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Wed
04
May

New dog park to be built near Adopt-A-Pet facility

A new project has finally achieved all of the approval necessary to move forward as the city of Aurora finishes plans to begin constructing a dog park.
The project will be located just south of the current Aurora Adopt-A-Pet facility and will cover an area just bigger than an acre.

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Wed
04
May

Stewart to retire after 40-year teaching career

After 40 years of teaching life science, Mike Stewart has decided to pack away the microscope and throw away the lab gloves.
Stewart started his teaching career in Genoa, where he taught for five years before coming to Aurora Middle School and settling in for the next 35 years.
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Wed
04
May

Keystone pipeline walker returns to tell of his tales

Ken Ilgunas was back in Hamilton County on Saturday, though this time he wasn’t on foot.
A native of Niagara Falls, N.Y., Ilgunas passed through the area in 2012 while walking the route of the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline.

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Fri
29
Apr

Clean-up week extended

Due to inclement weather throughout the last week, the city of Aurora has extended its annual spring clean-up to Friday.
The city landfill will be open each day this week from 1 to 7 p.m. until Friday. Regular summer hours will resume Saturday.

Fri
29
Apr

Sen. Fischer rep to be in Aurora

U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) announced this week that her staff will be holding local office hours in Clay and Hamilton counties on Wednesday, May 11.
These office hours serve as a convenient opportunity for constituents to meet personally with Sen. Fischer’s staff to receive help with casework and other issues at the federal level.
 Julie Brooker, Sen. Fischer’s central Nebraska director of constituent services, will be holding local office hours at the Hamilton County Courthouse in Aurora (DMV Room, lower level) from 1 to 2 p.m. She will also be at the Sutton American Legion Club, 103 East Forrest St., from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Wed
27
Apr

Wind proposal stirs up debate

There is no hiding it, wind is creating a buzz in Hamilton County.
With four large wind generators recently proposed in a project along the interstate near the Aurora interchange, people from both sides of the issue have come out to voice their opinions on the matter by visiting the county board meetings and submitting letters to the editor.
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Wed
27
Apr

Sen. Friesen: ‘It’s a step forward’

Back in familiar territory Monday morning planting corn on his rural Henderson farm, Dist. 34 Sen. Curt Friesen reflected on a legislative session which he said made some positive steps forward.
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Wed
27
Apr

Berggren wood carvings travel to MONA

Parts of the Plainsman Museum's most recognizable art collection traveled 65 miles last week to be part of a special exhibition of Nebraska folk artists presented by the Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA) in Kearney.
“We are combining them with fiber works from the collection so we decided to do an exhibition,” said Teliza Rodriguez, the curator for MONA.

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Wed
20
Apr

Go Big Give to benefit 104 non-profits in third-year campaign

The list of non-profit organizations hoping to benefit from the Go Big Give event ballooned this year, and so too have expectations for the third annual charitable giving campaign scheduled for May 3.
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Wed
20
Apr

NDOR to build new yard facility near I-80 exit

The Nebraska Department of Roads announced the purchase this week of just under 20 acres of land south of Timpte, where a new maintenance yard will be built within the next two years.
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