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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.

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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.

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‘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.

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2008: First Community Bank breaks ground

10 years ago: July 16, 2008 First Community Bank of Galena announced its plans for a new bank building on the corner of U.S. 20 and Franklin Street in Galena. The two-story building is being designed by the Durrant Group, Dubuque, Iowa.

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Golden meals: July 2-6

Plan a simple Fourth of July barbecue

For simple, low-stress entertaining over the Fourth of July, let’s turn to simple classic American cookout dishes: juicy hamburgers from the grill, creamy potato salad, tangy pasta salad, and rich, fudgy brownies. Everything but the burgers can be made up to a day ahead, so your only task come party time is to fire up the grill, drink in hand. more

New member of association

ELIZABETH–Phillip Brown, Elizabeth, , is a new member of the American Angus Association.

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Grocery store opens in Hanover

HANOVER–Hanover is labeled the best village by a dam site, but in reality, it is located in a desert, a food desert.

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Character counts

Taking aim at nationals

SCALES MOUND–Shotgun blasts ring out on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17, and downrange, an orange clay pigeon disintegrates, pieces scattering against a hillside.

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