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Wally Thurow, known as Mr. Pumpkin, poses in the mid-1990s during the Sycamore Pumpkin Festival. A statue of Thurow, who helped found the festival, will be unveiled today to help start this year’s Pumpkin Festival.

‘Mr. Pumpkin’ memorial to be unveiled

By Mitchell Spence | October 22, 2014

A statue created to honor one of the founders of the Pumpkin Festival, Wally “Mr. Pumpkin” Thurow, will be unveiled today to help kick off the festival.Pumpkin Festival Committee President Jerry Malmassari said Thurow never stopped thinking of ideas...

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...

Sycamore rich with history

By Junae Bennett | March 28, 2011

SYCAMORE | Sycamore is one of the oldest cities in the area, established in 1835. Carlos Lattin built the 1st home in Sycamore in 1835, said Mayor Ken Mundy. Farmers settled the area and opened several stores after Eli Barnes built the 1st commercial...