Three New Board Members Installed

Three New Board Members Installed

The Woodstock School District 200 Board of Education said goodbye to a few longtime members and installed new ones at a recent meeting. Jacob Homuth, Bruce Farris and John Parisi joined incumbent Carl Gilmore in a brief swearing-in ceremony May 2. The newcomers...
New Woodstock City Council Members Sworn In

New Woodstock City Council Members Sworn In

Two new members of the Woodstock City Council were sworn in and two incumbent city officials were re-installed during a brief ceremony May 2.  Jim Prindiville and Gordie Tebo took the oath of office before beginning their terms as members of the council. They...
Closing Dean Among Committee’s Proposals

Closing Dean Among Committee’s Proposals

Closing Dean Street Elementary School is among the recommendations that will be presented to the Woodstock School District 200 Board of Education next month. Superintendent Mike Moan presented the final proposals from the district’s Facilities Review Committee at a...

Fuller Wins Dorr Highway Race, Murray Wins in Hartland

Challenger John Fuller will be Dorr Township’s new highway commissioner after winning one of only a handful of contested township races in the Woodstock area. Fuller just edged incumbent Tom Thurman by 1,142 votes to 1,100 votes in the April 4 election,...
Candidates for City Office Face Off at Public Forum

Candidates for City Office Face Off at Public Forum

Candidates for Woodstock mayor and City Council disagree on whether the city should raise its sales tax rate. The proposal to add a home-rule sales tax in Woodstock was a key issue at a candidate forum March 23 at the Woodstock Public Library. Three people are running...
How Does the School Board Election Work?

How Does the School Board Election Work?

Voters in Woodstock School District 200 might find the ballot for the April 4 election to be something of a puzzle. It’s true — it’s possible for a person in the four-seat race to be elected to the board even if he or she doesn’t finish in the top four. The Board of...
School board candidates square off at forum

School board candidates square off at forum

Consolidation and finances were big issues at a forum for Woodstock School District 200 Board of Education candidates held March 8 at Woodstock High School. A district committee has discussed consolidating some schools as a way to save money and use extra space, but...

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