Museum a great school resource PDF E-mail

Dear Editor:
This letter is to Megan Sharp, Tina Larson and the numerous volunteers at the Plainsman Museum.

On behalf of the Aurora Middle School 7th grade teachers and students we would like to take time to extend a huge thank you for all of the work you do to put on an outstanding field trip for our students.

Megan and Tina do an outstanding job of making the experience educational and enjoyable with the hands-on activities for our students to enjoy.

Over the last several years we have been amazed at how many of our students have never been to the museum right here in Aurora. In the last year, they have made numerous changes and additions to the exhibits to give it an updated appearance. This is an outstanding resource in our community, and we highly recommend taking some time to stop in and appreciate what we have in Aurora.

Lana Dummer

Working at Manor a rewarding job PDF E-mail

Dear Editor:
I’d like top take the time to thank Hamilton County and surrounding counties for their support of the Hamilton Manor and Rehabilitation Center. It is my home away from home and has been for many years.

I love my co-workers, the residents and their families. The therapy department is first class. The special care unit is my safe haven. The remodeled rooms are beautiful. The facility, as a whole, has given me and my family so much pleasure.

What a rewarding job I’ve been blessed with.

Your continued support is appreciated.

Anna Shaneyfelt

Great example of sportsmanship PDF E-mail

Dear Editor:

I wanted to express my sincere appreciation to one of your track coaches who was helping with the Adams Central Junior High track meet yesterday.  Unfortunately, I do not know her name, only that she was helping with the long jump.
My daughter, an Adams Central 8th grader, was competing in long jump. Apparently our coach and the coach for St. Cecelia’s decided to attend another event and leave these two students to “fend for themselves.”
Your very gracious and kind coach spent extra time with our daughter and the St. Cecelia athlete, helping them and guiding them with their long jump; giving them pointers and advice that a parent would expect and hope for in a coach.
I was so impressed with her initially, with the way she coached her own athletes, but then giving her time and knowledge to another teams’ kids was so impressive. At that point in the track meet, she did not care who was winning or losing, but simply showed two other schools athletes and parents what the true meaning of teamwork is all about.  
I, unfortunately, was not able to get her name, but know that she had long hair and was a thin, pretty gal. I hope you are able to thank her for us. I was not able to in person.
I have always been very impressed with your school and your athletes on many occasions, but this time I wanted to be sure you knew! You have a wonderful school system and are a true example for other schools!

Angie Buhr


Iowa student seeks Nebraska info PDF E-mail


Dear Editor:

Hello! My name is Samuel H. I am a fifth grade student at Harlan Intermediate school in Harlan, Iowa.
My social studies class is studying the history and geography of the United States. I’m jubilant I got Nebraska because I can learn more about this wonderful state and your football team, the Nebraska Cornhuskers! I would appreciate it if you’d send me a souvenir, postcards and information on Nebraska.
My social studies teacher, Mrs. Newlin, would like a car license plate if possible. I appreciate your time. Thank you!

Samuel H.

Mrs. Newlin’s S.S. class

Harlan Intermediate School

1409 19th Street

Harlan, IA, 51537

Progress being made at Manor PDF E-mail

Dear Editor:

First and foremost, the Hamilton Manor Board expresses appreciation to the county board and county officials working with us to help resolve the financial difficulties at the Manor.
We hold fast to the knowledge of the needs of our community’s aging population that are being met by the operation of the Hamilton Manor’s skilled care nursing home facility. The board stands firmly committed to our residents, their families and to the qualified staff who care for our residents.
For many years the Hamilton Manor operated successfully without the support of property tax dollars. Unfortunately, after 45 years, that is no longer feasible. Revenues and savings were eaten up by decade-old generators, boilers, sewer systems and out-dated kitchen and laundry equipment. Consequently, the Manor could not afford building or resident room updates of the magnitude needed to compete with brand new facilities.
While much publicity surrounds the Manor’s difficulties, it is important to also look at the progress made.
Our management team focuses on compliance with ever-changing and increased federal and state regulations, which strictly govern the operation of skilled care nursing homes. And, thanks to the generosity of some, the bathing facilities have received major renovations and we can proudly say the Hamilton Manor is the first skilled care facility in the county to offer suites to residents.
We are dedicated to working with county officials, community leaders and benefactors to insure residents and faithful employees that the Hamilton Manor continue to be a vital asset in Hamilton County. The road will not be easy. The county commissioners and county taxpayers will be asked to guide us and help us through budget appropriations or bond issues. Let your representative know your opinion. We hope you will support these efforts.
Roger Bamesberger,
chairman on behalf of the Hamilton Manor Board of Trustees

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