• East Dubuque pilots 1:1

    EAST DUBUQUE–It’s a high-tech afternoon in Alice Pearson’s world history class at East Dubuque High School.

  • A night of Creedence

    Andrew Bockelman started his musical career by playing guitar in a band called The Scavengers.

  • Fixed up

    MENOMINEE–Menominee-Dunleith Fire Station #3, located on North Menominee Road, looks a lot different now than it did the afternoon of Monday, June 22, hours after a storm swept through the area, wreaking havoc on the structure and damaging the three trucks storage within.

  • Alaskan adventure

    GALENA–Galena resident Bob Thorsness and his friend, Dick Elke, from Huntley, who’ve been traveling together on their motorcycles for eight years now, know it’s going to be really difficult to top this year’s trip, their Alaskan adventure.

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  • 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.

  • Wednesday, October 07, 2015 11:52 AM

    Stockton Police Officer Don Powers has returned to active duty after Jo Daviess County State’s Attorney John Hay determined Powers was justified in firing his weapon while responding to an incident in which he felt his life and the lives of those around him were at risk.

  • Wednesday, October 07, 2015 11:51 AM
    GALENA–An Elizabeth man was attacked by two men in Greenwood Cemetery Monday, Sept. 28, at about 2:40 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, October 07, 2015 11:29 AM
    GALENA–It’s that time of year again. 
  • Wednesday, October 07, 2015 11:21 AM

    The Illinois Department of Natural Resources recently issued a press release encouraging hunters and landowners throughout the state to report any suspected cases of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD), a potentially fatal disease typically found in white-tailed deer.

  • Wednesday, October 07, 2015 11:21 AM
    GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Health Department Board of Health Environmental Health Committee meeting is set for Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 4 p.m., to be held in the Jo Daviess County Health Department Conference Room. 
  • Wednesday, October 07, 2015 10:52 AM

    SCALES MOUND–After a public hearing on the proposed 2015-2016 Scales Mound School Budget, school board members approved a budget of $4,866,089.

  • Wednesday, October 07, 2015 10:50 AM
    ST. LOUIS, Mo.–America’s Farmers Grow Communities will partner again with farmers to award more than $3.3 million to community nonprofits across the country. 
  • Wednesday, October 07, 2015 10:46 AM

    GALENA–Briggs Cattle Co, Galena, is a new member of the American Angus Association, the national breed organization headquartered in St. Joseph, Mo.

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  • 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.

  • Tuesday, September 29, 2015 12:11 PM
  • LeWin slogs out win over Galena
    Tuesday, September 22, 2015 10:24 AM

    LENA–LeWin proved why it’s the number-one Class 1A team in the state Friday, Sept. 18 with a solid win on a soggy night.

  • Warriors handle River Ridge
    Tuesday, September 22, 2015 10:22 AM

    WARREN–On an odd evening for high school football, the Warren Warriors weren’t phased by the poor weather, the early start or the competition on Friday, Sept. 18 against River Ridge.

  • Pirates swat Hornets at home
    Tuesday, September 22, 2015 10:11 AM

    GALENA–For the first time in several years, the Galena Lady Pirates have a factor that they aren’t used to being able to lean on: Height.

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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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  • 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
  • Tuesday, September 29, 2015 1:27 PM

    In this week’s Gazette you’ll see a couple of ads which we’ve placed in the paper. We’re looking for a part-time sports reporter.

  • Tuesday, September 29, 2015 1:25 PM
    In these early autumn days, I find myself thinking about seeds. 
  • Tuesday, September 29, 2015 1:24 PM
    When the residents of the little town on the river had gone to bed on that frigid January night in 1908, it gave all of the appearance of being just another typical night for them, clear and seasonably cold. 
  • Tuesday, September 29, 2015 1:22 PM
    Fall officially arrived this past week and farmers have begun harvesting the fields. 
  • Tuesday, September 29, 2015 1:22 PM
  • Tuesday, September 29, 2015 1:20 PM

    Forty-two percent of our nation’s honeybee colonies collapsed and died over the past year, more last summer than ever before during the warmer months.

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  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015 1:52 PM

    GALENA–St. Mary Altar & Rosary Society held its second meeting Monday, Oct. 5 in Bally Hall at 7 p.m.

  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015 1:52 PM
  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015 1:45 PM
    MT. CARROLL–The Carroll County Substance Education Coalition (CCSEC) will be providing the Illinois Liquor Control Commission’s Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Servers Education and Training (BASSET) on Monday, Oct. 19, at 10 a.m. 
  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015 1:42 PM

    GALENA–The members of Court Isabella 572, Catholic Daughters of the Americas, held its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at Bally Hall, St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015 1:40 PM

    You have already heard about washing your hands, getting plenty of rest, vitamin C and echinacea, but there are some other things you can do that may not be as familiar:

  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015 1:38 PM

    GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Health Department will be holding an immunization clinic from 1-4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20 at its Galena office.

  • Hahn receives national award
    Tuesday, October 13, 2015 1:36 PM

    DUBUQUE, Iowa–Paige Hahn, the daughter of Lisa and the late Jimmy Hahn, Galena, has been selected to become a lifetime member of the National Society of High School Scholars.

  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015 1:34 PM
  • Wednesday, October 07, 2015 11:28 AM
    ELIZABETH–Apple River Fort State Historic Site is dedicating October to food on the frontier. 
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