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Solar in Galena ARC’s future

GALENA–The future is looking bright for the Galena ARC, and ARC officials are hoping to capture some of those rays to lower electrical costs if the move to the Tri-State Christian School (TSCS) location becomes reality.

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US Bank donates to Galena ARC

U.S. Bank recently donated $20,000 to the Galena ARC’s capital campaign. A group of ARC summer camp students were on hand to help accept the donation. Back row, from left: Nolan LuGrain, Julia Andresen, Sydney Koch, Dave Decker, Galena ARC executive director; fourth row: Jeb Wienen, Paisley Stadel, Kyra Pregler, Mike Donohue, U.S. Bank regional president; third row: Alli Abt, Liliana Anderson, Reagan Cornwell-Duddeck, Dean Wilgenbush, U.S. Bank market president; second row: Josh Klein, Alana Pfohl; front row: Finnegan Conley, Liza Vincent, Declan Conley, Shirley Rosenthal, U.S. Bank commercial client representative; Patti Glasgow, U.S. Bank branch manager for Galena market. Donations to support the ARC “Together We Move Forward” campaign for purchase of the Tri-State Christian School can be sent to 413 S. Bench St., Galena, IL 61036. Online donations can also be made through the organization’s website: galenaarc.org.

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Annual United Churches of Galena Hunger Luncheon benefits those in need

GALENA–The United Churches of Galena held its annual Hunger Luncheon on Tuesday, July 17.

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Jo Daviess County receives funds for emergency food, shelter

JO DAVIESS COUNTRY–Jo Daviess County is set to receive $2,869 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs.

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Galena Chrysler to relocate in 2019

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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Plotting it out at site of new Galena & U.S. Grant Museum

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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Library studies best use of space

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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Library’s switch to LEDs saves money

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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Historic fireplace needs some attention

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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History cemented

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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Rod run features bygone era cars

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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Road and bridge repair means delays

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

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