• Slow down

    GALENA–The rolling hills of Galena are part of the natural beauty in the area, but those same hills make for dangerous areas when it comes to driving.

  • A well-deserved welcome home

    GALENA–The Vietnam Veterans Chapter 928 held its second annual Welcome Home dinner at the Ramada Galena on Saturday, April 16, with guest speaker retired Army Sgt. Allen Lynch, Medal of Honor recipient.

  • Students honored for their poetry and art
    GALENA–The Anwar family is announcing this year’s recipients of the ninth annual Euleila Awards for Poetry and Art at Galena High School. 
  • Celebrating success

    WOODBINE–Thanks to Highland Community College, the Tri-County Economic Development Alliance (TCEDA) and numerous sponsors, graduates of the Jo Daviess County Leadership Forum gathered to celebrate the program’s 15th anniversary at a NextGen breakfast.

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  • Tuesday, April 26, 2016 2:36 PM
    GALENA–The Galena High School Journalism Team took second place at sectionals on Saturday, April 23 at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb.
  • Tuesday, April 26, 2016 2:25 PM
    GALENA–The Miners Lodge will be hosting its next all-you-can-eat monthly breakfast on Sunday, May 1.
  • Tuesday, April 26, 2016 1:40 PM

    GALENA–Formation of the new Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) continues with the election of directors and issuance of ballots to eligible voters on Friday, April 15.

  • Tuesday, April 26, 2016 1:37 PM

    GALENA–For those who look forward each spring to the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society’s Cemetery Walk, or for those who’ve never attended but would love to step back in time and learn the life stories of past Galenians, now’s your chance.

  • Tuesday, April 26, 2016 1:36 PM

    EAST DUBUQUE–The East Dubuque City Council unanimously approved its budget for the fiscal year starting May 1.

  • Tuesday, April 26, 2016 1:24 PM

    FREEPORT–The Northwest Illinois Audubon Society is planning three events in May.

  • Planting a new church in Galena
    Tuesday, April 26, 2016 12:22 PM
    GALENA–The Rev. Tim Swigart was in high school when he first felt called to ministry.
  • Tuesday, April 26, 2016 12:16 PM

    GALENA–With six months of meetings behind them, the city of Galena’s deer committee decided Wednesday, April 20 that it’s time for an interim report to the Galena City Council.

  • Country Financial honors Joe Miller
    Tuesday, April 26, 2016 11:24 AM

    Country Financial representative Joe Miller of Galena has earned a position on the insurance group’s distinguished All American team.

  • Tuesday, April 26, 2016 11:15 AM

    SCALES MOUND–Dr. William Caron, Scales Mound superintendent, informed the school board on Monday, April 18, the district’s financial rating remained at the highest level in all categories.

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  • Pirates defeat Iowa-Grant
    Tuesday, April 26, 2016 11:37 AM
    GALENA–The Galena Pirates arrived at Wienen Field long before their 9 a.m. start time against the Iowa-Grant Panthers.
  • Galena-River River Ridge falls to Dodgers
    Tuesday, April 26, 2016 11:31 AM

    GALENA– The Galena-River Ridge (GRR) girls soccer team dropped a tough match on Thursday, April 21 to the Dodgeville-Mineral Point Dodgers by a score of 3-1.

  • Galena-River Ridge-East Dubuque win at Byron
    Tuesday, April 26, 2016 11:29 AM

    BYRON– The Galena-River Ridge-East Dubuque (GRRED) girls track team won the 2016 Byron Girl’s Invite on Thursday, April 21.

  • Tuesday, April 26, 2016 11:27 AM
  • Freeport Aquin defeat the stumbling Wildcats
    Tuesday, April 19, 2016 11:11 AM

    HANOVER–In what might turn out to be the last baseball game of the year with temperatures in the low 50s, The River Ridge-Scales Mound Wildcats struggled with gusty winds and numerous errors as they were defeated by the Freeport Aquin Bulldogs on Monday, April 11.

  • Pirates soccer split between Prairie du Chien and Orion
    Tuesday, April 19, 2016 11:08 AM

    The Galena-River Ridge girls soccer team won at home 2-0 against the Prairie du Chien Blackhawks on Tuesday, April 12 and lost at home 9-0 to the Orion Chargers on Friday, April 15.

  • Hornets make a comeback against Warriors
    Tuesday, April 19, 2016 11:06 AM

    SCALES MOUND–The Scales Mound-River Ridge Hornets defeated the East Dubuque Lady Warriors on Thursday, April 14.

  • Chestnut ski team takes 5th in Steamboat
    Tuesday, April 19, 2016 11:05 AM
    STEAMBOAT, CO– On March 27, the Chestnut Mountain ski team took possession of the 5th place Resort Team competition trophy at the NASTAR Nationals in Steamboat, Colorado.
  • Honors for track coaches
    Tuesday, April 19, 2016 11:02 AM

    The Benton-Scales Mound-Shullsburg track and field squads honored three of their coaches at last week’s annual BSMS indoor meet.

  • Tuesday, April 19, 2016 10:58 AM
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  • Levon Jackman
    Thursday, April 28, 2016 1:39 PM

    FARGO, N.D.–Levon A. Jackman, 91, of Fargo, N.D. and Galena, died Feb. 5, 2016, with her family and husband by her side.

    A memorial service will be held in the spring at Grace Episcopal Church, Galena.

    Because of her lifetime love of cats, memorials can be sent to Cat’s Cradle Shelter, Inc., 9 Ninth Street South, Fargo, N.D. 58103. catscradleshelter.org.

