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  • Firefighters learn new tactics at training facility

    Sponsored by Burlington Northern Santa Fe railway, six members of the Galena Volunteer Fire Department traveled to Pueblo, Colo. for a railroad hazardous material response training earlier this month.

  • A unique journalism experience

    GALENA–Galena High School junior Luc Pham had an eye-opening experience as he has experienced first hand the life of a journalist during a week at the Missouri Urban Journalism Workshop (MUJW) held at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo.

  • Position now posted full or part-time

    GALENA–The Galena School Board will take up the issue of whether or not to hire a half-time or full-time vocal music instructor at their committee of the whole meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 5 p.m. in the Galena Middle School Library.

  • East Dubuque remains #herbststrong

    EAST DUBUQUE–The East Dubuque School District isn’t giving up much information on the investigation that led to the superintendent being placed on paid administrative leave.

  • Former teacher ‘writes her own story’
    GALENA–For the past six years, former Scales Mound English teacher Riley Ann Schultz has been inspiring her students to follow their dreams.
  • Historic Bartell house in danger
    GALENA–“When you think of the rural landscape of Galena, you picture driving on 20 and seeing the Bartell house with the roly-poly rural farm scene and the beautiful trees around it and a lawn that was always manicured,” said Matt Oldenburg.
    
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  • Tuesday, July 28, 2015 3:26 PM

    With a dwindling number of nurses, the Jo Daviess County Department of Health is trying to generate ideas on how to attract applicants to its home health care program.

     
  • Tuesday, July 28, 2015 1:17 PM
    FREEPORT–Highland Community College is seeking nominations for its 21st annual Distinguished Alumni Awards. 
  • Tuesday, July 28, 2015 11:32 AM
     
  • Tuesday, July 28, 2015 11:31 AM

    In a July 20 River Ridge School Board meeting, the board discussed keeping the 2015-2016 general student fee the same as the year prior.

     
  • Tuesday, July 28, 2015 10:47 AM

    GALENA–The informal monthly meeting of northwest Illinois retired police officers will be held at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 12, in the Grant Room of Happy Joe’s Pizza & Ice Cream Parlor, Galena.

     
  • Tuesday, July 28, 2015 10:46 AM
    In last week’s Gazette, the story “Wedding in a Window” incorrectly stated the Night of the Luminaria would be on Sunday, Dec. 12. 
  • Tuesday, July 28, 2015 10:44 AM

    EAST DUBUQUE–Plan A for a new East Dubuque City Hall may be dead in the water, but a Plan B may be quickly developing.

     
  • Miners reunion slated for August 8 in Galena
    Tuesday, July 28, 2015 10:39 AM
    GALENA–The area’s former lead and zinc mine workers are invited to participate in a reunion in Galena on Aug. 8. 
  • Tuesday, July 21, 2015 11:50 AM

    GALENA–Registration for families in the Galena School District who have students returning for the 2015-2016 school year will be the same as last year which includes the option to pay electronically.

     
  • Tuesday, July 21, 2015 11:49 AM
    HANOVER–Registration for the 2015-16 school year in the River Ridge School District will be Tuesday, Aug. 4 and Wednesday, Aug. 5.  
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  • GHS alumni top varsity in 86-79 shoot out
    Tuesday, July 28, 2015 2:32 PM

    GALENA–When Galena head boys basketball coach Scott Schaber accepted the head coaching position last summer, he immediately recognized more issues than a losing record.

     
  • Doty wins FLW event
    Tuesday, July 21, 2015 10:46 AM
    WINNECONNE, Wis.–East Dubuque’s Ryan Doty weighed three bass totaling nine pounds, seven ounces on Saturday July 11 to win the fourth Walmart Bass Fishing League Great Lakes Division tournament on the Wolf River Chain. 
  • Tuesday, July 21, 2015 10:42 AM
     
  • Tuesday, July 14, 2015 12:38 PM
    THOMSON–The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge has announced the 2015 applications for the special deer hunt at Lost Mound are available. 
  • Tuesday, July 14, 2015 12:24 PM
     
  • Varsity basketball: Clint Sitzmann Memorial Shootout
    Tuesday, July 14, 2015 12:22 PM
     
  • Tuesday, July 14, 2015 12:19 PM

    GALENA–The Galena Pirate alumni football team looked to defend last season’s victory over the East Dubuque alumni on Friday, July 10 at Galena High School.

     
  • Tuesday, July 07, 2015 2:23 PM

    GALENA–The first Clint Sitzmann Memorial Shootout is planned for Saturday, July 11 at the Galena High School.

     
  • Buck Hill runners
    Tuesday, July 07, 2015 2:17 PM
    GALENA–Several local athletes spent the morning of their Independence Day with a unique physical challenge: The Buck Hill Run. 
  • Tuesday, June 30, 2015 10:45 AM
     
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  • Tuesday, July 28, 2015 12:15 PM

    EAST DUBUQUE–Gerald J. “Bud” MacFarlane, 83, of East Dubuque, passed away at home on Sunday, July 26, 2015, surrounded by his loving family.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 31, 2015, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in East Dubuque, with Fr. Dean Smith officiating. Burial will be in the East Dubuque Cemetery.

    Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 30, 2015, and 9:00-9:45 a.m. on Friday, July 31, 2015, at Miller Funeral Home in East Dubuque, where the parish rosary will be recited at 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

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  • Monday, July 27, 2015 2:57 PM

    GALENA–Betty J. Holland, 65, of Galena, passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

    Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday Aug. 1, at the Galena Bible Church. Friends may gather after 9 a.m. at the church. Burial will be held at a later date. Cremation rites have been accorded.

    Online condolences maybe left at furlongfuneralchapel.com.

    Click on name above for more information.

     

     
  • Monday, July 27, 2015 2:56 PM

    ROCKFORD–Florence “Poemie” Mary Knobbe Dimke, 91, passed away on July 24, 2015, at Independence Village, Rockford, surrounded by her family.

    A committal service will be held at 4 p.m., Thursday, July 30, in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Galena. There will be fellowship immediately following the committal service at Emmy Lou’s Restaurant, Galena.

    In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to the Rockford Park District’s Foundation, Help Me Play Kids’ Fund.

    Online condolences maybe left at furlongfuneralchapel.com.

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  • Monday, July 27, 2015 2:54 PM

    ELIZABETH–Edward H. Freeman, 89, passed away at his home on July 25, 2015.

    Visitation will be after 9:30 a.m., Thursday, July 30, at the Miller and Steinke Funeral Home in Galena. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Stacy Cavanaugh officiating. Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery.

    In lieu of flowers, the family recommends a contribution to Hospice of Dubuque in Edwards’s name.

    Click on name above for more information.

     

     
  • Monday, July 27, 2015 2:48 PM

    EAST DUBUQUE–James E. “Jim” Leibold, 75, of East Dubuque, passed away on Friday, July 24, 2015, at UPH-The Finley Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa, with his loving family by his side. 

    Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, July 27, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in East Dubuque, with the Rev. Dean Smith officiating.  Burial was in the East Dubuque Cemetery.

    Click on name above for more information.

     

     
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