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Harvard Parks Foundation puts concentration on parks

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While the discussion in Harvard recently has been about park usage fees, several members of the Harvard community have been meeting to raise money and developing long range plans for the Harvard Parks

Lights installed in Mary D. Ayer Park

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With a little help from a familiar name, the Mary D. Ayer Park, located at Page and Washington streets, has new lights. The Mary D.

Abandoned? Former Motorola site no longer maintained


Residents of Harvard may have noticed a difference with the former Motorola facility at the end of town. The grounds are no longer maintained. The lights are no longer on at night.

Tree removal continues

Residents of Harvard might notice that Harvard is missing some green.

Crone honored by 4-H

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Longtime Harvard resident Dick Crone was honored in August by the Illinois 4-H Foundation. Crone was inducted into the Illinois 4-H Hall of Fame Aug. 9 at the Illinois State Fair, Springfield.


Harvard High School has new music teacher


The music department at Harvard High School has a new leader, and hopefully this one is a keeper.

Building trades continues projects

As Harvard High School building trades students complete one major project, the baseball field press box, they’ll begin work on the fifth house built under instructor Bob Mundis.

Saunders visits game show


When Mike Saunders, owner of Saunders & McFarlin Funeral Home, 107 Sumner St., watched an episode of “Let’s Make a Deal” before seeing his daughter off to school one morning, the last thing he e

Legal Services available at Harvard Diggins Library

Prairie State Legal Services will offer services from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursdays at the Harvard Diggins Library by appointment only.

HCEF awards first mega grants

For the first year since its inception in 1996, the Harvard Community Education Foundation has the means to award mega grants to educators.

Sports News

Hornets' soccer continues to roll

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Last fall, the season ended with a crash for the Harvard High School boys soccer team.

Big change for Harvard Wrestling Club

Lifelong Harvard resident Mike Vest took over as president of the Harvard Wrestling Club earlier this year, and one of his first objectives has been achieved – the club has joined the Illinois Kids

Hornets looking to rebound

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After starting the season with a 41-0 victory over Rock Falls High School Aug. 29, the Hornets lost close games to Winnebago High School, 30-23, Sept.

Volunteers show pride in field


Harvard High School football fans take for granted the condition of Dan Horne Field every fall. Most fans don’t understand what it takes to prepare the field.

Dolphins changing it up

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Although the Woodstock Dolphins swim program has been around for more than 50 years, the organization certainly isn’t immune to change.

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