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ELIZABETH–The 2018 Jo Daviess County 4-H Achievement and Volunteer Recognition Banquet was held Sunday, Nov. 12 at the Elizabeth Community Building. 4-H members and volunteers from throughout … more
10 years ago: Nov. 12, 2008 Galena Middle School and Galena Primary School chose students of the month for October. They are Lily Kurt, third grade, and Emily Spillane, seventh grade. The … more
GALENA–The eighth annual Festival of Trees will help kick off the holiday season on Shop Small Business Saturday, Nov. 24 in the DeSoto House Ballroom, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival is a … more
GALENA–St. Mary Altar & Rosary Society held its third meeting Monday, Nov. 5 at Bally Hall at 6 p.m. The vice president led with prayer. The officers led the rosary, which was followed by … more
GALENA–The classic 1986 play “The Nerd,” by Larry Shue, is making its way to the Turner Hall stage this weekend, when the Galena High School (GHS) Drama Club presents their … more
GALENA–On Saturday, Nov. 3, historic sites in Galena celebrated the 150th anniversary of Ulysses Grant’s presidential election. The DeSoto House Hotel was the site of the ballot … more
GALENA–The members of Court Isabella 572, Catholic Daughters of the Americas, met for their monthly meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at Bally Hall, St. Mary’s Catholic … more
This week's Gazette honors the service of area residents in a special section. There are special features on: Marty Petitgout, Bill Longmore, Kyle Melancon, Denton Brown and  George Hess. The … more
GALENA–George Hess, like many young men in the early 1960s, witnessed a changing nation, war on the horizon and was unsure about how it would affect his life. Hess graduated from University … more
GALENA–When an army recruiter showed up at River Ridge High School in 2001, then junior Bill Longmore told that recruiter if he returned with a humvee and let Longmore take it for a ride, … more
GALENA–When Denton Brown enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1968, his mother was almost right. “My mother said from the day I signed up that I’d be there forever,” said Brown, … more
GALENA–Three days into Operation Desert Shield, then-president George H. Bush famously said, “This will not stand, this aggression against Kuwait.” Galena’s Kim Melancon … more
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