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  • Olivia’s blankets for children
    Tuesday, December 12, 2017 11:04 AM
    “I got the idea for making blankets from watching commercials on TV about St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital,” said 13-year-old Olivia Hilby.
  • Tuesday, December 12, 2017 11:02 AM
    EAST DUBUQUE–The East Dubuque City Council made quick work of its agenda on Monday, Dec. 4 handling a number of issues in rapid fire order.
  • Tuesday, December 12, 2017 10:36 AM
    GALENA–From March to November, University of Illinois Extension and the city of Galena collaborated to hold natural resource education presentations at Galena City Hall that were offered free of charge to the public.
  • Tuesday, December 12, 2017 10:30 AM
    From Oct. 17 through Dec. 2, Senior Resource Center clients saved $521,294 by changing their drug plans during Medicare Open Enrollment, which ended Dec. 7.
  • Tuesday, December 12, 2017 10:29 AM
    Volunteers are needed for the AARP Tax-Aide program to be offered at the Senior Resource Center in Freeport in early 2018.
  • Wednesday Advent services, lunch at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran
    Tuesday, December 12, 2017 10:17 AM
    SCHAPVILLE–Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 536 East Schapville Road, midway between Scales Mound and Elizabeth, is opening its doors to all in the area who would like to join the congregation for a time of worship and reflection each Wednesday in Advent–Dec. 13 and 20–at 7 p.m.
  • 28 years of gingerbread magic
    Tuesday, December 12, 2017 10:09 AM
    GALENA–One hundred fifty seven hours and 350 pounds of powdered sugar, 70 pounds of egg whites, 35 pounds of margarine, 125 pounds of white sugar, 40 pounds of brown sugar, four gallons of corn syrup, 3 gallons of molasses and 125 pounds of flour later, the gingerbread storefronts at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa are on display for visitors to enjoy.
  • Monday, December 11, 2017 10:04 PM

    JO DAVIESS COUNTY–Thirteen seniors from Galena and River Ridge High Schools have been recognized as Illinois State Scholars.

  • Lot of toys!
    Monday, December 11, 2017 10:02 PM
    GALENA–As they are each year, students at Galena Primary School and Galena Middle School are in the giving spirit. 
  • Extension recognized for small farms webinar series
    Monday, December 11, 2017 9:58 PM

    ELIZABETH–University of Illinois Extension educators who serve Jo Daviess, Stephenson, and Winnebago counties were recognized on a statewide level by University of Illinois Extension for their contributions to the Small Farms Winter Webinar series.

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  • Tuesday, December 12, 2017 10:49 AM
  • 39 Points!
    Tuesday, December 12, 2017 10:46 AM
    GALENA–The Galena Pirates defeated the Lena-Winslow Panthers on Tuesday, Dec. 5.
  • Culver's/Gazette Pirate Competitor of the Week: Meghan Flynn
    Tuesday, December 12, 2017 10:44 AM
    Senior choir member Meghan Flynn is this week’s Pirate Competitor of the Week sponsored by Galena Culver’s and the Galena Gazette.
  • A big win with a big loss
    Tuesday, December 12, 2017 10:42 AM
    HANOVER–It’s been a tough week for the River Ridge-Scales Mound (RRSM) girls basketball team.
  • Rolling Warriors
    Tuesday, December 12, 2017 10:40 AM
    SCALES MOUND–The East Dubuque Warriors continued their pursuit of perfection with a winning week, starting with their victory over the Scales Mound Hornets on Monday, Dec. 4.
  • Tough game
    Tuesday, December 05, 2017 10:11 AM
    GALENA–It’s a brand new season.
  • Comets burn past the Pirates
    Tuesday, December 05, 2017 10:08 AM
    GALENA–The Galena Pirates continued to show that, on any given night, any player can put up the numbers up to win and the possible key to this team's success may lie in that variety of scorers.
  • Pirate Competitor of the Week: Payton LuGrain
    Tuesday, December 05, 2017 10:06 AM
    8th Grade basketball player Payton LuGrain is this week’s Pirate Competitor of the Week sponsored by Galena Culver’s and the Galena Gazette.
  • Tuesday, December 05, 2017 9:59 AM
  • Tuesday, December 05, 2017 9:57 AM
    The following is this week’s schedule for the Pearl City Girls Basketball Tournament.
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  • Dean E. Wright
    Wednesday, December 13, 2017 4:30 PM

    STOCKTON–Dean E. Wright, 78, of Stockton, passed away at home on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer.

