News

Wed
25
Nov

Penner takes over as Manor board chairman

Longtime servant of the Hamilton Manor Board of Trustees Roger Bamesberger resigned his positions both as chairman and member of the board.
During its monthly meeting, the board took nominations from members and unanimously selected Kirk Penner as the new chairman. Curt Wolff was voted into the secretary/treasurer position, which Penner held previously.

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Wed
25
Nov

Medicaid reform discussions come to Aurora

Local health care and community leaders came together Monday to discuss the possibility of Nebraska Medicaid reform.
Dist. 20 Sen. John McCollister of Omaha has introduced legislation with a heavy focus on the expansion as well as the need for it to be a transitional insurance program.

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Wed
25
Nov

Giltner Fire receives funding to purchase equipment

The Giltner Volunteer Fire Department received funds from Southern Power District in order to buy a thermal imaging scanner.
Brad Consbruck, Giltner's fire chief,  described what the imager will provide for their facility.
“It's an infrared device that will allow us to see when we can't,” he said.

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Wed
25
Nov

Friendship House a stepping stone

The Heartland United Way continues to work diligently with its partner agencies to provide numerous programs and professionals for those facing difficult situations in the surrounding counties of Hall, Hamilton, Howard, and Merrick.
The Friendship House located on West Koenig Street in Grand Island, is one of those agencies providing support in the recovery process for struggling addicts.

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Wed
25
Nov

High Plains play production performs at CRC competition

High Plains Community’s one act team got a chance to perform its play “Happily Never After” in front of a live crowd for the first time Nov. 15 as well as competing in the CRC meet Nov. 18 at Cross County.
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Wed
18
Nov

Hampton views 4 school plans

Preliminary cost estimates to renovate or build a new elementary school were presented last week to a community-based group in Hampton, with price tags for four alternative plans ranging from $11.1 million to $8.8 million.

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Wed
18
Nov

County hires new highway superintendent

The Hamilton County Board of Commissioners announced the hiring of a permanent highway superintendent, K.C. Pawling, II.
Last week, commissioners Rich Nelson and John Thomas, were appointed to negotiate with the candidate, coming to terms on Friday. Commissioners approved Pawling for the position at Monday’s meeting.

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Wed
18
Nov

Remembering our American heroes

It was day of honor and patriotism at Aurora High School, hosting its annual Veterans Day program in conjunction with the American Legion Post 42 and the VFW Post 4993.
Al Vetter, Hamilton County Veterans Service officer, conducted the ceremony and started by thanking the staff and students for their help in celebrating this special day.

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Wed
18
Nov

Phillips Memorial Hall construction on schedule

Construction on the new Phillips Memorial Hall has begun some of its first steps in reaching the completion goal set for the summer of 2016.
Managing the building process for the town of Phillips is Francis McDonald, who said that the project is coming along well and the plan is to have the floor poured by next week.

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Wed
18
Nov

Crisis Center provides outlet for survivors of abuse

The Crisis Center, located in Grand Island, is a prominent agency that deals with survivors of domestic and sexual assault and one of the 16 partner agencies affiliated with the Heartland United Way.
The center’s message of hope and caring starts with their executive director, Lex Ann Roach, who wants people to get a little insight into what they do for victims in a time of need.

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