• Help plot the course

    GALENA–Members of the Galena School Board want to know what’s on the minds of school district residents when it comes to school facilities.

  • Students contribute to quilt

    GALENA–When Alison Flogel, a teacher at Little Learners Preschool in Galena, decided over the summer to sponsor a South African child through Restoring Hope International, a Christian non-profit, she knew she wanted to somehow share the experience with her students.

  • Doing what he loves
    GALENA–Richard Hess is the first to admit he never expected to become an artist.
  • Galena students show kindness

    GALENA–The Galena School District was all about kindness Monday, Oct. 5, during nontraditional activities that promoted compassion, cooperation, teamwork and respect.

  • Galena Area EMS holds mass casualty drill
    GALENA–“Galena EMS you’re needed at the Palace Campground reference a tornado,” said a Jo Daviess County 911 dispatcher over the scanner on Tuesday, Oct. 6.
  • Horsepower Farm family

    GALENA–Each year, a drill team made up local women and their horses entertains an audience with the precision and discipline of their choreographed performance.

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  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015 2:55 PM

    GALENA–The city of Galena’s newly formed deer committee is scheduled to have its first meeting Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 6:30 p.m. at Galena City Hall.

  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015 2:53 PM

    GALENA–Since the agreement between the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and the city of Galena was signed in 2010, not a year has passed when there wasn’t anticipation about Gear Street finally getting a much needed overhaul.

  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015 2:47 PM

    GALENA–After incurring major wear and tear in the wake of March’s Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) train derailment, Blackjack Road will continue receiving repairs into next spring.

  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015 2:46 PM

    GALENA–The Galena/Jo Daviess County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau voted in a Tuesday Sept. 29 meeting to hire McDaniels Marketing to run both the CVB’s marketing and website development after RFPs for the two tasks were issued by the board earlier this year.

  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015 2:38 PM

    ELIZABETH–Jo Daviess County residents are reminded that they can dispose of unwanted car and light truck tires from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Community Building parking lot.

  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015 2:34 PM

    GALENA–Interested in learning about financial incentives for preserving historic buildings?

  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015 2:21 PM
    ELIZABETH–With the cool fall weather coming, thoughts turn to closing up the house tightly for winter. 
  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015 2:08 PM

    LASALLE–LaSalle County Sheriff Tom Templeton, 2015 Illinois Sheriffs’ Association President, is asking local and state law enforcement to use their discretion and issue warnings rather than citations for expired license plate stickers.

  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015 1:45 PM

    GALENA–Midwest Medical Center will host a community blood drive from 2:30-5:30 p.m., on Tuesday, Oct. 27 in the donor bus.

  • Wednesday, October 07, 2015 11:53 AM

    GALENA–The Galena City Council, during its Monday, Sept. 28 meeting, approved a memorandum of understanding with the Galena Foundation for improvements to Grant Park.

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  • Defensive battle
    Tuesday, October 13, 2015 2:32 PM

    GALENA–Two big plays proved to be the difference in a defensive struggle as the Galena Pirates came away with a 21-6 win over Warren last Friday night at Chuck Korte Field.

  • Thunder strike down Warriors
    Tuesday, October 13, 2015 2:30 PM
    EAST DUBUQUE–The East Dubuque Warriors looked to go above .500 as they took on the Thunder of West Carroll Friday night. 
  • Fall youth baseball league wraps up season
    Tuesday, October 13, 2015 2:26 PM

    HANOVER–Over the course of the last seven weeks, over 30 local baseball players, ages 10 and under, participated in a new fall baseball league designed to give players a chance to continue to improve upon their skills.

  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015 2:23 PM
  • Pirates dominate Pecatonica
    Wednesday, October 07, 2015 11:02 AM

    PECATONICA–The Galena Pirates played spoiler to the Pecatonica Indians on Friday, Oct. 2 in Pecatonica, as they trampled the Indians on their homecoming night in a 43-6 victory.

  • Galena teams in top five at golf meets
    Wednesday, October 07, 2015 10:57 AM
    GALENA–Galena High School’s golf teams earn top-five places in the NUIC Golf Meet at the Galena Golf Club Thursday, Oct. 1. 
  • Wednesday, October 07, 2015 10:53 AM
  • Pirates dominate
    Tuesday, September 29, 2015 12:19 PM

    GALENA–The Galena Pirates got back on the winning track Friday night at Chuck Korte Field with a convincing 49-16 victory over winless Eastland-Pearl City.

  • Lady Pirates win on Volley for a Cure night
    Tuesday, September 29, 2015 12:17 PM

    EAST DUBUQUE–The Galena Pirates took on East Dubuque on Thursday, Sept. 24 for the annual Volley for a Cure night in East Dubuque.

  • Davidson leads Warriors to homecoming win
    Tuesday, September 29, 2015 12:16 PM

    EAST DUBUQUE–East Dubuque running back Brett Davidson turned in an impressive four touchdown performance as the Warriors earned a 34-15 victory over the visiting South Beloit Sobos on Friday, Sept. 25 in East Dubuque.

