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Group wants to grow communiversity garden

Jo Cessna, culinary instructor with KishHealth Systems, gives a demonstration on how clean, store and cook early spring greens at a DeKalb County Community Gardens meeting. The meeting — the first of the year — was Tuesday at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 158 N. Fourth St. Meetings are the first Monday of every month.

Colin Finnegan

March 5, 2014

DeKalb County Community Gardens discussed its plan to grow a food forest and a communiversity garden near campus during its Tuesday meeting.The DeKalb County Community Gardens organization had its first meeting of the year at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 158 N. Fourth St.The group has 200 gardens...

County clerk hopefuls compete in primaries

Colin Finnegan

March 4, 2014

Two locals are facing off in Democratic County Clerk primary while the Repulican candidate goes unopposed.The primary for the Democratic spot will take place March 18, and it pits Trent Taylor and Denise Ii against each other. Early voting for county clerk has already begun.Douglas Johnson, who hold...

Next gen. employees show skills

Senior marketing major Laine Smid (left) and sophomore accountancy major Chloe Pooler (right) converse with Rok Teasley of the Peace Corps Monday at Careers for a CAUSE. The Peace Corps was one of several organizations and businesses that attended Careers for a CAUSE at the Barsema Alumni & Visitor’s Center. The event encouraged students to attend so they could network with companies and executives.

Colin Finnegan

March 4, 2014

Students met with social entrepreneurs and executives during Careers for a CAUSE Monday night.The event was co-hosted by the Center for Social Entrepreneurship and the Center for NGO Leadership and Development. The event was 5 to 7 p.m. in the Barsema Alumni & Visitors Center.Companies that attended th...

Sycamore city to spend $300,000 on well-house

Sycamore city to spend $300,000 on well-house

Colin Finnegan

February 26, 2014

The city will transfer $300,000 from the Sewer Fund to pay for the construction of a well-house.Sycamore City Council has announced the city will be constructing a well-house over Well No. 10 starting this spring.First Ward Alderman Alan Bauer said there are several advantages of the well-house, such ...

Males and Eating Disorders teaches fitness and wellness

Colin Finnegan

February 26, 2014

Eating disorders and body issues have historically been associated with women, but they are prominent in men, as students learned at a Tuesday event.Eating disorders and gender were the topic of discussion during Males and Eating Disorders in the Holmes Student Center’s Illinois Room. The presentati...

Creative logo ideas needed

Colin Finnegan

February 25, 2014

Community members are being asked to put their creative skills to work to design a logo for Huskie’s Pizza, 850 Pappas Drive.Huskie’s Pizza is under new management and is seeking to make changes.One of the changes manager Roberto Elizondo would like to make is changing the restaurant’s logo.“Be cr...

Warm weather headed to Ill.

A plow clears snow from the sidewalk between Adams and Williston halls during Monday’s heavy snowfall. The temperature is expected to increase within the next couple of days.

Colin Finnegan

February 18, 2014

Frigid temperatures and heavy snowfalls may come to an end as weather forecasts show a rise in temperature this week.NIU meteorologist Gilbert Sebenste said the 4 inches of snow Monday had essentially “pushed the warm air south, and more snow could fall Wednesday night going into Thursday morning.”Desp...