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  • Hydroponics workshop slated for March 16

    Hydroponics, a method of growing plants in water instead of soil, is becoming increasingly popular for growing food indoors. Learn more about hydropon ...
    March 4, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • RAMP awarded grant for curriculum

    RAMP's Youth Services curriculum programs were awarded funds from the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois’ Karen & Duke Levis Fund in the amount ...
    March 4, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • N. Illinois received nearly $130,000 from Modern Woodmen in 2014

    Residents and community organizations in northern Illinois received $129,532.96 in assistance through Modern Woodmen of America’s fraternal programs a ...
    March 4, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • 'Note to Remember' a sold-out success

    The seventh annual Sycamore Music Boosters “A Note to Remember” event at Blumen Gardens was a huge success.
    March 4, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Farmers market accepting vendor applications

    The DeKalb Farmers’ Market is accepting vendor applications for the 2015 market season.As in the pas ...
    March 4, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Girl Scout summer camp offers adventure for all girls

    Did you know that girls who regularly spend time outdoors more readily seek challenges and are better problem solvers than their peers? According to a ...
    March 4, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Young Artists winner to perform with KSO

    The Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra will present its Arthur D. Montzka Memorial Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7. in the Boutell Memorial Concert ...
    March 4, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • DeKalb, Sycamore pursue community grant awards

    DeKALB – DeKalb and Sycamore leaders hope to get a piece of $10 million in prize money that could be used to improve their cities.
    March 4, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • 4-H Super Saturday

    Sixty people took part in 4-H Super Saturday on Feb. 14 at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau. Super Saturday is an annual event that provides hands-on lea ...
    March 4, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Lenten series continues at St. John

    Wednesday Evening Lenten services continue at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. John (Missouri Synod) at 7 p.m. March 4.
    March 4, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • KishHealth System hospitals honored as stroke-ready

    KishHealth System's Kishwaukee and Valley West hospitals have been recognized as two of the state’'s emergent stroke ready hospitals by the Illinois D ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Chamber welcomes businesses

    The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, board members and staff hosted a ribbon-cutting celebrating newest member Capital World Advisors Accountin ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • McGraths support NIU entrepreneurship programs

    Northern Illinois University has received a transformative gift from Michael and Kristina McGrath in support of entrepreneurship programs in the NIU C ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • American Cancer Society joins chamber

    The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce ambassadors, board members and staff hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the chamber's newest member, the Ame ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • DeKalb Fire Department receives grant

    The DeKalb Fire Department received a $2,500 grant from the 3M Foundation to purchase 10 sets of body armor for first responders. Body armor will be w ...
    Feb. 4, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Subway DeKalb-Oasis welcomed

    The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, board members and staff recently hosted a ribbon-cutting celebrating its newest member Subway DeKalb-Oasis ...
    Feb. 4, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • South Street Coffee welcomed

    The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, board members and staff recently hosted a ribbon-cutting celebrating their newest member, South Street Cof ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Ristaurante de Acquaviva open

    The Sycamore Chamber Ambassadors held a ribbon-cutting at Ristaurante de Acquaviva to help celebrate the restaurant's grand opening. The business is l ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Ribbon cut at County Liquors

    A ribbon cutting was recently held at County Liquors in Sycamore. The business, located at 625 E. State St., has a large craft beer selection, as well ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Northern Rehab delivers donations to Safe Passage

    DEKALB – Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists recently held a community collection for Safe Passage. Three large tubs and numerous other bags f ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Maple tree tapping planned at Gurler House

    Join the Gurler Heritage Association and DeKalb County Community Gardens for a maple tree-tapping event at the Gurler House, 205 Pine St. in DeKalb, a ...
    March 4, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • KVAL features the art of Robert Coleman

    Sculpture artist and carver Robert Coleman will be the featured speaker at the next Kishwaukee Valley Art League meeting at 7 p.m. March 5 in the Club ...
    March 4, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Speaker to give French Creole program

    Salem G.E.M.S. (for those age 50 and older) is sponsoring a catered meal in the Salem Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall at noon March 16.
    March 4, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Small Potatoes performing at library

    The DeKalb Public Library is bringing Small Potatoes, the Irish music duo, back to DeKalb at 6:30 p.m. March 10. They will be here at the library perf ...
    March 4, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Kishwaukee band sets spring concert

    The Kishwaukee Concert Band will present “British Isles to Emerald City” at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 15, in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall in Northern ...
    March 4, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Montessori open house set

    The Montessori Children’s House of Sycamore and DeKalb will host a registration kickoff and open house from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday.
    March 4, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • BBBS Bowl for Kids’ Sake begins this weekend

    Bowl for Kids’ Sake will raise money for the Family Service Agency’s Big Brothers Big Sisters of DeKalb at events this month.
    March 4, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Foundation plans mouse race

    The Genoa-Kingston Education Foundation will conduct its fifth annual mouse race at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Genoa Veterans Home, 311 S. Washington St.
    March 4, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Wolf will be special guest at Oaken Acres fundraiser

    Oaken Acres Wildlife Center’s third annual Babies Gone Wild! spring fundraiser will be held March 21 at the Regale Center in Sycamore.
    March 4, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Children invited to royal ball

