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GALENA–Tragedy struck a young family on April 26. Levi Edge, of East Dubuque, suddenly passed away at his home. The cause: undetermined. The family is still reeling from the shock, and is … more
10 years ago July 12, 2012 Come August, there will be a new roof on the gym and stage portion of East Dubuque High School. According to East Dubuque superintendent Greg Herbst, funds from the … more
HANOVER–Seaman First Class Raymond Doran is one of 3,700 names listed on the Tablets of the Missing at the North Africa American Cemetery near the ruins of ancient Carthage in Tunisia. And his … more
GALENA–My roots in the Galena area run deep. Years ago, I drove with my mother to visit relatives and collect family history. My ancestors emigrated from Germany in the mid-1800s and settled in … more
SHULLSBURG, Wis.–As the grass turns green and the birds begin to chirp, many area sports fans begin to turn their minds to the baseball diamond with the aromas of peanuts and popcorn filling … more
ELIZABETH–Last month, Terrapin Ridge Motel was able to light up once again, this time under the bright lights of Hollywood for a movie production that was being filmed on location. The film, … more
10 years ago June 27, 2012 Stockton Boy Scout Troop 31 recently announced Drew Groezinger has earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Following the strong example from his great-grandma, Lillian … more
GALENA– Parking is a hot topic in Galena. Ever wonder about the history of parking? (And the strange word we use for it?) Here’s a brief look at the history of “parking,” how … more
HANOVER–VFW Post 5300 is named for three Hanover men: Berryman-Doran-Bainbridge. This is Melvin Bainbridge’s story. Melvin Adair Bainbridge, son of Wilfred N. and Frances Wadleigh … more
ELIZABETH–Kelley (Koester) Parks and her brother Devin Koester have been spending their family time together by owning a herd of pure bred Charolais beef cattle. The business is called K&D … more
EAST DUBUQUE–East Dubuque Fire Department member Craig Haigh has used his past experience in leadership roles to write a book to help others in fire leadership positions. Haigh grew up in … more
ELIZABETH–It was a whirlwind of a week for Quinten Atutis, an eighth grader at River Ridge, who recently traveled to Washington, D.C., to compete at the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Atutis … more
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