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  • Schrader: Cane provides history mystery

    Our neighbor Sally Stevens presented me with a “history mystery” recently and I jumped at the challenge. It seems a friend of hers, retired Sycamore S ...
    April 15, 2014 - 12:16 am
  • DeKalb police think alcohol a factor in recent fatal crash

    DeKALB – Victoria “Vicki” Hale’s coworkers remember her as a tiny woman with a big smile who helped people who had been involved in serious crashes li ...
    April 15, 2014 - 9:12 am
  • Benefit planned for Cortland family

    CORTLAND – A benefit dinner will be held Wednesday to support the Powell family of Cortland after the unexpected death of their four-week-old daughter ...
    April 14, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • Fiebelkorn gives up last two goats

    ST. CHARLES –A petting zoo owner charged with animal cruelty and neglect last month agreed Monday to give up the last two remaining goats of 94 starv ...
    April 17, 2014 - 2:55 pm
  • Sycamore library garden accessible to all

    SYCAMORE – Jill Dubicz said she was still sore a couple of days after she began work Saturday on a handicapped-accessible community garden next to Syc ...
    April 14, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Pet of the Week: Boots

    Meet Boots and Sadie. Boots is a more than 1-year-old black and white domestic short-haired mix avai ...
    April 14, 2014 - 1:03 pm
  • ACT debate: State weighs no longer funding test, but students, colleges still value it

    DeKALB – The most important test Dylan Moore can imagine is about two weeks away. That’s why instead ...
    April 14, 2014 - 8:50 am
  • DeKalb woman killed in crash; brother charged with DUI

    DeKALB – Friends remembered Tiffany Taylor as a caring person who wanted to travel the world Sunday, the day after her brother was charged with aggrav ...
    April 14, 2014 - 12:54 pm
  • Face time with...Jere DeBacker

    Denver-based piano technician Jere DeBacker specializes in working on, restoring and documenting Melville Clark Apollo player pianos, which were built ...
    April 14, 2014 - 8:50 am
  • Sycamore High School plant sale starts May 3

    SYCAMORE – Starting May 3, the Sycamore High School Horticulture Department will sell annuals, perennials and herbs that were grown in the Sycamore Hi ...
    April 14, 2014 - 8:50 am
  • When to register for DeKalb School District 428

    DeKALB – Online registration for DeKalb School District 428 starts today for all returning students.
    April 14, 2014 - 8:51 am
  • DeKalb council to vote on finance help

    DeKALB – At their meeting tonight, DeKalb aldermen will be asked to spend up to $45,000 to hire two retirees with municipal finance experience to impr ...
    April 14, 2014 - 8:51 am
  • Oak Crest awards employee grant

    Twice a year for 15 years the Community Relations Committee of the Oak Crest DeKalb Area Retirement Center Board of Trustees has awarded a grant in th ...
    April 14, 2014 - 9:05 am
  • Patricia Schmidt letter of apology

    Note to readers: The following is an open letter from Patricia Schmidt, who was acquitted April 3 on charges of reckless homicide and aggravated reckl ...
    April 12, 2014 - 12:24 am
  • Schmidt issues public apology in '11 fatal crash

    SYCAMORE – A week after she was acquitted of reckless homicide, Patricia Schmidt apologized to the families of the 21-year-olds killed in the February ...
    April 12, 2014 - 12:11 am
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