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10 years ago November 21, 2012 On a weekend where area hunters took to the woods, the Stockton Blackhawks were stalking a different kind of prey. The Stockton football team made short work of … more
Bernadette Spurr has been involved with religious education in Galena for 50 years. She and her husband, Neil, returned to Galena after he got out of the Navy in spring 1972, and they started … more
Instead of just celebrating on Veterans Day, people in the Galena area honored veterans at a variety of the events held throughout the week. These events included programs at several schools … more
ELIZABETH–Members of the Friendship Quilters of Elizabeth celebrated Veterans Day early by wrapping 25 veterans in Quilts of Valor on Monday, Nov. 7. The Quilts of Valor Foundation seeks to … more
The Mediterranean Diet has been the focus of my recipes these past two years. The MedDiet emphasizes healthy eating with abundant consumption of plant-based foods including fruits, vegetables, nuts, … more
River Ridge’s preschool and elementary students celebrated Halloween on Monday, Oct. 31, by parading around the high school in their costumes. Members of the elementary staff dressed as … more
ELIZABETH–Some people only stay at a job for a year or two, but not Norma McLane. McLane celebrated 50 years of employment as a secretary for Nack, Richardson & Nack, P.C. this … more
EAST DUBUQUE–After serving a community in a public capacity for 24 years, one could well understand becoming a bit jaded or burned out. But that’s not Linda Waltz who recently resigned … more
What is Veterans Day all about? Why is it always on November 11th? What’s the difference between Veterans Day and Memorial Day? Why do people wear poppies in their lapels on Veterans … more
Galena gave our country nine generals and a Medal of Honor recipient before the 20th century. Later, our little city provided two admirals. It’s right and proper that we honor these men. But … more
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