Vernon Gould McCann Award

Our View: Nominations sought for Auburn’s most prestigious award

They just do it, and it’s time again to recognize the special person who shines above the rest in making Auburn a great place to live. Nominations are now being accepted at the ...

Cheryl Maki makes McCann

Cheryl Maki doesn’t have time for gardening, painting tea cups or mountain biking. There’s only one pursuit for her. “Auburn’s my hobby,” she said. “My husband like ...

Helen Bale: Beloved writer, lifelong teacher

Stories were the bread of life for Helen Tierney Bale. From her first days as a high school editor to her final days as an Auburn Journal columnist, stories provided her a way to c ...

McCann winner forester, war vet and more

Bart Ruud has a Bronze Star for his meritorious leadership while under fire in Vietnam. He’s been a counselor to returning Iraq veterans trying to find their place again in Ame ...

Ruud 2009 McCann recipient

This year’s Vernon Gould McCann Award shines light on a “behind the scenes” community man. Lifelong Auburn resident Bart Ruud is the 2009 recipient of Auburn’s most prest ...

Roper reins in McCann Award

Harvey Roper has been selected as the 2008 recipient of the Vernon Gould McCann Award for community service. Roper was pleased to learn he'd received the award. I'm extremely hon ...