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  • Devastating Blaze
    GALENA–Last Monday evening, Mark VanOsdol had just left a meeting in Stockton when he got the call: his house was on fire.
  • Emergency repairs

    GALENA–Galena School District facilities suffered yet another round of setbacks last week.

  • Wildcats go all out to show they care

    HANOVER–Over the summer, when Tammy Smith, a River Ridge high school special education teacher, saw a social media video about a Rockford school starting a clothing store, she tagged fellow staff members and got the conversation started.

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  • Monday, January 15, 2018 2:58 PM
    GALENA–The Galena Federation of Teachers (GFT) is taking exception to the Dec. 11 decision by Superintendent Greg Herbst to suspend  all clinics and workshops for supplemental stipend positions that don’t historically involve direct student participation.
  • Monday, January 15, 2018 2:44 PM
    GALENA–In keeping with the Jo Daviess County Health Department’s plan to move to Elizabeth and expand services, the county board approved payment on property during its meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 9.
  • Monday, January 15, 2018 2:43 PM
    ELIZABETH–Extension in Elizabeth announces the availability of applications for these scholarships: Ralph and Katherine Norris Scholarship, Floyd and Alice Bale Scholarship, Dairy Herd Improvement Scholarship, Home and Community Education Scholarship and the Dalgarn Family Scholarship.
  • Monday, January 15, 2018 2:38 PM
    JO DAVIESS COUNTY–Norovirus is the cause of 50 percent of all food borne illnesses. 
  • Monday, January 15, 2018 2:16 PM
    GALENA–The city of Galena responded on Jan. 2 to the letter from the Illinois Attorney General Public Access Counselor regarding a complaint from Galena resident Richard Pariser about the Dec. 11 city council meeting, during which Pariser was not permitted to speak during the public comment portion of the meeting.
  • Monday, January 15, 2018 2:14 PM
    GALENA–The city of Galena is applying to the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity for a $373,000 grant from the Community Development Block Grant program.
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  • In the running
    Monday, January 08, 2018 5:37 PM
    GALENA–The filing deadline for the November elections have passed and five county board seats do not have candidates.
  • Galena Litfest opens Jan. 13
    Monday, January 08, 2018 5:36 PM
    GALENA–On Saturday, Jan. 13, the Galena Public Library will host Galena LitFest, an all day event sponsored by the Friends of the Galena Public Library at the Desoto House Hotel.
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  • East Dubuque takes out Galena
    Monday, January 15, 2018 2:30 PM
    EAST DUBUQUE–Nobody will look back on this game and say it was a pretty competition.
  • River Ridge overpowers Warren
    Monday, January 15, 2018 2:28 PM
    HANOVER–The River Ridge Wildcats defeated the Warren Warriors on Wednesday, Jan. 10.
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  • Pirate Competitor of the Week: Henry Anderson
    Monday, January 15, 2018 2:21 PM
    Sophomore Boys Basketball player Henry Anderson is this week’s Pirate Competitor of the Week sponsored by Galena Culver’s and the Galena Gazette. 
  • Monday, January 15, 2018 2:20 PM
    GALENA–Galena High School FFA is holding its 2nd annual cake auction on Tuesday, Jan. 23 to support FFA and student organizations.
  • Defeating the undefeated
    Monday, January 08, 2018 5:11 PM
    EAST DUBUQUE–It’s a fair bet that when you hold an undefeated record, everyone’s going to be gunning for you. 
  • A ‘grand’ night for Pirates
    Monday, January 08, 2018 5:09 PM
    GALENA–Friday, Jan. 6 was designated “Blackout Night to Support the ARC” and Pirates fans donned their favorite black and filled Galena’s gymnasium to see the Pirates defeat the River Ridge-Scales Mound Wildcats (RRSM), but also to witness history.
  • Pirate Competitor of the Week: Corrina Noble
    Monday, January 08, 2018 5:06 PM
    Freshman Corrina Noble is this week’s Pirate Competitor of the Week sponsored by Galena Culver’s and the Galena Gazette. 
  • Monday, January 08, 2018 5:05 PM
  • Chestnut team takes 3rd place
    Monday, January 08, 2018 5:04 PM
    GALENA–The Chestnut Mountain ski team took 3rd place at the WIJARA ski race at Chestnut Mountain Resort, held Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 6-7.
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  • Gertrude M. Klopf
    Monday, January 15, 2018 2:08 PM

    STOCKTON–Gertrude M. Klopf, 88, Stockton, passed away Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 at FHN Memorial Hospital in Freeport.

    The funeral service will be held Wednesday, Jan. 17 at 11 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church in Stockton, with a visitation before the service beginning at 10 a.m. Interment will take place at Ladies Union Cemetery in Stockton.

    A memorial fund has been established for Safe Haven Humane Society in Elizabeth, and for Christ Lutheran Church. Condolences may be shared at

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  • Monday, January 15, 2018 1:23 PM

    ELIZABETH–Joan “Jo Ann” Olmsted, 87, of Elizabeth, passed away Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, at the Elizabeth Nursing Home in Elizabeth.

    Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, at Law-Jones Funeral Home, Elizabeth. A memorial visitation will be held from 1-3 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial of ashes will take place at a later date.

  • Nancy Kay Meneguin
    Monday, January 15, 2018 1:22 PM

    GALENA–Nancy Kay Meneguin, 79, Galena, passed away peacefully Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 at Galena Stauss Senior Care Community.

    Funeral service will be 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena where friends may call after 9 a.m., until time of service. Burial will be in St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery, Galena.

    Online condolences may be left at

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  • Shirley Wasmund
    Monday, January 15, 2018 12:21 PM

    GALENA–Shirley Wasmund, 78, Galena, passed away Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 at Galena Stauss Senior Community.

    Friends may gather from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena. Burial will be held at a later date. Cremation rites have been accorded.

    Online condolences may be left at

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  • Edward “Ed” C. Sanderson
    Tuesday, January 09, 2018 4:10 PM

    GALENA–Edward “Ed” C. Sanderson, 88, lifetime resident of Galena, passed away Monday, Jan.  8, 2018 at Galena Stauss Senior Care Community surrounded by his loving family.

    Funeral mass will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Galena. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 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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  • Compare your air travel options
    Monday, January 15, 2018 2:06 PM
    Air travel in 2016 was at an all-time high. 
  • Monday, January 15, 2018 2:04 PM
    A democracy depends on the education of its people to thrive.
  • Monday, January 15, 2018 2:01 PM
    If I could share one message for this nation’s leaders, for the world’s leaders, it would be this: Words matter. 
  • Days gone by
    Monday, January 08, 2018 5:21 PM
    Cleaning my desk here is often scary. 
  • Faces stare out of history
    Monday, January 08, 2018 5:19 PM
    Their young faces stare out at us from pictures taken in the early 20th century. 
  • Monday, January 08, 2018 5:18 PM
  • We speak a language of love
    Tuesday, January 02, 2018 8:39 AM
    Join me on a journey down a jungle river in Colombia. 
  • Tuesday, January 02, 2018 8:37 AM
    During my 38-plus years here, I’ve seen area residents put incredible effort into an initiative or into brainstorming and yet nothing substantive happens. 
  • What’s happening at the Thomson prison?
    Tuesday, December 26, 2017 9:39 AM
    Approximately 40 miles south of Galena in neighboring Carroll County, the town of Thomson, population 590, is the site of the most unused prison in the U.S. In 1998, Gov. Jim Edgar determined that current state prisons would not be capable of housing the increasing number of inmates and additional facilities would be needed.
  • Tuesday, December 26, 2017 9:35 AM
    As children of the military, we joined other children on the base for the Christmas celebrations. My father was often the hospital commander. We were Jewish kids at Christmas. We felt at home with the trees, Santa and presents. We figured those celebrations were simply American. What did we know then of the separation of church and state?
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  • Songwriters Showcase features River Glen
    Monday, January 15, 2018 2:52 PM
    GALENA–The Galena Center for the Arts will feature River Glen at the Songwriter Showcase on Thursday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m.
  • Monday, January 15, 2018 2:51 PM
    ELIZABETH–Super blue blood lunar eclipse!
  • Monday, January 15, 2018 2:49 PM
    ELIZABETH–University of Illinois Commercial Agriculture Educator Teresa Steckler will present “Sheep and Goats: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly,” Thursday, March 8, 6-8 p.m., at the Elizabeth Community Building.
  • Monday, January 15, 2018 2:41 PM
    ELIZABETH–University of Illinois Extension Local Foods and Small Farms Educator Grant McCarty is all set for Apple Tree Pruning 2.0. 
  • Monday, January 15, 2018 2:40 PM
  • First birthday: Everly Rose Honerbaum
    Monday, January 15, 2018 2:37 PM
    Everly Rose Honerbaum, daughter of Scott and Christine Honerbaum, Elizabeth, will celebrate her first birthday on Jan. 26.
  • Card shower: Calvin Menzemer
    Monday, January 15, 2018 2:36 PM
    Calvin Menzemer will celebrate his 90th on Jan. 31.
  • Monday, January 15, 2018 2:35 PM
    GALENA–On Saturday, Jan. 20 at 2 p.m., the Galena Public Library will screen the documentary film “The Islands and the Whales.”
  • Monday, January 15, 2018 2:33 PM
    SINSINAWA, Wis.–The 2018 Tri-State Local Food Summit, “Celebrating Social and Ecological Justice in the Heartland,” will be held at Sinsinawa Mound, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 10.
  • Monday, January 15, 2018 2:32 PM
    HANOVER–Seventh and eighth grade students at River Ridge School recently participated in the annual Hanover VFW Ladies Auxiliary essay contest. The students wrote on the theme “America’s Gift to Me.”
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