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14
Oct

Aurora offers new multi-media course

A brand new multi-media class is being offered this year at Aurora High School, with three students taking on the class as pioneers with teacher Rod Havens as their leader.
With a full staff of English teachers on board to teach the core classes, principal Doug Kittle approached Havens with the idea of starting this new class.

Wed
14
Oct

Love’s expands tire care center

Six years after debuting a new tire care facility at its Aurora location, Love’s Travel Stops is nearing completion on yet another expansion project.
Construction began Aug. 1 on a project designed to enlarge and enclose the tire service center, located at the northwest corner of the property.

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Wed
14
Oct

Youth football focuses on health safety

It wasn’t your prototypical mid-October football weather Sunday, but the Aurora Youth Football team took to the field turf anyway, playing host to the Fillmore Central team in the final regular season game this year.
Coach Gary Peters knows all too well the dangers of heat and football, and took the necessary precautions to keep safety as the number one point.

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Wed
14
Oct

Exercise a key to a healthy heart

Breasts weren’t the only topics of discussion during Memorial Community Health’s women’s lunch and learn series held earlier this month. The heart also was a focus of the lunch room chat.
“Heart disease is the leading cause of death of women in the United States,” said Barb Voth, a cardiology nurse at MCHI. “It kills more women than all forms of cancer combined.”

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Wed
14
Oct

High Plains school board puts roof plan in motion

The High Plains Community school board met Monday continuing the discussion on replacing three of the school’s roofs, two in Polk and one in Clarks.
The board approved one of two options that laid out the timeline of repairs and replacement over the next few years.

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Wed
07
Oct

Pacific Ethanol at full throttle as harvest begins

Approximately 250 semi trucks loaded with grain or ethanol by-products are rolling in and out of the Aurora West complex each and every day now as the two ethanol plants hit their full capacity, just in time for the harvest season.
Pacific Ethanol, the California-based company which purchased the plants effective July 1, reported this week that the transition from Aventine Renewable Energy has gone well.

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Wed
07
Oct

Aurora to host classical concert pianist Sunday

The Hamilton Community Foundation fine arts committee is sponsoring a concert on Oct. 11 at 3 p.m. at the Untied Methodist Church, 1104 A St. in Aurora. It is free to anyone who would like to attend.
The concert will be a performance by a renowned classical pianist, Andreas Klein, who has an extensive history in the world of music and is happy to share it with the local community.

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Wed
07
Oct

Soccer gaining momentum

One of the world’s most popular sports is and has been gaining traction in Aurora. In a town where athletics seem to reign supreme, this should come without any surprise.
Soccer is one of the biggest sports in the world with children learning the game at a young age. The same happens in Aurora with the Optimist program, which has gained plenty of popularity, garnering over 300 kids. However, once kids graduate past the sixth grade, there’s no outlet for them to continue soccer.

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Wed
30
Sep

Employees the focus of Lunch and Learn

Aurora Area Chamber and Development kick started the Lunch and Learn sessions Thursday with a presentation from Mike Henke on motivating and retaining today’s employees.
“Today we will talk about a subject where there is a lot of depth to it, motivating and retaining employees,” he began. “I actually have well over a full day’s material on this now.”

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Wed
30
Sep

BNSF to smooth railroad crossings

Burlington Northern Santa Fe officials announced this week that work will begin soon to level out several crossings in the final phase of the railroad’s double track expansion project.
Those same crews began working almost a year ago on a 12.7-mile stretch from east of Hampton to west of Aurora, installing a second set of tracks as well as a second Highway 14 overpass. Though a majority of the work has been completed, some finishing details remain at 14 crossings, including three in Aurora and two in Hampton.

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