Mystery Dinner, Book to Benefit Courthouse

Mystery Dinner, Book to Benefit Courthouse

Friends of the Old Courthouse is raising money for restoration Friends of the Old Courthouse will launch two fundraising efforts this month when they host a murder mystery dinner and take orders for a keepsake coffee table photo book. Tapping into the Halloween...
Farmers Market to Host Flavorful Fundraiser

Farmers Market to Host Flavorful Fundraiser

The Woodstock Farmers Market will showcase food products offered by their vendors when they host a farm-to-table dinner, 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at Mia Passione, 228 Main St. All proceeds from the ticket cost of $50 per person will benefit the market’s Link assistance...
Skyhawks Stop the Streaks

Skyhawks Stop the Streaks

The Woodstock Blue Streaks were defeated 42-20 by the Johnsburg Skyhawks Oct. 6 in Johnsburg The loss was the Streaks third, dropping them to 4-3, and 2-2 in the Kishwaukee River Conference. Head coach Tommy Thompson said the team’s biggest challenge going into the...

Sally Jane Gavers

Sally Jane Gavers, 79, Woodstock, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at home with her sons and her best friend, Sheryl Senft, by her side. She was a cancer warrior, surviving nine years after her diagnosis. She was born Oct. 2, 1938, the daughter of Christopher and...

Quentin Beach

Quentin Beach, 34, died unexpectedly at his home Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. He was born Jan. 10, 1983, in Woodstock. He graduated from Hebron High School. He worked at Plaspros in McHenry and later at Allied Barton Security. He was a loving son, brother, uncle and...

Charles ‘Mike’ Meikel

Charles “Mike” Meikel, 94, died peacefully in Crystal Lake. He lived in McHenry County most of his life. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was stationed in the Asiatic/Pacific theater as a gunner’s mate on the U.S.S. Gwin. He was awarded the Silver...

Anna V. Stahlecker

Anna V. Stahlecker, 87, Woodstock, died Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, at Crossroads Care Center, Woodstock. She was born July 30, 1930, to Fred and Elizabeth (Soenksen) Jansen in Elwood, Iowa. On March 12, 1955, she married Richard Stahlecker. She enjoyed sewing, working as a...
H.S. Golfers Advance to Sectionals

H.S. Golfers Advance to Sectionals

All area high school golfers played in regional matches last week, with several golfers, boys and girls, advancing to sectionals. Marian girls The Marian girls team had a strong showing at the IHSA Class 2A Regional tournament Oct. 4, at Park Hills Golf Course in...
WHS on a Winning ‘Streak’

WHS on a Winning ‘Streak’

It’s been a perfect season so far for the Woodstock High School soccer team. As of Oct. 4, the Streaks have an overall record of 20-0, 11-0 against conference teams. Out of those 20 games, they’ve scored 73 goals and only allowed eight. Head coach Matt Warmbier says...
Chocolate-Makers Trace Cacao Supply Trail

Chocolate-Makers Trace Cacao Supply Trail

On a mission of exploration, confirmation and investigation, the owners of Woodstock’s Ethereal Confections completed a South American and a Caribbean trip this summer, visiting various cacao suppliers. “We want to guarantee that the people growing and harvesting the...

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