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  • Journey Noyes (left) helps students in the after-school club work on a science experiment. She along with Sydney Dyer assist with camps, clubs and daily activities.
    Journey Noyes (left) helps students in the after-school club work on a science experiment. She along with Sydney Dyer assist with camps, clubs and daily activities.
  • Hailey Hanneman covers the evolution, influence and the post-modern changes of Disney’s princess culture in her informative speech, which won her first place at the Broken Bow Invite.
    Hailey Hanneman covers the evolution, influence and the post-modern changes of Disney’s princess culture in her informative speech, which won her first place at the Broken Bow Invite.
  • Aurora’s Trevor Kluck entered rare air over the weekend, winning his fourth Central Conference championship. Kluck was one of five individual champions for the Huskies, who finished second as a team.
    Aurora’s Trevor Kluck entered rare air over the weekend, winning his fourth Central Conference championship. Kluck was one of five individual champions for the Huskies, who finished second as a team.
  • Though barely visible this week due to the snow and heavy fog, crews are making progress on the Madison Avenue extension project, where they are completing installation of water and sewer infrastructure.
    Though barely visible this week due to the snow and heavy fog, crews are making progress on the Madison Avenue extension project, where they are completing installation of water and sewer infrastructure.
  • High Plains’ Allie Burke (left) competed over the weekend at the second-ever NWSCA girls state wrestling tournament held at York High School.
    High Plains’ Allie Burke (left) competed over the weekend at the second-ever NWSCA girls state wrestling tournament held at York High School.
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Seniors reflect on educational life journey with Edgerton Center
The Edgerton Explorit Center holds a special place in the hearts of children throughout the area and for two Aurora seniors, Journey Noyes and Sydney Dyer, the center has become something more.
Both workers started their journey with the after-school program when it was first formed and have remained involved with the Edgerton over the last nine years.

Speaking out, virtually
Speech students are used to talking to themselves, but changes prompted by the pandemic have brought that to a new level as area schools kick-off their seasons with virtual speech meets.
Aurora coach Keli Margritz broke down how the virtual landscape has changed their recent invites for her 50 speakers.
“Rehearsals are working the same way,” she began.

Aurora earns five golds at conference
An unexpected layoff did little to knock Aurora off its rails. 
The Huskies featured five champions as part of a team runner-up effort at Saturday’s Central Conference tournament in Adams Central. 
Aurora was edged in the team race by Columbus Lakeview, who had 181.5 points to Aurora’s 176.5 points. 
The Huskies had six wrestlers vying for individual championships with five of those taking gold. 

Madison Ave. extension work on schedule
Aurora city leaders reviewed progress on a Madison Avenue extension project at the I-80 intersection during a brief city council meeting Jan. 26.
Ryan Kavan with JEO reported that the 335-foot extension of Madison Avenue, the main access road in the 40-acre development on the southwest quadrant of Aurora’s I-80 intersection, is proceeding as planned, despite the winter weather.

Burke competes at second-ever NWSCA girls state meet
It was quite the week on the mats for HPC’s wrestling squad. 
Allie Burke, its lone girl wrestler, competed in the second-ever NWSCA girls state wrestling tournament Friday and Saturday at York High School while her boys teammates were in action at two different meets -- Central Valley and Doniphan-Trumbull -- at the same time. 
Burke was a second place finisher at the girls state meet a year ago, but unfortunately came one match short of the medalstand in 2021. 
 

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