GALENA–In an Aug. 8 letter to Gov. Bruce Rauner, Galena Mayor Terry Renner requested the governor’s support “for a project of vital importance to one of the most visited destinations in Illinois–Galena.”
EAST DUBUQUE–Angi Jones never set out to become an elementary principal, but it seems that’s what was meant to be.
GALENA–Senator Tim Bivins, 45th district, and state representative Brian Stewart, 89th district, visited with the public and members of the Jo Daviess County Board for a discussion on county issues and concerns on Wednesday, Aug. 17 at the Jo Daviess County Courthouse.
GALENA–Dewey Avenue is getting a face lift thanks to Boy Scout Sean Hartness.
GALENA–The autopsy report has been completed for Brian L. Friede, Galena, confirmed the Winnebago County Coroner’s office on Friday, Aug. 12.
GALENA–Brian P. Hartlep, convicted of theft in October 2015, filed a motion on June 1 for a new trial based on newly discovered evidence.
EAST DUBUQUE–The East Dubuque City Council made quick work with its agenda in a half-hour meeting on Aug. 18.
GALENA–The deer committee is nearing the end of its work, said John Cox, committee chair, at the committee’s Wednesday, Aug. 18 meeting.
EAST DUBUQUE–Test scores from East Dubuque’s third to sixth grade students were below Illinois averages reported Christine Johnson, elementary principal, at the East Dubuque School Board’s regular meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 16.
SCALES MOUND–The Scales Mound School District finished the 2016 school year with a positive budget, said superintendent Dr. Bill Caron at the board’s regular meeting on Monday, Aug. 15.
HANOVER–Kimberly Reitz Hayworth knew in high school that she wanted to enter the military, recalls her mother, Linda. Hayworth, a 1989 graduate of River Ridge High School, signed up for delayed entry into the U.S. Navy while still in high school, and then just months after graduating, reported to the Naval Recruit Depot in Orlando, Fla.
GALENA–The inaugural Galena city golf championship was held Aug. 13-14 at Eagle Ridge Inn’s North Course and the Galena Golf Club.
GALENA–About 50 Galena primary and middle-schoolers participated in this years’ Galena youth football camp presented by Galena varsity football coach Ed Freed, his staff and members of the Galena football team.
HANOVER–A new men’s basketball league has opened registration to teams throughout the region to compete in a multi-conference season and tournament.
Galena Middle School volleyball player Lauryn Montgomery attended the USA High Performance A3 Volleyball Camp in Colorado Springs, Colo. July 14-18.
JACKSON HOLE, Wyo.–Fred. D. Hancock, Jr., 74, Jackson Hole, Wyo., formerly of Galena, passed away Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, in Jackson Hole.
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DENVER, Colo.–On July 25 2016, in Denver, Colo., at the age of 91, Lorraine J. Hittman left this earth to be with the Lord.
stockton–Marie Jane Strampe, 94, of Stockton, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2016, at Presence St. Joseph Center in Freeport.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 29, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Stockton.There will be a visitation before the service beginning at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be in Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Stockton.
A memorial fund has been established.
Condolences may be shared with her family at hermannfuneralhome.com.
GALENA–Joseph G. Rice, 61, of Galena, passed away Aug. 15, 2016, at his home.
In keeping with his wishes, there will be no public visitation. Cremation rites have been accorded.
The Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena, is assisting the family.
Online condolences maybe left at furlongfuneralchapel.com.
GALENA–Paul G. Ericksen entered this world on Sept. 11, 1945, in Antioch, and left us in Galena, on Aug. 12, 2016. Paul passed away at home under the care of Hospice of Dubuque, his wife Alice, son Jeff, and daughter-in-law, Korynne (Gabay). He was also continuously surrounded by the love of close friends and family. Be at peace, Paul. Be at peace.
In keeping with his wishes, there will be no public services. Cremation rites have been accorded. The Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena, is assisting the family.
In memory of Paul, donations can be made to the VanderCook College of Music’s Great Teacher’s Scholarship Fund atnpo.justgive.org/vandercook in memory of Paul G. Ericksen.
Online condolences may be left at furlongfuneralchapel.com.
Two men, each in their 60s, sat down last week to remember favorite moments of boyhood, their boyhood hero and the man who made it all possible.
ELIZABETH–Beginning Sept. 1, donations for the Elizabeth Food Basket can be made at the Elizabeth Township Public Library.
Aug. 5–Girl, Everly Jane Homb, born to Dustin Homb and Katelyn Ahsinger, Scales Mound.
GALENA–As a way to reach more people and recruit new members, the Kiwanis Club of Galena will hold an evening meeting once a month.
APPLE CANYON LAKE–Representatives from the Senior Resource Center of Jo Daviess and Stephenson Counties will be at the Apple Canyon Lake Club House on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 10:30 a.m.
GALENA– The next meeting Volunteer Hospice of Northwest Illinois is Monday, Aug. 29 from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at Horseshoe Mound Preserve, Galena.
SAVANNA–Carroll County Substance Education Coalition (CCSEC) will be providing the Illinois Liquor Control Commission’s Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Servers Education and Training (BASSET) on Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 10 am at Poopy’s Pub and Grub, Savanna.