Full Text:USSR dissolves after forces led by Boris Yeltsin resist a hardline communist coup attempt. Gorbachev resigns. Parent company of Woodstock Die Cast files bankruptcy. Referendum for new high school, early learning and administration centers loses. Edgewood Drive floods. U.S. Post Office moves from Johnson St. to new facility on 1050 Country Club Rd. METRA no longer sells tickets for trains at railroad depot. Memorial Hospital and Northern Illinois Medical Center merge. Gov. Edgar signs property tax cap bill on July 25. Agreement between City and County requires extraordinary restrictions on storm water flows in south Rt. 47 area. Dream Field at Emricson Park ready after being rebuilt by donations and volunteers. Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS) opens 1 night a week in Woodstock. New 23,775 sq. ft. armory on Rt. 14 west of town is built on 12.6 acres- building to cost State $750,000 and Federal government $1.6 million. After nationwide distribution of description information, Richard Church, wanted for Ritter murder, is captured in Salt Lake City, Utah. 1992-2001 1992 St. Mary's School celebrates 75th anniversary. Columbia Pictures begin finalizing its proposals and plans to turn Woodstock into Punxatawney, PA for filming "Groundhog Day". Donald J. Cooney retires as president & CEO of the State Bank after 41 years. In May a fire started on the back porch of Duffy's Tavern at 3:30 a.m. 14 people left homeless & four businesses destroyed on North Benton Street Five other businesses damaged. $5 million loss. At 3 a.m. fire department responded to another fire at Peter's Antique Shop on Irving Ave. $10,000 worth of damage. City Council outlawed tobacco for minors. Allied Signal, the parent company of Woodstock Die Casting & the city of Woodstock announce they would join forces to cleanup and tear down the old factory on the 10 acre site bounded by the railroad tracks, Wheeler, First and Clay Sts. Members of the Illinois Facilities Planning Board give go ahead for Memorial Hospital to build a new medical facility at Rt. 14 & Doty Rd. New "Dream Field" baseball field opens at Emricson Park. 1993 Mrs. Illinois Pageant January 16 & 17 at the Opera House. McHenry County Fair Board approves new grandstand. Iraq agrees to end hostilities in Gulf War. In November the City of Woodstock fire and rescue merge with the Rural Fire Protection District. City Council turns down ownership of old armory on Madison Street. Too costly to refurbish. 109th season for Woodstock City Band. Wettest June in history. Bates Park to be expanded and ball fields rebuilt. School Board places referendum for a new high school on November ballot. It was defeated. Centerville Plaza strip mall openes in late fall along Route 47. 1994 District 200 schools close one day in January because of below zero temperatures. Diesel-fueled buses would not start. Extreme cold weather in February causes water mains to break and frozen water meters. Snowiest February on record. Good-Times bar & restaurant at corner of Church & Jefferson burns. Total loss of $300,000. March 20 Lions Club held 64th ham dinner. Harris Bank purchases State Bank of Woodstock. Merritt L. Joslyn law firm, established in 1851, became Campion, Curran, Rausch, Gummerson & Dunlop P. C. City celebrates Square's sesquicentennial June 22-26. Major league baseball strike. EPA requires city to do cleanup of the former Woodstock Landfill site on Davis Road. Woodstock Pool is named Dick Peters Pool to honor director of 32 years. Noodles Restaurant one of the first to ban smoking. Library trades catalog cards for computers. Memorial Medical Center has thousands tour at open house on Doty Road. 50th anniversary of Chamber of Commerce. October 24 Marian Central breaks ground for $4 million addition. City Council names baseball diamond at Bates Park after Toney Roskie. 1995 After four negative referendums, District 200 voters approve $20,965,000 for a new elementary school and additions at Northwood Middle School, Greenwood and Westwood. "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" played to a capacity crowd at the Opera House. The Woodstock High School Choir releases a compact disc "Christmas" that won the Silver Record Award for outstanding recorded performance. Marian Central Catholic High School completes new gym and commons area.