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  • Tuesday, May 26, 2015 12:40 PM

    GALENA–With the possibility that the school district could realize $1 or $2 million for facility renovations, the Galena School Board authorized an application for Qualified Zone Academy Bonds (QZAB) at its Tuesday, May 19 meeting.

  • Tuesday, May 26, 2015 12:32 PM

    DUBUQUE, Iowa–Outspoken in his support of the travel and tourism industry and the local destination marketing organization, Galena Mayor Terry Renner is something special, VisitGalena President & CEO Chris Hamilton told a full house during the Tri-State Tourism Council’s hospitality breakfast at Hotel Julien in Dubuque, Iowa on Thursday, May 14.

  • Tuesday, May 26, 2015 12:13 PM
    GALENA–The Galena Area Emergency Medical Services (EMS), in cooperation from the Galena Police Department, are presenting a bicycle rodeo in the Walmart parking lot on Saturday, June 6 from 9 a.m. to noon. 
  • Tuesday, May 26, 2015 12:08 PM
    GALENA–Naomi Sprank knew early on exactly what she wanted to do for a career. 
  • Tuesday, May 26, 2015 11:57 AM

    SINSINAWA, Wis.–Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters have taken a corporate stance on hydraulic fracturing.

  • Tuesday, May 26, 2015 11:56 AM

    THOMSON–Representatives from 15 area chambers of commerce were able to show off their communities to about 150 newly hired employees during a Community Showcase at the Thomson Federal Prison, Thomson, in April.

  • Tuesday, May 26, 2015 11:52 AM
    FREEPORT–Highland Community College and the Highland Community College Foundation will team up to offer more than $20,000 in new tuition waivers to students who register early for newly developed classes and programs for the fall 2015 semester. 
  • Tuesday, May 26, 2015 11:49 AM
    SPRINGFIELD–The Illinois Department of Transportation has allocated more than $3.5 million for construction projects in the 45th Senate District during the 2016 fiscal year, according to Sen. Tim Bivins (R-Dixon). 
  • Tuesday, May 26, 2015 11:46 AM

    STERLING–Sterling-Northwestern Illinois Center for Independent Living (NICIL) will hold an “Accessible Healthcare Workshop for Persons with Disabilities” on Tuesday, June 23 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sterling Federal Bank, 110 E. 4th St., Sterling.

  • Tuesday, May 26, 2015 11:38 AM
    DUBUQUE, Iowa–Four area groups have received grants totaling $34,800 from the Dubuque Racing Association. 
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    Tuesday, May 26, 2015 11:35 AM

    EAST DUBUQUE–The East Dubuque City Council seemed to stretch the Illinois Open Meetings Act when it comes to following its agenda on Monday, May 18.

  • Tuesday, May 26, 2015 11:00 AM
    GALENA–As the new market president for Illinois Bank & Trust’s Galena region, Libby Miller is focused on going above and beyond for bank customers and bank employees. 
  • Tuesday, May 26, 2015 9:56 AM
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    GALENA–On May 14, Jacqui Yurs had to put down her dog, Laci, after she killed a rabid bat in her living room at 123 West St.

  • Tuesday, May 19, 2015 1:52 PM
    JO DAVIESS COUNTY–Memorial Day events are planned all throughout the county. 
  • Tuesday, May 19, 2015 1:50 PM

    GALENA–The open burn dates for the city of Galena have been extended through Sunday, May 31, according to Galena Fire Chief Randy Beadle.

  • Wienens donate land
    Tuesday, May 19, 2015 1:44 PM

    GALENA–The Galena School Board, meeting in special session Thursday, May 14, unanimously accepted a gift option of 19 acres of land from Don and Sandra Wienen.

  • Tuesday, May 19, 2015 1:42 PM

    A singular voice plan that would dissolve the two tourism marketing board within the county to create one single board was met with mixed reviews during a May 14 special Jo Daviess County Board meeting.

  • Tuesday, May 19, 2015 1:41 PM

    GALENA–During a Tuesday, May 12 meeting, the Jo Daviess County Board unanimously approved sending a letter to Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway, outlining costs associated with the March 5 train derailment south of Galena.

  • Tuesday, May 19, 2015 1:40 PM
    GALENA–After a few meetings, a proposed color chart that could be more historically accurate will be voted on at a Thursday, May 21 Galena Historic Preservation Commission Meeting. 
  • Tuesday, May 19, 2015 1:38 PM
    GALENA–The Galena City Council voted Monday, May 11 to table an agreement in which the city would front the cost of a Turner Hall restoration project for the Galena Foundation. 
  • Tuesday, May 19, 2015 1:21 PM
    ROCK FALLS–Blackhawk Hills Regional Council held its spring symposium and annual meeting on April 24 at Barnacopia in Polo. 
  • Tuesday, May 19, 2015 12:25 PM
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    SCALES MOUND–When asked who his longest customers were, Bob Wachter paused.

