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.
The Auburn city council voted unanimously at Monday’s regular meeting to reinstate a ban on the burning of leaves and grass clippings within the city limits.
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…
What had been rumored for over a week became a reality Tuesday when the Auburn School District announced a schedule that will return students to the classroom in the coming weeks.
The Auburn city council reversed an action taken at its most recent meeting by voting 6-1 Monday to agree to a reduction in the franchise fee the city charges Rural Electric Convenience Cooperative.
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 …
Nathan Essex, principal at Auburn High School, announced that Gwen Squires has been named a Commended Student in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program.
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…
The Auburn city council approved the purchase of electronic devices for the city’s elected officials at its regular meeting held Tuesday, September 8.
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.
The Illinois Conservation Foundation Board of Directors announced that Mike Conlin, Jim Smith, and Bob Wilkins have been selected for induction into the Illinois Outdoor Hall of Fame.
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.
Auburn school district administrators, teachers and staff have been working diligently in preparation to go to full remote learning when school begins August 26. During the regular school board meeting August 12 which was held in person and via Zoom, administrators presented their remote lea…
The Auburn city council, with regrets, approved the retirement of Superintendent of Public Works Mike McCarthy at Monday evening’s 70 minute regular meeting.
The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced the second of six $250 million grants to counties, municipalities and townships to address local transportation needs as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital plan.
Concerns over COVID-19 led the Auburn School District adminstration to announce Monday that the district will use remote learning only for the first nine weeks of the 2020-21 school year.
Students in the Auburn school district will begin the school year with half day in-person instruction on August 26 as the district tries to grapple with the complications of educating students during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Zoning issues and a review of the results of the city's recent parks survey occupied most of Monday's nearly three-hour meeting of the Auburn city council.
At its monthly meeting held July 7, the Divernon Township Library Board of Trustees voted to return to normal hours of operation at the library effective Monday, July 13.
Commencement exercises for the Auburn High School Class of 2020 were finally celebrated Friday evening at Michael J. Potts Memorial Field , after a six-week delay due to COVID-19.
The Auburn city council agreed at Monday’s regular meeting to lift the ban on burning of leaves and twigs within the city limits that had been in place since April.
Through Monday, June 29, the Village of Rochester continues to lead all Sangamon County municipalities in its response to the 2020 United States Census.
New lighting at the elementary and junior high schools and parking improvements were discussed among other issues during last Wednesday's regular meeting of the Auburn School Board. The 45 minute meeting was conducted in person and via Zoom.
No official ceremony could be held due to the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown orders, but Auburn High School inducted 18 new members into the National Honor Society this spring.
Zoning issues and police department personnel actions topped the agenda for the June 15 regular meeting of the Auburn city council. Though some aldermen chose to participate by Zoom, the meeting was held in the council chambers and was open to the public for the first time since mid-March.
The 2020 Katherine Hannigan Creative Writing Contest sponsored by the Auburn-Divernon PTO was another big success. Top placers and those receiving honorable mention at the various grade levels were:
The Divernon Township Library started curbside pickup service to its patrons effective Monday, June 8. The service will be available Monday and Tuesday from 2 to 4:30 p.m., and Thursday from 2 to 5 p.m.
Monday’s two-hour regular meeting of the Auburn city council saw the council vote in favor of extending the city’s current ban on burning until its next meeting, July 6.