• He’s ready to lead
    GALENA–Greg Herbst will take the reins July 1 as superintendent of the Galena School District.
  • Republicans host Lincoln Day dinner

    GALENA–Local, state and national politics were the focal point of the sixth annual Jo Daviess County Republican Central Committee’s Lincoln Day dinner Saturday evening, Feb. 6 at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa.

  • 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.

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  • Tuesday, February 09, 2016 2:44 PM

    GALENA–After months of negotiations, during its Tuesday, Feb. 2 special meeting, the Galena School Board approved a three-year contract with the Galena Federation of Teachers.

  • Tuesday, February 09, 2016 2:40 PM

    GALENA–The Galena School Board has a plan.

  • All-State honors
    Tuesday, February 09, 2016 1:59 PM

    GALENA–Jo Daviess County was well represented at the Illinois Music Educators Association (ILMEA) All-State Band and Choir as part of the Illinois Music Education Conference in late January in Peoria.

  • Tuesday, February 09, 2016 1:58 PM

    ELIZABETH–The Jo Daviess County Apple-Plum Watershed Planning Committee will be meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Elizabeth Municipal Building, Elizabeth, on Wednesday, Feb. 10.

  • 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 8:01 PM

    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.

  • 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.
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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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  • Joseph Dieschbourg
    Friday, February 12, 2016 2:52 PM

    GALENA–Joseph Dieschbourg, 64, of Galena, passed away suddenly Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, while on a cruise, snorkeling in the Cayman Islands.

    A ‘Celebration of Life’ in memory of Joseph Dieschbourg will be held Saturday, Feb. 20 from 1-5 p.m. at Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa, 444 Eagle Ridge Drive, Galena, IL (Galena rooms). A prayer service will be held at 1 p.m.

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Ward Ehredt
    Friday, February 12, 2016 2:42 PM

    PITTSFIELD–Ward E. Ehredt, 86, of Pittsfield, formerly of Elizabeth, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, at Heritage Health, Bloomfield.

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Marian Miller
    Friday, February 12, 2016 11:14 AM

    GALENA–Marian E. Miller, 98, of Galena, formerly Freeport, passed away Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, at the Galena-Stauss Senior Care Community, Galena, after a brief illness.

    A celebration of life will be held at 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 20, with the Rev. Kathleen Luke officiating at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena.

    Family will greet friends after 2 p.m. Burial will be held at a later date in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Freeport. Cremation rites have been accorded. 

    In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in her name.

    Online condolences maybe left at furlongfuneralchapel.com.

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Tuesday, February 09, 2016 2:48 PM

    HIGHLAND, TX - Doris Wentlander, 79, of Highland, Texas and formerly of Galena, died January 17, 2016 in Highland.

    Services were held in January in Litchfield, Mich.

  • 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.

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  • Tuesday, February 09, 2016 2:19 PM

    The word “prominently,” as stated in the headline above, best fits Galena’s prominence in the Illinois Office of Tourism’s newest edition of “Travel Illinois.”

  • Tuesday, February 09, 2016 2:17 PM
    Steve Townsend leaped into the deep snow, unable to stop the train he was conducting.
  • Tuesday, February 09, 2016 2:16 PM
    Some things come as a shock.
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  • Tuesday, February 02, 2016 11:37 AM

    My friends who undertake an annual migration to the south or southwest miss one of the glories of nature when they leave these environs.

  • 36 years working on the railroad
    Tuesday, February 02, 2016 11:36 AM
    Steven Townsend was the conductor.
  • Tuesday, February 02, 2016 11:34 AM
    Already it’s February.
  • Tuesday, February 02, 2016 11:33 AM
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    am hoping that someone out there can help me.
  • Tuesday, January 26, 2016 1:40 PM
    Due to popular demand, the library opened its door once more to the aficionados of “Downton Abbey.”
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  • Tuesday, February 09, 2016 2:11 PM

    GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Beef Association is seeking a woman, 15-19 years of age, to serve as the Jo Daviess County 2016 Beef Queen.

  • Tuesday, February 09, 2016 2:10 PM
    ELIZABETH–Is there a better way to spend the day before Valentine’s Day than in a sea of chocolate?
  • Tuesday, February 09, 2016 2:09 PM
    DUBUQUE, Iowa–The Mac Mavericks computer club will hold its monthly meeting on Saturday, Feb. 13 at 10 a.m., at UnityPoint Finley A/B Auditorium.
  • Tuesday, February 09, 2016 1:57 PM

    JO DAVIESS COUNTY–The Jo Daviess County Beef Association Scholarship Fund has been established to provide financial assistance to Jo Daviess County residents studying agricultural-related fields.

  • Tuesday, February 09, 2016 12:22 PM
    GALENA–The Midwest Medical Center Auxiliary Foundation is kicking off its 2016 membership drive in March.
  • Tuesday, February 09, 2016 12:19 PM
    WARREN–Warren High School chorus will be presenting “These Foolish Kings” this weekend at the Warren Community Building.
  • 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.

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