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High Plains Elementary students and their parents gathered in Clarks Thursday night to get an up close and personal introduction to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) during STEM... + continue reading
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Hampton residents welcomed Pastor Dan Barbey with pomp and circumstance during his Feb. 9 installment ceremony at St. Peter Lutheran Church. When asked what he thought so far, the Cleveland, Ohio,... + continue reading
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A Navy SEAL who endured a three-hour gunfight in Afghanistan and emerged as the “Lone Survivor” shared his heroic tale in Grand Island last week, turning the tables to thank every veteran... + continue reading
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Beloved Aurora High School business teacher Julie Jensen has spent her lifetime learning and teaching simultaneously -- none of which would surprise anyone who knows her. As she quickly approaches... + continue reading
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Two teams on a roll. A rematch from a game played 17 days prior. Two school sporting red as one of their school colors, on Valentine’s Day. But Crete, a team with much more height and bulk,... + continue reading
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02/19/2020
A controversial proposal to change the way area farmers apply nitrogen to their fields is back on the agenda for the Upper Big Blue Natural Resource District. Last September, the Upper Big Blue board voted 16-1 to send a Rule 5 proposal back to the water committee for further study. This rule was presented to restrict nitrate application and... + continue reading
02/19/2020
The Aurora City Council took a step toward authorizing construction of a fire barn facility expansion last week, seeking a cost estimate on a proposed 4,080 sq. ft. addition to provide new living quarters for the city’s fire-based EMS crew. Council members voted unanimously to have JEO Consulting prepare a detailed scope of services as well... + continue reading

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Hampton and Giltner girls ended the regular season with a cross-county battle on the Hawks home court, where Lady Hornet senior Sydney Janzen scored a season-high 21 points to help her team win, 48-43. The two teams will battle again Monday during first-round D2 subdistrict action in Grand Island. + continue reading
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02/15/2020 - 0 comment(s)
Entering Saturday, Aurora had eight wrestlers in the semifinals and a chance at a team district title.  The Huskies finished third as a team and qualified eight wrestlers for next week's state wrestling tourament.  Caden Svoboda, Jeremy Oswald, Trevor Kluck, Kolby Wessels, Mack Owens, Brekyn Papineau, Kole Fiala and Aaron... + continue reading
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At max, the High Plains wrestling team could have sent six wrestlers to next week's state wrestling meet.  They had one of the best efficiency rates in the state, qualifying five for the state tournament.  Dylan Soule, Jarrett Parsons, Javier Marino, Kolby Beck and Hunter Gress all punched tickets to the state wrestling meet in... + continue reading

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In football, the offensive lineman does everything he can to protect the quarterback. Former Husker, Kansas City Chief and pro football hall of famer Will Shields has done that his whole life.... + continue reading

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02/19/2020 - 0 comment(s)
Each year following my retirement I’ve noticed what could be termed “slight adjustments in my attitude, actions, or lifestyle.” I guess we should all be thankful we’re still... + continue reading

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Giltner resident Brandon Hunnicutt shared updates about Nebraska corn to area farmers during the Hamilton County Ag Day Feb. 4. Hunnicutt is a farmer and serves on the National Corn Growers board of... + continue reading