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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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Wed
01
Jun

Farmers’ Market on the Square set to open Saturday

The Aurora Area Chamber and Development Corporation's Farmers Market on the Square is set to begin its season of selling fresh and local produce on Saturday from 7 to 11 a.m.    
The weekly event will be happening every Saturday and will be located in the Hamilton County Courthouse parking lot on the East side of the square.

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Wed
01
Jun

Jacobsen commends county for service-driven citizens

Not only has he been a school guidance counselor for the majority of his life, but Steve Jacobsen, still to this day, can be found out and about in a corn field or two.
Jacobsen, who lives in Marquette, moved back to the area in 1974 after being gone for 13 years for college and a short stint as a guidance counselor in Dodge, Neb.

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Wed
01
Jun

Two Giltner teachers make decision to retire after combined 48 years

For a total of 48 years, two teachers have made Giltner Public Schools a permanent workplace and home.
Susan Pillard and Mary Folkerts both exited Giltner Public Schools for the final time when school ended last month. Both have made large contributions to the school and were instrumental in getting Giltner where it is today.

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Wed
01
Jun

Marquette plans for large park project

The Village of Marquette is currently seeking funds to construct a new city park on the east side of town where the old football field used to sit.
Village clerk Lisa Archer said the project is one that the town board and community have wanted for quite awhile.

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Wed
01
Jun

Lunch and learn tackles affordable home improvement options

Area citizens were given the opportunity to learn about the Grand Island's Habitat for Humanity loan and home improvement program on May 26 during the Aurora Area Chamber and Development's lunch and learn program held at the Hamilton County Senior Center.
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