July 3

Chamber Upcoming Events and Area News 7/1

Firework Sales - Now - July 4

Support the Edgerton Explorit Center's educational programming by purchasing fireworks from their stand. Open June 25th - July 4th 9am to 9pm. All of the proceeds will go directly to our programming and will impact thousands in our area.

Independence Day Celebration - July 3

Phillips Memorial Hall is having a July 3rd Independence Day Celebration. All are welcome to join from 5pm to 8pm for Burgers, Brats, and Hotdogs. They will also have a bounce house, dunk tank, root beer floats (Served by the Hamilton Co. Scouts Troop #28) and fun at the ball field. From 9 pm to 1am we have our Street Dance/Beer Garden with a live DJ "Free admission". Feel free to invite all your friends and family to come out and have fun.
And of course at 10 pm we will have our Awesome Fire Work show for all to enjoy.

More information and to get tickets, visit their Facebook Event

MAPS: Youth Team Building Conference - July 10

MAPS: Youth is for leadership teams looking to set their agenda for success. Through a number of facilitated activities, teams get to know each other and set their purpose. Together, they plan their communication, accountability, calendars, events and more. This MAPS: Youth Conference is a three-day facilitated course at The Leadership Center. Should a youth organization need a shorter, custom course or to meet off grounds, we can accommodate such needs.

For more information or to sign up for this event, visit their Facebook Event.

The Hamilton County premiere of the new documentary film, “Dreaming of a Vetter World” will be held at 12th St. Cinema in Aurora on Sunday, July 14th at 1pm, sponsored by Conservation Nebraska. The feature-length film will be followed by a free reception at The Ivy, sponsored by Pinnacle Bank. The film’s main subject, organic farmer and Grain Place Foods CEO David Vetter, will be on hand for questions and conversation with guests Bob Quinn and Liz Carlisle, and others. This special screening happens the day after the annual Grain Place field day, Saturday, April 13 8:30am-4PM.

The compelling 77-minute documentary “Dreaming of a Vetter World” comes at a time when interest in organic farming and regenerating soil has exploded worldwide. Others are realizing what the Vetters have known for decades: soil is key to our very survival.

The film focuses on the story of the Vetter family, pioneering organic farmers in Marquette, Nebraska. Shot, directed, and narrated by first-time filmmaker Bonnie Hawthorne, the documentary tells the story of the Vetter family’s decades-long experiment with a self-renewing farm management system. It is also a story about place, hope, and love; an inspiring example of perseverance and doing what you know is right, against all odds.

Beautifully shot on location in Hamilton County, this engaging documentary shows what farming with nature is all about. At the heart of this powerful story is David Vetter’s journey from farmer’s son, to missionary, to scientist, and back to farmer again, where he practices what he calls a "ministry to the soil." The film also includes interviews with other organic leaders, locals Bill Whitney and Ed Dadey, and Allison and Darci Vetter, David’s daughters.

The film has been playing the festival circuit after making its debut at The Ross Theater in Lincoln last summer. This is the first “hometown” screening.



DAVID VETTER is an organic farmer and grain producer in Central Nebraska. He holds a BS in Soil Science/Agronomy from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and a Master of Divinity from United Theological Seminary. David was instrumental in developing the infrastructure for the organic food production system used today in the United States. He was a founding member of the Nebraska Sustainable Ag Society, and chaired the first Organic Crop Improvement Association’s International Certification Committee. He has won many awards including Rodale Institute’s 2016 Farmer of the Year. For the last four decades, David Vetter has used what many now call regenerative organic agriculture techniques to improve soil, grow food, and teach others to do the same.

BOB QUINN is an organic farmer near Big Sandy, Montana, and a leading green businessman. He served on the first National Organic Standards Board, and has been recognized with the Montana Organic Association Lifetime of Service Award, The Organic Trade Association Organic Leadership Award, and Rodale Institute’s Organic Pioneer Award. His enterprises include the ancient grain business Kamut International and Montana’s first wind farm.

LIZ CARLISLE is a Lecturer in the School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences at Stanford University. Her first book, Lentil Underground, won the Montana Book Award and the Green Prize for Sustainable Literature.

BONNIE HAWTHORNE is a filmmaker with a varied professional skillset: directorcinematographer, writer, editor. Thanks to early photography and writing achievements, Bonnie won a scholarship to attend NYU's prestigious Tisch School of the Arts as a film major. Upon moving to Los Angeles, Bonnie worked in film production on independent feature films. She later compiled numerous video editor credits on documentaries, commercials, and reality television shows. In 2014, Bonnie traded income for adventure, heading to the corn belt with her vintage Nikon lenses, Black Magic Pocket Cinema Cameras and her camper, Petunia. The result of that trip is her first feature film,Dreaming of a Vetter World.


CONSERVATION NEBRASKA is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works to increase public education and engagement on conservation issues

ADHD & Sensory Workshop - July 23

Maybe your child has been given a label of Autism, ADHD, ASD, SPD or maybe you just know in your gut there's more going on with your child than other's realize... it's time to attend the Perfect Storm.

Dr. Luke Griess has been helping children, just like yours, grow and exceed expectations. You don't have to accept limits other professionals have given you and your family. When you get to the WHY things are happening, you can get to the ACTION to move forward.

Join Dr. Griess at the Perfect Storm to learn more!

- 6:30 p.m. Arrival with Food & Drinks Provided
- 7:00 p.m. Presentation - Our Children & The Perfect Storm: Roots, Causes, & Next Steps
- 8:00 p.m. Q&A with Dr. Griess

For more information or to sign up for this event, visit their Facebook Event. 


Jim’s U Save Pharmacy is seeking a full-time Pharmacy Clerk responsible for assisting customers, using computerized registers and overseeing inventory to include ordering, tracking and shelving items. Candidates must be highly motivated, demonstrate excellence customer service and have the desire to work in a challenging, fast-paced environment. High school diploma required. Training provided. Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and application (available onsite) to 219 Q St., Aurora, NE 68818

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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