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  • ‘Where the Honeybees Thrive’
    Tuesday, November 14, 2017 7:01 AM
    GALENA–It was during Heather Swan’s childhood in Galena that she really became aware of her connection to the natural world.
  • Tuesday, November 14, 2017 6:47 AM
    GALENA–It’s time to hit the toy aisles!
  • US Bank names market president
    Tuesday, November 14, 2017 6:46 AM
    DUBUQUE, Iowa–US Bank in Dubuque has named Dean Wilgenbusch as market president for the Dubuque and Galena markets.
  • ‘Boomerang Bags’ at Piggly Wiggly
    Tuesday, November 14, 2017 6:25 AM
    GALENA–Shoppers at Tammy’s Piggly Wiggly in Galena who forget to bring their own reusable bags can now borrow free “Boomerang Bags” from a stand near the checkout lanes.
  • Monday, November 13, 2017 5:09 PM
    GALENA–The purchase of a .99-acre parcel of land is official.
  • Monday, November 13, 2017 5:08 PM
    GALENA–It’s back to the drawing board in the search for a Spanish teacher at Galena High School.
  • Monday, November 13, 2017 5:07 PM
    GALENA–The Galena School Board gave the go-ahead for a $23,980 band-aid to the Galena Primary School roof during the monthly business meeting Tuesday, Nov. 7.
  • Monday, November 13, 2017 5:06 PM
    Raise your glass to a good time at the 33rd annual Galena Cellars’ Nouveau Wine Weekend!
  • Monday, November 13, 2017 5:05 PM
    GALENA–The United Churches of Galena Food Pantry holiday distribution dates for November and December differ from its normal schedule.
  • Monday, November 13, 2017 5:01 PM
    GALENA–As a service to the community, the city of Galena offers a monthly collection of television and computer monitors on the last Friday of every month.
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  • Area organizations receive funds for helping with Massbach Ridge harvest
    Tuesday, November 14, 2017 11:29 AM
    WARREN–A dozen area organizations earned their portion of nearly $8,000 by picking grapes for Massbach Ridge Winery this September.
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  • Pirate Competitor of the Week: Ethan Hefel
    Tuesday, November 14, 2017 11:24 AM
    Eighth grade basketball player Ethan Hefel is this week’s Pirate Competitor of the Week sponsored by Galena Culver’s and the Galena Gazette.
  • Winter Hunger Half Marathon Nov. 23
    Tuesday, November 14, 2017 11:22 AM
    GALENA–Can you think of someone less fortunate – especially this Thanksgiving?
  • Breed family is a running tradition
    Monday, November 06, 2017 5:14 PM
    OSWEGO –Jim Breed of Elizabeth, IL, his son, Nathan, and his grandsons, Jett, age 12, and Bo, age 9, ran the “Meow Mile” road race in Oswego on Sunday, Oct. 29.
  • Pirate Competitor of the Week
    Monday, November 06, 2017 5:12 PM
    This week, the 2017 Galena High School Varsity Volleyball team is the Pirate Competitors of the Week, sponsored by Galena Culver’s and the Galena Gazette.
  • A new level of Pirate pride
    Monday, November 06, 2017 5:06 PM
    ELGIN–It was a long week, no doubt about it. 
    Tuesday, October 31, 2017 10:54 AM
    GALENA–Winning: It might not sound like much of a game plan, but coach Dennis Wills has put together a team with focus and selflessness that has Pirates fans very excited.
  • Tuesday, October 31, 2017 10:48 AM
  • Culbertson signs with Clarke
    Tuesday, October 31, 2017 10:47 AM

    EAST DUBUQUE–Stand-out East Dubuque Warriors basketball player Skylar Culbertson signed her letter of intent to play basketball with the Clarke University Pride on Wednesday, Oct. 25 in front of teammates, friends and family.

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  • Nicholaus “Nic” Urban
    Monday, November 20, 2017 1:35 PM

    STOCKTON–Nicholaus “Nic” V. Urban, 23, of Stockton, died unexpectedly Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017.

    Friends may gather from 2-5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 25, at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena.

    A Celebration of Life will follow the gathering at Jug’s Main Street Tap, 200 North Main Street, Elizabeth. Cremation rites have been accorded.

    Online condolences maybe left at

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  • Lois Moran
    Friday, November 17, 2017 4:01 PM

    CORTLAND–Lois Moran, 89, Cortland, formerly of Galena, died peacefully on Nov. 3, 2017, at Big Meadows Nursing Home in Savanna, from complication due to Alzheimer’s.

    Cremation rites were accorded and interment with family, will be held at a later date.

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  • Friday, November 17, 2017 3:33 PM

    ELIZABETH–Eddie G. Ansell, 63, of Elizabeth, formally of Morris, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, after a lengthy battle with cancer.

