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  • Democratic candidates speak at DeSoto House
    GALENA–State-level Democratic candidates spoke at the DeSoto House for a campaign fundraiser on Thursday, Sept. 21.
  • Galena Oktoberfest this Saturday
    GALENA–A family friendly fun day will take place, Saturday, Sept. 30 with the 11th annual Galena Oktoberfest, hosted by the Galena Lions Club. Gates open shortly before noon.
  • For the birds
    GALENA–Julie Bruser knows what it’s like to fall for the birds.
  • Some pretty ‘a-peeling’ apples
    GALENA–Forty-five years ago, in the spring of 1972, Richard Burlingame spotted an apple tree on sale at Roshek’s department store in downtown Dubuque.
  • Foundation board in place
    GALENA–Since being appointed in July, the new operating board of the Community Foundation of Jo Daviess County has been working to carry out a vision that began about a year ago when a founding board formed and set in motion the creation of a community foundation for the county.
  • Angel spreads her wings
    KEY WEST, Iowa–Terri Allendorf and Ellen Bigelow stand at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Key West and stare at a beautiful bronze angel statue.
  • Survival stories
    Former Galena resident Natalie Lewis narrowly escaped the worst of Hurricane Irma’s destructive path, leaving her home a day before the storm’s landfall.
  • Program honors those killed in action
    GALENA–For the second year in a row, the Galena Pirates football team is cooperating with the Galena American Legion to honor 14 Galena men who gave their lives in military service.
  • Accepting others
    GALENA–While it’s important to be true to one’s self, it’s also important to be open to the differences of others.
  • Campaign ends
    GALENA–Ann Williams, Democratic candidate for state representative from the 89th District, last week suspended her campaign for office after learning of a residency requirement that makes her ineligible.
  • Gary Saam Construction marks 50 years
    SCALES MOUND–Gary Saam Construction, in Scales Mound, has built the foundation for many businesses and buildings, including their own.
  • Fun with some very important people
    GALENA–Since Sunday, Sept. 10 was Grandparents Day, third grade students at Galena Primary School marked the occasion a couple days early.
  • Charmed
    GALENA–Dr. Mark Nolan Hill, a surgeon and professor from Highland Park, isn’t impulsive.
  • ‘Every house has a story’
    GALENA–It’s safe to say that Judith Little didn’t exactly know what she was getting herself into five years ago when she bought the Charles Merrick house at 905 Third St.
  • Well worth the work
    GALENA–Fourteen years ago, en route to their home in Chicago from an architectural conference in Iowa, Tannys Langdon and Ron Duplack decided to swing through Galena.
  • Fit for a captain
    GALENA–When Phil Eichler and Tim Newman purchased the Captain David Bates House in 2009, they had their work cut out.
  • Transformed
    GALENA–Douglas and Robert Mahan had big plans when they closed on the Aldrich Guest House, 900 Third St., on Oct. 1, 2014.
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  • Tuesday, September 26, 2017 11:24 AM
    GALENA–No members of the public raised any questions during the public hearing Tuesday, Sept. 19 on the 2017-18 Galena School District budget.
  • Tuesday, September 26, 2017 11:23 AM
    GALENA–After meeting in closed session for an extended period of time at the conclusion of the Tuesday, Sept. 19 meeting, the Galena School Board accepted the resignations of three high school food service employees.
  • Tuesday, September 26, 2017 11:22 AM
    GALENA–The Galena School Board is considering the protocol surrounding EpiPens in the district, and the board isn’t moving fast enough for at least one board member.
  • Tuesday, September 26, 2017 10:57 AM
    SCALES MOUND–The Scales Mound School Board met on Sept. 18 and approved:
  • Tuesday, September 26, 2017 10:56 AM
    GALENA–In the past 17 months, no issue has brought a larger public turnout before Galena’s Zoning Board of Appeals, or the Historic Preservation Commission, than the proposed three-story addition to Grace Episcopal Church on Prospect Street.
  • Tuesday, September 26, 2017 10:55 AM
    EAST DUBUQUE–Giving its police department the green light to purchase a new squad car was the big-ticket decision made by the East Dubuque City Council on Monday, Sept. 18.
  • Tuesday, September 26, 2017 10:26 AM
    Individuals who have developmental disabilities receive essential services from two Jo Daviess County organizations.
  • Tuesday, September 26, 2017 9:17 AM
    EAST DUBUQUE–With some much needed good news about state funding, East Dubuque Superintendent Tori Lindeman told the school board during its regular meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 20, that the state has caught up on scheduled payments owed to the district.
  • Monday, September 18, 2017 6:04 PM
    GALENA–Three Galena School District food service employees recently submitted their resignations.
  • Monday, September 18, 2017 6:01 PM
    GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Board rejected consolidating polling locations during its Tuesday, Sept. 12 meeting.
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  • Thunder all night
    Tuesday, September 26, 2017 10:14 AM
    SAVANNA–It was hot, the mosquitoes were terrible, and the West Carroll Thunder just couldn’t be stopped as the Galena Pirates fell to West Carroll at their Homecoming on Friday, Sept. 22.
  • Down go the Hornets
    Tuesday, September 26, 2017 10:12 AM
    GALENA–The Galena Pirates stayed perfect in conference play, defeating the Scales Mound Hornets on Tuesday, Sept. 19.
  • A match of Warriors
    Tuesday, September 26, 2017 10:10 AM
    EAST DUBUQUE–The Warren Warriors defeated the East Dubuque Warriors on Monday, Sept. 19, 25-19, 25-20.
  • Still playing for perfection
    Tuesday, September 26, 2017 10:07 AM
    GALENA–2016 was a defining moment in high school golf for the Galena Pirates:
  • Tuesday, September 26, 2017 10:04 AM
  • Amboy runs over Warriors for win
    Tuesday, September 26, 2017 10:03 AM
    EAST DUBUQUE–On a hot and humid night, Amboy’s Ben Rhine rushed for five touchdowns as the Clippers, (2-3), ran over the East Dubuque Warriors, (1-4), for a 33-7 win, on Friday, Sept. 22.
  • Culver’s-Gazette Pirate Competitor of the Week
    Tuesday, September 26, 2017 10:00 AM
    This week’s Pirate Competitor of the Week, sponsored by Galena Culver’s and the Galena Gazette, is Henry Anderson.
  • Tee Bags contribute to Galena girl’s golf
    Monday, September 18, 2017 5:06 PM
    GALENA–The Galena Tee Bags golf league presented a check in the amount of $2,000 to the Galena High School’s girls golf team.
  • Culver’s Gazette Pirate Competitor of the Week
    Monday, September 18, 2017 5:04 PM
    Senior volleyball player Hailey Wills is this week’s Galena Culver’s Pirate Competitor of the Week. 
  • Galena holds off East Dubuque
    Monday, September 18, 2017 5:03 PM
    GALENA–The Galena Pirates defeated the East Dubuque Warriors 25-14, 25-27, 25-15 on Thursday, Sept. 14.
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  • Grace M. Fields
    Monday, September 25, 2017 3:14 PM

