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The Jonamac Orchard, 1942 Shabbona Road, Malta, will be having food trucks and live music there this Saturday.

Jonamac Orchard invites students for Family Weekend

By Jacob Roushia | October 3, 2019

The Jonomac Orchard, 1942 Shabbona Road, Malta, will be hosting different events throughout the weekend which NIU students may attend.

Turbines to expand, group to block effort

By Northern Star Staff | May 7, 2018

DeKALB — The DeKalb County Board approved a wind ordinance, now expanding the proposed project to the northern part of DeKalb County, raising concern among residents.The 500-foot wind turbines will be visible throughout the county and Concerned Citizens...

Highway Association president talks history

By Ryan Chodora | September 18, 2013

Kay Shelton is the president of the Lincoln Highway Association. Shelton is a professor at Kishwaukee College in Malta, home to the highway’s first seedling mile.Northern Star: Who came up with the idea for Lincoln Highway?Kay Shelton: That was Carl...

Top 5: Head-scratching strange news

Top 5: Head-scratching strange news

By Holly New | September 15, 2013

No. 5: Dennis Rodman returns from North Korea visitDennis Rodman has returned after a four-day trip to North Korea, visiting with dictator Kim Jong Un.In Beijing’s airport, Rodman referred to President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary...

Jonamac rises with fall

By Deanna Frances | September 15, 2013

Owners of Jonamac Orchard are prepared for another fall season with renovations.The orchard has opened a kettle corn barn where fresh kettle corn and apple cider slushies are made on the weekends. Owner and manager Kevin McArtor said there is something...

Bringing class to DeKalb High School

By Shelby Devitt | August 28, 2011

The new DeKalb High School, 501 W. Dresser Road, was dedicated at a public ceremony Friday night on the 50-yard line of the football field. The people who made the new, multi-million dollar facility possible were recognized, including current and former...

Firefighters battle an electrical fire at 414 Prospect St. in DeKalb Tuesday morning.

Fire results in estimated $20K of damages

By Shaun Zinck | April 19, 2011

DeKALB | The DeKalb Fire Department is investigating an electrical fire that occurred Tuesday morning just one block from city hall. Police received a call at 10:31 a.m. on Tuesday about an electrical meter on fire at a house located at 414 Prospect St.,...

Head-on collision occurs on Route 64

By Northern Star Staff | February 10, 2011

Two vehicles were involved in a head-on collision on state Route 64 Wednesday afternoon. Nicholas A. Skrede, 25, of Sycamore, allegedly drove into the opposite lane when he hit an oncoming car. His vehicle was found in the north ditch facing south. Skrede...

Online rumors about missing student “completely untrue”

By Northern Star staff | October 20, 2010

Online rumors that a body may have been found near Malta are false, DeKalb County Sheriff Roger Scott said Wednesday night. The investigation into the disappearance of NIU freshman Antinette Keller has not stopped, and Scott said DeKalb Police, DeKalb...

Pumpkin farms offer Halloween fun this season

By Allyson Martin | October 19, 2010

Pumpkin farms in the DeKalb area are offering a variety of fall activities. Many of the places people can pick pumpkins will be familiar to those who are familiar with apple orchards because the same orchards sometimes grow both crops. Pumpkin pickers...

Jonamac Orchard ends You Pick early

By Taylor Thanos | October 17, 2010

Malta | Jonamac Orchard, 19412 Shabbona Road in Malta, shut down pick-your-own apples (You Pick) to the public early this year due to harvesting patterns. Jerry McArtor, one of the Jonamac Orchard owners, has been involved in harvesting apples for over...