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Marengo High School educator a Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching finalist  Northwest Herald

Golden Apple, a leading Illinois nonprofit committed to recognizing exemplary educators and developing future educators, has announced the 2019 finalists for ...

Photos: Marengo High School Class of 2018  Northwest Herald

Marengo High School students graduated Sunday.

Marengo City Council approves solar farm proposal  Northwest Herald

The Atlanta-based developer of a 15.5-acre ground-mounted solar energy project in Marengo soon will apply to participate in a program to secure renewable ...

Marengo Summerfest, fireworks show scheduled for Saturday  Northwest Herald

Families in and around Marengo will have a new event to participate in as Summerfest kicks off Saturday.

Marengo's Wright adds AD role, will continue coaching  Northwest Herald

Nate Wright considers himself fortunate since he will be moving up in Marengo High School's administration, yet still be doing something he loves, coaching ...

Carmel rallies past Marengo in OT  Chicago Daily Herald

Brigit Barr scored a career-high 19 points, Grace Sullivan had 16 points and 15 reobunds, and Carmel Catholic's girls basketball team rallied to beat Marengo ...

Franklin, ICCP tackle Marengo  Chicago Daily Herald

One of IC Catholic Prep's press box personnel probably said it best. Tackling Knights sophomore running back Kyle Franklin is like trying to tackle a moving fire ...

High school softball: Defending 3A state champ Marengo starts season No. 1  Northwest Herald

Marengo's run to winning last season's Class 3A softball state championship was memorable, if not remarkable.

Marengo City Council approves gun range, shop for former McGill property  Northwest Herald

Residents in support, opposition of proposal show up to meeting.

McHenry County schools announce Monday closures because of snowstorm  Northwest Herald

Blizzard warning in effect through Monday morning.

Wrestling community plans benefit tournament for Marengo coach's family after house explosion  Northwest Herald

The McHenry County area wrestling community is rallying together to support Marengo varsity wrestling coach Tim Keefer and his family, who lost their home ...

Evergreen Academy partners with Marengo High School to provide hands-on learning  Northwest Herald

UNION – Students at Evergreen Academy in Union now are participating in hands-on learning through a new partnership with Marengo High School.

High school girls basketball: Marengo, Cary-Grove, McHenry will have their hands full in this week's sectionals  Northwest Herald

Marengo girls basketball coach Nick Rode let his players enjoy Thursday's Class 3A Marengo Regional championship against Burlington Central with a day off ...

McHenry County students join nationwide walkout in protest of gun violence  Northwest Herald

Huntley, Woodstock, Crystal Lake, Marengo schools among those who participated.

State funding allows McHenry County school districts to add staff, programs  Northwest Herald

Harvard School District 50 has received more than $4 million in new revenue from the state since the evidence-based school funding formula was initiated last ...

Filing period ends for McHenry County municipality, school board elections  Northwest Herald

McHenry County is poised to see several contested races in the consolidated election in April. Those running for school boards had to turn in their petitions to ...

High school softball: Marengo will look different but hopes to have same success  Northwest Herald

MARENGO – Marengo junior Mariah Dionne launched consecutive batting practice pitches from coach Dwain Nance high over the left-field fence and onto the ...

Some McHenry County school districts delay start, cancel activities because of ice storm  Northwest Herald

An ice storm warning that was in effect from 6 p.m. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday for McHenry and several other counties caused most schools to cancel ...

Riley School District 18 raises more than $3500 for Marengo family after fatal crash  Northwest Herald

MARENGO – Riley School District 18 raised more than $3500 in support of a Marengo family after a car crash killed Jose Rodriguez and left his wife and two ...

Wrestling community rallies to support Marengo coach and family affected by blast  Northwest Herald

MARENGO – Two hundred wrestlers from McHenry County and beyond locked arms and shook hands Sunday morning at Marengo Community High School to ...

Dedicated to Marengo teacher killed in car crash, 'Kéanu's Moon' a 'blesson'  Northwest Herald

“Katie would love it.” The thought came to Kimberly Voller as she and Michele Hellyer, both of Marengo, worked on the script for “Kéanu's Moon.” The same ...

