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  • Monday, January 15, 2018 3:00 PM
    GALENA–Last Monday evening, Mark VanOsdol had just left a meeting in Stockton when he got the call: his house was on fire.
  • Monday, January 15, 2018 2:58 PM
    GALENA–The Galena Federation of Teachers (GFT) is taking exception to the Dec. 11 decision by Superintendent Greg Herbst to suspend  all clinics and workshops for supplemental stipend positions that don’t historically involve direct student participation.
  • Monday, January 15, 2018 2:55 PM

    GALENA–Galena School District facilities suffered yet another round of setbacks last week.

     
  • Monday, January 15, 2018 2:53 PM

    HANOVER–Over the summer, when Tammy Smith, a River Ridge high school special education teacher, saw a social media video about a Rockford school starting a clothing store, she tagged fellow staff members and got the conversation started.

     
  • Monday, January 15, 2018 2:44 PM
    GALENA–In keeping with the Jo Daviess County Health Department’s plan to move to Elizabeth and expand services, the county board approved payment on property during its meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 9.
  • Monday, January 15, 2018 2:43 PM
    ELIZABETH–Extension in Elizabeth announces the availability of applications for these scholarships: Ralph and Katherine Norris Scholarship, Floyd and Alice Bale Scholarship, Dairy Herd Improvement Scholarship, Home and Community Education Scholarship and the Dalgarn Family Scholarship.
  • Monday, January 15, 2018 2:38 PM
    JO DAVIESS COUNTY–Norovirus is the cause of 50 percent of all food borne illnesses. 
  • Monday, January 15, 2018 2:16 PM
    GALENA–The city of Galena responded on Jan. 2 to the letter from the Illinois Attorney General Public Access Counselor regarding a complaint from Galena resident Richard Pariser about the Dec. 11 city council meeting, during which Pariser was not permitted to speak during the public comment portion of the meeting.
  • Monday, January 15, 2018 2:14 PM
    GALENA–The city of Galena is applying to the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity for a $373,000 grant from the Community Development Block Grant program.
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  • In the running
    Monday, January 08, 2018 5:37 PM
    GALENA–The filing deadline for the November elections have passed and five county board seats do not have candidates.
  • Galena Litfest opens Jan. 13
    Monday, January 08, 2018 5:36 PM
    GALENA–On Saturday, Jan. 13, the Galena Public Library will host Galena LitFest, an all day event sponsored by the Friends of the Galena Public Library at the Desoto House Hotel.
  • Monday, January 08, 2018 5:34 PM
    Some are brightly colored, some were made on the wheel, some were hand-built.
  • Train committee meets Jan. 11
    Monday, January 08, 2018 5:30 PM
    GALENA–Bring Back Blackhawk Citizens Committee encourages all interested community members to attend a planning meeting scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 11 at 1 p.m. at The Galena Territory Owners’ Club.
  • Monday, January 08, 2018 5:29 PM
  • Monday, January 08, 2018 5:26 PM
    GALENA–After raising close to $400,000 in the past several weeks, the Galena ARC is moving toward its $2 million capital campaign fundraising goal, according to Dave Decker, executive director.
  • Monday, January 08, 2018 5:25 PM
    ELIZABETH–Jo Daviess County Young Democrats will be throwing a pizza party at the Jo Daviess-Carroll Career Technical Academy, Elizabeth, at 5 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 11. 
  • Gateway expands
    Monday, January 08, 2018 5:13 PM
    GALENA–In early December 2017, the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF) donated the 80-acre addition to Galena Gateway Park to the city of Galena.
  • Monday, January 08, 2018 4:42 PM
    GALENA–Montgomery Trucking remains on time despite a fire to its garage last week.
  • Monday, January 08, 2018 4:42 PM
    The Galena Watershed-based Planning Committee will be meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 11 at Galena City Hall and not on Wednesday of that week, as was stated in last week’s paper. 
  • Monday, January 08, 2018 4:40 PM
    GALENA–Voting assistance and voting aids in marking the ballot will be available at all polling places in Jo Daviess County for voters who are either temporarily or permanently physically incapacitated or over the age of 65 at the March 20 general primary election, according to Jo Daviess County Clerk Jean Dimke.
  • Monday, January 08, 2018 4:36 PM
    ELIZABETH–The Jo Daviess County Soil & Water Conservation District will be holding elections for two directors on Feb. 6 from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at its office in Elizabeth.
  • Monday, January 08, 2018 4:32 PM
    SCHAPVILLE–Greeted with smiles and a hot bowl of soup, Richard and Janice Decker make their way through the lunch line at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, on Wednesday, Jan. 3.
  • Monday, January 08, 2018 4:31 PM
    EAST DUBUQUE–The East Dubuque City Council swept in the new year with a short list of agenda items and small number of council members.
  • Wednesday, January 03, 2018 11:38 AM
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  • Tuesday, January 02, 2018 9:28 AM
    GALENA–The 2.7-mile extension to the Galena River Trail from Galena Junction to Aiken is on schedule for completion in the late spring, according to Andy Lewis, Galena city engineer.
  • Tuesday, January 02, 2018 9:26 AM
    GALENA–The Montgomery Trucking truck garage caught fire in the late night hours of Thursday, Dec. 28.
  • Tuesday, January 02, 2018 9:25 AM
    GALENA–The Christmas season is a time of giving, and that is the overarching theme of the Vista Cabaret Theatre’s production of “The Gift of the Magi,” in more ways than one.
  • Tuesday, January 02, 2018 9:21 AM
    What do learning to roll sushi, sign painting, fly fishing, horseback riding, driving a tractor, milking a goat, playing banjo, throwing a pizza crust, calling a game of bingo at the nursing home and ziplining have in common?
  • Tuesday, January 02, 2018 9:19 AM
    GALENA–Greater Galena Marketing Inc. (GGMI) welcomed its newest member during its meeting on Thursday, Dec. 28.
  • Tuesday, January 02, 2018 9:18 AM
    SPRINGFIELD–Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White’s legislation allowing 16- and 17-year-olds to register for the state’s First Person Consent Organ/Tissue Donor Registry when they receive their driver’s license or identification card took effect Jan. 1.
  • Tuesday, January 02, 2018 9:17 AM
    HANOVER–The River Ridge School Board met on Monday, Dec. 18, with a short agenda.
  • Tuesday, January 02, 2018 8:49 AM
    GALENA–The Galena River Watershed-based Planning Committee has been meeting for over a year. 
  • Build it • Grow it grows
    Tuesday, January 02, 2018 8:47 AM
    HANOVER–Tri-County Economic Development Alliance (TCEDA) announces that its Build it • Grow it business program is moving to Galena.
  • Tuesday, January 02, 2018 8:45 AM
    GALENA–Jo Daviess County will continue to lease property–the Old Waterworks Building at the intersection of Bouthillier Street and Park Avenue–from the city of Galena, but the purpose of the building will change.
  • Tuesday, January 02, 2018 8:42 AM
    GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Board of Health will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 3 at 7 p.m., in its conference room in Galena.

