2019-01-24

Swimming Bombers Past and Present Celebrate 50 Years of Wins


The first mention of the streak arrived innocently enough, with this notice in a December 1969 issue of The Advertiser: “Last Saturday, in the opening meet of the season, the East Aurora High School boys’ swimming team, coached by Thomas Fahrenholz, defeated Iroquois 60-34.” The article goes on to mention names like Art Aungst, Eric Kuhn, Dale Bove, Tucker Crowell, […]

Village and Town Leaders See Milestone Reached with New Agreement


Signing an agreement that would end up bringing the boards for the Town of Aurora and Village of East Aurora closer together never really seemed like it could become a possibility for Aurora Supervisor James Bach. “I’ve lived here all my life, there has never been a reputation of [the two boards] getting along,” Bach said. But on Tuesday, Jan. […]

Obituary: Elizabeth Clark

CLARK – Elizabeth “Liz”(nee Doran) January 9, 2019, of East Aurora, NY. Dearest mother of Becky (Kurt) Almond, Larry and Paul (Katrina Vollman) Clark. Cherished grandmother of Bridget, Nici, Zachary, Kathryn, Charlie, Lucas and Robert. Dear sister of Linda Takayama. There will be no prior visitation. Friends are invited to a “Scotch” Memorial at The Columns Banquets 2221 Transit Rd., […]

Lady Chiefs Split Matches with Divisional Rivals


The Iroquois Lady Chiefs varsity basketball team split a pair of home games last week, handling Pioneer 81-48, while losing to conference leader Lake Shore, 70-59. Heading into the critical last weeks of the season, coach Steve Sokolski’s girls sit at 6-2 in their division, good enough for third place with a chance to move up to second or even […]

Records Made as Boys Basketball Take Easy Win


The Iroquois boys basketball team has had a lot of success from beyond the arc this season, but one Iroquois player took his three-game to a new level. Matt Matla set a school record for points in a quarter and tied another record for threes in a game to lead the Chiefs 79-46 over Lake Shore Central Eagles on Jan. […]

Column: It’s OK to THINK WARM


Palm trees, white sand, soaring seagulls, the sound of surf. I’m feeling warm already! The weekend freezer treatment from Mother Nature a few days ago was a kindhearted reminder that our weather is not really a factor to slow us down in Western New York. We East Aurora outdoor folks are flexible and enduring. Most of my outdoor friends stayed […]

East Aurora Seeks to Keep up with Changing Science Standards


At a recent East Aurora school board meeting, members of the science department presented future curriculum changes to the school board and how these changes will affect all grade levels. While the structure of science education will remain largely the same in the high school years, it will be delivered differently to students, and elementary students will have a set […]

Obituary: William Richards, Proud Veteran

William Richards Dec. 3, 1931 – Jan. 15, 2019 William Richards, known to his family and friends as “Bill,” a resident of Orchard Park and formerly of North Tonawanda died on Tuesday, January 15. He was 87. Mr. Richards was predeceased by his wife Patricia, and son Wayne (Debbie) Richards as well as his parents and four siblings. He is […]

EA Grad Retires from Career with Army

Luke Whittington, an East Aurora graduate, retired after a 20-year career with the U.S. Army. He officially retired at the end of 2018 and a formal ceremony was held at Fort Rucker, located in Alabama, on Jan. 18. He entered the service on Sept. 9, 1998 as an 11 Bravo Infantryman. He graduated from the U.S. Army Infantry School and […]

Kiwanis Club Recognizes Work of Adult Day Services

The Kiwanis Club of Marilla invited Susan Clapp, director of Aurora Adult Day Services (AADS), a non-profit organization in East Aurora, to be their guest speaker at a recent meeting. Past club president Sandy Grunzweig introduced Clapp and detailed her education and work experience over the last three decades. The Kiwanis Club of Marilla President Cathy Fuer presented Susan with […]