November 25

Chamber Upcoming Events and Area News 11/25

 4-H Club Bake Sale - November 30

The Eager Achievers 4-H Club will be having a bake sale. A Bakers dozen box of Christmas Cookies for $10 with all proceeds going to purchase toys for the local Toys for Tots program. They will be located by the Bandstand in starting at 11 AM on Nov. 30. They will go until they sell out. 

Children's Photo Ornament Workshop - November 30

At this Christmas holiday workshop each child will have their photos taken at The Renaissance Fine Art and Photography and printed in studio and then with instruction will be guided on creating their own photo ornaments. Festive atmosphere and holiday cheer will be served. Children under 7 should be accompanied by a guardian who will be admitted free. Time allowed for the workshop will be according to the participation of each individual child but expected time about 1 to 2 hours.

To find out more information about this event, check out their Facebook Event. 

Are you ready to #shopsmall?? COME HOME TO CHRISTMAS on Saturday, November 30th! Stop in to the Old Homestead for some Christmas Surprises with our “Lilie Jack” girls! And we are so excited to have our local “Hailey Grace Bath Bombs” available in our shop after 4pm!

Come out and Support Small Business Saturday by joining us in downtown Aurora for a day full of Holiday fun and shopping!

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A Night in Bethlehem- December 8

Want to make some family memories you'll treasure forever? Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Aurora is presenting A Night in Bethlehem, a hands-on Holy Land experience to take your family back in time. As soon as you set foot in the Ag Building at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds, your family will travel back to ancient Bethlehem. You'll taste, see, and feel what daily life was like when Jesus was born. You'll find shops and activities for kids of all ages—so bring your whole family.

To find out more information about this event, check out their Facebook Event.

Hawk Harmonies for the Holidays - December 15

The Hamilton Community Foundation welcomes you to the Plainsman Museum in Aurora, NE on December 15th at 2PM to celebrate the holidays with a performance by the Hawk Harmonies, a student choir from Hampton NE. This is a free event sponsored by the Hamilton Community Foundation

To find out more information about this event, check out their Facebook Event.

Back To ROCK 2020! Mojo Filter at Banana Rams in Hordville!- December 31

Help us rock in the new year! . Everybody had so much fun at Banana Rams we decided to do it all over again. NEW YEAR'S EVE. DON'T miss it! This show promises to be like no other. Oh, the fun!

To find out more information about this event, check out their Facebook Event.


Pacific Aurora, LLC is currently looking to fill open positions for Material Handlers, Plant Operators (night shift), a Maintenance Mechanic, and Electrician.  Interested applicants can apply online at

HELP WANTED: Plainsman Museum. Executive Director: Responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. Send resume/letter of inquiry to: Aurora News-Register, % Executive Director, PO BOX 70A, Aurora NE 68818.

HELP WANTED: Plainsman Museum. Administrative Assistant: Part-time, Tuesday-Saturday. Skills should include: Social media knowledge, experiences working with excel and word, be able to perform minimal maintenance responsibilities. Great people skills. Send resume/letter of inquiry to: Aurora News-Register, % Administrative Assistant, PO BOX 70A, Aurora NE 68818.


OTT Concrete Construction provides snow removal services. Please keep us
in mind for your commercial or residential snow removal needs. Please call
or email us for pricing or to add you to our snow removal list.

What Ice Melt Can I use on New Concrete?

New concrete is defined as having been installed less than one year. The short answer is NOTHING BUT SAND! The effects of melting products on new concrete vary from region to region and the quality of the concrete. In general, new concrete cannot withstand the effects of freeze-thaw-freezing that occur with ice melts. Increased hydrological pressures create cracks, and pops occur.

Concrete manufacturers recommend using only sand and a shovel on new concrete! Nor will ice melt manufacturers provide ANY warranties when used on new concrete.

If you MUST use an ice melt, then use a very high-quality salt-based melt that melts to -25F and has a large amount of anti-corrosive compounds in the product. A product that meets these standards is called Sno-Plow. Lowering the melting point creates a water salt brine and helps the liquid from refreezing and creating pressure that cracks the concrete. DO NOT USE Calcium Chloride (CaCl), the common white pellet melt. CaCl products melt using high heat from a chemical reaction with water creating heat pockets and will refreeze. If in your region, you can reach nighttime temps near or below -25F, you cannot use anything but a shovel. The temperature must not approach the -25F limit of the product being used. We want to strongly state that using any product meeting this configuration does NOT mean your concrete will not crack or pop, nor are we recommending this as a solution.

This information is for informational purposes only and not an endorsement of a maintenance process for new concrete or a product.


Pickleball at the Bremer Community Center

Newcomers welcome, paddles provided. (Play will be outside on the tennis courts when weather permits.)

Mixed play on Monday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings at 9:00. Contact Mike Allen at 402-631-3495 for more information.

Women's play on Monday and Thursday evenings at 7:00. Contact Claire Frevert at 402-694-3526 (home) or 402-604-0667 (cell).

Men's play on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 7:00. Contact Mike Allen at 402-631-3495 (cell).

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