Fire department, Council remain at odds over daytime shift details

Auburn Fire Protection District president Bill Atteberry, fire chief Joe Powell and assistant chief T.J. Henson apppeared in front of the city of Auburn’s Health and Housing Committee July 16 to work out unresolved details related to a union contract.“Our concern on the whole thing is that response time is such a huge issue,” Atteberry said. He added two or […]

Senior Citizens vote to ‘Get the Bell Ringing’

The Auburn Senior Citizens met Friday, August 7 for lunch at the Community Center.Senior Citizen President Pat Chaplin told the group that she had talked with ‘lyn Pignon earlier in the day and hoped to spur donations to “Save the Fire Bell.” Chaplin posted a flyer in the door for all to see.Bobbie Berola gave an enthusiastic report of watching […]

Thomas replaces Goleman on Board

Jeffrey Thomas of rural Pawnee has been named to replace Andy Goleman on the Sangamon County Board representing District 4.Thomas, 44, one of three applicants, received unanimous approval for the appointment from the Board last weekGoleman was recently named Sangamon County Auditor after serving 21 years as Board member. Both will have to stand for re-election in November, 2016. District […]

5th annual Ryken Bailey Golf Outing Saturday, Oct. 10

Entries are being accepted for the fifth annual Ryken Bailey Memorial Golf Outing, to be held Saturday, October 10 at Edgewood Golf Course in Auburn.Registration for the scramble event starts at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at 12 noon. The entry fee is $100 per player, which includes greens fees, cart, dinner, three beverages and prizes. Proceeds will be […]

City agrees to accept historic fire bell

Earlier this summer, the Auburn City Council made it clear active steps were necessary to address the church building at the corner of Seventh and Jefferson streets.The structure still remains, though it appears that won’t be the case for very long.The city of Auburn has agreed to take the bell, though at least $6,500 needs raised to pay for the […]

Deadline given for church property

At Monday’s Council meeting, Martha Searcy of New Testament Church of Jesus Christ was scheduled to provide an update on the vacant church building at the corner of Sixth and Jefferson streets.Searcy was not present, though she did send a letter, dated Aug. 5, to the mayor and Council members.Alderman  Tom Berola wants the building torn down and the ground […]

Home football game guidelines announced

I would like to thank the community and volunteers that have put in all the hard work to make the football field and facilities look as nice as they did last Friday night. After the first week of the new set-up the school would like to share some information to make sure Friday Nights continue to be an enjoyable experience […]

Auburn High School broadcasting program honored by NFHS

In time for the kickoff of the 2015-16 school year, the NFHS Network, the nation’s leading high school sports media company, announces its list of Select and Elite high school broadcast programs recognizing them for their astounding contributions to the Network. The NFHS Network is the online destination for watching high school sports and other events live and on demand […]

Sesquicentennial Beard Contest rules announced

A beard contest will be a part of the Auburn Sesquicentennial celebration and will be held Saturday, September 5. Judging will be held at 1 p.m. at the East Park in Auburn.The contest rules are:1. All men who are residents of Auburn are eligible to participate;2. Dye or false hair cannot be used;3. The length of time the beard has […]

AJHS softball girls win Raymond Tournament

Auburn Junior High’s softball girls scored 34 runs in a two-game sweep to win the Raymond Tourney Saturday. The Jr. Trojans went to 5-1 on the season with easy wins over Blessed Sacrament (21-5) and host Lincolnwood (13-2).Auburn dropped its first game of the year, a 13-2 loss to Williamsville, but came back to defeat both St. Agnes (18-0) and […]