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Two girls run to get their kites in the air on Sunday at DeKalb Kite Fest. The DeKalb Park District held its 18th annual DeKalb Kite Fest at Kiwanis Park. (Rachel Cormier | Northern Star)

DeKalb Kite Fest takes off

By Rachel Cormier, News Reporter | September 10, 2023

DeKALB – Everyone thinks you need a strong wind for kites to fly, but that didn’t stop anyone at the DeKalb Kite Fest this Sunday. The 18th annual DeKalb Kite Fest took off at 11 a.m. Sunday, filling Kiwanis Park and the sky with multicolored kites...

There are many events this season to look out for, including a pet costume contest and a pumpkin rolling competition.

DeKalb Park District to spice up the city with 4 ‘spooky season’ celebrations

By Abigail Lamoreaux, Chief Copy Editor | October 7, 2022

DeKALB – Expect whimsy and family-friendly fun this Halloween season from the DeKalb Park District, which has four upcoming events planned for the community to enjoy, according to an Oct. 6 news release. DeKalb Halloween House Decorating Contest (Oct....

Two seats open for election on DeKalb Park Board

Two seats open for election on DeKalb Park Board

By Ethan Gonzales, Sports Editor | September 30, 2022

DeKALB – Two positions for the DeKalb Park Board have opened up for the consolidated election set to occur on April 4, 2023. The positions will be filled by the County Clerk’s Election Division and each will serve a four-year term when elected. Petition...

DeKalb Park District is hosting a Halloween house decorating contest.

DeKalb Park District to host Halloween house decorating contest

By DeOndre Saunders, Sports Reporter | September 28, 2022

DeKALB – Get ready to design your house as frightening as possible because the third annual DeKalb Halloween House Decorating Contest is here! Prizes will be awarded for the Best Overall Theme, Best Special effects, Scariest, and People’s Choice....

Warming centers available in DeKalb

By Jackie Nevarez | January 9, 2015

DeKalb has four warming centers available for residents during extreme cold weather situations, according to a Jan. 5 DeKalb news release:DeKalb Public Library815-756-9568309 Oak St.9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday9 a.m. to 5 p.m....

Keep playground in Pappas Park

By Angelina McNeela | September 24, 2014

Standing outside Pappas Park is a sign asking for feedback on tentative plans to tear down the only local playground in the area.Pappas Park, at the corner of Hillcrest and Aspen drives, is the center of a quiet living community managed by Pittsley Realty....

DeKalb Park District to do some spring cleaning

By Erin Kolb | May 1, 2013

The city’s parks are being prepared for spring. The DeKalb Park District is responsible for keeping local parks clean. Park foreman Josh Clark said preparations for the warm weather season begin in January. In January, the district takes all the equipment...

Sophmore Communications major, Lauren Kinsella puts a frisbee-golf disc at Welsh Park on Wednesday.

DeKalb Park District to install ‘frolf’ targets

By Ryan Chodora | April 15, 2013

The DeKalb Park District will install four new disc golf targets this summer at Annie’s Woods Park, 401 Lucinda Ave. Annie’s Woods will be the third park in DeKalb to cater to disc golf players. The funding for the Annie’s Woods project was funded...

DeKalb Park District to hold dog owner workshop

By Brooke Shinberg | February 27, 2013

The DeKalb Park District will host “Going to the Dogs,” a workshop to educate citizens on the programming options available to dog owners in DeKalb. The event will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on March 13 at the Haish Gym Facility, 303 S. Ninth...

NIU Cares Day explained

By Lindsey Rodriguez | February 6, 2013

NIU Cares Day enters its seventh year of giving back to the DeKalb community on April 20. Students are welcome to register as a team or individually. March 22 will be the last day to register. The program teams up with partners in DeKalb like the DeKalb...

DeKalb Park District gearing up for spring

By Mary Diamond | March 27, 2012

The DeKalb Park District’s Summer Catalog will arrive in local mailboxes next week just in time for the earlier than usual spring warm-up. “Believe it or not we’ve had people calling and asking if the pool’s open with all this warm weather,”...

Mike Greene | Northern Star
Freshman sociology major and member of Omega Delta Danny Salazar helps paint the walls of First Church of Nazarene one afternoon as part of a past NIU Cares Day. Salazar and other members of Omega Delta started the day off washing windows at Lincoln Elementary and continued serving the community by painting and landscaping at the church.

NIU Cares Day is volunteer opportunity for students, faculty, staff

By Danny Ciamprone | April 13, 2011

Everyone says they care; now NIU is proving it. On Saturday, NIU will hold its fifth annual NIU Cares Day, which is a campus-wide day of community service. The goal is to bring students, faculty and staff together to complete service projects in the county...