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  • Monday, October 12, 2015 10:22 AM

    GALENA–Richard Schmid, Jr., 81, of Galena, passed away Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, at Prairie Homes Assisted Living, Menasha, Wis.

    A memorial service will be held in Galena, at a later date.

    Online condolences maybe left at furlongfuneralchapel.com.

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Wednesday, October 07, 2015 2:00 PM

    CHAMPLIN, Minn.–Lenora Root, 86, Champlin, Minn., died Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, in Champlin.

    Memorial services will be held Friday, Oct. 9 at the Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home, Anoka, Minn. with a visitation one hour prior at Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Wednesday, October 07, 2015 1:47 PM

    GALENA–Arnold Albert Ortscheid, 90, of Galena, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, at Stonehill Care Center, Dubuque, Iowa.

    Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 12, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Galena. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, October 11 at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena. A scripture wake service will be held at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery where military honors will be accorded graveside by Galena VFW Post 2665 and American Legion Post 193.

    Online condolences maybe left at furlongfuneralchapel.com.
    Click on name above for more information.

  • Monday, October 05, 2015 2:28 PM

    SCALES MOUND–William “Bill” DeGarmo, 51, of Scales Mound, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, at Midwest Medical Center, Galena.

    Funeral service will be held at 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena, where friends may gather after 1 p.m. at the funeral chapel. Burial will be at a later date. Cremation rites have been accorded.

    Online condolences maybe left at furlongfuneralchapel.com.

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Monday, October 05, 2015 2:24 PM

    ELIZABETH–Velda Marie Gerlich, 94, of Elizabeth, died on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, at the Elizabeth Nursing Home, Elizabeth.

    Cremation Rites will be accorded. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 8, at the Law-Jones Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery, Galena.

    A memorial gathering will be held from 1-2 p.m., prior to the memorial services at the funeral home.

    Memorials may be given to the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Velda’s memory.

    Online condolences may be left for the family at lawjonesfuneralhome.com.

    Click on name above for more information.

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  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015 2:43 PM

    We said goodbye this past week to one of the kindest men I’ve ever known: Ken Parrott: age 93.

  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015 2:43 PM
  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015 2:42 PM
    In recent years as tragic event after tragic event flooded the TV screens for hours, it actually seems to sicken you to watch another gun-related tragedy unfold. 
  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015 2:40 PM

    "Oscar and Aiken, do you want to go for a ride in the car?”

  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015 2:39 PM
    No, it’s not a typographic error. 
  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015 2:35 PM
    In December of 2009, a memorandum from President Obama to the secretary of defense and the attorney general directed them to acquire and activate the Thomson Correctional Center in Thomson for the purpose of reducing the Bureau of Prisons shortage of high security cell space. 
  • Wednesday, October 07, 2015 11:16 AM
    The Galena Public Library was mentioned by writer Sam Weller in his arts and culture piece in the Huffington Post last month. 
  • Wednesday, October 07, 2015 11:15 AM
    What an amazing five days it has been both for Pope Francis and for America as well. 
  • Wednesday, October 07, 2015 11:10 AM
    The pen is mightier than the sword, I like to believe. 
  • Wednesday, October 07, 2015 11:07 AM
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  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015 2:53 PM

    APPLE RIVER–As everyone is harvesting their crops from the fields and their gardens, be sure to make plans to attend the fifth annual Stagecoach Harvest Craft Fair at the Apple River Event Center on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015 2:52 PM

    WOODBINE–This Friday night, the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF) is holding a special event, “Conserving the Water and Soil of the Driftless Area,” complete with a potluck at Woodbine Bend.

  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015 2:49 PM
    ELIZABETH–During the month of October, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church will be sponsoring a collection drive for The Mop Shop. 
  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015 2:48 PM
    DUBUQUE, Iowa–The Bell Tower Theater announces that Guys in Ties is coming back to Dubuque. 
  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015 2:45 PM

    SINSINAWA, Wis.–Sinsinawa Mound will host Women’s Retreat: Simple Abundance Friday through Sunday, Nov. 6- 8.

  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015 2:34 PM
    GALENA–The October Songwriter’s Showcase at the Galena Center for the Arts will feature Ardy Michaels and Jim Post, playing their own original songs. 
  • Women of Courage to present show on ‘letters’
    Tuesday, October 13, 2015 2:22 PM
    GALENA–On Saturday, Oct. 17 at the DeSoto House Hotel, the Women of Courage and Commitment and special guest Ted Williams invite you to “Letters from the Front.” 
  • Nature photographer to hold reception
    Tuesday, October 13, 2015 2:20 PM
    GALENA–Mangelsen Images of Nature Gallery in Galena announces an opportunity to meet nature photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen on Sat., Oct. 17, from 5-9 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015 2:19 PM
    ELIZABETH–“Mushroom production has become very popular for growers and homeowners,” states Grant McCarty, Extension local foods and small farms educator. 
  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015 2:07 PM

    SAVANNA–The Northwest Illinois Forestry Association (NIFA) is sponsoring a tree identification field event at Mississippi Palisades State Park on Saturday, Oct. 17, at 1 p.m.

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