High school football: Marengo alum Derek Caskey, 20, dies  Northwest Herald

Derek Caskey, a 2015 graduate of Marengo High School, died Tuesday at UW Health University Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin after battle with cancer.

High school boys basketball: Toussaint leads Johnsburg to KRC victory against Marengo  Northwest Herald

MARENGO – Johnsburg junior Zach Toussaint scores at a prolific rate, whether it be from well behind the 3-point line or by driving into the lane for pull-up shots.

Drone photos show destruction to Marengo homes after explosion  Chicago Daily Herald

Two people were injured and more than 50 homes were damaged Sunday morning after a fiery house explosion in Marengo, authorities said.

More than 50 homes damaged in Marengo home explosion  Northwest Herald

MARENGO – A Marengo home exploded; the blast also destroyed a neighboring home, left eight to 10 more houses uninhabitable and sent two people to the ...

Marengo City Council postpones vote on Settlers' Days road closure  Northwest Herald

MARENGO – City officials postponed a vote on a local road closure for Marengo's annual Settlers' Days event when a representative didn't show up to answer ...

High school boys basketball: For Marengo, everything starts with Borhart at point guard  Northwest Herald

Two years ago, an impressive summer had Blaine Borhart poised to contribute at the varsity level a year ahead of schedule. Then came a setback for Marengo's ...

High school football: Marengo beats Coal City to advance  Northwest Herald

MARENGO – Marengo's four-point lead in the third quarter might have seemed a bit precarious as Coal City, without much offensive production, managed to ...

Loved ones of McHenry County suicide victims work to reverse stigma  Northwest Herald

Loved ones of suicide victims meet to share stories of loss, remembrance.

Families, friends mourn Hebron woman, Marengo man killed in weekend crash  Northwest Herald

Hebron woman remembered as a 'people person;' fundraiser to be held for Marengo man's family.

Marengo Settlers' Days to stay downtown after controversy  Suburban Life Publications

MARENGO – The city's iconic festival will occur this fall in the same location it always has after controversy stemming from a preliminary decision to relocate.

Marengo teen undergoes heart transplant  Northwest Herald

MARENGO – Marengo teen Logan Vallee, 16, faces months of recuperation after undergoing a heart transplant this week, which came after two weeks of waiting ...

High school football preview: Plano (8-2) at Marengo (10-0)  Northwest Herald

When: 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Rod Poppe Fields. About the Reapers: Plano is in the playoffs for the fifth consecutive season and defeated Ridgewood, 27-7, in the ...

On Campus: Marengo grad Anna Smith flourishing in new sport at Concordia University Wisconsin  Northwest Herald

Since sixth grade, Anna Smith has been involved in cheerleading. The Marengo High School graduate assumed her interest would follow her to college at ...

High school football: Marengo enjoys amazing ride  Northwest Herald

Marengo football coach Matt Lynch hugged his wife, Debra, and daughter, Savannah, while shaking hands and receiving congratulations from fans after the ...

Images: Burlington Central at Marengo football  Chicago Daily Herald

Burlington Central traveled to Marengo for Friday night football action.

High school boys basketball: Marengo, healthy Ben Volkening look forward to season  Northwest Herald

Ben Volkening lives in a different world than he did seven months ago.

High school wrestling: Marengo fights past Woodstock North  Northwest Herald

MARENGO – Marengo heavyweight Dylan Turner wasn't feeling his best Thursday, gassed in the first round of his bout against Woodstock North's Kenny Villa.

Harvard, Marengo teens win free cars through Operation Click  Northwest Herald

CRYSTAL LAKE – Even though she knew what was about to happen, Cassidy Bowers' hands still shook as she turned the key to a dark blue Ford Fiesta and the ...

High school boys basketball: Marengo's Knobloch sets state 3-point record in win  Northwest Herald

MARENGO — Zach Knobloch ran down the sideline, threw his hands into the air and looked up as if to yell at the heavens. It was a relief. When Marengo's junior ...

Marengo Community High School commencement  Suburban Life Publications

Marengo Community High School students collected their diplomas Sunday as 171 seniors celebrated graduation.

