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Wed
13
Jan

Wergin selected for U. S. Senate Youth Program

Senators Deb Fischer and Ben Sasse today Monday the names of the two students who have been selected as delegates to the 54th annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) that will be held March 5-12 in Washington, D.C.
Sean Lynch II of Omaha and Paige Wergin of Aurora were chosen from across the state to be part of the group of 104 student delegates who will attend the program’s 54th annual Washington Week.

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Wed
13
Jan

CCC gives GED and ESL students more opportunities

The Heartland United Way serves thousands of individuals each year through not only their own efforts, but through the efforts of their 16 partner agencies.
Those agencies’ specialties can range from anything to drug and spousal abuse assistance to medical and legal needs. Central Community College in Grand Island is one such agency that takes on an educational approach to assist in a variety of areas through their adult programs.

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Wed
13
Jan

Property owners protest nuisance ruling in Hampton

The Hampton village board rescinded the nuisance status on one local residence Monday, then voted to proceed with abatement proceedings on four other properties, though owners of two of those four are working to resolve health and safety concerns.

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Wed
13
Jan

Hampton board plans to work on reducing project costs

Hampton School Board members spent six hours discussing facility needs and other district issues during its annual retreat Sunday, reporting briefly during a regular monthly meeting Monday evening.
Supt. Holly Herzberg reported that the board reviewed in detail suggestions from a citizen’s committee regarding a proposal to renovate or build a new elementary school building. No decisions have been made, she said, though a meeting is scheduled Friday with the project’s architectural firm from Omaha.

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Wed
13
Jan

Enrollment increases with start of new year

Marking the start of a new year, the Aurora 4R Board met Monday and held an election of officers.

Pat Shaw was re-elected as president of the board. Scott Schuster was re-elected as vice president. Jay Oswald was re-elected as secretary, and Dan Pachta was re-elected as treasurer. Board committee assignments did not change as no one on the board asked to be on a different committee.

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Wed
13
Jan

Commissioners to develop contract for consultant

After holding a one-hour executive session to discuss planning and zoning administration and also floodplain administration, the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners voted Monday to appoint Rich Nelson and Tim Bergen along with county attorney Mike Powell to develop a contract for a consultant to aid in planning, zoning and floodplain duties.
No names where given during the meeting as to who the new consultant is.

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Wed
06
Jan

Fire breaks out in morning hours, returns in afternoon

Aurora firefighters were called to respond to a fire inside a shop owned by Steve Kiner on the southwest corner of 14th and H streets again this afternoon. Fire and rescue had already extinguished flames earlier Wednesday morning at the same location. No other details have been released at this point. Continue to check for updates posted online and in next week's edition.

Wed
06
Jan

Building permit totals down in Aurora for 2015

Construction activity slowed considerably in Aurora in 2015, with the 103 permits issued at City Hall adding up to $5.86 million, approximately half the total posted a year ago.
The largest single permit issued during the past year went to the Hamilton County Law Enforcement Center, where a $1.4 million renovation/addition project is now well under way on 12th Street.

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Wed
06
Jan

County to help clean creek

The Hamilton County Board of Commissioners voted Monday to assist the City of Aurora in its clean-up project of Lincoln Creek.
City administrator Rick Melcher attended the board meeting two weeks ago and asked commissioners if the county would be willing to commit to an interlocal agreement to help the city clean the creek by providing equipment and manpower.

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Wed
06
Jan

Year in review 2015

A new year is off and running here in Hamilton County, but before we jump head long into 2016 here is a look back at the events making news in 2015.
A week-by-week capsule summary of the past 12 months.

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