• Peters trial to start Nov. 28

    GALENA–James Peters, 52, Galena, is set to stand trial for involuntary manslaughter and two counts of aggravated battery at 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 28.

  • Mock elections finish in county

    HANOVER–The Jo Daviess County League of Women Voters (LWV) finished holding mock elections at each of the county’s six high schools on Thursday, Oct. 13.

  • Students get ready to strum

    GALENA–The music rooms at Galena primary and middle schools have some new additions in the form of ukuleles thanks to recent grant funding and a giveaway.

  • Lifelong learning
    SCALES MOUND–In his decades in the classroom, Keith Hesselbacher, a Scales Mound science teacher who previously taught at Galena, has watched as many of his high school students have gone on to accomplish great things.
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  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016 1:17 PM

    GALENA–Yard waste open burn dates for the City of Galena will be Saturday, Oct. 29 through Sunday, Nov. 6, during daylight hours only.

  • Trees removed along Ill. 84
    Tuesday, October 18, 2016 1:08 PM

    HANOVER–The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) performed roadside maintenance along Ill. 84, north of Hanover, on Wednesday, Oct. 12.

  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016 12:23 PM

    GALENA–After hearing a number of concerns from current residents of the Coatsworth building, the Galena City Council, during its meeting Monday, Oct. 11, approved the second reading and approved an ordinance authorizing and directing the sale of the city-owned property, in this instance, the Coatsworth on Main Street.

  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016 12:19 PM
    WOODBINE–According to the Alliance of Illinois Community Foundations, it is predicted that in Jo Daviess County alone, $505 million will transfer from one generation to the next through estates between 2010 and 2019.
  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016 12:01 PM

    GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Board approved a zoning ordinance amendment to allow detached accessory dwelling units on lots in unincorporated areas of the county during its regular meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 11.

  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:53 AM

    GALENA–The Galena Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) passed on a positive recommendation to the city council in favor of a zoning ordinance allowing, and giving guidelines for, vacation rentals, during its Wednesday, Oct. 12 regular meeting.

  • Bringing an Angel of Hope
    Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:25 AM
    GALENA–Terri Allendorf and Ellen Bigelow share a common bond.
  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:24 AM

    GALENA–The third annual National Manufacturing Day tours provide an opportunity for over 270 local high school students to experience modern, technology-driven manufacturing facilities first-hand.

  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:21 AM
    THOMSON–The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service reminds area residents about closed areas and no hunting zones on the Upper Mississippi River Refuge in Pools 12, 13 & 14.
  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:20 AM
    THOMSON–The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announces that refuge trapping permits and trap tags for the 2016-2017 furbearer trapping season on the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge will be issued from the Savanna District Office beginning Monday, Oct. 3.
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  • A chance of Thunder
    Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:51 AM
    SAVANNA–Everything was indicating that the Galena Pirates were moving forward from a difficult start to the season having beaten Pecatonica and Warren in the last two weeks.
  • The Warriors: staying competitive
    Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:47 AM
    HANOVER–Last week the challenge was to “test and be tested” as the Warren Warriors arrived at Hanover to play River Ridge on Wednesday, Oct. 12.
  • Bittersweet farewell for RR seniors
    Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:45 AM

    HANOVER–The River Ridge Wildcats, 1-7 (1-6), received a bitter send-off from the Orangeville Broncos, 4-4 (4-3), on senior night, and the final home game of the year, as River Ridge was unable to overcome an early deficit and lost 36-20 on Friday, Oct. 14.

  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:43 AM
  • Hyde finishes 15th  at state golf tourney
    Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:41 AM

    The Galena golf team’s senior Kane Hyde shot a 75 at sectionals to earn a spot at the boys class 1A state golf tournament at Prairie Vista in Bloomington this past weekend, Oct. 14-15.

  • Tri-State Christian repeats as conference champions
    Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:39 AM

    FULTON–The Tri-State Christian School soccer team won the 2016 Northern Illinois Christian Conference tournament championship for the second year in a row.

  • Pirates fight off Warriors
    Monday, October 10, 2016 5:36 PM

    WARREN–The Galena Pirates walked out of Warren’s Homecoming with both a JV and varsity win on Friday, Oct. 7 with the JV winning a decisive game 30-8 and the varsity fighting off a Warrior team that wouldn’t go away easily.

  • The highs and lows
    Monday, October 10, 2016 5:34 PM
    HANOVER–Anyone’s going to have a tough week when facing the Eastland Cougars who were 7-1 in conference play coming into the match against River Ridge on Tuesday, Oct. 4.
  • RR-SM golfers head to sectionals
    Monday, October 10, 2016 5:32 PM
    LANARK–The River Ridge-Scales Mound boys golf team moved on to sectional tournament play after placing in the top three as a team in regional competition at the Class 1A Eastland Regional in Lanark on Thursday, Sept. 29.
  • Monday, October 10, 2016 5:31 PM
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  • Thursday, October 20, 2016 9:53 AM

    FREEPORT–Margaret H. Hasken, 99, of Freeport, passed away on Monday, Oct. 17, 2016.

