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Tue
22
Mar

Wind project proposed in county

The Hamilton County Joint Planning Commission continued drafting rough draft regulations last week which if approved could open the door for wind energy turbines to be constructed in the county.
Planners have been discussing the pros and cons of wind energy since December in response to a proposal by Bluestem Energy Solutions, an Omaha-based company involved with numerous wind and solar energy projects throughout Nebraska. Bluestem has already contracted with Southern Power District to sell energy generated by four, 270-foot turbines proposed on a site southwest of Aurora near Interstate 80. For more details, see this week's print or e-editions.
 

Wed
16
Mar

Friesen Ford rolling out the red carpet

Aurora’s upgraded front door at the Interstate 80 exchange is now fully functional with the debut of the new Friesen Ford dealership.
Though the doors opened for business in October, owner Jason Friesen said at that time there were lots of details to iron out before a grand opening was scheduled. That time has come, as the dealership will roll out the red carpet Saturday for a formal grand opening celebration from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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Wed
16
Mar

Abandoned house soon to come down in Hampton

The Hampton Village Board rescinded its order to abate one residence Monday and recommended that renovations on two other residential properties be completed by Aug. 1 or risk additional proceedings with the town’s nuisance abatement ordinance. A fourth property was approved for demolition and removal.
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Wed
16
Mar

Ron Clark Academy training making strides

Two resignations were recognized while a hiring was approved Monday by the Giltner School Board.
Elementary SPED instructor Mary Folkerts resigned from Giltner Public Schools. She has been there for 15 years. The decision was made by Folkerts because she has a chance to spend more time with her grandchildren.

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Wed
16
Mar

Aurora teacher to retire

Aurora Elementary School second grade teacher Natalie Dick gave her letter of resignation to the 4R Board Monday, announcing her retirement. So far, two teachers within the district have indicated plans to retire after this school year.

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Wed
16
Mar

Hampton school considering options for computer upgrade

Four years after adopting a 1-to-1 computer initiative at the high school, the Hampton School Board will soon face a decision as to what new computer devices should be placed in students’ hands.
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Wed
16
Mar

High Plains looks to enhance IT connections

High Plains Community Schools will be looking into bringing the internet together at all of its sites between Polk and Clarks.
The suggestion came from technology integration specialist Fred Holmes during his technology report to the school board Monday night.
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Wed
09
Mar

Two men charged in murder conspiracy

Two Nebraska men, one from Aurora and one from Bradshaw, were arrested Feb. 29 in what is being investigated as a murder-for-hire scheme.
The Nebraska State Patrol said Robert S. Honken, 37, of Aurora tried to hire a hit man to kill his estranged wife.
“Complaints have been filed in the county court on Derrick Shirley and Robert Honken,” prosecuting attorney Ross Luzum said Monday.

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Wed
09
Mar

Ambulance, Extension staffs short-handed

The ambulance department and Extension office gave updates at the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners meeting Monday stating that both are operating short-handed.
“We have four actual paramedics on the roster, one is out with a broken foot right now, so we have three, which gives us one per shift,” said ambulance director Mark Kubik.
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Wed
09
Mar

Animal theft, neglect charges involve Hamilton County owners

A Chapman man faces felony charges in Custer County of theft as well as animal cruelty and neglect for his alleged lack of care given to animals owned by Hamilton County residents.
Zackery R. Husmann, 31, was bound over to district court in Broken Bow on Feb. 29 and now awaits court appearance on March 31.

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