• BREAKING NEWS: Galena Girls win Sectionals

    Galena beat Eastland 63-58 to win sectionals! The Pirates play Annawan at Oglesby Monday, Feb. 20. Tip off is 7pm.

  • Battling the blaze
    GALENA–A fire erupted at 614 S. Prospect St. on Sunday morning, Feb. 12.
  • Building concepts
    GALENA–Members of the Galena School Board got a glimpse at what a new 7-12 building and additions to Galena Middle School could look like during a committee of the whole meeting Tuesday, Feb. 7.
  • Training for disaster
    LENA–Josh Jerry, Shullsburg, Wis., chief of police, asked participants a question that underscored the gravity of training exercises at Galena High School on Thursday, Feb. 9.
  • Gathering around a special table
    SCHAPVILLE–Bob Stark stands ready, ladle in hand.
  • Art project spans borders

    SCALES MOUND–There are some aspiring artists in Karen Kelly’s eighth grade social studies class at Scales Mound School.

  • Chopped
    GALENA–Snack crackers, chick peas, raisins, cucumber and barbecue sauce.
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  • Monday, February 13, 2017 6:08 PM
    GALENA–The 13th annual ARC father-daughter dance will be held at Galena Middle School, Sunday, Feb. 19 from 6-8 p.m.
  • Monday, February 13, 2017 6:07 PM
    GALENA–The Galena Bridal Fair will take place Saturday, Feb. 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Galena Convention Center, 900 Galena Square Dr. This is a chance to meet face-to-face with wedding experts.
  • Monday, February 13, 2017 6:04 PM
    GALENA–Timothy Fosnow, 56, Warren, agreed to a plea arrangement during court proceedings on Wednesday, Feb. 8.
  • Monday, February 13, 2017 6:01 PM
    EAST DUBUQUE–East Dubuque’s liquor ordinance will be getting some unexpected attention.   
  • Vault collapses
    Monday, February 13, 2017 5:13 PM

    GALENA–A vault of unknown age and purpose collapsed on Saturday, Jan. 28, on the property of the Miller and Steinke Funeral Home at 235 S. Bench St.

  • Monday, February 13, 2017 5:12 PM
    ELIZABETH–The Jo Daviess County Soil & Water Conservation District announces results from its Feb. 7 board election.   
  • Monday, February 13, 2017 4:55 PM
    OREGON–Homeowners in Northern Illinois may be eligible to apply for home repair grants and low interest home improvement loans, thanks to a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development program.   
  • Monday, February 13, 2017 4:49 PM
    GALENA–The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) approved five special use permits for vacation rentals and one special use permit for a small inn during its meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 8.  
  • Taking out the trash
    Monday, February 13, 2017 4:40 PM

    GALENA–As winter thaws and snow melts, months of litter and garbage poke through the receding snow and show the constant need to keep the side of Galena’s roadways clean.

  • Hess is citizen of the year
    Monday, February 13, 2017 4:37 PM
    GALENA–Patrice Hess remembers visiting the Peoria area for the first time as a member of the Galena High School speech team. 
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  • Conference champs!
    Monday, February 13, 2017 5:10 PM
    HANOVER–Galena’s fourth regional title came with a win over Pearl City on Friday, Feb. 10.
  • How they got there: Galena’s run through regionals
    Monday, February 13, 2017 5:06 PM
    HANOVER–Both Galena and Pearl City defeated teams they are both familiar with to advance to the regional finals with Galena defeating host team River Ridge-Scales Mound and Pearl City defeating Stockton.
  • Pirates topple the Warriors
    Monday, February 13, 2017 5:03 PM

    EAST DUBUQUE–The East Dubuque athletic program is walking tall right now as both boys and girls teams finish off a terrific season.

  • Monday, February 13, 2017 4:59 PM
  • Firing on all cylinders
    Monday, February 06, 2017 4:44 PM
    GALENA–The 4-4 Pirates took on the 4-5 Wildcats on Thursday, Feb. 2 as these two teams know every win goes towards a better seed for regionals.
  • Plenty in the tank
    Monday, February 06, 2017 4:39 PM
    HANOVER–As the regular season winds to a close and regional competition commences this week, the number one seeded Galena Pirates faced the number 10 seeded River Ridge-Scales Mound Wildcats (RRSM) in their final regular season meeting before the post season.
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  • Homecoming Spirit
    Monday, January 30, 2017 5:19 PM
    SCALES MOUND–A Scales Mound homecoming game may appear to anyone on the street as a St. Patrick’s Day parade, but make no mistake: this is Hornet Green, and Scales Mound fans take their homecoming seriously.
  • Big Numbers
    Monday, January 30, 2017 5:14 PM
    As the girls basketball season heads towards a close and an opening of regional play, the Galena Pirates finished up a week with big numbers as they continue playing some of their strongest basketball of the season.
  • Furlong reaches another milestone
    Monday, January 30, 2017 5:13 PM
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  • Leona M. Magee
    Wednesday, February 15, 2017 10:26 AM

    MATTOON–Leona M. Magee, 91, of Mattoon, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, at her residence. 

    The funeral service in her honor will begin at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 18, at the First United Methodist Church of Hanover. Pastor Tiffany Garcia will officiate. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.

    Visitation will be held at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the service begins. Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home, Mattoon is handling the arrangements.

