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Wed
30
Sep

Newlyweds accept call to local churches

It’s been a whirlwind summer for Ben and Courtney Erzkus, who graduated from seminary school in May, got married in June, were ordained and then moved half way across the country from Maryland to Nebraska, where they both accepted their first callings as Lutheran pastors.

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Wed
30
Sep

High Plains begins building new greenhouse facility

High Plains Community High School has already broken ground on the building process of a new greenhouse at their Polk location.
The greenhouse project is headed by teacher Tom Hofmann, who explains the reasoning behind the construction as an educational benefit to students.

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Wed
30
Sep

AACD to offer Leadership Tomorrow classes Oct. 8

The Aurora Area Chamber and Development has begun accepting applications for the Hamilton County Leadership Tomorrow classes as they have taken over the responsibilities of putting together and facilitating the project.
“I feel that this is a very important part of the community,” said Barb Ernst, executive director of the AACD.

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Wed
23
Sep

Grosshans International earns Case IH’s prestigious Pinnacle Achievement award

Grosshans International, Inc., in Aurora has received the Case IH company’s highest honor, earning the Pinnacle Achievement award for 2014.
The Pinnacle Crystal is awarded to dealerships that meet the highest level of standards Case IH has implemented in the areas of service, parts, sales, marketing and operations. A total of 467 of the company’s 794 dealerships completed the detailed Pinnacle assessment, of which only 16 locations in North America achieved the highest ranking in all categories. Grosshans International was the only dealership cited in Nebraska.

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Wed
23
Sep

St. Mary’s statue dedicated in memory of Kathy Cudly

One of Kathy Cudly’s final wishes came true earlier this month when a statue of Mary, the mother of Jesus, was dedicated at St. Mary’s Church in Aurora.
“I think she’s up there smiling,” said Al Cudly, who lost his wife to cancer in May of last year. “This is something that will be there for a long, long time.”
 

Wed
23
Sep

High Plains students meet NeSA standards across all tested grades

The Nebraska Department of Education reports that during the last six years of testing, the state's student scores have increased incrementally. High Plains Community schools has fallen into that positive category for the last few years as well, even exceeding them in certain areas.

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Wed
23
Sep

Giltner goes above and beyond in the classroom

There may be future writers or mathematicians walking through Giltner’s hallways.
For another year, Giltner Public Schools received positive scores in the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) tests, much to the excitement of the faculty.

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Wed
23
Sep

Groups combine to improve soccer field

A heavily used soccer field in Aurora known to become unplayable after a heavy rain is now poised for constant use thanks to a collaborative improvement project.
The grassy area, located just west of Mitchell Field, hosts youth soccer action in the spring and summer, though a low spot at midfield had become a major concern in recent years.

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Wed
23
Sep

Herzberg pleased with Hampton students NeSA test scores

Scores are in for the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) tests, and Hampton Supt. Holly Herzberg is pleased but not surprised with the results.
Scores released publicly last week show that Hampton students met or exceeded state standards in high percentages, ranging from 78 to 91 percent in the areas of reading, math, science and writing. The NeSA tests are just one piece of the puzzle used to measure student performance, though Herzberg said it’s an important one.

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Wed
16
Sep

Hydroplains expands with new location

Eighteen months after launching its business, Hydroplains Inc., is welcoming customers to a new, very visible location on Highway 34 while also making plans to expand its drip irrigation services.
It’s been a busy summer for the upstart company, and owner Ryan Hohm has a vision for continued, steady growth.

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