  • 2009: Gazette bonus throwback
    Wednesday, December 27, 2017 3:38 PM

    This throwback appeared in the Feb. 11, 2009 edition of the Gazette. “Students in the fifth grade at Galena Middle School were busy last week making birthday cards for President Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday, Feb. 12. Ryon Foley, James Jones, Jack Huber, Lily Bainbridge and Hannah Ettleman show a few examples of the cards that were made. The teachers were asked by the Illinois Bicentennial Commission to create the cards and mail them to the president’s official address in Springfield. Selected cards received from students at the Old State Capitol may be used for physical and website displays for publicity for bicentennial events.”

  • Reindeer fun
    Tuesday, December 26, 2017 10:42 AM
  • Happy Joe’s gift to the Workshop
    Tuesday, December 26, 2017 10:40 AM

    GALENA–Happy Joe’s in Galena hosted its annual Christmas party for The Workshop on Thursday, Dec. 21.

     
  • East Dubuque entrepreneurs
    Tuesday, December 26, 2017 10:27 AM
    EAST DUBUQUE–For two weeks in December, customers flooded through the doors of the two third grade classrooms at East Dubuque Elementary. It was time to shop.
  • Tuesday, December 26, 2017 10:26 AM

    SCALES MOUND–The Scales Mound School Board approved two bids during its Monday, Dec. 18, meeting.

     
  • Questors donate Washburne portrait
    Tuesday, December 26, 2017 10:22 AM

    GALENA–On Thursday, Dec. 14, the Galena Belle Questers, an organization that works to stimulate appreciation for history and to preserve artifacts and sights, presented a framed portrait of Congressman Elihu B. Washburne to Dan Kelley, owner of the DeSoto House Hotel.

     
  • Helping preserve history
    Tuesday, December 26, 2017 10:20 AM

    GALENA–Thanks in large part to the generosity of late Galena resident Joe Miller, the restoration work at Turner Hall continues.

     
  • Historical society settles in
    Tuesday, December 26, 2017 9:42 AM
    GALENA–Changes are underway for the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society. With the purchase over the summer of the Stillman Inn and Crowe properties on Bouthillier Street, the society has room to spread its wings.
  • Tuesday, December 26, 2017 9:17 AM
    In the Dec. 20 edition of the Gazette, two errors appeared in the Divorce Decrees. Keith and Margaret Saam, and James and Patricia Tierney, were incorrectly listed. The cases were dismissed. The Gazette regrets the errors.

  • Tuesday, December 26, 2017 9:14 AM
    GALENA–The Galena City Council’s long-standing policy of not allowing citizen comment on matters for which a public hearing has taken place is under fire.
  • Tuesday, December 26, 2017 9:11 AM

    GALENA–The ongoing grievance issue with the custodian union isn’t over yet.

     
  • Tuesday, December 19, 2017 8:41 AM
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