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  • Monday, July 25, 2016 5:31 PM
    GALENA–The city of Galena will be offering television and computer monitor recycling on the last Friday of every month, beginning July 29.
  • Local fund offers EMT scholarships
    Monday, July 25, 2016 5:27 PM

    GALENA–The Richard Peterson EMT Endowment Fund has money to give and is seeking qualified applicants looking to begin, or further, their EMT training.

  • Monday, July 25, 2016 5:10 PM

    EAST DUBUQUE–East Dubuque’s Saturday Night Cruise scheduled for Saturday, July 23 was cancelled due to inclement weather.

  • Monday, July 25, 2016 5:00 PM

    GALENA–After closed session discussion on administrators’ contracts and salaries during a Tuesday, July 19 meeting, members of the Galena School Board were divided in the amount of compensation appropriate for the district’s three principals: Beth Murphy at the high school, Ben Soat at the middle school and Jill Muehleip at the primary school.

  • Monday, July 25, 2016 4:58 PM

    HANOVER–The River Ridge School Board approved Brad Albrecht as interim superintendent for the 2016-17 school year.

  • Monday, July 25, 2016 4:56 PM

    SCALES MOUND–Registration for the 2016-17 school year will be held from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27 at the Scales Mound school office, the school board learned during its meeting on Monday, July 18.

  • Monday, July 25, 2016 4:51 PM

    GALENA–The Destination Marketing Organization’s (DMO) May election results received a recommendation of approval from the Joint Special Committee of the City of Galena and Jo Daviess County during its special meeting on Tuesday, July 19.

  • Monday, July 25, 2016 4:50 PM

    GALENA–The Galena Historic Preservation Commission denied a request by St. Michael’s Catholic Church on Thursday, July 21.

  • Tickets now on sale for Tour of Historic Homes
    Monday, July 25, 2016 4:20 PM
    GALENA–Galena’s architecture and one of its most famous citizens, Rep. Elihu B. Washburne, will take center stage during the 49th annual Tour of Historic Galena Homes.
  • Monday, July 25, 2016 4:17 PM

    HANOVER–Registration for the 2016-17 school year at River Ridge will be Tuesday, Aug. 2 and Wednesday, Aug. 3. 

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  • Paint the Barnyard Run
    Tuesday, July 19, 2016 7:34 PM
    ELIZABETH–The week before the Elizabeth Community Fair began with the third annual Paint the Barnyard run and walk at the Elizabeth Community Building on Saturday, July 16.
  • 18 holes of golf in 400 square feet?
    Tuesday, July 19, 2016 7:25 PM
    GALENA–Nathan Studtmann is wearing a few hats these days as sales manager and designer at First Galena Corporation, his family-owned real estate and development business.
  • Tuesday, July 19, 2016 7:20 PM
    The Pirate Alumni Summer Classic basketball game is scheduled to be held at the Galena High School on Friday, July 22 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Canoeing for the splash of it
    Tuesday, July 12, 2016 1:47 PM

    HANOVER–On the morning of July 3 in Hanover things begin to buzz in the early hours as grills are set up and patios get swept before the annual Hanover Days parade and canoe race to take place later in the evening.

  • Rowing with a reason
    Tuesday, July 12, 2016 1:40 PM
    GALENA–Anyone out for a walk in downtown Galena on the morning of Saturday, July 9 may have been surprised to see a crowd of 70 people in Market House Square standing around a lineup of seven unusual contraptions.
  • A wrestling tradition far from forgotten
    Tuesday, July 12, 2016 1:36 PM
    GALENA–Twila Sears sits at a table in the front of Dillon’s Tap with a scrapbook of photographs.
  • 2nd annual Clint Sitzmann Memorial Shootout
    Tuesday, July 12, 2016 1:34 PM
    GALENA–The high school boys basketball season may not officially start for some time, but the middle of the summer doesn’t mean there is any shortage of intensity on the basketball court in Galena, and on the fourth anniversary of the passing of one of his former players, Galena basketball coach Scott Schaber has been busy dedicating a lot of time and thought to the memory of student and athlete Clint Sitzmann.
  • Swinging through summer
    Tuesday, July 05, 2016 2:49 PM
    ELIZABETH–It would be easy to forget that the baseball season is currently at its summer peak.
  • Tuesday, July 05, 2016 2:47 PM
    Crossfit Galena, in partnership with Special Olympics Illinois has teamed with 12 workout facilities throughout the state for a fundraiser called Row Raiser.
  • Tuesday, July 05, 2016 2:45 PM
    Galena High School graduate and current University of Louisville assistant coach Tyler Wills will be running a pair of volleyball clinics at Courtside, 2095 Holiday Dr. in Dubuque. Also coaching will be current and former college players from Loras, University of Dubuque and Clarke.
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  • James Williams
    Friday, July 22, 2016 4:56 PM

