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  ELIZABETH–On Tuesday, Aug. 13, 1-3 p.m., the Jo Daviess County Master Gardeners will be holding a class on succulent wreaths. The class will be held at the Extension office, … more
  GALENA–When Carolyn Gephart was a little girl, growing up in Hanover, she loved going to the library. She was always thrilled to be part of the summer reading program, and then when … more
GALENA–Music and puppets are on deck as the Galena Public Library continues its summer learning program,“It’s Showtime!” Local musician Lenny Wayne will perform for kids, … more
  GALENA–On Wednesday, June 26, 6-7:30 p.m. with doors opening at 5:30 p.m., the Apple River Fort Foundation will host a wine tasting at Massbach Ridge Winery Tasting Room, 117 N. Main … more
STOCKTON–When George and Mary Townsend stood in the kitchen of their rock house in Rush Township in the mid-1850s, it’s unlikely they ever would have fathomed the 2019 version of their … more
  GALENA–St. Mary Altar & Rosary Society held its last meeting of the season, June 3 with a potluck at 5:30 a.m. at Bally Hall. The president started the business meeting with a … more
Deb Cihak, Galena, hugs her “big tree” in rural Hanover. The Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF) is sponsoring the Biggest Tree Contest to draw attention to and celebrate the … more
10 years ago: June 24, 2009 Bear reports were still coming in, even 24 hours after he left the county. The Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Office reported on Thursday, June 18 that a bear was … more
GALENA–One day, right around Easter, when Elsie Mae Aide was walking out of Carlotta’s boutique on Main Street in Galena, the owner, Caryn Christensen noticed something familiar and went … more
Billy the Blowfish has a new home. Mark Haman, right, salvaged the blowfish in 1968 when his Explorer’s Scout Post helped the Galena History Museum de-accession all the items not pertaining to … more
GALENA–Women of Courage and Commitment will present three new stories and two new historical characters on Saturday, June 15, 3 p.m. at the DeSoto House Hotel. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, … more
10 years ago: June 17, 2009 In a 7-7 tie, the Jo Daviess County Board last week rejected the proposed one-cent school facility tax approved by voters in the April referendum, 2,937 to … more
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