Erwin Retires After Three-Decade Coaching Career

Erwin Retires After Three-Decade Coaching Career

Thirty-three years ago, when he was settling into his first year of teaching, Woodstock High School math teacher Steve Erwin did not expect the mid-year favor asked by Athletic Director Jim Shipley. Girls track and field head coach Dave Lichtenheld was retiring, so...
World War II Vet Swims for Gold in Golden Age Games

World War II Vet Swims for Gold in Golden Age Games

Three times a week, Chester Parks meets up with his swim coach, hops into a pool and puts in at least a half-mile of training. Having qualified for a national meet, Parks has been prepping to take home the gold in the 25- and 50-yard freestyle races, as well as the...
Horseback Riding Isn't Just for Kids

Horseback Riding Isn't Just for Kids

With soccer practices, basketball games and softball tournaments to attend, Robin Hugasian put her horseback riding hobby on hold for a while. Now that her children are grown, she has some newfound time to rekindle her passion for horses with the help of John White...
Woodstock High School Wrestler Claims Title at FVC Meet

Woodstock High School Wrestler Claims Title at FVC Meet

                      In his final Fox Valley Conference Championship wrestling meet, Woodstock High School senior Nick Sundberg took the title for the 182-pound weight class, the first individual conference win the school had seen in 10 years. “We’ve had a dry run...
Woodstock High School Alumni Play Hoops Game

Woodstock High School Alumni Play Hoops Game

At the final buzzer, the Woodstock High School men’s varsity basketball team clinched a victory, as it held on for a 57-56 win Dec. 29 against its closely matched opponent … Woodstock High School. WHS men’s and women’s basketball alumni gathered for the Blue Streak...
Cookies for Christmas Clearing House

Cookies for Christmas Clearing House

In just two days, a Verda Dierzen kindergarten class raised more than $380 for Christmas Clearing House … $388.75, to be exact. Amy Mock’s Ladybug class of 23 students and some parent volunteers took shifts manning a hot cocoa and cookie stand, selling their products...

Infrastructure damage ups Courthouse bills

Years of water damage and exposure to the elements at the Old Courthouse has racked up unforeseen costs for the city, pushing the $775,000 roofing project over the $1 million mark. At the Dec. 2 meeting, City Council approved a 12th change order for the roof project...
Following yonder star

Following yonder star

Jamming to Jingle Bells and strumming out Christmas melodies, prospective guitar stars performed a holiday concert Dec. 7 at the Woodstock Public Library. Many of the performers, all students enrolled in the area nonprofit Free Guitars for Future Stars, first picked...

Tequilaville to mix sports, Mexican-American food

A new restaurant will spice up the downtown restaurant scene. Formerly Calogeros Italian Restaurant, Tequilaville will make its debut by January as a Mexican-American sports bar and grill. Woodstock High School friends Afrim “Alex” Banushi and Guillermo “Memo”...

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