora Volunteer Fire Department. The end product, city officials explained days before the debut, will look very much the same. Mayor Marlin Seeman and City Administrator Rick Melcher explain the new service in a special report in this week's ANR.

 

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