Bart Ruud

Community garden expected to save Salvation Army $40,000

A group of Auburn volunteers are getting their hands dirty tending a community garden, and local food closets are reaping the benefits, which include a $40,000 savings. The Aubu ...

Auburn businessman fires up barbecue for local homeless

Longtime Auburn resident and businessman Thomas Jackson feels it’s important to give back. That’s why he recently started cooking up food and fellowship with those who need a l ...

Authority greenlights spending $248K of redevelopment monies

City officials have given the OK to spend $248,358 of redevelopment funds. In a unanimous vote at Monday night’s Auburn Urban Development Authority meeting City Council members ...

Auburn residents assist 700 orphans

Several Auburn residents, some who are Vietnam veterans, are fighting to ensure better lives for orphans in the country they fought in decades ago. Last year alone they raised $95, ...

City OK’s $60,000 for new electronic sign

Despite some protests, in a 3-0 vote, the city of Auburn allocated $60,000 for a new electronic sign as long as City Manager Bob Richardson thinks the project is a good idea. The l ...

Several redevelopment projects may go forward

The city of Auburn has a basic plan for how to use its redevelopment funds, and some residents think a new sign is a necessity. The Auburn City Council acting as the Auburn Urban ...

Impact report ready for residents

Auburn residents now have a chance to learn and comment about the possible 725-home development in Baltimore Ravine. The four-pound environmental impact report addresses concerns ...

Men cultivate garden of eatin’

They call themselves the League of Ordinary Gentlemen. But they’re making an extraordinary contribution to the community. In the past year, Virgil Traynor, Bart Ruud and a group ...

Support home poultry flocks

As an offset to economic stress, many have taken to growing a garden in their side yard. Now, in a similar vein, we are seeing enterprising families opting to raise poultry in th ...

Big thanks to Veterans Parade

This is a belated “thank you” to Cynthia Haines and the Veterans Parade Committee of 2009. It was a tremendous honor to be chosen as the Grand Marshall of the Veterans Day Pa ...