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Wed
18
Oct

Halloween events planned throughout Hamilton County

The area’s annual Halloween activities are just around the corner as the end of October is fast approaching.
Young ghouls and ghosts will have plenty of options around the area, along with a few adult events as well.

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Wed
18
Oct

Edgerton Explorit Center revamps afterschool program

After five successful years of hands-on learning with its afterschool program, the Edgerton Explorit Center revamped the format this fall to make sure the program is accomplishing its science-based mission.
“After this past year we evaluated the program for both effectiveness and financial stability, and believed we could improve the program in both areas,” reported Mary Molliconi, the center’s executive director.

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Wed
18
Oct

Opioid painkillers a national, statewide concern

Attorney General Doug Peterson announced a bipartisan coalition of attorneys general seeking documents and information from manufacturers and distributors of prescription opioids as part of multistate investigations into the nationwide opioid epidemic.
This information will enable the attorneys general to evaluate whether manufacturers and distributors engaged in unlawful practices in the marketing, sale, and distribution of opioids.

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Wed
11
Oct

Coaches weigh in on High Plains football merger

Public speaking time during the High Plains school board meeting Monday night was once again filled with concerned parents and players discussing the topic of a two-year football merger with Osceola This time, however,  coaches were there to share their opinions as well.

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Wed
11
Oct

Construction making progress in Hampton

Hampton School Board members toured the building to review construction progress after a brief regular monthly board meeting Monday night.
Much progress has been made in recent weeks and Herzberg reported that the long-term goal of completing the project by Christmas is on target.

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Wed
11
Oct

Hampton Hawk youth football tackles first year

Hawks fans have another team to cheer on this year after a group of local parents found enough resources and interest to bring a youth football squad to the fall lineup.
Coach Shane Dose was excited when he discovered there was a chance the town had enough kids to form their own team.
“In the past, the fourth, fifth and sixth grade boys had gone to Henderson and we thought with our numbers getting up we could form our own team,” Dose explained.

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Wed
11
Oct

Hometown native brings taste of Broadway to Aurora

Aurora native Tereasa Payne brought her love for music back home to where it all began Sunday, sharing her musical talents in a 90-minute concert featuring flutes from around the world.
The afternoon performance at the Plainsman Museum was part of the Aurora Husky Marching Band’s 100-year anniversary celebration, which Payne said she was excited to be included in.

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Wed
11
Oct

Hampton to seek more bids for planned street project

Hampton village leaders decided to hold off on a planned resurfacing project for White Blossom Court in order to seek additional bids.
Addressing a light agenda at Monday’s monthly board meeting, members reviewed existing bids for the project submitted thus far and decided to seek additional bidders.

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Wed
04
Oct

County ponders salary issue

Discussion about forming a committee to recommend compensation guidelines for elected officials and their deputies for the next four years was revisited Monday by county commissioners.
“I can tell you what my feelings are,” commissioner Becky Richter said. “We are all interested in working on this salary and benefit package for next term. As a board member, I am interested in what you officials feel is fair. I know we all appreciate the time you are willing to spend on this away from your other office duties to figure out a reasonable compensation package. I would like to see the officials’ recommendations to the board. If you officials want to meet and prepare a recommendation I would be very interested.” See print or e-edition for details.

 

Wed
04
Oct

Mayor, city council wages increased

Aurora’s next city council and mayor will have a little extra compensation for their work after the current council voted Sept. 26 to approve raises for both positions.
The raises will bring city council member salaries to $1,200 annually or $100 per month and the mayor’s salary will increase to $3,600 annually or $300 per month. The previous salaries were $600 per year for city council members and $3,600 per year for the mayor. See print or e-edition for full report.

 

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