• Marching memories

    GALENA–Carla (Furlong) Sertle can still remember her freshman year of high school, when all the band members and Pirettes were called into the gym at Galena High School. 

  • Second-place finish for Galena
    GALENA–The Galena High School scholastic bowl team placed second in a field of 12 teams at the Illinois Masonic Academic Bowl sectional tournament at Morrison High School on Feb. 18. 
  • Lewis Hillard: Devoted to business and family
    GALENA–After Lewis Hillard retired from Tri-State Travel, the company he founded in 1939 with his brother, Jim, he’d occasionally stop by the Galena office.
  • JDCF honors

    The Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF) announces that Apple River residents and life-long advocates for the natural world, John and Barbara Rutherford, have received the 2017 Nancy Hamill Winter Conservation Leadership Award.

  • Board considers land, accelerates design and planning for additions

    GALENA–With the April 4 referendum approaching, the Galena School Board decided Tuesday, Feb. 21 to allow Superintendent Greg Herbst to reopen discussions about the purchase of a piece of property contiguous to the middle school campus and to direct Herbst to accelerate the planning and design phases for the Galena Middle School additions. 

  • Communication upgrade
    GALENA–A constant challenge for law enforcement agencies is keeping pace with technology. 
  • Property lease on hold
    GALENA–The lease between the city of Galena and Deb Malone from Fever River Outfitters is on hold.
  • Don’t use as directed
    GALENA–When it comes to flushable wipes, what you see is not always what you get.
  • Bathroom fire at Eagle Ridge
    GALENA TERRITORY–Firefighters from the Scales Mound Fire Protection District responded to a fire in a first floor men’s bathroom at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa on Thursday, Feb. 16.
  • A trip of a lifetime
    GALENA–When Alden Kuntz, a sophomore at Wahlert Catholic High School in Dubuque, Iowa, got a letter in the mail recruiting him for a summer trip to Australia to compete with Down Under Sports in a track event, his mom, Maria, knew he needed to go.
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  • Monday, February 27, 2017 5:10 PM

    GALENA–A meeting to organize and train burn team participants for the spring prescribed fire season will be held this year in The Galena Territory Owners’ Club Lounge, Saturday March 18. 

  • JDCF to feature prairie burns
    Monday, February 27, 2017 5:08 PM

    GALENA–The Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF) invites the public to two upcoming events exploring and celebrating “fire on the prairie.” 

  • Monday, February 27, 2017 5:01 PM

    GALENA–The Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) board of directors approved language changes in the proposed services contract during its meeting on Thursday, Feb. 24.

  • McCartin joins United Country-Heartland Realty
    Monday, February 27, 2017 4:52 PM

    GALENA–Ana McCartin, licensed IllinoisRealtor, has recently joined the United Country–Heartland Realty, Inc., sales team.

  • Monday, February 27, 2017 4:50 PM

    Thirty-nine sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade East Dubuque music students competed in 56 events at the Illinois Grade School Music Association on Feb. 18 in Lanark.

  • Monday, February 27, 2017 4:39 PM

    GALENA–Two Jo Daviess County Health Department meetings will be held Wednesday, March 1.

  • Monday, February 27, 2017 4:32 PM

    EAST DUBUQUE–The East Dubuque School Board discussed results of a survey regarding schedule preferences during its meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 21.

  • Monday, February 27, 2017 4:31 PM

    SCALES MOUND–The Scales Mound School Board approved changes to its drivers’ education program during its meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 21.

  • Monday, February 27, 2017 4:30 PM

    HANOVER–The River Ridge School Board approved purchase of two 71-passenger diesel buses during its meeting on Monday, Feb. 21.

  • Monday, February 27, 2017 4:29 PM

    EAST DUBUQUE–East Dubuque native Marla Quinn received approval from the East Dubuque School Board on Tuesday, Feb. 21 for a new summer program.

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  • The end of the road
    Monday, February 27, 2017 4:16 PM

    OGLESBY–For the second year in a row, the supersectionals have been the insurmountable obstacle in the Galena Pirates’ championship dreams.

  • Running Warriors
    Monday, February 27, 2017 4:14 PM

    STOCKTON–The East Dubuque Warriors extended their season record to 29-2 on Friday, Feb. 24 as they defeated Milledgeville for their second regional championship in the past three seasons.

  • Blue Battle
    Monday, February 27, 2017 4:13 PM

    STOCKTON–A low scoring game and a slow start for both teams didn’t diminish an exciting rematch between East Dubuque and Galena as the Warriors defeated the Pirates on Wednesday, Feb. 23.

