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  • Locks because of love

    Eleven-year-old Madisen Glasgow recently donated 10 inches of her hair to Locks of Love in honor of her aunt, Jill Peeters, who died in 2013 from cancer at the age of 46.

  • St. Matthew makes history

    GALENA–When the call comes, Fran Hill answers.

  • Learn about plants, animals of northwest Illinois

    GALENA–Randy Nyboer, a natural areas surveyor with the Illinois Natural History Survey, has been intrigued for years with the unique habitats and unusual plants and animals that call the driftless area of northwest Illinois home.

  • Chief: ‘It could have been a lot worse’

    MENOMINEE–It wasn’t a phone call Cal Cain, chief of the Menominee-Dunleith Fire Department, wanted to take.

  • Childcare at the ARC

    GALENA–After 50 years of providing the community with arts, sports, fitness, childcare and early education, the Galena ARC is outgrowing its Bench Street home.

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  • Tuesday, June 30, 2015 12:19 PM

    Galena, Hanover and Stockton all have plenty of fun activities planned to celebrate Independence Day.

  • Tuesday, June 30, 2015 12:01 PM
    HANOVER–Were you a member of Green Hills Girl Scout Legacy Council as a girl, adult or volunteer? 
  • Tuesday, June 30, 2015 12:00 PM
    GALENA–The Galena Area Chamber of Commerce is making a short move, from the second story of the Old Train Depot to the ground level. 
  • Tuesday, June 30, 2015 11:57 AM

    EAST DUBUQUE–Thirty-nine Iowa mathematics, science and technology teachers have been matched with local businesses and agencies across Iowa for this summer’s Real World Externships, a program of Governor Terry Branstad’s STEM Advisory Council.

  • Tuesday, June 30, 2015 11:53 AM

    SPRINGFIELD–Nearly $7.5 million in Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) funding for fiscal year 2016 has been named in the governor’s latest budget cuts and will be “suspended” July 1 if a balanced budget cannot be reached by the General Assembly.

  • Tuesday, June 30, 2015 11:52 AM

    JO DAVIESS COUNTY–With summer here, the Jo Daviess County Building & Zoning Department is urging homeowners to take the time to check outdoor areas for potential safety hazards.

  • Storm causes damage to farm
    Tuesday, June 30, 2015 11:43 AM

    GALENA–Last Monday morning, June 22, Eldie, Cindy and Olivia Middendorf were in their house at their farm on North High Ridge Road when the skies turned dark and the wind picked up.

  • Tuesday, June 30, 2015 11:16 AM

    GALENA–After 15 years of serving as president of the Jo Daviess County Board of Health, Jim Lander turned the reins over to Ron Lubcke during a Thursday, June 25 meeting.

  • Tuesday, June 30, 2015 10:32 AM
    ELIZABETH–Is your business expanding but you aren’t sure how to navigate to the next level? 
  • Tuesday, June 30, 2015 10:07 AM

    GALENA–In anticipation of the Fourth of July holiday, Galena Police Chief Lori Huntington is reminding residents that the city code addresses–and in many cases prohibits–the use of fireworks.

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  • Tuesday, June 30, 2015 10:45 AM
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  • A season with the champs
    Tuesday, June 30, 2015 10:41 AM

    CHICAGO–Michelle Ludwig, a 2014 Galena High School graduate, used to set her alarm so she could wake up in the middle of the night to tune in to hockey games and catch scores of NHL games.

  • An all-star cast
    Tuesday, June 23, 2015 11:31 AM
    For the better part of 20 years, Galena residents Bill Salzmann and Mike Feldermann have been spending their summer weekends on the water. 
  • Tuesday, June 16, 2015 10:04 AM
    WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis.–The Tri-State Elite Girls AAU Basketball teams, featuring athletes ranging from grades 6-11 and hailing from Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin, earned first-place championships at the Noah’s Ark Summer Shootout in Wisconsin Dells, Wis. on Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31. 
  • Tuesday, June 16, 2015 10:03 AM
  • All-conference teams selected
    Tuesday, June 16, 2015 10:01 AM

    With the 2015 NUIC baseball season officially under wraps, following another stellar regular season from area power house Warren-Stockton and a Cinderella run in the post season from River Ridge-Scales Mound, the IHSA has officially announced the NUIC all-conference selections.

  • Tuesday, June 09, 2015 11:51 AM

    LA CROSSE, Wis.–Scales Mound standout athlete Brittany Davis has put together quite the career for the Hornets over her four years of varsity sports.

  • NUIC West all-conference teams announced
    Tuesday, June 09, 2015 11:49 AM

    Following a softball season that served as a complete program turnaround for Scales Mound-River Ridge, the NUIC West all-conference teams have been announced.

  • Tuesday, June 02, 2015 3:02 PM
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  • Monday, July 06, 2015 9:45 AM

    DUBUQUE, Iowa–Doris L. Sodemann, 92 of Dubuque, Iowa, formerly of Galena, passed away Thursday, July 2, 2015, at Stonehill Care Center, Dubuque. 

    Private family services will be held at a later date in Mt. Emblem Cemetery, Elmhurst. Cremation rites have been accorded.

