Before the Chicago Great Western came through the county, there was a general store and one or two houses at the cross roads where German Valley, or Baalton, as it was then called, was located. With the advent of the railroad, in August, 1887, the present village was platted, and the town re-christened German Valley.
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.
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.
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.
3rd Annual Christmas in German Valley Arts & Crafts Show
German Valley – Local artists, crafters and vendors offer a variety of merchandise including original paintings, crocheted items, sewed items, woodRead more.
Send In Your Letters To The Editor And Be Heard
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German Valley UMC Family FREE Movie Night – “23 Blast” Watch Trailer
German Valley – Grab the family and head out to the German Valley United Methodist Church tonight for a 7:00Read more.
An Entire Weekend of Family Friendly Fun At The Historic German Valley Days
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Where No Man Has Gone Before – German Valley Women Meets Captain James T. Kirk
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Six Dead Birds In Freeport Test Positive For West Nile Virus
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Ghostly Tales with Local Writer Terri Reid Saturday, October 24, 2015
German Valley Historical Museum, 805 Church Street, German Valley. 7 pm. Local novelist, Terri Reid, will regale you with her supernaturalRead more.
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12th Annual Community Wide Corn Boil To Be Held
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The 2016 German Valley Days Parade
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City Leaders Discuss County Tourism and Promotion Dollars
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These 14 NIU Students From Stephenson County Just Made NIU’s Dean’s List
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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.
Update On Friday Early Morning German Valley Fire
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Illinois State Veterinary Association Names Board Members
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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.
Enjoy All You Can Eat Breakfast, Brunch Buffet At Cimino’s on Sunday
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