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Tue
20
Jan

Fire at Danielson Brother's farm

A small fire at the Danielson Brother's farm, 1603 L Road, was

Wed
14
Jan

Robotics take center stage at Edgerton

After a snowstorm caused the cancellation of FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) robotics competition on Jan. 4, Sunday was the perfect day for other robot teams to converge at the Edgerton and compete.
Aurora’s robotics team, TechKnow Difficulties, welcomed two other teams from Lincoln and Broken Bow to come and share ideas and practice with each other in a competition-based format.

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

Wed
14
Jan

Klute opening massage therapy business

Dani Klute of Hampton decided three years ago, at the age of 42, to go back to school. That decision led her to Aurora, where she will be opening the doors this week taking clients in her new business, Therapeutic Massage & Bodyworks by Dani.
Klute’s new venture is located in Urban Creations, a new salon and day spa which opened Monday on the west side of the square.

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

Wed
14
Jan

Mayor Long settles into new role

The city’s new mayor has a message for the citizens of Aurora -- your ideas and input are not only welcome, they are crucial to building a better community.
Having taken the oath of office at the Dec. 9 meeting, former Ward 3 councilman Dave Long has moved down a few chairs in the city council chambers and is seated at the center of the table. He’s excited about his new role, but remains humble in his approach to city government.

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

Wed
14
Jan

Hamilton Manor touted as top 2015 priority for commissioners

The Hamilton County Board of Commissioners discussed issues and priorities for the upcoming year, with the Hamilton Manor being at the top of most of the commissioner’s list.

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

Wed
14
Jan

Hampton to purchase GIS data from county

Hampton village board members invested in technology Monday, agreeing to purchase GIS mapping information gathered by the county for $1,000.
The data collected includes a variety of information regarding specific location of utilities and property lines, which board members agreed would be useful for both ongoing maintenance and in times of emergency.

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

Wed
14
Jan

Aurora Public Schools to host UNL Tech Edge program Jan. 28

The 4R board met Monday night with two new members at the table, Cyndi Muilenburg and Cory Ohlson. The board held an election of officers. Pat Shaw was voted in as the president of the board for another year. Scott Schuster was voted in as the vice president, Jay Oswald as secretary and Dan Pachta as treasurer.
The principals gave board members reports of what is happening in each building. High school principal Doug Kittle announced that Aurora Public Schools will be hosting the UNL Tech Edge program on Jan. 28.

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

Wed
14
Jan

County board looks into a new insurance provider after financial fall of CoOpportunity

County commissioners had plans to discuss options with the county’s insurance provider, CoOpportunity, but it was postponed until next week’s meeting when Strong Financial will be there.
CoOpportunity is officially in rehabilitation with the Iowa Insurance Division, but is still in danger of being liquidated, which would cause more serious problems for those dependent on that insurance. Iowa insurance regulators warned agents and brokers to move their clients covered by CoOpportunity to other carriers as soon as possible.

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

Wed
14
Jan

Hampton school board welcomes new member

The Hampton School Board welcomed a new member to its ranks and elected officers for the coming year during a brief meeting Monday night.

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

Wed
07
Jan

Aurora Cooperative reports sales, total earnings both down in 2014

The Aurora Cooperative posted earnings of approximately $10 million and total sales of $868 million for fiscal year 2014 during the company’s annual meeting Monday morning at The Leadership Center.

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

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