State Board Approves Hospital Changes

State Board Approves Hospital Changes

Centegra Health System can move forward with plans to permanently discontinue some services at its Woodstock hospital after receiving approval from a state board. At a meeting Nov. 14 in Bolingbrook, the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board approved an...
Local Inventor Creates HSN Kitchen Gadget

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...
Bed and Breakfast Plans Rile Neighbors

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...
Elderly Pedestrian Struck, Killed by Vehicle

Elderly Pedestrian Struck, Killed by Vehicle

Delmar Eckert was walking on South Street on Oct. 26 when collision occurred An 89-year-old Woodstock man was killed after being struck by a vehicle late last month. Delmar Eckert was hit by a vehicle Oct. 26 while walking in the 200 block of West South Street,...
Restaurant Gives Back on Thanksgiving

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...
Celebrated Spanish Author Visits Schools

Celebrated Spanish Author Visits Schools

An award-winning Spanish author whose children’s books have been translated into a dozen languages visited Woodstock schools last week. Margarita del Mazo held storytelling sessions for kindergartners through fifth-graders and conducted workshops for teachers...
D-200 Adds Engineering Course With Grant Help

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,...
Shop Launches New Fundraiser Collection

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,”...
Late Rally Not Enough as Streaks Lose Sectional

Late Rally Not Enough as Streaks Lose Sectional

If the first 74 minutes of the boys soccer sectional game between Woodstock and Lakes high schools were uncharacteristically poor for WHS, the last six were vintage Blue Streaks. For a team that started the game with a 23-0 record, those 6 minutes were nearly enough....
Health Facilities Board Hearing Set for Nov. 14

Health Facilities Board Hearing Set for Nov. 14

IHFSRB will vote on Centegra application A state regulatory board’s vote on cuts to inpatient services at Centegra Hospital-Woodstock will take place this month. At a meeting Tuesday, Nov. 14, the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board will consider...

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