• A new way to train

    GALENA–It all started when area chiropractor InJun Chong met Galena Fire Department Chief Randy Beadle.

  • Impressive honors for Farmers

    GALENA–Since purchasing Farmers Guest House in March 2012 and moving to Galena, Don and Susan Steffan have put everything they have into making their business a success.

  • Greg Herbst new Galena superintendent

    GALENA–It's official. Come July 1, East Dubuque Superintendent Greg Herbst will be the new Galena School District superintendent. 

    The Galena School Board, meeting in special session Tuesday, Feb. 2, unanimously approved a three-year contract with Herbst. Herbst will make $135,000 during the 2016-17 school year. 

    For more information, see the Feb. 10 Gazette.

  • Scales Mound welcomes research scientist

    SCALES MOUND–Boris Tabakoff is a busy man.

    
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  • Tuesday, February 09, 2016 10:26 AM

    GALENA–After five meetings of hashing things out, members of the Jo Daviess County and city of Galena special committee for a unified destination marketing organization (DMO) agreed to pass along a letter of intent that describes the process and key business terms for transitioning to a single tourism marketing entity for Jo Daviess County.

  • Tuesday, February 02, 2016 11:52 AM

    GALENA–East Dubuque Superintendent Greg Herbst is one step closer to becoming a Galena Pirate.

  • Tuesday, February 02, 2016 11:51 AM

    GALENA–Bourbon Street comes to Galena this weekend for the annual weekend filled with music, festivities and beads, Feb. 5-6.

  • Tuesday, February 02, 2016 11:50 AM
    GALENA–The annual Lincoln Day dinner will be held at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa on Saturday, Feb. 6.
  • Tuesday, February 02, 2016 11:47 AM

    GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Board is actively monitoring several proposed legislative bills at the state level that could affect the citizens of Jo Daviess County.

  • Toy drive for birthday
    Tuesday, February 02, 2016 11:42 AM

    GALENA–Austin Nack will turn 1 on March 11, and to celebrate his first birthday, his parents, Stephanie and Ted, are organizing a special toy drive that will spread the joy among other youngsters fighting for their health.

  • Yale tabs Adam Gaber for leadership role
    Tuesday, February 02, 2016 11:32 AM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn.–Yale University has selected Adam Gaber to take on a leadership role for its Office of International Affairs (OIA).
  • Tuesday, February 02, 2016 11:05 AM

    GALENA–Would hunting or culling actually help control the deer population and reduce deer-related problems?

  • Tuesday, February 02, 2016 11:04 AM

    GALENA–After months of back and forth work, the revisions to the city’s street performers’ ordinance are now official.

  • Tuesday, February 02, 2016 11:03 AM

    GALENA–After the first four community input meetings, the Galena/Jo Daviess County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) has received a lot of positive feedback regarding what county residents want to see on U.S. 20 wayside just west of Elizabeth.

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  • Shootout in Galena
    Tuesday, February 09, 2016 11:43 AM

    GALENA–Two scrappy teams took to the court Thursday, Feb. 4. And in the end, it would all come down to one lousy point.

  • Pirates’ Fight Night a huge success
    Tuesday, February 09, 2016 11:41 AM
    GALENA–On Friday, Jan. 29, the Galena boys basketball program hosted a “Fight Night” during their game versus their rival Scales Mound.
  • Furlong, Middendorf selected to All State
    Tuesday, February 09, 2016 11:39 AM
    Galena athletes Katie Furlong and Olivia Middendorf were selected for All State for volleyball.
  • Tuesday, February 09, 2016 11:34 AM
  • Pirates continue winning ways
    Tuesday, February 02, 2016 11:22 AM

    GALENA–The Galena Pirates continued their winning ways with a 64-51 victory over the Warren Warriors on Thursday, Jan. 28.

  • Tuesday, February 02, 2016 11:14 AM
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  • Kubat breaks scoring record
    Tuesday, February 02, 2016 11:09 AM
    EAST DUBUQUE–Warren senior Allison Kubat broke the all-time scoring record for the Warren girls’ basketball program of 1,247 points at East Dubuque on Friday, Jan. 29.
  • Tuesday, February 02, 2016 11:08 AM
    SCALES MOUND–The Wisconsin Football Coaches Association has recognized Benton/Scales Mound with an Academic All-State Award.
  • Galena holds off Warren
    Tuesday, January 26, 2016 12:25 PM

    GALENA–The Galena Pirates (13-8) used transition baskets and solid defensive play in the second half to hold off the Warren Warriors 64-48 on Saturday, Jan. 23.

