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  • Museum selects homes for fall tour

    GALENA–Homes have been selected for the 48th annual Tour of Historic Galena Homes, set for Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 26-27.

  • Turmoil in East Dubuque

    EAST DUBUQUE–Greg Herbst’s future as superintendent of the East Dubuque School District may remain up in the air, but public support for Herbst, who has been on paid administrative leave since July 1, doesn’t appear to be waning.

  • Flying high
    SCALES MOUND–It’s not everyday Nathan and Colton Koester get the opportunity to build an airplane.
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  • Tuesday, August 04, 2015 11:57 AM

    GALENA–A juried outdoor show of art and fine crafts will welcome artists and artisans to the grounds of the Old Market House State Historic Site in downtown Galena on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 8 and 9.

  • Tuesday, August 04, 2015 11:45 AM

    GALENA- The Galena ARC, along with the Galena Music Boosters, are selling tickets for the Northwest Illinois Daily Drawing (NWIDD), a daily drawing offering participants cash prizes.

  • Tuesday, August 04, 2015 11:33 AM

    GALENA–The Galena City Council, at its Monday, July 27 meeting, decided it's better to skip the pavement grinding on Park Avenue and instead apply $6,500 toward other street work in the city.

  • Tuesday, August 04, 2015 11:31 AM

    FREEPORT—Farming in today’s new era of watchful people, plant nutrients are on the radar here in Illinois.

  • Tuesday, August 04, 2015 11:30 AM
    In last week’s Gazette, the story titled “Hearing on Proposed Special Services Area incorrectly reported that the area would begin at the Julien Dubuque Bridge in East Dubuque. 
  • Tuesday, August 04, 2015 11:28 AM

    After much debate during a Wednesday, July 29 special Village of Elizabeth board meeting, members voted unanimously to begin the process of creating a Business Development District (BDD) in which Elizabeth businesses located in downtown and on the west side of town will incur a .5 percent sales tax increase in order to help pay for improvements such as sidewalks, streetlights and repairs to the septic system.

  • Tuesday, August 04, 2015 11:14 AM

    GALENA–After almost two months of working on a resolution that could create one voice for area tourism, the Galena/Jo Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) voted to take it off the table for good during a Tuesday, July 28 meeting.

  • Tuesday, August 04, 2015 11:10 AM
    ELIZABETH–An invitation is extended to all newly retired teachers or administrators or retired teachers or administrators new to the area when the Jo Daviess County Retired Teachers Association meets on Wednesday, Aug. 19 at 11 a.m., at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Elizabeth. 
  • Tuesday, August 04, 2015 10:49 AM

    East Dubuque School Board President Shirley Horstman started out the public comment portion of the Tuesday, July 28 meeting–which lasted over an hour–by reminding the public to be respectful.

    A summary of some of the comments follows.

  • Tuesday, August 04, 2015 10:48 AM

    GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Health Department will be holding an immunization clinic from 8:30-11 a.m. and 1-4:30 p.m. each Tuesday in August at its Galena office.

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  • Representing in RAGBRAI
    Tuesday, August 04, 2015 11:22 AM

    GALENA–Looking back on the seven-day, 500-plus mile journey that he and more than 20,000 other bicyclists took part in just a week ago, 14-year-old Tyler Moran had to admit that his accomplishment surprised him a little bit.

  • Tuesday, August 04, 2015 11:20 AM
    STOCKTON–The Mat Open “Blackhawk” Fun Run/Walk will take place Friday, Sept. 11 at Blackhawk Run Golf Course in Stockton. 
  • Pirate football camp
    Tuesday, August 04, 2015 11:19 AM
  • GHS alumni top varsity in 86-79 shoot out
    Tuesday, July 28, 2015 2:32 PM

    GALENA–When Galena head boys basketball coach Scott Schaber accepted the head coaching position last summer, he immediately recognized more issues than a losing record.

  • Doty wins FLW event
    Tuesday, July 21, 2015 10:46 AM
    WINNECONNE, Wis.–East Dubuque’s Ryan Doty weighed three bass totaling nine pounds, seven ounces on Saturday July 11 to win the fourth Walmart Bass Fishing League Great Lakes Division tournament on the Wolf River Chain. 
  • Tuesday, July 21, 2015 10:42 AM
  • Tuesday, July 14, 2015 12:38 PM
    THOMSON–The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge has announced the 2015 applications for the special deer hunt at Lost Mound are available. 
  • Tuesday, July 14, 2015 12:24 PM
  • Varsity basketball: Clint Sitzmann Memorial Shootout
    Tuesday, July 14, 2015 12:22 PM
  • Tuesday, July 14, 2015 12:19 PM

    GALENA–The Galena Pirate alumni football team looked to defend last season’s victory over the East Dubuque alumni on Friday, July 10 at Galena High School.

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  • Monday, August 03, 2015 11:42 AM

    DUBUQUE, Iowa–Kevin Robert Feldott, 61, of Dubuque, Iowa, peacefully lost his battle with cancer on Thursday, July 30, 2015, in the comfort of his home.

    A memorial will be held at Leonard Funeral Home, 2595 Rockdale Road, Dubuque, on Friday, Aug. 7, from 3-7 p.m. and a service will be held at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Dianne Grace of Hospice of Dubuque officiating. The family will be there to greet relatives and friends.

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Friday, July 31, 2015 11:33 AM

    GALENA–Victor G. “Rip” Knautz, 72, of Galena, passed away on July 26, 2015, after a three-year battle with lung cancer. 

    Vic requested no funeral arrangements, but rather a celebration of his life. The celebration will take place at noon until 6 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 8, at Recreation Park in Galena. Food will be provided and dad requests a few games of horseshoes be played.

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  • Friday, July 31, 2015 11:24 AM

    GALENA–Lois Jean Wienen, 67, of Galena, passed away Thursday, July 30, 2015, at her home after displaying a courageous battle in her fight against breast/bone cancer, surrounded by family and friends.

    Funeral mass will be 10:30 AM Monday, August 3 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church. Galena. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Galena. Friends may call from 1 to 5 PM Sunday, August 2 at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena.

    A Lois Wienen memorial fund has been established.

    Online condolences may be left at

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Thursday, July 30, 2015 1:20 PM

    ELIZABETH–Viola Albrecht, 86, of Elizabeth, went to her heavenly home on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, while at the Elizabeth Nursing Home, Elizabeth.

    A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, August 3, at Faith Lutheran Church, Elizabeth. Burial will take place in Woodbine Cemetery, Woodbine. A visitation will be held from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Sunday, August 2, at Law-Jones Funeral Home, Elizabeth. A second visitation will also be held from 9:30 until the time of the service at the church on Monday.

    A memorial fund has been established in Viola’s memory for Faith Lutheran Church.

    Family and friends are invited to share in Viola’s life at

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Wednesday, July 29, 2015 4:38 PM

    Norris “Cliff” Clifford Petersen passed on to the eternal heavenly realm on Sunday July 26, 2015 at Midwest Medical Center, Galena.

    A tentative date for a Celebration of Life is scheduled for October 16, 2015. Further details will follow, such as time and location.

    Click on name above for more information.

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