• Sharing his gifts
    GALENA–Each Friday afternoon, 29-year-old Wes Randecker spends an hour-and-a-half volunteering in Marlys Strube’s reading classroom at Galena Primary School.
  • Museum eyes Stillman Inn property
    GALENA–A new home for the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society museum is moving closer to reality.
  • Prairie burn
    GALENA–Students of the Northwest Academy were on hand at the Casper Bluff Land & Water Reserve on Wednesday, April 12 to witness the culmination of a project they began with the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF) back in the fall of 2014.
  • Welcome Home dinner for veterans
    GALENA–Coming home has a special meaning for veterans, especially those who have served during times of war.
  • ‘I love the United States’
    GALENA–It was love that brought Carola Connor from her native Germany to the United States in April 1965.
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  • Monday, April 17, 2017 5:24 PM
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    GALENA–During a special school board meeting Tuesday, April 11, newly-elected members of the Galena School Board, Mike Einsweiler and Nikki Frank, had the chance to learn a little more about what their new roles will entail.
  • Monday, April 17, 2017 5:17 PM
    GALENA–The Galena River Watershed-Based Planning Committee of the League of Women Voters meets monthly to address water resource management issues in the Galena River watershed. 
  • Monday, April 17, 2017 5:00 PM
    GALENA–The Zoning Board of Appeals approved of a plan that would allow for the construction of a new building at the Blaum Brothers Distillery location at 9380 U.S. 20 West.
  • Monday, April 17, 2017 4:52 PM
    GALENA–Galena High School will host a community blood drive for the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center (MVRBC) from 8 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, May 3 at Galena High School.
  • Monday, April 17, 2017 4:44 PM
    EAST DUBUQUE–The East Dubuque City Council issued a new Class C liquor license at its Monday, April 3 meeting.
  • Health department hosts engagement dinner
    Monday, April 17, 2017 4:38 PM
    THE GALENA TERRITORY–The Jo Daviess County Health Department hosted a community engagement dinner on Wednesday, April 5, at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa.
  • Happy 195th Birthday, U.S. Grant!
    Monday, April 17, 2017 4:26 PM
    GALENA–If Ulysses S. Grant were blessed with unusually long life, he’d be 195 years old this year.
  • Monday, April 17, 2017 4:25 PM
     GALENA–For 51 Sundays of the year visitors are welcome to sit in the pew at the Galena United Methodist Church once occupied by the Ulysses S. Grant family.
  • Monday, April 17, 2017 4:18 PM
    GALENA–With the decision last week by the Galena City Council not to adopt the proposed Welcome City resolution, some in the community questioned what that decision would mean for the immigrant community in terms of immigration enforcement.
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  • Monday, April 17, 2017 4:36 PM
  • Play like a girl!
    Monday, April 17, 2017 4:35 PM
    GALENA–When 10-year-old Harper Robbins asked her mother if she could organize a football camp for girls, the answer came simply to her mother, Marnie.
  • Broncos are rolling through NUIC
    Monday, April 17, 2017 4:32 PM
    GALENA–The Orangeville Broncos extended their record to 13-2 with a win over the struggling Galena Pirates on Wednesday, April 12.
  • Whatever it takes to win
    Monday, April 17, 2017 4:28 PM
    The 3-9 River Ridge-Scales Mound Wildcats are scrapping for wins, starting out the season with a string of losses but still staying competitive and looking for opportunities to build consistency.
  • Monday, April 10, 2017 4:54 PM
  • Pearl City is all business
    Monday, April 10, 2017 4:52 PM
    GALENA–It’s been a tough start for the 0-4 Pirates who are playing once again in a strong and competitive conference.
  • Galena answers Pearl City
    Monday, April 10, 2017 4:51 PM
  • Wildcats win pitching duel
    Tuesday, April 04, 2017 11:23 AM
    GALENA–Anyone who follows baseball knows that it is a game that includes rules as well as judgement calls and has historically been a game where results are disputed, in some cases for generations.
  • Hornets outlast Pirates in extra innings
    Tuesday, April 04, 2017 11:14 AM
    GALENA–Ever try to watch two exciting ball games at the same time?
  • Archers advance to nationals
    Tuesday, April 04, 2017 11:13 AM
    EAST DUBUQUE–East Dubuque elementary students Keaira Funston, Braelyn Kuro and Avery Morrison have been participating in the sport of archery since they were around 6 years old and are currently members of the East Dubuque archery team, part of the National Archery In Schools Program (NASP).
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  • Neil Joseph Wand
    Monday, April 17, 2017 2:29 PM

    GALENA–Neil Joseph Wand, 77, of Galena, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017, at Finley Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa.

    A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 22, at Church of St. Mary Catholic Church in Elizabeth. Inurnment will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Elizabeth. 

    A memorial visitation will be held from 10-10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 22, at Church of St. Mary Catholic Church prior to the Mass.

    In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Neil’s memory. 

    Friends and family are invited to share in Neil’s at life at lawjonesfuneralhome.com.

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Dorothea “DeeDee” Moser
    Monday, April 10, 2017 4:00 PM

    CALEDONIA, Minn.–Dorothea “DeeDee” Moser, 85, of Caledonia, Minn., formerly of Galena, died Friday, April 7, 2017, at Caledonia Care and Rehab.

    Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 11, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Caledonia, with the Rev. Steven Meyer officiating. Luncheon will follow and graveside services will be held at 3:30 p.m. at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Galena.

    Visitation will be from 8:30-10 a.m. on Tuesday morning before the service at the church.

    Miller and Steinke Galena Chapels were in charge of arrangements.

    Online condolences may be left at galenachapels.com.

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Lynn Joy Leighton
    Monday, April 10, 2017 3:52 PM

    HANOVER–Lynn Joy Leighton, 66, of Hanover, died Saturday, April 8, 2017, at the Galena-Stauss Nursing Home in Galena.

    Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 11, at Law-Jones Funeral Home, Hanover. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Hanover.

    A visitation will be held from 9:30-11 a.m. prior to the service, at the funeral home.

    A memorial fund has been established in Lynn’s memory. Family and friends are invited to share in Lynn’s life at lawjonesfuneralhome.com.

    Click on name above for more information.

  • John “Duff” Duffy
    Friday, April 07, 2017 3:56 PM

    TEMPE, Ariz.–John Duffy, 60, of Tempe, Ariz., formerly of Galena, was called home Tuesday, March 28, 2017.

    A celebration of life will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 29 at Greenwood Cemetery in Galena. His ashes will be placed with his beloved NaNa.
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  • Alice Ramona “Mona” Chapman
    Friday, April 07, 2017 12:52 PM

    GALENA–Alice Ramona “Mona” Chapman, 86, of Galena, passed peacefully with family Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

    A private family service will be held at a later date. Burial will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Galena. Cremation rites have been accorded. The Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena is assisting the family.

    Online condolences maybe left at furlongfuneralchapel.com.

    Click on name above for more information.

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  • Monday, April 17, 2017 4:52 PM
  • Monday, April 17, 2017 4:50 PM
    The Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Office responded to 102 calls between Friday, April 7 and Tuesday, April 11.
  • Monday, April 17, 2017 4:49 PM
    Galena Police officers responded to 66 calls between Friday, April 7 and Thursday morning, April 13.
  • Monday, April 17, 2017 4:49 PM
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  • Monday, April 17, 2017 4:48 PM
    GALENA–Steven Havens, 48, Apple River, pleaded guilty to predatory criminal sexual assault against a child, a class X felony, in Jo Daviess County Circuit Court on Tuesday, April 11.
  • Monday, April 17, 2017 4:47 PM
    GALENA–Christopher J. Rhodes, 25, East Dubuque, pleaded guilty to criminal sexual abuse against a minor, a class 4 felony, during Jo Daviess County Circuit Court proceedings on Thursday, April 14.
  • Monday, April 17, 2017 4:46 PM
    PECATONICA–The Illinois State Police’s (ISP) investigation into the shooting death of Troy J. Boyle by a Stockton police officer is coming to a close.
  • Monday, April 10, 2017 5:24 PM
  • Monday, April 10, 2017 5:22 PM
    Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s deputies responded to 127 calls between Friday morning, March 31, and Friday morning, April 7.
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  • LaBarbera honored with TV award
    Monday, April 17, 2017 5:12 PM
    HAZEL GREEN, Wis.–Mark LaBarbera of Hazel Green and Dan Small of Westby, Wis., together received a first and second place in the annual Best of the Midwest Invitational Media Fest awards program, April 7 at the Holiday Inn Milwaukee Riverfront. 
  • Birthday open house: James Krohmer
    Monday, April 17, 2017 5:11 PM
    James Krohmer, Stockton, will celebrate his 85th birthday on Sunday, April 23.
  • Anniversary: The Phillips
    Monday, April 17, 2017 5:09 PM
    Deloss and Doris Phillips, Galena, will observe their 65th wedding anniversary on April 20.
  • Monday, April 17, 2017 5:07 PM
  • Monday, April 17, 2017 5:06 PM
    FREEPORT–The Highland Community College Royal Scots vocal jazz ensemble will present a program of contemporary popular music, jazz standards and songs from the “Great American Songbook” in concert on Friday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ferguson Fine Arts Center.
  • Perfectly refreshing springtime dessert
    Monday, April 17, 2017 5:03 PM
    I always associate this dessert with spring. 
  • Devaney to perform at Galena Center For the Arts
    Monday, April 17, 2017 5:00 PM
    GALENA–Melanie Devaney, a singer-songwriter from Epworth, Iowa, will perform at the Galena Center For the Arts on Thursday, April 20 at 7 p.m. 
  • Davenport awarded research fellowship
    Monday, April 17, 2017 4:59 PM
    ATLANTA, Ga.–Dr. Mark Davenport, associate professor of digital signal processing at the Georgia Institute of Technology School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is the recipient of a 2017 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship.
  • Monday, April 17, 2017 4:57 PM
    DUBUQUE, Iowa–The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra (DSO) wraps up its 2016-17 Season of the Arts series with Music & Fantasy.
  • Students compete at engineering expo
    Monday, April 17, 2017 4:55 PM
    SCALES MOUND–The 46th annual Engineering Expo at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville was held on Thursday, April 6. 
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