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Thu
12
May

Teahon named as curriculum director

Current curriculum director Cindy Baum turned in her letter of resignation at last month’s Aurora School Board meeting. At Monday’s meeting, school board members approved assistant elementary principal Desiree Teahon as the new curriculum director/learning coordinator for the 2016-17 school year.
“We are very excited to have Desiree to continue coordinating the success we have had with our assessment programs, our improvement process and curriculum throughout the district,” Supt. Damon McDonald said.

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Thu
12
May

Go Big Give raises $80,000 for Hamilton County

The annual Go Big Give fund raising campaign May 3 reached its intended goal during the 24-hour donation period in Hall, Hamilton, Howard and Merrick counties.
“We were thrilled about the results of the day, we were hoping to hit half a million and we exceeded that goal,” said CEO of the Grand Island Community Foundation and local Aurora resident Tammy Morris.
As Morris said, the totals for the campaign reached over $510,000, which she added was similar to last year’s total. When it comes to the amount Aurora and Hamilton County raised, Morris said the estimated total is over $80,000. More than $50,000 of that amount was collected through the Edgerton Explorit Center alone, which finished as the top fundraiser for the day.
 

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Wed
11
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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Wed
11
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.

Editor’s note: This is the 10th in a series of “Perspectives” articles sharing insight of area residents.

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Wed
11
May

Teahon named as curriculum director

Current curriculum director Cindy Baum turned in her letter of resignation at last month’s Aurora School Board meeting. At Monday’s meeting, school board members approved assistant elementary principal Desiree Teahon as the new curriculum director/learning coordinator for the 2016-17 school year.
“We are very excited to have Desiree to continue coordinating the success we have had with our assessment programs, our improvement process and curriculum throughout the district,” Supt. Damon McDonald said.

Read the ful school board story in this week's edition.

Wed
11
May

Go Big Give raises $80,000 for Hamilton County

The annual Go Big Give fund raising campaign May 3 reached its intended goal during the 24-hour donation period in Hall, Hamilton, Howard and Merrick counties.
“We were thrilled about the results of the day, we were hoping to hit half a million and we exceeded that goal,” said CEO of the Grand Island Community Foundation and local Aurora resident Tammy Morris.
Find the full story in this week's edition.

Wed
11
May

Hampton voters approve school, gym

Hampton patrons gave two thumbs up for their school Tuesday.
By a vote of 253 for and 160 against (61 to 39 percent), voters said yes to a $5 million proposal to renovate the existing school facilities.
By a closer margin of 218 votes for and 196 against (53 to 47 percent) those same voters also approved a plan to spend up to $2.25 million on a new competition gymnasium to be built on the same site.
The outcome came as welcome news to a crowd at the Hampton Auditorium, where community members gathered to hear the results, together.
“Obviously, we’re very excited with the patrons’ vote of confidence to move forward with the projects,” said Supt. Holly Herzberg. “We are a real community-based group and we respect each other, so we wanted to be together when the results came in.”
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Wed
11
May

Voter turnout tops 38 percent

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.
Though she has been involved in the election for years, this was Jill DeMers’ first year taking the reins as election commissioner.
“It was exciting. It’s a rush every election,” DeMers said. “It went really smooth, and I enjoyed it.”
Volunteers at both the Hordville and Marquette precincts had to take cover after tornado warnings were issued in their areas, but DeMers said they were prepared and everything went well.

Tue
10
May

ANR printing delayed a day

This week’s edition of the Aurora News-Register will be printed late in order to include results from Tuesday's primary election.
The paper will be printed early Wednesday, May 11, which means it will be at area post offices as usual for mail subscribers, though a day late on local news stands.

Wed
04
May

Nine apply to fill county’s treasurer post

Hamilton County Board of Commissioners chairman John Thomas informed members at Monday’s meeting that nine applications have been received for the Hamilton County treasurer position.
The process will go into the next phase now with Thomas and commissioner Rich Nelson going through the applications and narrowing it down to those they would like to interview.

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