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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 2019 Route 75 Sales Event To Be Held May 31 – June 1 As Organizers Look to Retire
NORTHERN, ILLINOIS — Starting in 2002 the annual Route 75 Sales event has become a literal shopping extravaganza for tens of thousandsRead 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.
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.
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.
Criminal Justice Scholarships Now Available Through Stephenson County Crime Stop
Stephenson County, Illinois — $500 scholarships are available for the spring 2019 semester at Highland Community College for Stephenson CountyRead 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.
Nine Schools Win FHN Miles And Minutes Cash
FREEPORT, Ill., Sept. 19, 2017 — Nine area schools will get checks from FHN this fall, thanks to their dedicatedRead 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.
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.
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 Illinois News
Dakota Township is the smallest in the county, comprising, like the townships of Erin and Jefferson, an area of onlyRead 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.
12th Annual Route 75 Sales – 40 Miles of Garage Sales
Registration is now open for the annual Route 75 Garage Sales to be held Friday & Saturday, May 31st &Read 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.