  • In the hunt
    Monday, February 27, 2017 4:09 PM

    STOCKTON–The Galena Pirates opened the first round of regional play with a definitive victory over the Warren Warriors on Monday, Feb. 20.

  • Another shot at state
    Monday, February 20, 2017 4:00 PM
    PEARL CITY–The Eastland Cougars had no intention of letting Galena stroll through a sectional final, but the Pirates have had a singular focus this season and this game was another test of what the Pirates are going to need to take it all the way.
  • Galena moves forward as a team
    Monday, February 20, 2017 3:58 PM
    PEARL CITY–The Pirates had met the Freeport Aquin Bulldogs once before this season, defeating them 46-26 on Feb. 4 in tournament play. 
  • Galena defeats Stockton
    Monday, February 20, 2017 3:55 PM
    GALENA–The Galena Pirates are playing with some late season focus and took care of another conference foe by defeating the Stockton Blackhawks on Tuesday, Feb. 14.
  • Monday, February 20, 2017 3:52 PM
  • Conference champs!
    Monday, February 13, 2017 5:10 PM
    HANOVER–Galena’s fourth regional title came with a win over Pearl City on Friday, Feb. 10.
  • How they got there: Galena’s run through regionals
    Monday, February 13, 2017 5:06 PM
    HANOVER–Both Galena and Pearl City defeated teams they are both familiar with to advance to the regional finals with Galena defeating host team River Ridge-Scales Mound and Pearl City defeating Stockton.
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  • Monday, February 27, 2017 1:56 PM
    HANOVER–Bryan “Lynn” Fleming, 77, of Hanover, passed away Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, at the Elizabeth Nursing Home in Elizabeth.
  • Dennis Albrecht
    Wednesday, February 22, 2017 1:22 PM

    GALENA–Dennis Albrecht, 67, of Stockton, died on Feb. 20, 2017, surrounded by his wife, Denise (Ven Huizen) and family, after a six year, brave battle with prostate cancer. 

    In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Dennis’ name to UW Carbone Cancer Research Center for Prostate Cancer or FHN Hospice.

    A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

    Condolences may be shared with his family at hermannfuneralhome.com.

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Vincent Thiltgen
    Wednesday, February 22, 2017 12:18 PM

    GALENA–Vincent G. Thiltgen, 88, of Monroe, Wis., formerly of Warren, passed away on Jan. 14, 2017, at Azura Memory Care in Monroe.

    Cremation Rites were accorded and private family burial will be at a later date.

    The family is requesting that in lieu of flowers, a memorial donation be made to the Monroe Clinic Hospice Home. Checks should be made out to Monroe Clinic and Hospital foundation and designate Hospice Home in the memo line. Checks may be mailed to: Monroe Clinic and Hospital Foundation, 515 22nd Ave., Monroe, WI. 53566.

    Online donations can be made at monroeclinic.org/buildahome.

    Friends and family may send condolences to the family at leamonfh.com.

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Stella Teasdale
    Wednesday, February 22, 2017 12:10 PM

    GALENA–Stella Ann (Greene) Teasdale, 81, of Galena, passed away Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, at home, surrounded by her loving family.

    Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Galena. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24, at the Furlong Funeral Chapel.

    Online condolences maybe left at furlongfuneralchapel.com.

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Monday, February 20, 2017 1:30 PM
    ELIZABETH–Mildred Meyerhofer, 93, of Elizabeth, passed away Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, at the Elizabeth Nursing Home in Elizabeth.
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  • Patriots Pen winners share their essays
    Monday, February 27, 2017 4:06 PM
    The Hanover VFW Auxiliary has recently honored three River Ridge students who participated in its Patriots Pen essay contest.
  • Monday, February 27, 2017 4:04 PM
    My son’s rented car pulled in at the top of the hill making my dogs leap for joy.
  • Monday, February 27, 2017 4:02 PM
    Once in a while, a little dose of nostalgia is kind of nice.
  • Monday, February 27, 2017 4:01 PM
  • Exchange program
    Monday, February 27, 2017 3:58 PM

    We live in a time when exchange programs–the opportunity for people of one country to learn about people and culture of another–are more important than ever.

  • Sunset
    Monday, February 20, 2017 3:44 PM
    If you don’t know, I have a love affair with sunsets, especially during the winter months.
  • Monday, February 20, 2017 3:43 PM
    We tend today to take the availability of our libraries for granted but that wasn’t always so.
  • May they be at a deep and lasting peace
    Monday, February 20, 2017 3:42 PM
    Elizabeth S. “attempted to injure herself with a potato masher.”
  • Monday, February 20, 2017 3:40 PM
  • Lessons
    Monday, February 13, 2017 5:21 PM
    It’s a little device.
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