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  • Back on track
    GALENA–On March 5, 2015, a Burlington Northern Sante Fe (BNSF) train consisting of 105 cars derailed south of Galena.
  • De España con amor: A Spanish sayonara
    Some of Spain’s top exports include cars, refined petroleum, and, it would seem, high school juniors. 
  • Statewide League leader
    GALENA–Thirty-five years ago, when Marge Hospodar asked Bonnie Cox, her children in tow in a stroller, if she’d consider becoming a member of the just-forming League of Women Voters of Jo Daviess County, there is no way Cox ever would have guessed where her involvement with the organization would lead.
  • Prairie Ridge set to open Aug. 1
    GALENA–Prairie Ridge of Galena is rising from the prairie. 
  • She’s running for office
    GALENA–Up until April of this year, Dr. Ann Cameron Williams says, she had never even considered running for public office. 
  • Love leads to a new land
    SCALES MOUND–When Rise Van Lent stepped off the airplane in Chicago in February 2007, it wasn’t the language or the cultural differences that offered the largest shock to her system. 
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  • City seeks to mark crosswalk
    Monday, June 19, 2017 5:22 PM
    GALENA–The Galena City Council voted to submit an application to the Illinois Department of Transportation for approval to put a movable pedestrian crossing sign in the crosswalk at the intersection of Spring and Prospect streets during its meeting on Monday, June 12.
  • Monday, June 19, 2017 5:20 PM
    GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Board voted to fast-track air conditioning unit repair for the Galena/Jo Daviess Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) during its Tuesday, June 13 meeting.
  • Monday, June 19, 2017 5:12 PM
    GALENA–Did you know that, topographically, the average slope in Illinois is just 1.2 percent and that Jo Daviess County has the highest average slope at 11.4 percent, and that the average slope in the Galena River Watershed is even higher, 16.7 percent?
  • Country Fair awards $45,092 in grants
    Monday, June 19, 2017 5:09 PM
    GALENA–Jo Daviess County Country Fair Charities awarded $45,092.58 in grants, proceeds from the 2016 fair, to several local organizations during the annual grant awards night at the Galena Elks Lodge on Thursday, June 15.
  • Women’s luncheon: Re-scripting life and career
    Monday, June 19, 2017 5:05 PM
    GALENA–Life and career were the focus of the Galena Area Chamber of Commerce Network of Empowered Women’s panel luncheon Tuesday, June 13 at the DeSoto House Hotel.
  • Monday, June 19, 2017 4:54 PM
    GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Health Department is reporting the first West-Nile-virus-positive-bird sample detected in the county for 2017.
  • Monday, June 19, 2017 4:48 PM
    GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Board voted to suspend the Galena/Jo Daviess Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) indefinitely during its meeting on Tuesday, June 13.
  • Monday, June 19, 2017 4:46 PM
    GALENA–The Galena City Council approved creating a new classification of liquor license during its meeting on Monday, June 12.
  • Monday, June 19, 2017 4:45 PM
    GALENA–Midwest Medical Center will host a community blood drive from 2:30-5:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 27, inside Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center donor bus.
  • Monday, June 19, 2017 4:43 PM
    GALENA–The United Churches of Galena Food Pantry announces that it has received a $10,750 grant from the Dubuque Racing Association to be spent on the purchase of canned and boxed food, meat, eggs and fresh produce.
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  • Monday, June 19, 2017 5:17 PM
    STOCKTON–Stockton is planning two summer athletic events as part of its July 4 celebration. 
  • Heroes for  History training
    Monday, June 19, 2017 5:17 PM
    Midwest Medical Center has partnered with the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society on a training program to help participants prepare for the Historical Society’s Heroes for History Stair Challenge, billed as the ”5K on STAIRoids.”
  • Victory!
    Monday, June 19, 2017 5:14 PM
    WALNUT–Sweltering heat and high humidity weren’t going to keep Chad Wienen’s fans away from the Sunset Ridge ATVMX National on Saturday, June 17.
  • Diving in for the summer
    Tuesday, June 13, 2017 11:15 AM
    GALENA–The 2017 summer at the Alice T. Virtue Water Park is up and running and the pace for Kristin Enright has been busy.
  • Local runners compete
    Tuesday, June 13, 2017 11:11 AM
    ROCK ISLAND–The Quad-City Senior Olympics were held on Saturday, June 3 at the Pepsico Center at Augustana College.
  • Monday, June 05, 2017 5:58 PM
    Galena High School and Clarke graduate Tyler Wills presents the second annual Tri-State volleyball camp.
  • Monday, June 05, 2017 5:56 PM
  • Monday, June 05, 2017 5:55 PM
    GALENA–A perfectly cloudless day with the first comfortable temperatures of the season provided the backdrop for the 8th annual Workshop golf outing, held at the Galena Golf Club on Thursday, June 1.
  • Coaching excellence
    Monday, May 29, 2017 4:03 PM
     NORMAL–The 45th annual Hall of Fame Banquet took place at Redbird Arena on Saturday, May 6.
  • Monday, May 29, 2017 4:02 PM
    GALENA–Galena Territory resident Sandra Fullmer made her fourth career hole-in-one on the 150-yard 13th hole of the South Course at Eagle Ridge Resort on Tuesday, May 9.
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  • Ronald ”Ron” Sproule
    Friday, June 23, 2017 9:45 AM

