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Wed
07
Aug

APS Foundation introduces its new mission

After more than a year of planning and organizing the Aurora Public Schools Foundation, officially established in April of this year, is ready to introduce itself and its mission to the community.
The mission statement of the foundation, as it stands, reads “The Aurora Public Schools Foundation was created to serve as a means by which the community can donate funds which help enhance Aurora Public Schools and the educational needs of its students.”
To read more, please see this week's print or e-edition of the ANR.

Wed
07
Aug

Local veterans taken into the fold with Quilts of Valor

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During the opening ceremonies of the Hamilton County Fair, two men received a gift of love, appreciation and warmth in the form of a Quilt of Valor.
The ceremony was conducted by Jeanette Friesen, on behalf of the Nimble Thimble Quilt Guild.
To read more about these esteemed veterans being wrapped in their own quilts, please see this week's print or e-edition of the ANR.

Wed
07
Aug

History of 100 county schools shows dedication to education

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One of the Plainsman Museum’s biggest stories centers around some of its smallest and largest artifacts combined. 
These artifacts, spread throughout the building -- and others -- are mostly displayed apart, but combine to tell the tale of early education throughout Hamilton County.
To read more about this historical back-to-school story, please see this week's print or e-edition.

Wed
07
Aug

Band tradition marches on

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The time of year has come and gone again for the Aurora High School band students to gather for marching band camp. 
After a week of practice the 109 students have left teachers Dan Sodomka and Kate Metzger with a lot to look forward to.
“I told the leadership team that this is if not the best band camp I’ve been a part of then one of the very, very best I’ve been a part of,” Sodomka said. “We were able to chart, march and play our entire opener and we were actually doing a little cleaning today, which was a first.”
To read more, please see this week's print or e-edition of the ANR.

Wed
07
Aug

Automower makes lawn work a breeze

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Leon Cederlind was facing a dilemma. He was in need of a new lawn mower and found himself at Husker Harvest Days where something different caught his eye. A Husqvarna automower was being demonstrated to the crowd and for Cederlind this was his solution.
The mower, or ‘Lil’ Husky’ as he has named it, follows a wire placed around the property and mows the area within it.
To read more, please see this week's print or e-edition.

Wed
07
Aug

High Plains kicks off year with changes

A new school year is beginning for the High Plains Storm and high school principal Cameron Hudson said many new updates and changes await.
The most noticeable switch is the reconfiguration of the  school’s layout, with PreK-6 located at the Clarks site and 7-12 located in Polk.
To read more, please see this week's print or e-edition.

Wed
07
Aug

Blueprint Nebraska lays out bold plans for statewide growth

Creating 25,000 new jobs, boosting the median annual household income by $15,000 and making Nebraska one of the top three best places to live in America are among the 2030 goals announced this week by Blueprint Nebraska.
A group of Nebraska leaders representing business, agriculture, government and higher education have been working for more than a year to produce a plan for economic growth, competitiveness and prosperity as Nebraska looks to its next 150 years and beyond. The end result of that effort is now published in a public document.
To read more, please see this week's print or e-edition.

Wed
07
Aug

County to experiment with road ‘packers’

County board members took action Monday on a test procedure hoping to compact rural roads and make them safer for heavier travel expected in the coming weeks.
Board chairman Rich Nelson explained that a “packer” will be leased or rented as soon as possible, with test runs made as to the impact on rural roads softened by heavy rains.
To read more, please see this week's print or e-edition.

Wed
07
Aug

Update on search for missing fugitive

According to Nebraska State Patrol public relations director Cody Thomas the fugitive wanted in connection with the warning established on July 26 near the Giltner spur is still at large. 
“At approximately 9 a.m. Friday (July 26), a trooper made a traffic stop near Grand Island on eastbound I-80 at mile marker 319,” Thomas reported in an email interview. “During the traffic stop, the driver fled on foot. The passenger was detained and arrested after 10 pounds of methamphetamine and three grams of cocaine were located inside the vehicle.”
The passenger was arrested for multiple drug charges.
Nebraska State Troopers and law enforcement officers from multiple agencies searched the area for hours, Thomas added.
They did not find the suspect. As of Tuesday morning, July 30, he is still at large.

Mon
05
Aug

A Stockham tradition

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More than 350 people enjoyed an afternoon and evening of food and fellowship Saturday at the 41st annual Stockham barbecue and dance.

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