• Tuesday, May 24, 2016 12:48 PM
    GALENA–The Galena Public Library is putting a spin on its summer reading: #GalenaReads.
  • Tuesday, May 24, 2016 12:25 PM
    GALENA–Five Galena High School seniors have received $500 scholarships from the Galena Education Foundation.
  • Tuesday, May 24, 2016 12:22 PM
  • Engagement - Schlarmann-Altfillisch
    Tuesday, May 24, 2016 12:21 PM

    The engagement of Kelly J. Schlarmann, Urbana, and Zachary J. Altfillisch, Urbana, is being announced.

  • First Birthday - Aria Donnamae Randecker
    Tuesday, May 24, 2016 12:19 PM

    Aria Donnamae Randecker, daughter of Hannah Randecker, Galena, will celebrate her first birthday May 25.

  • First Birthday - Liam Mason Suess
    Tuesday, May 24, 2016 11:58 AM

    Liam Mason Suess, son of Josh and Tara Suess, Galena, celebrated his first birthday on May 20.

  • Tuesday, May 24, 2016 11:41 AM
    GALENA–Galena Center for the Arts presents a double feature of historic horror movies on Thursday, May 26, in the center’s performance space.
  • Tuesday, May 24, 2016 11:39 AM

    ELIZABETH–As the last frost leaves our area and warm season crops are planted, the start of the farmers market season begins in Jo Daviess County.

  • JDCF plans Galena Gateway Park walking tour
    Tuesday, May 24, 2016 11:33 AM
    GALENA: Have you ever wondered what a guided tour of the city of Galena’s Gateway Park would be like?
  • Tuesday, May 24, 2016 11:23 AM
    MT. CARROLL–Twenty-four local teens, including Thomas Eden, Stockton, and Alex Haas, Elizabeth, will soon be serving as 4-H Camp counselors for over 140 youth for five days and four nights.
  • Tuesday, May 24, 2016 11:22 AM
    LENA–Citizens State Bank is pleased to announce, for the first time in their history, a female agriculture lender has joined the organization.
  • Tuesday, May 24, 2016 11:12 AM
    WARREN–The Jo Daviess County Association for Home and Community Education (HCE) held its 81st annual meeting on April 27 at the Warren Community Building, Warren.
  • Tuesday, May 24, 2016 11:08 AM

    MOUNT CARROLL–Mount Carroll’s 35th annual Mayfest Music & Arts Festival is scheduled for Memorial Day weekend, beginning Friday night, May 27, and continuing through Sunday night, May 29.

  • Juliani returns to Galena
    Tuesday, May 24, 2016 11:04 AM

    GALENA–The Juliani Ensemble returns to Galena on Thursday, June 16, for a concert at the Washburne House.

  • Tuesday, May 24, 2016 11:03 AM
    THOMSON–Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge is sponsoring free smartphone photography workshops for all ages that are new to the smartphone technology.
  • Tuesday, May 24, 2016 10:58 AM
    ELIZABETH–Just about every dish tastes better with fresh herbs–and there’s no better way to get fresh herbs than to grow them yourself.
  • Tuesday, May 24, 2016 10:56 AM

    HANOVER–Join the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF) and Field Museum Collections Specialist Jim Louderman on Saturday, June 4 for a survey of nighttime insects at Wapello Land & Water Reserve.

  • Tuesday, May 17, 2016 1:33 PM

    FREEPORT–The Galena Center for the Arts and the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society are the recipients of arts grants through the Freeport Art Museum.

  • Tuesday, May 17, 2016 1:33 PM

    On Saturday, May 21, the Galena Marketplace moves back to the Old Market House State Historic Site lawn from 7 a.m. to noon.

  • Second at state
    Tuesday, May 17, 2016 1:05 PM

    GALENA–Ian Williams, a Galena High School senior, took second in the state in radio news writing at the Illinois High School Association State Journalism Competition at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston on Saturday, April 30.

  • HCE makes May baskets
    Tuesday, May 17, 2016 1:03 PM
    GALENA–The Hills Unit of Jo Daviess County Association of Home and Community Education held a meeting on Thursday, April 21 for a presentation on “New Ways to Cut Electricity.”
  • Tuesday, May 17, 2016 1:02 PM

    GALENA–Save the date of Thursday, June 9 for the first joint fundraiser, A Chorus of Insects: Poetry, Prose, & Music, to benefit the Galena Center for the Arts and the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF).

  • Tuesday, May 17, 2016 11:59 AM

    Taylor Brown, River Ridge High School, and Drew Groezinger, Stockton High School, are recipients of the second annual Wayne Bardell Memorial Scholarship sponsored by the Jo Daviess Republican Central Committee.

  • First Birthday - Colin Earl Berning
    Tuesday, May 17, 2016 11:58 AM

    Colin Earl Berning, son of Chad and Jennifer Berning, Galena, celebrated his first birthday on Feb. 13.

  • Ronn Toebaas book signing set for May 21
    Tuesday, May 17, 2016 11:52 AM

    GALENA–Local author/playwright Ronn Toebaas will be available to sign copies of his books “Voices from the Grave Vol. I” and “Voices from the Grave Vol. II” from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at the Galena & U.S. Grant Museum, Galena.

