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  GALENA–The Galena Public Library will present an informational workshop, “Appreciating Poetry,” presented by Melissa McGuire, a writer and educator of over 30 years. … more
Judge Peg Dittmar broke a peanut butter cookie in half and handed a piece to 4-Her Anna Blair during the foods and nutrition judging Wednesday, July 17 at the Elizabeth Community Building during the … more
MENOMINEE–Wilmer and Lillian Averkamp celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on June 22. When they married on June 22, 1949, she was 18 and he was 21. Fast forward to today. At their … more
STOCKTON–Rick Barrett doesn’t typically travel around the country looking for historic hotel buildings to purchase, but that’s exactly what he ended up doing last October while … more
Over 45 youth and teens participated in Totus Tuus at St. Mary Catholic Church in Galena the week of June 17-21. Totus Tuus is a Latin term which means Totally Yours and was the motto of St. John … more
Teen representatives from St. Mary and St. Michael Youth Ministry recently toured the Madonna Renewal Center in Freeport. They presented Sister Mary Theonilla, center, a check for $515.00 which were … more
GALENA–It’ll be all things news at the Galena Public Library for a program “Have You Heard the News?” for kids going into grades one through six and their families, Wednesday, … more
ELIZABETH–For thousands of years, jewelry has captivated humans’ imagination both artistically and religiously. A presentation will be given to show how various precious stones and … more
  GALENA–On Saturday, July 27, Grace Episcopal Church is hosting a spiritual drumming circle, facilitated by Taylor Rockwell and Dan Metzger, of New Directions in Freeport, from 1-3 … more
Galena VFW Post 2665 recently presented The Workshop with an $1,100 donation for the purchase of two wheelchairs. From left, Luc Nottrott, Becky Henkins, Commander George Petitgout and Alyssa Havens, … more
La Fête en Blanc, or Party in White, took place at Chestnut Mountain Resort on Sunday, June 30. Although the event, a fundraiser for the Galena-Agen, France Friendship City relationship, began … more
GALENA–Beth Baranski certainly isn’t one to draw attention to herself, but there was no way around standing in the spotlight at the League of Women Voters (LWV) of Illinois annual … more
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