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  • Bottles up for Blaum Bros. bourbon
    GALENA–When craft distillers Matthew and Michael Blaum established Blaum Bros. Distilling Company in Galena in 2013, they looked to the future, to the time when they’d release their flagship product, Blaum Bros. Bourbon Whiskey.
  • Celebrating their stories
    GALENA–There was a lot of joy at Galena-Stauss Senior Care Community on Wednesday, May 16 as Galena Middle School sixth graders presented their finished projects to the men and women they’d interviewed just a couple weeks before.
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  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018 2:23 PM
    GALENA–Yard waste open burn dates for the city of Galena have been extended through Sunday, May 27.
  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018 2:21 PM
    GALENA–The Galena Memorial Day program will begin with a 12:50 p.m. parade on Sunday, May 27.
  • Mickelson makes state run
    Tuesday, May 22, 2018 2:18 PM
    CHARLESTON–The Galena/East Dubuque/River Ridge track teams are ending the season on a high note.
  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018 2:09 PM
    GALENA–The Galena Education Foundation announces its five recipients of $500 scholarships.
  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018 2:08 PM
    EAST DUBUQUE–The East Dubuque School Board approved a mutual separation agreement with Superintendent Tori Lindeman during its regular meeting on Wednesday, May 16.
  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018 2:05 PM
    GALENA–Each year around Memorial Day, American Legion Auxiliary volunteers distribute millions of bright red poppies in exchange for contributions to assist disabled and hospitalized veterans.
  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018 2:03 PM
    GALENA–Located in the Driftless region, Galena is home to significant archaeological sites.
  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018 10:40 AM
    On April 28, Galena FFA members and their families gathered at Galena High School to reflect on the year.
  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018 10:34 AM
    GALENA–The Galena City Council, following a short closed session discussion, approved salary increases for three Galena Police Department posts at the Monday, May 14 meeting.
  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018 10:33 AM
    GALENA–The soffit work at Galena High School comes with a steep price tag.
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  • River Ridge/Scales Mound wins regionals
    Tuesday, May 22, 2018 9:34 AM
    EAST DUBUQUE–The River Ridge/Scales Mound Wildcats continue their offensive onslaught in the postseason and beat the Orangeville Broncos 14-1 for the regional crown on Saturday, May 19.
  • East Dubuque ends Galena’s season, 2-0
    Tuesday, May 22, 2018 9:32 AM
    Galena–The East Dubuque Warriors shut out, and shut down, the Galena Pirates season in a 2-0 win in regional play.
  • Great at state
    Tuesday, May 22, 2018 9:28 AM
    CHARLESTON–Seven athletes from the tri-op Galena/East Dubuque/River Ridge girls track team competed at state at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston.
  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018 9:26 AM
  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018 9:25 AM
    THE GALENA TERRITORY–The Galena Territory Association (GTA) Lake Management and Ecology Advisory Group will host a canoe and kayak paddle sport event on Saturday, Aug. 18, called the Kayak 5K Fun Paddle.
  • Pirates looking toward next season
    Monday, May 14, 2018 5:18 PM
    BYRON–The Galena Pirate’s soccer team ended its season in a 0-7 loss against Byron on Wednesday, May 9, in the first round of regional play.
  • Wienen first in overall standings
    Monday, May 14, 2018 5:17 PM
    CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind.–Galena’s Chad Wienen took second place in a hard-fought battle in round four of the 2018 ATV Motocross National Championship (ATVMX) Series the weekend of May 5-6. 
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  • Pirate Competitors of the Week: Lizzy Eaton, Sydney Schuler, Morgan Wills
    Monday, May 14, 2018 5:12 PM
    Three members of the girls’ track team are Pirate Competitors of the Week sponsored by Galena Culver’s and the Galena Gazette.
  • Monday, May 07, 2018 5:06 PM
    ONALASKA, Wis.–A number of athletes from the Hazel Green Gymnastics Club (Hazel Green, Wis.) were quite successful at the Wisconsin AAU State Gymnastics meet, on April 28-29 at Onalaska High School. 
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  • Linda Kern
    Wednesday, May 23, 2018 8:52 AM

    Woodland Park–Linda M. (Ricke) Kern, 59, Woodland Park, Colo., passed away Monday, May 21, at home with her son by her side.

    A Celebration of Life will be held at J.M.’s Tap in Menominee on June 30, 1-4 p.m.
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  • Roger Stoddard
    Friday, May 18, 2018 2:38 PM
    ROCKFORD–Roger Laurin “One Putt” Stoddard, born March 15, 1947, to Laurin and Elsie Stoddard, passed away May 16, after a month-long roller coaster ride following a stroke.

