The Auburn Community Guide was presented by Keith Ellis, economic development consultant for Nebraska Public Power District, to the City of Auburn on September 17, 2014. The Community Guides are published for Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) communities served at retail or wholesale to use as a tool for recruiting new industry, commercial & retail businesses, and professionals. NPPD prepares the publication for printing with the assistance of city officials and others in the community. Included in each Community Guide is a variety of detailed information on geography, economic development, labor, market access, infrastructure, communications, tax structure, local government, education, quality of life, community services, agriculture & raw materials, and climate.
AUBURN PUBLIC SCHOOLS received a $2000 grant from NuTech Seed, which is a division of DuPont Pioneer. Kevin Reiman, superintendent, explained the grant will go to the Auburn FFA to help with its initial costs of starting the program.
Six Auburn Bulldogs scored touchdowns Friday night, Oct. 10, in a 63-0 rout of Conestoga at Bulldog Stadium. Quinten Boden, Rex Harmon and Samuel Neiman each scored twice as the Bulldogs raised their record to 3-4 overall and 2-1 in district games. Conestoga dropped to 1-6 and remained winless in three district contests.
The Auburn High School Varsity Volleyball Team capped off a winning night against visiting Johnson County Central with a five-set win on Oct. 9. The Bulldogs beat the Thunderbirds 19-25, 25-19, 25-12, 22-25, 15-13. Earlier that evening, Auburn took the JV match 25-8, 25-1, and the Reserve match 25-14, 25-10.
Betty Lou Morris, daughter of John Bernard Morris and Dora May (Snyder) Morris was born on July 22, 1934 in Nebraska City, Nebraska. She was one of nine children born to this union. Betty was raised in Brock and attended Brock High School. She was united in marriage to Robert D. Makovicka on October 15, 1954 in Holton, Kansas. The couple lived in Auburn, where Bob was employed by Safe-Way Grocery. Due to Bob’s work the couple left the area in 1968. They made their home in Council Bluffs, Iowa; Omaha, LaVista, and Excelsior Springs, Missouri, before returning to Brock in the year 2000. Together, Bob and Betty raised two daughters. Betty enjoyed sewing, quilting, and flower gardening. She liked to play the slots at the casino and treasured time spent fishing with her grandson and being outdoors. Due to ill health Betty entered St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center in Lincoln, Neb. It was there on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 Betty passed awayhaving reached the age of 80 years, two months and 16 days. Betty was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, brothers Kenneth Morris, Pete Morris, and Eddie Morris, and sisters Verda Combs, Myrtle Russell, and Faye Harrington. She is survived by her husband of nearly 60 years, Robert Makovicka of Brock; daughters Pamela Sue Morris of Independence, Mo.; Tammy Whitmire and husband Mark of Excelsior Springs, Mo.; two brothers Merle Morris and wife Willa of Auburn, Neb.; Larry Morris and wife Beth of Goldsboro, N.C.; grandchildren, Charity, Bethany, Del and Taylor Morris , Kristi McIntosh, and Brian (Alison) Williams; great-grandchildren, Tre’ Williams; Jaden, Jaxson, and Jace Morris; Dylan, Darius, and Ashlo’n McItosh, and Rylee Williams, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. A funeral service for Betty Makovicka was held Saturday, October 11, at the Hall Funeral Chapel in Auburn, Neb. Burial followed at the Lafayette Cemetery near Brock. Memorials are suggested to Johnson Fire and Rescue and the Lafayette Cemetery Hall Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements for Betty L. Makovicka of Brock. Further information is available at www.hallfuneral.net.