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18
Nov

Tennis project ready to go out for bids

Efforts to build a new tennis facility in Streeter Park took another step forward last week with the Aurora City Council recognizing four letters of interest from potential bidders.

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Wed
11
Nov

B Strong Thanksgiving dinner in its 8th year

After the Halloween decorations are taken down and the costumes get put back into the closet, the time comes to start thinking about how to be charitable for the upcoming holidays.
Two people who have been at the front of that movement are Cal and Sara Strong, who have been conducting an annual Thanksgiving meal to share their caring with the community for nearly a decade.

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Wed
11
Nov

New nuisance ordinance stirs some concern

Hampton village board members heard concerns Monday from a local business owner who says the rules are being changed after more than 40 years of him being allowed to store vehicles and working materials on residential lots behind his main street business.
Terry Smith, owner of Smith Plumbing & Well Service, located at 1114 North 3rd St., said he received a letter citing violations of Hampton’s new nuisance abatement ordinance informing him that he needs to take corrective action within 30 days.

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Wed
11
Nov

County attempts to solve NPPD fee for LEC project

An electrical fee from Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) was brought to the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners’ attention Monday in terms of who is responsible for the $4,830 charge.
At last week’s owner, architect and contractor meeting, Bill Huey with Prochaska & Associates said the discussion was brought up by the electrical sub-contractor, Kidwill Electric, of a contribution in aid construction charge from NPPD.

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Wed
11
Nov

Aurora students give back through blood drive

Aurora High School’s Student Council organization held its annual fall blood drive Thursday where 72 units of blood were donated during the drive, surpassing the school’s goal of 60 units.
“In Nebraska, they need 500 units of blood every day,” said student council co-sponsor and social studies teacher Sarah Elger.

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Wed
11
Nov

Meyer reflects on 50 years with the Hamilton County Foundation

Being involved with an organization from the beginning is a huge feat, and one that Jan Meyer has accomplished by being with the Hamilton County Foundation for all 50 years.

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Wed
11
Nov

No school in Giltner Thursday

It was a fairly uneventful meeting for the Giltner School Board on Monday. There was no new business on the agenda, making for a quick meeting.
Because of the Giltner volleyball team qualifying for the Class D2 state tournament, Giltner Public Schools will be closed on Thursday. There was already no school planned for Friday. Wednesday is scheduled as a late start as teachers have in-service in the morning.

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Wed
11
Nov

4R Board gets rundown of annual district audit

The 2014-15 audit has been completed and Lisa Riley of Mierau & CO., P.C. out of York came to the Aurora School Board meeting to explain what all the audit entails to new members.
Riley went page by page explaining how they break down each account and look at all the receipts and disbursements.

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Wed
11
Nov

Leadership Tomorrow class learns about economic development

The Hamilton County Leadership Tomorrow students got an opportunity to spend a few hours learning about local businesses Thursday during a class aptly titled, “Impact of Community Businesses.”
The class absorbed knowledge from multiple sources during the day, including a panel with seven local business leaders.

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Wed
04
Nov

Hamilton Community Foundation to celebrate 50 years of giving

As National Philanthropy Day draws near Nov. 15, so does Hamilton Community Foundation’s  celebration of helping out area communities for more than 50 years.
“Our primary focus is for the benefit of Hamilton County residents, and we’re celebrating that for over 50 years,” explained Syd Widga, who has been the foundation’s executive secretary for 30 years.

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

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