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Plan a simple Fourth of July barbecue

For simple, low-stress entertaining over the Fourth of July, let’s turn to simple classic American cookout dishes: juicy hamburgers from the grill, creamy potato salad, tangy pasta salad, and rich, fudgy brownies. Everything but the burgers can be made up to a day ahead, so your only task come party time is to fire up the grill, drink in hand. more

Golden meals: July 2-6

Monday, July 2 - Sloppy Joes, potato wedges, apple sauce, whole wheat bun and milk. Tuesday, July 3 - Brats, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, whole wheat bun and milk. Wednesday, July 4 - Fourth of … more

North to Alaska

SCALES MOUND–Perpetual daylight and whitewater rafting are just two of the experiences had by Scales Mound FFA students Corwin Moser, Georgia Vandigo and Collin Malin on a recent trip to Alaska. more

Last call for book donations for book sale

GALENA–Friends of the Galena Library is still looking for donations of gently used books for the 16th annual pre-owned book sale. Books will be accepted through Friday, June 30. more

Potluck to focus on conservation foundation’s Native American heritage sites, relationships

GALENA–The Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF) Executive Director Steve Barg will give a program on the organization’s Native American heritage sites, the Native peoples who lived on them, and their modern-day descendants, such as the Ho-Chunk, and Sac and Fox., with whom JDCF is starting to build ties. more

Local writer’s science fiction work published

ELIZABETH–A local writer is getting, what he calls, his “first major break” ahead of the publication of his new short story about a time travelling physicist in a national science fiction magazine. more

Drawing inspiration from insects

GALENA–Children’s books have always been a passion for Cat Fortier. more


10 years ago: June 18, 2008 Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is under water. River levels are feet above flood levels. Sump pumps work overtime in basements. It’s flood season in the Midwest. The … more

Going Beyond the Barn

Galena Festival for the Performing Arts

GALENA–The Galena Festival of the Performing Arts returns July 11-15 with a line-up of outstanding performers. For the first time, all performances will be held in Turner Hall with the exception that the festival will end with an outdoor performance in Grant Park. more
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