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.
Highland Community College Announces Fall 2018 Graduates
FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — Highland Community College announces its fall 2018 graduates. Upon the conclusion of the fall semester, 55 studentsRead 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.
Enjoy All You Can Eat Breakfast, Brunch Buffet At Cimino’s on Sunday
FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — Mark your calendar for Sunday’s at Cimino’s and stop in to enjoy their famous and delicious allRead more.
Northwest Illinois Coyotes Registration Now Open For 2019 Youth Football Season
DAKOTA, ILLINOIS — EduSports Inc.’s youth football team, the NWI Coyotes, has registration now open through May 4, 2019. ThisRead 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.
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.
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.
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.
Meet The Stephenson County Students Named 2018-19 ISAC State Scholars
Stephenson County, Illinois — The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) recently named the 2018-2019 State Scholars in honor of their outstandingRead 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.
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.
Best Academic Public School In Freeport?
FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — We noticed a report today which stated of the 69 students attending Pearl City Junior High School inRead more.
President Barack Obama Proclaims May 1 through May 7, 2016, As National Small Business Week
Washington – Responsible for creating nearly two-thirds of net new jobs in the United States each year and employing moreRead 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.
Dakota High School Marching Band Wins Best Sr. High Band At The Oregon Parade
Congratulations to the Dakota High School Marching Band for winning Best Sr. High Band at the Oregon Parade!Read 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.
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.
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.
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.