    The children of DeKalb County will again take center stage as royal guests at DeKalb County Youth Service Bureau’s fifth annual Royal Children’s Ball ...
    March 4, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Looking Back: March 4, 2015

    March 5, 1890The riot case against Burtis Petrie and Chester Frane is expected to come before the co ...
    March 4, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Looking Back: Feb. 25, 2015

    125 YEARS AGO February 26, 1890 The old Harvester shops caught fire from some unknown cause on Sunda ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Looking Back: Feb. 18, 2015

    February 19, 1890Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. Last Sabbath the weather was sunny a ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Looking Back: February 11, 2015

    February 12, 1890Mr. William Bollinger, father of the Bollinger Bros., of Sycamore, suffered a strok ...
    Feb. 11, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Looking Back: February 4, 2015

    February 5, 1890Ground-hog day was cloudy enough, and dark enough, so that wise animal could not see ...
    Feb. 4, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Looking Back: January 28, 2015

    January 29, 1890Notwithstanding the large number of deaths which have occurred in Sycamore during th ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Looking Back: January 21, 2015

    125 YEARS AGO January 22, 1890 One degree below zero yesterday. Do those boys who hunt squirrels kno ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Looking Back: January 14, 2015

    125 YEARS AGO January 15, 1890 The new hook and ladder truck, for the use of the lire department, ar ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Looking Back: January 7, 2015

    125 YEARS AGOJanuary 8, 1890The first season of grand opera in the Auditorium in Chicago ended last ...
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Looking Back: December 31, 2014

    125 YEARS AGOJanuary 1, 1890At the supper Christmas Eve, 230 pounds of candy was distributed to the ...
    Dec. 31, 2014 - 2:57 pm
  • Woodcarver discusses his craft

    By day, Robert Coleman of Belvidere is an entertainer and works as a magician and balloon artist.But ...
    March 4, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Drawing teens to the library

    DeKALB – Not many librarians can say that they are a real-life superhero, but Steven Torres-Roman can. His superhero alter ego and origin story are ev ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Choir student headed to national conference

    DeKalb High School junior Matthew Callahan, 17, is excited for his upcoming trip to Salt Lake City, Utah.
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Making Valentine's Day sweet

    Willy Wonka had Oompa Loompas that created handmade candy for his chocolate factory. But Todd and Betsy Hendrey, the owners of The Confectionary, hand ...
    Feb. 11, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Helping people find a job

    DeKALB – Billi Tierney’s job is to help other people get jobs.Tierney works for Kishwaukee College a ...
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 12:40 pm
  • Discovering history through personal objects

    Peter Olson loves watching “Antiques Roadshow.”“When you watch the show, you learn about the persona ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Helping veterans in need

    GENOA – Ray Gentilcore has some amazing stories to tell his grandchildren.As a young man, Gentilcore ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • A look at the man behind the camera

    MALTA – Roger Kyler has been a professional photographer for 25 years, but not everybody knows the man behind the camera.
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Helping international students feel at home

    Traveling to a strange and foreign country can be a culture shock for many people, especially for young adults.
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 10:53 am
  • Starting the New Year on the right foot

    SYCAMORE – Weight loss is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions.Tori Purcell’s resolution f ...
    Dec. 31, 2014 - 2:55 pm
  • Sycamore teacher receives scholarship

    Annette Keca, a Sycamore High School English teacher, has been awarded a Fulbright-Hays Scholarship to study abroad this summer in the Philippines. Th ...
    March 4, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Sycamore lawyer authors article in Illinois Bar Journal

    Heather M. Fritsch, a sole practitioner in Sycamore, is the author of “The Top 10 Things to Do Before Your First Residential Real Estate Transaction,” ...
    March 4, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Local high schools compete at WYSE Academic Challenge

    Kishwaukee College hosted the Worldwide Youth in Sciences and Engineering (WYSE) Academic Challenge on Feb. 3. Eight area high schools sent teams of s ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Women’s club scholarships for G-K seniors

    The Genoa Community Women’s Club will award several college scholarships to graduating seniors from the Genoa-Kingston High School class of 2015. Appl ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • St. Mary's spellers

    Students at St Mary's Catholic School in Sycamore recently participated in the school Spelling Bee. The lively competition resulted in more rounds of ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Klondike Derby

    Boy Scout Troop 2810, sponsored by Salem Lutheran Church, competed in the annual Klondike Derby on Feb. 7 at the Sycamore Sportsman's Club. Some of th ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Toy collection champions

    The Genoa-Kingston Middle School Impact Club hosted a Toys for Tots toy collection at the school this year as they have done in the past. This is the ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • SMS Students of the Month

    Sycamore Middle School has named its Students of the Month for January. The sixth-grade students are Adrianna Pellegrini, Christian Lanan, Reiana Youn ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Sycamore music students attend ILMEA conference

    SYCAMORE – Seventeen Sycamore High School students were selected to participate in the 2015 Illinois Music Education (ILMEA) Conference held at the Pe ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • IN UNIFORM

    Nachman completes basic trainingU.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Ayslin C. Nachman graduated ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 5:30 am

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