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  • Survival stories
    Former Galena resident Natalie Lewis narrowly escaped the worst of Hurricane Irma’s destructive path, leaving her home a day before the storm’s landfall.
  • Program honors those killed in action
    GALENA–For the second year in a row, the Galena Pirates football team is cooperating with the Galena American Legion to honor 14 Galena men who gave their lives in military service.
  • Accepting others
    GALENA–While it’s important to be true to one’s self, it’s also important to be open to the differences of others.
  • Campaign ends
    GALENA–Ann Williams, Democratic candidate for state representative from the 89th District, last week suspended her campaign for office after learning of a residency requirement that makes her ineligible.
  • Gary Saam Construction marks 50 years
    SCALES MOUND–Gary Saam Construction, in Scales Mound, has built the foundation for many businesses and buildings, including their own.
  • Fun with some very important people
    GALENA–Since Sunday, Sept. 10 was Grandparents Day, third grade students at Galena Primary School marked the occasion a couple days early.
  • Charmed
    GALENA–Dr. Mark Nolan Hill, a surgeon and professor from Highland Park, isn’t impulsive.
  • ‘Every house has a story’
    GALENA–It’s safe to say that Judith Little didn’t exactly know what she was getting herself into five years ago when she bought the Charles Merrick house at 905 Third St.
  • Well worth the work
    GALENA–Fourteen years ago, en route to their home in Chicago from an architectural conference in Iowa, Tannys Langdon and Ron Duplack decided to swing through Galena.
  • Fit for a captain
    GALENA–When Phil Eichler and Tim Newman purchased the Captain David Bates House in 2009, they had their work cut out.
  • Transformed
    GALENA–Douglas and Robert Mahan had big plans when they closed on the Aldrich Guest House, 900 Third St., on Oct. 1, 2014.
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  • Monday, September 18, 2017 6:04 PM
    GALENA–Three Galena School District food service employees recently submitted their resignations.
  • Monday, September 18, 2017 6:01 PM
    GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Board rejected consolidating polling locations during its Tuesday, Sept. 12 meeting.
  • Monday, September 18, 2017 5:57 PM
    GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Board of Health will hold a special meeting in its conference room at the health department at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 20.
  • Hamilton graduates from development program
    Monday, September 18, 2017 5:54 PM
    GALENA–Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, announces that Chris Hamilton, Greater Galena Marketing Inc. (GGMI) president and CEO, recently graduated from the program and received the recognition of IOM.
  • Monday, September 18, 2017 5:46 PM
    GALENA–Greater Galena Marketing Inc. (GGMI), the new destination marketing organization, has an eight-year lease for its new administrative home, the city of Galena’s Old Train Depot.
  • Monday, September 18, 2017 5:45 PM
    EAST DUBUQUE–An event has been set for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine, to celebrate and unveiling of a new historical marker for the community on Saturday, Sept. 30 at the East Dubuque District Library.
  • Monday, September 18, 2017 5:45 PM
    DUBUQUE, Iowa–Employees at John Deere Dubuque Works in Dubuque, Iowa, were recognized and honored with the Governor’s Volunteer Award on Sept. 1 in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
  • Monday, September 18, 2017 5:44 PM
    Over the next month, three dates have been set for household hazardous waste, shredding and recycling.
  • Monday, September 18, 2017 5:42 PM
    GALENA–The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA)will be presenting a report on the Galena and Sinsinawa rivers watershed at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 28 at Galena City Hall.
  • Monday, September 18, 2017 4:54 PM
    FREEPORT–The Highland Community College Board of Trustees approved the permanent fiscal year 2018 budget on Wednesday, Sept. 13, during their combined monthly meeting and quarterly retreat.
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  • Tee Bags contribute to Galena girl’s golf
    Monday, September 18, 2017 5:06 PM
    GALENA–The Galena Tee Bags golf league presented a check in the amount of $2,000 to the Galena High School’s girls golf team.
  • Culver’s Gazette Pirate Competitor of the Week
    Monday, September 18, 2017 5:04 PM
    Senior volleyball player Hailey Wills is this week’s Galena Culver’s Pirate Competitor of the Week. 
  • Galena holds off East Dubuque
    Monday, September 18, 2017 5:03 PM
    GALENA–The Galena Pirates defeated the East Dubuque Warriors 25-14, 25-27, 25-15 on Thursday, Sept. 14.
  • River Ridge handles the Warriors
    Monday, September 18, 2017 5:01 PM
    HANOVER–Conference match-ups tend to be exciting for both players and fans as the importance of wins always ramps up the action.
  • Playing with heart
    Monday, September 18, 2017 4:59 PM
    GALENA–With a game against Le-Win, the number-one-rated Class 1A football team looming, and a bitter 8-3 loss to River Ridge the week before, Galena football coach Ed Freed and his coaching staff talked to their team over and over again last week about heart and the importance of responding to adversity.
  • Sweet Homecoming victory
    Monday, September 18, 2017 4:58 PM
    HANOVER–For the second time in two weeks, the River Ridge Wildcats took home a victory, notching their second conference win of the season by defeating Warren on Friday, Sept. 15.
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  • Monday, September 11, 2017 5:37 PM
    Interested in becoming an Official for the Sport of Volleyball? 
  • Monday, September 11, 2017 5:35 PM
  • Hornets fall to River Ridge
    Monday, September 11, 2017 5:33 PM
    HANOVER–Wins have been difficult to come by for the Scales Mound Hornets in 2017.
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  • Friday, September 22, 2017 2:00 PM

    DUBUQUE, Iowa–Donald C. "Don" Hasken, 85, of Dubuque, formerly of East Dubuque, IL, passed away Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 at home surrounded by his family.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 at St. Mary's Church in East Dubuque.

    Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Monday at the Miller Funeral Home in East Dubuque, where complete arrangements are pending.

  • Ruth Emma Casper
    Thursday, September 21, 2017 10:34 AM

    TUCSON, Ariz.–Ruth Emma (Ehrler) Casper, 95, Tucson, Ariz., passed peacefully on Sept. 17, 2017, in Tucson. Her passing was unexpected.

    There will be a private family service.

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Orville H. Streicher
    Tuesday, September 19, 2017 12:47 PM

    FREEPORT–Orville H. Streicher, 86, of Freeport and formerly of Elizabeth, passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Manor Court, Freeport.

    A memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Faith United Methodist Church, 1440 S. Walnut Ave., Freeport. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to time of service.

    Memorials in Orville’s memory may be given to Sleezer Youth Home, P.O. Box 895, Freeport, IL 61032.

    Condolences may be shared at

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Thomas Francis Knautz
    Monday, September 18, 2017 2:57 PM

    MONROE, Wis.–Thomas Francis Knautz, 64, went home to be with the Lord Sept. 2, 2017. Tom lost his eight-month battle with stage IV melanoma cancer.

    A celebration of life will be held in Tom’s honor on Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Martintown Community Church, Martintown, Wis. (just north of Winslow) at 1 p.m. with a luncheon to follow the service in the fellowship hall.

    Condolences may be sent to the family at:

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Richard L. Babcock
    Monday, September 18, 2017 2:54 PM

    GALENA–Richard L. Babcock, 72, of Galena, passed away Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, at Galena Stauss Senior Care Community in Galena.

    Funeral service will be held Saturday Sept. 23, at 11 a.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, Galena, where friends may gather after 10 a.m. until time of service. Burial will be held at a later date in Resurrection Garden, Galena.

    Online condolences maybe left at

    Click on name above for more information.

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  • Honoring Alan
    Monday, September 18, 2017 5:14 PM
    One of the blessings in my life is the friendship that I share with Freeport resident Alan Wenzel.
  • In their heart lies a great healing
    Monday, September 18, 2017 5:12 PM
    Wilmer and Lillian Averkamp and I sat together looking out on their barn on a perfect pre-fall, Midwestern morning.
  • Monday, September 18, 2017 5:11 PM
  • A convoy of help
    Monday, September 18, 2017 5:08 PM
    I’ve lived in southwest Florida for 35 years, and for 35 years I have never seriously considered evacuating, though in 2004, hurricane Charlie made an abrupt turn that scared us to death.
  • ‘They just don’t make them like that’
    Monday, September 11, 2017 4:44 PM
    Diamond Lil took out an old brown notebook and started singing the handwritten, sweetly sentimental songs from the early 20th Century.
  • Monday, September 11, 2017 4:43 PM
  • Monday, September 11, 2017 4:42 PM
    Dear, dear friends: This isn’t going to be easy.
  • Monday, September 11, 2017 4:40 PM
    Ohhhhh, do I ever clearly remember the day I first heard of Pat O’Rourke–actually the first I read about Pat O’Rourke.
  • Monday, September 11, 2017 4:38 PM
    The citizens of Jo Daviess owe a great debt of gratitude to eight county residents who have dedicated six months of their lives to be of service to others, maybe for generations to come.
  • Lifetime memory
    Tuesday, September 05, 2017 2:19 PM
    There are interactions we all have with others that we never forget. . .those thoughtful, caring, touching moments which somehow captivate our souls.
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  • Monday, September 18, 2017 5:54 PM
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  • Monday, September 18, 2017 5:46 PM
    GALENA–On Friday, Sept. 29 the Potosi Foundation’s rolling bar will roll into Galena around 3 p.m., headed to Depot Park.
  • Monday, September 18, 2017 5:40 PM
    ELIZABETH–One of fall’s most popular vegetables is the winter squash.
  • Monday, September 18, 2017 5:40 PM
    FREEPORT–The Northwest Illinois Audubon Society is planning three events over the next two weeks.
  • Monday, September 18, 2017 5:37 PM
    GALENA–Elizabeth Mary Pape and Theresa Rosetta, singer/songwriters from Dubuque, Iowa, will be the featured performers at the Galena Center for the Arts on Thursday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. 
  • Monday, September 18, 2017 5:35 PM
    On Saturday Oct. 7 at 2 p.m., the Savanna Museum and Cultural Center will host a program on the history of the Savanna Army Depot. 
  • Big bucks
    Monday, September 18, 2017 5:24 PM
    GALENA–Students in Sarah Nack’s seventh grade math classes at Galena Middle School got a first hand look at the banking industry. 
  • Monday, September 18, 2017 5:23 PM
    FREEPORT–Highland Community College has announced a call for essays to be submitted to the 2018 Jane Addams Essay Contest.
  • Poe production
    Monday, September 18, 2017 5:22 PM
    GALENA–Scott McKinsey is excited.
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