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Tue
05
Jul

Emergency info now accessible via mobile phone

Hamilton County emergency management debuted a technology change last week when the CodeRed system was dropped to implement a new one -- AlertSense.
“The new system offers more internal notifications than what the old system had,” said Emergency Management Director Kirt Smith. “They do offer some more warnings that a person can get if they sign up.”
Area residents can now receive life-saving emergency alerts and advanced warning of severe weather directly on their phones through an app. The public safety alerts include events such as crime, active shooter, imminent danger, hazardous materials, wildfire, floods and the need for immediate evacuation.
Smith said with the old system there would only be warnings for a few things, but now people can customize their alerts and what they want information about. The app allows for a person to not only get the information from their hometown at anytime, but also their current locations.

Tue
05
Jul

Sandersons to be part of Garden Walk

Robin and Brent Sanderson have combined their home and work places into one after purchasing a property on Highway 34 four years ago. The couple’s home will be a stop on the 3rd annual garden tour in Aurora.

Tue
05
Jul

Elvis rocks Aurora

Aurora’s Middle School auditorium was filled with the sights and sounds of yesteryear Sunday as Joseph Hall performed a Rock ‘N’ Remember Tribute to Elvis Presley.
 

Tue
05
Jul

Shakespeare comes to Aurora

Shakespeare on the Square presented three performces of As You Like It this weekend, featuring a western style retelling of the well known play.

Tue
05
Jul

Wilson says life can’t get much better in Giltner

Amy Wilson shares her perspective on life in Giltner in this week's "Perspectives" series.


 

Wed
29
Jun

ADC to host wind forum on July 7 as neutral party

The Aurora Development Corporation has announced plans to host a public forum in hopes of providing information for Hamilton County residents interested in learning more about the potential pros and cons of wind energy development.
Grand Island radio personality Brian Gallagher will moderate a forum scheduled for July 7 at The Leadership Center in Aurora, beginning at 7 p.m. The forum is open to the public.

Wed
29
Jun

MCC breaks ground on ‘quality of life’ sunroom, courtyard project

Construction has begun on a new four seasons room and outdoor courtyard designed to give residents at Memorial Community Care year-round access to the great outdoors.
More than 100 people gathered Thursday to officially break ground on the $750,000 project, which is expected to be finished by fall.
Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
29
Jun

Communities to host 4th of July activities

It’s time to get the red, white and blue gear out and prepare for a patriotic celebration.
The 4th of July lands on a Monday this year, bringing outdoor picnics, yard games and a plethora of fireworks. Communities throughout Hamilton County will be hosting celebrations for all ages in honor of Independence Day.
A 4th of July fireworks display is planned for dusk on Monday at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds.
The Presbyterian United Church of Christ will serve root beer floats as a fundraiser before the fireworks display. Patriotic music will be provided by Deryl Hilligas. In case of inclement weather, the event will be postponed one day to July 5.
The Aurora Volunteer Fire Department is in charge of planning and executing this year’s show. Look for donation canisters at the following locations: Aurora Mall, Casey’s General Store, Schneider’s Hardware and  T&L   Liquor.

Wed
29
Jun

Wind regs passed on to county

County planners added a “good neighbor policy” to a set of proposed regulations regarding wind energy development last week, suggesting that homeowners living within two miles of large wind turbines be guaranteed fair market value if they decide to sell their home within two years.
After more than three hours of discussion at their regular monthly meeting June 21, members of the Hamilton County Joint Planning and Zoning Commission voted unanimously to approve the proposed regulations, in effect passing the issue on to the full county board of commissioners, which has the final say.

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

Mon
27
Jun

County switching to new alert system

Hamilton County Emergency Management will be switching from CodeRed to Hamilton County Alert (AlertSense) for high-speed notifications to the public, effective July 1.
Anyone who has been using CodeRed to get weather warnings on a landline, cell phone and/or email will need to sign up for the new Hamilton County Alert (AlertSense). You can do this by visiting the Hamilton County website at http://www.co.hamilton.ne.us and clicking on the AlertSense logo, which will take you to the registration site.  
Anyone who does not have access to the internet and would like to sign up can call 402-694-5126.
Hamilton County Alert will also offer an app for smartphones. MyAlerts, powered by AlertSense, is the county’s new emergency alerting service.  

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