Towns See Costs Increase With Recycling Efforts

To many households in the area, recycling is second nature. In fact, it’s hard for people to remember a time when recycling did not take place. Since the late 1980s, when local municipalities begin distributing blue recycling bins to homes, we all began to place cardboard, glass bottles, milk jugs and newspapers at the curb to be hauled away once […]

Obituary: Ellen F. Trautman, World Traveler, Loving Mother

Ellen Frances Trautman Oct. 13, 1946 – Jan. 6, 2019 Ellen F. Trautman, a longtime resident of East Aurora, died in New York City on Sunday, January 6, after a long illness. She was 72. A 1964 graduate of East Aurora High School, she received her B.A. from Denison University. After her graduation, she taught high school Spanish and French […]

Obituary: Frank A. Steck, Army Veteran, Loving Father

Frank A. Steck Feb. 17, 1924 – Jan. 15, 2019 Frank A. Steck of East Aurora died peacefully on Tuesday, January 15. He was 94. The oldest of seven children, Mr. Steck was the son of the late Quirin and Paula Steck. He was born on Feb. 17, 1924. A disabled veteran, Mr. Steck served in the U.S. Army and […]

Obituary: Woodley K. Butlin, Active Member of Baker Memorial Church

Woodley K. Butlin, a resident of East Aurora, died on Monday, January 21. He was 56. Born on March 19, 1962, he was the son of the late George and Betty Butlin. Mr. Butlin was a lifelong member and head usher of Baker Memorial United Methodist Church, an active member of the East Aurora Kiwanis for over 25 years, currently […]

Obituary: Donald F. Bartoo, Loving Husband, Devoted Father

Donald F. Bartoo Feb. 8, 1940 – Jan. 12, 2019 Donald F. Bartoo, a resident of Palm Harbor, Fla., died on Saturday, January 12, after a brief illness. He was 78. Mr. Bartoo was born in Harrisburg, Pa on Feb. 8, 1940 to Marie and A. Donald Bartoo. He attended Iroquois Central High School in Elma, graduating in 1957, and […]

Obituary: Theresa A. Barry, Cherished Mother, Grandmother

Theresa A. Barry Dec. 25, 1927 – Jan. 25, 2019 Theresa A. Barry (née Zaleski), a resident of East Aurora, died on Friday, January 25. She was 91. Mrs. Barry was predeceased by her husband Eugene J. Barry; son, Kevin R. Barry; and sister Irene (late Frank) Kalinowski. She is survived by her children Karen (Michael) McTigue, Kathleen (James B.) […]

Developer to Hold Public Informational Meeting on Hamlin Condo Plan

An upcoming East Aurora Planning Commission meeting will also serve as an informational meeting for people who want to learn more about the condominium plan for Hamlin Avenue. On Feb. 5 at 7 p.m., the parties involved with trying to redevelop 41 Hamlin Ave. will appear before the planning members for a pre-application meeting. They have also received approval from […]

Town Seeks Community Input for Time Capsule


Community members and organizations are invited to write a letter to the future as part of a time capsule project that will conclude the Town of Aurora’s year-long bicentennial commemoration. Most time capsules contain things; this one will contain thoughts. “The idea is quite simple,” according to Aurora Town and East Aurora Village Historian Robert Lowell Goller. “We are asking […]

Former Iroquois Wrestler Leads College Team to Upset Win

Connor Day, a former student and wrestler at Iroquois Central, has continued his wrestling career at college and helped his team win in an upset during a recent meet. A student at Gannon University, a D-II school, he was able to help them maintain a perfect 3-0 record in their conference after stunning seventh-ranked University of Pittsburgh Johnstown (UPJ) following […]

Iroquois Wrestlers Dominate Ken-Ton Tourney

The Iroquois wrestling team would have rather competed in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Dual Meet Championships in Syracuse this past Saturday, but instead had to settle for first place at the Ken-Ton Wrestling Invitational on Jan. 26. A weather cancellation two weekends ago denied the Chiefs the opportunity to compete as a team. One of […]