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  • A life of poverty
    GALENA–Sometimes there’s no better way to share lessons of kindness and empathy for others than by walking in the shoes of others.
  • Sharing ‘Julia’s Spirit’

    GALENA–As a high school student, Mary Timpe Robsman remembers leading Burlington Tours in Galena, climbing aboard a bus at the U.S. Grant Home on Bouthillier Street and sharing with visitors all sorts of interesting historical facts about Galena as they made their way around town.

  • County board helps fund marketing billboard
    In an April 13 meeting, the Jo Daviess County Board approved the partial funding of a billboard inviting Thomson Correctional Facility workers to consider Elizabeth and Hanover as options for residency.
  • Together again, remembering

    GALENA–There was a lot of reminiscing going on Thursday, April 9 as World War II shipmates Herb Kane, from Waterloo, Iowa, and Leonard Beetstra, from Harvard, met up to share lunch and memories at Durty Gurt’s in Galena, the half-way point for the two men who served together in the South Pacific decades ago.

  • Celebrating history

    Civil War battles coming to Galena

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  • Tuesday, April 21, 2015 3:24 PM

    GALENA–After meeting in closed session Monday, April 13, members of the Galena City Council approved the hiring of two new city employees.

  • Tuesday, April 21, 2015 3:23 PM

    A Galena man was sentenced to 180 days in the Jo Daviess County Jail after pleading guilty to a felony charge of failing to register as a sex offender.

  • Tuesday, April 21, 2015 3:22 PM has declined a Galena/Jo Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau invitation to hold a joint meeting between members of both boards.

  • Tuesday, April 21, 2015 3:15 PM

    Jo Daviess County is set to receive $5,582 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.

  • Tuesday, April 21, 2015 2:26 PM
    SPRINGFIELD–The Illinois Department of Agriculture is encouraging farmers and agrichemical facilities to save their empty agrichemical containers.
  • Tuesday, April 21, 2015 2:25 PM

    GALENA–With many new exhibitors and a keynote speaker to end the day, the 18th annual Galena Earth Day Fest at Turner Hall on Wednesday, April 29, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., is packed full of exciting things to do and learn.

  • Hope Foundation provides Stockton couple grant
    Tuesday, April 21, 2015 2:14 PM
    STOCKTON–The Hope Foundation recently provided a grant of $1,500 to help Joe Dvorak of Stockton build an accessible ramp allowing him access in and out of his home.
  • Tuesday, April 21, 2015 2:06 PM

    GALENA–American Legion Post 193 in Galena holds its meetings the third Tuesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at 100 S. Main St.

  • Tuesday, April 21, 2015 12:45 PM

    GALENA– Area youth will come together to exhibit and perform their art at the Youth Art Festival on Sunday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Chestnut Mountain Resort.

  • Tuesday, April 14, 2015 2:22 PM

    GALENA–A judge ruled in favor of the City of Galena in a lawsuit alleging that the city used architect Greg Stauder’s designs to apply for a state-funded grant.

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  • Tuesday, April 21, 2015 1:57 PM

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    ELIZABETH–May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, and is a perfect time to enjoy the spring weather and beautiful scenery in Northwest Illinois.

  • Galena-RR soccer off to 2-1-1 start
    Tuesday, April 21, 2015 1:55 PM

    HANOVER–The Galena-River Ridge girls soccer team officially has four games under their belt, posting an impressive 2-1-1 record through four games.

  • Southwestern steals victory in seventh
    Tuesday, April 21, 2015 1:54 PM

    HAZEL GREEN, Wis.–Just one day after the Pirates of Galena suffered a narrow 6-5 loss to Pearl City, they hoped to put away a border battle victory over Southwestern on Friday, April 17.

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    GALENA–After two innings of shutout softball in cold, windy conditions, the Scales Mound/River Ridge Lady Hornets blew the game wide open with a 10 run third inning to grab a 12-0 victory over the Lady Pirates on Tuesday, April 7.

  • Gronewold to suit up for Shrine Game
    Tuesday, April 14, 2015 11:49 AM

    GALENA–Galena senior Adam Gronewold has compiled quite the list of accomplishments during his football career for the Pirates.

  • Tuesday, April 07, 2015 11:19 AM

  • Tuesday, April 07, 2015 11:17 AM

    GALENA–East Dubuque’s Abby Berryman and Galena’s Sophie Hefel dueled for seven innings, surrendering just five runs between the two of them in a thrilling, 4-1 East Dubuque victory on Thursday, April 2.

  • Warriors roll over Pirates
    Tuesday, April 07, 2015 11:15 AM

    GALENA–The Galena Pirates and the East Dubuque Warriors squared off on Thursday, April 2 in Galena, with the Warriors of East Dubuque putting on a hitting clinic in a 16-3 victory.

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  • Monday, April 27, 2015 1:49 PM

    ELIZABETH, Ill.–Wayne LaVerle Trost, 84, of Elizabeth, died Monday, April 20, 2015, at Midwest Medical Center in Galena.

    Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 2, 2015, at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Elizabeth, with Pastor Mike Nesbit officiating. Inurnment will take place in Woodbine Cemetery at a later date.

    A visitation will be held from 9-11 a.m. prior to the services at the church.

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

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Friday, April 24, 2015 3:20 PM

    JORDAN–Hamid “Harry” Anwar, Wing Commander, Retired, (June 20th 1934-April 19th, 2015), passed away Sunday, April 19, 2015, in Jordan.

