• Old City Cemetery receives needed restoration

    GALENA–Dale Glick has spent the spring and summer cleaning and restoring headstones and the grounds at the Old City Cemetery in Galena.

  • Mallardfest 2016
    HANOVER–Every year, Mallardfest is combination of family reunion and celebration of community for the town of Hanover.
  • Food distribution

    GALENA–On Saturday, Sept. 10, approximately 40 volunteers from Crossroads Community Church, St. Mary’s and St. Michael’s Catholic churches, Lord of Love Lutheran Church, First Presbyterian Church, the Knights of Columbus and United Churches of Galena Food Pantry assisted six volunteers from the River Bend Food Bank, Davenport, Iowa, with the first mobile food pantry distribution in Galena.

  • Tour of Historic Homes
    Galena’s architecture and one of its most famous citizens, Elihu B. Washburne, will take center stage during the 49th annual Tour of Historic Galena Homes.
  • A day in jail

    GALENA–The iconic red roofed building overlooking the city of Galena will make its return to the Tour of Historic Homes.

  • Jo Daviess Sheriff's Office investigating fatal hit-and-run accident

    Authorities are investigating a hit-and-run accident that left an Apple River teen dead.

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  • Monday, September 19, 2016 6:29 PM

    APPLE RIVER–Authorities are investigating a hit-and-run accident that left an Apple River teen dead.

  • Monday, September 19, 2016 6:27 PM
    GALENA–Galena Cellars Vineyard & Winery will celebrate the annual Fall Harvest Festival on Saturday, Sept. 24 from noon to 6 p.m.
  • Monday, September 19, 2016 6:26 PM
    The finish time for Evelyn Ho-Wisniewski was incorrect in last week’s coverage of the Heroes for History Stair Challenge.
  • Monday, September 19, 2016 6:26 PM

    HANOVER–River Ridge’s homecoming week– “The Wildcats Save the Day”–kicks off Sept. 26 with fun and exciting events planned throughout the week. 

  • Good news for city
    Monday, September 19, 2016 5:39 PM

    GALENA–It’s good news all around for the city of Galena. 

  • Monday, September 19, 2016 5:29 PM

    GALENA–Main Street business owners can breathe a sigh of relief.

  • Monday, September 19, 2016 5:27 PM
    ELIZABETH–The Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF) is applying for a renewal of its land trust accreditation, which recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever.
  • Monday, September 19, 2016 5:14 PM
    GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Board approved John Lang to take the empty seat of Steve Rutz, District 3 Dunleith III, for a term ending November 2018.
  • Monday, September 19, 2016 5:10 PM

    GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Board approved the most recent revised Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) contract at its regular meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 13, and will send the contract for review to the Galena City Council and the Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) Board of Directors.

  • Unique story for stunning home
    Monday, September 19, 2016 4:25 PM

    GALENA–Hezekiah Gear started from humble beginnings. Poverty and debt added to his struggle.

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  • Lena-Winslow brings size and speed
    Monday, September 19, 2016 6:10 PM
    GALENA–For the first two-and-a-half minutes it looked as though the Galena Pirates might have turned around its season, but then the 0-4 Pirates met its match and more.
  • The Wildcats are finding their rhythm
    Monday, September 19, 2016 6:08 PM
    EAST DUBUQUE–When two young teams line up across from each other in an important conference matchup, it is best to reserve expectations until the dust settles.
  • Dakota plays a patient game with East Dubuque
    Monday, September 19, 2016 6:00 PM

    EAST DUBUQUE–Undefeated East Dubuque was looking for its fourth win overall and its third win in conference but were overwhelmed by Dakota (3-1) at home on Friday, Sept. 16.

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  • High fives for everyone
    Monday, September 19, 2016 5:44 PM

    Galena native Chad Wienen won his fifth straight ATV motocross national championship in front of family and fans on Friday, Sept. 9 at the 2016 ProX ATV Motocross National Championship finale in Mt. Pleasant, Mich.

  • Warriors take control of the Pirates
    Monday, September 12, 2016 5:55 PM

    EAST DUBUQUE–A 21-0 first-half East Dubuque lead was too much for the Pirates to overcome on senior night for the Warriors Friday, Sept. 9.

  • Pirate volleyball rolls on
    Monday, September 12, 2016 5:50 PM
    EAST DUBUQUE–Prior to the commencement of the 2016 volleyball season, Galena head coach Dennis Wills expressed concern for a lack of depth and experience at key positions.
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  • Friday, September 23, 2016 2:24 PM

    SCALES MOUND–Stephen L. “Steve” Kieffer, 81, of Scales Mound, passed Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, at the Galena-Stauss Senior Care Community in Galena. 

    Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 26, at Holy Trinity Church in Scales Mound with the Rev. Stanislaw Kos officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery, where military honors will be accorded by members of VFW Post 2665 and American Legion Post 193.

    Visitation is from 2:00-6:00 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25, at the Miller & Steinke Funeral Home in Scales Mound, where the parish rosary will be at 1:45 p.m.

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  • Jean Ertmer
    Friday, September 23, 2016 2:15 PM

    ELIZABETH–Jean Ertmer passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, at the age of 70, at her daughter’s home in Batavia.

    A funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 at Church of St. Mary Catholic, Elizabeth with Father Dennis Morrissy as Celebrant. A visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Law-Jones Funeral Home in Elizabeth, with a rosary service being held at 3:30 p.m. A visitation will also be held from 10:00-10:30 a.m. prior to Mass at the church. A fellowship luncheon will be held after Mass in the church basement.

    A memory box will be available if you would like to share a memory of Jean. Friends and family are invited to share in Jean’s life at www.lawjonesfuneralhome.com.

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  • Linda Wickler
    Wednesday, September 21, 2016 12:17 PM

    GALENA– Linda Ann Wickler, 50, of Galena, passed away Monday, Sept. 19, 2016 at OSF St. Anthony Hospital, Rockford, after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer.

    A private family burial will be held at a later date in Greenwood Cemetery, Galena.

    Online condolences maybe left at furlongfuneralchapel.com.

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  • Merlin Wills
    Monday, September 19, 2016 4:00 PM

    GALENA–Merlin C. Wills, 79, of Galena, passed away suddenly, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, at UIHC, Iowa City, Iowa.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 21 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Galena, with the Rev. David Reese officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Galena.

    Visitation will be held from 3-8 p.m., Tuesday Sept. 20 at the Galena Bible Church on U.S. 20, Galena.

    The Miller and Steinke Galena Chapel, Galena, is in charge of arrangements.

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  • Jerry Kopischke
    Tuesday, September 13, 2016 3:18 PM

    Gerald L. “Jerry” Kopischke, 85, of East Dubuque, formerly of Dubuque, Iowa, passed away on Monday, Sept. 12, 2016 at Luther Manor in Dubuque.

    Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, Sept. 16, 2016 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Dubuque, Iowa, with Rev. DeWayne Teig officiating. Burial will be at Noon on Saturday at Woodville Cemetery, Waseca, Minn.

    Visitation is from 3:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday at the Miller Funeral Home in East Dubuque and from 9:00-9:45 a.m. on Friday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.

    In lieu of flowers, a Gerald L. “Jerry” Kopischke memorial fund has been established.

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  • Tuesday, September 20, 2016 11:06 AM

    GALENA–The Northwest Illinois Audubon Society will host a field trip to Casper Bluff from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept 22.

  • Monday, September 19, 2016 6:30 PM

    GALENA–The Galena Center for the Arts will host its first Sunday Salon concert at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25, featuring Marcus deJesus, a classical guitarist originally from Brazil who currently lives in the Dubuque. 

  • Anniversary - The Rickes
    Monday, September 19, 2016 5:41 PM

    Leonard and Shirley Ricke, Menominee, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Sept. 25.

  • Monday, September 19, 2016 5:27 PM
    SINSINAWA, Wis.–Sinsinawa Art Gallery presents “Quilts Bound with Love and Grace,” the 26th annual quilt exhibit Oct. 1 to Nov. 27. 
  • Monday, September 19, 2016 5:25 PM
    ELIZABETH–As this year’s growing season is winding down, it is time to start thinking about what your goals for your produce and gardens are for next year.
  • Monday, September 19, 2016 5:23 PM
    ELIZABETH–It’s not the subject of a famous song.
  • Monday, September 19, 2016 5:23 PM
    HANOVER–The 23rd Annual Autumn Craft Fair, sponsored by the River Ridge PTO.
  • Monday, September 19, 2016 5:20 PM

    DUBUQUE, Iowa–Mystique Casino and Resort is announcing an addition to its fall entertainment lineup.

  • Make a new tradition, food memories
    Monday, September 19, 2016 4:51 PM

    Noisy crowds, long lines, yelling just to be heard–don’t get trapped this football season at a restaurant or bar where you can’t properly cheer for your team.

  • Monday, September 19, 2016 4:46 PM

    GALENA–St. Matthew Lutheran Church will offer a Bible overview class that is guaranteed to provide a level of familiarity with the Scriptures which most people have not experienced before.

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