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Local Girl Scout cookie sales to end March 20

By Northern Star staff | March 7, 2016

Local Girl Scouts will continue to sell cookies at nearby locations until March 20.The Girl Scout Cookie Program teaches girls skills like goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics, according to a Girl Scouts of...

Girl Scouts to begin cookie booth sales

By Northern Star staff | February 19, 2016

Girl Scout cookie booth sales start at the end of February and Digital Cookie 2.0 will be available until the end of the cookie selling season.The Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois have rolled out an online cookie-selling program called Digital Cookie...

Engineering workshops start on Saturdays

By Northern Star Staff | September 16, 2012

Engineering workshops will be offered to all girls from sixth to eighth grade, according to a Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois press release. The Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois and the NIU College of Engineering and Engineering Technology are teaming...

City Manager Mark Bernacki and City Attorney Dean Frieders discuss plans to phase out subsided health insurance benefit for future retirees.

Concerns about insect infestation risen at DeKalb City Council

By Olivia Willoughby | March 26, 2012

Concern about an insect infestation was the DeKalb City Council’s main focus at a meeting Monday. The Illinois Department of Agriculture brought concerns about the emerald ash borer (EAB), an insect that feeds on ash trees. EAB program manager Scott...

One hundred years of Girl Scouts

By Linze Griebenow | January 16, 2012

Since 1917, cookie sales have helped Girl Scouts of the USA to educate, empower and engage girls and teens into becoming future leaders of America. Started in 1912, 2012 marks the organization's 100 year anniversary and funds from cookie sales are crucial...

Sycamore resident Becky Wardlow is in the running for a national
contest, sponsored by Walgreens, to win one ton of candy and a cash
prize.

Sycamore woman reaches semi-finals in national Walgreens sponsored contest

By Courtney Schmitt | October 13, 2011

Sycamore resident Becky Wardlow is in the running for a national contest to win one ton of Halloween candy and a cash prize sponsored by Walgreens and Hershey's. As a semi-finalist, Wardlow was awarded a $300 Walgreens gift card to decorate her house...

New technology makes it too easy for Girl Scouts

New technology makes it too easy for Girl Scouts

By Aaron Brooks | March 1, 2011

When I was a kid, I had to walk 15 miles in the snow pulling a wagon uphill both ways for fundraisers. Ugh, starting a column that way makes me feel old and cranky. Yes, yes; good for the Girl Scouts that they are taking advantage of new technology to...

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