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Wed
15
Jun

$5 million road project in talks for Giltner

Next year’s budget items were a big topic of discussion at Monday’s Giltner Village Board meeting, including a $5 million project to give local streets a face-lift.
The first topic discussed was the hope to re-asphalt the entire town and get pavement on every street, a project that could be estimated around $5 million.
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Wed
15
Jun

High Plains reviews projects and policies

High Plains Community School Board members handled their end of school review and policy updates Monday as the summer months brought little to their agenda.
Members of the board were informed of the status of various projects going on around schools at both of the Polk and Clarks locations.

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Wed
15
Jun

Commissioners to begin seeking Manor solutions

Though it was only a short discussion, the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners acknowledged and supported the Hamilton Manor Board of Trustees’ recommendation Monday to find a private entity or non-profit organization to take over operations at the Manor.
A motion was made to appoint chairman John Thomas and commissioner Gregg Kremer to seek assistance with the implementation of the recommendation received from the Manor board.
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Wed
08
Jun

Putting a new spin on a bonfire favorite

With summer just around the corner and after going on my first camping trip, the recipes this month are inspired by a bonfire favorite -- s’mores.
I know it seems hard to believe at the age of 25 that I have never been camping before, but it’s the truth. I was never a Girl Scout and my dad was a farmer. After helping him all day outside in the heat, the last thing we all wanted to do was go sleep in tents...outside.
Summer is also a busy time for farmers, especially when I was growing up and the majority of our land was under gravity irrigation. The water didn’t get changed to the next rows unless we did it.
So here I am, a first-time camper.
My first observation was there was so much packing involved. It’s one of those activities where you want to have too much stuff because you never know what you are going to need.

Wed
08
Jun

Booster Days ready to roll in Hampton

Hampton is poised for a celebration this weekend as the annual Booster Days event is set to unfold.
Event co-coordinator Danielle Bamesberger said the itinerary will be similar to last year, with a bulk of the activities set for Saturday, wrapping up with a pancake feed and community church service on Sunday.
“This whole thing started as a way for businesses to give something back to the community as their way of saying thanks for the support,” Bamesberger noted. “We are just trying to keep up that tradition of giving back to the community.”
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Wed
08
Jun

City planners reviewing wind energy regulations

City planners began reviewing Aurora’s zoning regulations regarding wind energy systems last week in response to related discussions now unfolding at the county level.
The Aurora Planning Commission discussed its existing wind regulations, which were written in 2010, at the June 1 meeting.
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Wed
08
Jun

Historic church hosts fifth-generation wedding

A local family has inadvertently made it their mission to marry their significant others in a historical church from Hamilton County which now sits on the Stuhr Museum grounds.
“I've had this planned forever, before I even met him (Shawn). I knew this was the place,” said Laura (Jacobs) Goodwin.
The reason Laura felt so strongly about her decision to get married in this historical church is because she became the fifth generation in her family to use the facility for her special day.
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Wed
08
Jun

Heinzman shares nine decades of life

Untold and overwhelming stories from the past can be difficult to find when scanning the countryside, that is until someone takes a turn north on C Road from Highway 34 to find Heinzman Street Rods.
Inside a handful of work stations offer customers a full, carefully detailed operation to bring their vehicular treasure to life, but what becomes the greatest story inside the workshop comes from the first person customers meet, Joan Heinzman, who brings 90 years of life experiences to every situation she encounters and every person she meets.

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Wed
08
Jun

County board acknowledges Manor recommendation

The Hamilton Manor Board of Trustees approved a recommendation to be given to the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners on the future of the Manor during its May 25th meeting.
The recommendation, which passed with a 3-2 vote, was to find a private entity or non-profit organization to come in and run the Manor, which could potentially include a new nursing home facility.
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Wed
01
Jun

Manor board recommends a ‘different solution’

It was said numerous times over the course of the meeting, Hamilton Manor is not closing and never was going to close.
“At March’s board meeting, I requested that this board take a position on a recommendation to the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners on the future of Hamilton Manor,” said Manor board president Kirk Penner. “We are not voting to close the Manor. For some reason that is out there.”

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