Trinidi Rice shares harrowing journey from accident to recovery
Photos shared in last week’s newspaper showed a group of classmates, neighbors and friends awaiting Trinidi Rice as she returned home after a three-month stay in the hospital. The Aurora student took a moment this week to share her story and recovery.
“Two of my friends came and picked me up and we were driving around in the country,” she described. “I guess we hit a loose piece of gravel and the truck turned sideways. The driver lost control and we were going into the ditch.”
Aurora Public School offers Veteran’s Day salute
Students, community members and veterans gathered at Aurora Middle School Nov. 11 for a Veteran’s Day program, while those who could not attend were able to live stream the morning’s event.
Speaking on behalf of the student body on their identity as Americans was senior Ellie Wanek.
“It is an honor to stand before you today as a member of Husky Nation,” she began. “I am speaking to you as a high school senior, but also as a young citizen of this great country.”
Husky defense to the rescue
With the game and its season on the line, Aurora’s defensive lineup answered the call.
Two fourth quarter interceptions helped push the host Huskies past Plattsmouth 21-12 in the Class B semifinals Friday night, setting up a clash with Elkhorn in the finals.
Aurora coach Kyle Peterson sported a smile after the semifinal win as he noted the Huskies’ defensive play was off the charts.
Trio of local veterans presented Quilts of Valor for service
Quilts have become synonymous with comfort and during the Veteran’s Day program in Aurora, the Nimble Thimble Quilt Guild brought a piece of hand-made comfort to three area veterans.
Speaking on behalf of the guild was member Jeanette Friesen. She began by noting that due to COVID-19 that none of their honored veterans could be there, but their quilts would be delivered to them following the program.
The Leadership Center’s Harvest Gala to headline this Saturday
Despite projected low temperatures Saturday, the hearth will be warm at The Leadership Center’s annual Harvest Gala. It may look a little bit different this year, but the message and appreciation for support remains the same.
“This year we have offered to-go meals. We have said that you’re welcome just to support us (without attending),” said Maile Ilac Boeder, executive director of The Leadership Center. “We are socially distancing the tables -- we will have 16 feet in between every table -- and we’ve changed our tables so that there are only two tables of eight.”