Spreading Holiday Cheer

This time of year is all about giving back to our friends, our families, and our communities! Every year Tim and Bobbi, the owners of Barb City Bagels partner up with other members of our community to provide gifts and stockings for the children at Safe Passage and Hope Haven. This year the whole Barb City Bagels staff got together …

NIU’s Smith Earns Back-to-Back Walter Camp All-America Honors

Huskie defensive end named to second All-America team this season DEKALB, Ill. – For the second consecutive season, Northern Illinois University defensive end Sutton Smith was honored as a Walter Camp All-American, when the Huskie junior was named to the organization’s second team Thursday. Smith, who became the first Huskie to earn first team All-America honors in back-to-back years when he was named …

Freeman hosts President’s Holiday Appreciation Gathering for faculty and staff

DeKALB — NIU President Lisa Freeman hosted the President’s Holiday Appreciation Gathering from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday as a way for faculty and staff to bring in the holiday season. The event was in the Altgeld Hall auditorium and featured music performed by the NIU Jazztet, one of the jazz combos directed by Reggie Thomas. Representatives from the Huskie …

Our View: Thumbs-up to DeKalb’s new fire chief

  Thumbs-up: To DeKalb’s newest fire chief, Jeff McMaster. A 23-year veteran of the DeKalb Fire Department, McMaster was named the department’s interim chief Thursday. He talked this week about his work at the department, including the many years he worked alongside Eric Hicks, who retired from the department this week, in part, Hicks said, as a cost-saving measure. McMaster has …

NIU football: Huskies storm back from 19-point deficit to claim MAC title

Rod Carey had been saying it. Marcus Childers had been saying it. The whole offense had been saying it. On Friday, Childers showed what Northern Illinois has been saying all year – that the offense is capable of scoring in bunches. Childers delivered the drive of a lifetime, culminating in his rollout, 35-yard touchdown pass to D.J. Brown with 1:09 …

Support local farmers, artists at market Dec. 1

DeKALB – The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of DeKalb, 158 N. Fourth St., will host a winter farmers market with local artisans and a book sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 1 Admission is $1. Organizer Dan Kenney said there will be more than 20 vendors, including many newcomers. Hasselmann Family Farm will offer grass-fed beef, pork, poultry, eggs, …

DeKalb police making a list, checking it twice for annual shopping event

Cash donations sought for Dec. 9 for Heroes and Helpers event DeKALB – DeKalb police are asking for donations for their annual Heroes and Helpers event, which will take place Dec. 9 at Target, 2555 Sycamore Road. The department and Target partner to provide underprivileged local children with toys. Although the event is weeks away, the department is seeking cash …

Cambodian student one of four to receive the Lincoln Laureate award

DeKALB — International Cambodian student I Younan An, who is also a senior political science major, proves anything is possible by becoming the first international NIU student to win the Lincoln Laureate award. An said he believes taking advantage of his time played a vital role in being honored with NIU`s Lincoln Laureate Award. The award is given to an …

DeKalb Fire, community team up to give 120 coats, supplies to at-risk children

DeKALB – DeKalb firefighters have seen a lot of scary scenes, including children who, without the help of our bravest, might not have a proper winter coat to keep them warm. For the fifth year in a row, the firefighters at DeKalb Fire Station 1 partnered with the DeKalb Classroom Teachers’ Association to help local kids stay warm in the …

Talking turkey, delivering a Thanksgiving meal to 500 families in need

DeKalb Fire donates 1,000 pounds of turkey to Salvation Army during radio broadcast DeKALB – Delivering a half-ton of turkeys? All part of the job, DeKalb Fire Capt. Luke Howieson said Friday morning. Photos by Kelsey Rettke – krettke@shawmedia.com) (Caption: DeKalb firefighter and paramedic Pat Eriksen, who’s been with the department for 13 years, gets assistance from a future firefighter …