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Boots on the ground helps prairie enthusiasts conserve prairies around Jo Daviess County

by Zoe Pearce, intern Northwest Illinois Prairie Enthusiasts In a prairie, not too far away from you, you may see them. They are the dedicated conservationists of Northwest Illinois Prairie … more

1968: 362 students at Scales Mound

10 years ago: Sept. 3, 2008 On July 28, the Galena City Council confirmed Mayor Tom Brusch’s appointment of Nate Kieffer, Galena, to the positions of Galena zoning administrator/deputy city … more

Illinois Bank & Trust sponsors Camp Casper

GALENA–Illinois Bank & Trust donated $8,000 to the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation to sponsor Camp Casper, an outdoor day camp for children ages 9-13 located at Casper Bluff Land and … more

Dillion's donates to ARC

Each year Dillon’s Neighborhood Tavern holds a golf outing to support local area causes. This year’s recipient was the Galena ARC, which received a check in excess of $5,600. “There … more

1,000 Books before Kindergarten

Jordan and Julia Worsham completed “1000 Books before Kindergarten” at the Galena Public Library. With the help of their parents, Lisa and Mark Worsham, Jordan and Julia read 1,000 books. … more

Stockton UUC plans fundraiser at Council Hill Station

STOCKTON–The fifth annual Service Partners Concert at Council Hill Station is set for Saturday, Sept. 8, 2-5 p.m. The event features a blend of rock, blues, country, Zydeco, and polka … more

Brain Games winners

Teams representing the Senior Resource Center fared well at the 2018 Association of Illinois Senior Centers Senior Brain Games Championship at the State Fair this week. The Stephenson County team … more

‘Two Rooms’ table reading at the Center for the Arts

GALENA–“Two Rooms,” by Lee Blessing will be the second in a series of table readings in the performance space at the Galena Center for the Arts, on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 7 … more

Stewart celebrates reading with area young people

FREEPORT–Children from Jo Daviess County participated in a recognition ceremony hosted by Rep. Brian Stewart (R-Freeport). Stewart honored the 132 students from his district who participated in … more

A life of giving

It’s astounding to think of all the changes Bernice Carragher has experienced in her 95 years. There’s one thing, though, that’s remained the same. For years Carragher has shared … more

School News: Graduations

DEKALB–Two local students graduated from Northern Illinois University in August. • Scales Mound–Gavin Glasgow, bachelor of arts, psychology. • Stockton–Aleah Bauer, … more

New, familiar faces at nursing home

GALENA–During the past several months, there have been a few staffing changes at Galena-Stauss Senior Care Community. Lori Stangl is the new director of nursing; Becky Anderson, restoration and … more
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