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Judges cite ‘Excellent job’ by The Independent: Newspaper wins top two awards in statewide contest

Staff Report news@thewoodstockindependent.com Judges from the Alabama Press Association liked what they saw from The Woodstock Independent in the annual newspaper contest sponsored by the Illinois Press Association. The Independent […]
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Photographer Ken Farver, Publisher Cheryl Wormley, and Editor Larry Lough show off the Mabel S. Shaw Memorial Trophy won by The Woodstock Independent in the Illinois Press Association Best of the Press statewide contest. (Independent photo by Julie Farver)

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‘A grassroots thing’: Conservation outreach to Latino community creates an even wider audience

By Heather Vosburgh news@thewoodstockindependent.com Music from the Grupo Enigmez, tacos from Teresita Tacos, and a hike through Pleasant Valley Conservation Area in Woodstock celebrated Latino Conservation Week. The coalition group […]
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The art of Woodstock: Arts Commission wants public input on future projects throughout city

By Lydi LaGue news@thewoodstockindependent.com With the Benton Street mural under their belt, members of the Woodstock Arts Commission are moving steadily forward with more initiatives. At its monthly meeting July […]
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Florida Georgia Line concert in Woodstock sells out in 7 hours

Staff Report news@diannethewoodstockindependent-com-2 If you’re thinking about getting tickets for the Florida Georgia Line concert Aug. 13 in Woodstock, you’re too late. “There were 10,000 tickets available,” city marketing manager […]
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Need immediate medical attention in Woodstock on weekends? Your choices are Mercyhealth’s Urgent Care or the emergency room at Northwestern Medicine Hospital. Otherwise, you drive to Crystal Lake, Huntley, or McHenry. (Independent staff photo)

If this is an actual emergency …: The doctor is in and will see you now through urgent care

During the COVID-19 pandemic, doctors’ offices were necessarily careful about which patients to see in person. Physicians developed a “phoneside” manner, using Facetime, Skype, or Google Hub to “see” a […]
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‘The Maestro’ has swing: With golf clubs on his motorcycle, band teacher attracts curious looks

On warm summer days, Woodstock regulars don’t think twice about seeing motorcycles on the roads. But biker Duane Peiffer carries unique cargo that might make him stand out – his […]
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People might know Duane Peiffer as a music, choral, and band teacher, or maybe as a former director of the Woodstock City Band. But he has another interest in motorcycles, which he has managed to combine with his love of golf. (Independent photo by Tricia Carzoli)

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