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Tue
23
Jun

Photo contest deadline drawing near

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Area shutterbugs are invited once again to share to their photographic talents in the annual News-Register/Hamilton Telecommunications amateur photo contest.
Categories for the 2020 contest are similar to previous years, with four main categories inviting photographers to point their lens toward our community in various ways.
The four categories are for pets/animals; nature; agriculture; and any subject. Mobile device entries can be entered in these categories as well, though judges will take quality of the image into account when selecting the winners.
Photos must be taken by Hamilton County residents. All entries must be submitted to the News-Register by July 10 with a limit of three per person, per category. There is no fee to enter.

Tue
23
Jun

Heart Beets plants a new sign

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Pictured from left, Sarah Lyon, her sons Jack and Walter, Megan Vetter, Laura Rubeck and Sarah Bailey stand in front of the Heart Beets Community Garden’s new sign. Vetter designed the sign that now stands north of the garden. Members noted that the current season is going well with many vegetables already being harvested to help support the Hamilton County Food Panty and The Leadership Center’s Summer Lunch Program.  Lyon also announced plans to have an expansion on the garden in the fall to help increase food production.

Tue
23
Jun

Let the summer fun, and learning, begin

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Although it came with a delayed start, The Edgerton Explorit Center began hosting summer camps last week, one of which featured the Mermaids and Unicorn camp for young girls. Above, Edgerton staff hands out buffs for the kids to wear over their face during the camp.

Mon
22
Jun

Belated graduation

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Aurora High School's Class of 2020 took center stage Saturday for a delayed but highly anticipated graduation ceremony. See this week's edition for full coverage. Click link below for highlight video.

Graduation

Wed
17
Jun

Virtual book club offered to explore racial issues

Dorothy Molczyk, mental health counselor and social worker, is offering an educational, virtual, book study on the book, Posttraumatic Stress Slave Syndrome: America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing by Joy DeGruy.
The study will begin on Monday, June 22 on Zoom and will last from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The study program will continue on consecutive Mondays, at the same time until the group has completed the text.
For more details and to participate, please contact dmolczyk@hamilton.net  for further information on Joy DeGruy. Her biography can be viewed at speakoutnow.org

 

Wed
17
Jun

Thrift Shop geared up for reopening

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The Aurora Thrift Shop has set a reopening date of June 25, after having to close its doors due to the coronavirus pandemic.
While community members can expect the same local shopping experience, there have been some changes implemented to help keep visitors safe. Full story in this week's ANR.

 

Wed
17
Jun

Aurora seniors to graduate Saturday, rain or rain delay

After weeks of waiting, discussions with the Central District Health Department and other local authorities, the Aurora High School Class of 2020 graduation is set for this Saturday at 11 a.m. on the football field, weather permitting.
Though it was questionable when, it was never a matter of “if” and high school principal Doug Kittle pursued to lock in a day for graduates to walk across the stage, even if that meant in a non-traditional format.

 

Wed
17
Jun

A unique journey to parenthood

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Father’s Day, Mother’s Day and every other holiday and birthday in between got a little bit sweeter for the Jensens when their adoption of baby Haven was officially finalized Nov. 19 of last year.
The steps to adoption for Tyler and Triniti started long before Haven was born on Sept. 11, 2018. The journey seemed to be a rollercoaster of faith with obstacles that have ultimately made their story that much stronger and sweeter. The Jensens share their story in this week's ANR.

Wed
17
Jun

Two Aurora law firms merge

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A local law firm established more than 100 years ago in Aurora begins a new chapter this week with a name change reflecting new ownership.
Scott Grafton became principal owner Monday of the firm to be known as Whitney, Newman, Mersch, Otto & Grafton, PC, LLO. He will be joined by Stephen Knudsen and Eric Williams as associate attorneys. Full story in this week's ANR.

 

Wed
17
Jun

A winning twin combination

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For much of the school year, the twin pairing of Kane and Kole Fiala broke the trend and each went their own way athletically.
Kane was a state champion cross country runner. Kole won a state title in football and was a state qualifier in wrestling his senior year.
However, once it came to track season, the Fiala boys were on the same team, fighting for similar goals, all while chasing their own aspirations.
Those were all washed away, though, when their senior spring sports season was cancelled by the coronavirus pandemic. Full story in this week's ANR.

 

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