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Brazilian music ensemble Paulo Padilha and Group to perform at DeKalb High School

By Northern Star staff | February 26, 2015

Brazilian musical ensemble Paulo Padilha and Group will perform 7 p.m. March 5 in the DeKalb High School auditorium.The ensemble is led by Brazilian musician Padilha. Other members include Léo Mendes on guitar, vocals and electric bass; André Magalhães...

DeKalb high school classes resume after outside gas leak sealed

By Northern Star staff | February 10, 2015

Classes resumed at DeKalb High School after a natural gas leak outside of the building was sealed today.The DeKalb fire department and Nicor Gas Company responded to a call at 10:51 A.M. for a possible natural gas leak at the high school, police said....

Castle Challenge basketball match raises $59K for DeKalb, Sycamore high schools

By Rosie Villegas | February 2, 2015

Friday’s 15th annual Castle Challenge concluded with a win for Sycamore women’s basketball, DeKalb men’s basketball and $59,000 for the schools to split.Castle Bank pairs up with NIU and local and national organizations to support the DeKalb High...

Community garden to be built for high school

By Jessica Christofersen | November 5, 2014

DeKalb County Community Gardens plans to start a garden west of DeKalb High School so students can get their hands dirty while learning about agriculture.Dan Kenney, DeKalb Community Gardens director, said the organization leased a 4-acre plot west of...

A DeKalb police cruiser.

Police say attack that led to school lockdowns did not happen

By Northern Star Staff | October 21, 2014

Police say a reported attack of a man on a walking path, which led to at least three schools going under lockdown today, did not happen.Cmdr. John Petragallo said the lockdowns were initiated in the afternoon after police received a 911 call from a male...

A DeKalb police cruiser.

Lockdown lifted from DeKalb schools

By Northern Star Staff | October 21, 2014

Soft lockdowns on DeKalb High School and two elementary schools have been lifted, according to DeKalb police.Cmdr. John Petragallo said the lockdown was initiated in the afternoon after police received a 911 call from a male victim who reported being...

DeKalb High School fans cheer on their team during the DeKalb Homecoming football game Friday at DeKalb High School, 501 W. Dresser Road. The DeKalb Barbs beat Morris High School, 42-0.

Homecoming traditions bring students together

By Mariah Harden | October 5, 2014

The DeKalb Barbs continued their winning streak by defeating Morris High School 42-0 at their Homecoming game, making their record 6-0.Audrey Villalpando, DeKalb High School senior and cheerleader, said the football game brings everyone together. DeKalb...

Students: Embrace Baker’s vision

By Bob Brigham Jr. | September 29, 2014

I have lived in DeKalb since 1957; my wife Alina and I have three young children, care deeply about DeKalb and, of course, NIU.My father Bob Sr. was NIU’s athletic director for many years and my mother Gertrude taught girls physical education at DeKalb...

Dion Hooker, Sycamore senior running back/corner back, runs the ball down the field. DeKalb and Sycamore high schools faced off during the game. About $54,000 was raised during the game, which brought the total raised throughout the Castle Challenge’s history to more than $900,000.

$900K raised during 15 years of Castle Challenge football history

By Rachel Scaman | September 21, 2014

About $54,000 was raised during the 15th annual Castle Challenge football game between DeKalb and Sycamore high schools, which has collected more than $900,000 throughout its history.DeKalb won the Friday challenge, 55-40. DeKalb Mayor John Rey said the...

Sycamore senior Michael Hermes strikes a pose in his white, yellow and black gear.

Mayors join in on high school rivalry

By Linda Loya | September 18, 2014

Sycamore and DeKalb high schools — and mayors — will be pitted against each other for the 15th annual Castle Challenge Friday at Huskie Stadium.Tailgating starts 4 p.m. with tickets priced at $12 for adults and $6 for students. Tickets, which cover...

Brian Balika, of DeKalb, prepares to test drive a Ford Focus Wednesday in the parking lot of DeKalb High School, 501 W. Dresser Road. Ford Motor Company donated $20 per test drive to DeKalb High School’s music programs.

Ford raises $2,600 for music boosters

By Ryan Nickel | April 20, 2014

Brad Manning Ford raised $2,600 with 130 participants for the DeKalb High School music boosters during their Drive 4 UR School fundraiser.This is the second year DeKalb High School, 501 W. Dresser Road, had an event for Drive 4 UR School to raise money...

Expo will feature local businesses

By Northern Star Staff | March 26, 2014

The DeKalb and Sycamore Chambers of Commerce will host the 2014 Community Expo from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the DeKalb High School Field House, 501 W. Dresser Road.There will be more than 100 local businesses, food from local restaurants, inflatable bounce...