Wanda L. Stidham

Wanda L. Stidham, 68, Woodstock, died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, after a six-year battle with cancer. She was born Aug. 25, 1948, in Anna, to Fred and Mildred (Miller) Stidham. She worked for the Precision Twist Drill Company, Crystal Lake, and later Gru – Cut Tool,...

Amy T. Siok

Amy T. Siok, 45, McHenry, died suddenly Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. She was born Jan. 24, 1972, to Henry “Ted” Siok and Jeraldine M. Siok. She graduated from McHenry High School-East and attended McHenry County College and Columbia College. She will be best remembered for...
High Schools Kick off Fall Sports Season

High Schools Kick off Fall Sports Season

As school resumes this week, so does a new year of high school sports. Marian Central Catholic High School, Woodstock High School and Woodstock North High School kick off the fall 2017 sport season with girls tennis, swimming, volleyball and golf, and boys soccer,...
Streaks XC Meet to Include Dedication

Streaks XC Meet to Include Dedication

The Woodstock High School Blue Streaks cross-country team will kick off its competitive season and honor the legacy of alumni who have excelled in the sport with the annual Blue/White/Silver run at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at Emricson Park. Alumni, former coaches,...

Michael ‘Mike’ McCoy

Michael “Mike” McCoy died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in his home surrounded by his family. He lost his 6 1/2-year battle with cancer, fighting to the very end to beat the odds he was given in 2010. He was an inspiration to family and never missed a day of work or an...

Betty Jane Lippold

Betty Jane Lippold, 94, Spokane, Wash., formerly of Woodstock, died July 21, 2017. She was born Betty Camp March 29, 1923, in Woodstock. She married Ralph Lippold and together they had two sons. She divorced in 1968, and made a courageous move to Spokane at age 80 to...
Festival Brings Mozart to the Opera House

Festival Brings Mozart to the Opera House

A 31-year-tradition of Mozart in Woodstock will continue at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, when the orchestra takes the stage for the final performance of the 2017 Midwest Mozart Festival at the Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren St. The festival began with a performance...
Fair to Kick It Country With Sawyer Brown

Fair to Kick It Country With Sawyer Brown

There’s no better venue for live country music on a summer night in the Midwest than a county fair. Woodstock will deliver at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4, when country music band and veteran recording stars Sawyer Brown perform at the McHenry County Fair, 11900 Country Club...

Mary A. Merritt

Mary A. Merritt, 89, Woodstock, formerly of Forrest, died Friday, July 26, 2017, at Hearthstone Manor. She was born July 18, 1928, to Helen Ida North Hirsh and David Arnold Hirsh in Springfield. She was a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Gov....

Forrest R. Knapp

Forrest R. Knapp, 93, Woodstock, died Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at Valley Hi Nursing Home, Woodstock. He was born Sept. 20, 1923, to Guy and Betty (Umathum) Knapp. He attended Woodstock High School until age 17 when he was recruited for military service. He was part of...

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