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  • St. Mary students head to state science fair

    Five students from St. Mary School in DeKalb will compete in the Illinois Junior Academy of Science State Competition on May 2. They are Katie Steimel ...
    April 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • St. Paul’s to offer Prayers2Pass

    St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will offer #Prayers2Pass, an interactive prayer event for the students, faculty, and staff of Northern Illinois University ...
    April 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Lions present scholarship

    The Sycamore Lions Club presented the $1,000 Jack Schrout Memorial scholarship to Jacqueline Crystal, a nursing student at Kishwaukee College, on Marc ...
    April 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • SMS Students of the Month

    Sycamore Middle School has named its Students of the Month for March. The sixth-grade students are Jimmy Romero, Zoe Zemanek, Fisher Ratliff, Lily Bic ...
    April 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Castle Club plans trip to The Fireside

    Members of Castle Bank’s Castle Club are planning a trip to The Fireside in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, on June 24 for one of Wisconsin’s favorite shows ...
    April 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Ready for planting

    On April 4, the Sycamore Lions Club gave away more than 500 packets of pumpkin seeds at the Sycamore Police Department’s Easter Egg Hunt in Sycamore P ...
    April 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Donation to help buy hospital equipment

    Members of the Kishwaukee Hospital Auxiliary Board of Directors recently presented a check in the amount of $37,500 to the KishHealth System Foundatio ...
    April 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Participants wanted for Memorial Day Parade

    The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce has opened registration for participants to walk in the Memorial Day Parade on May 25.
    April 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Pitching In: NIU students help the community and the Earth

    DeKALB – Instead of spending her Saturday morning sleeping in, Northern Illinois University junior Bernadette Chatman woke up early to help save the E ...
    April 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Kish College forensics continues strong season

    The Kishwaukee College Forensics team has had a solid spring season, preparing them for the upcoming Phi Rho Pi National Tournament in Cleveland this ...
    April 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Performing Arts Academy moves downtown

    The Performing Arts Academy of Sycamore is bringing their classic styles of dance to the downtown Sycamore area. The academy has been serving the DeKa ...
    April 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Money Smart Week kicks off

    The Sycamore Chamber Ambassadors held a ribbon cutting to help Kishwaukee United Way kick off their largest financial literacy programming effort – Mo ...
    April 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Family Health Center celebrates

    The Sycamore Chamber Ambassadors recently held a ribbon-cutting at the Family Health Center, 1170 DeKalb Ave., Suite 111, in Sycamore, to help celebra ...
    April 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Golden Egg winner

    Marie Humes was the winner of the Downtown Sycamore Spring Fling Golden Egg 2015. She says she loves to shop in downtown Sycamore and with the gift c ...
    April 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Ullmark recognized for excellence

    Jamie Ullmark, an American Family Insurance agent in Genoa, has been recognized for providing outstanding customer experience under the American Star ...
    April 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Trusted Networking Advisors supports Adventure Works

    Trusted Networking Advisors, a dynamic group of local business owners and managers, donated $200 to Adventure Works of DeKalb County during its March ...
    April 8, 2015 - 11:56 am
  • Duck Soup Co-op votes to shut down DeKalb natural foods store

    DeKALB – Duck Soup Co-op members Sunday voted to close the store, ending the natural foods market’s 40 years of service.
    April 1, 2015 - 1:09 pm
  • NAMI presents WNIJ with media award

    89.5 WNIJ is the recipient of the 2015 Excellence in Media Award, given annually by The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Northern Illinoi ...
    March 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Downtown Sycamore planning Spring Fling

    Join the merchants of downtown Sycamore for the sixth annual Spring Fling. Activities will take place March 20 through March 29 at participating busin ...
    March 11, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Barb City Bagels welcomed

    The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, board members and staff hosted a ribbon-cutting celebrating the grand opening of Barb City Bagels (formerl ...
    March 11, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Walk To End Child Abuse on April 25

    Family Service Agency’s Children’s Advocacy Center and Center for Counseling will host the third annual Walk to End Child Abuse on April 25 at Sycamor ...
    April 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Space available for Malta garage sale

    The Malta Community Garage Sales will be held the weekend of May 16.On May 16, there will be parking ...
    April 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • NIU Art Museum presents appropriation lecture

