East Aurora Schools Continue Random Covid-19 Testing for Staff and Students

In an effort to keep students in school during the pandemic, East Aurora Schools are now testing students at random for coronavirus.

The Year in Review: Top Ten News Stories for 2020

This past year has provided no shortage of news in our local area, and the newspaper would like to recap what we feel are the top ten local news highlights. NY PAUSE in March Area schools and restaurants had already been closed for a week when Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on March 20 that all non-essential businesses in the state […]

Locals Take First “Fish Cup” Trophy


Two residents from Elma and Marilla won the Fish Cup Championship over the summer.  A group of fishermen that consists of many East Aurora and Iroquois graduates, celebrated the 27th year for hosting the Fish Cup. It was held from Aug. 1 to Aug. 5 at Black Lake in New York. The Champions were Dave Shriver, from Elma, and Jack […]

Column: Good Cheer to End the Outdoor Year

As my to-do list for the New Year is about to form, I realize that some of the same easy-to-ignore projects on that list from last year are on this new list. Hmmm. Disassemble all the fishing reels, clean the gears, oil the bearings and bushing, fix the broken fishing rod guides on the same rods I did not use […]

Obituary: Betty Lou Wood, Retired Visiting Nurse and Active Community Volunteer

Betty Lou Wood died in her Elma home on Saturday, December 12.

Obituary: Timothy J. Scott, US Navy Veteran, War Reenactment Actor

Timothy J. Scott of Marilla died on Monday, December 21.

Obituary: Walter Elia Nicoloff, Former Mayor

Walter E. Nicoloff of Williamsburg, Va., formerly of East Aurora, died on Tuesday, September 29.

Obituary: Michael P. Lester, US Navy Veteran

Michael P. Lester, a resident of Holland, died on Saturday, December 19.

Obituary: Charles Joseph DiGangi, Jr., US Navy Veteran Medal Awardee

Charles Joseph DiGangi, Jr. died on Saturday, December 19.

Students Set to Return to Iroquois Central on Monday

Students at Iroquois Central School will be able to return to in-person classes starting Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. This will be the first time since buildings were closed on Nov. 23.  Superintendent Douglas Scofield said the district is ready and eager to have students back in the buildings utilizing the hybrid model. This is where some learn in class and […]