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May

Griffith chosen as treasurer

County commissioners appointed Joann ‘Jody’ Griffith as the new county treasurer Monday after interviewing two finalists for the job.
“We were very fortunate to have two qualified individuals, and the decision we had to make was difficult because you could almost call it a coin flip because of their qualifications, abilities and skills,” chairman John Thomas said.

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Wed
18
May

Manor board to make recommendation on facility’s future

The Hamilton Manor Board of Trustees will  meet May 25 at 6 p.m. in the Hamilton Manor chapel, hoping to ultimately end with a recommendation to the Hamilton County Commissioners regarding the future of the long-term care facility.
Manor board president Kirk Penner said there will be some new information discussed during the meeting, along with the pros and cons of each member’s reasonings for what they believe should happen.
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Wed
18
May

Husband, wife bring online ventures to downtown square

Mitch and Sarah (Myers) Lyon could live anywhere they choose in today’s virtual world, yet the online entrepreneurs knew all along they wanted to come back home to Aurora.
And they have, in a big way.
The Husky alums purchased a building on the west side the square last fall, renovated the third floor apartment and are in the process of setting up office space for both of their online ventures.

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Wed
18
May

Farewell second graders

“I love second graders because they are a little bit more independent than kindergarten and first graders, but they still think you know a lot and they still love you,” said Aurora Elementary School teacher Natalie Dick.
She has been teaching second graders in Aurora for the past 33 years and for her, second grade is the best.
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Wed
18
May

Making Aurora her Mayberry

She never thought she would be a stay-at-home mom, let alone one who homeschools her children, but that is exactly what Shelley Carmichael does.
Carmichael has been homeschooling her four children, Vianna, Julia, Quinten and Ayeanna, for the past three years.

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Wed
18
May

Contractor chosen for new city fire hall project

The City of Aurora has ended the search for a contractor to work on the new fire hall expansion project after bids came in close to the estimated cost.
Herk's Welding won the bid after working with JEO Consulting to find the best way to reduce their initial bid of $333,520 to somewhere close to the estimated $263,600.

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Thu
12
May

Planners to review wind regulations

County planners are scheduled to review proposed regulations Tuesday, May 17, regarding the potential development of large scale wind turbine projects in Hamilton County.
Having discussed the concept since December, members of the Hamilton County Joint Planning Commission are now ready to review a revised set of regulations, which if approved would be passed on to the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners.

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Thu
12
May

Voter turnout tops 38%

Despite Mother Nature’s attempt to throw a wrench into the primary election Tuesday night, precincts in the affected areas, though delayed, still made it to the Hamilton County Courthouse to drop off their precious cargo to be counted.
The voter turnout for Hamilton County was 38.5 percent. Of the 6,473 registered voters in the county, 2,495 voted.

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Thu
12
May

Praying for the country through scripture

“Prayer can and will change your life if you are willing to do one thing -- surrender,” said 2002 Aurora graduate Ryan Potter. “If you are ready to surrender your life completely to the Lord, and you are willing to act, I can promise you He will do great things.”
Before the sun even rose, that was the message during a prayer breakfast held in honor of the National Day of Prayer Thursday at The Leadership Center. Community members from old to young gathered to kick off the day with prayer and worship, along with a special message from Potter, who was the guest speaker for the event.

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Thu
12
May

Kruse calls Aurora ‘home’ for 70 years

Some people have the luxury of growing up in Hamilton County before they take on the world, while others get that same luxury once they discover the greatness the county has to offer in their adult life.
Roger Kruse is someone who has been able to gain both aspects as he has spent less than three percent of his life living outside of Hamilton County.

Read the rest of the 10th story of the Perspectives series in this week's edition.

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