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  • Barklow charged with official misconduct
    Tuesday, December 01, 2015 11:32 AM

    GALENA–A felony charge of official misconduct was filed in November against former Galena Police Officer Don Barklow for performing an illegal search on the Law Enforcement Data System for personal use in April 2014 while acting in his official capacity.

  • Tuesday, December 01, 2015 11:31 AM

    GALENA–Some sort of a referendum question relating to the city’s deer population issue took a step closer to appearing on the April ballot.

  • Tuesday, December 01, 2015 11:30 AM
    GALENA–The Galena School District’s proposed tax levy is under 5 percent, and therefore, the district is not required to hold a public hearing on the levy. 
  • Tuesday, December 01, 2015 11:23 AM

    GALENA–A local business is moving forward with an upgrade to its facilities, thanks in part to a USDA Rural Development Loan (REDLG) awarded to Jo-Carroll Energy.

  • Tuesday, December 01, 2015 11:22 AM

    ELIZABETH–The Jo Daviess County Apple-Plum Watershed Planning Committee is gathering public input on the draft executive summary and proposed goals and objectives for the plan, which is available at

  • Tuesday, December 01, 2015 11:21 AM
    GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Health Department will be holding two meetings on Wednesday, Dec. 2. 
  • Tuesday, December 01, 2015 11:09 AM
    GALENA–During a Tuesday, Nov. 24 meeting, the Galena/Jo Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) appointed two new members and reappointed two existing members to its board of directors. 
  • Tuesday, December 01, 2015 10:34 AM

    GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Health Department will be holding an immunization clinic from 1-4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 22 at its Galena office.

  • Tuesday, December 01, 2015 10:32 AM

    In a Nov. 16 meeting, the River Ridge School Board approved the audit performed by Benning Group, LLC, certified public accounting group that has offices in Freeport, Rockford and Monroe, Wis.

  • Tuesday, December 01, 2015 10:31 AM

    GALENA–The Galena Foundation is starting a new fundraiser in a new way.

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  • Monday, November 30, 2015 3:45 PM

    GALENA–Tacie Lee Campbell, 83, of Galena, passed away peacefully with her two sons, Robert and Michael, at her side on Oct. 22, 2015, at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa.

    Please join us in Tacie’s honor at the National River Boat Museum in Dubuque, Iowa, on Dec. 12, 2015, from 5-7 p.m. for a celebration of her life. Please use the entrance by the Big Paddle Wheel.

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Monday, November 30, 2015 3:43 PM

    STOCKTON, Calif.–Dr. Hazel Hill, 66, formerly of Council Hill, died Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, at St. Joseph Hospital, Stockton, Calif., after suffering a massive stroke, with her husband and family by her side.

    A private celebration of Hazel’s life will be held in the spring.

    The family is requesting that memorials, in Hazel’s name, be made to Grant Hill Cemetery in Council Hill, C/O Carla Stadel, 1344 E. Schapville Road, Elizabeth, IL 61028.

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Friday, November 27, 2015 2:02 PM

    ST. PETE BEACH, Fla.–Gunther Jakel, 87, of St. Pete Beach, Fla., passed away Nov. 17, 2015, after a long fight with cancer.

    A gathering will be held from 10 a.m. until noon, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015 at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena. Cremation services were held in Florida.  A private family burial will be held at a later date. 

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Wednesday, November 25, 2015 11:50 AM

    KENOSHA, Wis.–Dorothy Brinkman,90, of Kenosha, Wis., passed away on Nov. 20, 2015, at Hospice House, Pleasant Prairie, Wis.

    In accordance with Dorothy’s wishes, private funeral services will be held.

    In lieu of flowers, memorial remembrances to Hospice Alliance, Inc., 10220 Prairie Ridge Blvd., Pleasant Prairie, Wis. 53158 ( or a charity of your choice, would be appreciated.

