Historical Commission Spotlights Preservation Excellence

A press release from the McHenry County Historical Preservation Commission: Excellence in Building Preservation Awards Bestowed Woodstock. The McHenry County Historic Preservation Commission gave out three Excellence in Building Preservation Awards at their June meeting. Awards went to Donald Bauer … Continue reading

Barn Fires Prompt Warning from Sheriff’s Department

A message from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department: Currently Investigating several rural barn fires. MCSO looks to community for assistance in reporting suspicious persons/ activity Sheriff Keith Nygren announced today the active investigation of multiple fires in the rural McHenry … Continue reading

Huntley to Pay More than $44,000 to Tear Down Williams/Borhart/Moore Homestead

There were plenty of political motives to change the longstanding agreement that Huntley 158 had which allowed Linda Moore and her family to live in the house she grew up in. Linda’s family sold the school district the property that … Continue reading

Barn Lovers Recruited for October 10th Tour

John Hammer, President of the McHenry County Historical Barn Preservation Association, is seeking Grafton and Dorr barn lovers for the fall tour. Here’s his pitch to folks who are already members. I’m told it’s OK to share with non-members now. … Continue reading