Woodstock city manager to retire in April

Woodstock city manager to retire in April

Tim Clifton will retire in April after serving nearly 20 years as Woodstock’s city manager. Mayor Brian Sager announced the planned retirement July 23 and said the Woodstock City Council will determine a specific search process and timeline for hiring a new city...

District 200 has new community services director

As a self-described high school “theater geek,” Carol Smith learned that, by working together, young people can accomplish amazing things. As Woodstock School District 200’s new director of community services, Smith looks forward to sharing similar...
The road to stage czardom

The road to stage czardom

In the subterranean world of Atomberg, noble gases face a disturbance in their realm when carbon dioxide molecules (COO) invade from above, in the TownSquare Players Phoenix Workshop production of “Red Glow Czar.” The situation becomes more complex when...

Woodstock to celebrate Purple Heart Day

Woodstock will play host to veterans, state and local government officials and other visitors and residents during a Purple Heart Day ceremony Tuesday, Aug. 7. Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to attend the event, which is scheduled to take place at 10 a.m. at the Park in...

Woodstock home sales up, prices down

Through the first six months of 2012 the Woodstock housing market has seen more houses sold but at a lower average price than last year. “The banks are in such a hurry to [unload foreclosed homes], they do sell relatively quickly,” said Rick Bellairs, a...
Senior baseball league's Rachford inducted into hall of fame

Senior baseball league's Rachford inducted into hall of fame

Fred Rachford knows the drill. After years of glorifying the Chicago White Sox by replaying games with his friends in the sandlot and getting acquainted with organized ball at St. Rita High School, Rachford has proven, through his most recent 18 years competing for...

New coaches for Woodstock High cheer, dance

One of the many tasks for an athletic director is maintaining the coaching staffs of the athletic programs at their schools, and Woodstock High School’s Glen Wilson was busy doing just that this summer.  WHS had head coach vacancies for the dance and...

M. Pauline Perry

M. Pauline Perry, 72, Hartland, died Thursday, July 26, 2012, at her home. She was born April 19, 1940, in Boston, Mass.  On July 2, 1971, she married Louis Perry in Chicago. She loved working with crafts and especially enjoyed quilting.  She exchanged...

Theodore P. Spanbauer

Theodore P. “Ted” Spanbauer, 70, Round Top, Texas, formerly of Woodstock, died July 23, 2012, in Austin, Texas. He was born June 5, 1942, in Detroit to Theodore F. and Margie (Kepner) Spanbauer.   On Jan. 7, 1989, he married Susan Voigt in Woodstock....

Paula Kohley

Paula Kohley, 43, Woodstock, died Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at Centegra Hospital – Woodstock. She was born Nov. 30, 1968, in Aurora to Richard and Karen (Mielke) Kohley. She was a school bus driver for the Huntley school district for 22 years and a member of the...

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