High school football: Marengo has high hopes for 1st playoff berth since 2004  Northwest Herald

When Marengo did catch a sniff of the playoffs, in 2011, Burlington Central squashed the hopes with a 57-0 defeat in the final regular-season game. Last season ...

High school football preview 2015: Marengo  Northwest Herald

Last year's record: 5-4 overall, 3-4 (fifth place BNC East). Fast fact: Last season was Marengo's first winning season since 2004, but the Indians missed the ...

Lift off: Musicals coming to high school stages throughout McHenry County  Northwest Herald

At Crystal Lake South, they're learning to fly and sword-fight. Marian Central's students will see impossible dreams come true. And at Woodstock North, they'll ...

Celebrating Herb Franks' half century of service  Northwest Herald

Longtime Marengo lawyer to be honored at roast Aug. 8.

High school football: Northwest Herald All-Area Team  Northwest Herald

QB – Samson Evans, Prairie Ridge, so. Evans (6-foot-1, 190 pounds) ran for 1,966 yards and 29 touchdowns, leading one of the state's most prolific offenses.

High school girls track and field: Burlington Central holds off Woodstock for KRC title  Northwest Herald

MARENGO – Woodstock did its best to send coach Steve Erwin into retirement with the first Kishwaukee River Conference Girls Track and Field Meet team ...

High school boys basketball: After losing 45 pounds, Crystal Lake Central's Timmerman shows his athleticism  Northwest Herald

Alex Timmerman corralled a rebound on the defensive end and snapped an outlet pass to a waiting teammate. Seconds later, Central guard Colton Haviland ...

Burlington Central holds off Marengo for MLK Classic title  Chicago Daily Herald

Burlington Central's boys basketball team rode a bit of a roller coaster Monday but in the end the Rockets came out on top. Junior Michael Kalusa scored 19 ...

Boys basketball: Genoa-Kingston falls to Marengo  DeKalb Daily Chronicle

MARENGO – Genoa-Kingston knew it needed to find a way to slow down Marengo's 25-points-a-game scorer Mike Volkening to beat the Indians.

Dean Johnson  Quad City Times

March 13, 1922-April 9, 2018. ORION, Ill. — Dean H. Johnson, 96, of Orion, Illinois, passed away Monday, April 9, 2018, at Trinity Rock Island. Funeral services ...

Images: Burlington Central vs. Marengo, boys basketball  Chicago Daily Herald

Burlington Central played Marengo for boys basketball action in the title game of the MLK Classic tournament on Monday, Jan. 16, in Burlington.

Leadership Greater McHenry County selects participants for high school program  Northwest Herald

Leadership Greater McHenry County has selected 14 students for an inaugural youth program aimed at engaging young people in the community.

Marie Alma Stewart Baker  Scottsbluff Star Herald

Marie Alma Stewart Baker, 99, of Scottsbluff, died Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at The Residency. She was born September 10, 1917, to Adelbert Lawrence Stewart ...

After long wait, community radio stations changing McHenry County media  Northwest Herald

A rare opportunity with the federal government has slowly diversified the media landscape in McHenry County during the past year with homegrown *content* fit ...

4A Football: Marengo rolls past Plano  Kendall County Now

MARENGO – On their opening possession, Plano's offense looked like it was in good shape. After a Tyler Ward completion and a series of running plays, the ...

Streaks, Thunder compete in Marengo  Woodstock Independent

he boys basketball teams from Woodstock and Woodstock North high schools competed in the 65th annual E.C. Nichols Tournament at Marengo High School ...

Burlington Central on verge of being playoff eligible  Chicago Daily Herald

Burlington Central defeated Marengo 27-7 Friday night in Kishwaukee River Conference action.

2016 PARCC test results  Chicago Tribune

The Tribune reviewed the passing, or proficiency, rate on the PARCC exams across both reading and math in all grades tested at some 3,700 schools, ...

McHenry County residents march for change, explore self-defense in wake of school violence  Northwest Herald

McHenry County residents march for change, explore self-defense.

