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Harvard High School students participate in food challenge  Northwest Herald

Food nutrition students at Harvard High School participated in the Cooks for Camo challenge this past week.

High school wrestling: Local referee, former Harvard principal Zielinski enters IWCOA Hall of Fame  Northwest Herald

Longtime area wrestling referee and former Harvard High School principal Rob Zielinski was inducted into the Illinois Wrestling Coaches and Officials ...

Harvard District 50 officials begin collection procedures to secure $1M in past due fees  Northwest Herald

Lily Reyes, owner of Chi-Cal Kitchen in Woodstock, is a parent to three kids who go to Harvard District 50 schools. She also raises two more children with her ...

Harvard School District 50 debuts INCubatoredu classroom  Northwest Herald

K renovation at high school creates modern workspace.

Harvard School District 50 students explore medical careers  Northwest Herald

Harvard Junior High School students donned their winter coats Wednesday and took a walking field trip to Mercyhealth Hospital and Medical Center. Theresa ...

Harvard High School hosts its first career expo  Northwest Herald

On Wednesday, Harvard High School welcomed 24 industry experts to speak with students about careers available in the region.

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 ...

Washington Elementary School clothing drive provides for more than 100 in need  Northwest Herald

Students and staff throughout Harvard School District 50 were responsible for providing clothing to more than 100 people in need after a monthslong clothing ...

High school football preview: Harvard hopes experience can help Hornets turn corner  Northwest Herald

2017 record: 0-9, 0-6 KRC. Fast fact: Harvard had only five seniors in 2017, which means the Hornets return 10 starters on offense and nine on defense.

McHenry County superintendents weigh in on Illinois Report Card assessments  Northwest Herald

State Superintendent of Education Tony Smith said Illinois historically has used a proficiency-based assessment system that largely reflected the socioeconomic ...

Harvard Community Education Foundation awards District 50 about $48000 in grants  Northwest Herald

Harvard School District 50 students will have expanded learning opportunities next year, thanks to recent grants the Harvard Community Education Foundation ...

Harvard Junior High School student subject of police investigation  Northwest Herald

Student brought pellet gun, alcohol, knife to school, officials say.

McHenry County students compete in accounting bowl  Northwest Herald

Top accounting students from seven area high schools flexed their mental muscles to showcase their numerical ability and problem-solving skills at McHenry ...

Harvard names Andrew Walters next athletic director  Northwest Herald

Andrew Walters knows from personal experience what athletics can do for someone. He says he became an educator because of his experiences working with ...

Man accused of groping, choking woman at Harvard bar  Northwest Herald

A Harvard bar fight Monday evening landed a man in the McHenry County Jail after police said he groped a woman, pushed her to the ground and tried to choke ...

Harvard High School Class of 2017  Northwest Herald

Salutatorian: Alfredo Juarez. Graduating class motto: “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past. It has to come down to this.

Report: Summer meal programs in McHenry County 'underutilized'  Northwest Herald

Low participation caused the free summer meals program in Harvard School District 50 to stop early – but that doesn't mean students aren't in need of food ...

McHenry County College Board of Trustees candidates happy with school's recent success  Northwest Herald

Candidates seeking Board of Trustees seat happy with college's success.

Jury convicts former Harvard man of sexually abusing young girl  Northwest Herald

A 41-year-old man wiped away tears Wednesday as a judge read aloud jurors' guilty verdict after a three-day sexual abuse trial.

Harvard District 50 approves 3-year contract for Durham School Services amid criticism  Northwest Herald

The Harvard School District 50 Board has awarded Durham School Services a three-year, $5.1 million busing contract – despite claims from several people that ...

Wisconsin-based United Alloy, Inc plans Harvard welding facility  Northwest Herald

The city of Harvard has announced the name of the company that plans to build a new manufacturing facility in town.

High school wrestling: Prairie Ridge's Trey Piotrowski commits to Illinois  Northwest Herald

When Illinois assistant wrestling coach Mike Poeta offered Prairie Ridge senior Trey Piotrowski a spot on the Illini, Poeta told Piotrowski to take some time to ...

63-year-old Harvard man dies in house fire Thursday  Northwest Herald

A 63-year-old man was found dead Thursday morning in the basement of a Harvard home after a house fire. The Harvard Police Department and Harvard Fire ...

Harvard School Board names new high school principal  Northwest Herald

HARVARD – The Harvard District 50 School Board of Education has named a new high school principal. Current Principal Rob Zielinski plans to retire June 30.

