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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'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 ...

McHenry County schools announce Monday closures because of snowstorm  Northwest Herald

Blizzard warning in effect through Monday morning.

Balanced Burlington Central wins rubber match over Johnsburg  Chicago Daily Herald

Burlington Central defeated Johnsburg Tuesday night in the Class 3A Marengo sectional semifinals.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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

Candidates eye open seats in municipalities, school districts.

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 ...

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.

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

Marengo women write musical for Christian Arts Student Theatre group.

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 ...

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

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

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 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 ...

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 ...

Images: Water polo begins in our best high school sports photos of the week  Chicago Daily Herald

See some of the best high school sports images from this past week. Daily Herald photographers covered water polo and gymnastics as well as postseason ...

Girls tennis: Barrington's Waters-Miller enjoying her final season  Chicago Daily Herald

Tracy Waters-Miller wears many hats. Teacher, coach, triathlete, fitness manager, national swimmer, skier, golfer and mentor, but most would describe the ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

McHenry County Republican Women's Club awards scholarships to local graduates  Northwest Herald

He will attend the University of Illinois in the fall and plans to major in engineering and physics. Schofield attended Crystal Lake South High School.

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

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

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 ...

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. When the Marengo senior rises from a chair and begins walking around, the formerly ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Images: Burlington Central at Marengo football  Chicago Daily Herald

Burlington Central traveled to Marengo for Friday night football action.

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.

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.

Softball: Kaneland KOs 29-2 Sterling  Chicago Daily Herald

There's nothing unlucky about the number 13 to the Kaneland softball team. The Knights won their 13th straight game Thursday, upsetting Sterling 6-2 in the ...

Schutta ties Burlington Central record in win over Marengo  Chicago Daily Herald

Burlington Central's boys basketball team downed Marengo 64-60 Tuesday night as Zach Schutta tied the BC all-time scoring record.

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

[Mitchell Hopkins, 14, practices flying for the upcoming production of "Peter Pan" at Crystal Lake South High School.] “We went off in search of a newer, fresher ...

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.

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: 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 ...

Marie Alma Stewart Baker | Obituaries  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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

SAT scores in Illinois: explore the data  Chicago Tribune

Unlike most of Illinois schools, Hersey High School in Arlington Heights scored an average 1202.3 on the SAT, one of only 14 high schools in the state that on ...

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.

Softball: Marengo tops Wauconda, but Williams collects another 'W'  Chicago Daily Herald

Class 3A softball power Marengo edged Wauconda 5-3 on Friday, but Bulldogs catcher Sydney Williams continued to make strides behind the plate.

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.

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, ...

Football helps Marengo senior cope with multiple mental disorders  Northwest Herald

MARENGO – The first punch came out of nowhere – an unexpected jab that landed on Carrie Taylor's ear. The next one hit her squarely on the jaw and sent her ...

Burlington Central on verge of being playoff eligible  Chicago Daily Herald

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

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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 ...

Dean Johnson | Obituaries |  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 ...

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 ...

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.

Softball: Dionne, Marengo end Burlington Central's run  Chicago Daily Herald

Marengo sophomore Mariah Dionne threw a 2-hitter Saturday as the Indians defeated Burlington Central 4-0 in the championship game of the Class 3A ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

'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 ...

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.

Welcome to McHenry County's 2017 Election Central  Northwest Herald

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

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

McHenry County cruise night season an ideal way to celebrate summer  Northwest Herald

On May 23, I attended McHenry's first Green Street Cruise Night for 2016, and it was a blockbuster. Finally, after what seemed like a winter that would never end ...

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.

JFK 50 years later: The un-Camelot was a time of danger, war clouds and the death of a president  Rockford Register Star

Editor's note: This story has been updated to correct a name. The story should have said Angie Toot.For many baby boomers, Nov. 22, 1963, was their Pearl ...

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