Art Walk celebrates its 9th anniversary
Another annual explosion of artistry graced the courthouse lawn on Saturday, bringing together 28 artists from across Nebraska and many other art lovers to support them.
Event Coordinator Cindy McClellan explained that this year Art Walk Aurora marked its ninth year of growth and change with new additions such as food trucks and live music.
“I thought it was funny,” McClellan said. “I really enjoyed having live music and we will continue to do so. The ice cream and Greek food were nice touches.”
New this year were two food trucks from The Leadership Center and Anna Street Trolley. Another highlight this year was live music from Alyssa and Bobby Jacobs and Andy Sydow that filled the air near the back of the courthouse.
Peters shares the message of childhood cancer
Local residents on Friday offered support in the fight against childhood cancer and donated $2,684 to the Pediatric Childhood Action Network.
In his halftime speech at the Aurora football game, PCAN President Gary Peters spoke wholeheartedly about the issue that is part of what has become an annual effort during National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Peters and his wife Shari lost their son Jacob to cancer at a young age, prompting both to get involved with the Pediatric Cancer Action Network, an organization founded in 2013 to support families whose children have childhood cancer.
High Plains spoils Giltner’s homecoming
Cross-county rivals Giltner and High Plains played football Friday night, but the emotions surrounding the game were much more than just on the field.
Tragedy struck the community of High Plains on Friday morning with a car accident that killed two people, one of whom was the stepfather of a player from HPC. As a result, two Storm players did not travel with the team to be with family.
With just 12 players on the sidelines and just 10 snaps, the Storm pulled together to defeat Giltner 28-12 on his homecoming night. High Plains coach Greg Wood had a lot of different emotions throughout the night but was a bit stifled talking about the kids’ performance after the game.
“For these kids to make it through and play for four quarters shows a lot of heart, a lot of teamwork and they understand the concept of family because that’s who they are,” Wood said.
Aurora High School construction students get to work
Construction of the new animal science learning lab at Aurora High School is well underway and is expected to provide a variety of new educational experiences for future generations of huskies.
Although the building currently consists of just timber frames and a concrete slab, it already offers opportunities for Aurora students. A select group of students in Kurtis Lathrop’s Construction Tech class have been working hard to ensure the building is built properly.
“Delivery of construction materials to site was scheduled for the first of the year to encompass last spring’s construction course,” Lathrop said. “The materials only turned up just before the end of the school year. That ended up putting the project off until this fall.”
However, that was not a problem for the four students in the capstone class, all of whom seemed eager to work on the structure.
Huskies roll over Platteview, 58-6
The top-flight Huskies dismantled Platteview in Aurora’s fourth straight fight against undefeated teams on Friday and broke away from the Trojans early on for their widest lead this season.
The Huskies were just too much for Platteview on both sides of the ball, scoring 24 points en route to a 58-6 win in the first quarter.
“I thought maybe their talented players are as good as any other team we’ve played this year,” said coach Kyle Peterson after the game. “The quarterback was a great RPO quarterback who could run and knew when to pull and throw. He distributed the football really well.”
However, Jared Kuhl had his hands full moving the ball against a strong Husky defense that controlled the line of scrimmage all game. Aurora allowed just 72 yards rushing and 61 passing for a total of 133 yards.
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