• Deep Galena roots

    GALENA–Wayne Turner didn’t have much growing up in Galena.

  • Learning how to land the job

    EAST DUBUQUE–Students in Brandon Behlke’s junior speech class got their chance to impress on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 14 and 15.

  • Happy Pi Day!

    GALENA–Sarah Nack attempts to make math fun for her seventh grade students at Galena Middle School every day.

    
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  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:56 AM

    GALENA–Cody J. Berry, 21, Durango, Iowa, agreed to a plea arrangement during court proceedings on Tuesday, March 14, for his involvement in a fatal traffic accident on the Julien Dubuque Bridge on Nov. 17, 2014.

  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:55 AM

    GALENA–The Galena Police Department executed an arrest warrant for Kelly D. Levens, 56, Galena, on Tuesday, March 14.

  • Candidates split 3-2 on referendum
    Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:29 AM

    GALENA–The five candidates vying for three seats on the Galena School Board were asked to publicly share their positions on the $21.8 million bond referendum that will be put to voters on Tuesday, April 4.

  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:27 AM

    GALENA–Possible action on the Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) contract was postponed by the Jo Daviess County Board during its meeting on Tuesday, March 14.

  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:27 AM

    GALENA–The Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) Board authorized Colin Sanderson to request proposals for at least two executive search firms during its meeting on Tuesday, March 14.

  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:25 AM

    GALENA The Jo Daviess County Board’s ad hoc emergency fire and medical services committee discussed recruitment practices during its Thursday, March 16 meeting.

  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:14 AM
    GALENA–An event to honor Vietnam veterans will take place on Saturday, April 22 at 1 p.m. at the VFW in Galena.
  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:05 AM

    GALENA–Galena City Council member Charles Fach has an idea of how the city can bring in some revenue to fund the downtown sidewalk replacement project.

  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:02 AM

    GALENA–The next collection for disposing/recycling televisions and computer monitors is set for Friday, March 31, 8 a.m. to 1:30 at the Galena City Hall parking lot.

  • Tuesday, March 14, 2017 11:16 AM
    GALENA–Galena residents both for and against the “Welcome City” resolution addressed the Galena City Council Monday, March 13.
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  • Pirates celebrate the season
    Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:22 AM
    GALENA–At the end of every season, a team is able to take the time to reflect back on the shortcomings or accomplishments that they had throughout the season.
  • A fantastic run
    Tuesday, March 14, 2017 10:49 AM
    DeKALB–It was going to take more than just willpower to take down the East Dubuque Warriors who were appearing in their first super-sectional in school history.
  • WIJARA racing wraps up for 2016-2017
    Tuesday, March 14, 2017 10:41 AM
  • Knights of Columbus hoop shooters advance to state
    Tuesday, March 14, 2017 10:40 AM
    Six young athletes competed in the Knights of Columbus Regional Free Throw Championship in Rockford on Sunday, Mar. 12.
  • Hornets win another sportsmanship award
    Monday, March 06, 2017 4:21 PM
    SCALES MOUND–The Scales Mound Hornets junior high school basketball teams won the 2016-2017 U.S. Grant-Fever River Conference Sportsmanship Award.
  • Hoop shoot veteran
    Monday, March 06, 2017 4:20 PM
    GALENA–The Galena Elks Lodge hosted its annual Elks Hoop Shoot on Saturday, Jan. 7 at the Galena Middle School.
  • Staying on track
    Monday, March 06, 2017 4:18 PM
    ELIZABETH–James Breed competed in the Iowa Senior Winter Olympics held at Augustana College in Rock Island on Saturday, Feb. 25.
  • SECTIONAL CHAMPS
    Monday, March 06, 2017 4:13 PM
    PECATONICA–If this is the Warriors’ year to make a climb to the state finals, they came one rung closer with a win over Freeport Aquin for East Dubuque’s first boys basketball sectional title and a ticket to super sectionals against Chicago Hope Academy (27-3, 8-0 in conference).
  • The end of the road
    Monday, February 27, 2017 4:16 PM
    OGLESBY–For the second year in a row, the supersectionals have been the insurmountable obstacle in the Galena Pirates’ championship dreams.
  • Running Warriors
    Monday, February 27, 2017 4:14 PM
    STOCKTON–The East Dubuque Warriors extended their season record to 29-2 on Friday, Feb. 24 as they defeated Milledgeville for their second regional championship in the past three seasons.
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  • Friday, March 24, 2017 3:10 PM
    ELIZABETH–Patricia Celista Wolter, 77, of Elizabeth, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017, in the loving care of the Elizabeth Nursing Home in Elizabeth.
  • Lillian “Lil” Accola
    Friday, March 24, 2017 1:58 PM

    EAST DUBUQUE–Mrs. Lillian D. “Lil” Accola, 98, of East Dubuque, passed away Thursday afternoon, March 23, 2017, at Manor Care Health Services in Dubuque, Iowa.

    Visitation will be held from 9:30-11 a.m. on Monday, March 27 at the Miller Funeral Home in East Dubuque. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday. Burial will be in the East Dubuque Cemetery.

    Online condolences may be left for the family at millerfhed.com.

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Friday, March 17, 2017 4:42 PM

    GALENA–JoAnn M. Sproule, 79, of Galena, passed away Thursday, March 16, 2017, at Dubuque Specialty Care, surrounded by her loving family.

    A private family service will be held at a later date. The Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena, is assisting the family.

    Online condolences maybe left at furlongfuneralchapel.com.

    Click on name above for more information.

  • QuoShunda Chiffon “Shonnie” Linear
    Thursday, March 16, 2017 2:11 PM

    GALENA–QuoShunda Chiffon “Shonnie” Linear, 34, of Galena, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, March 12, 2017, at Midwest Medical Center, Galena.

    Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 28, at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena, where friends may call after 2 p.m. until time of service. Cremation rites will follow the service and burial will be held at a later date.

    In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the QuoShunda Linear Family Fund which has been established at First Community Bank, 101 Exchange Street, Galena, IL 61036.

    Online condolences maybe left at furlongfuneralchapel.com.

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Donald “Doggie” Schumacher
    Thursday, March 16, 2017 2:01 PM

    DUBUQUE, Iowa–Donald W. “Doggie” Schumacher, 66, of Dubuque, Iowa, formerly of Elizabeth, passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center, Dubuque.

    Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, March 18, at Law-Jones Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Burial will be in Elizabeth Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, March 17, at Law-Jones Funeral Home, Elizabeth.

    A memorial fund has been established in Donald’s memory.

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

    Click on name above for more information.

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  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:53 AM

    As Galena City Council members and city staff review and reflect on the “Welcome City” resolution, we think it is appropriate for citizens of this community to appreciate what has taken place.

  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:51 AM

    It is interesting to note that last week’s Galena City Council meeting took place during Sunshine Week, a week designated to advocate for open government.

  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:49 AM
  • How free are we? Is it only an illusion?
    Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:48 AM

    How free are we? Is our treasured American freedom only an illusion?

  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:45 AM
    There’s a slight possibility that I may be pushing the season a tad, but shouldn’t we be seeing more, if even only slightly more, signs of spring?
  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:44 AM
    Understandably, much attention has been given to the upcoming school bond referendum.
  • In the darkness...
    Tuesday, March 14, 2017 11:08 AM
    Photographs tell stories, just as the one above does.
  • Tuesday, March 14, 2017 11:08 AM
  • Tuesday, March 14, 2017 11:06 AM
    My toes were bleeding.
  • Tuesday, March 14, 2017 11:05 AM
    History has a way of requiring to be recognized and recorded.
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