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Fundraiser to Benefit Woodstock North Grad

Shane Zieman, a 2013 graduate of Woodstock North High School, was preparing to return to Illinois State University to pursue a biology major when he learned the news that would change his life forever. Zieman, a well-known athlete at WNHS who played football, baseball...

Woodstock Woman Inducted into 4-H Hall of Fame

Woodstock resident Chris Northup was honored Aug. 20 at the Illinois State Fair by the Illinois 4-H Foundation as one of the 2016 inductees to the 4-H Hall of Fame.  The Illinois 4-H Foundation annually recognizes one 4-H volunteer per county for exemplary service to...

Master Gardeners Cultivate Community Service

Volunteers with a green thumb and a desire to share gardening knowledge with others are encouraged to consider becoming trained as a Master Gardener. The University of Illinois Extension in McHenry County will host a training program for new Master Gardeners beginning...

Woodstock's Furniture Store Celebrates 40th Anniversary

When Jeff Clunk went to Arizona shortly after graduating from Woodstock High School in 1973, he discovered a whole new business.  “They had waterbed stores the size of grocery stores, and they were everywhere,” said Clunk, now 62, of Woodstock. Clunk’s entrepreneurial...

Paul Lockwood Column: True Sacrifices

“We were blessed to raise our three sons in a nation where they were free to be themselves and follow their dreams. Our son, Humayun, had dreams of being a military lawyer. But he put those dreams aside the day he sacrificed his life to save his fellow soldiers.” –...

Lucky Bernie's Sandwich Shop Opens in Woodstock

Business owner Jeremy Oliphant said Lucky Bernie’s restaurant in Woodstock was designed to fit a customer’s every occasion. The sandwich shop officially opened July 22 at 11605 Catalpa Lane and boasts a sleek, modern interior design where patrons can enjoy specialty...

Woodstock Businessman Climbs Mount Kilimanjaro

When Bryson Calvin was growing up, he’d go on a two-week adventure-based vacation each summer with his dad. At age 12, Calvin and his dad took on Washington’s Mount Rainier, and each year Calvin has sought to do something new. He outdid himself this year when he...

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