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  • At the head of the class

    HANOVER–Plaques and ceremonies aren’t the awards that matter to River Ridge’s Ed Curry.

  • Behind the Wheel
    Every once in a while Crystal Olson will pull her dump truck up to a stoplight and watch as people in the vehicle next to her glance up and do a double take. 
  • ‘I have a better life here’

    GALENA–Arturo Cuellar will never forget the dead bodies he saw as he crossed the Rio Grande River to the U.S.

  • West Galena Dairy sleigh comes home

    ELIZABETH–There were some intense moments on Saturday, July 1 at Stenzel Auction in Cambridge as the bidding got underway for a unique piece of history.

  • The sale is official
    GALENA–It’s official.
  • Grand marshal

    ELIZABETH–It seems only fitting that someone who has called Elizabeth home since 1941 and worked on Main Street for over 60 years would play a prominent role in one of the community’s most important events.

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  • Monday, July 17, 2017 7:09 PM

    GALENA–Registration for Galena School District families who have students returning for the 2017-18 school year will be essentially the same as past years.

  • Monday, July 17, 2017 7:03 PM

    GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Board approved the first transfer of funds to the county’s sole tourism promotion entity, Greater Galena Marketing, Inc. (GGMI).

  • Monday, July 17, 2017 6:55 PM

    GALENA–Need information on Medicare, Medicaid, tax freezes, prescription drug savings or other benefit programs?

  • Monday, July 17, 2017 6:54 PM

    GALENA–It’s not going to be a simple job to remove a large dead elm tree positioned partially on city property and partially on private property at 505 Meeker St., and the bid amount proved that point.

  • Monday, July 17, 2017 6:45 PM

    DUBUQUE, Iowa–Set Free Dubuque, a non-profit organization working to stop human trafficking in the tri-state area will offer a Walk to Set Free on Sunday, July 30.

  • Monday, July 17, 2017 6:44 PM

    STOCKTON–A free Take Charge of Your Health, Live Well, Be Well workshop, presented by Stanford University-trained leaders, will be held at Volunteer Hospice of Northwest Illinois, 105 S. Main St., Stockton, beginning on Tuesday, Aug. 15 at 1 p.m.

  • Monday, July 17, 2017 6:41 PM

    ELIZABETH–The 97th annual Elizabeth Community Fair, “Country Pride Community Wide,” will offer family fun July 21-23.

  • Monday, July 17, 2017 6:40 PM
  • Monday, July 10, 2017 7:51 PM
    GALENA–Midwest Medical Center (MMC) officials recently applied for a $33.2 million loan through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). 
  • Monday, July 10, 2017 7:51 PM
    WASHINGTON, DC–Rep. Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced a $1,304,469 grant for the Northwestern Illinois Community Action Agency to operate its Head Start program.
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  • Medalists
    Monday, July 17, 2017 7:29 PM

    MADISON, Wis.–Four local figure skaters who train at the Mystique Ice Center in Dubuque skated to victory on Saturday, July 8 at the Badger Classic Skating Competition.

  • Monday, July 17, 2017 7:29 PM

    THE GALENA TERRITORY–A new event is coming to The Galena Territory.

  • 2017 city golf tournament
    Monday, July 17, 2017 7:27 PM

    GALENA–The second annual Galena city golf championship will be held Saturday and Sunday, July 22 and 23 at Eagle Ridge Inn’s North Course and the Galena Golf Club.

  • Familiar faces at summer basketball camp
    Monday, July 17, 2017 7:23 PM

    GALENA–As we roll in to the middle of July with most students thinking about almost anything but school, the annual Galena summer basketball camp took place Wednesday through Friday, July 12-14, and basketball was front and center for Galena’s new varsity basketball coach, Nate Bingham.

  • Monday, July 10, 2017 7:35 PM
  • Surviving Buck Hill
    Monday, July 10, 2017 7:30 PM
    GALENA–Ideal weather conditions greeted approximately 75 runners and 25 walkers to kick off the Galena Fourth of July festivities at the annual Buck Hill Run and Chalk Walk on Tuesday, July 4 in Galena Recreation Park.
  • Winning experience
    Monday, July 03, 2017 7:37 PM
    GALENA–Summer baseball is serious business for Coach Mike Benson and his staff as they push in to the mid season with Galena’s seventh and eighth grade baseball club. 
  • Scales Mound superheroes
    Monday, June 26, 2017 6:22 PM
    SCALES MOUND–An early morning run through Scales Mound was just what Jeremy Shireman and Jeremy Koehler had in mind on Saturday, June 24.
  • Cheerleading camp
    Monday, June 26, 2017 6:21 PM
    With the support and help from GHS Booster Club, the Galena High School cheerleading team attended the Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) Cheer Camp in Pearl City on June 13, 14 and 15.
  • Monday, June 19, 2017 5:17 PM
    STOCKTON–Stockton is planning two summer athletic events as part of its July 4 celebration. 
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  • Alan C. Williams
    Monday, July 17, 2017 1:59 PM

    SCALES MOUND–Alan C. Williams, 92, of rural Scales Mound, passed away at 11:35 p.m. Thursday, July 13, 2017, at the Lena Living Center, Lena.

    Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 18, at the Miller and Steinke Funeral Home in Scales Mound, with Pastor Janice Diefenthaler officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Warren.

    Visitation will be after 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday until the time of service at the funeral home.

    An Alan C. Williams memorial fund has been established for the Veterans Honor Flight Program and FHN Hospice.

    Online condolences may be left for the family at

    Click on name above for more information.

  • George A. Iwanski
    Friday, July 14, 2017 3:28 PM

    ELIZABETH–George A. Iwanski, 87, of Elizabeth, passed away peacefully Thursday, July 13, 2017, at home.

    A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, July 21, at the Church of St. Mary in Elizabeth, with the Rev. Dennis Morrissy as Celebrant. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Hanover.

    Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m., Thursday, July 20, at the Law-Jones Funeral Home in Elizabeth.

    Friends and family are invited to share in George’s life at

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Friday, July 14, 2017 3:19 PM

    FREEPORT–Richard “Dick” Jahnke, Freeport, was born on Aug. 12, 1927, passed away on July 13, 2017, at the age of 89.

    A celebration of Richard’s life will be held at a later date.

    Please consider a donation to the Alzheimer’s Foundation.

    Condolences may be shared at

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Thursday, July 13, 2017 11:11 AM

    ELGIN–Charlotte M. Wolfe, 98, of Elgin, passed away Monday, July 3, 2017, in her home.

    A private burial was held at Greenwood Cemetery, Galena. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Elgin. For information call 847-741-8800 or

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Glenn F. Reedy
    Tuesday, July 11, 2017 3:13 PM

    GALENA–Glenn F. Reedy, 69, of Galena, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, July 11, 2017.

    A celebration of Glenn’s life will be held at a future date. In keeping with his wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. The Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena is assisting the family.

    Online condolences maybe left at

    Click on name above for more information.

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  • Finding peace in 40 days of silence
    Monday, July 17, 2017 6:52 PM
    have just returned from what was a transformative journey. 
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  • Monday, July 17, 2017 6:51 PM
    One of the issues that we’re passionate about here at The Galena Gazette is government access.
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  • Hospitality
    Monday, July 10, 2017 7:38 PM
    There is no question about it. 
  • Sad sights–sad sites
    Monday, July 10, 2017 7:36 PM
    Picture this. 
  • Monday, July 03, 2017 6:55 PM
  • Monday, July 03, 2017 6:51 PM
    The quote of the week, especially this July 4 holiday week, is: “It was like coming to paradise–a life saver.”
  • Monday, June 26, 2017 5:33 PM
    All public bodies in Illinois are required to produce in advance and make available to the public an agenda for all public meetings.
  • A colorful week!!
    Monday, June 26, 2017 5:28 PM
    To say that last week was a colorful week in these parts is indeed an understatement and this coming week appears to be just as colorful. . .if all goes according to plan.
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  • Monday, July 17, 2017 7:31 PM

    JO DAVIESS COUNTY–The first meeting of the permanent board of directors of the Community Foundation of Jo Daviess County will be at 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 25 at Woodbine Bend Golf Course & Restaurant.

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  • Arts alliance hands out three scholarships
    Monday, July 17, 2017 7:17 PM

    GALENA–The Galena Cultural Arts Alliance announces that it has awarded $500 scholarships to Luc Pham, Julia Lieb and Caroline Kuzniar.

  • Wedding: Nguyen-Young
    Monday, July 17, 2017 7:16 PM

    Phuong Lan Nguyen and Andrew Young were united in marriage on Saturday, May 27, in Ben Tre, Vietnam.

  • Engagement:
    Monday, July 17, 2017 7:14 PM

    The engagement of Lindsey Robyn Garnett and Timothy Gordon Tasch, both of Bolingbrook, is being announced.

  • Engagement: Kaiser-Stumpf
    Monday, July 17, 2017 7:13 PM


    The engagement of Kailyn Marie Kaiser, and Ross Alan Stumpf, both of Muscatine, Iowa, is being announced.

  • First Birthday: Ava Lynn Nolte
    Monday, July 17, 2017 7:12 PM

    Ava Lynn Nolte, daughter of Ashley Patterson, Scales Mound, celebrated her first birthday on Saturday, July 15.

  • Monday, July 17, 2017 7:11 PM

    FORRESTON–The Northwest Illinois Audubon Society will host a butterfly festival at Elkhorn Creek Biodiversity Preserve from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday, July 29.

  • Monday, July 17, 2017 7:07 PM

    STOCKTON–Attendees to Extension’s Late Summer Field Days can expect to see what the participating farms grow, their approach to growing their crops and what they have to offer to the public.

  • Songwriter’s Showcase to feature Dave Hummel
    Monday, July 17, 2017 7:06 PM
    GALENA–Galena Center for the Arts Songwriters Showcase will feature Dave Hummel on Thursday July 20 at 7 p.m.
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