    There will be a celebration of life on Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 at Calvary United Methodist Church in Stockton from 3-6 p.m. where food will be served.

    A memorial fund has been established with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Condolences may be shared with Dean’s family at

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  • Muriel D. Bahr
    Tuesday, December 12, 2017 3:46 PM

    SHULLSBURG, Wis.–Muriel D. “Babe” Bahr, 87, of rural Shullsburg, Wis., passed away Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017 at home.

    Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 at the New Diggings Primitive Methodist Church, with Rev. Bill Vasey officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Galena.

    Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday at the Miller & Steinke Funeral Home in Scales Mound, and after 9:00 a.m. on Friday at the church until the time of service.

    Online condolences may be left for the family at

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  • Tuesday, December 12, 2017 3:44 PM

    PAPILLION, Neb.–Miriam Bahr, 88, of Papillion, Neb., where she resided the past 2 years, passed away Dec. 9, 2017.

    A memorial service will be held Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. at John A. Gentleman Mortuaries Bellevue Chapel in Bellevue, Neb. Inurnment will be at Omaha National Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to Scales Mound United Methodist Church.

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  • Delos John “De” Welp
    Monday, December 11, 2017 1:52 PM

    GALENA–Delos John “De” Welp, 87, of Galena, died peacefully from natural causes with his family at his side on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at Galena-Stauss Senior Care Community, Galena.

    Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Galena. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, December 11, 2017 at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena, where a scripture wake service will begin at 4 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery where military honors will be accorded by VFW Post 2665 and American Legion Post 193.

    Online condolences may be left at

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  • Carolyn Pickard Handy
    Monday, December 04, 2017 12:13 PM

    BISMARCK, N.D.–Carolyn Pickard Handy, 91, of Bismarck, N.D., died on Dec. 2, 2017, in Bismarck.

    A memorial gathering will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at Parkway Funeral Service, 2330 Tyler Parkway, Bismarck.

    Go to to share memories of Carolyn and sign the online guest book.

    Click on name above for more information.
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  • Monday, December 11, 2017 9:55 PM
    refused to walk down the trail leading to the rope bridge which I knew was precariously spanning the churning river.
  • Monday, December 11, 2017 9:54 PM
  • Monday, December 11, 2017 9:52 PM

    As I was waiting for the teller at the bank to complete my transaction, I happened to notice the Christmas tree decorated with tons of gift tags that related age, sex, clothing size, etc.

  • A community effort
    Monday, December 11, 2017 9:50 PM

    As I walked toward the Washington Street steps from my house at the corner of South High and Washington streets I was struck by something I didn’t see.

  • Fireworks
    Tuesday, December 05, 2017 11:16 AM
    If you missed out on the Holiday Fire in the Sky fireworks this past Saturday, you surely missed something quite fun.
  • Tuesday, December 05, 2017 11:15 AM
  • Don’t you mess with me ever again!
    Tuesday, December 05, 2017 11:12 AM
    This time the hunter did not tell me, “Don’t flap your gums talking about stuff you don’t know nothing about.”
  • Tuesday, December 05, 2017 11:11 AM
  • Iconic Grant Park
    Tuesday, November 28, 2017 10:28 AM
    Back in the 1990s, The Galena Foundation reached for a big dream: the rebuilding of the Green Street Stairs.
  • Tuesday, November 28, 2017 10:27 AM
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