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Hanover grocery store opens

HANOVER–Hanover residents will no longer have to travel to buy groceries. more

Chamber director resigns

GALENA–Kathy Oberbroeckling, executive director of the Galena Area Chamber of Commerce since October 2015, resigned Aug. 28. Her last day will be Sept. 10. Reflecting on her tenure, … more

CORRECTION

In the July 11 issue of the Gazette, the story on page 10A about the food pantry receiving a DRA grant listed the incorrect dates for the United Churches of Galena Food Pantry.

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Green Team plans Eco-Expo

GALENA–On Sept. 8 the Galena Green Team will hold an Electric Vehicle Showcase and Eco-Expo as part of the global Rise for Climate Jobs and Justice events. Tens of thousands of people around … more

Chesney nixes forum

GALENA–As currently proposed, it appears the League of Women Voters (LWV) of Jo Daviess County won’t be hosting a candidate forum in Galena leading up to the November election. Andrew … more

Flags flying for the Fourth

Events in Galena for Independence Day get underway Wednesday morning at 8 a.m. with the Buckhill Run and the chalk walk. Both start from Recreation Park. more

Grant Park court work underway

Work is underway on the basketball courts at Grant Park. East Galena Township funded the purchase and installation of two new goals at a total of $5,000. The township also pledged $5,000 each of the next two years for the court construction. Louie’s Trenching Service is donating the labor for the removal and the installation of the court and goals. The Louie’s crew, from left, Ryan Pregler, Nic Bingham, Mike Somers, Robby Murphy and Jeff Somers, did prep work on the site Thursday, July 12. Bard Concrete is discounting the concrete approximately 20 percent. According to Galena City Administrator Mark Moran, the city may not require the full donation from East Galena as a result of the donations and discounts.

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Oktoberfest in Galena

GALENA–Beer steins, wiener dog races, live music and dancing. Get ready for all the fun at the 12th annual Galena Oktoberfest at Depot Park in Galena on Saturday, Sept. 22. The fun runs from 11 … more

Police see theft increase

GALENA–With an increase in reported thefts from vehicles, Galena Police Chief Lori Huntington is reminding readers to lock their cars. “We have been having a lot of vehicle thefts, all … more

City Beautiful envisions the community’s future

GALENA–Galena City Beautiful, a committee directed by Kieran Conlon, is on a mission to beautify and inspire civic pride throughout the town by relighting the city, growing gardens and creating … more

From one architect to another

GALENA–Emphasizing the architectural work of the Catholic missionary and human rights advocate that settled in what is now the tri-state area, a new book, “The Architecture of Samuel … more

Bustos makes a visit to Hanover’s new grocery store

HANOVER–Congresswoman Cheri Bustos shopped at Lorri’s General Store in Hanover on Monday, Aug. 20 after reading about the supermarket’s recent opening in The Galena … more
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