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.
Recent Dakota, Illinois News and Archives:
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.
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.
An Exciting New Season Opens For Young Athletes
Dakota, Illinois — EduSports, Inc. is proud to offer both youth football and youth cheer for 2018! Youth football is openRead 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.
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 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 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.
Berner Food & Beverage Is Hiring For Many Positions
Dakota, Illinois — Berner Food & Beverage is hiring. Berner says they encourage all potential applicants (both internal and external) toRead 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’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.
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.
History of Rock and Roll and Kennedy Years Ignite Dakota Teacher Britton Kauffman
Dakota, Illinios – Britton Kauffman is beginning his 15th year with Dakota CUSD #201. As a Dakota alum, he foundRead 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 Garbage Pickup Postponed Until Saturday
Dakota, Illinois — The city of Dakota has announced that garbage pickup is going to be postponed until Saturday morningRead 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.
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