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Wed
23
Dec

Sharp resigns as Plainsman director

Plainsman Museum director Megan Sharp submitted her resignation to the board of directors effectively immediately this week.
Every year at this time Sharp’s contract is revisited and signed. After some changes were made, Sharp said she wasn’t willing to sign it, leading to her resignation.

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Wed
23
Dec

Committee asked tough questions on Hampton plan

Discussion on proposed plans in Hampton to either renovate an aging elementary school or build a new one zeroed in on three critical questions this week, which school administrators say must be clearly answered before a bond issue is put to a vote.

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Wed
23
Dec

Hampton kindergartners learn lessons in giving

Hampton students gained valuable insight into the true meaning of giving this holiday season as they collected funds and picked out gifts for the Lions Club annual toy drive.
The efforts were spearheaded by the Hampton kindergarten class, who not only raised the most money amongst all the classes, but also were the sole shoppers of all the presents bought for the Lions Club.

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Wed
23
Dec

Interlocal presented for Lincoln Creek clean-up

Aurora city administrator Rick Melcher approached the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners Monday with an opportunity for the two entities to work together to clean up Lincoln Creek.

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Thu
17
Dec

Hampton elementary school plans reviewed

A community-based group of more than 30 people spent more than two hours Wednesday reviewing proposed options to either renovate an aging Hampton elementary school or build a new one. Among the questions the group pondered was: How much money is the community willing to spend on a bond issue? To find out how the group answered that question and a detailed report on the meeting, see the Dec. 23 print or e-editions.

Wed
16
Dec

Homes declared nuisance

Hampton village board members voted unanimously Monday to declare five local properties a nuisance, the first step in a new abatement program designed to clean up abandoned or neglected homes.
Bobbi Pettit, a community planner with the South Central Economic Development District, reported that each of the five property owners were sent a certified letter, informing them of specific concerns with the status of their properties.

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Wed
16
Dec

Santa to visit Hampton Dec. 17

Santa Clause will be making a stop in Hampton on Dec. 17.
Local boys and girls are invited to come and visit the jolly gentleman from the North Pole, beginning at 5 p.m. at Learn and Grow Daycare. The event is being sponsored by local Hampton businesses.
 

Wed
16
Dec

Festival of trees brings holiday spirit to Plainsman

For nearly 40 years, groups and businesses alike have set up and decorated trees at the Plainsman Museum to get into the Christmas spirit.
The Plainsman usually gets a tree count around 30, but it always fluctuates year to year as new organizations start, while some may not continue the tradition.

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Wed
16
Dec

City council approves minor subdivision at Streeter Park

Streeter Park grew by almost two acres last week as the Aurora City Council approved the final plat for a minor subdivision connecting the Lions and Auroran’s 4 Diamond Sports ballfield complexes.

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Wed
16
Dec

Santa Express provides children a full North Pole experience

The Santa Express made a stop this weekend at the Aurora Middle School where children and parents alike got the chance to ride and view the holiday lights around town.
Brenda Klawonn, a social science teacher at Aurora, was one of the individuals responsible for setting up the event.

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