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Knitters lack name, but know their purpose

One very active outreach ministry at First Presbyterian Church combines talents, ideas, information, and fellowship. In 2010 congregation member Kay Darby and the late Judy Haimbaugh read an article about […]

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We catch up with the kudos for summer in Woodstock

Volunteer extraordinaire Jackie Speciale was most deservedly named Woman of the Year 2021 by Woodstock’s Professional & Business Women. Her many activities in Woodstock certainly are, as the club recognized, “committed to […]

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Rep. Underwood to host town hall Aug. 9 at MCC Congresswoman Lauren Underwood will have an in-person town hall Monday, Aug. 9, in McHenry County. The 90-minute event will begin […]

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Vaccinate, celebrate, summate

By Cheryl Wormley Weekly new COVID-19 cases in McHenry County were five times higher last week than the last week of June. Five weeks ago our county had just 19 […]

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‘Inspiring resilience’: After a year of improvising, Woodstock churches returning to a post-pandemic normal

After a year of improvising, Woodstock churches returning to a post-pandemic normal Woodstock church ministers and priests have used identical words to describe their congregations as they return to in-person […]

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

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