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Bed and Breakfast Plans Rile Neighbors

Neighbors opposed to plans to host events at a bed and breakfast on Fremont Street turned up in droves to voice their concerns to the Woodstock City Council Nov. 7. The standing...

Rollover Accident Sends One Person to the Hospital

A rollover accident in unincorporated Woodstock sent one person to the hospital in the early-morning hours of Nov. 13. Crews from the Woodstock Fire/Rescue District and McHenry...

Roadwork Wraps up in Bull Valley

Nearly 6 miles of roads were resurfaced this summer and fall A major road construction project in the village of Bull Valley is nearing completion. The construction, which began...

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Local Inventor Creates HSN Kitchen Gadget

Woodstock’s Ania Gifford had encountered a common problem in the kitchen so often she just knew it needed a solution. When she couldn’t find the answer anywhere, she decided to solve it herself. Gifford is the inventor of the Egg Stripper, a handheld device which...

Kids Explore With Google Expeditions

Augmented reality brings dinos and more to elementary classes Woodstock students recently had their chance to get up close and personal with a dinosaur. Students in Pre-K through fifth grade immersed themselves in more than just dinosaurs — there were planets,...

Lighting of the Square, Full of Activities

At precisely 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, the flip of a switch will light thousands of twinkling lights, officially kicking off the beginning of the holiday season in Woodstock. Festivities will begin at 5 p.m. and continue until 9 p.m. Thousands are expected to gather to...

Bed and Breakfast Plans Rile Neighbors

Neighbors opposed to plans to host events at a bed and breakfast on Fremont Street turned up in droves to voice their concerns to the Woodstock City Council Nov. 7. The standing room-only council meeting stretched until after midnight, with residents expressing...

WHS, WNHS Swimmers Make Waves at FVC Meet

The girls on the Woodstock High School/Woodstock North High School co-op swim team knew they would be swimming upstream as they headed into the Fox Valley Conference championship meet Nov. 4, but they ended the day with their heads above water, logging in an...

Roadwork Wraps up in Bull Valley

Nearly 6 miles of roads were resurfaced this summer and fall A major road construction project in the village of Bull Valley is nearing completion. The construction, which began in August, included resurfacing Crystal Springs and Bull Valley roads from Valley Hill...

Marian AD Price Will Coach Boys Hoops Again

A familiar face will return to Landers Pavilion when the Marian Central boys basketball season begins. Curtis Price will return to his role as coach of the varsity Hurricanes. Price coached for nine years before he was hired as the school’s athletic director in 2016,...

Boys Running Group Takes off at Mary Endres

A boys running program at Mary Endres Elementary School is teaching kids about more than athleticism and fitness — it’s promoting teamwork, confidence and more. Let Me Run is in its third season at MEES, with 21 fourth- and fifth-grade boys taking part in the...

Restaurant Gives Back on Thanksgiving

For 13 years, Isabel’s has provided Thanksgiving meal vouchers for people in need For many, Thanksgiving is a time for family. But for Antonio Delgado and Mary Witt, the husband-and-wife team who own Isabel’s Family Restaurant, 1110 N. Seminary Ave., it’s also a time...

‘Aladdin’ to Appear on Woodstock North Stage

Woodstock North High School students will work magic on stage Friday and Saturday, Nov. 10 and 11, with a presentation of “Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp,” at the school, 3000 Raffel Road. “It’s an immersive experience,” said sophomore Jared Ritter, who plays the role...

Win Sends Marian to Class 5A Quarterfinals

Hurricanes to face undefeated Sterling Nov. 11 at home The Marian Central Catholic High School football team advanced to the IHSA Class 5A Quarterfinals Nov. 4 with a 38-24 win over Glenbard South in Glen Ellyn. The Hurricanes (7-4) scored on their first four...

Runners Make Strong Showing at State Meet

WHS’s Hagmann medals in girls 2A Two area runners competed in the IHSA state cross-country meet, Nov. 4, at Detweiller Park, Peoria. WHS In her second trip downstate, junior Kylie Hagmann represented Woodstock High School in the Girls Cross-Country Class 2A State...

D-200 Adds Engineering Course With Grant Help

26 Illinois schools received grant A grant is helping to expand an engineering program for high schoolers in Woodstock School District 200. Students in Project Lead the Way now have the option to study computer engineering, the newest course in the rigorous,...

Losses End Volleyball Season for All

All three area volleyball teams faced season-ending losses this past week in their respective IHSA regional playoff matches. At the IHSA Class 3A Woodstock High School Regional, the Woodstock North High School Thunder (20-16-1 overall, 5-7 Kishwaukee River Conference)...

Shop Launches New Fundraiser Collection

A few years ago, when Woodstock’s Material Things started selling glass pendants and other items dedicated to addiction recovery efforts, owner Ken West had no idea the kind of impact it would have on his customers. “We didn’t really know how it was going to go over,”...

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