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  • Tuesday, September 01, 2015 1:26 PM

    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.

     
  • Tuesday, September 01, 2015 1:23 PM

    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.

     
  • Tuesday, September 01, 2015 1:12 PM

    SCALES MOUND–On the first day of school, Keith Hesselbacher doesn’t ask his students to open their textbooks.

     
  • Tuesday, September 01, 2015 1:11 PM

    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.

     
  • Tuesday, September 01, 2015 1:10 PM
    EAST DUBUQUE–East Dubuque Lions Club is planning a nine-hole best shot golf outing Thursday, Sept. 10 with a 2 p.m., shotgun start at Lacoma Golf Course in East Dubuque. 
  • Tuesday, September 01, 2015 1:08 PM

    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.

     
  • Tuesday, September 01, 2015 11:44 AM

    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.

     
  • Tuesday, September 01, 2015 11:11 AM
     
  • Tuesday, September 01, 2015 11:06 AM
    GALENA–The Galena Middle School library was packed with seventh and eighth graders on Friday, Aug. 28. 
  • Tuesday, September 01, 2015 11:03 AM
    GALENA–Galena Police officer Keith Brandel says it’s simply luck. 
  • Tuesday, September 01, 2015 10:56 AM
    GALENA–Dale Peck was just 6 years old, growing up on the farm in Springville, Iowa, when he first climbed behind the wheel. 
  • Tuesday, September 01, 2015 10:53 AM

    FREEPORT–Highland Community College announces the addition of a part-time Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing program, beginning spring 2016.

     
  • City opens lines of communication
    Tuesday, September 01, 2015 10:48 AM

    GALENA–Take a call, receive a text or email or even download the mobile app.

     
  • Tuesday, September 01, 2015 10:47 AM

    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.

     
  • Tuesday, September 01, 2015 10:45 AM

    GALENA–The Galena City Council, during its meeting Monday, Aug. 24, focused attention on Turner Hall, the historic city-owned building on Bench Street.

     
  • Tuesday, September 01, 2015 10:43 AM
    GALENA–Standard and Poor’s Investment Services has upgraded the City of Galena’s debt rating from ‘AA-’ to ‘AA’ with a “stable” outlook.  
  • Tuesday, September 01, 2015 10:31 AM
     
  • Tuesday, September 01, 2015 10:24 AM
    GALENA–Disasters can happen to anyone, anywhere, anytime. 
  • Transformed
    Tuesday, September 01, 2015 10:18 AM

    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.

     
  • Tuesday, September 01, 2015 10:18 AM

    The Galena/Jo Daviess Convention & Visitors Bureau accepted with regret the resignation of board member Caitlin Williams.

     
  • Hillary joins Old Northwest Land Co.
    Tuesday, September 01, 2015 10:16 AM

    GALENA–Old Northwest Land Co. Inc. announces the addition of Realtor Garrett Hillary.

     
  • Tuesday, September 01, 2015 10:14 AM
    SINSINAWA, Wis.–St. Joseph School will host a community blood drive from 3-6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15 in the gym. 
  • Tuesday, September 01, 2015 10:10 AM

    ELIZABETH–The future of the Jo Daviess Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) is up in the air: short term and long term.

     
  • Tuesday, September 01, 2015 10:08 AM
    SCALES MOUND–On Aug. 26, the Red Cross collected 46 units of blood at the Scales Mound drive. 
  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015 1:59 PM
    EAST DUBUQUE–The Illinois Attorney General’s Public Access Counselor (PAC) notified the Galena Gazette on Friday, Aug. 21 that “further action is warranted” regarding recent East Dubuque School District responses to Gazette Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. 
  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015 1:56 PM

    EAST DUBUQUE–The East Dubuque Board of Education “took appropriate action” by placing Superintendent Greg Herbst on paid administrative leave.

     
  • Shooting  in Stockton
    Tuesday, August 25, 2015 1:48 PM

    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.

     
  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015 1:46 PM
     
  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015 1:45 PM
    GALENA–West Galena Township is seeking nominees for its annual “Kurt Carter Memorial Dedication to Youth Award.” 
  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015 1:40 PM
    GALENA–Jo Daviess County is in a “hot zone” for Lyme disease, said Dr. Christy Moris of Veterinary Associates in Galena. 
  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015 1:39 PM
     
  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015 1:33 PM

    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

     
  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015 1:29 PM
    Area historian Daryl Watson wants to hear stories about that time the Galena High School Class of 1945 went roller skating in Turner Hall after graduation. 
  • Rose Noble to join VisitGalena staff
    Tuesday, August 25, 2015 1:04 PM
    GALENA–Rose Noble has been hired as VisitGalena.org’s new marketing and public relations executive. 
  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015 11:50 AM
    GALENA–Blank canvases transform into beautiful scenes of rich sunsets, cosmic galaxies and twilight studded forests quickly and efficiently by the hand of Jason Allen. 
  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015 11:47 AM

    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.

     
  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015 11:39 AM
    GALENA–Recipes rich in history, sweet childhood memories, and hilariously delicious tales that are sure to make you laugh, and hungry. 
  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015 11:29 AM
     
  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015 11:26 AM

    ELIZABETH–Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is an always fatal neurological disease that is threatening the long-term health of Illinois’ white-tailed deer.

     
  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015 11:20 AM
    GALENA–The mining industry was big business in the 1800s and produced tons and tons of lead and zinc up until the mid-1900s. 
  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015 10:02 AM
     
  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015 9:59 AM
     
  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015 9:57 AM

    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.

     
  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015 9:45 AM
     
  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015 9:40 AM
    GALENA–On Aug. 20 the League of Women Voters of Jo Daviess County celebrated the 95th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution granting women the right to vote. 
  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015 9:23 AM
    GALENA–Residents living in and around the Galena can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. 
  • Thursday, August 20, 2015 4:09 PM
    EAST DUBUQUE–The East Dubuque School District has released the agreement between the board of education and Greg Herbst. Click here to view the document. See next week's Gazette for more details. 
  • Tuesday, August 18, 2015 1:37 PM

    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?

     
  • Tuesday, August 18, 2015 1:31 PM

    GALENA–The East Dubuque School Board, during its Tuesday, Aug. 18 meeting, was expected to reinstate Greg Herbst as superintendent.

     
  • Tuesday, August 18, 2015 1:29 PM
    ELIZABETH–Jo-Carroll Energy members in Galena and the surrounding area will experience a brief power outage at 3 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 25 as crews upgrade the electric system. 
 
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