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Wed
13
Apr

Business owners share expertise in the classroom

Hampton students enrolled this year in woods and metals classes are gaining real-world, hands-on experience with help from local business owners willing to share their expertise.
Nearing the end of the first-year program, ag teacher Joel Miller said it’s been a good experience for everyone involved.
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Wed
13
Apr

Cleaning out Lincoln Creek

The Lincoln Creek cleanup project is nearing its end for the first part of the year after crews from the city, county and private sectors worked diligently to finish.
Piles of tree trunks and large branches created blockages all along the shallow creek bed, but in some areas the blockage reached a height of four to five feet. Crews were needed to bring in large machinery to break up the blockage that could only be compared to a well constructed beaver dam.

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Wed
13
Apr

Memorial Foundation sets $1M goal

Twenty-five years after Ted and Marjorie Regier established a foundation to support the Aurora hospital, the community celebrated the milestone Friday by raising $40,000 and announcing a goal to double the assets up to $1 million for an endowment fund.
A crowd of 225 donned in mostly black and white attire enjoyed an evening of good food, great music and a spirited live auction, reported ReeAnn Regier, Memorial Foundation coordinator.

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Wed
06
Apr

Property tax relief package ‘fragile’

With a handful of days left in this year’s 60-day session, Nebraska lawmakers are expected to vote soon on a property tax relief package which Dist. 34 Sen. Curt Friesen said is a good start, though in his view only a temporary solution.
Summarizing last week’s discussion on three different bills which now represent the tax relief strategy, Friesen reported Tuesday that he is hopeful something will be passed into law.
Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
06
Apr

Parks retires as county treasurer

Hamilton County treasurer Bobby Parks turned in her letter of resignation for retirement to commissioners at Monday’s meeting.
Parks has been the treasurer for 21-1/2 years and has served the county for the past 28 years. Her retirement will be effective on June 30, 2016.
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Wed
06
Apr

Aurora Robotics Club becomes a non-profit

It’s a golden chance for students in the area to learn something useful for later in life, while having fun doing it.
The Aurora Robotics Club has been active for five years, but just became a non-profit more recently.
At the end of 2015, the group officially became a 501c3 non-profit corporation called Youth Engaged in Technology & Innovation, INC.

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Wed
06
Apr

Aurora intern explores the medical field at MCHI

The Aurora Area Chamber and Development and Workforce Development Committee continues to show great passion and support for their Opportunity Exchange program, bringing students and professionals together in a relaxed environment where local seniors can view the career options they are interested in.
Aurora High School senior Cassidy Brechbill is one of the first-year participants in the program and took her passion for the nursing field directly to the experts at Memorial Community Health (MCHI) and director of human resources, Laura Teichmeier.
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Wed
06
Apr

Area voices come together for Easter cantata

Vocalists from seven local churches came together in one voice Sunday to perform an Easter cantata at the Aurora United Methodist Church.
The musical celebration of faith came together with the help and inspiration of Raychel Brooks, a musical accompanyist/para educator at Aurora Public Schools.
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Wed
06
Apr

Hull to speak at Aurora library

Ron Hull will present a program titled “Mari Sandoz: A Personal Reminiscence” at the Alice M. Farr Library in Aurora on Thursday, April 14 at 7 p.m.
The presentation is free and open to the public as part of the National Library Week, a nationwide celebration and promotion of public libraries.

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Tue
05
Apr

Shirley to be bound over to district court

Judge Linda Caster-Senff finds enough evidence to bind Derrick Shirley over to district court in the murder for hire case involving Robert Honken. Watch for more details in next week's print or e-editions.

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