Karen L. Scimeca

Karen L. Scimeca, 58, Woodstock, died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, at her home in Woodstock surrounded by her loving family. She was born Jan. 14, 1959, to Robert James and Mary Ann (Burgess) Schumer. On March 5, 1988, she married Timothy Scimeca. They spent 29 happy years...

James E. Keefe

James E. Keefe, 85, Woodstock, died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. He was born Jan. 13, 1932, to James H. Keefe and Florence M. (Cooney) Keefe in Chicago. They moved to Woodstock in 1938. He attended St. Mary School in Woodstock through ninth grade, followed by St. Mary’s...

Harlow ‘Bud’ Swartout Jr.

Harlow “Bud” Swartout, 90, Geneseo, formerly of Woodstock, died Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf, Iowa. He was 90 years old. He was born Oct. 28, 1927, to Harlow Jerry Swartout Sr. and Florence (Hawkins) Swartout in Galesburg. He...

Philip G. May

Philip G. May, 83, Harvard, died Thursday Nov. 23, 2017, at his home. He was born Sept. 14, 1934, to George and Alvina (Kirchner) May in Chicago. On Oct. 14, 1961, he married Jeannine Sebby in Skokie. He was a member at Grace Lutheran Church, Woodstock. He dedicated...
BV Barn Makeover Benefits Vets

BV Barn Makeover Benefits Vets

The week preceding Veterans Day, Bull Valley Equestrian Center underwent a makeover intended to benefit the veterans program it hosts, but the project proved to touch the hearts of everyone who helped. Patti Gruber leases the facility where she runs a horse training...
Dale Jandron to Coach Thunder Boys Basketball

Dale Jandron to Coach Thunder Boys Basketball

Woodstock North High School will begin the 2017-18 boys basketball season with new coach who has a passion for the sport and a heart for WNHS. Dale Jandron grew up in a Hebron family with a strong basketball tradition and started coaching at a young age. “When you...
Wrestlers Prep for the New Season

Wrestlers Prep for the New Season

Wrestlers throughout the area have been hard at work getting ready for the winter 2017-18 season. Meets will begin this week for wrestlers from Marian Central Catholic High School, Woodstock High School and Woodstock North High School. WNHS is the first to hit the...
Tune Into a Holiday Classic With Live Radio Play

Tune Into a Holiday Classic With Live Radio Play

WMTC to stage ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ Audiences looking to enjoy one of the most iconic holiday stories of all time can experience it in a whole new way when Woodstock Musical Theatre Company presents “It’s a Wonderful Life” as a live radio play. “I think it’s a great...

Sally A. Reuter-Radka

Sally A. Reuter-Radka died Friday, Nov., 17, 2017, at the Amber Glen Alzheimer Special Care Center, Urbana. She was born Jan. 11, 1935, to Herman and Cornelia (Freund) Nye  in Terre Haute, Ind. She was a resident of Champaign, although she spent most of her life in...

Rory Robert Semrau

Rory Robert Semrau, 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 outdoorsman...

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