  • Tuesday, May 17, 2016 11:50 AM
    FREEPORT–The combined choirs of Highland Community College–Highland Chorale, Chamber Singers and Royal Scots–will tour Austria and Germany the week of May 15 for an eight-day series of concerts and cultural and historical tour.
  • Tuesday, May 17, 2016 11:37 AM
    GALENA–St. Mary Altar & Rosary Society held its eighth meeting Monday, May 2 at Bally Hall at 8 a.m. with breakfast.
  • Tuesday, May 17, 2016 11:36 AM
    GALENA–The free feature to be shown Saturday, May 21 at 3 p.m. at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Galena, will be a classic from the past. 
  • Tuesday, May 17, 2016 11:35 AM

    DUBUQUE–The Mac Mavericks computer club will meet Saturday May 21 at 10 a.m., at UnityPoint Finley Bartels and Butler conference rooms.

  • Tuesday, May 17, 2016 11:34 AM
    SINSINAWA, Wis.–The Summer Organ Concert series includes Scott Montgomery to his first concert at Sinsinawa Mound at 7 p.m. June 15.
  • HCC students compete in national contest
    Tuesday, May 17, 2016 11:31 AM

    FREEPORT–Chris Myers, Stockton, and Alex Ankney, Dixon, two students in the Highland Community College cosmetology program competed against more than 200 stylists from across the nation to reach the fourth round of competition in the junior styles contest, an online contest open to cosmetology students.

  • Tuesday, May 17, 2016 11:30 AM

    DARLINGTON, Wis.–The Lafayette County Genealogical Society will hold its next meeting May 22 at the Lafayette County Historical Museum, 525 N. Main St., Darlington, Wis., at 1:30 p.m.

  • RR sophomores focus on their future
    Tuesday, May 17, 2016 11:24 AM

    River Ridge High School sophomores experienced a “Focus on your Future” pair of days April 26-27.

  • Award-winning photojournalists, entomologists will speak June l
    Tuesday, May 17, 2016 11:21 AM

    GALENA–Featuring stunning close-up photographs of insects in the beauty of their natural surroundings, award-winning entomologists, photojournalists and explorers Michael Jeffords and Susan Post will present “Photojournaling with Insects” on Wednesday, June 1 in the Barrel Room of the Galena Cellars Vineyard, 4746 N. Ford Road, Galena.

  • Arts center to feature songs of Jim Post
    Tuesday, May 17, 2016 11:16 AM
    GALENA–The May Songwriter’s Showcase at the Galena Center for the Arts will feature Jim Post playing his own original songs.
  • Tuesday, May 17, 2016 11:15 AM
    SINSINAWA, Wis.–The Summer Organ Concert series at Sinsinawa Mound will host David Jonies of Chicago at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 8.
  • Tuesday, May 17, 2016 11:08 AM
  • Tuesday, May 17, 2016 11:07 AM
    SINSINAWA, Wis.–Celebrating its 25th season, the “Summer Organ Concert” series at Sinsinawa Mound will open the 2016 series at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 1.
  • Tuesday, May 17, 2016 11:05 AM
    SINSINAWA, Wis.–Sinsinawa Mound will host Serene Attentiveness from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, part of its Exploring a Contemplative Ecology series.
  • Tuesday, May 17, 2016 11:04 AM

    SINSINAWA, Wis.–Sinsinawa Mound is hosting a retreat, SoulCollage: Awakening the Gift I Am, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 11.

  • Sigafus wins FFA state honor
    Tuesday, May 17, 2016 11:03 AM

    SCALES MOUND–Scales Mound High School junior Lauren Sigafus was selected as the State FFA Proficiency Winner in Safety on Saturday, April 2.

  • Tuesday, May 17, 2016 10:49 AM
  • Tuesday, May 17, 2016 10:47 AM
    ELIZABETH–Spring is here and the summer growing season is just around the corner.
  • Tuesday, May 17, 2016 10:46 AM
    SINSINAWA, Wis.–The next Memory Café program will be held at Sinsinawa Mound on Thursday, May 26 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Sinsinawa Mound.
  • Tuesday, May 17, 2016 10:44 AM
    SINSINAWA, Wis.–Sinsinawa Mound is hosting an afternoon with Gary Glazner, founder and executive director of the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project, noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, June 2.
  • Tuesday, May 10, 2016 2:51 PM

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo.–Ryndak Ranch, Galena, is a new member of the American Angus Association, reports Allen Moczygemba, CEO of the national breed organization headquartered in St. Joseph, Mo.

  • Galena Generals at Freeport Masonic Temple
    Tuesday, May 10, 2016 2:49 PM
    FREEPORT–The Galena Generals gave a presentation at the Freeport Masonic Lodge on Saturday, April 16.
  • Hello World - Ruby Kay McIntyre
    Tuesday, May 10, 2016 2:11 PM

    April 19–Girl, Ruby Kay McIntyre, born to Brian and Katie McIntyre, Galena.

  • Tuesday, May 10, 2016 1:55 PM
    ELIZABETH–The University of Illinois Extension office in Jo Daviess County has Master Gardeners available to help with gardening and landscaping issues.
  • Names and nicknames
    Tuesday, May 10, 2016 1:49 PM

    According to the Century Dictionary (1914) at the Galena Library, the word nickname is described as a “name added to or substituted for the proper name of a person or place.”

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