  • Tuesday, May 19, 2015 12:08 PM
  • Tuesday, May 19, 2015 11:51 AM
    SPRINGFIELD–The Illinois Korean Memorial Association has published a booklet, “A Brief History of the Korean War.” 
  • Tuesday, May 19, 2015 11:50 AM
    HANOVER–The Senior Resource Center of Jo Daviess County is moving from its Galena location on May 26 to the Hanover Park District building, 800 Filmore St., and opening May 27. 
  • Tuesday, May 19, 2015 10:24 AM
  • Tuesday, May 19, 2015 10:09 AM
    GALENA–Don Wienen is the first to admit that he’s one of the most unlikely individuals to give such a substantial gift to the Galena School District. 
  • Tuesday, May 19, 2015 9:52 AM

    GALENA–This semester senior mechanical engineering students from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville put all that they’ve learned to the test.

  • Tuesday, May 12, 2015 12:24 PM

    GALENA–The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will hold a listening session in Galena at the DeSoto House Hotel on Friday, May 22 at 1 p.m.

  • Tuesday, May 12, 2015 11:54 AM
    Sharon Zigmont has released the dates for the Illinois Food Service Managers Sanitation Course. 
  • Tuesday, May 12, 2015 11:54 AM
    DUBUQUE, Iowa–24-Hour Care announces that it has earned accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) to offer Medicare-eligible services in Dubuque County, Iowa. 
  • Tuesday, May 12, 2015 11:49 AM

    In a May 6 issue, the Gazette incorrectly reported that a CVB meeting in which Matthew Carroll resigned took place on March 28. It took place on April 28.

  • Tuesday, May 12, 2015 11:44 AM
    GALENA–Karen Greiner Design, Inc., Galena, played a role in an award which Graham’s Style Store in Dubuque, Iowa, received recently in Des Moines, Iowa, at a banquet recognizing the best Main Street projects in the state. 
  • Tuesday, May 12, 2015 11:43 AM
    SAVANNA–National Association of Active & Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Palisades Chapter will hold its monthly luncheon and meeting at noon on Thursday, May 21 at Manny’s Pizza in Savanna. 
  • Tuesday, May 12, 2015 11:09 AM

    GALENA–The city of Galena, as part of its My Green Galena pledge, encourages recycling and offers a number of ways to make that as simple as possible for residents.

  • Tuesday, May 12, 2015 11:02 AM

    GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Board will hold a special meeting Thursday, May 14 for members to hear the singular voice proposal and a history of the Galena/Jo Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau.

  • Tuesday, May 12, 2015 10:57 AM
  • Tuesday, May 12, 2015 10:09 AM
    GALENA–Rachel Stienstra, a Galena High School (GHS) art student, had her artwork, “Blowing in the Wind,” selected as a runner-up for the Congressional Art Competition from the 17th Congressional District. 
  • Tuesday, May 12, 2015 10:06 AM

    Illinois Office of Tourism Director Cory Jobe spoke about the future of Illinois tourism at a National Tourism Week luncheon held by the Galena/Jo Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau on May 8.

  • Tuesday, May 12, 2015 10:03 AM

    GALENA–There’s a new place in Galena to deposit worn American flags, thanks to the initiative of Junior Girl Scout Troop 7311, in cooperation with Galena American Legion Post 193.

  • Tuesday, May 12, 2015 10:01 AM
  • Tuesday, May 12, 2015 9:53 AM

    GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Board of Health hired Elizabeth Kane as its next public health administrator.

  • Tuesday, May 12, 2015 9:46 AM
  • Tuesday, May 05, 2015 2:42 PM

    In a March 28 Galena/Jo Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau meeting Matthew Carroll resigned as chair to dedicate more time to his new business venture.

  • Tuesday, May 05, 2015 2:41 PM

    After hearing enough interest from its members, the Jo Daviess County Board will be seeing the singular voice proposal at a May 14 special meeting.

  • Tuesday, May 05, 2015 1:56 PM

    THOMSON–The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge will celebrate the 19th annual Migratory Bird Day with programs and tours Saturday, May 9 at the Ingersoll Wetlands Learning Center, 7071 Riverview Road, Thomson.

  • Tuesday, May 05, 2015 1:09 PM
  • Tuesday, May 05, 2015 12:53 PM

    GALENA–It’s a new era in plumbing as Holland Plumbing, a longtime Galena business, became Elite Plumbing, under the ownership of Marc Phillips and Mike Hilby, on April 1. 

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