Joanne Marie Peterson Johnson

Joanne Marie Peterson Johnson, 91, Woodstock, died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, at her home. She was born Nov. 29, 1926, to Raymond and Lillie (Bloom) Peterson in Rockford. On Dec. 22, 1950, she married Donald R. Johnson. Survivors include her husband; daughters, Dianne...
‘Bluest’ Streak Remembered for Love of WHS

‘Bluest’ Streak Remembered for Love of WHS

Best known as one of Woodstock High School’s biggest supporters – a teacher who never stopped teaching – Harlow “Bud” Swartout, died Monday, Nov. 20, at the age of 90. “We’re all Blue Streaks, but Bud was the bluest,” said former WHS athletic director Doug Smith....
‘The Nutcracker’ Ballet Offers Holiday Magic

‘The Nutcracker’ Ballet Offers Holiday Magic

The dancers of the Judith Svalander Dance Theatre will bring the magic of the holiday season to Woodstock when they present “The Nutcracker,” on the Opera House stage Dec. 9, 10, 15, 16 and 17. This is the 25th year the dance company has presented this production of...

Roger D. Close

Roger D. Close, 80, Woodstock, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at JourneyCare Hospice, Woodstock. He was born Nov. 13, 1937, in Fort Wayne, IN, to Charles and Marge (Cook) Close. On Sept. 5,1958, he married Phyllis Sherman in Fort Wayne, IN. He earned his jet aircraft...

Margaret Phillips Steinam, M.D.

Margaret Phillips Steinam, M.D., 94, Mequon, WI, formerly of Woodstock, died Monday, Nov. 20, 2017. She was born June 30, 1923. “Maggie” or “Speed” or “Sprouty,” as she was known to family and friends, was a true Renaissance woman, accomplishing much in her lifetime....

Rory Robert Semrau

Rory Robert Semrau, 53, McHenry, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born Oct. 13, 1964, to Walter Semrau and Dianne Kay Rush in Woodstock. He was a carpenter by trade who took pride in his work. He was an avid...

Craig A. Nulle

Craig A. Nulle, 68, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, in Anaheim, CA. He graduated from Garden Grove High School in 1967. He earned two master’s degrees in history and accounting, and was employed as a revenue agent for the Internal Revenue Service for 31 years prior to his...

Cheryl Ann Gould

Cheryl Ann Gould, 70, Woodstock, died Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, surrounded by family and friends. She was born June 7, 1946, to Jack and Ernestine Holloway. Working alongside her husband Dan for nearly a half century at Lloyd’s Paint ‘N Paper, she could be found mixing a...
Teams Take the Court for ’17 Hoops Season

Teams Take the Court for ’17 Hoops Season

All three girls basketball teams have at least five games under their belt this season, each starting out with Thanksgiving weekend tournaments. Marian Central Catholic and Woodstock North high schools traveled to Elgin to compete in the Harvest Christian Academy...
Stickney House Foundation to Host Open House

Stickney House Foundation to Host Open House

Visitors will have an opportunity to visit the historic Stickney House in Bull Valley during the Victorian Open House from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at 1904 Cherry Valley Road. “Everyone is welcome,” said Stickney House Foundation President Nicole Horn. “It’s a...

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