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The 149th version of the Hamilton County Fair looked and felt like none before it, thanks to an ongoing pandemic which limited participation and access. By Monday, fair organizers were already... + continue reading
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Long before one photo was ever taken, the smile from Skeeter Omel could light up the entire room. “I’ve been trying to set this up for eight months,” he kept saying. Although the... + continue reading
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Lawrence Molczyk is a man on a mission to document life’s moments -- big and small -- in the communities he calls home. This life-long passion began with a long-standing interest in all things... + continue reading
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As of Friday morning former Hamilton County Board of Commissioners chairman John Thomas was welcomed back into the circle of board members after officially completing his oath ceremony. Thomas was... + continue reading
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The new JoJo’s Gelato building on Highway 34 is home to two different eateries as of Saturday, with Coasters Coffee Co. returning to the business scene in a shared facility arrangement. Marni... + continue reading
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08/05/2020
With the days creeping closer to when students will be back in the halls in Aurora schools across the district, Supt. Jody Phillips led a Monday evening special school board meeting with the intention of finalizing a back-to-school/school reopening policy. After the district’s proposed plan was presented at the July 13 school board meeting... + continue reading
08/05/2020
County commissioners denied a request from Griess Truck Wash Monday to expand a lagoon system used to handle wastewater from the I-80 facility’s cattle washout bays. After reviewing a recommendation from the Hamilton County Joint Planning Commission, board members opened the floor for public comment. Those in attendance included owners Matt... + continue reading

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The East Park Villa parking lot became a local test site for COVID-19 last week, the first of several weekly opportunities for local residents to get tested here in Aurora. The Central District Health Department announced last week that Memorial Community Health in Aurora had contracted to work with the Test Nebraska program to provide local... + continue reading
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Officially, and literally, ready to get the show on the road, Andrea Winfield and her business Winfield Sweets N’ Eats has a new physical foothold. Powered by the Aurora Meat Block, the newly purchased 8 1/2 foot by 20 foot trailer, fully equipped with stainless steel ovens, cooking surfaces, refrigerator, freezer, industrial mixer and more... + continue reading
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It’s been emotional time for in-person family reunions at Memorial Community Care in Aurora as the long-term care facility was able to open its doors and welcome in visitors after four long months of pandemic-driven isolation. “Everybody was just so excited,” said Tina Buckhalter, MCC’s director of nursing. “Those... + continue reading

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Tom Osborne never had this kind of bad luck. Bob Devaney? No way. Frank? Nope. Even Bo’s first year at Nebraska was pretty much a cake walk compared to what’s happening now. Enter Scott... + continue reading

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In the midst of the ultimate change-up year for baseball, the Aurora Legion program hit a home run. There was no playbook to follow as team coaches and players approached this season. A global... + continue reading

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As the corn grows taller and the days get hotter a familiar sight can be found in the fields surrounding Hamilton County -- detasselers. Not even a pandemic can stop these students from working to... + continue reading