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10 years ago Feb. 9, 2011 Schools were closed, cars were buried and communities began digging out after the blizzard blast between Tuesday, Feb. 1 and Wednesday, Feb. 2. The storm dumped … more
GALENA–For one 2015 Galena High School graduate, his dream is becoming reality. Adam Gronewold and his team at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., took part in the NASA Breakthrough, Innovative … more
ELIZABETH–Did you know that worms are nature’s recyclers? Vermicomposting is the process of composting food waste with worms. One pound of worms can turn 65 pounds of garbage into garden … more
ELIZABETH–Students recognized as outstanding students for the second quarter at the Jo Daviess-Carroll Career Technical Education Academy are listed with their field of study and home school. … more
An old friend of mine, Jim Sammon, sent this story to me a number of years ago. Congressman Elihu B. Washburne represented the Galena area as a member of the U. S. Congress from 1853 to 1869. During … more
Monday, Feb. 8–Sweet potato shepherd’s pie, bread, butter and dessert. Tuesday, Feb. 9–Root beer bbq chicken sandwich, french fries and dessert. Wednesday, Feb. 10–Pepperoni … more
GALENA–When Diane Luther took a call a few weeks ago from someone at Quiltfolk magazine, she had no idea the initial conversation would lead to a photo shoot in Galena and the chance to promote … more
10 years ago Feb. 2, 2011 Is change coming for the Galena Area Chamber of Commerce? Will the Chamber, the oldest in Illinois, merge with the Dubuque (Iowa) Chamber of Commerce? The Chamber … more
DUBUQUE, Iowa–Irving Pulido, a 2008 Galena High School graduate, has always been focused on his health. He played football in high school, coached basketball for a couple years after that, … more
EAST DUBUQUE–In recent years, East Dubuque Fire Department has used its fire cadets program to teach life lessons to youth of the community and inspire some to become firefighters and first … more
GALENA–Ed Strenski, land manager for the Northwest Illinois Prairie Enthusiasts (NIPE), has retired after contributing a great deal to the conservation efforts in this area. Gateway Park … more
GALENA–As a teacher, both in fifth grade and later at the high school level, Carole Koester had certain standards. “She had high expectations of her students,” said Dale Henze, … more
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