• Town Crier Events for April 23 - May 7

    CORTLAND Preschool Story Time Time: 10 a.m. Date: Every Wednesday and Thursday; next, April 23 Place ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:11 am
  • Buchholz, Gommel receive ag scholarships

    Kailyn Buchholz of Waterman and Erik Gommel of Malta are recipients of the 2014 First Choice Agriculture Scholarship from 1st Farm Credit Services. 
    April 22, 2014 - 10:58 am
  • Beware the marked-down bargain plant

    URBANA – Buying bargain plants at the garden center can be very tempting, but before buying that marked-down plant, it’s important to give it a good i ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • NIU concert features modern, classical dances

    DeKALB – Living Out Loud is a humorous blog about boisterous African-American women. It is also the title and the inspiration of one of the six titled ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • Pritchard to address Kiwanis

    DeKALB – DeKalb Kiwanis Club is preparing for its monthly Town Hall meeting on Monday, April 28. The meeting, open to the public, features State Rep. ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • raises funds, empathy for Africans

    DeKALB - Tanzania Development Support (TDS), a nonprofit organization based in DeKalb, will sponsor a Water Walk fundraising event that will give loca ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • Student athletes named outstanding women

    DeKALB – Six Northern Illinois University student-athletes were honored at the university’s annual NIU Outstanding Women Student Awards ceremony.
    April 22, 2014 - 10:55 am
  • Local artist wins award at national exhibit

    Dale Osterle of DeKalb has won the Kent Leasure Memorial Fine Print Award for her hand-colored etching titled, "Winter Magic," in this year’s GALEX Na ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:55 am
  • NIU senior art show scheduled

    The Northern Illinois University School of Art will hold its Spring Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition from April 28 through May 10 at the Jack Olson Ga ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:54 am
  • Dance school enrolling for summer

    SYCAMORE - The Performing Arts Academy is now taking registration for summer classes. Summer classes begin Monday, June 30, and end Thursday, July 31. ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:54 am
  • Senior expo focuses on health, safety

    SYCAMORE - The 2014 Senior Health & Safety Expo will be held at the office of Home Bound Healthcare, 1625 Bethany Road in Sycamore, from 1-5 p.m. Frid ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:53 am
  • Cornerstone hosts Nothing But Net tourney

    Cornerstone Christian Academy hosted its third annual Nothing But Net 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament on March 29, which featured 22 teams in four divisi ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:53 am
  • Events take a stand against child abuse

    SYCAMORE – At noon on Thursday, April 24, individuals will take a symbolic stand against child abuse at Hands Around the Courthouse, a free community ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:52 am
  • Forming healthy habits before the summer

    SYCAMORE – Lazy summer days can lead to unhealthy habits; research has found that kids gain weight twice as fast during the summer than during the sch ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:51 am
  • Dandelions defended for their many uses

    Earth Day falls every year on April 22. Rhonda Ferree, a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator, recommends using the day to reflect a ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:49 am
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