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Dan Kenney, executive director of DeKalb County Community Gardens, (left) sets up a Grow Mobile food distribution in Kingston with  Christy Westman, Grow Mobile Program coordinator in 2019.

Potluck pantry to accommodate federal workers amidst government-shutdown

By Sam Malone | January 23, 2019

DeKALB — The DeKalb County Community Gardens is hosting a potluck pantry for federal employees and contracted federal workers to receive free food and personal care products to aid with financial insecurities they may be experiencing as a result of...

Governmental researchers seek community member’s feedback

By Northern Star staff | November 5, 2015

The NIU Center for Governmental Studies will seek input from the community regarding economic development through two 90-minute sessions.The sessions, which are open to the public, are meant to seek community input about county-wide economic development...

NIU, Kishwaukee College leaders to speak about DeKalb county businesses

By Northern Star staff | April 13, 2015

The final registration date for people interested in hearing community leaders speak about the impact of NIU and Kishwaukee College on DeKalb County businesses is noon Monday.Jennifer Groce, NIU director of Community Affairs, and Kishwaukee College President...

Talk offers women landowners ideas

By Northern Star Staff | March 17, 2014

Women Caring for the Land will offer a women-only peer-to-peer, informal discussion to allow women landowners to talk about their individual land stewardship goals and share information with one another.The meeting will be 8:30 a.m. March 31 at the DeKalb...

Next generation learns tricks of farming trade

By Alissa Jacob | February 11, 2014

The kids of DeKalb get a chance to learn about agriculture during February thanks to the Farm Bureau.Farm Bureau volunteers give agriculture presentations to elementary school students in DeKalb County classrooms. The presentations teach children grades...

NIU meteorologist Gilbert Sebenste checks the status of the incoming snowfall for the northern Illinois region. Farmers plan their deliveries around the harsh weather conditions.

Soy, corn deliveries delayed

By Keisha Howerth | February 4, 2014

The cold weather has caused delays in deliveries for local farmers because of road conditions.Farmers have to deal with winter conditions every year, but this year’s weather is harsher than most due to the recent snow storms.Faivre JP Farms, 7102 Fairview...

County to collect holiday lights

By Northern Star Staff | November 4, 2013

The County Health Department will host its annual Holiday Light Recycling Program.This year the department is partnering with DeKalb Iron and Metal. The recycling program will run from Nov. 18 until Jan. 13 and will accept mini-lights, C7, C9, rope, LED...

A farmer harvests his field on Lincoln Highway Wednesday night.
Farming equipment, such as combines, will begin to use DeKalb area
roadways, presenting a potential safety hazard to motorists.

Harvest season puts farming equipment back on DeKalb roads

By Amanda Shaffer | October 5, 2011

As harvest season starts again in DeKalb, roads may become crowded with some unfamiliar vehicles. Farming equipment and other vehicles used while harvesting crops will start using roadways. According to DeKalb Police, one to four accidents happen about...

DeKalb County Lamb and Wool Producers will host annual lamb buffet

By Meaghen Harms | March 30, 2011

Lamb is the main menu item for an upcoming evening buffet. The DeKalb County Lamb & Wool Producers will host its annual lamb buffet on April 9. "The buffet will include carved leg of lamb, vegetables, potatoes, salad, dinner rolls, dessert and choice...

Tractor safety training pulls into town

By Joseph Olmo | February 9, 2011

The DeKalb County Farm Bureau will host its second tractor safety school starting next weekend. The class will take place on Feb. 18-19 and March 4-5 at the Farm Bureau Center, 1350 W. Prairie Drive in Sycamore. This is the first class since 2008 for...

Summer weather produces early harvest

By Joe Olmo | August 30, 2010

This summer, DeKalb County corn crops have thrived, unlike last year. "This is a totally different year," said Russ Deverell, a farmer in Kingston. "The heat has helped to push the corn along and helped the quality of the corn." Mariam Wassmann, director...