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GALENA–The Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society will host its 51st annual Tour of Historic Galena Homes, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29 and 30.

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Sophia Wachter, Lily Cain, Sabine Blaum, Ava Mai, Vivienne Mai, Oliver Mai and Jolie Wimberly show off their sculpted birds. Galena ARC held their last Art Thursday of the summer on July 19. Professional wood sculptor Marie McDonough taught students the art of wood sculpting. Each student sanded and decorated their own bird with wood burnings, stain, paint and glass eyes. Visit galenaarc.org for more information about upcoming art programs at Galena ARC.

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GALENA–Belden Boy Writing Camp celebrated its fifth year of camp the third and fourth weeks of July, welcoming 10 kids into a one-room, Civil War-era schoolhouse to pen a hardcover picture book in three days.

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10 years ago: July 16, 2008 First Community Bank of Galena announced its plans for a new bank building on the corner of U.S. 20 and Franklin Street in Galena. The two-story building is being designed by the Durrant Group, Dubuque, Iowa.

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GALENA–Clifford “Cliff” Davenport was no stranger to responsibility and certainly not an outsider to the community. Beginning work at the Illinois Bell Telephone Company in 1941, he would later establish dial phone service for Galena, a groundbreaking change that would subsequently allow Galena’s methods of communication and technology to advance to modernity.

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GALENA–There are many reasons to celebrate the Galena Center for the Arts and perhaps there’s no better time than on the center’s fifth anniversary.

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WEBSTER GROVES, Mo.–Charles Kern, a 1990 Galena High School graduate, has recently had his master’s degree research paper published in Webster International Relations Review: The Graduate Student Working Paper Series.

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ELIZABETH–Due to the excitement created by the “Reading Takes You Everywhere” theme, the Elizabeth Township Public Library is extending the summer reading program to include three Fridays in August.

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GALENA–There’s now one place to go to get a pretty in-depth look into a piece of Galena’s railroad history, thanks to three men who put in the hours of research necessary to make it possible.

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GALENA–Ask Eldon Glick what his secret is to living 90 years and a mischievous smile spreads across his face.

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JO DAVIESS COUNTY–A new local co-op, Jo Daviess Local Foods (JDLF), is making it possible for Jo Daviess County residents to order food and other items from local producers at jd.luluslocalfood.com.

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10 years ago: July 9, 2008 July is scheduled to be the kick-off date for a variety of major and minor city of Galena construction projects ranging from the $998,439 Bouthillier Street … more
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