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Wed
17
Feb

Giltner eighth grader wins 2016 Hamilton County Spelling Bee

The top four spellers in Hamilton County were a great representation of the county as a whole with winners coming from all areas -- Aurora, Giltner, Hampton and Immanual Lutheran.
Eighth grader Diandra Polt of Giltner was the big winner at this year’s spelling bee held Feb. 10 at the fairgrounds.

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Wed
17
Feb

City purchases used ladder firetruck

Aurora’s fire department recently acquired a new addition to its fleet that will be essential in completing a large amount of their fire-fighting needs in the future.
The addition is in the form of a used ladder truck, specifically a 1991 65-foot Pierce Telesquirt.

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Wed
17
Feb

New foundation brings three communities closer

The communities representing the High Plains school district have announced the inauguration of the Tri-Community Foundation with a kick-off fundraiser March 19 to help bring in initial start-up funds.
“It's a group of community members through Polk, Hordville and Clarks who want to support the programs that take place within the communities,” High Plains principal Cameron Hudson explained.

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Wed
17
Feb

First Street included in city’s street plan

Aurora’s constant battle to fix its streets could be at a turning point for residents and businesses located on north First Street as well as Lincoln Avenue just west of town.
“We have a couple of streets designated for the one-year plan and if the money becomes available then we will begin this process immediately,” city administrator Rick Melcher said.

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Wed
17
Feb

Friesen focused on property tax relief

Half way through this year’s 60-day legislative session, Dist. 34 Sen. Curt Friesen told constituents Monday that he is starting to see a path that could lead to real and meaningful property tax relief, though he believes it will take several years to get there and may require pressure from taxpayers in the form of a legal challenge.

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Thu
11
Feb

New Tri-Community Foundation will support High Plains communities

High Plains Community schools and its local townships have a new way to fund their community projects and offer scholarships with the arrival of the Tri-Community Foundation. Alumni from all three communities have come together to start the project that will eventually become a permanent source of funding for the school and organizations connected to Polk, Hordville, and Clarks. Check out next week's print and e-editions for more information and continued coverage.

Wed
10
Feb

Hamilton County Home Show back for 22nd year

A week after digging out from the biggest snow storm in years, area residents are invited to come out of hibernation this weekend and enjoy the 22nd annual Hamilton County Home & Garden Show, Outdoor Expo and Memorial Community Health, Inc. Health Fair.
An event that has grown in size and scope over the years promises to offer a wide variety of products and services, plus good food and a chance to catch up with friends and neighbors.

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Wed
10
Feb

Bid OKd for new beef barn

Bids for a new beef barn at the fairgrounds came in lower than expected last week, allowing the Hamilton County Ag Society to vote yes on the project, with construction expected to begin this spring so that a functional building could be in place by this year’s fair.
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Wed
10
Feb

Elge begins recovery after wrestling injury

Nebraska Christian junior Jaydon Elge was severely injured Jan. 29 during a wrestling match in Greeley that left the athlete with no feeling or movement from the waist down.
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Wed
10
Feb

Heavy snow, business a bad mix

Last week’s blizzard not only shut down area roads and schools, it slowed business throughout Hamilton County to a snail’s pace as well as with a foot or more of snow creating all kinds of challenges.
Groundhog Day, Feb. 2, was virtually a lost day in the business world, with white-out conditions keeping both customers and employees away.

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