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  • Steady as she goes
    EAST DUBUQUE–On Monday, May 4, Dan Welp will be moving two seats to the left.
  • In loving memory
    ELIZABETH–It’s a picture perfect Friday morning as Elizabeth sculptor David Seagraves carefully places the bronze image of the late Elizabeth “Betty” Bornemann on her marble tombstone.
  • City offers thanks for train derailment support

    GALENA–At the Monday, April 27 Galena City Council meeting, with the help of several members of the Galena Fire Department, Mayor Terry Renner took time to recognize several local businesses and individuals who contributed food and support during the March 5 Burlington Northern Santa Fe train derailment just south of Galena.

  • Taste of Home coming to Galena

    GALENA–An evening of culinary fun is coming to Galena with the Taste of Home Cooking School on Thursday, May 7.

  • New satellite clinic opens doors to the public

    After opening on March 1, the Midwest Health Clinic of Elizabeth held an open house on April 24 for Jo Daviess County residents to go inside and check it out.

  • Fourth grade moving?

    GALENA–Tom Nack, a Galena attorney, former school board member and father of two, wants the Galena School Board to take immediate action to address overcrowding at Galena Primary School.

  • Double the honor
    EAST DUBUQUE–When Kevin Chase became a Boy Scout, he met a couple of Eagle Scouts.
  • School board reorganizes

    GALENA–The Galena School Board has new leadership.

  • Survey unearths 11,000-year-old projectile point

    An archaeological survey conducted on one of the newest Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation’s properties determined that people have been living in the Apple River Valley for 11,000 years.

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  • Tuesday, May 05, 2015 10:09 AM

    GALENA–Four panelists–John Hay, Jo Daviess County State’s Attorney; Cathy McDermott, clinical director and sexual assault therapist at Riverview Center; Dr. Jennifer Aurand, mental health director of FHN; and Lisa Breitsprecker, guidance counselor at Galena Middle School–will participate in a League of Women Voters discussion about “Violence Prevention in Jo Daviess County–Identifying and Intervening with People at Risk” on Thursday, May 14 at 7 p.m. at Midwest Medical Center.

  • Tuesday, May 05, 2015 9:58 AM

    The Scales Mound School District is looking for a district resident to fill a vacancy on the school’s Board of Education.

  • Tuesday, May 05, 2015 9:39 AM
    GALENA–The Taste of Home Cooking School will take place Thursday evening, May 7 at the Galena Convention Center. 
  • Tuesday, May 05, 2015 9:37 AM

    GALENA–The open burn dates for the city of Galena will be Saturday, May 9 through Sunday, May 17.

  • Tuesday, May 05, 2015 9:36 AM

    GALENA–Attorney Craig Brown is suing Jo Daviess County for what he believes to be an illegal tax the county is collecting by distributing the tax-exempt Midwest Medical Center’s (MMC) property tax amongst county property owners.

  • Tuesday, April 28, 2015 1:55 PM

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces the opening of Blanding Landing Recreation Area on May 8.

  • Tuesday, April 28, 2015 1:53 PM

    EAST DUBUQUE–Property–selling it and building it–attracted a lot of attention from East Dubuque City Council members on Monday, April 20.

  • Tuesday, April 28, 2015 1:44 PM

    DUBUQUE, Iowa–Three local companies–Earl Thompson Masonry, Norm Davis Construction and Petsche Decorating, Inc.–were recognized recently for their work in four historic preservation projects in the city of Dubuque.

  • Tuesday, April 28, 2015 1:40 PM

    GALENA–On Saturday, May 9, Galena letter carriers will participate in the Letter Carrier Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

  • Tuesday, April 28, 2015 1:38 PM

    During the April 20 River Ridge School Board meeting, Superintendent Brad Albrecht gave an update on a Thomson Correctional Facility marketing campaign spearheaded by the villages of Elizabeth and Hanover.

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  • Tuesday, April 28, 2015 11:54 AM

    GALENA–The Galena boys high school basketball program will host a basketball camp for incoming sixth graders to seniors from June 2-4 at Galena High School.

  • Crist earns American Legion scholarship
    Tuesday, April 28, 2015 11:53 AM

    HANOVER–One year ago, River Ridge/Scales Mound senior pitcher Josh Crist was wrapping up a fantastic high school sports career.

  • Wildcats win with wild comeback
    Tuesday, April 28, 2015 11:51 AM

    HANOVER–The River Ridge/Scales Mound co-op boys baseball team couldn’t seem to get out of a funk as they hosted the East Dubuque Warriors on Thursday, April 23.

  • Local sports roundup
    Tuesday, April 28, 2015 10:55 AM
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  • Tuesday, April 21, 2015 1:56 PM

    ELIZABETH–May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, and is a perfect time to enjoy the spring weather and beautiful scenery in Northwest Illinois.

  • Galena-RR soccer off to 2-1-1 start
    Tuesday, April 21, 2015 1:55 PM

    HANOVER–The Galena-River Ridge girls soccer team officially has four games under their belt, posting an impressive 2-1-1 record through four games.

  • Southwestern steals victory in seventh
    Tuesday, April 21, 2015 1:54 PM

    HAZEL GREEN, Wis.–Just one day after the Pirates of Galena suffered a narrow 6-5 loss to Pearl City, they hoped to put away a border battle victory over Southwestern on Friday, April 17.

