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  • Monday, May 14, 2018 6:22 PM
    WOODSTOCK–Seven athletes from the Galena/East Dubuque/River Ridge girls track team have just punched their tickets to state.
  • Monday, May 14, 2018 6:21 PM
    Graduation season is upon us.
  • Monday, May 14, 2018 6:20 PM
    EAST DUBUQUE–East Dubuque resident Larry Havner let his frustrations be known at the East Dubuque City Council meeting on Monday, May 7.
  • Monday, May 14, 2018 6:04 PM
    GALENA–Dr. Ralph K. Losey has marked 30 years of being board certified in emergency medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM). 
  • Monday, May 14, 2018 6:03 PM
    GALENA–On Saturday, May 19 at 2 p.m. the Galena Public Library will screen the documentary film “Bill Nye: Science Guy.”
  • Monday, May 14, 2018 6:01 PM
    HANOVER–As of May 10, Hanover Ambulance is no longer licensed to transport patients and can only provide emergency medical responders, or first responders, to the scene of a medical emergency.
  • The past comes to light in Elizabeth
    Monday, May 14, 2018 6:00 PM
    ELIZABETH–Elizabeth Mayor Mike Dittmar is a vocal leader and has been a catalyst in the efforts to bring a Dollar General store and a pharmacy to town.
  • Monday, May 14, 2018 5:59 PM
    GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Board approved the purchase of three new squad vehicles for the sheriff’s office during its meeting on Tuesday, May 8.
  • Monday, May 14, 2018 5:57 PM
    ELIZABETH–Retail sales numbers recently released by the Illinois Department of Revenue show that the village of Elizabeth did a record $13.4 million in retail business in 2017, increasing sales over 2016 by 18.4 percent.
  • Monday, May 14, 2018 5:56 PM
    EAST DUBUQUE–The city of East Dubuque will be flushing hydrants on the following schedule:
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  • Pirates looking toward next season
    Monday, May 14, 2018 5:18 PM
    BYRON–The Galena Pirate’s soccer team ended its season in a 0-7 loss against Byron on Wednesday, May 9, in the first round of regional play.
  • Wienen first in overall standings
    Monday, May 14, 2018 5:17 PM
    CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind.–Galena’s Chad Wienen took second place in a hard-fought battle in round four of the 2018 ATV Motocross National Championship (ATVMX) Series the weekend of May 5-6. 
  • Monday, May 14, 2018 5:16 PM
  • Pirate Competitors of the Week: Lizzy Eaton, Sydney Schuler, Morgan Wills
    Monday, May 14, 2018 5:12 PM
    Three members of the girls’ track team are Pirate Competitors of the Week sponsored by Galena Culver’s and the Galena Gazette.
  • Monday, May 07, 2018 5:06 PM
    ONALASKA, Wis.–A number of athletes from the Hazel Green Gymnastics Club (Hazel Green, Wis.) were quite successful at the Wisconsin AAU State Gymnastics meet, on April 28-29 at Onalaska High School. 
  • Monday, May 07, 2018 5:05 PM
    With the end of the school year only a handful of days away, there is only one thing on the minds of many in Galena athletics: playoffs.
  • Monday, May 07, 2018 5:01 PM
  • Wienen first in Texas
    Monday, April 30, 2018 4:37 PM
    KEMP, Texas–Galena’s Chad Wienen won round three of the 2018 ATV Motocross National Championship (ATVMX) Series Saturday, April 14 in Kemp, Texas.
  • Co-op track team speeds to first
    Monday, April 30, 2018 3:37 PM
    PECATONICA–The Galena/East Dubuque/River Ridge girls track team continued its streak of impressive tournament victories last week with a win at the Pecatonica-Durand invitational April 26. 
  • Pirate Competitor of the Week: Shea Curran
    Monday, April 30, 2018 3:36 PM
    Junior soccer player Shea Curran is this week’s Pirate Competitor of the Week sponsored by Galena Culver’s and the Galena Gazette.
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  • Roger Stoddard
    Friday, May 18, 2018 2:38 PM
    ROCKFORD–Roger Laurin “One Putt” Stoddard, born March 15, 1947, to Laurin and Elsie Stoddard, passed away May 16, after a month-long roller coaster ride following a stroke.