    A public visitation will be held at Woodbine Bend, 3500 East Center Road, Stockton, on Sunday May 27, from 2-4 p.m. followed by a private family gathering.

    In lieu of flowers, we ask that you do a good deed for another and make a donation to a local food pantry such as Roger’s favorite, FACC, 514 South Chicago Ave., Freeport, IL 61032.

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  • Lynda Jane Ausmus
    Tuesday, May 15, 2018 4:37 PM

    GALENA–Lynda Jane Ausmus, 77, Galena, passed away Sunday, May 13, at home.

    Graveside services will be held at a later date in Oakwood Cemetery, Macomb.

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

    Online condolences may be left at

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  • Jerry Lopp
    Monday, May 14, 2018 2:37 PM

    SCALES MOUND–Jerry R. Lopp, 74, Scales Mound, passed away on Friday, May 11 at home surrounded by his family.

    Funeral services will be 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at the Miller & Steinke Funeral Home in Scales Mound, with Pastor Elizabeth Rutherford officiating. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Scales Mound Township Cemetery. Friends and family may call from 2-7 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

    Online condolences may be left for the family at

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  • Anni Price
    Monday, May 14, 2018 2:35 PM

    PEORIA, Ariz.–In loving memory of Anni (Weber) Price, 74, who passed away Tuesday, May 8, in Peoria, Ariz.

    A memorial service will be held May 30 in Peoria, Ariz.

    Anyone wishing to send condolences or sentiments may do so to: The Family of Anni Price c/o Janet Potter, 3655 W. Anthem Way, A109-279, Anthem, Ariz. 85086.

    Memorials may be sent to Faith Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 423, Elizabeth, IL 61028.

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  • Memorial Day
    Tuesday, May 22, 2018 2:13 PM
    This coming weekend most of my family will be gathering here in Galena for a family and friend fiesta celebrating the December marriage of my favorite daughter, Jane, to Mike Boruta.
  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018 2:12 PM
  • When we are in balance with creation
    Tuesday, May 22, 2018 2:10 PM
    Mike and Cindi Martinovic’s 100 acres of land hum with life.
  • Leadership
    Monday, May 14, 2018 6:06 PM
    The lushness of green grass served as a stark contrast to the foreboding skies overhead this past Wednesday as I drove to Apple River for the May session of the Jo Daviess County Leadership Forum.
  • Megg’s Eggs: Dipping into pure gold
    Monday, May 14, 2018 6:04 PM
    When Megg’s Eggs called me at Tammy’s Piggly Wiggly, I had to respond.
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  • Monday, May 07, 2018 4:49 PM
    There is a benefit to working in education that does not show up on your paycheck; the benefit is this–we get a front row seat to the evolution of children. 
  • Monday, May 07, 2018 4:47 PM
    We don’t often comment on letters to the editor, but this week will be one of those exceptions.
  • Monday, May 07, 2018 4:45 PM
  • A photograph frozen in time
    Monday, May 07, 2018 4:42 PM
    girl’s hand rests delicately on the ground.
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  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018 2:04 PM
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  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018 10:14 AM
    GALENA–Whether just starting out or updating your food preservation knowledge, join Extension Nutrition and Wellness Educator Diane Reinhold, for a seasonal program, Yes! You Can: Preserve It Safely-Water-Bath and Pressuring Canning Basics.
  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018 10:13 AM
    ELIZABETH–The idea that soil-borne diseases can significantly, and frequently, reduce soybean yields is news to nobody.
  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018 10:12 AM
    ELIZABETH–Butterflies are fun to watch, but did you know that they also serve a critical purpose to the environment?
  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018 10:00 AM
    ELIZABETH–Each quarter, teachers at the Jo Daviess Carroll Career Technical Education (CTE) Academy recognize outstanding students in their programs.
  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018 9:59 AM
    FREEPORT–On May 15, Highland Community College officials and representatives from Columbia College signed an agreement to formalize cooperation between the two institutions to offer an associate of applied science registered nursing (RN) degree through HCC and transfer to online classes to attain a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) from Columbia College.
  • ED Reading Warrior will be on the prowl this summer
    Tuesday, May 22, 2018 9:54 AM
    EAST DUBUQUE–During the East Dubuque District Library Summer Reading Program, the traveling Reading Warrior will visit multiple locations in the East Dubuque area.
  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018 9:46 AM
    DUBUQUE, Iowa–Herbfest 2018, jointly hosted by the Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens and The Herb Society of Dubuque, will be held Sunday, June 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the arboretum, Marshall Park, 3800 Arboretum Dr., Dubuque.
  • Hello World: Ella Rose Johnson
    Tuesday, May 22, 2018 9:42 AM
    May 6–Girl, Ella Rose Johnson, born to Cody Johnson and Breanne Kieffer, Galena.
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