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Vivian Hingtgen
    Thursday, April 28, 2016 1:31 PM

    KIELER, Wis.–Vivian M. Hingtgen, 86, of Kieler, Wis., passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, surrounded by her family.

    Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 30 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Kieler, with the Rev. Bernard Rott officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 4-8 p.m. at Miller Funeral Home in East Dubuque, with a parish scripture service being held at 3:45 p.m. Friends may also call from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. prior to the serivce at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church parish center in Kieler.

    Online condolences may be left for the family at millerfhed.com.

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Thursday, April 28, 2016 9:15 AM

    GALENA–Patricia A. Monahan, 82, of Galena, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2016, peacefully at home, surrounded by her family.

    Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 30, at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena, where friends may call after 10 a.m. at the funeral chapel. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Galena.

    Online condolences maybe left at furlongfuneralchapel.com.

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Stanley Nelson
    Wednesday, April 27, 2016 3:09 PM

    STOCKTON–We deeply mourn the loss of Stanley “Buck” Nelson, a most beautiful, generous and kind brother, uncle, and friend to all who knew him.

    A celebration of Buck’s life will be held on May 14, 2016, at the Apple River Event Center in Apple River, beginning at 12:00 p.m.

    Remembrances and condolences may be shared with his family at hermannfuneralhome.com.

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Fred Aide
    Wednesday, April 27, 2016 1:43 PM

    HAZEL GREEN, Wis.–Fred T. Aide, 92, of Hazel Green, Wis., passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday, April 25, 2016, at Epione Pavilion in Cuba City, Wis.

    A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 30 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Hazel Green, with the Rev. Ken Frisch officiating. Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday at the church. A private family burial will be held at a later date.

    The Haudenshield Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Cuba City, Wis. is serving the family. 

    Online condolences may be left for the family at haudenshieldfuneralhome.com.

    Click on name above for more information.

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  • Consider becoming a host family
    Tuesday, April 26, 2016 2:23 PM
    There is an opportunity awaiting you if you’re open for grasping it.
  • Three things for this week
    Tuesday, April 26, 2016 2:19 PM

    There are three things you need to be tuned into this week: The Thin Man at the Galena Center for the Arts; your last chance to vote for board members for the Galena DMO; and you can give a full-ride scholarship to a deserving Galena senior, Matt Teply.

  • Tuesday, April 26, 2016 2:17 PM

    In the year of our Lord, 1941, if you chanced to mention the Mississippi River to an East Dubuquer, three things may well have been claimed for that river: its sizeable beach for swimmers, its bridges and the tow boats running on the river daily.

  • Museum celebrates two big accomplishments
    Tuesday, April 26, 2016 2:14 PM
    The Galena Historical Society’s mission has always been to share history, but last week, Friday, April 15, we made it!
  • Fortunate to celebrate the arts
    Tuesday, April 26, 2016 2:10 PM
    Lopsided Time, is what I call it.
  • Tuesday, April 26, 2016 2:05 PM
  • Tuesday, April 19, 2016 11:20 AM
    It’s a good thing the fire marshal wasn’t attending the open house and ribbon cutting at the Galena and U.S. Grant Museum this past Friday night.
  • Tuesday, April 19, 2016 11:19 AM
  • Tuesday, April 19, 2016 11:18 AM
    Wendell Schroeder is one of those unique individuals who wears the title “river rat” as a badge of honor.
  • Tuesday, April 19, 2016 11:16 AM
    What is more perfect than a red tractor driven by a young boy across brown fields on a late afternoon in early spring?
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  • Stockwell features Grape Escape in book
    Tuesday, April 26, 2016 12:15 PM
    GALENA–Local author, Karen Stockwell, will be having a book release party at Miss Kitty’s Grape Escape on Sunday, May 1 from noon to 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 26, 2016 12:14 PM
    GALENA–It took 101 mom ‘n’ pop shops on an 1800s Main Street and the love of thousands of Galena fans but it’s happened.
  • Tuesday, April 26, 2016 12:11 PM
    EAST DUBUQUE–East Dubuque District Library is hosting a Money Smart week open and free to the public May 2-7.
  • First Birthday - Calvin Joseph Kaiser
    Tuesday, April 26, 2016 11:25 AM

    Calvin Joseph Kaiser, son of Corey and Jennifer Kaiser, Galena, celebrated his first birthday on April 2.

  • Tuesday, April 26, 2016 11:23 AM
    GALENA–With May 5 being the National Day of Prayer, Crossroads Community Church will hold a prayer service at 5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 26, 2016 11:17 AM

    ELIZABETH–The Elizabeth History Museum will host an open house on Saturday, May 7, to mark the beginning of its 2016 season and to introduce visitors to the museum’s new location at 110 E. Myrtle St. in downtown Elizabeth.

  • Tuesday, April 26, 2016 11:16 AM

    SINSINAWA, Wis.–Sinsinawa Mound is offering an evening focused on exploring the well-known and little-known complexities of hydraulic fracturing through firsthand experience, investigative journalism, storytelling and verse.

  • Tuesday, April 26, 2016 11:13 AM
    DERINDA–There will be a tea party in honor of Dorothy Ellinor by the Derinda Lutheran Church Relay for Life team.
  • Tuesday, April 26, 2016 11:10 AM

    GALENA–Illinois Bank & Trust will help kids in Jo Daviess County get a head start on their education through a unique reading service.

  • Tuesday, April 26, 2016 10:34 AM
    ELIZABETH–Today many people are looking to find healthier ways to live.
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