    A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, at the Law-Jones Funeral Home in Elizabeth. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. at Evergreen Cemetery in Morris.

    Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, at Law-Jones Funeral Home in Elizabeth.

    Friends and family are invited to share in Ed’s life at

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  • LaVerne A. Morhardt
    Thursday, November 16, 2017 11:01 AM

    STOCKTON–LaVerne A. Morhardt, 63, of Stockton, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, at home.

    The funeral service will be held Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 at the Unitarian Universalists Church in Stockton at 1 p.m. There will be a visitation before the service beginning at 11 a.m. Interment will take place at Ladies Union Cemetery at a later date.

    Condolences may be shared A memorial fund has been established.

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  • Ruth “Ruthie” Shuey
    Thursday, November 16, 2017 10:52 AM

    GALENA–Ruth “Ruthie” A. Shuey, 74, of Galena, passed away after a brief illness, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center, Dubuque, Iowa.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Galena, with Bishop John Manz and Reverend David Reese officiating. Friends may call after 9:30 a.m. at the church until time of Mass. Burial will be held at a later date. Cremation rites will follow the mass. The Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena is assisting the family.

    Online condolences may be left at

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  • Tuesday, November 14, 2017 6:23 AM
    was privileged to attend the annual Middle School Veterans’ Assembly last week.
  • May you be forever loved
    Monday, November 13, 2017 5:15 PM
    Shelves stacked with jars of peanut butter at Tammy’s Piggly Wiggly are as good a place as any to find the sweet and poignant dreams of youth.
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  • Monday, November 13, 2017 5:11 PM
    For others, that sound is a reassurance: even though there are less fortunate people in the community, the Salvation Army is trying to help, and give back.
  • Monday, November 06, 2017 4:36 PM
    My childhood as an “army brat” normalized the rituals associated with authority and respect. 
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  • Thumbs up to the girls volleyball team!
    Monday, November 06, 2017 4:30 PM
    Thumbs up to the Galena High School girls volleyball team!
  • Fireworks!!!!
    Tuesday, October 31, 2017 11:15 AM
    Iam not sure if I’ve ever met anyone who doesn’t like fireworks.
  • Tuesday, October 31, 2017 11:14 AM
  • ‘Come! Let us show you wonders’
    Tuesday, October 31, 2017 11:12 AM
    Lee Ann Hansen, waitress at Charlie’s Place in Hanover, doesn’t abide much with people who judge others by how they look or where they’re from.
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  • Embrace a southern Thanksgiving
    Tuesday, November 14, 2017 11:31 AM
    There’s a reason why you often find southern-style Thanksgivings recipes in so many food magazines.
  • Tuesday, November 14, 2017 7:04 AM
    GALENA–The Hills Unit of the Jo Daviess County Association of Home and Community Education (HCE) met at the home of Bev Kern on Oct. 26 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 14, 2017 7:03 AM
    SAVANNA–The Bridge Celebration Planners, a group of citizens recently chosen by the mayors of Savanna and Sabula to plan and direct bridge related celebration events, would like to engage area artists to develop a design concept for a bridge dedication plaque honoring Dale Gardner, a former NASA astronaut and Savanna High School graduate, and area veterans for whom the new Dale Gardner Veterans Memorial Bridge is named.
  • Ludwig selected as DAR honoree
    Tuesday, November 14, 2017 7:00 AM
    GALENA–Elisabeth “Lisi” Ludwig, a Galena High School senior, was selected by the school’s faculty as this year’s nominee for the Jo Daviess National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter Award.
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  • Hello World: Bryson John and Veda Ann Bessert
    Tuesday, November 14, 2017 6:56 AM
    Sept. 16–Twins, Bryson John and Veda Ann Bessert, born to Kyle and Kalli Bessert, Galena.
  • Laura Ingalls’ Christmas Memories Nov. 18
    Tuesday, November 14, 2017 6:53 AM
    GALENA–Get ready for the holiday season by joining Laura Ingalls at the DeSoto House Hotel on Saturday, Nov. 18 at 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 14, 2017 6:52 AM
    FREEPORT–Take a step back in time to the 16th century, where English costumes and harmonious music herald in the Christmas season with the traditional concert with a capella carols.
  • Tuesday, November 14, 2017 6:52 AM
    SINSINAWA, Wis.–Moms, daughters and other loved ones of all ages are invited to Sinsinawa Mound for the sixth annual Christmas tea celebration, “Mother/Daughter Christmas Nativi-Tea,” Saturday, Dec. 9 from 2 to 4 p.m.
  • Songwriters Showcase features Dan Peart
    Tuesday, November 14, 2017 6:51 AM
    GALENA–The Songwriters Showcase on Thursday, Nov. 16 at the Galena Center for the Arts celebrates three years of showcasing regional singer/songwriters.
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