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Kurt Begalka, of Harvard, is the McHenry County Historical Society's administrator. He replaced Nancy Fike, who retired in August 2012, after 31 years in that position.

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Landmarks in limbo

WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board is once again accepting applications from individuals interested in appointment to McHenry County HIstoric Preservation Commission.

The political tug of war, which had stunted efforts to repopulate the seven-member advisory board, thankfully appears to be over. Available positions include: one seat expiring in 2020, two terms expiring in 2021, one term expiring in 2022 and three positions expiring in 2023. All terms end on Nov. 26 of the aforementioned years.

Deadline April 8

Money to fund school outreach

Curtiss legacy continuing

Village officials said the one-of-a-kind, historic building that houses Cary’s governmental offices and police station is here to stay.

“I love this building, and I love its historical background,” Mayor Mark Kownick said. “It’s a very cool structure, but it’s just falling apart. … You come here in the rain, and there are buckets everywhere.”

Get Ready Campers

Celebrate Groundhog Day in Woodstock this Saturday. After Woodstock Willie's prognostication at sunrise, there will be lots to do all over town, including free tours of Old Courthouse and Sheriff's House starting at 7:30 am. For details visit https://www.facebook.com/events/274086099905324/.