• History on the homefront
    GALENA–General Grant’s Homefront Civil War Celebration will take place at Depot Park on Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30.
  • What’s the plan?
    GALENA–“Phasing” was a catch phrase leading up to the failed April 4 referendum, and now the Galena School Board has to sort out exactly what a phased approach to school facilities’ improvements is going to look like.
  • Earth Day at Turner Hall
    GALENA–Numerous organizations came together on Wednesday, April 19, at Turner Hall to celebrate Earth Day.
  • Radio suspense drama at Center for the Arts
    GALENA–The Galena Center for the Arts will once again produce an old time radio mystery/comedy, “After The Thin Man” at 7 p.m. on April 27, 28 and 29 and at 2 p.m. on April 30.
  • From the Philippines to the U.S.
    GALENA–For the most part, Charissa McAuliff had a good life growing up in the Philippines.
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  • JDCF collaborates to offer native plants
    Monday, April 24, 2017 5:23 PM
    ELIZABETH–The Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation announces that it is teaming up with Twin Ponds Research Farm in Elizabeth and Murphy’s Gardens in Galena to host its first native plant sale this spring.
  • Monday, April 24, 2017 5:23 PM
    EAST DUBUQUE–The city of East Dubuque will be flushing hydrants during the week of May 1 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. inside the city limits.
  • Monday, April 24, 2017 5:22 PM
    DUBUQUE, Iowa–Q Casino is announcing four May shows. Performing at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 13 are John Cafferty, of the Beaver Brown Band, Michael ‘Tunes’ Antunes, Randall Hall, formerly of Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Stephanie V.
  • Monday, April 24, 2017 5:21 PM
    60,000 copies strong, the spring/summer edition of The Galenian is out now!
  • Monday, April 24, 2017 5:20 PM
    GALENA–The Boy Scouts are coming to town for the annual Blackhawk Council U.S. Grant Pilgrimage.
  • Monday, April 24, 2017 5:07 PM
    JO DAVIESS COUNTY–In honor of National Volunteer Week, the Jo Daviess County Health Department is recognizing the following Jo Daviess County Medical Reserve Corps members for dedicated service to the county: Michael Connors, Carmen Ferguson, Bernece Hill, Michael Koeller, Susan Lipnick, Nancy McMenamin, Paul McMenamin, John Meyerhofer, Peg Murphy, Nikki Chamberlain-Pham, Duc Pham, Hendrica Regez, Brent Riemer, Carol Risinger, Joann Robinson, Walter Schaefer, Elaine Schlichting and Shirley Toepfer.
  • 25 years of ministry in Galena
    Monday, April 24, 2017 4:53 PM
    GALENA–When the Rev. Jim McCrea was growing up, he either wanted to be a writer or a helicopter pilot. 
  • Monday, April 24, 2017 4:52 PM
    ELIZABETH–The village of Elizabeth will publicly kick off a broad-based economic development campaign on Saturday, April 29 with the addition of a new video on its website, the first of four videos produced to highlight community assets to “Grow Elizabeth.”
  • Monday, April 24, 2017 4:50 PM
    EAST DUBUQUE–After two hours of deliberation in closed session, the East Dubuque School Board approved Superintendent Tori Lindeman’s recommendation to dismiss the district’s food service director.
  • Monday, April 24, 2017 4:49 PM
    JO DAVIESS COUNTY–You know the importance of car seats, baby gates and other ways to keep them safe.
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  • Area youth participate in pheasant hunt
    Monday, April 24, 2017 4:20 PM
    Now that it is late April and spring temperatures continue to rise, it’s more than likely morels that most people will be hunting over the next couple of weeks.
  • Pearl City 10, East Dubuque 0
    Monday, April 24, 2017 4:17 PM
    East Dubuque–The East Dubuque Warriors girls couldn’t find a solution for Tia Clark and Pearl City as the Wolves shut out the Warriors in six innings on Thursday, April 20.
  • Pearl City 3, East Dubuque 13
    Monday, April 24, 2017 4:16 PM
    East Dubuque–The Warriors’ boys had 16 hits as they defeated the Pearl City Wolves on Thursday, April 20.
  • Monday, April 24, 2017 4:15 PM
  • Monday, April 24, 2017 4:14 PM
    GALENA–In a letter dated April 11 and addressed to the Galena High School administration and school board, Scott Schaber submitted his resignation as Galena High School Varsity basketball coach.
  • Cougars won’t give way to Hornets
    Monday, April 24, 2017 4:10 PM
    SCALES MOUND–The Eastland Cougars improved their record to 12-2 and 9-0 in conference play with an impressive shutout of the Scales Mound-River Ridge Hornets (SMRR) on Tuesday, April 18.
  • Break out
    Monday, April 24, 2017 4:09 PM
    HANOVER–The River Ridge-Scales Mound Wildcats got the best of the Galena Pirates once again on Monday, April 17. 
  • Monday, April 17, 2017 4:36 PM
  • Play like a girl!
    Monday, April 17, 2017 4:35 PM
    GALENA–When 10-year-old Harper Robbins asked her mother if she could organize a football camp for girls, the answer came simply to her mother, Marnie.
  • Broncos are rolling through NUIC
    Monday, April 17, 2017 4:32 PM
    GALENA–The Orangeville Broncos extended their record to 13-2 with a win over the struggling Galena Pirates on Wednesday, April 12.
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  • A. Arleen Brobeck
    Wednesday, April 26, 2017 9:02 AM

