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  • Monday, May 15, 2017 5:20 PM
    GALENA–The annual audit of Jo Daviess County was given a positive review by Matt Schueler, partner with Wipfli, during a board meeting on Tuesday, May 9. 
  • Monday, May 15, 2017 5:19 PM
    EAST DUBUQUE–In a 50-minute meeting, the East Dubuque City Council’s Planning Committee settled on three possible options for dealing with city hall issues that have been swirling around the council table for two or more years.
  • Monday, May 15, 2017 5:18 PM
    EAST DUBUQUE–In January of this year, parents of St. Mary School students were presented with grim realities forcing a decision between the parish and diocese to close their school.
  • Monday, May 15, 2017 4:32 PM
    Tick-borne diseases are on the rise and prevention should be on everyone’s mind, particularly during the spring, summer, and early-fall when ticks are most active. 
  • Depot needs infrastructure
    Monday, May 15, 2017 4:27 PM
    GALENA–Rep. Cheri Bustos heard a message loud and clear in a fog and rain shrouded Chestnut Mountain Resort on Wednesday, May 10: the former Savanna Army Depot needs infrastructure improvements.
  • Monday, May 15, 2017 4:27 PM
    GALENA–The Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society received preliminary approval for a planned unit development rezoning and project plan on the Stillman Mansion site during a Galena Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) meeting on Wednesday, May 3.
  • Monday, May 15, 2017 4:24 PM
    GALENA–Illinois Bank & Trust, a subsidiary of Heartland Financial USA, Inc. has been named a “Forbes Best Bank 2017.”
  • Dog registration goes digital
    Monday, May 15, 2017 4:22 PM
    GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Health Department now has a digital option for dog owners needing to register their dogs.
  • Monday, May 15, 2017 4:05 PM
    ELIZABETH–Emergency responders responded to an infant-not-breathing call at 526 S. Madison St., at 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, May 11.
  • Monday, May 15, 2017 3:58 PM
    GALENA–Eighty two percent of the 686 people who responded to the city’s 2017 deer survey see deer in their yards and 90 percent see them in their immediate neighborhood.
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  • Monday, May 15, 2017 4:20 PM
  • East Dubuque finishes strong
    Monday, May 15, 2017 4:18 PM
    EAST DUBUQUE–The East Dubuque Warriors figured the best way to counter Unity Christian’s ace pitcher Alex Hoppe was to let him pitch his game and then go to work on his relief late in the game as the Warriors defeated the Knights on Thursday, May 11.
  • Warriors outlast the Pirates
    Monday, May 15, 2017 4:16 PM
    EAST DUBUQUE–The East Dubuque Warriors held out to defeat the Galena Pirates on Thursday, May 11.
  • Ouch! The Hornets get stung
    Monday, May 15, 2017 4:14 PM
    SCALES MOUND–There was a shortage of “Ram repellent” in Scales Mound on Tuesday, May 9 as the Scales Mound-River Ridge Hornets got blanked by the Riverdale Rams.
  • Monday, May 08, 2017 4:24 PM
  • The Cougars keep on winning
    Monday, May 08, 2017 4:23 PM
    GALENA–The Eastland Cougars have been traveling the NUIC this season and handing out defeats one after the other.
  • Eastland rallies against Pirates
    Monday, May 08, 2017 4:19 PM
    GALENA–It looked as though the Galena Pirates might have had Eastland pitcher Emma Norton’s number as the Pirates took over a lead mid-game only to fall to Eastland’s notorious late game slugging on Wednesday, May 3.
  • GEDRR track heads to the postseason
    Monday, May 08, 2017 4:12 PM
  • Furlong signs volleyball commitment letter
    Monday, May 01, 2017 4:12 PM
    GALENA–On Tuesday, April 26 with her family by her side and surrounded by team mates, Galena high school senior Katie Furlong signed a letter of commitment to play volleyball for the University of Indianapolis.
  • BSMS tracksters return from Kansas Relays
    Monday, May 01, 2017 4:10 PM
    LAWRENCE, Kan.–From April 19 through April 22 members of the Benton-Scales Mound-Shullsburg (BSMS) track team made the annual trek to Lawrence, Kansas, this time for the 90th running of the Kansas Relays.
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  • Elizabeth “Betty” Shepherd
    Friday, May 19, 2017 3:32 PM

    HANOVER–Elizabeth “Betty” Shepherd (nee Potter), 94, passed away on May 13, 2017, at the Garden Valley Retirement Village in Garden City, Kan.

