Wednesday, December 24, 2014
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Nearly 70 years after Buddy Tuttle wore his Army uniform and served his country during  World War II, Uncle Sam finally honored the local veteran.Just this month, Tuttle received all of his... + continue reading
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
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The Marquette Fire Department was called to the Cole residence in Marquette Dec. 17 after a small fire in the house’s attic ignited. Marquette Fire Chief Pat Johansen said the fire was likely started... + continue reading
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
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Members of Giltner’s Little Stinger’s Preschool Class sang loudly for their Christmas concert Dec. 16 at Giltner High School. Above preschoolers include, from left: Maria Walker, Noah Coffey, Anna... + continue reading
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
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The field was massive, a 30-team cluster to be exact, but the Huskies wrestled their way to an impressive sixth place finish at the Flatwater Fracas Friday and Saturday at the Heartland Events Center... + continue reading
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
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Chloe Consbruck did not want to get off Santa’s lap anytime soon as she told him everything she wanted for Christmas while he was visiting Giltner State Bank recently. The jolly gentleman made... + continue reading

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12/24/2014
Hamilton County will soon carry a “livestock friendly” label after a unanimous vote Monday by county commissioners.After hearing the public’s opinion on the issue at a hearing last week, commissioners decided that the livestock friendly designation would be a positive step to take, though the application must still be approved by the Nebraska... + continue reading
12/24/2014
Highway 14 is scheduled to be closed through Aurora Jan. 2-5, weather permitting, as part of a Burlington Northern Santa Fe rail improvement project.The Nebraska Department of Roads issued a statement Monday explaining the road closure and related detour.To read more, see this week's print or e-editions. + continue reading

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It was the end of the road Wednesday for Hampton's aging City Hall. Voters approved a plan in May to tear down the village office headquarters and replace it on the same site with a new one. It didn't take crews long to tear the structure down, though village board members have not yet put final plans together regarding the new structure. For... + continue reading
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A five-year tradition lived on Sunday as families gathered at the Hamilton County fairgrounds to experience a historical side of the Christmas season.To read more, see this week's print or e-editions. + continue reading
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A tradition of giving, caring and sharing will help fill the table with food for 75 local families this holiday season.Carrying on an Aurora tradition that started more than 15 years ago, Hamilton County Food Pantry volunteers passed out hams, turkeys and all the trimmings Saturday for a festive holiday meal.To read more, see this week's print or... + continue reading

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Tommy Leininger exploded for 25 points and Aaron Vinkenberg came off the bench for 15 more to help power Aurora over York Friday night on the Dukes’ home floor by the score of 57-52.The win improves... + continue reading

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Another Christmas is about to be wrapped up. The betterhalf will amble through the house this weekend (if not before) and will put the Baby Jesus scene with its figurines back in the box until next... + continue reading

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The Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District held a groundwater management training at The Leadership Center in Aurora last week for local producers.The UBB NRD has determined that the majority of... + continue reading