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Former NFL player dedicated his life to helping others

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John Powers may have spent five years playing professional football in the National Football League, but to friends and family his biggest impact came off the field.

Chamber expo set to return

After a year off, the Harvard Chamber of Commerce & Industry will hold its Business Showcase & Indoor Garage Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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.


A rescue mission for oak trees

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To help insure the survival and regeneration of one of the county’s most prized natural resources, The Land Conservancy of McHenry County will conduct what it calls “oak rescues.”

HFPD receives blast from past


A treasure has been returned to the Harvard Fire Protection District by Victoria Hubbell, the granddaughter of Howard J. Ferris, who was one of the founders of Harvard’s Starline Building.

HHS senior attends state conference

As a second-grade student at Central School, Katia Schmitt decided she wanted to be a singer.

Looking to keep our children safe

Harvard resident Doug Frenk wants to protect our children.

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.

Sports News

Bischke, Powell to reunite in college

Harvard High School senior basketball players Kaylee Bischke and Makenna Powell thought they had played their last game together when the Hornets lost to Woodstock North Feb.

Wrestlers send three to state meet

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A whirlwind season for the Harvard High School wrestling team ended Feb. 24 with a 45-17 loss to Dakota High School in the IHSA Class A dual sectional meet at Polo High School.

Girls cager season ends on high note

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The Harvard High School girls basketball team saved its best game for the end of the season against a tough Woodstock North High School team Feb.

Edinger named varsity softball coach

Harvard School District 50 Athletic Director Matt Rife had to scramble last month when varsity girls softball head coach Rick Cartwright resigned less than two months before the start of the season.

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.

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