    Service will be held Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 11 a.m., at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Freeport, with the Rev. Timothy Barr and the Rev. Mike Morrissey officiating.

    Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 4:30-7 p.m., with a rosary service at 4 p.m., at the Schwarz Park Blvd. Chapel, 608 S. Park Blvd. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.

    Online condolences and memories can be shared with the family at schwarzfh.com.

  • Darlene Trevarthen
    Monday, October 17, 2016 2:47 PM

    HAZEL GREEN, Wis.–Darlene M. Trevarthen, 88, of Hazel Green, Wis., passed away on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, at Epione Pavilion Nursing Home in Cuba City, Wis.

    Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 20 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Hazel Green, with the Rev. Ken Frisch officiating. Burial will be in the St. Francis de Sales Church Cemetery in Hazel Green.

    Friends may call from 4-7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 19 at the Haudenshield Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Cuba City, and on Thursday, Oct. 20 from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Hazel Green. 

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

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Irmgard Preu
    Monday, October 17, 2016 2:44 PM

    GALENA–Irmgard Preu, 94, of Galena, formerly of Wausau, Wis., died Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, at the Galena-Stauss Senior Care Community in Galena, from complications of Parkinson’s and heart failure.

    Visitation will be held in Wausau. Cremation rites have been accorded. Interment to be determined.

    Brainard Funeral Home, Wausau are in charge of arrangements.

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Patricia Wooden
    Friday, October 14, 2016 2:31 PM

    GALENA–Patricia Lee Wooden, 88, of Galena, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, at her home.

    A private family service will be held Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Ferry Landing prior to Pat’s good-bye party which will held at the Diggs, New Diggings, Wis. beginning at 2:30 p.m. and lasting until whenever. Cremation rites have been accorded.

    Online condolences maybe left at furlongfuneralchapel.com.

    Click on name above for more information.

  • William Keeffer
    Thursday, October 13, 2016 5:02 PM

    William R. Keeffer, 76, of Stockton, passed away at his home on the evening of Oct. 12, 2016.

    Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 17, 2016 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Stockton. Visitation will be from 2-5:00 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016 at Leamon Funeral Home in Lena. Father Mike Morrisey will officiate the services. Interment will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Freeport.

    Condolences may be sent to the family at leamonfh.com.

    Click on name above for more information.

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  • 3 things this week
    Tuesday, October 18, 2016 12:15 PM

    Here are three things you need to know about this week.

  • Gazette throwback
    Tuesday, October 18, 2016 12:14 PM
  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016 12:13 PM
    "It hurts, doesn’t it?"
  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016 12:12 PM
    1984 is noted each ensuing year as a “significant date” on my calendar.
  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016 12:10 PM
    Can we just forget about politics for one second and revel in the fact that the Cubs are in the National League Championship Series.
  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016 12:09 PM
    This year National Food Day on Oct. 24 is focusing “toward a greener diet.”
  • Candidate forum Oct. 18
    Monday, October 10, 2016 5:52 PM

    Oct. 18 is a hugely important day for the Galena School District and the race for Jo Daviess County State’s Attorney.

  • Monday, October 10, 2016 5:49 PM
    "Eat more fiber” is a phrase often heard in nutrition news. 
  • The barn is a place of reverence
    Monday, October 10, 2016 5:47 PM
    Word has it that a wizened farmer, who is now around 120 years old, lives in a hayloft of an old barn below an abandoned Jo Daviess County homestead.
  • Monday, October 10, 2016 5:46 PM
    We of the species of homo sapiens have at least one noticeable and consistent failing.
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  • Could this be the year?
    Tuesday, October 18, 2016 12:21 PM
    For so many years it seemed like it was always “wait till next year” for the Chicago Cubs.
  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016 12:18 PM
    SCHAPVILLE–During October, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church will again be sponsoring a collection of items and monetary gifts for the Mop Shop, located in the Elizabeth Municipal Building.
  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:59 AM

    LENA–Serving the interest of agriculture, health and nutrition, communities, families and economic development, agriculture plays an important part in each of these already but we can take strategic steps to enhance opportunities both for the businesses and consumers by providing information and targeted education as well as networking for those looking to expand an agritourism business or develop one from the ground up.

  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:59 AM

    SAVANNA–The National Association of Civil Employees Palisades Chapter was organized and chartered in 1957 and renamed NARFE (National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees) in 1982.

  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:58 AM
  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:56 AM

    SAVANNA–Carroll County Substance Education Coalition (CCSEC) will be providing Illinois Liquor Control Commission’s Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Servers Education and Training (BASSET) on Wednesday, Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • New pastor at Grace Bible Church
    Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:37 AM
    WOODBINE–Grace Bible Church, Woodbine, announces that the Rev. Michael Burdett, formerly of Stow, Ohio, has been installed as the new pastor.
  • Engagement - Smith-Schnitzler
    Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:35 AM

    The engagement of Anna Leigh Smith and Cody Jon Schnitzler is being announced.

  • Anniversary - The Wienens
    Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:34 AM

    Wayne and Jeanette Wienen, Galena, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 22.

  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:33 AM

    Sept. 26–Boy, Tate Robert Weis, born to Robby and Rachel Weis, Epworth, Iowa.

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