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Tue
03
Jul

Portion of Adams Street to be replaced

The Aurora City Council approved a plan last week to rebuild a 625-foot section of Adams Street with concrete after the existing asphalt street was damaged by heavy cement trucks during the 1st Street paving project.
Andrew Wilshusen, a project engineer with JEO Consulting, explained the reason for the repair work, noting that his company negotiated a lower price with Diamond Engineering to pour an 8-inch thick, 24-foot wide concrete street instead of patching the damaged asphalt. For more details, see this week's print or e-edition.

 

Tue
03
Jul

Mitchell Field press box dedicated in Hohwieler’s honor

The late George Hohwieler often joked with his family that if he ever had a second career he would have wanted to be a groundskeeper at a baseball field.
Hohwieler died in 2015, but his passion for baseball and the local Legion ball diamond lives on with improved facilities dedicated in his honor during A’ROR’N Days. For a detailed report, see this week's print or e-editions.

Tue
03
Jul

Manor asbestos report discussed

The Hamilton County Board of Commissioners gathered Monday to discuss the environmental study report done on the Hamilton Manor by Quad C Consulting. For details, see this week's print or e-editions.
 

 

Tue
03
Jul

Smithing students in heat of the fire

A reinvigorated art form was passed down to the next generation last week as part of another Edgerton Explorit Center summer science camp.
Forged in fire -- young blacksmithing camp was sponsored and hosted by Gregg Kremer of Aurora, spending three, one-hour sessions showing elementary students the basic fundamentals of blacksmithing. For a detailed report, see this week's print or e-editions.

 

Tue
03
Jul

Klawonn: German education system vastly different from U.S.

Part of this study tour allowed us to learn about the German school system and visit a few schools. Let me try to explain the school system before I describe my experiences visiting two primary schools and two vocational schools.

For a detailed report from Germany, where Aurora history teacher Brenda Klawonn is spending a month studying and travelling, see this week's print or e-editions.

Tue
03
Jul

Giltner working on annexation projects

The Giltner Village Board has been working diligently on a pair of annexation and rezoning projects, one of which has already been completed.
A request for annexation for a piece of property on the northwest corner of town, which was reviewed during a public hearing in June, is owned by Caleb and Kelly Schelkopf at 307 North St. For a detailed report, see this week's print or e-edition.

 

Wed
27
Jun

Nunnenkamp shares concerns with board

Commissioner-elect Roger Nunnenkamp approached the board during Monday’s county board meeting regarding issues with some of the gravel roads in Hamilton County. His greivances included insufficient gravel on road surfaces and perceived problems with various resurfacing and reshaping techniques currently used by road crews. “The first things that I’m going to talk about are the gravel roads,” said Nunnenkamp. “We need to have some gravel on them to call them gravel roads.”

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

Wed
27
Jun

Aurora alumni gather to celebrate together

The Aurora High School Alumni Association hosted its annual alumni banquet on Saturday. Several different classes were in attendance during the reunion and others hosted reunion parties of their own during A’ROR’N Days festivities.
An invocation was offered and then supper was served. All the while a nostalgic slide show of yearbook photos scrolled across a screen at the front of the room.

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Wed
27
Jun

Klawonn shares insight, lessons from studies abroad

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of guest columns submitted by Aurora history teacher Brenda Klawonn, who is spending a month traveling and studying in Europe.

It’s summer, school is out, so that means I am doing professional development and traveling. In this case, I am able to do both at the same time. I am participating in a two-week study tour in Germany, then visiting Laurin Suessenguth and Own Riks (two of our latest foreign exchange students), and then joining another study tour group in France. My goal is to share some of my summer travel experiences with you, but first let me explain how I managed to get to spend one month in Europe.

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Wed
27
Jun

Preschool in short supply for Aurora

For parents with a child between 3 and 5, preschool is often at the forefront of the mind. Preschool can serve a vital role in preparing students for kindergarten, but parents in Aurora may have difficulty finding a program with openings -- or one that they qualify for.
“So we have a Head Start, which has criteria to get in, we have Aurora Childcare, which kind of has a criteria for preschool because you have to go to the daycare in order to be in the preschool,” said Jeff Sutter, Aurora Public Schools special education director. “Then our preschool (Aurora Preschool) has a waiting list for peer models. We can only allow so many in because we also serve students who are verified, so we have to have some room.

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