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Homecoming at Galena

Galena High School is celebrating homecoming this week. The king and queen will be crowned during the pep assembly on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school gym. Class representatives … more

Culver's Share night for Kreider Services

Kreider Services held a Share Night at Culver’s on Tuesday, Sept. 11 raising $616.70. Participating in the check passing are, back from left, Nykeesha Perkins, Derrick Vassen, John Asta and … more

Finishing touches on oval garden

Volunteer Mike Sostak shoveled some dirt into a wheel barrow as he worked with the city crew and other volunteers to plant the new oval garden at Grant Park on Thursday, Sept. 13. There was a flurry … more

NICIL announces the start of the Wellness Program

STERLING–Northwestern Illinois Center for Independent Living (NICIL) announces a new service, the Wellness Program. It is targeted to reach those who are isolated due to illness or … more

Galena EMS coordinator steps down as interim

GALENA–Interim Galena EMS coordinator Bill Bingham stepped down from his coordinator role on Tuesday, Sept. 11. Bingham took charge of the organization on an interim basis in January, after … more

Galena Visitors in France

A group of 21 individuals from the Galena area are currently in Agen, France, where they will remain until Sept. 28. Frances Rivoire, center, will present a key to Galena, seen above on the plaque … more

Ethics complaint goes to state elections board

GALENA–The Illinois State Board of Elections will hold a closed hearing in early October on the 80-page ethics complaint filed in late August by the Illinois Republican Party against Galena … more

Historical Society to host community information sessions October 2 and 3

GALENA–The Galena-Jo Daviess Historical Society will host two community information forums to share the latest plans for a new museum to be located behind the Stillman Mansion on Bouthillier … more

League of Women Voters promotes voter registration

GALENA–National Voter Registration Day has been designated as Tuesday, Sept. 25, throughout the United States. With midterm elections set for Nov. 6, time is running out to register to … more

County clerk outlines early voting, registration options

GALENA–Voters wishing to cast a ballot prior to the November 6 General Election may do so by voting early, voting by mail or by grace period voting. Any voter validly registered in Jo … 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

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
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