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Feb

Hampton board facing decision on school plan

The Hampton School Board is expected to make a key decision Monday regarding a proposal to upgrade its aging elementary school building.
Having outlined the various options to address code violations and safety issues in a public meeting Feb. 8 which drew more than 100 interested citizens, the board now faces a timing issue.

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Wed
24
Feb

Gibilisco raising funds to save daughter’s life

Aurora resident Pat Gibilisco is racing to find a cure for her 29-year-old daughter Lauren, who suffers from Wolfram Syndrome, a rare neurodegenerative disorder.
Because pharmaceutical companies are not interested in developing drugs for ultra-rare diseases, The Snow Foundation and a small, close-knit community of patients and parents are reaching out on social media to fund a clinical trial raise awareness. This push is just in time for Feb. 29 -- Rare Disease Day.
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Wed
24
Feb

Ice jam protocols reviewed

Central Nebraska emergency management officials, representatives from the Central Platte Natural Resources Department and the National Weather Service met last week to discuss issues regarding the recent ice jams on the Platte River.
David Carr, a representative from the Central Platte NRD, gave some background on how the NRD has had to handle similar issues in the past.

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Wed
24
Feb

Heuermanns to be honored at Saturday’s Statehood Dinner

Keith and Norma Heuermann of Phillips will be among the honorees Saturday as The NEBRASKALand Foundation celebrates the state’s 149th birthday at the Statehood Dinner in Lincoln.
Three couples will be honored as distinguished Nebraskans in a formal event in the rotunda of the Nebraska State Capitol Building.

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Wed
24
Feb

Hearts for Jesus auction set for Sunday

Hampton Lutheran School will host its 11th annual Hearts for Jesus fundraiser on Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m.
Kathy Gloystein, principal at Hampton Lutheran, said she is excited for this year's event as it tends to bring out a good sized crowd.

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Wed
17
Feb

Aurora teen dies in car accident

A one-vehicle fatality accident occurred Friday at 11:42 p.m. at the intersection of 14 and K Roads just west of Aurora, claiming the life of 18-year-old Aurora High School senior Jordan L.W. Sine.
Hamilton County attorney and coroner Mike Powell said the vehicle was traveling westbound on 14 Road and lost control shortly after crossing K Road.

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Wed
17
Feb

Ag land values to stay flat

A steady drop in the selling price for Hamilton County ag land will be reflected in 2016 valuations, which for the first time in years is expected to show no increase.

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Wed
17
Feb

Giltner eighth grader wins 2016 Hamilton County Spelling Bee

The top four spellers in Hamilton County were a great representation of the county as a whole with winners coming from all areas -- Aurora, Giltner, Hampton and Immanual Lutheran.
Eighth grader Diandra Polt of Giltner was the big winner at this year’s spelling bee held Feb. 10 at the fairgrounds.

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Wed
17
Feb

City purchases used ladder firetruck

Aurora’s fire department recently acquired a new addition to its fleet that will be essential in completing a large amount of their fire-fighting needs in the future.
The addition is in the form of a used ladder truck, specifically a 1991 65-foot Pierce Telesquirt.

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Wed
17
Feb

New foundation brings three communities closer

The communities representing the High Plains school district have announced the inauguration of the Tri-Community Foundation with a kick-off fundraiser March 19 to help bring in initial start-up funds.
“It's a group of community members through Polk, Hordville and Clarks who want to support the programs that take place within the communities,” High Plains principal Cameron Hudson explained.

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