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  • Taking their music on the road
    GALENA–When Lauren Knuckey and Tyler Conzett walked across the stage at the 2015 Galena High School graduation, they had no idea that they’d one day have the opportunity to return to their alma mater to share their love of music with their hometown community.
  • ‘Never Again’
    GALENA–The front doors of Galena High School were pushed open at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, as 180 students walked out of the building, joining for 17 minutes with fellow students from around the country in the National School Walkout.
  • Happy Pi Day
    GALENA–Circular snacks, reciting the digits of Pi, clever shirts and fun math activities.
  • Committee talks phasing
    GALENA–The possibility of phasing school facilities’ improvements in the Galena School District gained traction last spring during the weeks leading up to the failure of the second referendum.
  • Sending a helping hand
    GALENA–815,000,000 malnourished people in need, 10,000 meals contributed to the cause, 200 students all working toward one mission: to end world hunger.
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  • Monica Schumacher
    Monday, March 19, 2018 3:31 PM

    ELIZABETH–Monica Schumacher, 91, Elizabeth, passed away Saturday, March 17, 2018, at Galena Stauss Senior Care Community.

    A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 23, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Elizabeth. Burial will be in the Elizabeth Cemetery. Visitation will be held 4-8 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at the Law-Jones Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Family and friends are invited to share in Monica’s life at

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  • Emmett Engel
    Monday, March 19, 2018 3:01 PM

    LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz.–Emmett Joseph Engel, 73, formerly of Hanover, passed away at Havasu Regional Medical Center on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018.

    A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 24, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Law Jones Funeral Home, 309 Chicago Ave, Savanna.

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  • Delbert C. Cotten
    Monday, March 19, 2018 2:14 PM

    ELIZABETH–Delbert C. Cotten, 90, Elizabeth, passed away March 17, 2018.

    Visitation will be Tuesday, March 20, from 3-9 p.m. and Wednesday morning from 9-10 a.m. at Markiewicz Funeral Home, P.C., 108 Illinois St., Lemont. Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Mt. Vernon Memorial Estates. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of Dubuque, 1670 JFK Rd, Dubuque, IA 52002.

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  • Patrick M. “Mike” Farrell
    Friday, March 16, 2018 9:25 AM

    GALENA–Patrick M.“Mike” Farrell, 71, Galena, passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at Midwest Medical Center, Galena.

    Funeral Mass will be 11 a.m., Thursday, March 22, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Galena. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m on Wednesday, March 21 at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena, where a parish rosary will be recited at 4 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery, where military honors will be accorded graveside by Galena VFW Post 2665 and American Legion Post 193.

    Online condolences may be left at

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  • Iola Cline
    Wednesday, March 14, 2018 10:15 AM

    APPLE RIVER–Iola M. Cline, 96, passed away Tuesday, Feb., 27, 2018 at the Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County, Darlington, Wis.

    A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 24, at the Apple River United Methodist Church in Apple River. A visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of service at the church. Pastor Libby Rutherford will officiate the services. Cremation rites have been accorded. Private family burial will be at a later date.

    In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in her name for the Apple River United Methodist Church.

    Condolences may be sent to the family at

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  • Students exercise their right to Assemble
    Monday, March 19, 2018 5:36 PM
    On Sept. 25, 1789, the states received the Bill of Rights, the first 10 amendments to the constitution, for ratification.
  • Monday, March 19, 2018 5:30 PM
    Last week, Galena Elks members were front and center for their contribution to the community.
  • Update on what it’s like at Gitmo today
    Monday, March 19, 2018 5:26 PM
    In this year’s annual State of the Union Address made by President Trump was the following brief comment, “So today I am keeping another promise. I just signed an order directing Secretary Mattis to reexamine our military detention policy and to keep open the detention facilities at Guantanamo Bay.” 
  • Celebrating her strength and artistry
    Monday, March 19, 2018 5:24 PM
    Amanda Kevern celebrates her belly. 
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  • Monday, March 12, 2018 7:27 PM
    Gavin Doyle. . .on a normal day his enthusiasm for life might be the most infectious here in Galena–in Jo Daviess County–in the tri-state area–in Illinois–in the United States–ahh, heck. . .in the world!!!
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    joined the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society staff over five years ago. 
  • Sewing a garment of non-violent love
    Monday, March 12, 2018 7:23 PM
    My mother used to sew our clothing when we were very small.
  • Tuesday, March 06, 2018 10:50 AM
    The Galena business community will be out in full force this coming Saturday, March 10, as the Galena Area Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual Business Showcase.
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