    Visitation will be held at the Law Jones Funeral Home on May 25 at 10 a.m. with service to immediately follow at 11 a.m. Internment will take place after the service at the Hanover Evergreen Cemetery, with a luncheon afterwards at the Hanover VFW.

    Friends and family are invited to see more and share in Betty’s life at

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  • Robert Louis Lawlor
    Friday, May 19, 2017 3:20 PM

    NAPLES, Fla.–Robert Louis Lawlor, 90, died May 5, 2017, in Naples Florida.

    Funeral services are pending.

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  • Dale “Jack” Stephenson
    Thursday, May 18, 2017 12:17 PM

    GALENA–Dale M. “Jack” Stephenson, 95, of Galena, passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at home surrounded by his loving family.

    Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Monday, May 22, at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena. Friends may call from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 21, at the Furlong Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Galena, where military honors will be accorded graveside by Galena VFW Post 2665 and American Legion Post 193. Cremation rites will be accorded following the visitation on Sunday.

    Memorials may be sent to Hospice of Dubuque, 1670 JFK Road, Dubuque, Iowa 52002.

    Online condolences may be left at

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  • Betty Schimanski
    Wednesday, May 17, 2017 4:19 PM

    HANOVER–Betty D. Schimanski, 89, of Hanover, formerly of Apple Canyon Lake, passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at the Elizabeth Nursing Home, Elizabeth.

    A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, May 22, 2017 at Law-Jones Funeral Home, Hanover. Burial will take place in Evergreen Cemetery, Hanover. A visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m., prior to the service at the funeral home.

    Memorials may be given to the Elizabeth Nursing Home in Betty’s memory.

    Online condolences may be left for the family at

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  • Shirley A. Ricke
    Wednesday, May 17, 2017 1:53 PM

    MENOMINEE–Shirley A. (Wiederholt) Ricke, 79, of Menominee, passed away on Monday, May 15, 2017, at University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa.

    The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 19, at Nativity BVM Catholic Church in Menominee, with the Rev. Dean Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Nativity BVM Cemetery.

    Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, and from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. on Friday at the Miller Funeral Home in East Dubuque, where the parish rosary will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

    Online condolences may be left for the family at

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  • A salad perfect for Memorial Day
    Monday, May 15, 2017 5:22 PM
    Homemade dressings are easier than you think. 
  • Lessons in ag
    Monday, May 15, 2017 5:16 PM
    GALENA–The Galena FFA Chapter hosted an Extrav-AG-anza event on Tuesday, May 9. Students in kindergarten through fifth grade–a total of 382–participated, moving between stations the FFA members worked together to organize and run.
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  • Celebrating the ag program’s first year
    Monday, May 15, 2017 5:03 PM
    GALENA–To conclude and celebrate its first year in existence, the Galena FFA Chapter held a banquet on Saturday, April 29.
  • Anniversary: The Hughes
    Monday, May 15, 2017 5:02 PM
    Ronald and Eileen Hughes, Stockton, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on May 20.
  • Card Shower: Shirley Jahncke
    Monday, May 15, 2017 5:01 PM
    Shirley Jahncke, Galena, will celebrate her 90th birthday on May 19.
  • Monday, May 15, 2017 5:00 PM
    April 18–Boy, Harrison Lee, born to Mark and Kim Goodwin, Scales Mound.
  • Monday, May 15, 2017 4:59 PM
    DUBUQUE, Iowa–In honor of the Q Casino’s assistant manager’s birthday on May 19, that weekend’s shows will be on the house. 
  • Monday, May 15, 2017 4:58 PM
    SCALES MOUND–Ever wish you were rich enough to build a hospital? 
  • Monday, May 15, 2017 4:57 PM
    Christian Gronewold, Galena, and Hannah McGivney, Warren, are recipients of the third annual Wayne Bardell Memorial Scholarship. 
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