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Dillion's donates to ARC

Each year Dillon’s Neighborhood Tavern holds a golf outing to support local area causes. This year’s recipient was the Galena ARC, which received a check in excess of $5,600. “There … more

1,000 Books before Kindergarten

Jordan and Julia Worsham completed “1000 Books before Kindergarten” at the Galena Public Library. With the help of their parents, Lisa and Mark Worsham, Jordan and Julia read 1,000 books. … more

Brain Games winners

Teams representing the Senior Resource Center fared well at the 2018 Association of Illinois Senior Centers Senior Brain Games Championship at the State Fair this week. The Stephenson County team … more

Stewart celebrates reading with area young people

FREEPORT–Children from Jo Daviess County participated in a recognition ceremony hosted by Rep. Brian Stewart (R-Freeport). Stewart honored the 132 students from his district who participated in … more

A life of giving

It’s astounding to think of all the changes Bernice Carragher has experienced in her 95 years. There’s one thing, though, that’s remained the same. For years Carragher has shared … more

New, familiar faces at nursing home

GALENA–During the past several months, there have been a few staffing changes at Galena-Stauss Senior Care Community. Lori Stangl is the new director of nursing; Becky Anderson, restoration and … more

Sisters drop anchor in East Dubuque

EAST DUBUQUE–Anchors and Arrows, a new business in East Dubuque, located at 1713 Rte. 35 N., has paired salon and shopping. Sisters, and East Dubuque natives, Jody Meyer and Grace Coulson … more

Galena Generals Christmas ball Dec. 15

GALENA– Out of everything that Galena has to offer, the one attraction that will never change is its rich history. Galena is home to nine Civil War generals–John Duerr, John C. Smith, … more

Childhood memories lead to Brodrecht’s first book

At 515 Hill St. stands the faded, yellow ochre home that was once owned by Grant Brodrecht’s grandparents, Sandra and Gene Brodrecht. Long before then, the house belonged to William R. Rowley, … more

SM welcomes new educators

There are two new educators this year at Scales Mound School, Pachia Tenpas-Rice and Susan Winter.   Pachia Tenpas-Rice I am originally from Stockton, where I still live with my … more

New teacher at River Ridge

The River Ridge School District welcomes one new teacher this school year. Ciara McManus is teaching band for students in grades five-12.   Ciara McManus I am originally from the … more

1968: Galena mourns first fatality in Vietnam

10 years ago: Aug. 27, 2008 American farmers are on track to harvest the second largest corn crop and the fourth largest soybean crop in history this fall, according to the United States … more
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