GALENA–Enrollment at all three school buildings–the primary, middle and high schools–in the Galena School District climbed considerably for the start of the 2015-16 school year.
EAST DUBUQUE–An Aug. 18 memo to East Dubuque Superintendent Greg Herbst details the findings of an investigation after a June 2015 complaint was lodged against the school leader by East Dubuque Elementary School Principal Michelle Till.
SCALES MOUND–On the first day of school, Keith Hesselbacher doesn’t ask his students to open their textbooks.
GALENA–The “No one fights alone” T-shirts that Galena School District staff purchased and wear in support of Superintendent Dr. Sharon Olds’ battle against cancer are now available to the public.
GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Health Department Health Board’s Environmental Health Committee will meet at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2 in the health department’s conference room.
ELIZABETH–During a Tuesday, Aug. 24 meeting, the Elizabeth Village Board voted to have a public hearing on a proposed Business Development District (BDD) on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m., with a special meeting following immediately after for a possible vote.
FREEPORT–Highland Community College announces the addition of a part-time Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing program, beginning spring 2016.
GALENA–Take a call, receive a text or email or even download the mobile app.
STOCKTON–The monthly meeting of Northwest Illinois Retired Police Officers will be held at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 9, in the restaurant room of Checo’s Restaurant, 642 Main St., Stockton.
GALENA–The Galena City Council, during its meeting Monday, Aug. 24, focused attention on Turner Hall, the historic city-owned building on Bench Street.
The Galena/Jo Daviess Convention & Visitors Bureau accepted with regret the resignation of board member Caitlin Williams.
EAST DUBUQUE–The front parking lot at East Dubuque High School and Junior High underwent a major transformation over the summer months as layers and layers of old pavement were removed from the original 37-year-old lot to make way for a new parking area.
GALENA–Old Northwest Land Co. Inc. announces the addition of Realtor Garrett Hillary.
ELIZABETH–The future of the Jo Daviess Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) is up in the air: short term and long term.
EAST DUBUQUE–The East Dubuque Board of Education “took appropriate action” by placing Superintendent Greg Herbst on paid administrative leave.
STOCKTON–A Stockton Police officer has been placed on leave pending an investigation into his use of deadly force on Saturday after a Stockton man pointed a gun at him.
GALENA–Though he said he thinks the first part of the hearing on a proposed Special Service Area (SSA) for Galena EMS went fairly well, treasurer Jack Zane wants to ensure all who live within the proposed area boundaries understand exactly how the tax would affect them if the Jo Daviess County Board voted to establish the area during the continued hearing on Thursday, Sept. 10
GALENA–If you live on Dewey Avenue or Council Hill Road and see a couple of friendly walkers waving at you, you are probably watching as Galena residents Tara and Larry Campau train for a long walk for a good cause.
ELIZABETH–Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is an always fatal neurological disease that is threatening the long-term health of Illinois’ white-tailed deer.
SCALES MOUND–During a Monday, Aug. 17 meeting, the Scales Mound School Board talked about their three major improvement goals for the coming school year.
GALENA–How open minded can a person be when they’ve already signed their name to a petition in support of an issue–one way or the other?
GALENA–The East Dubuque School Board, during its Tuesday, Aug. 18 meeting, was expected to reinstate Greg Herbst as superintendent.