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Zachariah Ranson’s Eagle Court of Honor was held Saturday, May 28 at the Auburn United Methodist Church. Zach is a member of Troop 340 which is sponsored by the Auburn United Methodist Church. He is the son of Suzanna Jordan, who is the Scoutmaster for Troop 340.

The Auburn city council took action to begin looking into the construction of a new building for the Auburn Police Department at Monday’s lengthy regular meeting. Other major topics during the two hour, 17 minute open session included the Lincoln Militia RC and the feasibility of installing …

The Auburn School District will replace the high school track and improve and expand its parking lots this summer. Originally, the work being done this summer was in doubt as the bid the district received was too high. However, the Auburn School Board met Saturday, June 4 and approved an adj…

Architect Joe Petty of J.L. Petty and Associates suggested to the Auburn School Board at its meeting last Wednesday that the parking lot and track replacement projects be re-bid in December with work to be postponed until next summer. The board voted to table both projects.

The Auburn city council voted 7-0 (Marquis absent) to approve the city’s Fiscal Year 2023 budget at Monday’s regular meeting. 

A celebration for the Auburn High School Class of 2022 will be held Sunday, May 22 and will feature a parade of the seniors through the city with a police and fire engine escort. 

Auburn School Superintendent Darren Root presented the Auburn School Board with the Tentative Amended Budget, a levy extension report and discussed construction projects among other items during the regular board meeting last Wednesday evening.

Items involving the police department, public works and the city website topped a busy agenda for the Auburn city council Monday. The council met for just under an hour before going into executive session to discuss potential litigation and personnel issues.

Auburn will be the host city for a mock natural disaster drill Thursday, March 31. Supt. of Public Works T.J. Henson said there would be representatives from around 30 communities attending the drill. Plans are to simulate a mass power outage using two locations, Gilmore Road north of the ci…

Ron Appelt was approved as the new building inspector for the City of Auburn at a quick meeting of the Auburn city council held Tuesday, February 22. The council needed only 27 minutes to complete a light agenda before going into executive session.

Nicholas J. Milner was awarded a Master of Science degree in Geography from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville December 17. His studies focused on Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing.

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

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.