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GALENA–As of Monday, Nov. 30, Jo Daviess County reported 1,079 COVID-19 cases since the spring. There were 67 new cases since Monday, Nov. 23, and 36 new cases since Nov. 25. This is the … more
GALENA–When Owen Wells heard about Inktober, a month-long, day-by-day drawing prompt during the month of October, the Galena High School senior took the idea to Irene Thraen-Borowski, the new … more
GALENA–Due to the continual increase in COVID-19 positivity rates in the county, the Galena Public Library building will be closing to the public on Wednesday, Nov. 25 at 5 p.m. As in the … more
GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Health Department has been swamped with phone calls recently as COVID numbers spike across the region. A staff of four nurses and contact tracers are tasked with … more
GALENA–Grocers, butchers, producers and consumers are all facing an unusual holiday season. Typically, the holiday season has people buying a customary turkey and sides. This year, due to … more
HANOVER–Alice Trebian thought the end was near. She’d never, ever been so sick. “I literally thought I was going to die,” said Trebian. Typically very private, Trebian … more
GALENA–Tucked in a scrapbook is a newspaper clipping, a black and white photo, taken just after D-Day, of a fleet of LSTs all lined up along Omaha Beach in Normandy, France. On this clipping … more
STOCKTON–At its Monday, Nov. 16 meeting, the Stockton School Board heard a plea from head girls basketball coach Tim Timpe, who also serves as the school’s insurance representative, about … more
HANOVER–The River Ridge School Board decided at its Nov. 16 meeting to wait to move forward with basketball games for the 2020-2021 season as the status is in flux due to the coronavirus … more
EAST DUBUQUE–East Dubuque Superintendent TJ Potts recommended to the East Dubuque School Board, at its Nov. 18 meeting, that grades five-12 attend virtually during the weeks immediately … more
GALENA–Jen Kaiser, counselor at Galena Primary School, has seen some anxiety among students and worry about the pandemic. “Students are really mindful of the pandemic and are aware of … more
GALENA–The struggles of COVID have increased in recent weeks as case counts near 100 per week. Sandra Schleicher, public health administrator, and Tracy Bauer, member of the board of health … more
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