PHOTOS: Richmond-Burton vs Harvard football  Northwest Herald

Richmond-Burton takes on Harvard during their football game at Harvard High School on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 in Harvard.

Harvard man with previous attempted kidnapping conviction gets 12 years in 2016 sexual assault  Northwest Herald

HARVARD – A judge sentenced a Harvard man to 12 years in prison Tuesday for entering the home of an 18-year-old woman and sexually assaulting her as ...

Area high school students compete in annual accounting bowl  Northwest Herald

Top accounting students from seven area high schools tested their numerical ability and problem-solving skills at McHenry County College's 16th annual High ...

Harvard man faces cocaine, heroin charges  Northwest Herald

35-year-old also charged with possession of a stolen vehicle in unrelated incident.

Shirley F. Woodward | Obituaries  Hastings Tribune

Shirley Faye Woodward, 89, of Harvard, Nebraska died Monday April 29, 2019 at Memorial Hospital in Aurora, Nebraska.

Ruth K. Nelson | Obituaries  Hastings Tribune

Harvard, Nebraska resident, Ruth K. Nelson, 89, passed away Tuesday March 26, 2019 at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Funeral services will be Friday ...

Harvard High School teen wins new car as Operation Click program continues to grow  Northwest Herald

CRYSTAL LAKE – Harvard High School senior Jacob Cobb already had a car. But for his safe-driving efforts throughout the school year, he now has two.

2017 Everyday Heroes: Joe McLachlan  Northwest Herald

HARVARD – He may have started as what he calls a “transplant” to Harvard, but Joe McLachlan has become the face of the city's support for veterans and their ...

High school soccer: Harvard hoping to bring home state title  Northwest Herald

HARVARD – The Harvard Hornets boys soccer team has received overwhelming support from the school during its playoff run thus far, and Thursday afternoon ...

Harvard neighborhood forms sense of community, pride through beautification project  Northwest Herald

HARVARD – Harvard resident Joel Kriete couldn't stand looking at the overgrown entrance to his subdivision multiple times a day, so he decided to fix it.

McHenry County graduates prepare for life after high school  Northwest Herald

CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County seniors have high hopes for their post-graduation education options.

Harvard police release more details on McDonald's robbery suspect  Northwest Herald

HARVARD – Harvard police have released information on a man who they said threatened a McDonald's employee with a hammer and demanded cash last ...

Wisconsin student dancer travels hours through northwest suburbs to get to school  Northwest Herald

Zach Jeppsen takes 2-hour train from Harvard to Chicago.

Harvard's former Motorola campus delinquent property taxes sold to auction company  Northwest Herald

HARVARD – An auction company has bought delinquent property taxes for Harvard's former Motorola campus.

Police: Man tried to set fire to home with children inside  Northwest Herald

HARVARD – A 38-year-old Harvard man accused of trying to burn down his home while two children were upstairs made his first court appearance Friday ...

Harvard-area barn fire sends 2 people to hospital, fire official says  Northwest Herald

HARVARD – Two people were sent to the hospital and a small barn was destroyed Sunday night after a Harvard-area fire.

Harvard library seeks info about people in historic Starline Factory photo  Northwest Herald

HARVARD – A picture may be worth a thousand words, but this one isn't saying much. The Harvard Diggins Library has been searching for people to identify ...

Efforts to fill former Motorola campus in Harvard continue  Northwest Herald

Foreign investors eyed as likely next to lease/buy former cell phone distribution center.

Harvard City Council appoints new mayor  Northwest Herald

Alderman Michael Kelly will complete Jay Nolan's term.

Harvard Police Reports: June 7, 2017  Northwest Herald

Information in these police reports was gathered from the Harvard Police Department. All individuals arrested or charged are innocent until proven guilty in court.

James A. Randall | Obituaries  Hastings Tribune

James A. Randall, 84, of Harvard, Nebraska, died Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Funeral services will be Wednesday, ...

Harvard couple's deaths investigated as murder-suicide  Northwest Herald

HARVARD – Miguel Andrade was accused of threatening to kill the mother of his infant child about six months ago, according to McHenry County Court records.

McHenry County revokes Plum Tree National Country Club's liquor licenses  Northwest Herald

HARVARD – Plum Tree National Country Club's liquor licenses have been revoked after noise complaints from neighbors and other license violations.

Motorcycle crash in unincorporated Harvard sends 1 to hospital Saturday  Northwest Herald

HARVARD – A 22-year-old Harvard man was flown to the hospital in critical condition Saturday after a crash on Route 14 east of Harvard.