    Please visit mitchell-jerdan.com or
    facebook.com/mitchelljerdanfuneralhome to light a virtual candle in her honor or share a memory with her family.

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  • Lewis Hillard
    Tuesday, February 14, 2017 4:50 PM

    GALENA–Lewis G. “Lew” Hillard, 90, of Galena, passed away Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017 surrounded by his loving family at Galena Stauss Senior Care Community.

    In keeping with his wishes there will be no public services at this time. The Furlong Funeral Chapel is assisting the family.

    Online condolences maybe left at furlongfuneralchapel.com.

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  • Philip W. Cornelius
    Tuesday, February 14, 2017 2:23 PM

    EAST DUBUQUE–Philip Wayne Cornelius, 94, was called to the Staff of the Supreme Commander on Feb. 13, 2017.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at St. Mary’s Church of East Dubuque, where friends may call after 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Phil will be buried near his parents in the East Dubuque Cemetery, where military honors will be accorded by members of the Dubuque Marine Corps League. Miller Funeral Home of East Dubuque is coordinating the arrangements.

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  • Ralph Greene
    Friday, February 10, 2017 2:34 PM

    GALENA–Ralph C. Greene, 93, of Galena, was called home Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.

    To honor Ralph’s life, a funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 15, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Galena. Burial will be in the church cemetery, where military honors will be accorded graveside by Galena VFW Post 2665 and American Legion Post 193.

    Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena, where a parish rosary will be recited at 4 p.m.

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  • Leslie Garland Miller
    Wednesday, February 08, 2017 10:07 AM

    MADISON, Wis.–Leslie Garland Miller, 58, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Thursday, Feb. 2, at Agrace Hospice Care in Fitchburg, Wis., in the presence of family.

    A celebration of Leslie’s life will be an Open House, held at her sister Deb Polster’s home, 9710 Hill Creek Dr., Verona, Wis., on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 2 until 6 p.m. We look forward to everyone stopping by to celebrate Leslie’s life and all of the love she has shared with each and every one of us.

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  • Lessons
    Monday, February 13, 2017 5:21 PM
    It’s a little device.
  • Monday, February 13, 2017 5:20 PM
    Imagine that in our nation’s long history, there have been some more acrimonious, unsettling and fractious elections.
  • Monday, February 13, 2017 5:19 PM
    As I have continued my reading and research on poor houses, and specifically the Poor House (Poor Farm) of our county, I remembered the abject poor in various countries where I have done work. 
  • Monday, February 13, 2017 5:17 PM
  • Monday, February 13, 2017 5:15 PM
    As has been recently and rightly highlighted, the Galena School Board voted recently to place a $21.8 million referendum on the ballot for the upcoming election.
  • Annual ritual
    Monday, February 06, 2017 5:03 PM
    Our lives are filled with rituals.
  • Monday, February 06, 2017 5:02 PM
    I’ve trod the firm foundation provided by this great nation for many more years than I had ever imagined.
  • Monday, February 06, 2017 5:01 PM
    Last night had a clear, dry chill which I could feel slipping under the doors even as I was warmed by the fire I’d carefully built. 
  • Monday, February 06, 2017 4:59 PM
  • Monday, February 06, 2017 4:59 PM
    The last two poems in Lynn Werner’s column last week should have appeared as is printed below.
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  • GHS grad helps save man’s life
    Tuesday, February 14, 2017 9:57 AM

    DUBUQUE, IOWA–Taylor Bennett was heading home after work on the morning of Friday, Jan. 27, when she passed a stopped vehicle.

  • Monday, February 13, 2017 5:45 PM
    DUBUQUE, Iowa–Bell Tower Theater is accepting registrations for its spring youth theater classes for children in kindergarten through sixth grade.
  • Monday, February 13, 2017 5:43 PM
    SINSINAWA, Wis.—Sinsinawa Mound is offering a retreat, Miryam, Mother of the Word Incarnate, March 16-17. Sister Mary Ellen O’Dea, will dramatically present and help you discover your soul sister.   
  • Monday, February 13, 2017 5:41 PM
  • Monday, February 13, 2017 5:40 PM
    GALENA–The Songwriters Showcase at the Galena Center for the Arts will be at 7 p.m., Thursday Feb. 16, featuring Ben Dunegan and Kara Gordon, hosted by Lenny Wayne.   
  • Piecing together a quilt tour
    Monday, February 13, 2017 5:24 PM
    GALENA–In addition to welcoming visitors to their bed and breakfasts, the innkeepers who make up the Best of Galena can add a new skill to their resumes.
  • Figure drawing class planned at arts center
    Monday, February 13, 2017 4:58 PM
    GALENA–Drawing the human figure from a live model has always been a fundamental class offered in art schools around the world. 
  • Monday, February 13, 2017 4:57 PM
    GALENA–The Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society’s third 2017 History Matters Winter Program presentation, “From Pepin to Mansfield: 150 years of Laura Ingalls Wilder,” tells the story of acclaimed writer Laura Ingalls Wilder.
  • Monday, February 13, 2017 4:56 PM
    GALENA–On Saturday, Feb. 18 at 2 p.m., the Galena Public Library will screen “Ella es el Matador” (She is the Matador). 
  • Monday, February 13, 2017 4:56 PM
    STOCKTON–There is still time to register for the 2017 Northwest Illinois Grazing Conference. 
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