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Wed
14
Nov

Veteran shares perspective in Hampton

Corey Scheidemann shared memories Monday of a four-day span in 2004 when he was attacked three times while on convoy security detail in Iraq. He will head back to the Middle East in two months to serve his country again, but before leaving was the featured speaker at a Veteran’s Day celebration in Hampton. To read more on what Scheidermann had to say to those present, check this week's print or e-editions.

 

Wed
14
Nov

Kremer responds to recall effort

The clock began ticking this week on a 30-day window to gather signatures in an effort to recall Hamilton County Commissioner Gregg Kremer. To read more about Kremer's response, see this week's print or e-edition.

 

Wed
14
Nov

GPS board discusses possible JH activity changes

The Giltner School Board discussed the possibility of allowing home-school students to join its junior high extracurricular activities during a regular monthly board meeting Monday night.
As part of new business, it was brought up whether or not to amend Board Policy 5003, which deals with exempt children being allowed to participate in GPS activities. To read more about the proposed policy change, see this week's print or e-edition.

Wed
07
Nov

Two incumbents, newcomer elected to Hampton School Board

Hampton voters re-elected Linda Troester and Karl Block to the Hampton Public School Board and gave the nod to Grant Dose for his first four-year term in Tuesday’s election. Kayla Gaughen finished fourth at the polls.

Troester was the top vote-getter with 279, followed by Block with 269, Dose with 252 and Gaughen with 140.
“I just appreciate everyone’s vote and look forward to serving them for the next four years,” Troester said.
“I just want to thank everyone for showing their support and having confidence that I can do a good job for another term,” Block said. “I look forward to doing what’s best for the kids at the school.”
“I appreciate everybody’s vote and will do my best to represent the public’s opinion on the school and to do the best job I am able to do,” Dose added.
Gaughen could not be reached for comment.

 

Wed
07
Nov

Three incumbents keep 4R Board seats

With a close race throughout the night, four candidates for three spots on the 4R Board were decided at the polls Tuesday, with the unofficial grand totals differing by mere 100s.

Wed
07
Nov

Voters elect Seeman as Aurora mayor

Aurora voters elected Marlin Seeman to begin a second stint as mayor of the city Tuesday.

Wed
07
Nov

Voter turnout tops 62 percent Tuesday

As the final tallies rolled in for the 2018 general election, Hamilton County election official Jill DeMers took a brief break to comment on the overall nature of the election and voter turnout.
“The weather was great and we had a lot of people at the polls,” DeMers began. “We had a great turnout. There were people in line before 8 a.m. ready to vote, so it was a great day.”
DeMers also thanked all of the poll workers for their support throughout the process.
“They just help make the whole process run so smooth,” she said. “They’ve been doing elections, they know what’s going on and they have a wealth of knowledge.”
DeMers noted a higher voter turnout and stated that the ballots came in in good time. The ballots went through the machines well and overall she felt the whole day ran smoothly.
According to unofficial election totals, this year’s general election saw a voter turnout total of 62.8 percent of all registered voters in Hamilton County.

Wed
07
Nov

Residents react to new Nebraska slogan

Nebraska Tourism’s newly selected state slogan has been getting a lot of attention -- both in the national media and locally.
The News-Register staff reached out to those in Hamilton County to see what the overall opinion of the people was and the following testimonies of willing volunteers reflect an overall positive opinion on “Nebraska: It’s not for everyone.”
“I think it’s a great fit because it’s true,” Lana Rodriguez said.

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

Wed
07
Nov

United Way kicks off fundraising drive

Oct. 31 officially started this year’s Hamilton County Heartland United Way fundraiser with the handing out of donuts to local businesses.
“We took a little different approach this year trying to have a little fun and also share some energy,”  said Heartland United Way Hamilton County Chairman Kurt Johnson. “We did that by having the committee distribute around 34 dozen donuts to area businesses.”

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

 

Wed
07
Nov

Congressman Smith hoping more people can ‘get off the sidelines’

Congressman Adrian Smith came to Aurora last week with a message about getting more people off the sidelines and into the workforce, and he left with input from teachers who say more young people could be better prepared to fill much-needed jobs if there were fewer governmental regulations in the way.

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

 

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