Beacon News Latest news from Beacon News Online en-us (Editor) Beacon News 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ 70th Anniversary of D-Day ]]> Lead story image

Friday 6th June is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings which saw 156,000 troops from the allied countries including the United Kingdom and the United States join forces to launch an audacious attack on the beaches of Normandy, these assaults are credited with the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany. ]]> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 11:54:07 -0500 <![CDATA[ East Aurora High School holds graduation ceremony ]]> Lead story image

East Aurora High School had perfect weather Friday for its graduation ceremony. East Aurora held its graduation ceremony right on the school’s campus in Aurora. … ]]> Wed, 28 May 2014 10:36:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Boys Track: West Aurora’s McCue brothers sweep 800 at Bell Invite ]]> Lead story image

For John Bell Invite host West Aurora, which finished sixth, the indisputable highlight was brothers Connor and Brady McCue sweeping the open 800. Downers Grove North won the elite meet. ]]> Wed, 21 May 2014 06:39:17 -0500 <![CDATA[ Boatright comes home to Aurora to celebrate NCAA Championship win ]]> Lead story image

AURORA — East Aurora’s own is home and celebrating his NCAA Championship win in style. To the tune of McFadden and Whitehead’s “Ain’t No Stopping Us Now,” University of Connecticut guard and Aurora native Ryan Boatright was greeted by cheers from hundreds at the Paramount Theatre Saturday. Choking back tears, Ryan Boatright thanked his mother and “backbone” Tanesha Boatright for her unwavering support. “I worked hard every day (to give her) this moment,” Boatright said, with Mayor Tom Weisner and his mother Tanesha at his side. “My mom truly pushed me to be the best that I could be every … ]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:24:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ Metea Valley students see impact of distracted driving ]]> Lead story image

AURORA — The bodies strewn around the mock two-car pileup outside Metea Valley High School Thursday morning painted a picture of what could happen if students are driving a car while texting or under the influence of drugs or alcohol. As unsettling as the scene appeared, the students who participated in the simulation were able to walk away from the accident after the event was finished. In real life, people like Leeslyee Huerta often do not. Huerta and her fiancé Johnathan Santos, both 25, told Metea seniors how their lives changed in an instant when the van Huerta was a … ]]> Thu, 15 May 2014 06:11:48 -0500