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 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.
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.
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 Illinois News
Dakota Township is the smallest in the county, comprising, like the townships of Erin and Jefferson, an area of onlyRead 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.
Berner Food & Beverage Is Hiring
Dakota, Illinois — Berner Food & Beverage is currently hiring additional help. In an announcement released, Berner says they areRead 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’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.
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.
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 Athletes Receive Academic All-American Recognition
Freeport, Illinois — The tradition of high quality student-athletes participating in Cougar athletic programs continued in 2017-2018. Twelve Highland CommunityRead more.