GALENA–The best way to address the overcrowding issue at Galena Primary School is still very much up in the air.
GALENA–James Peters, 51, Galena, has been charged with one count of involuntary manslaughter and two counts of aggravated battery, all class 3 felonies, after a Jo Daviess County grand jury met on Friday, May 20, and returned the three indictments.
EAST DUBUQUE–The East Dubuque School Board’s search for a new superintendent has been narrowed down to three applicants after the board interviewed six candidates on Saturday, May 21, said Terry Schulting, board president.
GALENA–It appears help is on the way when it comes to preventing flooding at Galena High School.
Galena City Hall will be one of host sites for a radon workshop.
GALENA–Dale Fletcher’s bid for a new trial for his 2005 murder conviction was denied by Jo Daviess County Circuit Court Judge William Kelly on Wednesday, May 18.
EAST DUBUQUE–On Thursday, June 30, the East Dubuque School District will be destroying temporary records for members of the class of 2011.
SCALES MOUND–The Scales Mound School Board at its Monday, May 16 meeting approved a new three-year contract with grade 3-12 principal Dr. Matt Wiederholt.
EAST DUBUQUE–After two fatalities on U.S. 20, city officials want the Illinois Department of Transportation to lower the speed limit from 65 to 55 miles per hour.
GALENA–Galena High School Principal Beth Murphy announced recently that Galena High School is ranked 62nd in Illinois, earning the school a silver ranking in the U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools report.
ORANGEVILLE–The Galena Pirates came up just short against the number one seeded Dakota Indians in round 2 of regional competition on Wednesday, May 18.
FREEPORT–The River Ridge-Scales Mound Wildcats fell to the Lena-Winslow Panthers in round 2 of regional competition on Thursday, May 19.
The Galena High School girls golf team and the boys golf team will participate in and be honored at the St. Matthew Lutheran Church 11th Annual Golf Outing.
HANOVER–Senior Caleb Flack of the Galena-East Dubuque-River Ridge (GEDRR)boys varsity track team qualified for three events in the 2016 IHSA 2A State Track Meet while competing at the sectional championship meet at River Ridge on Friday, May 20.
ROCHELLE–Sophomore hurdler Paige Christopher from the Galena-East Dubuque-River Ridge girls track team qualified for the girls Class 2A state meet on Thursday, May 12 at the 2016 Girls Rochelle IHSA Class 2A Sectional meet.
GALENA–Edward Thomas Bautsch, known by his family and friends as Tom Bautsch, 84, of Galena, passed away Monday, May 23, 2016, at Waverly Place, Stockton.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 1, at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Galena, where military honors will be accorded by Galena VFW Post 2665 and American Legion Post 193. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m., Tuesday, May 31 at the Furlong Funeral Chapel.
Online condolences may be left at furlongfuneralchapel.com.
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ELIZABETH–Joseph C. Newell, 60, Elizabeth, died Thursday, May 5, 2016, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa.
ELIZABETH–Clyde A. Havens was a hard worker and worked his entire life doing what he absolutely loved, logging. He passed away Sunday, May 22, 2016 at the age of 87 at home, surrounded by his loving family.
GALENA–Brian L. “Brodie” Friede, 57, of Galena, died Monday, May 9, 2016, at OSF St. Anthony’s Hospital, Rockford.
There will be no public services.
The Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena, is assisting the family.
GALENA–Sandra Kay (Johnson) Callahan, 74, of Galena, lost her struggle with ALS on May 8, 2016.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena. Burial of the cremated remains will be in St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery, Galena.
Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Monday, May 16 at the Furlong Funeral Home.
For many years the garden at the Newton homestead produced bountiful quantities of tomatoes, peppers, peas, beans and other tasty vegetables. Yum!
It appears that there have been enough accidents or near accidents involving the transportation of hazardous materials to begin the process of trying to implement measures to avert them.
What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Office will join the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), the Illinois State Police and hundreds of local law enforcement agencies across the state for the 2016 Click It or Ticket campaign that runs from May 16-30.
The engagement of Kelly J. Schlarmann, Urbana, and Zachary J. Altfillisch, Urbana, is being announced.
Aria Donnamae Randecker, daughter of Hannah Randecker, Galena, will celebrate her first birthday May 25.
Liam Mason Suess, son of Josh and Tara Suess, Galena, celebrated his first birthday on May 20.
ELIZABETH–As the last frost leaves our area and warm season crops are planted, the start of the farmers market season begins in Jo Daviess County.