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  • Tuesday, March 03, 2015 2:05 PM
     
  • Tuesday, March 03, 2015 1:56 PM

    BLOOMINGTON–A new study shows Illinois agriculture contributed $120.9 billion of total economic output.

     
  • Tuesday, March 03, 2015 1:54 PM
    FREEPORT–Since 2012, Highland Community College’s Business Institute has been offering a program of online courses that makes it easy for individuals to take high-quality, non-credit online courses. 
  • Tuesday, March 03, 2015 1:53 PM
    GALENA–The Galena Winter Farmers Market and Craft Fair will return on Wednesday, March 11 from 4-6 p.m. 
  • Galena Public Library receives grant to digitize its photo collection
    Tuesday, March 03, 2015 1:48 PM
    GALENA–The Galena Public Library holds hundreds of photos documenting Galena’s past. 
  • Tuesday, March 03, 2015 1:43 PM
    FREEPORT–Highland Community College (HCC) Foundation is currently accepting scholarship applications for the 2015-16 academic year. 
  • Tuesday, March 03, 2015 1:41 PM

    GALENA–Mary Ellyn Gibbs, director of the Galena United Methodist Church Community Handbell Choir, said her ringers reported goose bumps when they first heard the Battle Hymn Tribute music they will play at the Historical Society’s Civil War Sesquicentennial opening night gala.

     
  • Tuesday, March 03, 2015 1:40 PM

    GALENA–Midwest Medical Center will host a community blood drive from 2:30-5:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 17 inside the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center donor bus.

     
  • Tuesday, March 03, 2015 1:38 PM
    WASHINGTON, D.C.–Following a meeting with the Director of the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Prisons, Charles Samuels, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Rep. Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced that the agency will commit $58.7 million in funding to the activation of Thomson Correctional Center. 
  • Tuesday, March 03, 2015 1:33 PM

    GALENA–The Hispanic Council of Galena, Grace Episcopal Church of Galena and the Desoto House Hotel will present Elisabeth Carlson, an immigration attorney, to discuss President Obama’s Executive Immigration Order as well as the current hold on this order by the Judge in Texas.

     
  • Tuesday, March 03, 2015 1:32 PM
    GALENA–The Galena Fire Department is asking for the community’s assistance in locating Galena Fire Department memorabilia. 
  • Tuesday, March 03, 2015 1:25 PM
    HANOVER–Andrea Evans had fond memories of great progressive dinners during her college years. 
  • Tuesday, March 03, 2015 1:14 PM

    GALENA–Ray Miller knows turkeys.

     
  • Tuesday, March 03, 2015 12:17 PM

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has extended the deadline for new enrollments in the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) for fiscal year 2015.

     
  • Tuesday, March 03, 2015 11:51 AM
    FREEPORT–During its Feb. 17 meeting, the Highland Community College Board of Trustees approved a first reading of a $10 per credit hour tuition increase beginning with the fall 2015 semester. 
  • Tuesday, March 03, 2015 11:41 AM

    MT. CARROLL–On Tuesday, March 24, at its annual dinner meeting, the Northwest Illinois Forestry Association (NIFA) will welcome Illinois State Climatologist Dr. Jim Angel, to discuss important climate and weather features of Illinois, how they are changing and what that means for woodland owners and foresters.

     
  • Tuesday, March 03, 2015 11:32 AM

    GALENA–Shelling out $21,000 to complete a study to upgrade the city’s water system and recommend improvements to maintain water capacity on the east side didn’t seem like the greatest idea to three members of Galena City Council during the Monday, Feb. 23 meeting.

     
  • Tuesday, March 03, 2015 11:30 AM

    GALENA–Are you in high school and feeling creative? Would you like to win $250?

     
  • Tuesday, March 03, 2015 11:11 AM

    GALENA–Despite the Galena/Jo Daviess County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) finalizing bid terms for a City of Galena marketing contract, the city might not be issuing a request for proposals any time soon.

     
  • Wednesday, February 25, 2015 9:09 AM

    GALENA–Galena Police Chief Lori Huntington’s message to city residents is very simple: “Don’t feed the deer.”

     
  • Wednesday, February 25, 2015 9:08 AM

    EAST DUBUQUE–A lease between the Army Corps of Engineers and the city of East Dubuque is up in the air.

     
  • Tuesday, February 24, 2015 4:58 PM

    This fall, people will be walking through the doors of the old Jo Daviess County jail again–but this time they won’t be in handcuffs.

