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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
10 years ago March 23, 2011 It’s time for everybody to start talking about what they want from the chamber. This was the point made at the Wednesday, March 16 Galena Area Chamber of … more
HAZEL GREEN–The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile returned to the area March 7, thanks to a group of medical professionals who made the request for one of their patients, Tina Wright, a Southwestern … more
Monday, March 22 - Hot dog, oven potatoes, baked beans and bun. Tuesday, March 23 - Baked chicken, mashed potatoes, peas, and bread. Wednesday, March 24 - Macaroni cheese casserole, green … more
SHULLSBURG, Wis.–Cory Ritterbusch sits in his office overlooking a snowy, yet busy Water Street in Shullsburg, as he reflects on the last five years for the town, the growth it has experienced … more
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