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Wed
27
Jan

Plainsman featured in promotional ‘Journey Through Yesterday’ video

A new video highlighting the Plainsman Museum debuted at last week’s annual meeting, inviting any and all who see it to “Journey Through Yesterday at the Plainsman Museum.”
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Wed
27
Jan

Youth basketball tourney set for this weekend

Every year on the final weekend of January, Aurora becomes Nebraska’s epicenter for youth basketball.
The 16th annual Aurora Husky Hoops Invitational Tournament will be held Saturday and Sunday at the usual spots around town -- the high school gyms, PAC courts and the Bremer Center.
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Thu
21
Jan

EMERGENCY FLOOD WATERS RISING

This year we are experiencing high flows and large amounts of ice on the Platte River.  The Central Platte NRD has received reports that there are flood waters beginning to rise near the Paradise Lake area at the Hwy 34 Platte River bridge, on the Hamilton County Side.   These waters may threaten houses and access in an out of the area. 

 

Wed
20
Jan

PPRI hits goal for Sherman land

The late Tom Sherman’s dream that his scenic 650 acres along a mile-long Platte River frontage would be preserved and shared for future generations is becoming a reality.
Just over 18 months after Sherman died, the Prairie Plains Resource Institute announced this week that it has successfully raised the $1.8 million needed to purchase the land and will now begin focusing on ways to both share its wondrous beauty and learn from its natural resources. Final closing is expected in late February.

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Wed
20
Jan

City planning to expand fire hall, add ladder truck

The Aurora City Council expanded its budget for a fire hall expansion project last week after learning that the proposed 60x60 building soon to be built on the east side of the fire hall is required to have a sprinkler system installed.

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Wed
20
Jan

Minimum wage increase effective Jan. 1

The new year brought some local workers and their employers a significant change with the new Nebraska minimum wage increasing to $9 per hour.
This increase was phase two of a decision made by Nebraska lawmakers back in 2014 to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to $8 in 2015 and another increase in 2016 to make it $9 per hour.

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Wed
20
Jan

YWCA strives to eliminate racism, empower women

Twenty years ago, a skating rink sat on the northwest corner of Fonner Park road, and while its patrons enjoyed their time under the disco lights, an organization was waiting in the wings to harness the full potential of the spacious building.
This organization, known as the YWCA, has been a formidable opponent against racism as well as empowering women for the last 158 years across the nation.

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Wed
20
Jan

Mayor authorized to negotiate for property near cemetery

City council members voted last week to authorize Mayor Dave Long to enter into an agreement with Streeter LLC to purchase two tracts north of the Aurora Cemetery and establish the option to purchase a third.
“We’re not buying them at this time,” Long explained during the council’s Jan. 12 meeting.

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Wed
13
Jan

2016 brings in another election year

The election year is already underway as Jan. 1 was the first day for those in the military, which is part of the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FPCA), to make applications for an early voter ballot.  
Incumbents with positions opening up on boards around the county, from villages to schools, filing forms for both partisan candidates and non-partisan candidates for non-incumbents are due on March 1.

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Wed
13
Jan

Wergin selected for U. S. Senate Youth Program

Senators Deb Fischer and Ben Sasse today Monday the names of the two students who have been selected as delegates to the 54th annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) that will be held March 5-12 in Washington, D.C.
Sean Lynch II of Omaha and Paige Wergin of Aurora were chosen from across the state to be part of the group of 104 student delegates who will attend the program’s 54th annual Washington Week.

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