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.
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.
Calling All Police, Fire, Sheriff and EMT’s Of Stephenson County. A Very Special September 11 Thank You. Share This!
Calling All Police, Fire, Sheriff and EMT’s Of Stephenson County. A Very Special September 11 Thank You. Share This! CallingRead more.
Lions Mobile Hearing Screening Unit Coming To Dakota
Dakota, Illinois — The Lions Mobile Hearing Screening Unit is coming to Dakota. Anyone 18 and older, and 10-17 accompaniedRead more.
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.
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.
Dakota Theater and Music Departments Present The Lion King Kids Tonight
The Dakota Theater and Music Departments are presenting “The Lion King Kids” tonight, Saturday, November 7th at 7:00 p.m atRead more.
Christy’s Treasures & Gifts Christmas Open House
Enjoy this Christmas open house and check off all of the ladies on your shopping list with soy candles, warmers,Read 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.
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.
Send In Your Letters To The Editor And Be Heard
Have Something You’d Like To Say? Have a positive statement to make or a suggestion? Send Your Letters To Us AndRead more.
The Road Show – From Freeport To Lake Summerset, We Follow The Path of This Years Rt. 75 Sales And
The Road Show – From Freeport To Lake Summerset, We Follow The Path of This Years Rt. 75 Sales AndRead more.
Village of Dakota Trick-or-Treat 2016 Hours
Dakota, Illinois – The Village of Dakota wants to wish everyone a Happy Halloween tonight in Dakota. The Village announced theirRead 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.
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.
Shop with a Cop to Bring 24 Area Youth a Special Christmas
Freeport, Illinois — With the help of numerous people from regional schools, police department, the Freeport Community Foundation and othersRead more.
HCC Foundation Announces 2015-2016 Scholarship Recipients
FREEPORT — The Highland Community College Foundation distributed approximately $387,000 to Highland Students for the 2015 academic year with moreRead more.
Dakota Illinois News
Dakota Township is the smallest in the county, comprising, like the townships of Erin and Jefferson, an area of onlyRead 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 Earns 2017 One of ‘Top 100 School Districts in Illinois’ Designation
Dakota, Illinois — It’s a pretty big accomplishment when you make a top 100 list. When it comes to schoolsRead 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.