Auburn provides the sought after quality that many individuals and families strive to access.  As a vital community of the Midwest, Auburn continues to provide significant emphasis on meeting present and future family and community needs for education, health, housing, recreation, family life, community attractions as well as economic development,  retail business and industry.  Our progressive community is centrally located between Omaha, Lincoln and Kansas City.  The excellent location and quality of life are the envy of larger communities in which families may be overwhelmed by the dizzying pace of growth, “downsizing” or other developments of tomorrow.  Auburn provides stable support systems that are so vital to families, business and industry and which are the enviable stand of tomorrow.

The Tale of Two Cities:

Auburn, one of the newest cities in Nemaha County, included three earlier towns within its city limits—St. George, Sheridan, and Calvert.

The 40 acres of St. George, now northeast Auburn, were platted in the 1850s. Sheridan was surveyed as a 160-acre town site in 1868, just a short distance west of St. George. Calvert began in 1881 as the result of a new railroad depot site being selected south of Sheridan. The site was selected by the Burlington and Missouri Railroad, who purchased the land and named it in honor of Thomas E. Calvert, a railroad official.

Under the leadership of Church Howe and Charles Nixon, the towns of Calvert and Sheridan incorporated into the town of Auburn on May 1, 1882. The city was named after Auburn, New York.

Auburn became the county seat of Nemaha County on February 27, 1883. Nixon and Howe sold the land for a city park for $5,000, which now includes the memorial “Avenue of Flags” honoring all veterans from Nemaha County.

A vestige of the past, Auburn still supports two “downtown” areas—one being the courthouse square and the other in Sheridan along with the crestview business district in south Auburn.

Auburn is Nebraska’s first Tree City USA, an honor they have held since 1976.



March 2015 Newsletter

February 2015 Newsletter

January 2015 Newsletter




Auburn Chamber of Commerce Annual Easter Coloring Contest

Easter Colorings will be dropped off at the local preschools and Calvert Elementary.  Please return your coloring to your preschool, Calvert or the Chamber Office at 1101 J Street by Friday March 27th.  We have four age groups: Preschool, Kindergarten & 1st Grade, 2nd & 3rd Grades, and 4th & 5th Grades.  Winners will be selected from each age group!  Easter Colorings will then be placed in local Auburn businesses.


 Ariens Company Earth Day Community Celebration

Saturday April 18th

8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Shake off those Winter Blues and join us as we celebrate Earth Day & Spring!  We have events for the whole family.  

  • Start the day off with our Community Clean-up as we get Auburn's parks ready for Spring.  Volunteers can meet at Legion Park at 8:00 am.  
  • Have old electronics you don't use any more? Stop by the Electronic Recycling behind City Hall at 1101 J Street.  Most items are free to recycle.  Check out the flyer for all the details.
  • Check out the first 5K of the season in Auburn.  The CHANCE 5K Fun Run/Walk will start at the Auburn High School.  This event is organized by Peru State College PEKS & PBL students.
  • Let your children burn off some energy at the CHANCE Youth Field Day (k-6th grade).  This event at the Auburn High School track will have track and field events for your children to participate in.  This event is organized by Peru State College PEKS & PBL.
  • The 2nd Annual Home & Garden Show will take place at the Nemaha County Fairgrounds.  Stop in and visit with our vendors.  We will have everyone from home improvement, to gardening, insurance and much, much more!
  • The 2nd Annual Wellness Fair will also take place at the Nemaha County Fairgrounds.  Check out all the wellness opportunities that Auburn and the surrounding area have to offer.
  • NEW in 2015.  Pie-Eating Contest.  We will have four age brackets.  Elementary children (K-5th grade), Middle School (6th-8th grade), High School (9th grade- 18 years old) and Adult (19 years +).  We will only allow 10 entries per age group so sign up before all the spots are taken.  Prizes will be awarded.
  • NEW 2015.  We are happy to announce our new partnership with the Day of Learning event.  Elementary students and their families are welcome to visit our vendors who will have hands on activities for you to check out.  

Ariens Company Earth Day Community Celebration Flyer

Electronic Recycling Flyer

Ariens Company Earth Day Community Celebration Brochure

CHANCE 5K Fun Run/Walk Registration Form


Want to be a vendor at the Home and Garden Show or Wellness Fair?  Check out the Brochure for details.

Want to be a sponsor?  Check out the Brochure for details.

Want to be a participant in the 5K?  Check out the 5K Registration form.


Check out the Ariens Company Earth Day Community Celebration Facebook Page


 Mark your Calendars!  City-Wide Garage Sales Saturday June 6th.

More details to come!



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