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Wed
09
Oct

Art Farm evolves, continuing to foster creative spirit

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Sitting near Marquette in the unassuming Nebraska countryside, the Art Farm stirs to life with the new day. Residents can be seen working on a roof and coming in and out of a shop.
This is just another day for Ed Dadey and his current tenants. He reported that when interviewed he had 55 visitors working at the farm for the season so far and estimated a total of 70 by time they close down for the winter in November.
“They come from everywhere,” he said. “This year we have people from China, Canada, Australia and Africa. It’s probably a shock to them when they come from a large city. This is different to them and they can bring their artistic energy.”

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Tue
08
Oct

More rain brings on mosquitos

With fall officially here and temps headed downward, inconsistent temperatures keep many insects alive and kicking. One of the more aggressive and inconvenient of those is mosquitos, which thrive in wet conditions, something Nebraska has had in spades this year.
Adam Darbro, Aurora’s zoning administrator, reported that the city will continue to spray for mosquitos as long as it is needed.
“The main place we check is through the parks,” he said. “We’ve got a lot of campers still down at the parks, so we’ll ask them if they are seeing mosquitos. We will also continue to spray weekly until temperatures freeze consistently.”
This system is the standard plan for mosquito control, Darbro explained. That entails the whole town being sprayed once a week with a fogger placed on a gator ATV to do additional spraying throughout the parks and trails.

Tue
08
Oct

Recall petitions filed against Nelson, Nunnenkamp

Recall petitions were filed Monday against Hamilton County Board of Commissioners Rich Nelson and Roger Nunnenkamp.

Mon
07
Oct

Young Huskies

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The Aurora Youth Football team wrapped up the regular season in exciting fashion Sunday, defeating York 18-12 in triple overtime.

Thu
03
Oct

Bus goes into ditch

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An Aurora school bus went into a ditch on 12 road between F and G road around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. The bus was pulled out by a tractor. More details in this week's ANR.

Wed
02
Oct

Traditions, home crowd all part of Harvest of Harmony competition

Those who don’t often peruse the back room archives of newspapers at the Plainsman Museum might be delighted to know that things like the number of years Aurora and surrounding schools have participated in Harvest of Harmony are questions easily answered with a bit of research.
Though it should come as no surprise for those used to the tenured traditions in Aurora and Hamilton County, after a bit of history sleuthing, it has been discovered that Aurora High School is marching into its 71st October parade in Grand Island.

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Wed
02
Oct

Area schools post enrollment

One month into the new school year enrollment totals are in with the four area districts reporting a combined increase of 61 students.
The vast majority of that increase came at High Plains Community Schools, which counted 46 more students than a year ago. Giltner and Hampton enrollments were up by nine and six, respectively, while Aurora remained exactly the same.

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Wed
02
Oct

Chantal Lawson gives life-saving donation

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Chantal Lawson, a 2015 Hampton High School grad, had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to save the life of a man she had never met in a process that all got started (for real) just a few months ago.
“I signed up to be on the Be The Match National Bone Marrow Registry when I was a freshman in college,” Lawson said. “A man came to campus (Wayne State) and gave a presentation about his experiences being a donor for a 5-year-old girl. It touched my heart and inspired me to join the registry.”

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Wed
02
Oct

Share a Spare Color Run hits home Oct. 12

The 2019 “Share a Spare” color run and walk in Aurora is set to paint the town Saturday, Oct. 12, at Streeter Park.
Those interested in supporting the Nebraska Kidney Association, or just having a colorfully good time, can register at 8 a.m. the morning of at the picnic shelter south of the four-plex baseball/softball fields. The race is set to blast-off shortly after at 9 a.m.
“We are hoping to have a great turnout with returning runners and walkers and pick up new runners and walkers,” said committee chair and transplant recipient Nikki Collazo.

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Wed
02
Oct

City hires consultant to update comp plan

The Aurora City Council hired a Kearney-based consultant last week to begin work on updating the city’s comprehensive plan and zoning regulations.
After hearing a presentation from Bobbi Pettit with Five Rule Rural Planning, council members voted unanimously to launch a project expected to be completed by March of 2020.
“Having a comprehensive plan is not that big a priority if you don’t plan on doing anything, but if you plan on being a progressive community then it is important to have an updated comprehensive plan,” Pettit explained during a 15-minute review of her scope of services.

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