Anniversary exhibit displays ‘Huskie identity’

“DeKALB — The NIU community will get to enjoy the 125-year history of the university at the recently unveiled 125th anniversary exhibition Becoming Huskies through December, as part of the university’s year-long celebration. The opening reception for Becoming Huskies was 5 p.m. Tuesday on the main floor of Founders Memorial Library. One of the attractions attendees can observe is a timeline …

Top 10 NIU sports moments in 2019

“Number 10: Sep. 16 – Miranda Karlen passes 1,000 digs in San Antonio In a weekend of three contests for the volleyball team, junior liberio Miranda Karlen made program history and surpassed 1,000 digs in her career. “It’s nice for [Karlen] to reach that milestone,” Head Coach Ray Gooden said. “She’s put in the work to reach that mark.” Karlen’s 1,000th …

‘Living room of the community’

  “DeKALB – The first time Mary McGinn stood in the new two-story addition to the Egyptian Theatre, she was at a loss for words. McGinn was one of about 12 people on a hard hat tour of the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St. in DeKalb, on Jan. 14. Free tours will take place Tuesday evenings through the end …

Local Veteran Appears on FOX 32 News

“Local DeKalb (IL) Veteran Marshall Boyle appeared on Chicago’s FOX 32 News as part of a special segment on lifestyles of veterans suffering from PTSD and other emotional challenges from military duty. On the 9:00 PM Tuesday evening news, Fox 32 reported on a local organization that uses guitars as part of helping veterans cope with a variety of challenges. …

DeKalb man’s home a wonderland of toys, science and the magic of Christmas

  “DeKALB – David Miner of DeKalb describes his basement as a “toy museum,” and at first glance, it could be: it has miniature themed carousels, a large toyshop, an amusement park, Nutcracker theater, playhouse, schoolhouse, Santa’s house, a Christmas village, Santa’s barn and sleigh, multiple dollhouses and Santa’s workshop. But what makes Miner’s toy museum unique is that every …

A World War II veteran from DeKalb shares his unique story

“DeKALB – On Nov. 10, 1942, 19-year-old Eugene “Gene” Metcalfe realized he didn’t do his algebra homework for Mr. Hoppe’s algebra class at DeKalb High School. When asked if he completed it, Metcalfe responded, “No, sir, I did not. In fact, I don’t plan to ever do math homework again.” When asked how he expected to graduate in June without …

Veterans deserve incredible honor

“Growing up, I had three veterans in my immediate family, as well as a few others spread throughout my family tree. Having veterans in my family means that I take a great deal of pride in their service and in observance of Veterans day on Monday. This day means more than just saying thank you. It is a day to …

HSC to open Saturday

“DeKALB — The ground floor of the Holmes Student Center, along with a Starbucks and The Depot, a convenience store, will open 8 a.m. Saturday. Students and alumni will be able to see the results of the Holmes Student Center renovation project that began in the fall of 2018. The university has expedited the opening date to align with Homecoming so …

Teacher Highlight: Littlejohn Elementary School

Proudly DeKalb would like to present a series of Teacher Highlights to showcase some of our town’s outstanding teachers. We want to highlight individuals who work hard to create a welcoming community and strengthen our Proudly DeKalb spirit! This week we talked to Principal Billy Hueramo from Littlejohn Elementary. We were seeking a teacher who stood out and went above …

Hustle for Hearing 5k

This month we got a chance to learn about a local race that gives all their proceeds go to an organization called Hear the Cheers. The event will be held on September 21, 2019   “Hustle for Hearing is a 5K run/walk event that raises money for children who can not afford hearing aids in the Chicagoland area! This is …