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

    Online condolences maybe left at

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Friday, July 03, 2015 10:50 AM

    GALENA–Lawrence “Larry” O’Reilly, 77, of Galena, passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at the Epione Pavilion, Cuba City, Wis.

    Family and friends may gather from 2-6 p.m., Saturday, July 11, 2015, at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena. Burial will be held at a later date. Cremation rites have been accorded.

    The family requests donations be made to Hospice of Dubuque in memory of Larry.

    Click on name above for more information.
  • Monday, June 22, 2015 11:37 AM

    GALENA–Donald James Anthony, 87 of Galena, passed away Saturday, June 20, 2015, at the Galena-Stauss Senior Care Community in Galena.

    A Celebration of Life will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, June 25,  at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena.

    Friends may gather from 4-7 p.m., Thursday, June 25 at the funeral home until time of services. Military honors will be accorded by Galena VFW Post 2665 and American Legion Post 193 following the services. Burial will be held at a later date.

    Online condolences maybe left at

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Monday, June 22, 2015 11:36 AM

    HANOVER– Joe Simon Pash, 89, of Hanover died Saturday, June 20, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque IA surrounded by his family.

  • Monday, June 22, 2015 11:34 AM

    TUCSON, Ariz.–Deborah Ruth (Chapin) Becerra, 55, of Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Elizabeth, died unexpectedly at home on June 10, 2015, of complications due to lupus disease.

    Private services were held in Arizona; a family memorial service will be held at the Church of St. Mary, Elizabeth, in July.
    Click on name above for more information.

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  • Tuesday, June 30, 2015 12:17 PM
    It seems impossible that July is already here, and Independence Day is only a few days away. 
  • Tuesday, June 30, 2015 10:23 AM
    We’d already put in four hours when we pulled into the dark driveway. 
  • Tuesday, June 30, 2015 10:22 AM
    Celebrating the Fourth of July is one of the best parts about summer to me. 
  • Tuesday, June 30, 2015 10:20 AM
    Living in our “little town on the river,” we often assume that in general, children are receiving their education nationwide much the same as we do here. 
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  • Tuesday, June 23, 2015 10:23 AM
    I’ve been inundated with inquiries regarding the “inside” happenings of Springfield. 
  • Tuesday, June 23, 2015 10:21 AM
  • Tuesday, June 23, 2015 10:19 AM
    Eric Faramus’ studio window looks out to his neighbor’s work horses with whom he has a long relationship. 
  • Tuesday, June 23, 2015 10:17 AM
    The Galena ARC is again ready to bring the daytime events to Recreation Park for the Fourth of July. 
  • Tuesday, June 23, 2015 9:41 AM

    Although Memorial weekend is in our rear view mirrors, I can’t seem to let go of two of the best speeches I’ve heard to honor fallen citizens during Memorial Day activities.

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  • Tuesday, June 30, 2015 12:15 PM

    MINERAL POINT, Wis.–The Midwest Woodlanders Gathering, a national event featuring rustic arts and nature crafts workshops hosted by Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts in Mineral Point, Wis., will celebrate its 14th year, July 9-12.

  • Tuesday, June 30, 2015 12:14 PM

    SINSINAWA, Wis.–Sinsinawa Mound’s Summer Organ Concert series welcomes Jeffrey Verkuilen of Howard, Wis., to play the 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 15 free concert.

  • Quinoa: You’re going to love it
    Tuesday, June 30, 2015 12:06 PM
    I can’t seem to run out of ideas for quinoa. 
  • Tuesday, June 30, 2015 11:59 AM

    SHULLSBURG, Wis.–The city of Shullsburg has announced their 2015 entertainment line-up for its 12th annual Music in the Park concert series, offering music from a variety of area artists throughout the summer as part of their seasonal entertainment.

  • Tuesday, June 30, 2015 11:58 AM

    JO DAVIESS COUNTY–When eating outside while traveling or picnicking away from home, it’s important to take along the basic food safety necessities, according to the Jo Daviess County Health Department.

  • Tuesday, June 30, 2015 11:56 AM
    GALENA–Volunteer Hospice of Northwest Illinois will offer free bereavement support programs the last Monday of every month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Horseshoe Mound off Blackjack Road, rural Galena. 
  • Summer fun at the library
    Tuesday, June 30, 2015 11:54 AM

    GALENA–Adults are encouraged to take part in the Adult Summer Reading Program, Escape the Ordinary, at the Galena Public Library.

  • Tuesday, June 30, 2015 11:42 AM
    STOCKTON–Pull out the blankets and lawn chairs and grab some family and friends. 
  • Get ready for VBS in Elizabeth
    Tuesday, June 30, 2015 11:40 AM
    ELIZABETH–”Camp Discovery–Jesus at Work Through Us” is the theme of the Elizabeth Community Vacation Bible School (VBS) to be held July 27–31 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church. 
  • Porcelain art in Galena
    Tuesday, June 30, 2015 11:38 AM
    GALENA–The Upper Midwest Porcelain Art School (UMPAS) celebrated its 25th anniversary at the Galena Convention Center June 23-26. 
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