97-Year-Old Woodstock Woman Isn’t Slowing Down

97-Year-Old Woodstock Woman Isn’t Slowing Down

According to longtime Woodstock resident Marge Birk, the secret to a long life is to stay busy and active. She would know. Even at 97 years old, Birk, who has lived in Woodstock since 1939, has no intention of slowing down. “I am busy, but that’s the way I want it. I...
Woman Arrested for Wonder Lake Stabbing

Woman Arrested for Wonder Lake Stabbing

36-year-old victim was reported to be in stable condition A Wonder Lake woman was arrested following a dispute which sent a man to the hospital with a stab wound. At approximately 9:15 p.m. Oct. 29, deputies from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded to the...
PE Leadership Class Gives Hands-On Training

PE Leadership Class Gives Hands-On Training

High school students work with elementary school classes Twice a week, Olson Elementary School physical education teacher Jackie Anderson hands over the reins to her first- and second-grade class to another group of students. The PE leadership class offered at...
Streaks Win Regional Title

Streaks Win Regional Title

As the high school boys soccer season winds down, Woodstock High School is thriving. The seemingly unstoppable Blue Streaks headed to Loves Park to face the 10-9-2 Bucs from Belvidere Oct. 21, hoping to claim the 2A regional championship, a title the school hasn’t...
Woman Delivers Gifts From the Heart

Woman Delivers Gifts From the Heart

Woodstock’s Lisa Given traveled to Rwanda with Operation Christmas Child A life-changing trip to Central Africa for Lisa Given confirmed what she already knew — you can change a life with a simple gesture. Operation Christmas Child sends gift-filled shoeboxes to...
’Canes Top Dons, Keep Playoff Hopes Alive

’Canes Top Dons, Keep Playoff Hopes Alive

Facing a strong team that had only one loss on the season, Marian Central, the obvious underdog, needed a win to have a shot at postseason play. The Hurricanes delivered a thrilling victory in the final seconds of the game, defeating Niles Notre Dame 14-7 at George...
Board Postpones Decision on Closing Dean

Board Postpones Decision on Closing Dean

A proposal to close an elementary school was put on hold after board members asked for more information and community members pushed to keep the school open. Woodstock School District 200 administrators presented the Board of Education with a plan Oct. 10 to close or...
Marian Tops Carmel

Marian Tops Carmel

Carmel Catholic was hunting for its first win of the season, and Marian Central was hoping to keep its playoff hopes alive when the teams met in Mundelein Oct. 6. The Hurricanes came through in the final minute of play to secure a 16-15 victory over the East Suburban...
Authorities Investigating Death of 3-Year-Old

Authorities Investigating Death of 3-Year-Old

The recent death of a 3-year-old girl from Woodstock is being investigated by authorities. Police and emergency crews responded to the 500 block of Central Parkway in Woodstock at 10:48 a.m. Sept. 29, according to Woodstock Fire/Rescue District Chief Michael Hill. A...
Woodstock to Have New Nature Area

Woodstock to Have New Nature Area

MCCF donates 77 acres near 14 and Lily Pond Road Woodstock will soon add a new conservation area that features oak trees dating back to the 1830s. The 77-acre parcel, located near Highway 14 and Lily Pond Road, was purchased by the McHenry County Community Foundation...

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