    A committal service will be held April 27 following the visitation in Greenwood Cemetery, Galena.

    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675 or the Galena Food Pantry, 971 Gear Street, Galena, IL 61036 in memory of Harry.

    Online condolences maybe left at

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Tuesday, April 21, 2015 11:01 AM

    MILWAUKEE, Wis.–Joan McDermott, 85, of Milwaukee, Wis. passed away Friday, April 17, 2015.

    Services and burial will be in Milwaukee.

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Monday, April 20, 2015 9:14 AM

    BOYNTON BEACH, Fla.–John “Jack” Dimke, 68, of Boynton Beach, Fla., passed away Thursday, April 9, 2015, at Bethesda East Hospital, Boynton Beach, after a short illness.

    Burial will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Galena, at a later date. A celebration of life will be held in early summer.

    The Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena is assisting the family.

    Online condolences may be left at

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Tuesday, April 14, 2015 3:57 PM

    DUBUQUE, Iowa–Audrey M. Cliff, 87, of Dubuque, Iowa, formerly of Hanover, passed away peacefully in her sleep April 12, 2015.

    A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the Leonard Funeral Home, 2595 Rockdale Road in Dubuque. Friends may call from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., with the service starting at 2:00 p.m.

    In lieu of flowers, Audrey requested that donations be made in memory of her son, Brian, at to help in the fight against Lou Gehrig’s disease. Family and friends will be participating in the Quad Cities Walk to Defeat ALS in August.

    Online condolences may be left at

    Click on name above for more information.

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  • Tuesday, April 21, 2015 3:20 PM
    The call came into the office just this past week.
  • Tuesday, April 21, 2015 3:17 PM
    If you ever meet Dan Krenz and Kelli May-Krenz, I highly recommend you ask how they met.
  • Tuesday, April 21, 2015 1:52 PM
    I may well have mentioned in some previous article what an amazing person Spike Werner was.
  • Tuesday, April 21, 2015 1:49 PM
    Judy Anger and Brenda Dowell, certified nursing assistants (CNA) at the Galena Stauss Senior Care Community, are two great gifts to the seniors of our region.
  • Tuesday, April 21, 2015 1:47 PM
     made the long drive to Springfield Tuesday morning, and, along with the rest of the Illinois General Assembly, I’ve spent most of this week in session or in committee.
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  • Tuesday, April 14, 2015 2:18 PM

    It’s opening night. Director Ronn Toebaas is grim. He addresses the more than 40-person cast sitting before him.

  • Tuesday, April 14, 2015 11:45 AM
    Whether you are a lifelong resident of Jo Daviess County (JDC) or are a “transplant” you probably don’t know all there is to do outdoors in JDC.
  • Tuesday, April 14, 2015 11:38 AM
    The city of East Dubuque is a geographically divided community, a copy of such ups and downs with the railroad tracks intersection it.
  • Tuesday, April 14, 2015 11:37 AM
    On March 17 at the monthly meeting of the American Legion in Galena, my dad, Jim Henry, was presented with a “Quilt of Valor” by the national Quilts of Valor organization through the Friendship Quilters of Elizabeth.
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  • Tuesday, April 21, 2015 3:16 PM
    The Northwest Illinois Audubon Society invites all to the spring potluck and program on Tuesday, May 5, at 6 p.m. at the community building, Krape Park, Freeport.
  • Cheesy beer bread muffins
    Tuesday, April 21, 2015 3:11 PM
    Muffins and beer–now there are two words you don’t often see in the same sentence, let alone in the same recipe.
  • Kruger to receive 1st Farm Credit scholarship
    Tuesday, April 21, 2015 3:10 PM
    FREEPORT–Katie Kruger of Scales Mound is receiving the 2015 First Choice Agriculture Scholarship from 1st Farm Credit Services.
  • Oftedal accepted into clarinet studio
    Tuesday, April 21, 2015 3:09 PM
    EAST DUBUQUE–Katelyn Oftedal, a senior at East Dubuque High School, has been accepted into the clarinet studio at Iowa State University.
  • SM Welding Competition
    Tuesday, April 21, 2015 2:53 PM
    Moline–On April 9, Scales Mound students, Wyatt Carlborg (left) and Casey Calvert traveled to Moline to take part in the Midwest Technical Institutes High School Welding Competition.
  • Tuesday, April 21, 2015 2:52 PM

  • Tuesday, April 21, 2015 2:52 PM

    The Northwest Illinois Audubon Society will sponsor the Silver Creek Bird Festival on Saturday, May 16 from 8-11 a.m.

  • Dubuque Museum of art to feature Rivoire photography
    Tuesday, April 21, 2015 2:50 PM
    DUBUQUE, Iowa–Beauty is the focus in the Kris Mozena McNamer Gallery at the Dubuque Museum of Art through May 31.
  • Tuesday, April 21, 2015 2:48 PM
    PELLA, Iowa–The Central College A Capella Choir will perform in Queen of the Rosary Chapel at Sinsinawa Mound on Monday, May 25, at 2 p.m. as part of its annual tour.
  • Watson to speak at JDCF event
    Tuesday, April 21, 2015 2:46 PM

    With vintage photos and engaging anecdotes, Jo Daviess County historian Daryl Watson will present “The Land and the People of the Jo Daviess County Driftless Area” on Wednesday, May 6, in the Barrel Room of Galena Cellars Vineyard, 4746 N. Ford Road, Galena.

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