Harvard man convicted on drug, weapons charges could get new trial  Northwest Herald

Judge to make ruling after man's brother, father testify on his behalf.

Rush Creek Distilling makes progress toward late summer open in Harvard  Northwest Herald

HARVARD – Drinkers will have a new place to sip quality spirits before Balloon Fest in September.

High school wrestling: Richmond-Burton's Jaden Glauser carries unbeaten record into state finals  Northwest Herald

Sophomore flourishing in first season with Rockets.

High school boys track and field: 2018 team preview capsules  Northwest Herald

Season previews for each McHenry County area boys track and field team.

Harvard man could face up to 30 years in prison for role in drug ring out of bar  Northwest Herald

WOODSTOCK – A Harvard man involved in what authorities have called a drug ring out of a Harvard bar could spend up to 30 years in prison after admitting his ...

Memorial Day 2018 events in McHenry County  Northwest Herald

MEMORIAL DAY PARADE AND CEREMONY, 10 a.m., starting at Algonquin Cemetery, 990 Cary-Algonquin Road, Algonquin. The parade will end at Riverfront ...

McHenry County judge: Harvard man convicted on drug, weapons charges will not get new trial  Northwest Herald

WOODSTOCK – A Harvard man serving a 16-year prison sentence on weapons and drug charges will not get a new trial.

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 ...

Chris Kreutz | Obituaries  Hastings Tribune

Wood River, Nebraska resident, Chris Kreutz, 47, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. ...

Harvard man gets 9 years for cocaine possession  Northwest Herald

WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge sentenced a Harvard man to nine years in prison after he admitted to possessing at least 15 grams of cocaine.

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.

High school wrestling: Marian Central wins 1st regional title in program history  Northwest Herald

HARVARD – It's hard to ignore the energy surrounding the Marian Central wrestling team.

McHenry County College to induct 5 into Hall of Fame in January  Northwest Herald

Peterson, a Johnsburg resident and 1975 graduate of McHenry High School, was talked into playing when he attended McHenry County College and became a ...

McHenry County lights up – literally – during the holidays  Northwest Herald

Your complete guide to area Christmas activities and events.

Harvard woman who battled cystic fibrosis remembered as inspiration  Northwest Herald

HARVARD – In some, she kayaked. In others, she swam with dolphins or laughed in a crowd while wearing a Blackhawks jersey.

Neighbors voice concerns over Harvard's Plum Tree National Country Club  Northwest Herald

HARVARD – After Plum Tree National Country Club held a meeting to address community concerns, some neighbors still are worried about the future of the ...

Teresa A. Tesdahl | Obituaries  Hastings Tribune

Hastings resident Teresa A. (Ejlersen) Tesdahl died on Monday morning, Dec. 10, 2018, at the age of 58. She had been receiving care through Tabitha Hospice ...

High school football: Harvard's Freres, Joyce poised for big senior seasons  Northwest Herald

Harvard has its utility man back. Last year, Hunter Freres was the Hornets' second-leading rusher, leading receiver and a hard-hitting safety on defense.

McHenry County area last days of school  Northwest Herald

The last days for each McHenry County school and district are scheduled as follows:

High school boys track and field: Marengo's Schirmer earns 3 victories at KRC Meet; Burlington Central wins team title  Northwest Herald

HARVARD – Marengo freshman Finn Schirmer has a way of making demanding physical tests seem almost mundane.

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, ...

Screen shots at Revolution Golf HD in Harvard  Northwest Herald

HARVARD – Like many couples, Kelly and Pam Camp occasionally would take golf trips.

Letter carrier from Belvidere reaches career milestone - News  Rockford Register Star

Editor's Note: This story has been updated to correctly describe this letter carrier's daily responsibilities.BELVIDERE — Letter carrier Timothy Seaver did the ...

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 ...

Your guide to McHenry County's Memorial Day events  Northwest Herald

These events are taking place for Memorial Day in McHenry County. All events take place Monday unless otherwise noted.

"High School Musical" comes to Harvard | Local News  Hastings Tribune

HARVARD - “High School Musical” is making its way to Harvard. After months of learning lines, perfecting musical numbers and turning the Harvard High School ...

High school football: Richmond-Burton RB Jesse Hill-Male returns from ACL injury  Northwest Herald

In a way, it seems to run in the family. Jesse Hill-Male's older brother, Jake, tore an ACL years ago playing soccer. Their father, Jonathan, tore an ACL once and ...

