Community Exchange: Ronald Hameetman’s father had a story he told for years after World War II.
Community Exchange: Parker Schuring graduates from Huntley High School on May 20 and soon will be off to Northern Illinois University to study business and play baseball on a scholarship.
Community Exchange: Born prematurely, twin sisters Jane Umbarger and Jean Harrison lived for their first two months in an incubator that was on display at the 1933-34 Chicago World’s Fair. Thousands of people saw them each day. They were known as the “Incubator Twins.”
Community Exchange: Dennis Anderson’s Community Exchange column will return next Saturday.
Dennis Anderson: Thank You, Teachers is our way of acknowledging the value these educators have in our lives.
Community Exchange: Cycling Without Age McHenry County offers free recreational rides for people age 55 and older. The rides are conducted on three-wheeled cycles called trishaws and are piloted by trained volunteers.
Community Exchange: Since 2020, Paul and friends, employees, students and community members have made 1,000 episodes of “Lifting Spirits Through Music” starting about 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday in his Piano Trends shop.
Community Exchange: There is a certain amount of apprehension, and excitement, when you open your home to strangers. Maybe even more so when those strangers are 15-year-old boys from another country.
Community Exchange: In the years since Alex died, Kevin and Ange Powell have tried to do things in the community to honor him and to keep his memory alive.
Community Exchange: Glory Bound Rescue Ranch in Marengo has horses, dogs, cows, pigs, goats, sheep, bunnies, chickens, ducks, peacocks and llamas, including Maybelline and Max Factor
Community Exchange: Trini Feng started playing the piano in kindergarten. Today, as a senior at Crystal Lake South High School, she had a solo in the school’s band concert.
Community Exchange: Friends of Illinois Nature Preserves/Friends of Kishwaukee Fen is hosting a volunteer workday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 19. Volunteers are asked to meet at the end of Palmer Drive near the Kishwaukee Fen in Lakewood, and to dress for the outdoors.
Dennis Anderson: “It will be a crazy day,” said Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade Queen Casey Doherty, of McHenry, “and it’s a cool tradition to be part of.”
Community Exchange: “Having lost my mom at a young age, I know it’s important it is for teens to have a support system,” said Stacey Sassine, director One Million Monarchs in McHenry County.
Community Exchange: Share news about you and your neighbors and special events and happenings in McHenry County Community Exchange.