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Galena Chrysler is relocating from Galena Square Drive to a new facility on US 20 West in front of Walmart. Currently under construction, the new facility will open in March 2019, according to owner Rosean Schromen Wilson.

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As a way to help the public to get a better idea of where the new Galena & U.S. Grant Museum will be located on the Stillman property off Bouthillier Street, Charles Marsden and Dan McCarthy recently moved the stakes to more accurately represent the four corners of the new facility. The museum will relocate from its present Bench Street location to the new site, perhaps as soon as 2021. Detailed planning for the new museum, including space utilization plans, architecture drawings, building models, building plans, construction, exhibit design, program strategies, relocation, and the fundraising campaign are moving forward.

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GALENA–The Galena Public Library Board is looking to the future and making plans on how to best use the historic 1908 building on Bench Street.

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GALENA–After several months of work to replace fluorescent bulbs with LEDs, the Galena Public Library has a new look that’s saving money.

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GALENA–The Galena Public Library has two art glass fireplaces original to the building, one on the main floor and the other in the basement children’s library.

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GALENA–On July 20, one year after the completion of the Washburne Garden that surrounds it, a new bust was unveiled by the city of Galena, commemorating the life and legacy of Congressman Elihu B. Washburne in downtown Galena.

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Mark Robinson, left, shows off his 1935 Plymouth with Rik Fjelde by his side. The Galena Antique Town Rods Rod Run and Car Show was held in Depot Park on Saturday, July 21. This car show featured over 100 of the most beautiful vehicles from the bygone era (pre-1972) and offered food and music for visitors.

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STOCKTON–A section of U.S. 20 three miles west of Stockton will be closed until Monday, Sept. 17.

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GALENA–Donna Coad says her late husband, Floyd, was a lucky guy. And it was his luck that she credits with him snagging a horn, circa 1855, on his fishing line in the Mississippi River in the 1960s or 70s.

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HANOVER–It’s a Tuesday afternoon and the basement of the former RobertShaw factory in Hanover is a flurry of activity as local producers arrive, products in hand, ready to sort items with other producers and prepare deliveries as part of the Jo Daviess Local Foods co-op– jd.luluslocalfood.com.

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An Ordovician Seafloor slab was recently donated by Dennis Kolata to the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society. The slab, delivered by Sam Panno, senior geochemist from the Illinois State Geological Survey, center, is 19 by 11 inches and about an inch or so thick. It was collected from a quarry near Dixon. The slab is from the Mifflin Member of the Platteville Formation, Ordovician in age 485 to 444 million years before present. The slab is full of brachiopods, coral and trilobite fragments. The tooth is a single mammoth tooth found in the Utica area and donated by Panno. Also pictured, Frances Rivoire, historical society board member, left, and Nancy Breed, historical society executive director.

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PECATONICA–There is a weight posting on a bridge on U.S. 20 three miles west of Stockton. The bridge weight limit of 15 tons was posted by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) on July 3 and remains in effect until further notice.

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