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Wed
02
Mar

Lunch and Learn series features regional Extension educators

The popular Lunch and Learn series hosted by the Aurora Area Chamber and Development started again last week with Tammy Stuhr presenting on all things Extension.
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Wed
02
Mar

New exhibit comes to Edgerton

There’s always something new or different to see at the Edgerton Explorit Center. Right now, the center has a 400 square foot National Nano Science Exhibit and will have it up until April 30.
The exhibit is provided with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) the exhibit which was awarded by NISE Net—the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network--to University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience (NCMN) and Nebraska EPSCoR (this state’s NSF-funded Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research).

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Tue
01
Mar

Aurora man arrested for conspiracy to commit murder

An investigation into a murder for hire plot led to the arrest of two men on charges of conspiracy to commit murder.
On Friday, Feb. 26, the Nebraska State Patrol was contacted by the Aurora Police Department in reference to an Aurora man who had solicited another individual to kill his estranged wife. The case investigation continued through the weekend and on Monday, Feb. 29, a Nebraska State Patrol undercover investigator made contact with the suspect identified as Robert S. Honken, 37, of Aurora. During the contact, Honken arranged to pay the undercover investigator to kill his estranged wife. He provided the undercover investigator with a cash deposit for the murder of his estranged wife, with the remainder of the agreed upon price to be paid after the murder was completed.

Wed
24
Feb

Hampton board facing decision on school plan

The Hampton School Board is expected to make a key decision Monday regarding a proposal to upgrade its aging elementary school building.
Having outlined the various options to address code violations and safety issues in a public meeting Feb. 8 which drew more than 100 interested citizens, the board now faces a timing issue.

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Wed
24
Feb

Gibilisco raising funds to save daughter’s life

Aurora resident Pat Gibilisco is racing to find a cure for her 29-year-old daughter Lauren, who suffers from Wolfram Syndrome, a rare neurodegenerative disorder.
Because pharmaceutical companies are not interested in developing drugs for ultra-rare diseases, The Snow Foundation and a small, close-knit community of patients and parents are reaching out on social media to fund a clinical trial raise awareness. This push is just in time for Feb. 29 -- Rare Disease Day.
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Wed
24
Feb

Ice jam protocols reviewed

Central Nebraska emergency management officials, representatives from the Central Platte Natural Resources Department and the National Weather Service met last week to discuss issues regarding the recent ice jams on the Platte River.
David Carr, a representative from the Central Platte NRD, gave some background on how the NRD has had to handle similar issues in the past.

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Wed
24
Feb

Heuermanns to be honored at Saturday’s Statehood Dinner

Keith and Norma Heuermann of Phillips will be among the honorees Saturday as The NEBRASKALand Foundation celebrates the state’s 149th birthday at the Statehood Dinner in Lincoln.
Three couples will be honored as distinguished Nebraskans in a formal event in the rotunda of the Nebraska State Capitol Building.

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Wed
24
Feb

Hearts for Jesus auction set for Sunday

Hampton Lutheran School will host its 11th annual Hearts for Jesus fundraiser on Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m.
Kathy Gloystein, principal at Hampton Lutheran, said she is excited for this year's event as it tends to bring out a good sized crowd.

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Wed
17
Feb

Aurora teen dies in car accident

A one-vehicle fatality accident occurred Friday at 11:42 p.m. at the intersection of 14 and K Roads just west of Aurora, claiming the life of 18-year-old Aurora High School senior Jordan L.W. Sine.
Hamilton County attorney and coroner Mike Powell said the vehicle was traveling westbound on 14 Road and lost control shortly after crossing K Road.

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Wed
17
Feb

Ag land values to stay flat

A steady drop in the selling price for Hamilton County ag land will be reflected in 2016 valuations, which for the first time in years is expected to show no increase.

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