• Retiring after 43 years
    APPLE RIVER–As a youngster growing up in Warren, Steve Meyer visited Apple River Canyon State Park for picnics with his family.
  • Catching some rays

    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.

  • Establishing a strong foundation

    GALENA–During the next two years, Galena resident Don Gereau will lead the Special Olympics Illinois Foundation to what he hopes are new heights.

  • One for the team
    GALENA–Each weekday morning, Joe Bartch arrives at his job at Culver’s of Galena ready to work.
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  • Tuesday, June 21, 2016 1:53 PM

    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.

  • Tuesday, June 21, 2016 1:52 PM

    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.

  • Tuesday, June 21, 2016 1:34 PM

    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.

  • Tuesday, June 21, 2016 1:26 PM
    GALENA–Jo Daviess County is preparing to install the Next-Generation 911 (NG-911) system.
  • Hospital promotes Wamsley to CFO
    Tuesday, June 21, 2016 1:24 PM
    GALENA–Marie Wamsley of Midwest Medical Center has been promoted to chief financial officer, effective May 2016.
  • Exciting concerts planned for festival
    Tuesday, June 21, 2016 12:09 PM

    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.

  • Country Fair awards $64,982 in grants
    Tuesday, June 21, 2016 12:07 PM

    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.

  • Tuesday, June 21, 2016 11:56 AM

    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.

  • Tuesday, June 21, 2016 11:46 AM

    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.

  • Tuesday, June 14, 2016 3:10 PM

    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.

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  • Podium finish for Father’s Day
    Tuesday, June 21, 2016 1:33 PM
    WALNUT–Wienen Motorsports/Yamaha/Maxxis/SSi Decals/Walsh Racecraft/FLY Racing’s Chad Wienen led the points race into Walnut on Saturday, June 18 for a race at the Sunset Ridge ATVMX National.
  • Summer concessions proceeds go to local organizations
    Tuesday, June 21, 2016 1:31 PM
    GALENA–This summer, the benefits of baseball extend beyond the field to the community.
  • Tuesday, June 21, 2016 1:28 PM
    This past week the annual Galena junior golf camp was held at the Galena Golf Club. 50 participants worked on putting, chipping, long irons and driving throughout the week.
  • Hillinois Omnium bike race finds its groove
    Tuesday, June 14, 2016 1:57 PM
    If you were out and about anywhere near Elizabeth this weekend, June 11-12, you would have seen a lot of road bicycles. . .a lot of them.
  • 7th annual Workshop golf outing
    Tuesday, June 14, 2016 1:56 PM

    GALENA–The seventh annual Workshop golf outing was held at the Galena Golf Course on Thursday, June 2.

  • Runners medal in QC Senior Olympics
    Tuesday, June 14, 2016 1:55 PM

    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.

  • Robbie Gould kicks off the golf season
    Tuesday, June 07, 2016 2:14 PM

    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.

  • In recognition of a friend
    Tuesday, June 07, 2016 2:12 PM

    GALENA–Dan Dahlquist has no shortage of kind words and fantastic stories about his friend Leroy ‘Tyger’ Johnson, and rightly so.

  • Flack competes at state track meet
    Tuesday, June 07, 2016 2:04 PM

    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.

  • Tuesday, June 07, 2016 2:02 PM

    STOCKTON–Registration is now open for two Stockton-related July 4 events, the Stockton 5k/10k and the Stockton 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament.

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  • Friday, June 24, 2016 2:41 PM

    HANOVER–Tina Lynn Matson, 66, of Hanover, passed away Thursday, June 23, 2016, at Waverly Place, Stockton.

  • Gladys Nath
    Friday, June 24, 2016 2:34 PM

    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.

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Betty Lou Stark
    Wednesday, June 22, 2016 2:16 PM

    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.

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Elaine Boutin
    Monday, June 20, 2016 3:58 PM

    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.

    Fitzgerald Funeral Home and Crematory assisted the family. Extend online condolences at: fitzgeraldfh.com.

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Ralph Schoenhard
    Monday, June 20, 2016 3:55 PM

    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.

    Online condolences maybe left for the family at millerfhed.com.

    Click on name above for more information.

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  • History on the river
    Tuesday, June 21, 2016 1:47 PM

    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.

  • Tuesday, June 21, 2016 1:45 PM
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    We do not have to travel to the far corners of the earth to wake up filled with gratitude at the miracles which surround us: the birds which sing at dawn promising a new day; our bodies which have so many wondrously complex systems busily doing what they do as we go about our days; the shifting of the seasons as our tiny planet orbits our sun so that life as we know it can abound in all its diversity.
  • Tuesday, June 21, 2016 1:43 PM
    My memories of my dad are a source of fondness, dedication and fun.
  • Tuesday, June 21, 2016 1:41 PM
    There are less than two weeks left of the current fiscal year and again the legislature’s day in Springfield was cancelled by Speaker Madigan. 
  • Tuesday, June 14, 2016 2:57 PM

    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.

  • Tuesday, June 14, 2016 2:56 PM
    Memorial Day. Small town America takes it very personally.
  • Tuesday, June 14, 2016 2:50 PM
  • Tuesday, June 14, 2016 2:46 PM
    "I was just cleaning our tombstone here."
  • Tuesday, June 14, 2016 2:30 PM
    Today I would like to tell you what we had achieved in the Capitol over the past week, but unfortunately Speaker Madigan cancelled our day to meet.
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  • Tuesday, June 21, 2016 1:51 PM
    GALENA–Volunteer Hospice of Northwest Illinois is starting its new season for the hospice New View bereavement support program on Monday, June 27.
  • Book-reading touchdown!
    Tuesday, June 21, 2016 1:19 PM
    GALENA–On June 14 only two weeks into #GalenaReads, the unexpected happened.
  • Tuesday, June 21, 2016 1:18 PM

    GALENA–Friends of Galena Public Library is still looking for donations of gently used books for the annual pre-owned book sale.

  • Tuesday, June 21, 2016 1:13 PM
  • Anniversary - The Kieffers
    Tuesday, June 21, 2016 12:18 PM

    Pete and Janet Kieffer, Galena, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 25.

  • Anniversary - The Foeckings
    Tuesday, June 21, 2016 12:17 PM

    Harold and Jane Foecking, Galena, will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on June 22.

  • Engagement - Schafer-Meade
    Tuesday, June 21, 2016 12:15 PM

    The engagement of Abigail Schafer, West Liberty, Iowa, and Jerry Meade, West Liberty, is being announced.

  • Tuesday, June 21, 2016 11:55 AM
    SINSINAWA, Wis.–As part of their celebration of the 800th Jubilee of the Order of Preachers, the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa will host a Jubilee lecture by Don Goergen, OP, Ph.D., a Dominican priest, teacher, lecturer and author on Saturday, June 18.
  • Tuesday, June 21, 2016 11:53 AM
    SINSINAWA, Wis.–Bang Lang Do and friends are performing at the Wednesday, July 6, Summer Organ Concert at Sinsinawa Mound.
  • Hello Galena! to feature Karen Stockwell
    Tuesday, June 21, 2016 11:51 AM
    GALENA–Hello Galena! announces Karen Stockwell as the June featured artist.
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