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4-H Federation triggers memories with puzzle donations

ELIZABETH–The Jo Daviess County 4-H Federation recently donated 18 puzzles to nursing homes and senior care communities. more

Listening and learning

GALENA–During the past couple of years, Steve Barg, executive director of the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF) has been doing a lot of listening and learning when it comes Native American heritage of JDCF properties in Jo Daviess County. more

Girl Scout troop raising funds for Georgia Trip

HANOVER–The Hanover/Elizabeth Cadette Girl Scout Troop 5270 has their eyes on Georgia. more

Daily drawing winners announced for June

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. more

Hills Unit members discuss modern food trends

SCALES MOUND–On June 21, the Hills Unit of Jo Daviess County Home and Community Education (HCE) met at the home of Janet Kruger with Doris Boyce serving as co-hostess. more

Golden meals: July 9-13

Monday, July 9 - Beef and noodles, green beans, peaches, bread, margarine and milk. Tuesday, July 10 - Tater tot casserole (veggies in casserole), mixed fruit, bread, margarine and … more

Dedicated to the 4-H mission

ELIZABETH–Liz Schnitzler has lived her life by the 4-H Pledge: “I pledge my head to clearer thinking, My heart to greater loyalty, My hands to larger service, and my health to better living, for my club, my community, my country, and my world.” more


10 years ago: June 25, 2008 A dozen? A hundred? A thousand? How many Elizabeths will attend the Gathering of Elizabeths? This weekend, Elizabeth will be the center of activity in Jo Daviess County, as organizers hope to break the Guinness book record for most people of the same name in one place. more

Taking aim at nationals

SCALES MOUND–Shotgun blasts ring out on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17, and downrange, an orange clay pigeon disintegrates, pieces scattering against a hillside.

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