     
  • Tuesday, February 24, 2015 4:53 PM
     
  • Tuesday, February 24, 2015 2:05 PM
    ELIZABETH–The Jo Daviess County Farm Bureau will sponsor a defensive driving course on March 17-18. 
  • Tuesday, February 24, 2015 2:04 PM
    GALENA–The National Weather Service will be presenting a severe weather spotter seminar on Wednesday, March 4, at 6:30 p.m., at the Galena Emergency Medical Service garage, 217 Summit St. 
  • Tuesday, February 24, 2015 1:58 PM
    STOCKTON–June 27 will be the reunion of the descendants of Marvin F. and Susan Blake Carpenter. 
  • Tuesday, February 24, 2015 1:57 PM

    SPRINGFIELD–Sen. Mattie Hunter (D-3rd District) and Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-18th District) introduced the Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Act (SB 1584 and HB 2667) to provide tools and resources for Illinois families to live healthier lives.

     
  • Tuesday, February 24, 2015 1:56 PM
    GALENA–In February, the League of Women Voters kicked off a year-long celebration, marking the organization’s 95th anniversary. 
  • ‘Everyone is welcome’
    Tuesday, February 24, 2015 1:51 PM

    Some time ago I was chatting with Mitzi Murphy of Galena.

     
  • Tuesday, February 24, 2015 12:27 PM

    On Feb. 11, I flew “Betty Jane,” a P-51C Mustang, aircraft identification 251 MX from MTH, Marathon, Fla., for one hour.

     
  • Tuesday, February 24, 2015 12:08 PM
    GALENA–It’s 1:40 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 18. 
  • Tuesday, February 24, 2015 12:06 PM

    CHAMPAIGN–The United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) announced that funds will be available this year through the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP).

     
  • Tuesday, February 24, 2015 12:02 PM
    GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Public Health Administrator Search Committee will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb 25 at 6 p.m. at the Jo Daviess County Health Department Conference Room. 
  • Tuesday, February 24, 2015 11:43 AM
     
  • Tuesday, February 24, 2015 11:28 AM

    GALENA–At least one member of the Galena School Board wants the facilities discussion, particularly the square footage discussion, to be “educationally driven.”

     
  • Tuesday, February 24, 2015 11:26 AM

    SCALES MOUND–After 36 years, Scales Mound School District Superintendent Steve Bianchetta announced his retirement at a Feb. 17 board meeting.

     
  • Tuesday, February 24, 2015 11:24 AM

    JO DAVIESS COUNTY–Galena, Scales Mound and River Ridge school districts have shown support for a proposed education policy created by Illinois educators.

     
  • Tuesday, February 24, 2015 11:19 AM

    HANOVER–During a Tuesday, Feb. 17 meeting, the River Ridge School Board discussed the addition of an upgraded weight room to the south end of the school building.

     
  • Tuesday, February 24, 2015 11:15 AM

    GALENA–When Matt and Michael Blaum sat at their table at the recent American Craft Spirits Association awards program in Austin, Texas, they were visiting with those around them and not really paying too much attention to what was happening at the podium.

     
  • Tuesday, February 24, 2015 11:11 AM

    GALENA–The Galena Elks are organizing the 2015 St. Patrick’s Day Parade, set for 4 p.m. Saturday, March 14 on Main Street in Galena.

     
  • Tuesday, February 17, 2015 11:43 AM

    GALENA–A Galena Middle School classroom became a place to “grind” numbers late Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 11.

     
  • Tuesday, February 17, 2015 11:38 AM
    ELIZABETH–Volunteer Hospice of Northwest Illinois along with First United Methodist Church of Elizabeth and the Jo Daviess County office of the Stephenson County Senior Resource Center, are sponsoring the 15th annual Jo Daviess County Health Summit. 
  • Tuesday, February 17, 2015 11:13 AM
    GALENA–You don’t have to be from the era to have a blast when “Galena Goes 50s,” Feb. 27-28. 
  • Tuesday, February 17, 2015 11:10 AM
     
  • Tuesday, February 17, 2015 11:04 AM
    URBANA–As the farm bill decision deadline looms large, farmers and landowners are encouraged to check out recent updates to the online Farm Bill Toolbox that may help decision making go more smoothly. 
  • Tuesday, February 17, 2015 11:02 AM
    DUBUQUE–Dr. Lance Bezzina of Medical Associates Clinic has successfully completed board certification in cardiothoracic surgery through the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery. 
  • Tuesday, February 17, 2015 10:51 AM
    The Illinois RiverWatch Network will be giving area residents an opportunity to train as citizen scientists and join the network of more than 250 volunteers throughout the state who monitor water quality of Illinois streams. 
  • Tuesday, February 17, 2015 10:49 AM
    STOCKTON–What do you know about hospice? 
  • Hamilton to serve on Tri-State Tourism Council
    Tuesday, February 17, 2015 10:47 AM

    GALENA–A strong believer in success through regionalism and teamwork, VisitGalena.org President and CEO Chris Hamilton has accepted a seat on the Tri-State Tourism Council board of directors.

     
  • Donation would make her brother proud
    Tuesday, February 17, 2015 10:43 AM

    GALENA–Lydia Zaya of Galena recently sold her lot at the Galena Territory and instead of keeping the profits she made, she chose to give it back to the community through two gifts to local non-profits.

     
 
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