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Debs Marker to Be Dedicated Oct. 21

A plaque for Eugene V. Debs, the influential labor leader who was imprisoned in Woodstock in 1895, will be dedicated during a ceremony Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Old Courthouse and Sheriff’s House, 101 N. Johnson St. The marker from the Illinois State Historical...

30 Years of Fall Fun

Thirty years ago, eight neighbors decided to share some of their talents with the community. Today, more than 10,000 visitors will wander the properties of 27 neighbors who open their homes and share their talents with an ever-expanding community during the 30th...

5k Aims to Close Gap in Early Diagnosis

An expected 2,000 runners and walkers will converge at Woodstock North High School to raise money for breast cancer screenings, exams, education and mammograms. Family Health Partnership Clinic will host the 17th annual Care4 Breast Cancer 5K at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct....

Longtime Fire Trustee Honored

His family describes him as a walking encyclopedia, but Woodstock’s John Kunzie prefers to call himself a “protagonist.” Kunzie, 82, was honored last month by the Illinois Association of Fire Protection Districts for serving 25 years as a trustee of the Woodstock...

Get Your Oompah On

Bull Valley is celebrating its 40th birthday the way most of us do — with libations. Bull Valley Oktoberfest, returning for the third time, will offer food, drink, music, family-friendly activities and vendors. The all-ages event is held against the backdrop of...

Hot Rod Racers Cruise Through Woodstock

More than 300 race cars rolled through Woodstock Sept. 14 on their way from Great Lakes Dragaway, Union Grove, Wis., to Cordova International Raceway, Cordova. The cars were in Day Four of Hot Rod Drag Week 2017, powered by Dodge and sponsored by Gear Vendors...

A Unique Harvest

Harvest time looks different on every farm. One rural Woodstock extended family is employing farming techniques to feed their family with an eye on how to feed the world. On a journey in search of healthy, sustainable living, the Kelleys and Bivers have established...

Orphans Memorial Fundraiser Reaches Goal

Project on track to be dedicated in spring of 2018 A campaign to build a memorial to children buried in an unmarked cemetery plot has reached its fundraising goal. In less than a month, donors contributed enough to the Orphans Memorial fund to ensure it’s built,...

Beer. Bacon. Bluegrass.

Beer. Bacon. Bluegrass. Need we say more? Good drinks (and good food) return for a good cause this October. Beer, bacon and a side of bluegrass are returning to Woodstock for the fourth annual Woodstock Ale Fest. The festival, a 21-and-over event at the corner of Clay...

‘A Step Back in Time’

Where can you see a Grammy-nominated band and a blacksmith up close, at the same event? The Woodstock Square’s annual fall celebration, of course. Harvest Fest and its partner festival, Fair in the Square, will return from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17....

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