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GALENA–The Galena Public Library is now offering expanded hours. Beginning April 1, the library will add Tuesday and Thursday. Hours will be 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 11 … more
EAST DUBUQUE–The world has become an increasingly smaller place in recent years as connectivity through technology has enhanced the ability to reach out to those miles away. For one person in … more
GALENA–Growing up on Bench Street with his dad as a member of the Galena Fire Department, some might say Randy Beadle’s eventual rise to fire chief was meant to be. Beadle was around 5 … more
Honor rolls Galena Middle School Galena Middle School released its third quarter honor roll. Gold: •eighth grade–Evelyn Callahan, Brooke Dittmar, Bryce Gempler, Alfonso … more
10 years ago March 30, 2011 A company that has its stamp all over Galena just changed hands. Paul Jackson recently sold Jackson Concrete & Excavation to Tim Soat, an employee of 15 years, … more
GALENA–Galena has been the location of many Hollywood pictures in the past and the setting of independent films. During a snowy week in February, residents may have seen cameras and … more
L amb or ham are the classic Easter dishes and our Easter table has had its share of both. But this year I’m changing it up with a beef brisket. Part of the reason for my diversion from the … more
“If you like beautiful scenery and if you like it piled up high, try the road to Galena. Long before you reach the town you become conditioned for the altitude. The hills get a little higher … more
GALENA–Tucked away off North Council Hill Road is a place where a retired Chicago priest creates stunning sculptures. Father Anthony Brankin’s most recent work, a nine-foot-tall … more
LECLAIRE, Iowa–The History Channel show American Pickers is making its return to Illinois this year. The pickers, based out of Antique Archaeology in LeClaire, Iowa, plan to film episodes of … more
GALENA–Many long-time Galenians trace their leadership abilities back to Pete Henrichs, former Galena High School principal. Those who grew up in Galena in the 1960s remember Henrichs as a fair … more
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