    SHULLSBURG, Wis.–Grace M. Fields, 86, of Shullsburg, Wis., passed away Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Monroe, Wis.

    A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, Sept. 29, at 11 a.m. at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, 344 N. Judgement St., Shullsburg, with the Rev. Sudhakar Devarapu officiating. Burial will be in St. Matthew’s Cemetery.

    A visitation will be held Thursday, Sept. 28, from 4-8 p.m. at Erickson Funeral Home, 235 N. Judgement Street, Shullsburg, where a rosary will be held at 3:30 p.m. A visitation will also be held Thursday from 10-10:45 a.m. at the church.

    Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

    For those who prefer, a memorial fund has been established in Grace’s name.

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Monday, September 25, 2017 3:11 PM

    ROCKFORD–Michael Conway Wiedel, 74, of Rockford, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017.

    A private family service will be held on a later date.

    In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given in Michael’s honor to: The Michael J. Fox Foundation, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014,

    Funeral arrangements by Fitzgerald Funeral Home and Crematory, 1860 S. Mulford Road, Rockford, IL, 61108.

    Share condolences online at

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Frances ”Dimples” Skaggs
    Monday, September 25, 2017 3:02 PM

    GALENA–Frances (Dimples) Skaggs, 89, of Galena, passed away peacefully Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, at home with her family by her side.

    A memorial service was held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Galena, on Sept. 21, with a funeral service and burial at Grant Hill Cemetery.

    Miller and Steinke Galena Chapels were in charge of arrangements.

    Online condolences may be left at

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Francis ”Frank” McCann
    Monday, September 25, 2017 3:00 PM

    ELIZABETH–Francis “Frank” McCann, 86, of Elizabeth, passed away Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque, Iowa.

