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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…

The Auburn city council took no action but agreed at its October 19 meeting with plans to hold a parade for local veterans on the city square in November. Auburn High School teacher Sandy Jones, who organizes the annual Veterans Day events at the school, said that because of COVID-19, the as…

Boy Scout Troop 340 held its summer court of honor on Sunday, September 27. The Troop said goodbye to outgoing Scoutmaster Scott Fay and welcomed new Scoutmaster Suzanna Jordan. This year, the Troop competed in the Abraham Lincoln Council’s Klondike Derby in January. They also competed in th…

The Auburn School Board voted (6-1, Norris, no) to approve the Transition Learning Plan for students to return to in-person learning during a special board meeting Thursday, October 8. The transition plan outlines details involving daily school procedures that are on the district’s website a…

The plans for the replacement of water mains as part of Phase 1 of the City of Auburn’s $4.6 million infrastructure improvement project have been released.

Auburn Scout Troop 340 held a special dedication and unveling of the new sign at the Auburn Community Garden at the corner of Madison and Fourth Streets Sunday afternoon. Taking part in the dedication of the new sign were Scouts Zach Ranson and Jayden Brown and Dr. Lorie Bleyer, wife of the …

The Auburn School Board approved the FY 21 budget and discussed with members of the community the problems and realities of the pandemic and remote learning during an hour and 20 minute meeting last Wednesday. The meeting was held in the high school gym, as about 20 people attended in person…

Trojan Food4Kids is starting the food program in September for children in need in the Auburn School District. The group is working together with Auburn Community Helping Hands again and appreciate all of the help they have provided, as well as support from the communities of Auburn and Divernon.

Sam Snell was inducted into the Sangamon County Farm Bureau Farmer Hall of Fame as the Farm Bureau held its annual Pre Harvest Market Outlook Steakfry August 12.

Due to the lack of calls in Auburn, MedicsFirst has pulled its ambulance service. Auburn Fire Chief Joe Powell said the service had been staffed intermittently over the past three or four months, with no service at night.