Purple Heart Certificate Saved From Trash

Purple Heart Certificate Saved From Trash

Local business owner seeks to find veteran’s family, return papers   A file cabinet with an unknown history slated for the trash brought about an unexpected find by a local employee. The cabinet, which sat in the warehouse at Murphy’s Flooring at 2104 S. Eastwood...
Woodstock Men Recount Child Rescue at Park

Woodstock Men Recount Child Rescue at Park

Woodstock’s Octavio Ramirez had taken Aug. 11 off work to help his wife with a garage sale. Just the day before, Ramirez and his family had seen a man at Olson Play Park,  near his home, who was acting strangely. When they saw him again Friday, they kept a careful eye...
D-200, Marian, St. Mary Classes Begin Aug. 17

D-200, Marian, St. Mary Classes Begin Aug. 17

The end of summer for students in Woodstock is under a week away. Thursday, Aug. 17, is the first day back for all schools in Woodstock. Winter break for Woodstock School District 200 students will begin Dec. 23 and classes will resume Jan. 5. Marian Central Catholic...
Square Events Going to the Dogs

Square Events Going to the Dogs

Bark-a-Paw-Looza returns Aug. 20 The dog days of summer may be coming to a close, but there is no shortage of activities benefitting animal welfare on the Square. Bark-a-Paw-Looza, a dog-friendly event featuring live music, vendors and raffles will take place Sunday,...
Workshop Explores Science for Young Minds

Workshop Explores Science for Young Minds

A group of early childhood educators gave up a day of summer break to gain a better understanding of how to introduce science-based concepts to preschoolers. Bill Donato, a retired Woodstock High School science teacher who now serves as director of the McHenry County...
McHenry County Fair Adds Attractions

McHenry County Fair Adds Attractions

The McHenry County Fair kicked off the evening of Aug. 1, adding an extra half day to its schedule this year. Last year, about 60,000 people attended the fair, but with this year’s extended run, organizers are hoping to draw 70,000 to 75,000, according to Katie...
Rosati’s Debuts Outdoor Seating

Rosati’s Debuts Outdoor Seating

A Woodstock restaurant best known for pizza has added an outdoor dining option. Cheryl Rosati, Woodstock, owns Rosati’s, a family-owned establishment which started as a takeout and delivery location. Together with her sons Michael and Anthony, the family expanded...
Barndance Draws Thousands to Emricson

Barndance Draws Thousands to Emricson

A sold-out crowd of 2,500 people gathered under the big tent at Emricson Park July 17 to raise funds for cancer awareness.  Gavers Community Cancer Foundation hosted its annual Barndance fundraiser, now in its 18th year. The top live auction package, a Las Vegas...
District Sets Dates for School-Closing Meetings

District Sets Dates for School-Closing Meetings

A proposal that includes closing Dean Street Elementary School and creating mono- and dual-language schools will be brought to the public for input in August and September by Woodstock School District 200. The Board of Education set dates at its July 12 meeting...
Farm-to-Table at Woodstock Restaurant

Farm-to-Table at Woodstock Restaurant

Owners of a Woodstock restaurant are proud to serve farm-fresh food to their customers — and even prouder to say they are the ones behind the process.  Mary Witt and Antonio Delgado own Isabel’s Family Restaurant at 1110 N. Seminary Ave. The husband...

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