SCALES MOUND–On the first day of school, Keith Hesselbacher doesn’t ask his students to open their textbooks.
GALENA–Enrollment at all three school buildings–the primary, middle and high schools–in the Galena School District climbed considerably for the start of the 2015-16 school year.
EAST DUBUQUE–An Aug. 18 memo to East Dubuque Superintendent Greg Herbst details the findings of an investigation after a June 2015 complaint was lodged against the school leader by East Dubuque Elementary School Principal Michelle Till.
GALENA–The “No one fights alone” T-shirts that Galena School District staff purchased and wear in support of Superintendent Dr. Sharon Olds’ battle against cancer are now available to the public.
GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Health Department Health Board’s Environmental Health Committee will meet at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2 in the health department’s conference room.
ELIZABETH–During a Tuesday, Aug. 24 meeting, the Elizabeth Village Board voted to have a public hearing on a proposed Business Development District (BDD) on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m., with a special meeting following immediately after for a possible vote.
FREEPORT–Highland Community College announces the addition of a part-time Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing program, beginning spring 2016.
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STOCKTON–The monthly meeting of Northwest Illinois Retired Police Officers will be held at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 9, in the restaurant room of Checo’s Restaurant, 642 Main St., Stockton.
GALENA–The Galena City Council, during its meeting Monday, Aug. 24, focused attention on Turner Hall, the historic city-owned building on Bench Street.
SOUTH BELOIT–By the time a steady rain started Friday night, rain that delayed and postponed many opening night football games on Friday, Aug. 28, the Galena Pirates were well on their way for a quick second half.
ELIZABETH–Rina Ballerini, 79, of Elizabeth, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, at her home.
Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 12, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Elizabeth. Burial will be held at a later date. Cremation rites have been accorded.
Online condolences maybe left at furlongfuneralchapel.com.
TUCSON, Ariz.–Una Wilhelmina (Einsweiler) Burrows of Tucson, Ariz., passed away peacefully on Aug. 28, 2015, at the age of 106.
A memorial service will be held at St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, at 1 p.m.
There will be an additional service in Galena, in the spring of 2016, as all she wanted to do was to “Go Home!”
ELIZABETH–Michael S. “Wulf” Clifton, 67, of Elizabeth, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, at University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa.
Services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 27 at the Haudenshield Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Cuba City, Wis. Burial in the Davenport Memorial Cemetery to be held at a later date.
Friends may call on Thursday, Aug. 27 from 9 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers a Michael S. “Wulf” Clifton Memorial Fund has been established.
Online condolences may be left for the family at haudenshieldfuneralhome.com.
GALENA–Rosemary “Rosie” Kollman, 87, of Galena, died Aug. 22, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center, Dubuque, Iowa.
Friends may call from 4-7 p.m., Thursday Aug. 27, at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena, where the parish rosary will be held at 4 p.m. The Catholic Daughters of America service will follow the rosary.
Funeral mass will be held Friday, Aug. 28 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Galena. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
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Audrey E. (Bergman) Winter, 83, of Galena, passed away Monday, Aug. 17 at home.
Public graveside services will be at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19 at Greenwood Cemetery in Galena, with Rev. Stacy Cavanaugh and Rev. Roy Lewis, a family friend officiating.
There will be no public visitation. The Miller & Steinke Funeral Home of Galena is in charge of arrangements.
This past June, Galena had a visitor who connects this community to its pioneer days and one of its most famous residents.
"If there was a bunch of miners sittin’ up talkin’ in a bar telling’ what happened, and there was some farmers or other folks listenin’ they’d think we was lyin’. But it did happen.”
GALENA–The Galena Public Library will begin the fall storytime sessions with toddler storytime on Friday, Sept. 4 at 10:15 a.m. and preschool storytime on Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 10 a.m.
HAZEL GREEN, Wis.–Fever River Puppeteers will present “Jack and the Beanstalk,” at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturdays, Sept. 5 and 12, as well as 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 6, at the Hazel Green Opera House.
DUBUQUE, Iowa–The Bell Tower Theater will be holding theater classes for children from kindergarten through eighth grade.