    A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 27, at the Church of St. Mary Catholic in Elizabeth. Burial will take place in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Elizabeth.

    Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. prior to the mass at the church.

    Friends and family are invited to share in Francis’ life at

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  • Donald C. "Don" Hasken
    Friday, September 22, 2017 2:00 PM

    DUBUQUE, Iowa–Donald C. "Don" Hasken, 85, of Dubuque, formerly of East Dubuque, IL, passed away Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 at home surrounded by his family.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 at St. Mary's Church in East Dubuque where military honors will be accorded by members of the Dubuque Marine Corp. League.

    Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Monday at the Miller Funeral Home in East Dubuque, where complete arrangements are pending.

    Click on name above for more information.

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  • Honoring Alan
    Monday, September 18, 2017 5:14 PM
    One of the blessings in my life is the friendship that I share with Freeport resident Alan Wenzel.
  • In their heart lies a great healing
    Monday, September 18, 2017 5:12 PM
    Wilmer and Lillian Averkamp and I sat together looking out on their barn on a perfect pre-fall, Midwestern morning.
  • Monday, September 18, 2017 5:11 PM
  • A convoy of help
    Monday, September 18, 2017 5:08 PM
    I’ve lived in southwest Florida for 35 years, and for 35 years I have never seriously considered evacuating, though in 2004, hurricane Charlie made an abrupt turn that scared us to death.
  • ‘They just don’t make them like that’
    Monday, September 11, 2017 4:44 PM
    Diamond Lil took out an old brown notebook and started singing the handwritten, sweetly sentimental songs from the early 20th Century.
  • Monday, September 11, 2017 4:43 PM
  • Monday, September 11, 2017 4:42 PM
    Dear, dear friends: This isn’t going to be easy.
  • Monday, September 11, 2017 4:40 PM
    Ohhhhh, do I ever clearly remember the day I first heard of Pat O’Rourke–actually the first I read about Pat O’Rourke.
  • Monday, September 11, 2017 4:38 PM
    The citizens of Jo Daviess owe a great debt of gratitude to eight county residents who have dedicated six months of their lives to be of service to others, maybe for generations to come.
  • Lifetime memory
    Tuesday, September 05, 2017 2:19 PM
    There are interactions we all have with others that we never forget. . .those thoughtful, caring, touching moments which somehow captivate our souls.
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  • Tuesday, September 26, 2017 11:18 AM
    GALENA–The Mount Pleasant School reunion was held at noon on Aug. 19 at Happy Joe’s.
  • Tuesday, September 26, 2017 10:58 AM
    DUBUQUE, Iowa–The Alzheimer’s Association will deliver its northeast Iowa annual fall workshop on dementia at Mercy Medical Center, Tuesday, Oct. 17.
  • Tuesday, September 26, 2017 10:54 AM
    GALENA–On Thursday, Oct. 19, Extension Local Foods and Small Farms Educator Grant McCarty will present a program at Galena City Hall on agricultural lands and wildlife and how each is impacting the other.
  • Tuesday, September 26, 2017 10:52 AM
    GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Health Department and Jo Daviess County Emergency Management Agency are currently working on creating a Community Organization Active in Disaster (COAD).
  • Tuesday, September 26, 2017 10:44 AM
    SINSINAWA, Wis.–Hana Bartošová of the Czech Republic will play an organ concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, at Sinsinawa Mound.
  • Tuesday, September 26, 2017 10:42 AM
    GALENA–Midwest Medical Center Auxiliary Foundation is selling Dave’s Coffee Cakes through Oct. 31.
  • Tuesday, September 26, 2017 10:41 AM
    SINSINAWA, Wis.–Sarah Hart, one of the leading figures in contemporary Catholic music today, will offer a concert at Sinsinawa Mound at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6.
  • Tuesday, September 26, 2017 10:40 AM
    DUBUQUE, Iowa–Old Hams will be performed at Bell Tower Theater, Oct. 13-29.
  • Tuesday, September 26, 2017 10:39 AM
    SINSINAWA, Wis.–Join Sister Mary Therese Johnson, OP, Oct. 27-28 at Sinsinawa Mound for Living Hope: Trusting in God’s Grace.
  • Tuesday, September 26, 2017 10:38 AM
    FREEPORT–Highland Community College Theatre Arts program presents “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller for the fall 2017 theatre production.
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