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The Auburn city council voted 7-0 to approve a new system to handle the Auburn Police Department’s policy and procedure changes in the future at the council’s April 5 regular meeting.

A celebration for the Auburn High School Class of 2021 will be held Sunday, April 25 and will feature a parade of the seniors throughout the city with a police and fire engine escort.

Two major items, the city’s burn ban and the process the city plans to use to have residents pay off the remainder of their February utility bills, were addressed by the Auburn city council at Monday’s two hour, five minute regular meeting.

Calvin Harden was elected as the new Auburn Township highway commissioner in Tuesday’s Consolidated Election, defeating five-time incumbent David Beck by a margin of 532-361. Harden received 59.31 percent of the 897 total votes cast, with Beck receiving 40.25 percent.

Auburn High School senior Caleb Farthing earned Honorable Mention on the 2021 IHSA All-State Academic Team for excelling in both academics and extracurricular activities throughout his high school career.

The Auburn School Board voted (6-0, Kern absent) to accept the roof repair bid from Design Roofing for $429,700 during a brief board meeting last Wednesday. The work will include repair of the additions built in 2000 which are located at the far north end of the high school and the far south…

The Auburn Youth Baseball/Softball Association is excited to announce that it is moving forward with the spring baseball/softball season. While there is no certainty that the season will take place due to ever-changing health and safety risks, the AYBSA is going to open up registration.

Monday’s regular meeting of the Auburn city council featured a lot of discussion of major issues but not much action. With the exception of approving the minutes of the January 19 meeting, the council’s only action was approval of a reimbursement packet for the city’s agreement with the Illi…

Hannah Edwards of Auburn was honored as an award winner at the annual Scholastic Art Awards for the Illinois Mid-State Region. Due to COVID-19, a virtual awards ceremony will held Sunday, February 14. Edwards was a Silver Key winner in the Drawing & Illustration category with “Ethan Nest…

None of the races for city office in Auburn will be contested in the upcoming April 6 election. Mayor Tom Berola will be running opposed for a second term, along with four incumbent aldermen - Mike Marquis in Ward I, Jason Garrett in Ward 2, Tracy Sheppard in Ward 3, and Rod Johnson in Ward …

Auburn High School went back to remote learning only Monday morning after it was learned that a high school teacher had tested positive for COVID-19. The students were dismissed at 9 a.m. In a statement on the school website Monday, Supt. Darren Root said “this morning it was discovered that…

The Auburn High School 2021 graduation ceremony has been scheduled for Friday, May 28 at 7 p.m. at Michael J. Potts Memorial Field. High school principal Nathan Essex said the decision was made at the January 20 school board meeting to move the ceremony to the football field. It was noted th…

The Auburn School Board during its meeting Wednesday, January 20, congratulated middle school principal and wrestling coach Matt Grimm for winning the National Federation of State High School Association’s 2019-20 Illinois Wrestling Coach of the Year award. Athletic Director Dave Bates said,…

The Auburn Public Library is announcing staff changes. In mid-December, Director Kristi Lear resigned from her position to pursue other career opportunities. “I have really enjoyed my time serving the Auburn community. Books and a love of reading bring people together and there is no place w…

The final Auburn city council meeting of 2020 was held via Zoom Monday evening and over half of the nearly two-hour meeting was devoted to discussion of a complaint about dogs at a Caldwell Street residence.

 Thanks to the generosity of local residents, churches, groups and businesses, the Auburn Community Helping Hands fund has had a record-breaking fundraising year with $16,230 collected; the goal was $11,000.

The Auburn Community Helping Hands fund has surpassed its $11,000 goal with $11,765 collected.

If driving over the holidays is a necessity and you want to make sure you have a sober ride home, the Illinois Department of Transportation and law enforcement want you to know that your free Lyft ride is waiting. While the public is urged to avoid unnecessary travel due to the coronavirus p…

The Auburn-Divernon PTO is holding its annual holiday Scrip gift card sale. Orders are due by Wednesday, December 9 with order pick-up to be held Wednesday, December 16. There are two options for placing an order.

The Auburn School Board held its Truth in Taxation hearing Wednesday, November 18 and approved (6-0, Norris absent) the FY20 tax levy during its meeting held in-person at the high school gym and via Zoom. There were no changes to the levy since it was presented last month.

In light of the recently released Illinois Department of Public Health guidelines and the current spread of COVID-19, the Auburn Public Library will be returning to curbside service, until further notice, effective immediately.

An increasing number of students and staff having to be quarantined due to COVID-19 resulted in the Auburn School District delaying the re-opening of in-person classes by two more weeks.

During the regular meeting of the Auburn School Board October 21, Auburn School District building principals, board members and Superintendent Darren Root expressed their appreciation to school staff, parents and students for the smooth transition to half-day in-person learning for grades K-…

Notice is hereby given that the Auburn Public Library District will be accepting candidate petitions for four trustee positions to be voted on in the Consolidated Election to be held April 6, 2021.

Auburn High School students were set to return to classes this past Monday, but in the wake of some students testing positive for COVID-19, the school district has chosen to delay the start of in-person classes by one week to Monday, November 9.

Auburn High School would love to honor local veterans with an assembly like the ones that have been held in previous years. Unfortunately that cannot occur because of COVID-19. Instead, AHS is asking local veterans to sit in their parked cars around the Auburn town square and watch the commu…