  • Tuesday, April 14, 2015 11:52 AM

  • Tuesday, April 14, 2015 11:51 AM

    GALENA–After two innings of shutout softball in cold, windy conditions, the Scales Mound/River Ridge Lady Hornets blew the game wide open with a 10 run third inning to grab a 12-0 victory over the Lady Pirates on Tuesday, April 7.

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  • Monday, May 04, 2015 2:17 PM

    ELIZABETH–Virginia Dee Hill, 57, Elizabeth, passed away Sunday, May 3, 2015 at Midwest Medical Center, Galena. 

    A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m., Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Law-Jones Funeral Home, Elizabeth. A visitation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m., prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will take place at 2 p.m., Friday, May 8, in the Murray Cemetery, Murray, Iowa. A memorial fund has been established in Virginia’s memory. Online condolences may be left for the family at

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Monday, May 04, 2015 2:05 PM

    Robert J. “Bob” Martin, 74, of Hazel Green, Wis., passed away Saturday, May 2, 2015 at home.

    A Celebration of Life will be held 11 a.m., Friday, May 8, at the Hazel Green United Methodist Church, Hazel Green. Burial will be at a later date. A gathering will be held from 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday, May 7, at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena. Cremation rites have been accorded.

    Online condolences maybe left at

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Wednesday, April 29, 2015 9:37 AM

    Alvin F. Neumeister, age 95, died Monday, April 27, 2015, at his home surrounded by his family.

    Cremation rites have been accorded. A private family service will be held at a later date.

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  • Monday, April 27, 2015 1:49 PM

    ELIZABETH, Ill.–Wayne LaVerle Trost, 84, of Elizabeth, died Monday, April 20, 2015, at Midwest Medical Center in Galena.

    Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 2, 2015, at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Elizabeth, with Pastor Mike Nesbit officiating. Inurnment will take place in Woodbine Cemetery at a later date.

    A visitation will be held from 9-11 a.m. prior to the services at the church.

    A memorial fund has been established in Wayne’s memory.

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Friday, April 24, 2015 3:20 PM

    JORDAN–Hamid “Harry” Anwar, Wing Commander, Retired, (June 20th 1934-April 19th, 2015), passed away Sunday, April 19, 2015, in Jordan.

    A committal service will be held April 27 following the visitation in Greenwood Cemetery, Galena.

    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675 or the Galena Food Pantry, 971 Gear Street, Galena, IL 61036 in memory of Harry.

    Online condolences maybe left at

    Click on name above for more information.

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  • Tuesday, May 05, 2015 10:08 AM
    As busy as Springfield is, I always look forward to seeing familiar faces from northwest Illinois. 
  • Tuesday, May 05, 2015 10:07 AM
    On one average morning, a series of events played out that caused me to pause and reflect on these three blessings in my life, my children. 
  • Tuesday, May 05, 2015 10:06 AM
    Lest anyone get the impression from previous writings that I am averse to railroads per se, that actually is not the case. 
  • Tuesday, May 05, 2015 10:04 AM
  • Tuesday, May 05, 2015 10:01 AM
    Tom Arnold’s pigs are happy. 
  • Tuesday, May 05, 2015 9:59 AM

    We’re going to go back a couple of weeks and write about an event during the historical society’s Peace in Union activities that set the hair on the back of my neck standing up straight.

  • Tuesday, April 28, 2015 2:34 PM
    Dan Kelly, DeSoto House owner, and I have something in common. 
  • Tuesday, April 28, 2015 2:33 PM

    It’s time to remove personalities from the equation and move forward in the direction that’s best for tourism in Jo Daviess County.

  • Tuesday, April 28, 2015 11:44 AM
    There was once a song away back in the early 1930’s and the refrain went, “Everybody’s doing it, doing it, doing it.” 
  • Tuesday, April 28, 2015 11:42 AM
    Last week I received a call from Deputy Wayne “Artie” Moyer of the Jo Daviess Sheriff’s Office apprising me of the department’s role in the recovery effort that is taking place in Fairdale. 
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  • Hello World
    Tuesday, May 05, 2015 10:15 AM

    Calvin Joseph Kaiser

  • Jaymie Feldermann
    Tuesday, May 05, 2015 10:14 AM
    Jaymie Feldermann 
  • First Birthday
    Tuesday, May 05, 2015 10:13 AM

    Emma Elouese Trebian

  • Anniversary
    Tuesday, May 05, 2015 10:11 AM

    The Marvin Wands

  • Hello, Neighbor!
    Tuesday, May 05, 2015 9:51 AM

    Andy Blankenbaker

  • Tuesday, May 05, 2015 9:45 AM
    GALENA–The Galena Community Garden has a limited number of lots available for the upcoming growing season. 
  • Tuesday, May 05, 2015 9:44 AM
    ELIZABETH–Law-Jones Funeral Home will be sponsoring a free program on preserving your family history and planning for the future on Tuesday, May 12 at 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 8393 S. Derinda Road, rural Elizabeth. 
  • Tuesday, May 05, 2015 9:44 AM
    SINSINAWA, Wis.–Join the Rev. Don Goergen and Sister Ann Willits, OP, for a communal silent retreat, “What Does God Expect?” at Sinsinawa Mound June 7-12. 
  • Tuesday, April 28, 2015 1:58 PM
    SCALES MOUND–Bill Wubben has been elected as the first president of the Scales Mound Community Foundation. 
  • Tuesday, April 28, 2015 1:57 PM
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