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Per requests, a one-act play about lead mining in Galena is back and hitting the stage at the Galena Center for the Arts. “Will O’ The Wisp,” written by Ted Williams and Robyn … more
“If Jamal can do it, so can I,” remarked Sonji Palmer, mother of Special Olympics Illinois Region J athlete, Jamal Selesi. This mother and coach finds inspiration in her son. … more
“It has been a blessing in our lives,” remarked Paula Jones, mother of longtime Special Olympics Illinois athlete, Ashley Jones. Paula is referring to their family’s experience with … more
Dec. 13–Girl, Rowan Marie Farnum, born to Lucas and Heather Farnum, Waukee, Iowa. Maternal grandparents are Cal and Gaelynn Cain, East Dubuque. Paternal grandfather is Charles Farnum, … more
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There are many ways people spend their retirement years. For Maureen Ries and David McCabe, it’s helping out at Yellowstone National Park. The pair has spent the last two summer seasons at … more
Ten Years Ago January 8, 2014 Winter has arrived with a vengeance as subzero temperatures wreaked havoc. All attention turned to the thermometer and the extreme subzero temperatures over … more
Q. There are 282 ships in the U.S. Navy. How many can fly a pirate flag? A. One. Only 1 U.S warship is authorized to fly the Jolly Roger. That ship is the USS Kidd. Therein lies a tale. … more
The Galena Elks Lodge held its annual Hoop Shoot Compeition on Jan. 2. The results were: 8-9 Year-Old Boys: First Place - Gavin Berning (Galena) Second Place - Luke Meusel (Scales … more
A visitor arriving in Galena would quickly realize that President U.S. Grant holds a special place in the hearts of its residents. Having been raised in Chicago, I didn’t know much about Grant. … more
5-year old Kate Redfearn has spent a lot of time at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital in Iowa City over the past three years. She had two surgeries in 2020 to remove … more
The history of the world includes the stories of many cultures which have been overtaken by invaders and the struggle of these Indigenous People to hold on to their roots. The best example of this in … more
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