    GALENA–Ronald “Ron” Dale Sproule, 72, of Galena, passed away Thursday, June 22, 2017, at his home surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer and Parkinson’s disease.

    Friends may call from 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, June 28 at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena. Cremation rites have been accorded.

    Online condolences may be left at

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  • Alice K. Jackson
    Thursday, June 22, 2017 9:41 AM

    GALENA–Alice K. Jackson, 95, of Galena, passed away on Tuesday morning, June 20, 2017, at the Galena-Stauss Senior Care Community, while saying her morning rosary.

    Funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 28, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Galena, where friends may call after 9:30 a.m. until time of mass. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

    Memorials may be given to the Galena Foundation to be used for the Grant Park Restoration project.

    Online condolences may be left at

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  • Francis “Frank” Molitor
    Wednesday, June 21, 2017 12:15 PM

    WARREN–Francis “Frank” W. Molitor, 82, of Warren, passed away Sunday, June 18, 2017, at his daughter’s home in Machesney Park.

    Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena. Funeral services will begin at 4 p.m. following the visitation at the funeral home. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Galena. Military honors were accorded graveside by Galena VFW Post 2665 and American Legion Post 193. 

    Donations may be made to the American Legion Post of Warren, in memory of Frank.

    Online condolences may be left at

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  • Herbert Bruser
    Tuesday, June 20, 2017 1:54 PM

    GALENA–Herbert Thomas Bruser, 84 of Galena, and formerly of Roselle, died on Monday, June 19, 2017 at Manor Care, Dubuque, Iowa.

    In keeping with his wishes, there will be no public services. Cremation rites have been accorded. The Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena is assisting the family.

    Online condolences may be left at

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  • Monday, June 19, 2017 1:59 PM

    GALENA–Douglas K. Carl Sr., 85, formerly of Ottumwa, Iowa, died June 16, 2017, at the Galena-Stauss nursing home in Galena.

    A celebration of life was held at the First Presbyterian Church and the Miller and Steinke Galena Chapels assisted the family.

    Online condolences may be left at

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  • Monday, June 19, 2017 4:42 PM
  • Monday, June 19, 2017 4:40 PM
    Summer starts this week on my favorite day of the year!
  • Monday, June 19, 2017 4:38 PM
    The announcement on the front page of last week’s Galena Gazette that Sen. Tim Bivins will not seek re-election to the Illinois Senate came as a surprise.
  • Tuesday, June 13, 2017 12:08 PM
    Sometimes inspirational moments happen when you least expect them.
  • Tuesday, June 13, 2017 12:06 PM
    The Galena ARC will be hosting its annual Community Day in Recreation Park again on the 4th of July from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 13, 2017 12:05 PM
  • Tuesday, June 13, 2017 12:03 PM
    Last week we talked about the ongoing budget battle.
  • Some people carry an inner light
    Monday, June 05, 2017 5:52 PM
    Paul Holz, 91, grew up in Jo Daviess County, makes pies, served in Korea, managed the family farm at 14, and as a child lived in poverty. 
  • Head to the cemetery
    Monday, June 05, 2017 5:50 PM
    Voice going back a little too much. 
  • Monday, June 05, 2017 5:49 PM
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