    The slide lecture “The Afterlife of Appropriation,” is the next program in Northern Illinois University Art Museum’s spring educational series and wil ...
    April 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Bunco for Breast Cancer is Saturday

    The Genoa Community Women’s Club is sponsoring the eighth annual Bunco for Breast Cancer at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Genoa Veterans Home.
    April 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Barb City Manor sets volunteer appreciation

    Join Barb City Manor at 6:30 p.m. Thursday to say "thank you" to members of the FRIENDS of Barb City Manor Auxiliary and volunteers for all of their t ...
    April 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Bread & Roses concert celebrates 20 years of stories

    Music, especially vocal music, tells stories. Some stories are lighthearted, some serious, some based on history, some just for fun. The women of Brea ...
    April 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Area Kiwanis clubs to mark 100th anniversary

    The community is invited to an open house celebrating the 100th anniversary of Kiwanis Club, hosted by Tri-County, Sycamore, DeKalb Kiwanis and Kishwa ...
    April 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • NIU presents Spring 2015 Dance Concert

    Opening Thursday, the Northern Illinois University School of Theatre and Dance Spring 2015 Dance Concert will feature an iconic work by the world reno ...
    April 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • DeKalb library holds Star Wars event

    Star Wars fans will get a chance to experience SW Extravaganza 2015: Journey to a Faraway Galaxy at the DeKalb Public Library and at the DeKalb First ...
    April 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Cubs tickets, blacksmith items featured at Divas Dish

    Four Cubs tickets, several one-of-a-kind hand-forged items from the Glidden Blacksmith Shop and scores of other treasured items will be part of the si ...
    April 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Looking Back: April 22, 2015

    125 YEARS AGOApril 22, 1890The lightning killed a horse for Bradley Doane, at Cortland, during the s ...
    April 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Looking Back for April 15, 2015

    125 YEARS AGOApril 16, 1890John King was elected president ot the village board of Cortland ; hence ...
    April 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Looking Back for April 8, 2015

    125 YEARS AGOApril 9, 1890Although a number of new residences have been recently built in Sycamore, ...
    April 8, 2015 - 11:46 am
  • Looking Back for April 1, 2015

    125 YEARS AGO April 2, 1890 David Condon has sold his house and lot on west State Street, where he h ...
    April 1, 2015 - 1:14 pm
  • Looking Back: March 25, 2015

    March 22, 1890Judge Luther Lowell has been appointed Master in Chancery, by Judge Kellum, to succeed ...
    March 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Looking Back: March 18, 2015

    March 19, 1890Turner & McDonough have put two new cream separators into their butter factory. From 1 ...
    March 18, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Looking Back: March 11, 2015

    March 12, 1890Whittemore & Brower will at once erect an agricultural implement storehouse on their l ...
    March 11, 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
  • For the love of singing

    Peggy Safford of Sycamore loves to sing. She has been singing for as long as she can remember, probably not long after uttering her first words.
    April 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Helping clothe the community

    Joan Metzger of DeKalb was looking for a volunteer position that allowed her to help out in the community, but she didn’t want the spotlight to always ...
    April 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Technology in today's world

    MALTA – How-to directions and technical drawings come in handy when trying to assemble furniture from IKEA. People who know computer-aided design (CAD ...
    April 8, 2015 - 11:52 am
  • Living by the golden rule

    Some people live according to their own personal rules and codes of honor. But Thomas May lives his life according to one rule in particular: the gold ...
    March 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Skeleton Keyes ready for bout

    Katherine Keyes from Rockton doesn’t let little things knock her down. She also doesn’t let grown women knock her down or push her around. She pushes ...
    March 18, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Celebrating women

    The world marked International Women’s Day on March 8, which celebrated the achievements of women throughout history. Throughout March, the Sycamore H ...
    March 11, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • 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
  • Master Gardners celebrate 2014 with awards

    University of Illinois Extension DeKalb County Master Gardeners celebrated 2014 with the Annual Awards dinner on Jan. 29.
    March 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Somonauk donor makes museum’s dream come true

    Somonauk farmer Don Riemensnider has come forward for the second time in his life to provide a building downtown to fulfill a community need.
    March 24, 2015 - 12:24 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
  • 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

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