Two Auburn High School students were named Students of the Month in December at the Capital Area Career Center.
The Auburn city council took action on three major ordinances at Monday’s 55 minute regular meeeting, two of them having to do with the recent legalization of the sale of cannabis in Illinois, and also approved the hiring of a full-time police officer.
The Auburn city council approved a new utility fee that will take effect in June 2020 and also did a first reading of two ordinance amendments dealing with the coming legalization of marijuana in Illinois at Monday’s 70 minute regular meeting.
The Illinois Student Assistance Commission has announced this year’s Illinois State Scholars, outstanding high school seniors who are recognized for their superior academic achievement.
The Auburn city council took action on several items related to the police department at Monday’s 90 minute regular meeting. The council also did a first reading of an ordinance that will raise water rates and discussed how best to proceed with the coming legalization of marijuana January 1.
The Auburn School Board voted (6-0, Kern absent) to accept the FY18/19 audit report and the tentative tax levy during a busy meeting last Wednesday.
The Auburn city council voted 8-0 to authorize the city to establish an adjudication court at Monday’s 70 minute regular meeting. The council also approved an ordinance dealing with repair of the Divernon Road bridge and welcomed a new city attorney.
The annual Holiday Home Tour, sponsored by the Auburn United Methodist Women, will be held Sunday, December 8 from 1 to 4 p.m. Currently three homes are scheduled with maps and home information available.
Auburn High School student Nicholas Talley offers his thanks to Vietnam War veteran Mike Slightom for his service following last Friday’s Veterans Day Assembly at AHS. Slightom’s emotional introduction during the roll call drew an extended standing ovation from the students and his fellow veterans.
This year Auburn Communtiy Helping Hands began support of a new program, Trojan Food4Kids project which provides food for weekend meals for Auburn school district school children in need.
The Auburn city council voted 7-1 (Karhliker no) to transfer over $57,000 from the city’s general fund to the parks savings account at Monday’s regular meeting.
The Auburn city council completed its business in 75 minutes at its regular meeting held Monday, October 21. Aldermen Larry Hemmerle and Lori Basiewicz were absent but Hemmerle participated in the meeting by phone.
The Divernon Sportsman’s Club will hold the final turkey shoot of the season Saturday and Sunday, November 9-10 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. both days on the club grounds.
Auburn High School and Auburn Middle School welcome all local men and women who have served in the military to the annual Veteran’s Day Assembly Friday, November 8.
The Auburn city council voted 8-0 at Monday’s two-hour regular meeting to enter into an intergovernmental agreement with the Illinois Office of the Comptroller to have access to the Comptroller’s Local Debt Recovery Program.
Auburn United Methodist Women have started their annual sales of Terri Lynn Nuts. Many varieties are available. Orders will be accepted through October 31 and will be delivered prior to Thanksgiving.
The Auburn School Board held its regular meeting Wednesday, September 18 and approved (6-0, Kessler absent) bids for two new buses and two activity buses. The two seventy-one passenger buses will cost a total of $165,660 and the two 14 passenger activity vans will cost a total of $125,614.
The Auburn city council took action on several major items at Monday’s two-hour regular meeting, including declaring two properties as nuisances and approving two purchases recommended by the Public Works Department.
Auburn Community Helping Hands is ready to start its 33rd year. In 2019 a new program called Trojans Food4Kids is being added. This program will begin the last week of September. It is a program for children in need in the school district which will provide food for meals every other weekend…
Action was again on the light side at the Auburn city council’s regular meeting held Tuesday, September 3. Though not on the agenda, discussion of the Redbud Park property and the city’s park tax occupied nearly an hour of the two hour, 20 minute meeting. Former mayor and alderman Barb Stam…
The Auburn School Board voted (5-0, Norris and Kessler absent) to approve the FY 20 tentative budget during its regular meeting Wednesday night.
A public hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday, September 4 for discussion of the City of Auburn’s proposed $4.6 million water main infrastructure improvement project.
Auburn High School will have an official enrollment of 391 for the next two sports seasons, following the release of next year’s enrollments by the Illinois High School Association. The IHSA has altered its enrollment policy for the start of the current school year and will now use a school’…
The Auburn School District administration released a public statement Monday morning regarding a video that had gone viral on social media last week, showing two local youths making racist statements.
The Auburn/Chatham Unit of the Sangamon County Association for Home and Community Education (formerly Home Extension) is pleased to announce the donation of $300 each to the Auburn High School freshman English class for purchase of new books and to the North Mac School Foundation.
A city-wide clean-up day, the upcoming Labor Day Picnic and the future of Redbud Park were among the topics of interest at Monday’s Auburn city council meeting.
Auburn Cemetery is in need of volunteers who are willing to help with raking yard waste and placing the clippings into the cemetery cart. The cart will be emptied by the cemetery caretaker. Volunteers are asked to bring their own weed eater, rake, gloves, hand mower, etc.
The need for a stop sign at Kessler and Divernon Rd. was discussed by the Auburn School Board among other topics during a brief, regular meeting last Wednesday.
Auburn and Divernon students will be back in school before you know it. Monday, August 19 will be the first day of the 2019-20 school year.
Katelyn Gonterman, a junior at Aurora University, was honored with selection as a 2018-19 Scholar Athlete by the Northern Athletic Collegiate Conference.
The Auburn city council handled a busy agenda at Monday’s 100 minute regular meeting. Among the action items were approval of plans to hold an electronic recycling day in September and to further upgrade the security system at the city office.
The Auburn High School Class of 1967 is planning a 70th birthday bash for Saturday, July 13 starting with a get-together at Benderz on the square from 2 to 4 p.m.
During the regular meeting of the Auburn School Board last Wednesday, high school principal Nathan Essex said the board may want to think about eliminating the graduation designations of valedictorian and salutatorian, possibly with the 2023 graduating class if the board decides to go in tha…
During a lengthy city council meeting Monday, Auburn Mayor Tom Berola said the city needs to formalize the way it handles the bidding process for contracts for city work. The initiative was tabled for more discussion during the administration committee meeting Wednesday, June 26 at 7 p.m. Th…