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Anniversary: The Sproules

The Sproules James and Suzanne Sproule, Galena, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, July 27. James Sproule and Suzanne Rodden were united in marriage on July 27, 1968, at St. … more

Mollie B to play at Oktoberfest

GALENA–The Galena Lions Club announces that Mollie Busta, otherwise known as Mollie B, will be back at Galena Oktoberfest on Sept. 22, to play multiple instruments and sing with the Jim Busta … more

Galena library to show feature film and host talk on Mexican railroad workers

GALENA–The Galena Public Library will host two special programs in coming days.   Documentary film series: Iris On Saturday, Sept. 15 at 2 p.m., the library will screen the … more

Hello Galena! announces Laura Scoles and David Lasaine as featured artists

GALENA–Hello Galena! has chosen Laura Scoles and David Lasaine, as featured artists for September. Stop at the local artists’ co-operative shop at 121 N. Commerce St., Galena, to see the … more

Laura Keys to delve into ‘Little Songs on the Prairie’

GALENA–The Women of Courage and Commitment will present “Little Songs on the Prairie.” Laura Ingalls Wilder fans the world over know how important the music of Pa’s fiddle … more

JDCF makes plans for Voices from the Past–An Archaeological Symposium

HANOVER–The Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF) and the Friends of Wapello announce Voices from the Past–An Archaeological Symposium set for Saturday, Nov. 3, at Hanover Township … more

1968: City approves fire station addition

10 years ago: Sept. 10, 2008 With the stroke of a pen, the governor closed the Apple River Fort State Historic Site. The fort will join several other sites when it closes on Oct. 1 due to budget … more

Riced veggies are easy peasy

If you peruse the frozen vegetable section at your favorite grocery store, you’ve probably noticed a selection of pre-packaged vegetable novelties such as spiralized or riced veggies. Not … more

Hyde event at Desoto

Nick Hyde, right, talks with Maurie Grafton, left, and John Cox during Hyde’s fundraiser at the DeSoto House on Thursday, Aug. 31. Hyde is the Democratic candidate for the 89th District seat in … more

Boots on the ground helps prairie enthusiasts conserve prairies around Jo Daviess County

by Zoe Pearce, intern Northwest Illinois Prairie Enthusiasts In a prairie, not too far away from you, you may see them. They are the dedicated conservationists of Northwest Illinois Prairie … more

1968: 362 students at Scales Mound

10 years ago: Sept. 3, 2008 On July 28, the Galena City Council confirmed Mayor Tom Brusch’s appointment of Nate Kieffer, Galena, to the positions of Galena zoning administrator/deputy city … more

Illinois Bank & Trust sponsors Camp Casper

GALENA–Illinois Bank & Trust donated $8,000 to the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation to sponsor Camp Casper, an outdoor day camp for children ages 9-13 located at Casper Bluff Land and … more
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