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  • Tuesday, June 23, 2015 12:07 PM
     
  • Tuesday, June 23, 2015 12:03 PM
    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.

     
  • Tuesday, June 16, 2015 10:25 AM
     
  • Tuesday, June 16, 2015 10:18 AM
    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 VisitGalena.org 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
     
  • Tuesday, June 16, 2015 9:34 AM

    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
     
  • Tuesday, June 16, 2015 8:55 AM
     
  • 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. 
  • Tuesday, June 09, 2015 12:15 PM
    The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge will celebrate the hard work of the pollinators that are so vital to the ecosystem and agriculture on Saturday, June 20. 
  • Tuesday, June 09, 2015 12:03 PM

    ELIZABETH–Family farmers and members of the public in Jo Daviess, Stephenson and Carroll counties are invited to attend a regional meeting of the Illinois Farmers Union (ILFU) on Tuesday, June 16 at 7 p.m.

     
  • Tuesday, June 09, 2015 11:42 AM
    GALENA–The next VisitGalena.org board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 16 at 3 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, June 09, 2015 11:41 AM

    GALENA–American Legion Post 193 in Galena has changed its meeting time to a 6:30 p.m. social time, followed by a meeting at 7 on the third Tuesday of each month at 100 S. Main St.

     
  • Tuesday, June 09, 2015 11:40 AM

    GALENA–Jo Daviess County Emergency Management Agency Director Charles Pedersen spoke at crude oil transportation summit, “Readiness. Resilience. Strength. The Legacy of Crude Oil Train Accidents from Lac-Megantic, Virginia and Illinois,” in Albany, New York on Monday, June 8.

     
  • Tuesday, June 09, 2015 11:15 AM
    EAST DUBUQUE–Over the next couple of years there is plenty of potential for street and infrastructure projects in East Dubuque. 
  • Tuesday, June 09, 2015 11:10 AM

    GALENA–The 22nd annual Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society Cemetery Walk will remember the lives and contributions of past Galenians Saturday and Sunday, June 13 and 14, with tours starting every 20 minutes between the hours of 2 and 4:30 p.m.

     
  • Tuesday, June 09, 2015 11:08 AM
    SAVANNA–NARFE (National Association of Active & Retired Federal Employees) Palisades Chapter will hold its monthly luncheon and meeting at noon on Thursday, June 18 at Manny’s Pizza in Savanna. 
  • Tuesday, June 09, 2015 11:07 AM

    ELIZABETH–Safe Haven Humane Society of Jo Daviess County announces that it has been awarded a $3000 grant from the Petco Foundation to support its first annual golf outing, Pars for Paws, at the Galena Golf Course, Aug. 20.

     
  • Tuesday, June 09, 2015 11:04 AM
     
  • Tuesday, June 09, 2015 10:31 AM
    GALENA–Moving from hive to hive on his property off South Pilot Knob Road, Ed Strenski goes about his work. 
  • Tuesday, June 09, 2015 10:12 AM
    GALENA–The Galena Fire Department is hosting its second annual Community Expo on Sunday, June 14 from 11 am. to 2 p.m., in the Galena Square shopping center parking lot, near Tammy’s Piggly Wiggly on Galena Square Drive. 
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