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Images: IHSA Class 3A and 4A semifinal softball  Chicago Daily Herald

See images from the IHSA Class 3A semifinal softball game between Kaneland and Marengo and also from the Class 4A semifinal softball game between ...

Students compete at McHenry County College's 15th annual High School Accounting Bowl  Chicago Daily Herald

Top accounting students from eight area high schools used their mental brawn to battle for trophies while demonstrating their numerical ability and ...

Hubs basketball team ready to reload  Rochelle News Leader

ROCHELLE — Basketball season is right around the corner, and Hubs varsity coach Tim Thompson is looking forward to beginning the new season after ...

Memorial project is a labor of love  Northwest Herald

WOODSTOCK – Looking across her backyard, Carol Fruin can see the home in which Jennifer Kearns lived. When Fruin looks east, she can see Kevin Ziller's ...

High school football 2015  The Herald-News

Lincoln-Way West went to the state championship for the first time in the team's history, but despite a hard-fought game, came up short.

Welcome to McHenry County's 2017 Election Central  Northwest Herald

The 2017 Election in McHenry County, as covered by the Northwest Herald.

McHenry County guide to summer festivals  Northwest Herald

A certain survival instinct kicks in when festivals run as long as some of those in McHenry County.

Cruise nights, cars shows planned throughout McHenry County  Northwest Herald

This time of the year, I get the same questions over and over. When are you going to do the cruise night/car ahow schedule? When are you doing that “A” list ...

Your guide to fall festivities in McHenry County and beyond  Northwest Herald

Take your pick. From apples and pumkins to festivals, mazes and music, fall isn't just about the foliage in McHenry County.

The journey back from an eating disorder  Chicago Daily Herald

Esther Martin describes the day she discovered her daughter Brooke needed help: Brooke had flown home from college for a visit. She was shocked by Brooke's ...

'The Nutcracker' returns to the Egyptian stage  The MidWeek

The Beth Fowler Dance Company will open its 2016-2017 season with its annual production of "The Nutcracker," to be performed two consecutive weekends in ...

McHenry County suicides now trending down; mental health board says prevention efforts paying off  Northwest Herald

CRYSTAL LAKE – Suicides are at a seven-year low in McHenry County. “We're working hard to address the issue of suicides and even lower that number,” said ...

Boys basketball: Holiday scouting, Lake County  Chicago Daily Herald

Here's a closer look at the tournaments that the high school boys teams in Lake County will be involved in over the next couple of weeks.

Kaneland marching band celebrates season's accomplishments  Kane County Chronicle

MAPLE PARK – The Kaneland High School marching band packed the high school auditorium Nov. 14 for its indoor concert and awards performance.

School resource officers fill multiple roles in McHenry County schools  Northwest Herald

CARY – In his three years as the school resource officer at Cary-Grove High School, Cary Police Officer Josh Victor typically sees only a handful of incidents ...

Final bell sounds for fallen Huntley fire captain  Chicago Daily Herald

In nearly equal amounts of laughter and tears Wednesday, mourners sounded the last alarm for Huntley Fire Capt. John "Winky" Winkelman, who was killed in ...

Donley's Wild West town listed for sale in Hammacher Schlemmer catalog  Suburban Life Publications

UNION – It's down to the wire, and you still haven't located that perfect holiday gift for the guy or gal who has everything.

Superintendents seeking right fit leads to high turnover  Northwest Herald

During the next month, Bhavna Sharma-Lewis and Jill Gildea will be working together closely to bring Sharma-Lewis up to speed on initiatives and equipment ...

Images: Glenbard West and Carmel Champs, plus more high school photos of the week  Chicago Daily Herald

See some of the best high school sports pictures from the past week. Daily Herald photographers covered Carmel's state girls soccer title and Glenbard West's ...

Chicago-area schools are ranked by students and teachers using 5Essentials survey.  Chicago Tribune

The Illinois State Board of Education recently made public the results of the 2015 "5Essentials Survey," a compilation of responses from about 675,000 students ...

Softball season ends for Woodstock schools  Woodstock Independent

Woodstock North High School hosted the IHSA Class 3A regional softball tournament May 26 to 31, and, with all three Woodstock area schools in the ...

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