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  • Tuesday, September 29, 2015 1:49 PM

    ELIZABETH–The Elizabeth Village Board unanimously voted to create a Business Development District (BDD) which will impose a half percent sales tax increase on most Elizabeth businesses.

  • Tuesday, September 29, 2015 1:45 PM

    EAST DUBUQUE–Although the board might believe the district has moved on with Superintendent Greg Herbst back in his role, it seems the controversy is far from over in the community.

  • Tuesday, September 29, 2015 1:42 PM
    GALENA–This marks the 37th year for the annual Halloween parade sponsored by the Galena Area Chamber of Commerce. 
  • Tuesday, September 29, 2015 1:41 PM

    GALENA–After months of repair work–some of it done a second time after rains in June caused more damage–the Galena River Trail is ready again for use, according to Andy Lewis, city engineer.

  • Tuesday, September 29, 2015 1:37 PM
    GALENA–The Galena Emergency Medical Services District will host a mass casualty incident on the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 6. 
  • Tuesday, September 29, 2015 1:18 PM

    EAST DUBUQUE–After a public hearing Tuesday, Sept. 22, the East Dubuque School Board, during its regular meeting, adopted the district’s fiscal year 2016 budget.

  • Tuesday, September 29, 2015 12:10 PM

    The River Ridge School Board members voted to approve the school’s 2015-2016 operating budget of more than $8 million in a Sept. 21 meeting.

  • Health department offers information about flu virus, encourages flu vaccines
    Tuesday, September 29, 2015 12:00 PM
    GALENA–Influenza, commonly called “the flu,” is an infection of the respiratory tract caused by the influenza virus. 
  • Official visits Galena to discuss Safe ID Task Force
    Tuesday, September 29, 2015 11:54 AM

    GALENA–Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White’s Inspector General Jim Burns visited the Galena Driver Services Facility to update staff and the public on the office’s Safe ID Task Force.

  • Tuesday, September 29, 2015 11:34 AM

    ELIZABETH–Jo Daviess and Carroll county residents can dispose of unwanted car and light truck tires for a small charge at the upcoming used tire collection 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Elizabeth Community Building.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • Tuesday, September 22, 2015 10:07 AM
  • Galena handles Warriors
    Wednesday, September 16, 2015 11:31 AM

    GALENA–A big first half proved too much for the visiting East Dubuque Warriors this past Friday night, Sept. 11, as Galena raced to a 28-0 halftime lead.

  • Panthers run wild on Wildcats
    Wednesday, September 16, 2015 11:29 AM
    HANOVER–When the River Ridge Wildcats looked at their 2015 football schedule, they knew it wouldn’t be an easy road. 
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  • Friday, October 02, 2015 10:26 AM

    GALENA–Wayne Raymond Einsweiler, 78, of Galena, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, surrounded by his loved ones.

    In keeping with his wishes there will be no service. Just spend a quiet moment to remember him. Cremation rites have been accorded. A private burial will be held at a later date.

    Memorials may be given to Hospice of Dubuque in memory of Wayne.

    Online condolences maybe left at

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Tuesday, September 29, 2015 4:01 PM

    WOODBINE–Marian “Betty” E. Roberts, 96 of Woodbine, went to her heavenly home on Thursday, September 24, 2015.

    A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 5, at the Schapville Zion Presbyterian Church in Schapville. Burial will take place in Welsh Hollow Cemetery in rural Woodbine. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m., Sunday, October 4, at Law-Jones Funeral Home in Elizabeth.

    A memorial fund has been established in Betty’s memory. Friends and family are invited to share in Betty’s life at

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Friday, September 25, 2015 10:55 AM

    SAN DIEGO, Calif.–Betty (Chetlain) Huckins, San Diego, Calif., formerly of Galena, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, of cancer at her home.

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Friday, September 25, 2015 10:52 AM

    GALENA–David J. LaDow, 78, of Galena, formerly of Chicago, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, at Unity Point/Finley Hospital, Dubuque, Iowa.

    Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 30, at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Galena. Military honors will be accorded at graveside by Galena VFW Post 2665 and American Legion Post 193.

    Friends may visit from 5 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 29, at Furlong Funeral Chapel, where a St. Jude service will be held at 7 p.m.

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Thursday, September 24, 2015 11:21 AM

    WARREN–John Henry Balbach, 88, of Warren, died peacefully on Monday, Sept. 21, 2015, surrounded by his family, at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford, following a stroke.

    Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 28, at Bartel-Leamon Funeral Home, 519 Tisdell Ave., Warren, Memorial visitation will take place from 3 until 5 p.m. on Sunday afternoon at the Bartel-Leamon Funeral Home in Warren. Graveside services will be held privately at a later date at the Elmwood Cemetery in Warren. A luncheon will follow the funeral service at the Warren Community House.

    A memorial will be established in his name.

    Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at

    Click on name above for more information.

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  • 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.

  • Being kind
    Tuesday, September 22, 2015 2:59 PM
    One of the things that impressed me about my in-laws, Jim and Mary Jane Vincent, is how kind they were to others. 
  • Tuesday, September 22, 2015 2:58 PM
  • Part IV: Love just waiting to be mined
    Tuesday, September 22, 2015 2:56 PM
    Darlene, wife of miner Larry Hofer, was her father’s “right hand man” when she was still a girl, helping her father as he drilled test holes from “on top” for the miners below. 
  • Tuesday, September 22, 2015 2:55 PM
    The tree was only a thriving sapling when we made our move to our new home at 695 Montgomery Ave. 
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  • Tuesday, September 29, 2015 1:36 PM
    GALENA–The Galena Artists Guild will host First Friday on Oct. 2. 
  • Tuesday, September 29, 2015 1:35 PM

    GALENA–On Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 12:30 p.m., the Women’s Bible Study at St. Matthew Lutheran Church invites all interested women to the first in a new series, “Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World.”

  • Tuesday, September 29, 2015 1:17 PM
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    Who wants to play the game that grandma played!

  • Tuesday, September 29, 2015 1:15 PM
    GALENA–Miners Lodge will be hosting its next all-you-can-eat monthly breakfast on Oct. 4. 
  • Tuesday, September 29, 2015 1:13 PM
    ELIZABETH–The monthly meeting of the Jo Daviess County Republican Central Committee will be held at the Welcome Inn in Elizabeth on Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 6:30 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, September 29, 2015 12:08 PM
    ELIZABETH–Extension is accepting applications for the 2016 Master Gardener training program. 
  • Tuesday, September 29, 2015 12:07 PM

    SCHAPVILLE–Human rights advocate the Rev. Heidi McGinness, director of outreach for Christian Solidary International-USA (CSI), will be speaking at the Schapville Zion Presbyterian Church at 10 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 4.

  • Tuesday, September 29, 2015 12:06 PM

    SAVANNA–The National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Palisades Chapter 604 will hold its monthly luncheon and meeting on Thursday Oct. 15 at noon at Manny’s Pizza, Savanna.

  • Hello, Neighbor! - Jim Sebanc
    Tuesday, September 29, 2015 12:05 PM

    Galena resident Jim Sebanc and other members of the Galena Lions Club are getting ready for his ninth annual Oktoberfest celebration, this Saturday, Oct. 3, at Depot Park.

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