Message from Mayor
Donnie Hastings, Jr.

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Aurora is a historic river town that is situated 35 miles west of Cincinnati, Ohio, located in the Southeast corner of Indiana. Aurora was settled in the early 1800's and incorporated in 1845 and has strong historic connections to the Ohio River. Aurora is full of unique and historic buildings that preserve its older rivercity characteristics.

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City of Aurora Congratulates

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Consolidated Grain & Barge (CGB) was established in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1970, as a barge transportation company. Their primary business is grain origination, transportation, and logistics, but they also offering an array of services for U.S. agriculture, manufacturing industries, transportation industries, as well as the exportation of U.S. produced oilseeds and feed ingredients. Today, CGB has 100+ locations (90 Grain & 12 Inland Bulk Terminals) and 2,500 employees.

For more info contact:
Mark Caskey, Facility Manager
210 George St.
Aurora, IN 47001
Office: 812.926.0740 or Cell: 513.305.8022

*CGB is owned by ITOCHU Corporation

October - November 2016

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INDOT Community Crossings Grant

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announced that 99 Southern Indiana cities, towns and counties would receive a combined $49 million to improve local roads and bridges through the State’s Community Crossings matching grant fund. On August 25th, Mayor Donnie Hastings, Jr. personally received from INDOT officials an award of $71,794.75 as part of a total $143,598.50 in roadway improvement projects scheduled for late 2016/2017.

Street repaving projects include: Buena Vista Ave., Woodlawn Ave., Cochran St., Exporting Street (US 50 to 4th Street), Firehouse Alley, Springdale Road, Wilson Creek (US 50 to County Line), and Sycamore Estates (US 50 to Taco Bell entrance).

ARCC Open 24/7

All Aurora Recreational Community Center (ARCC) members now have 24/7 access to the first floor fitness area, locker rooms, showers, and gymnasium. Second floor fitness areas will be available during staffed hours.

Stop in at the front desk and request your 24/7 access card today!

For more information contact us at: 812-926-2311 or
Visit our Website.

City of Aurora
Wayfinding Businesses

Check out the new City of Aurora Wayfinding Map, a map of all businesses in the Aurora downtown area. This important aspect of downtown revitalization was proudly designed and funded by Main Street Aurora.

You may click the button below to view the enlarged map, or you can see it at its permanent location over on the Retail, Restaurants and Services Page. Now, in addition to addresses and phone numbers, you will be able to see exactly where in Aurora the business you are looking for is located.

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Letter From The
City Manager

" I call them the “A Team” here in Aurora. Trust me, the title is well deserved. "

To find out why, read more from
City Manager, Guinevere Emery.

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Vistas of Aurora

Whether you come to Aurora, you are treated to a charming view of a river town which is historic, yet constantly changing. The appealing panoramas of the many spires and 19th century buildings are punctuated by countless small details, both attractive and creative, that have been capturing people’s attention for over a century and a half. We hope after watching this slideshow you’ll want to walk the streets in our Historic District, looking for these and other sights which say “Welcome,” and “Stay awhile!”

New Businesses

Mayor Donnie Hastings, Jr. and the City of Aurora along with the Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce have welcomed the following new businesses and re-opened businesses to Aurora with ribbon cuttings since September 2012.

  • Main Source Bank ribbon cutting in Aurora, IN.

    Main Source Bank, 104 Link's Way (off of US 50)

  • DJ's Bakery, 523 Green Blvd.(US 50)

  • Aurora Floral's All About Home, manager Sandy Jordan, 412 Second St.

  • Art Angels, owners Claudia and William Phelps, 109 Third St.

  • Parlour of Aurora, owners Susan and Terry Bourquein, 305 Sunnyside Ave.

  • EveryDay Hair Design, owner Dena Tibbits, 211 Exporting Street

  • Comb’s Pizza, owner Bubby Combs, 329 Second Street

  • 3rd & Main Restaurant, owner Ron Sweeney, Corner of Third & Main

  • Personally Yours, owner Kerrie Ohlmansiek, 308 Third Street and Body Kneads by Sherry, owner Sherry Roland, 308 Third Street

  • Aurora Farm & Garden, owner Adam Kennett, 228 Exporting Street

Aurora, Indiana...

"A place where memories come alive, as new ones are created."