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District 200 Cuts Rented Office Space

Woodstock School District 200 will use less office space when a lease ends this month. The school district will no longer rent about 5,000 square feet at 224 W. Judd St., a...

Pedway Mural on Main Street Is Nearly Complete

Public dedication will take place Friday, Oct. 6 A mural celebrating arts and entertainment in Woodstock is nearing completion. “Woodstock on Film and On the Stage,” a 118-foot...

Local Org Unveils ‘Clinic Without Walls’

  A new mobile clinic that aims to bring health care to people who might otherwise go without was recently unveiled in Woodstock. The medical supply van, dubbed the “Clinic...

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District 200 Cuts Rented Office Space

Woodstock School District 200 will use less office space when a lease ends this month. The school district will no longer rent about 5,000 square feet at 224 W. Judd St., a building directly across from the district’s administrative center which is used as an office...

Thunder Top Marengo at Home

Woodstock North football is on a roll, winning its second Kishwaukee River Conference game of the season, 41-21, Sept. 16 at home against the Marengo Indians. North finished the week 2-0 in the conference and split 2-2 in overall standings. North scored on an...

Hurricanes defeated by Marist, 42-20

Marian struggles with loss of starters to injuries The Marian Central Catholic High School football team lost 42-20 Sept. 15 to East Suburban Catholic Conference opponent Marist High School (4-0 overall; 2-0 ESCC). Without four starters, Marian struggled to keep pace...

WHS Edges out WNHS in Crosstown Soccer

The Woodstock High School varsity boys soccer team managed to eke out a win in the face of major pressure from crosstown rival Woodstock North, keeping the Streaks’ undefeated record intact. WHS defeated host WNHS 2-1 Sept. 13 to move to 12-0 overall. The loss moved...

Orphans Memorial Fundraiser Reaches Goal

Project on track to be dedicated in spring of 2018 A campaign to build a memorial to children buried in an unmarked cemetery plot has reached its fundraising goal. In less than a month, donors contributed enough to the Orphans Memorial fund to ensure it’s built,...

Beer. Bacon. Bluegrass.

Beer. Bacon. Bluegrass. Need we say more? Good drinks (and good food) return for a good cause this October. Beer, bacon and a side of bluegrass are returning to Woodstock for the fourth annual Woodstock Ale Fest. The festival, a 21-and-over event at the corner of Clay...

New Development Approved for Highway 14

Plans are moving forward for a new commercial complex with a drive-thru on Highway 14 after the Woodstock City Council backed the development at its Sept. 5 meeting. Chicago-based Troutman and Dams LLC wants to build a 10,400-square-foot, multi-unit complex in front...

Judy Collins to Kick off Creative Living Series

WFAA announces lineup for 54th season of popular speaker series Renowned ’60s singer/songwriter Judy Collins will kick off the 54th season of the Woodstock Fine Arts Association Creative Living Series. Beyond her music, Collins is an accomplished painter, filmmaker,...

D-200 Student Enrollment Drops

Student body shrinks by 116, according to unofficial tally Student enrollment in Woodstock School District 200 is down this year, according to preliminary data from the district. District 200 has 6,444 students enrolled for the 2017-18 school year, 116 fewer than last...

‘A Step Back in Time’

Where can you see a Grammy-nominated band and a blacksmith up close, at the same event? The Woodstock Square’s annual fall celebration, of course. Harvest Fest and its partner festival, Fair in the Square, will return from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17....

Streaks Defeat Indians, Move to 3-0

The Woodstock High School Blue Streaks moved to 3-0 in the season when they defeated the Marengo Indians 14-7 Sept. 8 at Larry Dale Field. “The win was an overall team effort,” said head coach Tommy Thompson. “With [starting quarterback] Tanner Heidtke out, Carl...

Thunder Win First Conference Game of Season

Woodstock North Thunder head coach Jeff Schroeder said his team is much better prepared this year than last, even though their current record of 1-2 does not show it. “At this time last year, we were 3-0 but played lesser competition,” said Schroeder. “Playing a...

Woodstock Launches Health Care Campaign

Public hearing on Centegra set for Oct. 2, city’s meetings begin Sept. 18 As a public hearing on cuts at Centegra Hospital-Woodstock moves forward, the city of Woodstock is pushing to replace services that appear set to be eliminated. In a press release issued Sept....

Hurricanes Blanked by Benet Academy

Injuries claim four starters in game against Redwings Marian Central went into its first conference game of the season against rival Benet Academy hoping to maintain its momentum from the previous two games. Coming off a 55-0 win in Columbus, Wis., a game in which the...

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