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  • Lucas Gautier (left), Max Wiarda and Isaac Bisbee keep their pace during the C-4 District Meet. All three runners finished within 10 seconds of each other.
    Lucas Gautier (left), Max Wiarda and Isaac Bisbee keep their pace during the C-4 District Meet. All three runners finished within 10 seconds of each other.
  • The first irrigation in Hamilton County, dug by Kelly Wells Co., Grand Island, started Aug. 15, 1927, and was completed Oct. 27.
    The first irrigation in Hamilton County, dug by Kelly Wells Co., Grand Island, started Aug. 15, 1927, and was completed Oct. 27.
  • Plainsman Director Tina Larson (left) was on hand to receive this colorful, commemorative, friendship quilt from Nimble Thimble Quilt Guild members Sue Soper, JoEllen Ross and Claire Frevert. Not pictured is member Janice Wagner.
    Plainsman Director Tina Larson (left) was on hand to receive this colorful, commemorative, friendship quilt from Nimble Thimble Quilt Guild members Sue Soper, JoEllen Ross and Claire Frevert. Not pictured is member Janice Wagner.
  • Brooke Bannister led High Plains with seven attacks during HPC’s two-set win over Shelby-Rising City Saturday.
    Brooke Bannister led High Plains with seven attacks during HPC’s two-set win over Shelby-Rising City Saturday.
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Aurora sets sights on defending state title
The Aurora boys cross country team emerged victorious Thursday at the C-4 district meet in Minden and now heads to Kearney hoping to defend its 2019 state championship title.
Alongside the team win, five runners brought home individual medals. This will mark the seventh straight year that the team has qualified for state. 

Irrigation hit Hamilton County in 1927, not instantly popular
Something that may fly under the radar, due to its appearance regularly in day-to-day life around Hamilton County, is the technology of irrigation.
Celebrating 93 years of history, according to documents found at the Plainsman Museum in Aurora, Hamilton County’s first irrigation well was dug in 1927.

Nimble Thimble Quilt Guild makes commemorative milestone quilt donation
Members of the Nimble Thimble Quilt Guild presented the Plainsman Museum in Aurora, along with the museum’s Executive Director Tina Larson, with a 35-year commemorative friendship quilt.
The design, as members explained, is a long-time and historical favorite. It has been lovingly made this time around with traditional pattern and modern fabric choices.

Late-game success leads Lady Storm to win over Huskies
High Plains continued its winning ways early on in the Crossroads Conference tournament Saturday. 
The Lady Storm picked up a victory over Shelby-Rising City in the opening round before falling to Exeter-Milligan in the quarterfinals. 
High Plains opened the tournament as the No. 7 seed, defeating No. 10 Shelby-Rising City in two, 25-21 and 25-23. 

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