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EAST DUBUQUE–The reaction Marty Petitgout got from his mom when he told her he’d enlisted in the U.S. Army was to be expected. She’d lived through the horror of losing her older … more
STOCKTON–Volunteer Visitors of Northwest Illinois is hosting a November community education meeting, “Seated Massage Techniques for Caregivers,” given by Mary Rubel, a licensed … more
GALENA–Over the past few months, the residents at Kreider Services homes in Galena and Stockton have been busy helping their communities. The Galena home also had a float in this past … more
GALENA–Galena’s St. Louis Building has undergone more than six months of renovation in an effort to create a unique Galena destination. The building, located at 201 S. Main St., has … more
During the election time of 1864, the name of Ulysses Grant had been mentioned as a possible candidate for President. The Galena Gazette of Jan. 18, 1864 reported, “Those who know how difficult … more
ELIZABETH–This year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. The Elizabeth Historical Society will remember that time at its annual dinner and program on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 6 … more
ELIZABETH–Winners for the first month–October–in the 2018-19 Northwest Illinois Daily Drawing year have been announced. The drawing for specified cash prizes between $50 and $250 … more
I found a neat reference to Halloween in the Galena Tribune from Oct. 13, 1905. “The touch of frost which was felt in the sharp air and the smell of burning leaves and the other evidences of … more
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