Kurt Johnson


Aurora News-Register co-publisher Kurt Johnson grew up in a newspaper family. His parents, Elna and the late Loral Johnson, established Johnson Publications, Inc., with papers in Imperial, Wauneta, Grant and just across the border in Holyoke, Colo.

After earning a journalism/business degree from Kearney State College in 1985, Johnson worked in news-editorial management with newspapers in five states, before he and his wife Paula purchased the Aurora News-Register in 2000 from Butch and Nancy Furse.

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Kurt Johnson, co-publisher, The Aurora News-Register, says his news weekly dates back to 1843. Johnson says he and his wife, Paula Johnson, purchased the News Register in 2000 from Butch and Nancy Furse. The Johnsons selected Aurora, the county seat of Hamilton County, Nebraska, population 4,500, because they believed it is a growing community with aggressive local leadership and a solid economic base.