Trust the Torch!

Cheryl Wormley

The water is heating up

By Cheryl Wormley Like a frog in a kettle of water is what best describes how I am feeling. I didn’t notice the fire under the kettle, and now the […]

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‘I don’t know whether you heard …’

By Cheryl Wormley Start with the headline and add “but today is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day.” Those were the first words of the text Denise Graff Ponstein, my friend […]

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‘‘Tis the gift to be simple’

’Tis the gift to be simple, ’tis the gift to be free ’tis the gift to come down where you ought to be And when we find ourselves in the […]

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Your chance to have the last say

By Cheryl Wormley Paul Lockwood’s column in the June 28-July 4 edition of The Woodstock Independent tickled my funny bone and was music to my ears. If you missed “The […]

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About Morgen, and Australia

Since she was in elementary school, Morgen Neuhauser has been a writer. Back then Morgen wrote stories, and her best friend drew the art to illustrate what Morgen wrote. Fast-forward […]

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‘Get him. He knows newspapering!’

The Independent needed an editor about 5½ years ago. Larry Lough applied. I looked him up online and recognized having seen him at Illinois Press Association events, so I called […]

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Start thinking summer!

By Cheryl Wormley If life moves in the direction of our most dominant thoughts, as motivational professionals advocate, let’s think summer. Because when we think summer, we’ll start living it. […]

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Tradition of taking care of people

A piece of land in Woodstock has been taking care of people since 1848. Well, not the land itself, which is bounded by Church, Jefferson, Madison, and Judd streets, but […]

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From tent poles to ‘Mamma Mia’!

This week I have a lot to share with you. Most weeks I have one topic. This week, there will be five. Before moving to Woodstock, the Wormleys were tent […]

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Larry Lough

Larry Lough is editor of The Independent and reports local news.

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Janet Dovidio

Janet Dovidio has been a freelance correspondent for The Independent for eight years.

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Susan W. Murray

Susan W. Murray wrote for The Independent, covering various beats, from 2005 to 2008.

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Tricia Carzoli

Tricia Carzoli is a freelance writer and photographer that on community news.

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