GALENA–Galena City Hall is generating electricity, thanks to a grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation, which funded 60 percent of the cost of installing 115 solar panels on the roof of city hall.
GALENA–During the next two years, Galena resident Don Gereau will lead the Special Olympics Illinois Foundation to what he hopes are new heights.
GALENA–The second annual Corkless in Galena wine festival will take place on Saturday, June 25 from noon to 7 p.m. in Depot Park.
GALENA–Lehn M. Duhack, 32, Galena, and owner of the Cornerstone Bar, was charged by Galena Police on Thursday, June 16, with one count of aggravated assault, a class A misdemeanor.
GALENA–In a 4-2 split vote on Monday, June 13, the Galena City Council passed an amendment to the annexation agreement, permitting private septic systems to be utilized at Gateway Park subdivision.
GALENA–From July 8 through July 16, the Galena Festival of the Performing Arts will once again bring an exciting series of musical concerts to Galena for the enjoyment of the entire community.
GALENA–Thirty-five Jo Daviess County not-for-profit organizations received a total of $64,981.83 in grants at the 13th annual Jo Daviess County Country Fair Charities, Inc., grant presentation held on Thursday evening, June 16, at the Galena Elks Lodge.
National Newspaper Association President Chip Hutcheson, publisher of The Times-Leader in Princeton, Ky., this week expressed cautious optimism that introduction of a new postal reform bill in the United States House of Representatives would lead to a final legislation this year.
GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Health Department Board will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22, at the health department conference room.
GALENA–The contested project proposed by Grace Episcopal Church received a positive recommendation from the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) on Wednesday, June 8, in front of a gathered audience of about 40 people.
GALENA–The seventh annual Workshop golf outing was held at the Galena Golf Course on Thursday, June 2.
David Marcure of Woodbine and Jim Breed of Elizabeth were the two sole athletes from Jo Daviess County to compete in the 2016 Quad Cities Senior Olympics on Saturday, June 4 at Augustana College in Rock Island.
GALENA–Robbie Gould, leading scorer in Chicago Bears history and All Pro placekicker, made an appearance before about 100 guests at the North Course driving range at Eagle Ridge Inn & Resort on Saturday, June 4.
GALENA–Dan Dahlquist has no shortage of kind words and fantastic stories about his friend Leroy ‘Tyger’ Johnson, and rightly so.
CHARLESTON–On May 27 and 28 Caleb Flack of the Galena-East Dubuque-River Ridge (GEDRR) track team competed in the Illinois Class 2A boy’s state track meet held at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston.
STOCKTON–Registration is now open for two Stockton-related July 4 events, the Stockton 5k/10k and the Stockton 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament.
HANOVER–Tina Lynn Matson, 66, of Hanover, passed away Thursday, June 23, 2016, at Waverly Place, Stockton.
GALENA–Gladys L. Nath, 100, of Galena, passed away Thursday, June 23, 2016, at the Galena-Stauss Senior Care Community in Galena.
Visitation is from 5:00-8:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 26, at the Miller & Steinke Funeral Home in Galena.
Funeral services will be held Monday, June 27, at the Miller and Steinke Funeral Home in Galena, with the Rev. Stacy Cavanaugh officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Galena.
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GALENA–Betty Lou Stark, 84, of Galena, passed away, Monday, June 20, 2016, at Ennoble Manor Care Center, Dubuque, Iowa.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 2, at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena. Friends may call after 9 a.m. until time of services. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Galena.
Online condolences maybe left at furlongfuneralchapel.com.
ROCKFORD–Elaine Frances Houy Boutin, 74, of Rockford, died Friday, June 17, 2016, at OSF Saint Anthony Hospital, Rockford, taken too quickly from her loved ones after succumbing to cancer.
Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 21, at Holy Family Catholic Church which will be celebrated by Elaine’s cousin, The Most Reverend John R. Manz, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago. Interment will be held privately at Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Cancer Society.
DUBUQUE, Iowa–Ralph G. “Bud” Schoenhard, 88, of 1001 Assissi Drive, Dubuque, Iowa, formerly of East Dubuque and Scales Mound, died Saturday, June 18, 2016, at home.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22, at the Miller and Steinke Funeral Home in Scales Mound. Private family burial will be at Holy Trinity Cemetery in Scales Mound following the visitation.
Memorials may be donated to Hospice of Dubuque.
On Thursday, June 16, Scott Lawlor, my dear, sweet mother, and I boarded a pontoon boat at Ferry Landing in search of a bit of history.
A press release from Jo-Carroll Energy this week hits home an important lesson and reminded me of three threatening telephone calls Sarah and I received during the previous week.
GALENA–Friends of Galena Public Library is still looking for donations of gently used books for the annual pre-owned book sale.
Pete and Janet Kieffer, Galena, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 25.
Harold and Jane Foecking, Galena, will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on June 22.
The engagement of Abigail Schafer, West Liberty, Iowa, and Jerry Meade, West Liberty, is being announced.