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GALENA–Through the years, Galena Country Fair has become part of Ron and Pat Smith. And now this year, after decades as volunteers and 15 years in the top leadership roles, the Smiths are ready … more
Doretta Alger, front, center, a resident at Bell Tower Retirement Center in East Dubuque, celebrated her 100th birthday on Sept. 5. The community was wonderful with helping to celebrate her birthday. … more
  GALENA–The Galena Territory will host two one-hour free guided public trail walks at 9 and 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 21. Natural Resources Coordinator Emily Lubcke will lead nature … more
  GALENA–The members of Court Isabella 572, Catholic Daughters of the Americas, met for a potluck dinner on Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 6 p.m. at Bally Hall, St. Mary’s Catholic … more
  Annette Baldwin as Coco Chanel, one of the greatest American fashion designers ever, will visit Freeport on Wednesday, Oct. 2, courtesy of the Senior Resource Center. Baldwin will be … more
  Call 815-235-9777, Ext. 258, for more information or to register for the following activities, which are held at the Senior Resource Center in Hanover, 500 Fillmore St., unless otherwise … more
  FREEPORT–Clear your calendar for Thursday, Oct. 10. That’s the day of the Senior Resource Center’s Rocking 50 and Beyond Expo Presented by State Bank. You will not want to … more
  GALENA–The Galena Public Library is hosting a number of events during September. They include: •Thursday, Sept. 12, 6 p.m., The Thin Places: A Celtic Landscape from Ireland to … more
  SINSINAWA, Wis.–Sinsinawa Mound will sponsor a film screening of “Bidder 70” at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 24. The documentary centers on an extraordinary, ingenious and … more
  GALENA–Dozens of Illinois and Iowa electric vehicle drivers and enthusiasts will gather for a tail-pipe free tailgate party on Sept. 14, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Galena Square shopping … more
The Heroes for History Stair Challenge–seven grueling laps up the Green Street Stairs, looping around to Bench Street–is in the books. The 5K race and 1 lap fun run/walk was this past … more
GALENA–Dr. Frank Waites, ”Doc” as most called him, will be fondly remembered. Waites’s life was unique. After many struggles as a youth, he became a revered physician, a … more
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