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  • Sycamore church busy with local and international mission work

    SYCAMORE – The Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. John (Missouri Synod) is busy preparing for the annual Apple Tree Pick for Safe Passage and a missio ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Schwartz wins state engineering award

    DeKALB – DeKalb County Engineer Nathan Schwartz received the highest award in the state for his field.
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Farmers can help local nonprofits by applying to grant program

    Farmers now have the opportunity to contribute $3.3 million to organizations in their communities. To honor and support the tradition of service organ ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Dance school registering for fall classes

    SYCAMORE – The Performing Arts Academy is now taking registration for fall classes. Semester 1 begins Tuesday, Sept. 2 and runs through Saturday, Jan. ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • DeKalb Festival Chorus welcomes new director

    DeKALB – The DeKalb Festival Chorus announces Dr. Steven Grives will be its director for the 2014-2015 season. Grives is the chorus' sixth music direc ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Genoa, DeKalb libraries embark on massive expansions

    Nine-year-old Angel Fernandez of DeKalb loves attending summer reading programs at the DeKalb Public Library with his mom, Sylvia, and sister, Emily, ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Teachers invited to apply for classroom grant program

    U.S. Cellular is donating $1 million to fund teacher classroom projects through its Calling All Teachers program, and public school teachers are encou ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Dolls on display in Sycamore library youth case

    Aug. 12, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • DeKalb golf course hosts parent-child tournament

    DeKALB – The DeKalb Park District held a parent-child golf championship Aug. 2 at Buena Vista Golf Course. Children of all ages teamed up with a paren ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Calling 811 before digging protects life and property

    Before planning a home improvement, planting a tree, installing a fence or deck call JULIE by dialing 811. It’s the law in Illinois to place this call ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Funding cuts end VAC’s free community dinner program

    SYCAMORE – Due to reductions in funding, Voluntary Action Center in Sycamore has discontinued its free community dinners while maintaining its core pr ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 10:37 am
  • Getting ready for back to school

    Aug. 11, 2014 - 6:04 pm
  • Kirkland library adds 81 books with grant

    KIRKLAND – Kirkland library staff will add 81 new books to the children’s sections thanks to a grant from an Oregon-based foundation.
    Aug. 11, 2014 - 5:55 pm
  • Huskies’ Corn Fest jerseys to be auctioned for charity

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois University’s connection to the local community and DeKalb County run deep, and those ties, as well as NIU President Doug Ba ...
    Aug. 11, 2014 - 6:01 pm
  • ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ a classic madcap comedy

    DeKALB – Stage Coach Players presents "Arsenic and Old Lace," opening Aug. 14 and running through Aug. 24. The show is based on the play by Joseph Kes ...
    Aug. 11, 2014 - 4:57 pm
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