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  • Tuesday, June 30, 2015 11:53 AM

    SPRINGFIELD–Nearly $7.5 million in Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) funding for fiscal year 2016 has been named in the governor’s latest budget cuts and will be “suspended” July 1 if a balanced budget cannot be reached by the General Assembly.

  • Tuesday, June 30, 2015 11:52 AM

    JO DAVIESS COUNTY–With summer here, the Jo Daviess County Building & Zoning Department is urging homeowners to take the time to check outdoor areas for potential safety hazards.

  • Storm causes damage to farm
    Tuesday, June 30, 2015 11:43 AM

    GALENA–Last Monday morning, June 22, Eldie, Cindy and Olivia Middendorf were in their house at their farm on North High Ridge Road when the skies turned dark and the wind picked up.

  • Tuesday, June 30, 2015 11:19 AM

    Eleven-year-old Madisen Glasgow recently donated 10 inches of her hair to Locks of Love in honor of her aunt, Jill Peeters, who died in 2013 from cancer at the age of 46.

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  • Tuesday, June 30, 2015 10:34 AM

    GALENA–When the call comes, Fran Hill answers.

  • Tuesday, June 30, 2015 10:32 AM
    ELIZABETH–Is your business expanding but you aren’t sure how to navigate to the next level? 
  • Tuesday, June 30, 2015 10:27 AM

    GALENA–Randy Nyboer, a natural areas surveyor with the Illinois Natural History Survey, has been intrigued for years with the unique habitats and unusual plants and animals that call the driftless area of northwest Illinois home.

  • Tuesday, June 30, 2015 10:08 AM

    MENOMINEE–It wasn’t a phone call Cal Cain, chief of the Menominee-Dunleith Fire Department, wanted to take.

  • Tuesday, June 30, 2015 10:07 AM

    GALENA–In anticipation of the Fourth of July holiday, Galena Police Chief Lori Huntington is reminding residents that the city code addresses–and in many cases prohibits–the use of fireworks.

  • Tuesday, June 30, 2015 10:06 AM

    GALENA–The wheels of a single Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway locomotive left the track south of Galena during the afternoon of June 25.

  • Tuesday, June 30, 2015 9:55 AM

    GALENA–After 50 years of providing the community with arts, sports, fitness, childcare and early education, the Galena ARC is outgrowing its Bench Street home.

  • Tuesday, June 23, 2015 12:07 PM
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    GALENA- On a sunny June morning, swimming lessons students at the Alice T. Virtue Water Park splash around as they play pool games to celebrate the end of their two-week swimming lessons session. 
  • Tuesday, June 23, 2015 11:54 AM
    GALENA–Twenty-seven Jo Daviess County not-for-profit organizations received a total of $48,868.70 in grants at the 12th annual Jo Daviess County Country Fair Charities, Inc., grant presentation held on Thursday, June 18 at the Galena Elks Lodge. 
  • Tuesday, June 23, 2015 11:53 AM
    GALENA–A growing number of people are joining forces to revitalize the Democratic Party in Jo Daviess County. 
  • Tuesday, June 23, 2015 11:30 AM

    GALENA–Annual hunger luncheons have been held for many years to benefit the United Churches of Galena Community Food Pantry, but this year’s hunger luncheon will be unlike any before.

  • Tuesday, June 23, 2015 10:59 AM

    STOCKTON–Forty years ago, in May 1975, when Stockton’s Bill Mitchell filled out an application to be part of the Jo Daviess County Mounted Patrol, he had no idea what an important part of his life his involvement with the organization would be.

  • Tuesday, June 23, 2015 10:55 AM

    GALENA–The Galena School Board approved milk and lunch fees for the 2015-16 school year at its meeting Tuesday, June 16.

  • Tuesday, June 23, 2015 10:53 AM

    GALENA–A recent grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation is going to save the city of Galena some money. 

  • Tuesday, June 23, 2015 10:36 AM

    GALENA–For the ninth consecutive year, The Galena Gazette has been honored as the best newspaper in its class in Illinois.

  • Tuesday, June 23, 2015 10:35 AM

    GALENA–Several officials from the Galena School District recently joined representatives from 30 other school districts for an invitation-only regional education summit focused on improving teaching and student learning outcomes through the effective use of technology.

  • Tuesday, June 23, 2015 10:34 AM

    The Galena Historic Preservation Commission discussed a potential new pre-approved color chart at a June 18 meeting.

