Blain’s Farm & Fleet is celebrating its 65th anniversary in DeKalb County. Farm & Fleet built its third store in DeKalb: its first two were in Janesville and Rice Lake, Wisconsin. “If the DeKalb customers weren’t so loyal at the beginning, I don’t know if we would have had the opportunity to grow. If the early stores didn’t go well, we wouldn’t be around today," said Jane Blain Gilbertson, the store's CEO, president and owner.







The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce held its Family Fun Fest Tuesday afternoon at Hopkins Park in DeKalb. The free event, sponsored by sponsored by Clean USA, Illinois Community Credit Union and T-Mobile, featured more than 25 booths with local businesses offering activities, games, giveaways, raffles and more.