Auburn High School’s “Hues & Harmony” event will be held Friday, February 11 in the Auburn Middle School gymansium.

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Auburn Schools were closed for the week of January 10-14 due to a sharp increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the school district. The administration elected to use its five emergency snow days for the closure, as Supt. of Schools Darren Root explained in a January 7 message:

The Auburn School Board voted (7-0) to adopt the 2022 Tax Levy and conducted the Truth in Taxation hearing among other business items during its regular meeting last Wednesday.

Isaac Finn was awarded first place in the Patriot Pen essay contest sponsored by the Auburn VFW Post 8157. His essay “How Can I Be a Good American” qualified him for the Illinois District 10 level, which will be judged later this month.

Superintendent Darren Root presented the board with the FY22 Tentative Tax Levy and it was approved by the board (7-0). This year, an 18 percent “balloon” levy will be submitted; however, the district will receive far less, around two or three percent. Last year the district asked for $6.3 m…

Auburn High School and Auburn Middle School welcome all local men and women who have served in the military to the Veteran’s Day Assembly Friday, November 12 at 9 a.m. in Doglio Gymnasium.

The Auburn city council took action at Monday’s 70 minute regular meeting to approve the hiring of Zach Pearce as a full-time officer with the Auburn Police Department.

Auburn Community Helping Hands is ready to start its 35th fundraising year. ACHH is asking the community for donations to help purchase winter coats and boots for children and food baskets at Christmas in our town. This year’s goal is $11,000.

The Auburn School Board approved (4-0, J. Smith, Kern, Kessler absent) the budget for fiscal year 2022 during the regular meeting which included the budget hearing Wednesday, September 15.

The Auburn School Board approved (7-0) the 2021/22 tentative budget during its regular meeting last Wednesday. The total budgeted amount which includes all funds, totals $22,166,723 in revenues and $21,359,650 in expenditures, leaving the district with a healthy surplus of $807,073.

During the regular meeting of the Auburn School Board last Wednesday, superintendent Darren Root said the district will follow CDC guidance on mask wearing with the “least restrictive interpretation.” Root acknowledged that the situation could change before students return to school August 1…

The Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal recently announced the recipients of the 2021 Small Equipment Grant Program. A total of $3.3 million was awarded to 149 fire departments/districts and EMS providers across the state. The OSFM received 448 applications, requesting around $10.5 mil…

Auburn School District Superintendent Darren Root said the district is set to receive a $2.1 million federal ESSER III (Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief) grant during the regular meeting of the Auburn School Board last Wednesday. If approved, the district should see the funds…