News

Wed
28
Oct

Nebraska speaker to help celebrate Foundation anniversary

The Hamilton Community Foundation is celebrating its 50-year anniversary with a feature presentation from Jack Hoffman's father, Andy Hoffman, on Nov. 15.
The appearance was made possible by the efforts of executive secretary/treasurer of the Hamilton County Foundation Syd Widga, as well as Barry and Tyler Carlson with MidAmerica Speakers Bureau out of Central City.

To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.

Tue
27
Oct

Bat cleanup to be done in courthouse attic in November

After a few bats made their way down into the courthouse this summer, commissioners approved a bid from Orkin at Monday’s meeting to begin clean-up of the bat problem.
Corey Nelson, branch manger of Orkin in Grand Island, came to discuss options with Hamilton County commissioners, giving the board bids for clean-up and removal.

To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
21
Oct

Communities prepare to scare

Hamilton County communities will be hosting a variety of events for Halloween this year. For three days at the end of October, four different towns will be participating in spooky and fun activities.
All of the participating towns and communities will still be having their traditional trick or treating on Halloween night, offering earlier attractions to add to the excitement.

To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
21
Oct

Hunting his way through the Alaskan wilderness

He may seem like just a normal farm boy from central Nebraska, but there is more to Jesse Hammond than driving tractors and herding cattle.
Along with his career as a farmer, helping out on his family’s farm north of Hordville, the 2004 High Plains Community graduate is also an assistant hunting guide in Alaska.  

To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
21
Oct

Aurora recycling area moves across town

Aurora's recycling center located behind the fire and ambulance buildings will be moved to an area on sixth and F streets in the coming weeks.

To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
21
Oct

Aurora Middle School students strive to help country in need

Aurora eighth grader Keeley Allen has been on a mission to help those in less fortunate situations than herself during her school's Don't be Mean, Wear Green program, in which students are brought together once a month and presented a lesson on character.

To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
21
Oct

Edgerton Center to host Halloween Spooktacular activities

The Edgerton Explorit Center is the place to be on Halloween before trick-or-treating during the evening.
The Explorit Center is hosting a duo of events on Oct. 31, featuring a fun run and a spooktacular.

To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
21
Oct

Bids opened for new 911 system at LEC

Sealed bids for a new 911 system and console were opened at Monday’s regular meeting of the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners.
Sheriff Kirk Handrup gave specs to two different companies but only one bid from Platte Valley Communications was received. The first bid of $10,800 was for a new console that will be relocated during the Law Enforcement Center construction project.

To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
14
Oct

Phillips festival set

The Phillips Family Fall Festival is scheduled for Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m.
The activities will include: hayrack rides, face painting, bobbing for apples, relay races, pumpkin painting and a handful of other fun activities.
A silent auction will be held along with a “Trunk or Treat” display area from 3 to 4 p.m. in which individuals will have their car trunks decorated with a fall/Halloween theme.
The department will be using the proceeds from the Family Fall Festival to go towards the purchase of a new brush truck.

Wed
14
Oct

Hampton board debates salaries, NPPD contract

Hampton village board members debated whether or not to give three paid employees a raise this year and reviewed a 20-year contract renewal for wholesale power with Nebraska Public Power District, tabling both issues until next month to allow further review.

To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.

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