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Wed
03
Feb

YMCA continues charitable pursuit

The Heartland United Way works diligently and researches thoroughly each and every partner agency brought in under its wing. One of those agencies that stands at the forefront of public awareness about their provided services is the local YMCA. To read more about the YMCA as part of the News-Register's series on United Way agencies, see this week's print or e-edition.

Wed
03
Feb

Buller receives Eagle Scout honor

Adam Buller is one of the four recent recipients of the prestigious Eagle Scout honor through Troop 28 in Aurora.
Buller, like his fellow Eagle Scouts, earned his honors late last year and was honored at an award ceremony where he was bombarded with not only scout pride, but praise from local groups showing the troop how important this rank is to the community.
For the rest of the story, see this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
03
Feb

Mayor declares snow emergency

Aurora mayor Dave Long has officially declared a “snow emergency” in the city of Aurora to be in effect beginning at 6 p.m. Monday, and ending at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 3.
During a snow emergency, motorists are encouraged to limit their travels until the severe weather has diminished and the city streets have been cleared.
Parking on emergency snow routes is prohibited during a snow emergency. These routes include A Street from Eighth to 16th streets; E Street from Hwy 14 to Mallard Drive; Fifth Street from Q to M streets; First Street from Burlington Road to Q Street; J Street from Hwy 14 to Ninth Street; L Street from 11th to 16th streets; M Street from First to 16th streets; Ninth Street from A to Q streets; O Street from Fifth to Sixth streets; Sixth Street from M to hospital entrance; 13th Street from G to Q streets; 12th Street from A to Q streets; and Woodland Road from Hwy 14 to Limerick Road.

Wed
03
Feb

Parks running for county commission

The names have started to come into the county clerk’s office of community members filing for office for the 2016 election year. Though there is still time to file, five people have decided to throw their name into the ring.
Incumbent Marvin Ziola filed on Jan. 27 for another four-year term on the Phillips Village board. Dustin Antle filed on Dec. 11, 2015 for a four-year term on the Giltner Village board.
Incumbent Gregg Kremer filed on Jan. 11 for another four-year term as the District 4 county commissioner. County treasurer Roberta Parks threw her name in the hat on Jan. 25 for a four-year term as the District 3 county commissioner.
Only one school board filing has been made, incumbent Kimberla Eastman filed on Jan. 12 for another four-year term on the Giltner School board.
Filing deadlines for incumbents for the primary election, which is held on May 10, is Feb. 16 at 5 p.m., and for non-incumbents the deadline is March 1 at 5 p.m.

Mon
01
Feb

CITY OF AURORA DECLARES "SNOW EMERGENCY"

Mayor Dave Long has officially declared a “Snow Emergency” in the city of Aurora to be in effect beginning at 6:00 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1 and ending at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 3.

During a snow emergency, motorists are encouraged to limit their travels until the severe weather has diminished and the city streets have been cleared.

Wed
27
Jan

County’s rural road conditions raise concern

Conditions of the county roads were on this week’s Hamilton County Board of Commissioners’ agenda.
County resident Gary Buller brought his concerns about the roads to the meeting, noting that he has talked with most of the commissioners over time about issues with the roads in his part of the county.

Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
27
Jan

Plainsman shifts 2016 focus to trimming budget expenses

The Plainsman Museum board announced last week that it plans to focus on ways to reduce expenses in 2016, heading into the new year without a full-time director.
Addressing members at the annual meeting just a month after the resignation of director Megan Sharp, board president Gary Ross said it’s a time of transition at the Plainsman.

Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
27
Jan

O’Reilly Auto Parts opens Aurora store

O’Reilly Auto Parts opened its doors in Aurora Saturday making it one of 36 stores in Nebraska while adding to the company’s chain of more than 4,500 stores nationwide.
Established in Springfield, Mo., back in 1957, the publicly traded company is in a growth mode.

Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
27
Jan

Triple B Feed has another successful year

The Village of Phillips continued its tradition of great friends and food at its annual Triple B Feed held Jan. 21.
Hundreds of individuals gathered in support of a fundraiser that assists in needs of the softball/baseball program during the summer as well as funding the local Phillips volunteer fire department auxiliary scholarship.

Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
27
Jan

Stuhr named new planning and zoning administrator

The Hamilton County Board of Commissioners voted Monday to appoint Scott Stuhr as the planning and zoning administrator as well as the floodplain administrator.

Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

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