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Wed
13
Apr

Memorial Foundation sets $1M goal

Twenty-five years after Ted and Marjorie Regier established a foundation to support the Aurora hospital, the community celebrated the milestone Friday by raising $40,000 and announcing a goal to double the assets up to $1 million for an endowment fund.
A crowd of 225 donned in mostly black and white attire enjoyed an evening of good food, great music and a spirited live auction, reported ReeAnn Regier, Memorial Foundation coordinator.

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Wed
06
Apr

Property tax relief package ‘fragile’

With a handful of days left in this year’s 60-day session, Nebraska lawmakers are expected to vote soon on a property tax relief package which Dist. 34 Sen. Curt Friesen said is a good start, though in his view only a temporary solution.
Summarizing last week’s discussion on three different bills which now represent the tax relief strategy, Friesen reported Tuesday that he is hopeful something will be passed into law.
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Wed
06
Apr

Parks retires as county treasurer

Hamilton County treasurer Bobby Parks turned in her letter of resignation for retirement to commissioners at Monday’s meeting.
Parks has been the treasurer for 21-1/2 years and has served the county for the past 28 years. Her retirement will be effective on June 30, 2016.
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Wed
06
Apr

Aurora Robotics Club becomes a non-profit

It’s a golden chance for students in the area to learn something useful for later in life, while having fun doing it.
The Aurora Robotics Club has been active for five years, but just became a non-profit more recently.
At the end of 2015, the group officially became a 501c3 non-profit corporation called Youth Engaged in Technology & Innovation, INC.

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Wed
06
Apr

Aurora intern explores the medical field at MCHI

The Aurora Area Chamber and Development and Workforce Development Committee continues to show great passion and support for their Opportunity Exchange program, bringing students and professionals together in a relaxed environment where local seniors can view the career options they are interested in.
Aurora High School senior Cassidy Brechbill is one of the first-year participants in the program and took her passion for the nursing field directly to the experts at Memorial Community Health (MCHI) and director of human resources, Laura Teichmeier.
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Wed
06
Apr

Area voices come together for Easter cantata

Vocalists from seven local churches came together in one voice Sunday to perform an Easter cantata at the Aurora United Methodist Church.
The musical celebration of faith came together with the help and inspiration of Raychel Brooks, a musical accompanyist/para educator at Aurora Public Schools.
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Wed
06
Apr

Hull to speak at Aurora library

Ron Hull will present a program titled “Mari Sandoz: A Personal Reminiscence” at the Alice M. Farr Library in Aurora on Thursday, April 14 at 7 p.m.
The presentation is free and open to the public as part of the National Library Week, a nationwide celebration and promotion of public libraries.

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Tue
05
Apr

Shirley to be bound over to district court

Judge Linda Caster-Senff finds enough evidence to bind Derrick Shirley over to district court in the murder for hire case involving Robert Honken. Watch for more details in next week's print or e-editions.

Wed
30
Mar

MCC sale set for this weekend

The Hamilton County Fairgrounds will host the Nebraska Memmonite Central Committee (MCC) Relief Sale Friday and Saturday, an event which raised $210,000 last year for world relief.
Activity kicks off Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. with a soup supper, followed by musical entertainment at 6 and auction at 7.
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Wed
30
Mar

Friesen excited to finally see property tax relief reach floor

Sixteen months after being elected to the Legislature, Dist. 34 Sen. Curt Friesen admitted Monday that he is excited to finally be having serious discussion on the floor about property tax relief.
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