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1943: New items donated to museum

10 years ago: Aug. 20, 2008 The sidewalk to Rec Park will be substantially complete by the time this issue of the Gazette is published, according to City Engineer Andy Lewis. This is ahead of … more

Library welcomes new director

GALENA–Nita Burke accepted the job as director of the Galena Public Library in late July, and on Aug. 6, her first day, she hit the ground running. The first order of business was to work … more

Surplus of tomatoes? That’s a good thing

A surplus of tomatoes? This is not a bad thing. Whether your windowsill is filled with odd-shaped oversize heirlooms or tomatoes the size of large marbles, consider yourself lucky. They … more

An apple a day

GALENA–The Apple Tree Project, a voluntary effort organized by the United Churches of Galena, will provide free school supplies to 87 students in need from Galena Primary and Galena Middle … more

Artwork on display at Galena festival

Galena’s Lynn Giles shows off her photography at the 13th annual Old Market House Arts Festival. The event was held Saturday, Aug. 11 and Sunday, Aug. 12. more

Six days in the Land of Morning Calm

It was a cultural experience unlike any other. Karen Kelly, a social studies teacher at Scales Mound High School, returned from the Republic of Korea on July 30 after participating in a … more

Breakfast Diva releases cookbook

GALENA–A local innkeeper and television personality recently published a new cookbook with over 100 recipes focusing on the most important meal of the day. Susan Steffan, better known as the … more

JAKES Day hits 20 years

GALENA–JAKES Day celebrated its 20th year on Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Marsden Ranch. JAKES Day is hosted by the Jo Daviess County Longbeards and gives kids under 17 an opportunity to … more

1918: Improvements to Grant Park

10 years ago: Aug. 13, 2008 Galena resident Ronn Toebaas is the recipient of a 2008 Faculty Excellence Award from the USDA Graduate School in Washington D.C. The award is one of 11 granted … more

37 years of smiles

EAST DUBUQUE––After 37 years of dentistry, Dr. Jim Neumeister of East Dubuque is retiring, leaving Neumeister Dental in the hands of Dr. Brad Weimerskirch, a recent graduate of University … more

A cyclone in Galena

It was Aug. 17, 1911 that the Galena Gazette reported on a cyclone that passed through Galena “the wind reaching a velocity of 90 miles an hour…” It was also reported that many … more
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