    A public visitation will be held at Woodbine Bend, 3500 East Center Road, Stockton, on Sunday May 27, from 2-4 p.m. followed by a private family gathering.

    In lieu of flowers, we ask that you do a good deed for another and make a donation to a local food pantry such as Roger’s favorite, FACC, 514 South Chicago Ave., Freeport, IL 61032.

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  • Lynda Jane Ausmus
    Tuesday, May 15, 2018 4:37 PM

    GALENA–Lynda Jane Ausmus, 77, Galena, passed away Sunday, May 13, at home.

    Graveside services will be held at a later date in Oakwood Cemetery, Macomb.

    The Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena, is assisting the family.

    Online condolences may be left at

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  • Jerry Lopp
    Monday, May 14, 2018 2:37 PM

    SCALES MOUND–Jerry R. Lopp, 74, Scales Mound, passed away on Friday, May 11 at home surrounded by his family.

    Funeral services will be 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at the Miller & Steinke Funeral Home in Scales Mound, with Pastor Elizabeth Rutherford officiating. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Scales Mound Township Cemetery. Friends and family may call from 2-7 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

    Online condolences may be left for the family at

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  • Anni Price
    Monday, May 14, 2018 2:35 PM

    PEORIA, Ariz.–In loving memory of Anni (Weber) Price, 74, who passed away Tuesday, May 8, in Peoria, Ariz.

    A memorial service will be held May 30 in Peoria, Ariz.

    Anyone wishing to send condolences or sentiments may do so to: The Family of Anni Price c/o Janet Potter, 3655 W. Anthem Way, A109-279, Anthem, Ariz. 85086.

    Memorials may be sent to Faith Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 423, Elizabeth, IL 61028.

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  • Edith Mensendike
    Friday, May 11, 2018 10:42 AM

    STOCKTON–Edith Mensendike, 90, Stockton, passed away Thursday, May 10, 2018, at Waverly Place Nursing Facility, Stockton.

    A funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 16, at the Calvary United Methodist Church, Stockton. Interment will take place in the Elizabeth Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. at the church prior to the service.

    Memorials may be given in Edith’s honor to the Stockton Library or Calvary United Methodist Church. Family and friends are invited to share in Edith’s life at

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  • Leadership
    Monday, May 14, 2018 6:06 PM
    The lushness of green grass served as a stark contrast to the foreboding skies overhead this past Wednesday as I drove to Apple River for the May session of the Jo Daviess County Leadership Forum.
  • Megg’s Eggs: Dipping into pure gold
    Monday, May 14, 2018 6:04 PM
    When Megg’s Eggs called me at Tammy’s Piggly Wiggly, I had to respond.
  • Monday, May 14, 2018 6:02 PM
  • Monday, May 07, 2018 4:49 PM
    There is a benefit to working in education that does not show up on your paycheck; the benefit is this–we get a front row seat to the evolution of children. 
  • Monday, May 07, 2018 4:47 PM
    We don’t often comment on letters to the editor, but this week will be one of those exceptions.
  • Monday, May 07, 2018 4:45 PM
  • A photograph frozen in time
    Monday, May 07, 2018 4:42 PM
    girl’s hand rests delicately on the ground.
  • Monday, May 07, 2018 4:40 PM
    Having just read the 1,000-page biography of Ulysses S. Grant entitled “Grant,” published last year by Ron Chernow, I now understand why Grant is regarded among the greatest military commanders who ever lived.
  • Litter: Part 3
    Monday, April 30, 2018 4:32 PM
    An almost continuous series of emails has come across my computer since the publishing of an editorial two weeks ago lamenting the number of people who so callously discard their beer cans, wrappers, bags along the roadways and byways of Jo Daviess County.
  • Monday, April 30, 2018 4:30 PM
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