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  • Tuesday, December 06, 2016 1:52 PM

    GALENA–Holiday events are planned in Galena this weekend.

  • Tuesday, December 06, 2016 1:51 PM
    GALENA–Residents of Prestwick Apartments were able to return home late last week, on Friday, Dec. 2, after the building was inspected by the city’s fire inspector and building official.
  • Witnesses recall night of the fight
    Tuesday, December 06, 2016 1:06 PM

    GALENA–Official information about the fatal May 3 fight between James Peters and Brian Friede was scarce in the months following the incident and leading up to Peters’ trial.

  • Self-defense key issue
    Tuesday, December 06, 2016 12:12 PM
    GALENA–In the United States, every person has the right of self-defense and to protect oneself against physical attacks.
  • Tuesday, December 06, 2016 11:28 AM
    SPRINGFIELD–The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) urges anyone who has not yet received a flu shot to get one as soon as possible.
  • Tuesday, December 06, 2016 11:17 AM

    GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) approved an Event Investment on Tuesday, Nov. 30 for the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF).

  • Tuesday, December 06, 2016 11:15 AM

    FREEPORT–Statistics released from the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX), the nationwide examination for the licensing of nurses, shows a pass rate of 96 percent for Highland Community College nursing program graduates from April to September 2016.

  • Tuesday, December 06, 2016 11:12 AM
    DUBUQUE, Iowa–With nearly 2.5 million cattle in four Midwest states, Extension services in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin are teaming together to offer the Driftless Region Beef Conference.
  • Tuesday, December 06, 2016 11:08 AM

    ROCK ISLAND–Congresswoman Cheri Bustos is accepting internship applications for her offices in Rock Island, Peoria and Rockford.

  • Tuesday, November 29, 2016 11:00 AM
    GALENA–Judge William Kelly has found James Peters, Galena, not guilty on all three felony counts.
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  • Pirates continue tradition of accepting challenges
    Tuesday, December 06, 2016 12:05 PM

    Galena Pirates head coach Scott Schaber has kept busy in the off season preparing for his third year with Galena bringing a 16-14 record from last season.

  • Warriors continue to  improve every day
    Tuesday, December 06, 2016 12:04 PM
    East Dubuque head coach Eric Miller enters his ninth year of coaching the Warriors who finished the 2015-2016 season with a record of 22-9.
  • Warren returns five seniors
    Tuesday, December 06, 2016 12:03 PM

    The Warren Warriors introduce Brad Dunlap as head coach for his first year guiding the Warriors.

  • Wildcats stress flexibility and adjustment
    Tuesday, December 06, 2016 12:01 PM

    Coach Shean Albrecht returns for his 13th year at the helm of River Ridge basketball carrying a 193-145 career record and a 19-9 record from 2015 as well as a number 1 seed going into regionals at the end of last season.

  • Blackhawks hope to be consistent playmakers
    Tuesday, December 06, 2016 11:59 AM
    The Stockton Blackhawks begin their third year with coach John Hammann after a 13-19 2015 record.
  • The Hornets continue developing talent
    Tuesday, December 06, 2016 11:58 AM

    The Hornets finished last season at 5-8 in conference, good enough for a sixth place finish, but coach Erik Kudronowicz, in his 11th year, has every reason to be optimistic.

  • Southwestern strives to overcome limitations
    Tuesday, December 06, 2016 11:56 AM

    Coach Clinton Nemitz takes on his fourth year of coaching the Wildcats, coming off a 14-11 record in 2015 alongside assistant coaches Blake Martin, Dave Wills and Matt Tranel.

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  • Pirates pursue the ultimate goal
    Monday, November 28, 2016 5:20 PM
    Galena coach Jamie Watson returns for his seventh year as coach for the Pirates bringing a terrific 28-3 record from 2015 and trophy case of accolades for his team including a regional championship and the team’s first sectional championship in three decades.
  • East Dubuque hopes to up the tempo
    Monday, November 28, 2016 5:17 PM

    The East Dubuque girls basketball team comes in to 2016 after a 15-12 season in 2015 to begin coach Jared Deutsch’s sixth year leading the Warriors.

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  • Monday, December 05, 2016 2:56 PM

    GALENA–Fern H. (Cook) Blodgett, 92, of Galena, entered Heaven’s gates on Dec. 1, 2016.

    There will be no local services.

    The Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena, is assisting the family.

    Online condolences maybe left at

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Georgiann Wasmund
    Monday, December 05, 2016 2:54 PM

    GALENA–Georgiann R. Wasmund, 82, of Galena, passed away Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family.

    Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Schapville Zion Presbyterian Church, Schapville. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

    Friends may call from 4-7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 9, at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena, and after 10 a.m., Saturday at the church until time of services.

