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  • Tuesday, April 28, 2015 1:55 PM

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces the opening of Blanding Landing Recreation Area on May 8.

  • Tuesday, April 28, 2015 1:53 PM

    EAST DUBUQUE–Property–selling it and building it–attracted a lot of attention from East Dubuque City Council members on Monday, April 20.

  • Tuesday, April 28, 2015 1:44 PM

    DUBUQUE, Iowa–Three local companies–Earl Thompson Masonry, Norm Davis Construction and Petsche Decorating, Inc.–were recognized recently for their work in four historic preservation projects in the city of Dubuque.

  • Tuesday, April 28, 2015 1:40 PM

    GALENA–On Saturday, May 9, Galena letter carriers will participate in the Letter Carrier Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

  • Tuesday, April 28, 2015 1:38 PM

    During the April 20 River Ridge School Board meeting, Superintendent Brad Albrecht gave an update on a Thomson Correctional Facility marketing campaign spearheaded by the villages of Elizabeth and Hanover.

  • Tuesday, April 28, 2015 11:50 AM

    BENTON, Wis.–Benton Bible Church will host a community blood drive from 3-6 p.m., Wednesday, May 13.

  • Tuesday, April 28, 2015 11:33 AM
    GALENA–The annual Rotary Club of Galena Derby Glitz and Auction will be held this Saturday, May 2 at the Galena Convention Center. 
  • Tuesday, April 21, 2015 3:24 PM

    GALENA–After meeting in closed session Monday, April 13, members of the Galena City Council approved the hiring of two new city employees.

  • Tuesday, April 21, 2015 3:23 PM

    A Galena man was sentenced to 180 days in the Jo Daviess County Jail after pleading guilty to a felony charge of failing to register as a sex offender.

  • Tuesday, April 21, 2015 3:22 PM has declined a Galena/Jo Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau invitation to hold a joint meeting between members of both boards.

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  • Tuesday, April 28, 2015 11:54 AM

    GALENA–The Galena boys high school basketball program will host a basketball camp for incoming sixth graders to seniors from June 2-4 at Galena High School.

  • Crist earns American Legion scholarship
    Tuesday, April 28, 2015 11:53 AM

    HANOVER–One year ago, River Ridge/Scales Mound senior pitcher Josh Crist was wrapping up a fantastic high school sports career.

  • Wildcats win with wild comeback
    Tuesday, April 28, 2015 11:51 AM

    HANOVER–The River Ridge/Scales Mound co-op boys baseball team couldn’t seem to get out of a funk as they hosted the East Dubuque Warriors on Thursday, April 23.

  • Local sports roundup
    Tuesday, April 28, 2015 10:55 AM
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  • Tuesday, April 21, 2015 1:56 PM

    ELIZABETH–May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, and is a perfect time to enjoy the spring weather and beautiful scenery in Northwest Illinois.

  • Galena-RR soccer off to 2-1-1 start
    Tuesday, April 21, 2015 1:55 PM

    HANOVER–The Galena-River Ridge girls soccer team officially has four games under their belt, posting an impressive 2-1-1 record through four games.

  • Southwestern steals victory in seventh
    Tuesday, April 21, 2015 1:54 PM

    HAZEL GREEN, Wis.–Just one day after the Pirates of Galena suffered a narrow 6-5 loss to Pearl City, they hoped to put away a border battle victory over Southwestern on Friday, April 17.

  • Tuesday, April 14, 2015 11:52 AM

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    GALENA–After two innings of shutout softball in cold, windy conditions, the Scales Mound/River Ridge Lady Hornets blew the game wide open with a 10 run third inning to grab a 12-0 victory over the Lady Pirates on Tuesday, April 7.

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  • Wednesday, April 29, 2015 9:37 AM

    Alvin F. Neumeister, age 95, died Monday, April 27, 2015, at his home surrounded by his family.

    Cremation rites have been accorded. A private family service will be held at a later date.

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Monday, April 27, 2015 1:49 PM

    ELIZABETH, Ill.–Wayne LaVerle Trost, 84, of Elizabeth, died Monday, April 20, 2015, at Midwest Medical Center in Galena.

    Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 2, 2015, at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Elizabeth, with Pastor Mike Nesbit officiating. Inurnment will take place in Woodbine Cemetery at a later date.

    A visitation will be held from 9-11 a.m. prior to the services at the church.

    A memorial fund has been established in Wayne’s memory.

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Friday, April 24, 2015 3:20 PM

    JORDAN–Hamid “Harry” Anwar, Wing Commander, Retired, (June 20th 1934-April 19th, 2015), passed away Sunday, April 19, 2015, in Jordan.

    A committal service will be held April 27 following the visitation in Greenwood Cemetery, Galena.

    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675 or the Galena Food Pantry, 971 Gear Street, Galena, IL 61036 in memory of Harry.

    Online condolences maybe left at

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Tuesday, April 21, 2015 11:01 AM

    MILWAUKEE, Wis.–Joan McDermott, 85, of Milwaukee, Wis. passed away Friday, April 17, 2015.

    Services and burial will be in Milwaukee.

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Monday, April 20, 2015 9:14 AM

    BOYNTON BEACH, Fla.–John “Jack” Dimke, 68, of Boynton Beach, Fla., passed away Thursday, April 9, 2015, at Bethesda East Hospital, Boynton Beach, after a short illness.

    Burial will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Galena, at a later date. A celebration of life will be held in early summer.

    The Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena is assisting the family.

    Online condolences may be left at

    Click on name above for more information.

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  • Tuesday, April 28, 2015 1:58 PM
    SCALES MOUND–Bill Wubben has been elected as the first president of the Scales Mound Community Foundation. 
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    GALENA–Westminster Presbyterian Church, 513 S. Bench St., is holding its annual rummage sale on Thursday, May 14 from 4 to 8 p.m.; Friday, May 15 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, May 16 from 9 a.m. to noon.

  • Tuesday, April 28, 2015 1:56 PM
    SINSINAWA, Wis.–The Central College A Capella Choir will perform in Queen of the Rosary Chapel at Sinsinawa Mound on Monday, May 25, at 2 p.m. as part of its annual tour. 
  • Tuesday, April 28, 2015 1:55 PM

    ELIZABETH–The Jo Daviess County Soil and Water Conservation District is announcing the winners of its poster contest.

  • Tuesday, April 28, 2015 1:47 PM

    MT. CARROLL–A tour of the Frances Shimer Arboretum in Mount Carroll will be held on Saturday, May 9, at 1 p.m.

  • Tuesday, April 28, 2015 1:44 PM
    GALENA–Jo Daviess County Country Fair Charities, Inc., will be accepting applications for grants from not-for-profit organizations until May 1. 
  • Tuesday, April 28, 2015 1:35 PM

    GALENA–The city of Galena is accepting early registration for American Red Cross swimming lessons to be held at the Alice T. Virtue Memorial Pool in Galena this summer.

  • Tuesday, April 28, 2015 1:34 PM
  • Lasting impression on their hearts
    Tuesday, April 28, 2015 1:32 PM

    From the excitement and joy with the news of the surrender of General Lee to General Grant on April 9, 1865, to the sad news that was reported in the Galena Daily Gazette of April 15, 1865. . .

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