Austin Kunert of Batavia recently won the Regional qualifier for the Young Lion/Semi Pro Divisions at Hawkeye Downs Speedway in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. It was Kunert's second Regional qualifier win this season as he won the other back in May at Madison International Speedway.
Music by the Whitesaddle Band was featured at Montgomery Park on Thursday, July 18, in an outdoor-concert series sponsored by the Fox Valley Park District. The free series continues at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 25, at McCullough Park at Illinois Avenue and Lake Street in Aurora. (Al Benson photos)
Kellan Haas holds a turtle during the TriCity Family Services’ Wilderness Challenge Program in June.
Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner and State Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia share a happy moment with a brand new U.S. citizen Friday at West Aurora High School, where more than 300 people from more than 30 countries took the Oath of Allegiance.
Adrien Arce (right), an 11-year-old student at Schneider Middle School in North Aurora, launched handmade rockets July 18 as part of the third annual six-week “Amazing Science” camp at Aurora University. Carlo Losurdo (left) of Aurora is an Aurora University education major who served as a camp instructor. Students made rockets in class and then launched them with tap water and compressed air.