97-Year-Old Woodstock Woman Isn’t Slowing Down

97-Year-Old Woodstock Woman Isn’t Slowing Down

According to longtime Woodstock resident Marge Birk, the secret to a long life is to stay busy and active. She would know. Even at 97 years old, Birk, who has lived in Woodstock since 1939, has no intention of slowing down. “I am busy, but that’s the way I want it. I...
Perkins: “That was life. What the heck, it goes on”

Perkins: “That was life. What the heck, it goes on”

When it comes to residents of Woodstock, Don Perkins is a self-proclaimed old-timer.  He’s lived in Woodstock all his life, in the same farmhouse he was born in almost 90 years ago, on a road named for his family. He was educated in a one-room schoolhouse, lived...
Remembering ‘Mr. Woodstock’

Remembering ‘Mr. Woodstock’

Perhaps no one was a more familiar presence in this city than Don Peasley, a writer and photographer whose work documenting events in Woodstock and McHenry County in eight separate decades made him a de facto local historian in addition to a journalist, publicist and...

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