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FROM THE PAGES OF THE GALENA GAZETTE: 1993, Floodgates close due to flooding

Cory Cassens, executive director of Jo Daviess County Farm Service Agency, says he can hear the strain in farmers’ voices this season. This spring’s rain and flooding has affected farmers across the Midwest, and even Jo Daviess’ generally elevated terrain hasn’t saved fields from becoming mud pits. more

Kern research published in political science journal

WEBSTER GROVES, Mo.–Charles Kern, a 1990 Galena High School graduate, has recently had his master’s degree research paper published in Webster International Relations Review: The Graduate Student Working Paper Series.


Cheers to Five years!

GALENA–There are many reasons to celebrate the Galena Center for the Arts and perhaps there’s no better time than on the center’s fifth anniversary.


Childhood memories lead to Brodrecht’s first book

At 515 Hill St. stands the faded, yellow ochre home that was once owned by Grant Brodrecht’s grandparents, Sandra and Gene Brodrecht. Long before then, the house belonged to William R. Rowley, … more

Galena Generals Christmas ball Dec. 15

GALENA– Out of everything that Galena has to offer, the one attraction that will never change is its rich history. Galena is home to nine Civil War generals–John Duerr, John C. Smith, … more

‘A heart of gold’

GALENA–Clifford “Cliff” Davenport was no stranger to responsibility and certainly not an outsider to the community. Beginning work at the Illinois Bell Telephone Company in 1941, he would later establish dial phone service for Galena, a groundbreaking change that would subsequently allow Galena’s methods of communication and technology to advance to modernity.


St. Mary Altar & Rosary meets at Bally Hall

GALENA–St. Mary Altar and Rosary Society held its first meeting of the season Sept. 10 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Bally Hall. After a 5:30 p.m. potluck, the president began the … more

Catholic Daughters meet

GALENA–The members of Court Isabella 572 Catholic Daughters of the Americas held a potluck on Sept. 4 at Bally Hall, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, followed by the monthly meeting. A … more

Golden meals: September 24-28

Monday, Sept. 24 - Beef and noodles, green beans, apricots, bread, margarine and milk. Tuesday, Sept. 25 - Cabbage rolls, buttered potatoes, carrots, fresh fruit, bread, margarine and … more

Wand steps down after 42 years

GALENA–Sharon Wand has been a fixture in the Jo Daviess County Circuit Clerk’s Office for 42 years, with 31 of those years at the helm as circuit clerk. Born and raised in Galena, and … more

Sisters drop anchor in East Dubuque

EAST DUBUQUE–Anchors and Arrows, a new business in East Dubuque, located at 1713 Rte. 35 N., has paired salon and shopping. Sisters, and East Dubuque natives, Jody Meyer and Grace Coulson … more

1,000 Books before Kindergarten

Jordan and Julia Worsham completed “1000 Books before Kindergarten” at the Galena Public Library. With the help of their parents, Lisa and Mark Worsham, Jordan and Julia read 1,000 books. … more
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