    GALENA–A. Arleen Brobeck, 86, of Galena, formerly of Rockford, passed away peacefully with her sister by her side on Thursday, April 20, 2017.

    Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 27 at Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine Rd, Machesney Park. Pastor Patricia Allen-Stewart will be officiating. Visitation will be at 1 p.m. until time of service. Entombment will follow services in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

    In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to St. Anthony College of Nursing Foundation. To share a condolence, visit sunsetfhmemgardens.com.

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Tuesday, April 25, 2017 11:47 AM
    FREEPORT–Orville Streicher, 86, of Freeport, passed away on April 8, 2017.
  • Linda S. Ace
    Monday, April 24, 2017 3:54 PM
    HAZEL GREEN, Wis.–Linda S. Ace, 73, of Hazel Green, Wis., passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center, Dubuque, Iowa.

    Visitation was held Saturday, March 25, at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena. A graveside service was held immediately following the visitation at Council Hill Cemetery, rural Scales Mound.

    Online condolences maybe left at furlongfuneralchapel.com.

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Richard “Dick” Ballein
    Monday, April 24, 2017 3:49 PM
    GALENA–Richard “Dick” David Ballein, 65, of Galena, passed away on Friday, April 21, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer at the Monroe Clinic Hospital with family and friends at his side.

    Funeral services will be  6 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, at Furlong Funeral Chapel in Galena. Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home until service time. Military honors will be conducted.

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

    Online condolences may be left at furlongfuneralchapel.com.

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Neil Joseph Wand
    Monday, April 17, 2017 2:29 PM

    GALENA–Neil Joseph Wand, 77, of Galena, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017, at Finley Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa.

    A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 22, at Church of St. Mary Catholic Church in Elizabeth. Inurnment will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Elizabeth. 

    A memorial visitation will be held from 10-10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 22, at Church of St. Mary Catholic Church prior to the Mass.

    In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Neil’s memory. 

    Friends and family are invited to share in Neil’s at life at lawjonesfuneralhome.com.

    Click on name above for more information.

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  • Monday, April 24, 2017 5:05 PM
    ELIZABETH–Author Erin Keyser will be signing copies of her new children’s book “Miracles on Earth, Ideas to Help the Earth & Connect with Nature” at the Elizabeth Township Public Library on Thursday, April 27 between 5 and 7 p.m.
  • Monday, April 24, 2017 5:04 PM
    GALENA–Dan Harms and Charlie Marsden will be presenting on the history of the landscape and structural changes that have impacted the Galena River over time on Wednesday, April 26 at 6:30 p.m. at Galena City Hall.
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  • Monday, April 24, 2017 4:45 PM
    ELIZABETH–On Saturday, April 29, the Jo Daviess County Master Gardeners will hold its annual Spring Break Gardening event from 9 a.m. to noon at the Elizabeth Community Building. 
  • LaBarbera honored with TV award
    Monday, April 17, 2017 5:12 PM
    HAZEL GREEN, Wis.–Mark LaBarbera of Hazel Green and Dan Small of Westby, Wis., together received a first and second place in the annual Best of the Midwest Invitational Media Fest awards program, April 7 at the Holiday Inn Milwaukee Riverfront. 
  • Birthday open house: James Krohmer
    Monday, April 17, 2017 5:11 PM
    James Krohmer, Stockton, will celebrate his 85th birthday on Sunday, April 23.
  • Anniversary: The Phillips
    Monday, April 17, 2017 5:09 PM
    Deloss and Doris Phillips, Galena, will observe their 65th wedding anniversary on April 20.
  • Monday, April 17, 2017 5:07 PM
  • Monday, April 17, 2017 5:06 PM
    FREEPORT–The Highland Community College Royal Scots vocal jazz ensemble will present a program of contemporary popular music, jazz standards and songs from the “Great American Songbook” in concert on Friday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ferguson Fine Arts Center.
  • Perfectly refreshing springtime dessert
    Monday, April 17, 2017 5:03 PM
    I always associate this dessert with spring. 
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