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  GALENA TERRITORY–The students sit quietly at their desks, pencils in hand as they think out their next sentence and then jot it down on paper. Their young minds are at work, even in … more
GALENA–Every year when the Galena Festival of the Arts kicks off in July, Dave Mikelson, president of the festival board, gets to take a step back and enjoy the performances and the audience … more
Between rodeo events, Jerry Thornton brought out his sidekick Mr. Bojangles to perform tricks. Right: For the first-place award in steer wrestling, Ty Standley takes his steer to the ground in 4.6 … more
Four-year-old Quinn Eastman from Elizabeth added some color to her fan in the arts and crafts tent at Rec Park during the Galena ARC’s Fourth of July fun on Thursday, July 4. There was plenty … more
It was a shower of candy Wednesday evening, July 3, as Emery Popkin reached out the window of the Whistling Wings truck to delight bystanders with sweet treats during the Hanover Days parade in … more
  ELIZABETH–The seven members of Hanover-Elizabeth Girl Scout Troop 5270 had a pretty amazing start to their summer. After months of planning and fundraising, in early June they visited … more
  GALENA–On Saturday, July 20 from 1 to 3 p.m., at Grace Episcopal Parish House, 107 N. Prospect, Galena, there will be a workshop on making and learning how to use Protestant prayer … more
GALENA–Have you ever wondered what a guided tour of the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation’s Horseshoe Mound Preserve would be like? Well, wonder no more because we have brought back our … more
The village of Elizabeth and Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce held the community’s first Freedom Festival on Monday, July 1. The featured attraction of the evening event was a performance by the … more
10 years ago: July 15, 2009 A steam engine is bound for Galena. The Daylight Special, a private passenger trained pulled by Southern Pacific’s massive steam locomotive 4449, will travel … more
Marie McDonough of Marie’s Wood Carvings in Stockton worked in her shop last week on an owl carving she is creating for a cause close to her heart. McDonough will raffle off the carving, worth … more
  SINSINAWA, Wis.–Shirley Cunningham, a counselor and spiritual director for over 20 years, will lead a retreat, “Kissed by God: Holy Women Create,” at Sinsinawa Mound Aug. … more
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