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Heeding the Call of the River

John Vaughn loves being a riverboat pilot. It’s all that he’s wanted to do since he was a kid. He says piloting a riverboat is like playing with a big toy. This past week he played … more

Golden meals: September 3-7

Monday, Sept. 3 - Labor Day, site closed. Tuesday, Sept. 4 - Baked cod in lemon butter, parslied potatoes, spinach, fresh fruit, bread, margarine and milk. Wednesday, Sept. 5 - Pepper steak, … more

County Republican central committee donates $250 for music scholarships

The Jo Daviess County Republican Central Committee (JDCRCC) has contributed $250 dollars to AMA Studio, Stockton, to fund music scholarships. While attending an AMA recital, one member of the … more

Anti-bullying comedian, Keith Deltano, coming to schools in Jo Daviess County

GALENA–Serious Comedian, Keith Deltano, will be addressing bullying, cyberbullying and resilience when he presents his parent workshop and school assemblies Sept. 6-7 to the schools throughout … more

Montgomery graduates basic training

SAN ANTONIO, Texas–Air Force Airman Alexis L. Montgomery graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas, on May 18. The airman completed an intensive, … more

Mt. Pleasant School reunion held Aug. 18

GALENA–The Mt. Pleasant School reunion was held at noon on Aug. 18 at Happy Joe’s. The group enjoyed their time visiting. Those attending: Darlene A. Scharpf, Charlotte Scharpf, Roger and … more

Daily drawing winners announced for August

ELIZABETH–Winners have been announced for June in the Northwest Illinois Daily Drawing, which is sponsored by organizations in Jo Daviess, Carroll and Stephenson counties. Winners include: … more

It’s full STEAM ahead at Galena library

GALENA–This fall, Galena Public Library is launching a new club, exclusively for youth in grades three to six. STEAM Club will meet every Tuesday, starting Sept. 4 from 3:45-5 p.m., to explore … more

Miners' Reunion

The fourth annual miners’ reunion was held Aug. 4 at Recreation Park in Galena. Back row, from left: Steve Copeland, Terry Leifker; Dave Ralph and Erik Flesch, Mining Museum in Platteville, … more

School desk: Graduations

National University of Health Sciences LOMBARD–In a commencement ceremony held on Aug. 17, Brittni Cahill, Stockton, received the master of science in acupuncture degree from National … more

1943: New items donated to museum

10 years ago: Aug. 20, 2008 The sidewalk to Rec Park will be substantially complete by the time this issue of the Gazette is published, according to City Engineer Andy Lewis. This is ahead of … more

Library welcomes new director

GALENA–Nita Burke accepted the job as director of the Galena Public Library in late July, and on Aug. 6, her first day, she hit the ground running. The first order of business was to work … more
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