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  • Diane Hoftender
    Friday, February 05, 2016 10:36 AM

    GALENA–Diane M. Hoftender, 68, of Galena, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, at her home after a courageous battle with cancer.

    Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 8, at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena. Friends may call from 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, February 7, at the Furlong Funeral Chapel. Cremation rites will follow the funeral service. Burial will be held at a later date in Nativity B.V.M. Cemetery, Menominee.

    Online condolences maybe left at furlongfuneralchapel.com.

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Jeffrey Tendick
    Friday, February 05, 2016 9:15 AM

    WESTMONT–Jeffrey Scott Tendick, 64, of Westmont, formerly of Galena, passed away Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016.

    A celebration of his life will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6 at the Westmont Community Center, 55 E. Richmond St., Westmont. All community members and friends who knew Jeffrey throughout his life are welcome to attend. Those would like to leave their sympathies, share memories or photos can do so online at jeffreytendick.com.

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Thursday, February 04, 2016 12:29 PM

    GALENA–James “Jim” L. Buziecki, 68, Galena, died Jan. 16, 2016.

    Services were held Jan. 21 at the Modell Funeral Home, Darien. Interment was private.

    Click on name above for more information.

  • William Brickner
    Thursday, February 04, 2016 10:59 AM

    SCALES MOUND–William D. “Bill” Brickner, 79, of Scales Mound, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, at Midwest Medical Center in Galena.

    Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6, at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Schapville, with Pastor David Vidler officiating. Burial will be in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, Guilford Township.

    Visitation is from 2:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5, and after 10:00 a.m. on Saturday at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church. The Miller & Steinke Funeral Home of Scales Mound is in charge of arrangements.

    Online condolences may be left for the family at millerfhed.com.

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Nicholas Hilby
    Monday, February 01, 2016 2:27 PM

    MENOMINEE–Nicholas R. “Nick” Hilby, 31, of Menominee, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, at home of natural causes.

    A prayer service was held Monday, Feb. 1, at the Nativity BVM Church at Menominee. Burial was in the church cemetery.

    A Nicholas R. Hilby memorial fund has been established.

    Online condolences may be left for the family at millerfhed.com.

    Click on name above for more information.

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  • Tuesday, February 09, 2016 11:27 AM
    EAST DUBUQUE–Do you remember the first roller coaster you rode?
  • Tuesday, February 09, 2016 11:23 AM

    LeRoy A. and Modesta R. Alt, Caledonia, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 19.

  • Anniversary - The Pooleys
    Tuesday, February 09, 2016 11:22 AM

    John “Jack” and Jeanne Pooley, Scales Mound, will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary on Feb. 14.

  • Anniversary - The Cooks
    Tuesday, February 09, 2016 11:14 AM

    Larry and Mary Lou Cook, Galena, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Feb. 14.

  • Hello World - Leo Jack Oldenburg
    Tuesday, February 09, 2016 11:12 AM

    Dec. 29, 2015–Boy, Leo Jack Oldenburg, born to Matt and Fallon Oldenburg, Galena.

  • First Birthday - Holden David Geary
    Tuesday, February 09, 2016 11:10 AM

    Holden David Geary, son of Dave and Carrie Geary, Galena, celebrated his first birthday on Dec. 29, 2015.

  • Tuesday, February 09, 2016 11:08 AM

    GALENA–Galena churches are sponsoring a series of dinners to provide a thoughtful forum for a discussion on racism and race issues in the United States.

  • GHS students answer the tough questions
    Tuesday, February 09, 2016 10:55 AM
    GALENA–The Galena High School scholastic bowl team’s season is off to an impressive start with a 22-3 record, especially when you consider that two of their losses were to Oswego East High School, a large AA school.
  • Galena museum program to feature stories, songs and scenes from the Driftless Area
    Tuesday, February 09, 2016 10:52 AM

    GALENA–The Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society invites the public to the second of its four events for the 2016 “History Matters” Winter Program Series at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20 at the Galena Territory Association Owner’s Club.

  • Tuesday, February 09, 2016 10:51 AM
    GALENA–The Illinois Sheriffs’ Association announces that it will be awarding over $54,000 in college scholarships throughout the state to students wishing to pursue higher education during the 2016-2017 academic year.
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