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26
Aug

Aurora sophomores interact with New Zealand research professor

Auckland, New Zealand is nearly 8,000 miles away from Aurora, yet Monday afternoon the two were brought together through Skype with help from sophomore biology teacher Brandon Timm.

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Wed
19
Aug

Schmid appointed as interim highway supt.

The Hamilton County Board of Commissioners named Kenneth Schmid as the interim highway superintendent at Monday’s meeting.

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Wed
19
Aug

County added to June storm disaster declaration

Hamilton County was added last week to the list of counties in Nebraska adversely affected by the heavy June rains which were later declared by President Barack Obama as a major disaster.
Damage assessments on an additional 16 counties were completed after the initial request was submitted earlier this summer.

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Wed
19
Aug

City warns that continued misuse of recycling center could end service

Aurora City Councilman Dick Phillips brought attention last week to continued problems with items being dropped off at the city’s recycling center, warning that the issue could result in closure of a much-needed service.
“People need to know that it’s free for their use, but if they aren’t willing to press cardboard and put things in the dumpsters like they are supposed to it could go away,” Phillips said.

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Wed
19
Aug

Giltner’s first day of school set for Wednesday

The Giltner School Board approved the transfer of $125,000 from the general fund to the depreciation fund as well as a transfer of $25,000 from the general fund to the lunch fund at Monday night’s meeting.
The moves were made due to some flexibility financially before the end of the fiscal year.
Giltner opens its doors for the first day of school on Wednesday, Aug. 19, with a 1:30 p.m. dismissal.

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Wed
12
Aug

Aurora graduate takes learning overseas

From the farm in Nebraska to the classroom in China, 2014 graduate Bethany Janzen had the experience of a lifetime when she decided to become involved with the study-abroad program at Wayne State College.
As an international business major, Janzen had a unique freshman year in college after she decided to take the opportunity to study abroad.

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Wed
12
Aug

Aurora staff prepares for Friday’s first day

The school year has officially begun for Aurora teachers and administrators, who will be joined by students Friday for the first day of fall classes.

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Wed
12
Aug

School bells set to ring this week at Hampton Public Schools

The Hampton School Board learned that the facilities and teachers are ready for the first day of classes Wednesday, and in fact all are anxious for students to walk through the doors.

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Wed
12
Aug

Laptop damage hot topic in High Plains

Discussion picked up at the High Plains school board meeting Monday night about the new laptop deductible in place for the upcoming school year.
The deductible, which was $250 in previous years, is now being doubled to $500.

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Wed
12
Aug

Problem solving court to be available in Hamilton County

A new alternative will soon be offered in the Hamilton County justice system called problem solving court, better known as drug court.
“We just were granted permission by the Supreme Court to start a problem solving court in this district,” said Shane Stutzman, chief probation officer for District 5 probation.

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