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.–James “Dawson” Williams, 102, of Colorado Springs, Colo., died May 31, 2016.

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Gilbert B. “Gib/Gibby” Kruser
    Wednesday, July 20, 2016 4:04 PM

    Kieler, Wis.–Gilbert B. “Gib/Gibby” Kruser, 91, of Kieler, Wis., passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque, Iowa.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Kieler, with Fr. Bernard Rott officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

    Visitation will be from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Friday at the Miller Funeral Home in East Dubuque, where a parish scripture service will be at 2:45 p.m. Friday. Visitation will also be on Saturday from 9:00 – 10:15 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Parish Center, in Kieler.

    Online condolences may be left for the family at

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  • Paul Brashaw
    Monday, July 18, 2016 2:53 PM

    GALENA–Paul C. Brashaw, 62, of rural Galena, passed away with his family by his side, following a sudden illness on Thursday, July 14, 2016, at University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics in Madison, Wis.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 19, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Galena, with the Rev. David Reese officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Galena.

    Visitation will be from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Monday at the Galena Bible Church, 11108 Highway 20 West in Galena. Visitation will also be from 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Michael’s Church.  The Miller & Steinke Funeral Home, Galena is serving the family.

    A Paul C. Brashaw memorial fund has been established to continue the Kimberly Brashaw Servant Leadership Scholarship Fund and for the Galena Area EMS.

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  • Monday, July 18, 2016 2:51 PM

    PHOENIX, Ariz.–Stanley J. Albrecht, 74, of Phoenix, Ariz., died June 1, 2016, at home.

    A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Oct. 8, 2016, at Schapville Zion Presbyterian Church, Schapville.

    A memorial fund has been established in his name and may be sent to Mary Ellen Rife, 4112 Water Course Drive, Medina, Ohio 44256.

    The Samaritan Funeral Home of Phoenix was in charge of arrangements.

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  • Cornelius Curtin
    Thursday, July 14, 2016 9:56 AM

    ELIZABETH–Cornelius P. Curtin, of Elizabeth, succumbed finally after a long bout with cancer on Monday, July 11, 2016.

    Services will be private.

    Click on name above for more information.

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  • Transformation!!!!
    Monday, July 25, 2016 5:23 PM
    Every morning as the sun rises, Kelly Mayo stands up and looks out upon the Washington Monument from his office window.
  • Monday, July 25, 2016 5:21 PM
  • Monday, July 25, 2016 5:18 PM
    I imagine that every young couple aspires to own their own home and we were no exception.
  • Simplify: Perhaps reverie alone will do
    Monday, July 25, 2016 5:13 PM

    To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,/One clover, and a bee./And revery./The revery alone will do,/If bees are few.

  • Tuesday, July 19, 2016 7:46 PM
    Are you newly engaged or thinking about getting engaged. . .or thinking about entering that holy state of matrimony?
    Or do you know of someone in that state of mind?
  • Stories of today and stories of the past
    Tuesday, July 19, 2016 7:42 PM
    Last evening as the sun set, when patterns of light and shadow stretched across my land, I took a long walk.
  • Tuesday, July 19, 2016 7:39 PM
    If you’ve been fortunate enough to inhabit this wondrous place called “earth” and this particular little corner of it, you may just recall some special occasions.
  • Tuesday, July 12, 2016 2:24 PM

    If you are looking for a shining bright example of people working hard and finding success, look no further than the big building on the south side of U.S. 20 across the highway from the Galena Golf Club driving range.

  • Celebrating Archie Lieberman’s work
    Tuesday, July 12, 2016 2:22 PM
    "What profit has a man from all his labor/In which he toils under the sun?
  • Tuesday, July 12, 2016 2:20 PM
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