Dakota Township is the smallest in the county, comprising, like the townships of Erin and Jefferson, an area of only eighteen square miles. However, in that limited space, the township includes some of the best farming land in the county, some of the thriftiest and most prosperous appearing farm houses, and, withal, some of the prettiest and most picturesque stretches of landscape that the county can boast of. Dakota, or Dakotah, as it is sometimes called, was founded in 1857, when the Western Union Railroad, now the C., M. & St. P. R. R. first laid its rails through Stephenson county.
Six Dead Birds In Freeport Test Positive For West Nile Virus
Freeport, Illinois — The Stephenson County Health Department released a news release informing residents of the County that the West Nile Virus hasRead more.
The 2017 Route 75 40 Miles of Garage Sales – June 2 & 3
The Route 75 40 Miles of Garage Sales. This year it’s on June 2&3. If you’re having a sale youRead more.
Highland Dairy Judging team finishes a successful fall semester
FREEPORT — The Highland Community College Dairy Judging Team recently completed another successful judging season. The 2017 Dairy Judging TeamRead more.
Dakota Youth Football Begins Early Registration
Dakota, Illinois — Dakota Youth Football announced that on February 5 it will open early registration for the 2017 season.Read more.
Dakota-Rock Grove UMC Chili and Vegetable Soup Dinner Saturday, October 24, 2015
Dakota-Rock Grove United Methodist Church, 102 S. Church Street, Dakota. 5 pm to 7:30 pm. Enjoy this church dinner including chili, vegetable soup,Read more.
60th Annual Dakota Lions Pancake & Sausage Day
Dakota, IL – Get ready for another great time at the 60th Annual Dakota Lions Pancake & Sausage Day. ThisRead more.
30 Year Veteran of Dakota School District Heidi Ludolph
Dakota, Illinois – Heidi Ludolph is a 30 year veteran of Dakota CUSD #201. During her tenure with the district,Read more.
Berner Food and Beverage Triples Its Footprint
Dakota, Illinois — September 20, 2017 — Headquartered in the small town of Afolkey, Illinois Berner Food and Beverage recentlyRead more.
EduSports Announces Registration For Summer Track & Field Season
Dakota, Illinois — EduSports, Inc. is proud to invite all boys and girls between the ages of 8 -18 toRead more.
Dakota to Host Referendum Informational Meetings
Dakota, Illinois — For the past several years, the State of Illinois has reduced its funding to the Dakota School DistrictRead more.
Bailey Miller of Leaf River Sinks Half Court Shot At Forreston vs Dakota Game and Wins $500
Freeport – Diamond Bros is always looking for ways to have a little fun in the communities! If you were at theRead more.
Berner Food & Beverage Is Hiring
Dakota, Illinois — Berner Food & Beverage is currently hiring additional help. In an announcement released, Berner says they areRead more.
Northern Illinois’ Largest Bargain & Treasure Extravaganza Starts This Friday
Northern Illinois — If you’re a bargain hunter and love finding deals and steals and even local meals, the singleRead more.
Stephenson County Tourism Update – NewCo Chooses ‘Greater Freeport Partnership’ As Official Name
The board of "NewCo" has selected Greater Freeport Partnership as the name for the new organization, which is designed toRead more.
Excessive Heat Warning Through Saturday
Excessive Heat Warning ...DANGEROUS HEAT INTO SATURDAY... .HOT AND HUMID CONDITIONS TO CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY. PEAK HEAT INDICES NEAR 110Read more.
Berner Food & Beverage Is Hiring
Dakota, Illinois — Berner Food & Beverage is currently hiring additional help. In an announcement released yesterday, Berner says thatRead more.
Early Voting In Stephenson County Begins Thursday September 29
Stephenson County, Illinois – Notice is hereby given for the General Election that Registered Voters in Stephenson County, by personal appearance,Read more.
Mayor! Now that’s a good idea. I could run for Mayor of Dakota, Illinois
Dakota, Illinois — At last Monday’s Board meeting current Mayor Timothy Last of the village of Dakota officially resigned his positionRead more.
Dakota’s Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt to be held March 31st
Dakota, Illinois — The annual Easter egg hunt at Dakota park has been announced. Families interested should show up to Dakota parkRead more.
City Leaders Discuss County Tourism and Promotion Dollars
Freeport, Illinois — City leaders discuss Tourism, Promotion and NewCo. dollars as it relates to the recent consolidation of theRead more.