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Fri
21
Sep

Golf benefit for Joni Oswald Saturday

Friends and family members of Joni (Hinrichs) Oswald of Aurora are planning a golf benefit Saturday to help with medical expenses mounting in her fight against cancer.
Joni, who is married to Chad Oswald, is battling a form of lung cancer and is currently recovering from her second surgery at the Buffet Cancer Center in Omaha. Doctors removed a second portion of her right lung to eliminate the cancerous cells. The surgery went well, family members report, though she still has a long journey ahead of her.
Birdies & Burgers is a two-person golf event scheduled for Saturday at Poco Creek Golf Course. Golf will start at 8 a.m. and will be limited to 27 teams in a scramble format.
To register a team or get more information, contact Joel Hinrichs at 402-694-9027 or joelwhinrichs@gmail.com.

Wed
19
Sep

Aurora EMS members receive free high-tech trauma training

Aurora and Giltner EMS personnel gathered Thursday night in one of the four Simulation In Motion-Nebraska (SIMNE) trucks in Nebraska to receive real-life scenario training.
“We are going to do some training with the Hamilton County ambulance crew with a couple different scenarios,” explained James Staab, one of three trainers provided by the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

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Wed
19
Sep

November election approaches

The November 2018 primary elections are just seven weeks away, meaning preparations have been made and names are officially on ballots.
According to Hamilton County Election Commissioner Jill DeMers the election process itself will remain similar to what it has been in past years, however there are a few contested positions amongst different positions in the county.

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Wed
19
Sep

Council approves budget with funding for four major projects

The Aurora City Council approved its 2018-19 fiscal budget last week which includes funding for four “major projects,” though no allowance was made for a fire-based ambulance system.
The four projects include funding for a new municipal water well, a sanitary sewer expansion, improvements at Mitchell Field and a columnbarium facility at the Aurora Cemetery.

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Wed
19
Sep

Aurora, Grand Island Northwest debut new ‘Sledgehammer Game’ tradition

Two familiar teams that have played hard-nosed football for years took the field Friday for a game with a twist, and a new name.
Though Aurora moved down to Class C1 this year, the Nebraska School Activities Association left one Class B opponent on the schedule, none other than a neighboring rival, Grand Island Northwest. When Viking coach Kevin Stein saw the schedule, he contacted Aurora coach Kyle Peterson and suggested a new tradition.

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Wed
19
Sep

Virtual tour offers new perspective on Alzheimer’s disease, dementia

Friday at the Senior Center staff members from Country House Residence in Grand Island gave a demonstration and presentation on Alzheimer’s and dementia.
“It is a powerful interactive program that simulates what it is like to have dementia and Alzheimer’s,” said Carole Urbom, senior living consultant. “It gives people an idea how people live day to day with having Alzheimer’s or dementia.”

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Wed
19
Sep

HPC updates weight room, adds community value to space

Over the summer months, High Plains Community Schools was busy making improvements to the weight room to help insure that their students will have the same opportunity every other school district provides.
“Not only do the students deserve the same academically as other schools in the state,” said Supt. Brian Tonniges, “but they deserve the same opportunity to prep for life or sports at the same time.”

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Wed
19
Sep

Jam Fest makes great first impression

With an old ramblin’ band feel from the 1950s, approximately 200 people showed up Sunday to the first annual Jam Fest featuring musicians from around the state and nation.
The event was held at the Hampton City Auditorium and lasted approximately eight hours.
According to Kevin Lawrence, a band member and organizer of Jam Fest, said everything turned out well, though he plans to change the format next year to allow more musicians to play. There were more than 20 bands wanting to play, but not all were able to play because of time.

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Wed
19
Sep

Commissioners approve box culvert

Roads Supt. K.C. Pawling approached the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners during Monday’s board meeting to recommend the approval of the next county roads concrete box culvert project.
This bridge, to be constructed on a current section of Road M in Hamilton County, is located approximately two miles northeast of Aurora.
“The bridge is currently closed,” Pawling said. “This contract is to get things rolling.”

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Wed
12
Sep

City to flush water mains, test fire hydrants

Starting between Sept 10. and Sept 14, the Aurora Utilities Department will begin its annual flushing of the water mains to clean the pipes and test fire hydrants throughout the city.
According to documents provided by Adam Darbro, utilities superintendent, water main flushing cleans the interior of water pipes by sending a forceful flow of water through the system.

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