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Wed
17
Jun

Commissioners decide on 10-year, $1.5 million bond

The Law Enforcement Center project was again on the agenda for commissioners as chairman John Thomas asked the board for guidance on the bond.
Previously, commissioners were leaning toward a 20-year bond because payments would have matched up better with the City of Aurora’s payment to the county. After seeing how much interest would be paid on a 20-year bond, commissioner changed their minds.

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Wed
17
Jun

Health challenge winding down

As this year’s Hamilton County Health Challenge winds down, more and more people are getting involved and into the act of working out, notes Sara Sutherland, co-owner of the Aurora Fitness Center.
“It’s getting to the tail end, but we’ve seen an increase in membership over the past couple of months,” Sutherland said.

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Wed
17
Jun

Giltner school plans building updates

Two motions were passed Monday at the Giltner School Board meeting regarding school lunches and insulation.
The board approved a 5 cent raise on lunch prices for the 2015-16 school year. Kindergarten through sixth grade will increase from $2.35 to $2.40, high school $2.70 to $2.75, adult $3.65 to $3.70 and breakfast from $1.60 to $1.65.

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Wed
17
Jun

Hampton High School getting energy-related facility upgrade

Hampton High School is in the midst of major construction this summer, part of a $1.2 million renovation designed to make the facility more energy efficient.mbers made the decision to pull the trigger on the project early this year, using Quality Capital Purpose Undertaking Funds to pay the bill. A bond of just under 4 cents per $100 valuation will be paid off over a 10-year period.
Built in 1971, the high school had a number of energy-related issues that needed to be addressed, the board decided.

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Wed
10
Jun

S.P.L.A.S.H.

Gavin Holliday gets ready to throw a water-soaked sponge back to his partner during S.P.L.A.S.H, a free event held at Cole Park on Friday. The kids not only enjoyed getting their friends soaked but they also enjoyed trying to get leaders and volunteers wet. S.P.L.A.S.H. stands for Serving People Lovingly And Sharing Jesus’ Heart. The event is put on by Monroe E-Free. All area kids from ages kindergarten through 6th grade were welcome to attend the one-day event.

Wed
10
Jun

Giltner Community Center to close for updates

The Giltner Community Center will be closed from June 15 until July 3 for minor upkeep, which was a topic of discussion at the Village Board Meeting Monday.
The work will begin Monday and wrap up just before the July 4 holiday.

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Wed
10
Jun

Hampton school to offer community wellness center

The Hampton School Board approved the purchase of a key-card access system Monday, opening the door for public use of a fitness area that will soon be available as a community wellness center.
Principal Tim Huls reported that the existing weight room is full of equipment handed down from previous years, and in talking with school and community leaders he sensed an opportunity to raise the bar.

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Wed
03
Jun

Lesiak’s career starts and ends in the same classroom

When Kelly Lesiak first started teaching at Clarks Public School, she never imagined that the first teaching job she took would end up being her last.
Lesiak graduating high school from Grand Island Senior High and always wanted to end up back in Grand Island teaching after attending college at Kearney State.

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Wed
03
Jun

Commissioners discuss funding for approved LEC project

Funding for the Law Enforcement Center project was an item on the agenda at Monday’s Hamilton County Board of Commissioner meeting.
Commissioner John Thomas provided information on different bond issue scenarios and estimates. The estimates were based on last year’s assessed valuation of $2.8 million.

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Wed
03
Jun

Kerry Chiropractic opens practice in Aurora

A goal that Dr. Kerry Rodocker-Wiarda has had for years has finally come to fruition.
Kerry Chiropractic opened on the square in March of this year, and it is something that didn’t come easily or quickly.

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