Belvidere's new chamber president suited for the job  Rockford Register Star

BELVIDERE — Luis Gonzalez promoted Hometown Christmas by wearing a colorful suit with festive holiday trees. The new president of the Belvidere Area ...

Harvard rallies around team | News  Hastings Tribune

KEARNEY — At the end of the night, the score on the board didn't matter to the members of the Harvard football team.

McHenry County's Memorial Day events  Northwest Herald

The following events are taking place for Memorial Day in McHenry County. All events take place May 29 unless otherwise noted.

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 ...

High school wrestling: 80 local athletes prepare for sectionals with eye on state finals  Northwest Herald

Class 2A Grayslake Central Sectional shapes up to be tough competition.

A busy summer calendar for new Harvard AD Rife  Chicago Daily Herald

He wrapped up three weeks of teaching summer school at Lakes, Harvard approved him as its new director of athletics and activities at its June school board ...

High school wrestling insider: McHenry's Jaden Glauser is Athlete of the week; power rankings; more  Northwest Herald

McHenry, fr., 170 pounds. Glauser continued the impressive start to his high school career with a title at the Prospect tournament, helping the Warriors finish fifth.

Visitation scheduled for Harvard woman who battled cystic fibrosis  Northwest Herald

HARVARD – On Sunday, Harvard High School's south gym is expected to be filled with people wearing purple to honor a woman who went through a ...

Deaf, hard-of-hearing kids show how they can perform at retreat  Hastings Tribune

Growing up deaf, Heath Focken said he knows the challenges some kids face when it comes to self-acceptance and confidence.

Former AD to be Inducted into Coach Hall of Fame  Woodstock Independent

Longtime Woodstock resident and former athletic director at Marian Central Catholic High School Hans Rokus will be inducted into the Illinois Basketball ...

Woodstock man, 53, ID'd as apartment stabbing victim; ex-Harvard man faces murder charge  Northwest Herald

26-year-old Woodstock man accused of killing roommate, taking victim's car.

Two McHenry County men arrested in Lake County prostitution sting  Northwest Herald

Two McHenry County men were arrested last month in an undercover prostitution sting conducted by Lake County sheriff's detectives, according to a release.

Obituary: Steven Robert Gibboney | Obituaries

Steven Robert Gibboney, age 73 passed away on Dec. 12, 2017 at the Hospital in Corpus Christi Texas due to complications of Multiple Myeloma and ...

Belvidere's Linda Colson wins Golden Apple Investing in Excellence award  Rockford Register Star

BELVIDERE — A 17-year educator and assistant principal at Belvidere South Middle School is this year's winner of the Golden Apple Investing in Excellence ...

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 ...

St. Edward falls, but not without a fight  Chicago Daily Herald

The unbeaten Hornets dominated both sides of the line of scrimmage and won the turnover battle 5-1 to defeat No. 15 St. Edward 40-22 in a Class 4A first-round ...

Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois names Class of 2017  Chicago Daily Herald

Golden Apple announces the induction of the 2017 class of the Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois program, a group of 234 young people who have chosen to ...

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 ...

Johnsburg woman flown to hospital after Route 47 crash near Hebron  Suburban Life Publications

HEBRON – Route 47 south of Hebron reopened Tuesday morning after being closed because of a crash that left one driver in serious condition, officials said.

Champions crowned in MCC Accounting Bowl  Northwest Herald

CRYSTAL LAKE – More than 150 high school accounting schools students flexed their mental muscle as they tested their numerical competence and ...

Online auction seeks new owners for former Motorola Harvard campus  Chicago Daily Herald

The former Motorola campus in Harvard has been bought and sold since it closed in 2003. But this time, it will part of an online auction with an added tax ...

Jones carries on a tradition in Marian cross-country  Woodstock Independent

When Marian Central Catholic High School freshman Abigail Jones competes for the Hurricanes in cross-country, she continues a tradition her mother started in ...

High school wrestling: 43 area wrestlers qualify for state  Northwest Herald

Dundee-Crown - Christian Brunner (195). Huntley - Zach Spencer (113), Josh Stenger (120), Petros Mihalopoulos (195), Dominic Swanson (285).

McHenry County College Athletic Hall of Fame welcomes 5 new members  Northwest Herald

CRYSTAL LAKE – Rafael Arellano remembers how frustrating it was at Woodstock High School in the early 1990s.

Westminster Christian's Firchau retires from coaching  Chicago Daily Herald

Westminster Christian's Bruce Firchau, perhaps the greatest program fixer in Illinois boys basketball history, announced his retirement from coaching at the Elgin ...

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