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Jazz on the Square Marks 10 Years of Music in Woodstock

Prior to 2007, jazz had an occasional presence in Woodstock, but 10 years ago several enthusiasts insured that jazz would have a strong local presence by forming Jazz on the Square, an organization dedicated to promoting jazz performance and education in Northern Illinois.

April 2017
Banker Named Woman of the Year

Banker Named Woman of the Year

A banker with a deep commitment to volunteering in the Woodstock area was named 2017 Woman of the Year by Woodstock Professional and Business Women.

April 2017
Therapy Dog Brings Joy to Many

Therapy Dog Brings Joy to Many

Ozzie Otter is a mostly carefree, laid-back dog at home, but when someone needs his companionship, he is there to provide it.

April 2017
Gala to Celebrate Musical Legacy of Choir Teacher

Gala to Celebrate Musical Legacy of Choir Teacher

Woodstock High School Choral Director Paul Rausch will retire with the class of 2017. Several alumni are planning a retirement gala to celebrate the 32-year career of the beloved music educator who has inspired countless students to strive for excellence in music and in life.

April 2017
Kooistra Named 2017 Master Farmer

Kooistra Named 2017 Master Farmer

Woodstock dairy farmer Joel Kooistra is one of four Illinois farmers selected as 2017 Master Farmers by Prairie Farmer magazine.

April 2017
Food Pantry to Host ‘Celebrity’ Fundraiser

Food Pantry to Host ‘Celebrity’ Fundraiser

The resident celebrity of the Wonder Lake Neighbors Food Pantry is celebrating a big birthday in a familiar fashion — with a food and funding drive to benefit the pantry.

March 2017
Chamber Presents Gavers With Top Award

Chamber Presents Gavers With Top Award

When Steve Gavers heard his named called as the recipient of the Harold Buschkopf Community Service Award March 2, he was stunned.

March 2017
Celebrated Guitarist Will Headline Music Org’s Fundraiser

Celebrated Guitarist Will Headline Music Org’s Fundraiser

A local connection and a passion for making music learning accessible to young people will bring international touring musician Muriel Anderson to Woodstock for a concert.

March 2017
101-year-old Woodstock Man Recalls Service in WWII

101-year-old Woodstock Man Recalls Service in WWII

Vladimir “Vladi” Vnoucek has two Purple Hearts and a Silver Star to his name, all earned while fighting Axis forces in World War II.

March 2017

Celebrated Anthropologist to Speak at Opera House

The Woodstock Fine Arts Association’s Creative Living Series will host Dr. Robert Martin, emeritus curator of biological anthropology at Chicago’s Field Museum.

February 2017
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