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Primary election campaign low key; sheriff’s race not

By Julia Eastham news@the woodstockindependent.com  Both candidates for the Republican nomination for McHenry County sheriff have a relatively long history in local law enforcement – Antonio “Tony” Colatorti since 1998, […]
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Campaign signs for the two candidates for the Republican nomination for McHenry County Sheriff sit along with dozens of others near the County Administration Building, where early voting is underway for the June 28 primary election. (Independent staff photo)

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Open House for Ham Radio this weekend

Field Day is ham radio’s open house. For 24 hours every fourth full weekend in June, more than 40,000 hams throughout North America set up temporary transmitting stations in public […]
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‘A homespun airport’: Perfect weather brings out record crowd for Galt’s first post-pandemic Barnstormer’s Day

The skies were clear, the winds were fairly calm, and the morning was perfect for flying – or for watching planes fly into Wonder Lake’s Galt Airport. Experimental Aircraft Association […]
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‘I just want to paint’: Benton Street mural brings community together for some artful fun

By Julia Eastham news@thewoodstockindependent.com Buckets of paint, brushes, and smiling faces were seen on Benton Street as Community Paint Day began on Saturday morning with community members painting sections of […]
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Churros, pizza, and roasted corn: Annual Woodstock food truck festival attracts big crowd, long lines, a little rain

By Julia Eastham news@thewoodstockindependent.com Dogs, families, and various food trucks filled the Woodstock Square Saturday afternoon as the second annual food truck festival began. Long lines and even some rain […]
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Kolze’s Corner Gardens owner Bob Kolze holds the plant that he has advised customer Lee Oelsen to put in her garden to ward off rabbits. Pictured are (from left) Cindy Spalding, Larry Oelsen, Lee Oelsen, and Kolze. (Independent photo by Ken Farver)

‘It’s like walking through the Garden of Eden’: Kolze’s Corner Gardens celebrates 25 years in Woodstock

Huntley resident Cindy Spalding spent a recent rainy Wednesday morning walking through Kolze’s Corner Gardens with her parents, Lee and Larry Oelsen of Sycamore. Spalding has been shopping at Kolze’s […]
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