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Harvard says goodbye to Andi Swenson


On Jan. 11, more than 1,000 people visited the south gym at Harvard High School to say goodbye to Andi Swenson. Andi, who battled cystic fibrosis, received a rare double lung/liver transplant Oct.

Merryman in violation of agreement

Merryman Aggregates, which owns a 45-acre site east of Walmart on McGuire Road that is being mined for gravel, is in violation of its annexation agreement with the city of Harvard after failing to mak

Shop with a Cop program helps Harvard families

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Harvard police officer Aaron Palmer had an idea. Every year, McHenry County Police Charities holds Shop with a Cop at two Walmart locations in the county, Johnsburg and Crystal Lake.

MCRide may come to Harvard

Harvard residents may soon have additional public transportation options. The Harvard City Council approved an inter-governmental agreement with McHenry County at its Dec.

Christmas in Harvard: Annual celebration kicks off the holiday season


Bright sunshine and mild temperatures greeted Harvard residents, who watched the Christmas parade and attended the Christmas in Harvard festivities Dec. 6.


HHS prepares to see the wizard


Harvard High School administrators had to scramble after Christmas break to find a director for the spring musical after choir director Haley Gifford resigned.

Working together for seniors

The Harvard Senior Center and Crystal Lake-based McHenry County Senior Care Volunteer Network recently joined forces to brainstorm ways in which both groups can better assist area senior citizens.

Students to perform in honor band

Six Harvard High School band students will perform a brand-new musical composition written by the founder and conductor of the Keystone Winds Ensemble and composer Dr.

Harvard is hub for 4-H clubs

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Since its inception more than 100 years ago, 4-H has helped shape the lives of many young people. It is now the country’s largest youth development organization.

Hvd schools implement new program

Jefferson Elementary School and Harvard Junior High School have adopted the Student Ambassador program this fall to provide support to students who have been identified as leaders by their peers as we

Sports News

Schneider to pitch for Scots

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Harvard High School senior Peyton Schneider knows what his future looks like. The three-sport athlete has decided to attend McHenry County College and play baseball for the fighting Scots.

Hornets seek new softball coach

Harvard School District 50 Athletic Director Matt Rife is in a tricky spot.

Figueroa joins Hornets wrestling staff

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The retirement of Harvard High School wrestling coach Tim Haak left the Hornets short a couple of coaches this winter as Haak’s long-time assistants Todd Streit and Dave Abel also stepped away from

HHS graduate wants a sporting chance

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As a student at Harvard High School, Eric Sutera had plans of joining the merchant Marines when he graduated.

Soccer club prepares young Hornets

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While the Harvard High School boys soccer team was busy qualifying for the IHSA state finals for the first time in school history, another group was busy preparing younger Hornets soccer players of th

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