Monday, August 21, 2017
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After months of planning and anticipation, the skies over Hamilton County grew dark Monday afternoon during a rare total solar eclipse. Clouds partially covered the sky over Aurora and Hampton where... + continue reading
Friday, August 18, 2017
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Rural roads, including this road/bridge east of Giltner, were closed Thursday after heavy rains. Flood warnings were issued by The National Weather Service in Hamilton, Polk, York and parts of Clay,... + continue reading
Thursday, August 17, 2017
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The Aurora sports season officially teed off Thursday with the Lady Husky golf team's participation at the Central City Scramble. The softball team will debut Friday at home, the volleyball team... + continue reading
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
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Nearly five inches of rain fell Tuesday night in the Aurora area, causing low-land flooding in areas like Streeter Park. Fingers are crossed that warm, dry weather over the next few days will dry out... + continue reading
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
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Stuart Lenz has always put 100 percent effort and drive into his goals and passions. That won’t change with the newest change of scenery in his life. Lenz was hired to take over as... + continue reading

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08/14/2017
A nitrate violation in one of Aurora’s city drinking wells last week will keep the well out of commission until further tests are completed. The violation came after a recent quarterly sample taken from one of Aurora’s five wells reported an average concentration of nitrates at 10.7 milligrams per liter (mg/L) , which is higher than... + continue reading
08/09/2017
A recent quarterly sample taken from one of Aurora’s five domestic drinking water wells resulted in discovering an average concentration of nitrates at 11 milligrams per liter, which is one milligram per liter higher than the allowable level. “In compliance with Nebraska drinking water standards we perform quarterly samples of all of... + continue reading

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Local native Terry Ott is back in the pilot’s seat at the Aurora Municipal Airport, taking the controls as manager from Jerry Brown 13 years after leaving the same position. The transition started more than a year ago, actually, and officially became complete when Brown recently announced his retirement. Read more in this week's... + continue reading
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The Aurora marching band is celebrating its 100th year of bringing music to the ears of locals this year. Just as the annual band camp came to a close last week with possibly the highest band member total in the program’s existence, it’s easy to look back and see how far they have come in a century’s time. Read more in this... + continue reading
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Solar power has long been viewed as the future of renewable energy, and it is now becoming a reality in Hamilton County. The city has begun a solar project with the waste water treatment plant and a couple farmers in the area are beginning to use solar power to offset the electricity costs for pivots and grain dryers. Read more in this week... + continue reading

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Although we play three different variations of football here in Hamilton County, one big aspect is the same this season across the board for Aurora, Giltner, Hampton and High Plains. Speed -- and a... + continue reading

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 A Nebraska friend of ours recently died and we attended his “Celebration of Life” service at the family’s lakeside home. The outside service was held along the shoreline... + continue reading

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Solar power has long been viewed as the future of renewable energy, and it is now becoming a reality in Hamilton County. The city has begun a solar project with the waste water treatment plant and a... + continue reading