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  • State officials listen locally

    GALENA–What’s happening locally, possible upcoming changes at the state level and how that might impact Galena and Jo Daviess County were at the forefront of discussion Thursday, Jan. 22 as about 50 local leaders gathered at the DeSoto House Hotel in Galena for the 22nd annual Community Development Fund of Galena (CDFG)  Legislator’s Day.

  • ED library to lose two valuable trustees

    EAST DUBUQUE–“I am sorry to see them leave because they have both been a valuable asset to our library and our community,” said Lisa Appel, fellow trustee on the East Dubuque District Library Board.

  • School board issues directive
    GALENA–After addressing the issues at previous meetings and reaching a consensus, the Galena School Board Tuesday, Jan. 20 made official two facilities decisions.
    The board approved a motion directing Superintendent Dr. Sharon Olds and district architect Marty Johnson to investigate two building scenarios and a second motion keeping the total project cost for facility improvements at $24 million.
  • Baltz writes about healing, prayer
    GALENA–Last spring, Dr. Fred Baltz, pastor of St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Galena, was working on a writing project when he decided there was another topic he should address instead.
    
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  • Tuesday, January 27, 2015 2:45 PM

    GALENA–Galena Miners Lodge will be holding its next breakfast on Sunday, Feb. 1 from 8 a.m. to noon.

     
  • Tuesday, January 27, 2015 12:15 PM

    ELIZABETH–Jo-Carroll Energy employees and members donated more than 700 pounds of nonperishable groceries during Jo-Carroll Energy’s annual “Light Up the Holidays” food drive.

     
  • Tuesday, January 27, 2015 12:13 PM

    GALENA–Bring the whole family for all-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage on Sunday, Feb. 1 for the 51st annual Galena Lions Club pancake breakfast.

     
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  • Galena drops Warren
    Tuesday, January 27, 2015 1:47 PM

    GALENA–The Lady Pirates of Galena celebrated a senior night victory over Warren on Friday, Jan. 23, wearing down the Lady Warriors over four quarters of fast-paced ball in the conference clash.

     
  • Pirates tame Wildcats
    Tuesday, January 27, 2015 1:44 PM

    GALENA–Throughout the first half of the season, the Galena Pirates have struggled to put together four full quarters of sound, fundamental basketball.

     
  • Wednesday, January 21, 2015 10:25 AM

     
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  • Monday, January 26, 2015 4:18 PM

    GALENA–RoseMary C. Meyer, 87, of Galena, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 at the Galena-Stauss Serenity Room surrounded by family. Funeral mass will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 31, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Galena. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, Jan., 30, at Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena, a parish rosary will be recited at 4 p.m. and the Catholic Daughters prayer service to follow. Online condolences may be left at www.furlongfuneralchapel.com.

    Click on name above for more information.

     
  • Monday, January 26, 2015 4:09 PM

    EAST DUBUQUE–Bernard “B.L.” Murray, 89, of East Dubuque, and Punta Gorda, Fla., passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, Saturday, Jan. 24, at Manor Care Health Services, Dubuque, Iowa.

    Funeral Mass will be held at noon, Saturday, Jan. 31, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, East Dubuque. Friends may gather after 9 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in the East Dubuque cemetery where military rites will be accorded graveside by the American Legion Post 787 of East Dubuque. American Legion Post 787 will have their walk thru at 10 a.m. Cremation rites will be accorded at Bernie’s wishes.

    The Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena, is in charge of arrangements as James T. Furlong, owner, was a classmate and life-long friend of Bernie’s.

    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, East Dubuque, or Hospice of Dubuque in Bernie’s memory.

    Online condolences may be left at furlongfuneralchapel.com.

    Click on name above for more information.

     
  • Monday, January 26, 2015 3:49 PM

    GALENA–Steven W. Paxton, 52, of Galena, died unexpectedly Monday, Jan. 19, 2015.

    Funeral service was held on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena. Burial will be held at a later date. Cremation rites have been accorded.

    Memorials may be given to NAMI of Dubuque, Iowa, and The Workshop of Galena.

    Online condolences may be left at www.furlongfuneralchapel.com.

     Click on name above for more information. 
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