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Program today details local history book

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST

DeKALB – The Friends of Barb City Manor Volunteer Auxiliary is hosting a presentation today about “Acres of Change: A History of DeKalb County, IL 1963-2012.”

The presentation by Barry Schrader, a former Daily Chronicle editor and current Daily Chronicle columnist, will start at 2 p.m. in the Activity Room at Barb City Manor Retirement Home, 680 Haish Blvd., DeKalb, according to a news release.

Audience members will get to preview the book on DeKalb County from 1963 to 2012. The publication is being organized by the DeKalb County Historical-Genealogical Society and is a sequel to “From Oxen to Jets,” published in 1963, covering the history of the county up to that time.

Information on ordering the new book will be available. The order deadline is March 15.

After Schrader’s presentation, there will be a brief Friends business meeting and refreshments.

Call 815-756-8444 for information about Friends or if you need a ride to the meeting.

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