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August 2015

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Woodstock Bird Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

A bird collected in Woodstock has tested positive for the West Nile Virus, according to McHenry County Department of Health officials.

Munch Closes Permanently, Will Not Relocate to Woodstock Square

Local Tex-Mex sandwich shop will not be moving to the Woodstock Square.

Golf Season Tees Off for Woodstock High School Teams

The Woodstock co-op golf team faced stiff competition at the Woodstock High School Boys Golf Invitational.

Streaks Cross-Country Team 'Glows' During Midnight Run

Woodstock High School cross-country teams marked the start of the running season with a midnight practice run through Emricson Park.

Wonder Lake Ski Show Team Takes 5th at Nationals

The Wonder Lake Ski Show Team took fifth place in the Division 1 Show Ski National Championships in Rock Island.

Bike Problems Sideline Woodstock's 'Enduro Brothers'

Aaron and Nathan Cooper of Woodstock suspend their mission to ride Enduro motorcycles to the southernmost tip of Argentina. The brothers plan to resume their journey in the future.

Challenger Learning Center Honored for Increased 'Flight' Missions

Woodstock's Challenger Learning Center for Science and Technology was honored at the Challenger National Conference Aug. 9-13 in San Antonio, Texas.

Woodstock Police Arrest Drunken Teen with Loaded Gun

A Woodstock teenager who appeared to be heavily intoxicated was found with a loaded gun in his pocket near Seminary Avenue and St. Johns Road Sunday, Aug. 23.

Registered Child Sex Offender Arrested for Alleged Sexual Relationship with Woodstock Teen

Ronald "T.J." Boss, of Lake Geneva, Wis., has been arrested and charged with having a sexual relationship with a Woodstock teenager, police said.

Woodstock Transient Charged with Allegedly Choking Man

Charles E. Akerberg, 29, was arrested Aug. 21 following a dispute on Washington Street in Woodstock.

Woodstock Hires New Economic Development Director from Branson, Missouri

Woodstock has hired Garrett Anderson to serve as the city's new economic development director. Anderson has been working in the same role in Branson, Missouri.

Greenwood Church Minister Charged with Child Pornography

The Rev. Timothy Williams, 50, was arrested Aug. 21, and charged with six counts of possession of child pornography at his Woodstock home.

Photos: Challenger Learning Center's Aeronautical Campers Fly in Airplanes

Participants in the Challenger Learning Center for Science and Technology's aeronautical camp flew in airplanes at Galt Airport as part of their graduation.

Woodstock School District 200 Hires New Teachers, Staff Members

Woodstock School District 200 has hired 35 new teachers and certified staff members for the 2015-2016 school year.

Sue Shaw

Richard E. Votava

Christopher Rockefeller 'Kit' Klabunde

Norma Sue Oldenburg Young

Charlene O'Leary

Woodstock Councilman Hart Acquitted in DUI Case

Recently elected Councilman Dan Hart is found not guilty of drunk driving but is convicted of leaving the scene of an accident.