• MCC Career Expo Offers Career Options

    MCC Career Expo Offers Career Options

    On March 18, Kellie Carper launched the first Career Expo for middle-grades and high school students at McHenry Community College. Although this is the third year for the MCC Career Expo, in the past, Carper targeted non-traditional and new graduates. Carper is MCC’s Manager of New Student Transitions. She visits high schools and talks with…

  • MCDH Offers Reduced Cost of Water Testing

    McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH) reduced the fee for water testing for individual well water users from April 1-30. Residents can have their well water sampled for coliform bacteria and nitrate for $18. Testing a well regularly is the only way to determine whether the well water is safe to drink as many contaminants…

  • Woodstock artist presents tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Woodstock artist presents tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.

    March 8, at 3:30 p.m. marks the 13th annual Music4Martin event at Grace Lutheran Church in Woodstock. Although no longer directly linked to Black History Month or Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, artistic producer, Ken West believes that King’s message is universal and need not be tied to a date or a month. Music4Martin…

  • School District 158 Speech Pathologist Honored

    School District 158 Speech Pathologist Honored

    Illinois Speech and Hearing Association recognized Karen Kockler for her outstanding career as a speech pathologist by appointing her an ISHA Fellow on February 14, 2015. Kockler’s career in educating children with communicative disorders spans over two decades. She is VP for Division of Professional Services and State Education Advocacy Leader (SEAL.) Speech or Language…

  • People in Need Conference Forum

    People in Need Conference Forum

    McHenry County has 380 resources for people in need. On January 31, they came together to network and share with the community. The half-day forum, held at McHenry Community College, featured speakers who specialized in services across a wide spectrum of needs. Attendees chose from a variety of half-hour breakout sessions throughout the morning. Thirty-four…

  • Clearing the Snow

    Clearing the Snow

    Snow shoveling is weight bearing, cardio-vascular exercise that burns about 354 calories an hour. That’s more than a brisk walk, more than a workout on the elliptical, more than jogging, and just enough to nullify the hot cocoa and warm chocolate cookies consumed afterwards. Snow shoveling can result in orthopedic injury or heart attack. So,…