    Online condolences maybe left at

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Lillian West
    Tuesday, November 29, 2016 3:06 PM

    ELIZABETH–Lillian F. West, 96, passed away peacefully on Monday, Nov. 28, 2016 at the Elizabeth Nursing Home, Elizabeth.

    A private graveside service and burial was held at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Galena. The Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena assisted the family.

    Online condolences may be left at

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Monday, November 28, 2016 2:50 PM

    WAUKESHA, Wis.–Mary Jo (Garvey) Soika, 85, of Waukesha, Wis., formerly of Galena, died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016.

    Memorials may be made to the Galena Foundation.

    Lynch and Sons Funeral Home of Brighton, Mich., are in charge of arrangements.

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Geraldine Ada Gronewold
    Monday, November 28, 2016 2:44 PM

    GALENA–Geraldine Ada Gronewold, 89, of Galena, was called to her eternal rest on Saturday, Nov. 26 in the comfort of her home. 

    Funeral services will be at St. Matthew Lutheran Church on Tuesday, Nov. 29 with the Rev. Dr. Frederick Baltz officiating. Interment will be at St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Buckley.

    The Miller and Steinke Galena Chapels were in charge of the arrangements.

    Click on name above for more information.

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  • A display of souls
    Tuesday, December 06, 2016 1:44 PM

    “Photography is about capturing souls, not smiles.” Dragan Tapshanov, documentary photographer

  • Tuesday, December 06, 2016 1:43 PM
  • Listen to stories of elders
    Tuesday, December 06, 2016 1:34 PM
    "We used to sleigh down Prospect."
  • Tuesday, December 06, 2016 1:19 PM
    As the vote count continues to roll in and become more and more questionable, I felt it was time to go back to find out just how vital the electoral college is and why it is.
  • Tuesday, December 06, 2016 11:40 AM

    The holidays are upon us. We are pleased to offer some safety tips which apply throughout the year, but more so during the holiday season.

  • Tuesday, December 06, 2016 10:32 AM
    A heart attack occurs when the flow of blood to an area of the heart is blocked, most often by a build up of fat, cholesterol and other substances which form an obstructive plaque in the arteries that nourish the heart with oxygen (via the coronary arteries).
  • Monday, November 28, 2016 5:30 PM

    Shortly after the last Galena School Board election in spring 2013, we used this space to “encourage the heart,” so to speak.

  • Monday, November 28, 2016 5:29 PM
  • Visiting the small places in our hearts
    Monday, November 28, 2016 5:27 PM

    "Sometimes the smallest things take the most room in your heart.” (Christopher Robin)

  • Monday, November 28, 2016 5:26 PM
    As we approach the holy season of Christmas, we take the time to appreciate many of the true gifts of the season. 
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  • Tuesday, December 06, 2016 2:07 PM
    HANOVER–The Hanover Fire Auxiliary will be holding a “Breakfast with Santa” at the Hanover Township Hall, Saturday, Dec. 10.
  • Tuesday, December 06, 2016 11:26 AM

    DUBUQUE, Iowa–The Alzheimer’s Association is offering free community education on research and the hope for effective treatments for anyone with an interest in caring for people with Alzheimer’s and related diseases at Mercy Medical Center’s first-floor cafeteria conference Room, on Friday, Dec. 9, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

  • Puppets will tell story of Jesus’ birth
    Tuesday, December 06, 2016 11:24 AM

    HAZEL GREEN, Wis.–Audience members will be invited to sing along to a few of their favorite Christmas carols this holiday season when the Fever River Puppeteers present the marionette nativity story “It Came to Pass.”

  • Tuesday, December 06, 2016 11:16 AM

    ELIZABETH–Eight organizations from Jo Daviess, Carroll and Stephenson counties formed a co-op fundraiser, the Northwest Illinois Daily Drawing.

  • Tuesday, December 06, 2016 11:11 AM
    FREEPORT–The Illinois Arts Council Agency has awarded the Freeport Art Museum $4,365 through the Community Arts Access re-granting program.
  • Tuesday, December 06, 2016 11:10 AM
    SCALES MOUND–On Nov. 21, the Red Cross collected 44 units of blood product at the Scales Mound drive.
  • Tuesday, December 06, 2016 11:05 AM

    GALENA–St. Matthew Lutheran Church will once again offer the people of the tri-states its yearly star show about the birth of Jesus Christ.

  • Tuesday, December 06, 2016 10:17 AM

    GALENA–Midwest Medical Center will host a community blood drive from 2:30 to 5:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 20 inside the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center Donor Bus.

  • Tuesday, December 06, 2016 10:16 AM
  • Tuesday, December 06, 2016 10:15 AM

    SINSINAWA, Wis.–The Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters are planning a series of services in celebration of Christmas.

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