  • Tuesday, June 23, 2015 10:25 AM
  • Tuesday, June 23, 2015 9:36 AM

    GALENA–A festival celebrating the wines of northern Illinois and beyond will come to Galena’s Depot Park this Saturday, June 27.

  • Tuesday, June 23, 2015 9:27 AM

    United States Congresswoman Cheri Bustos held a meeting Monday morning with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, the Environmental Protection Agency and local officials to discuss the response to the March 5 BNSF train derailment and focus on best practices to support the first responders in the event of a future accident.

  • Tuesday, June 16, 2015 11:07 AM

    GALENA–The Galena City Council isn’t so sure spending $50 apiece on 25 hanging flower baskets for Main Street is the best way to spend taxpayer dollars so it’s back to the drawing board.

  • Tuesday, June 16, 2015 10:44 AM
    ELIZABETH–For the fourth year, the Jo Daviess County Soil and Water Conservation District (JDSWCD) will be sponsoring a team of AmeriCorps volunteers for five weeks this summer to perform conservation work throughout Jo Daviess County. 
  • Tuesday, June 16, 2015 10:43 AM

    ELIZABETH–The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 928 Northwest Illinois had their annual election on May 2.

  • Tuesday, June 16, 2015 10:36 AM

    FREEPORT–Highland Community College’s 42nd annual GED recognition ceremony and open house, to honor students completing their GED studies\will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 17 at the Community Service Center (Building R), in the south lobby.

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    GALENA–Are you one of the many people who use the Galena River Trail for biking, walking or running? 
  • Tuesday, June 16, 2015 10:10 AM
    ELIZABETH–Runners and walkers are invited to participate in a color run on Saturday morning, July 18, in Elizabeth. 
  • Tuesday, June 16, 2015 10:10 AM

    GALENA–The Galena/Jo Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) revised a proposed resolution that, if passed by the Jo Daviess County Board and accepted by the City of Galena, would implement the Singular Voice plan, abolishing both the CVB and and creating a single tourism marketing entity for the county.

  • Tuesday, June 16, 2015 9:55 AM

    GALENA–On Wednesday, June 10, participants in the Galena Public Library’s summer reading program were transported back in time as they attended class at the Belden School, a one-room schoolhouse in the Galena Territory.

  • Tuesday, June 16, 2015 9:54 AM

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

  • Tuesday, June 16, 2015 9:50 AM
    Rick Pariser sat down at the table and began pulling out large teeth, claws, maps and drawings of dinosaurs from a black bag and a Tupperware container. 
  • Tuesday, June 16, 2015 9:37 AM
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    GALENA– The Galena Community Band has scheduled several practice dates leading up to the July 4 celebration.

  • Tuesday, June 16, 2015 9:33 AM
    GALENA–The Galena School District will offer a series of informational tours of the current school district facilities. 
  • Tuesday, June 16, 2015 9:21 AM
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  • Tuesday, June 16, 2015 7:29 AM

    JO DAVIESS COUNTY–The heavy rains of June 11 shut down parts of U.S. 20, caused washouts along major county roads, damaged a section of the Galena River Trail and forced two people to be rescued when their vehicle was caught in a flash flood.

  • Scales Mound hires new superintendent
    Tuesday, June 09, 2015 2:41 PM

    SCALES MOUND–In a Tuesday, June 2 special meeting, the Scales Mound School Board voted unanimously to hire William Caron as the next district superintendent.

  • Galena library celebrates ‘Gone With the Wind’
    Tuesday, June 09, 2015 2:02 PM
    The Galena Public Library will present a “Gone with the Wind” luncheon and a performance by the Women of Courage and Commitment on Saturday, June 27 at noon. 
  • Tuesday, June 09, 2015 2:01 PM

    GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Health Department will be holding an immunization clinic from 1-4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23 at its Galena office.

  • Tuesday, June 09, 2015 2:00 PM

    GALENA–The Workshop is planning a special flag ceremony with consumers and members of the public on Friday, June 12 at 9 a.m.

  • Tuesday, June 09, 2015 1:04 PM
    GALENA–During her 11 years at Galena Stauss Hospital and now Midwest Medical Center, Carrie Temperly has continuously sought out opportunities to advance in her career. 
  • Tuesday, June 09, 2015 12:19 PM
    HANOVER–Looking for an employment opportunity or a new career path? 
  • Tuesday, June 09, 2015 12:19 PM
    EAST DUBUQUE–It looks as though the City of East Dubuque has sold the Frentress Homestead property. 
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