    Online condolences to:

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Wednesday, November 25, 2015 11:19 AM

    GALENA–Cletus C. Tranel, 82, of Galena, formerly of Menominee, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, at home.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, Nov. 28, at the Nativity BVM Church, Menominee, with the Rev. Dean Smith officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery, where military honors will be accorded by members of American Legion Post 787 of East Dubuque.

    Visitation will be held from 2-7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 27 and from 8:45-9:45 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 28 at the Miller Funeral Home in East Dubuque, where complete arrangements are pending.

    Online condolences may be left for the family at

    Click on name above for more information.

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  • Tuesday, December 01, 2015 11:17 AM
    In the past two weeks you’ve seen the ad accompanying this column filling a full page of The Galena Gazette. 
  • Tuesday, December 01, 2015 11:14 AM
    I fixed my grandchildren breakfast this morning before they left: Thanksgiving leftovers and waffles slathered with ice cream and chocolate sauce. 
  • Tuesday, December 01, 2015 11:13 AM
    Where has the time gone this year? 
  • Tuesday, December 01, 2015 11:11 AM
  • Tuesday, November 24, 2015 11:39 AM
    Galena’s night of luminaria is one of the most popular events that takes place in Galena every year. 
  • Tuesday, November 24, 2015 11:37 AM

    "Sweet sounds, oh, beautiful music, do not cease!” (Edna St. Vincent Millay)

  • Tuesday, November 24, 2015 11:36 AM
  • Tuesday, November 17, 2015 2:50 PM
    have one of those small-world stories to share this week. 
  • Rewards of digging deep into history
    Tuesday, November 17, 2015 2:48 PM
    "Fifty years ago today, June 18, 1857, a young man in his teens, and known to his friends as Tom McDermott entered the employ of the Illinois Central railroad in the position of office boy." 
  • Tuesday, November 17, 2015 2:47 PM
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  • Galena students selected for ILMEA festivals
    Tuesday, December 01, 2015 11:24 AM

    GALENA–In early October, students from all over northwest Illinois auditioned for the Illinois Music Educators Association (ILMEA) District VIII jazz, orchestra and concert Festivals.

  • Walk, run and bike to benefit the Galena Food Pantry
    Tuesday, December 01, 2015 11:08 AM

    GALENA–Eagle Ridge’s Woodstone Restaurant in the Galena Territory welcomed the registration team and participants into their warm dining room for the duration of the Winter Hunger fundraising event on Friday, Nov. 27.

  • Tuesday, December 01, 2015 11:07 AM
    SINSINAWA, Wis.–The Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters invite you to worship with them as they celebrate the Christmas season. 
  • Villanova University chemistry professor lectures at Scales Mound
    Tuesday, December 01, 2015 10:59 AM

    SCALES MOUND–In addition to being the Head of the Chemistry Department with 25 teaching staff at Villanova University in Pennsylvania, Dr. Scott Kassel teaches and is involved in a research program.

  • Hello World - Dominick David Hernandez
    Tuesday, December 01, 2015 10:38 AM
    Dominick David Hernandez 
  • Tuesday, December 01, 2015 10:38 AM
    GALENA–Wednesday, Dec. 9 is the next Galena Winter Market day of the season. 
  • Tuesday, December 01, 2015 10:37 AM
    GALENA–Miners Lodge will be hosting its next all-you-can-eat monthly breakfast on Sunday, Dec. 6. 
  • Tuesday, December 01, 2015 10:35 AM
    GALENA–When the winter winds are blowing, warm up with hot cider and cookies at the opening reception for “The Art of Craft” exhibit on Friday, Dec. 4 from 5-8 p.m. at the Galena Center for the Arts. 
  • Tuesday, December 01, 2015 10:33 AM
    FREEPORT–Highland Community College will be providing express registration services on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at the HCC Student/Conference Center. 
  • Tuesday, December 01, 2015 10:30 AM
    MINERAL POINT, Wis.–Galena artist Beth Bird will be introducing new work during the festive Gallery Showcase at Longbranch Gallery in Mineral Point, Wis., on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. 
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