• BREAKING NEWS: Grand jury indicts Peters
    GALENA–James Peters, 51, Galena, has been charged with one count of involuntary manslaughter and two counts of aggravated battery, all class 3 felonies, after a Jo Daviess County grand jury met on Friday, May 20.
  • Take a Cemetery Walk through history in June

    GALENA–Every June, the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society remembers the lives and contributions of past Galenians with its annual Cemetery Walk. Local performers portray select individuals buried in Galena’s Greenwood Cemetery and recount their lives.

  • Leaping into the past
    STOCKTON–Looking at a picture of himself leaping over a chair in the dark room of the Chicago Daily Times back in 1948, the memories come flooding back for Stockton resident Ken Van Horn.
  • RR grad receives prestigious research award

    CHAMPAIGN–Robin Holland, Hanover native, has received a prestigious National Institutes of Health (NIH) award to fund her research proposal and continuing education.

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  • Friede dies after fight; No arrests
    Tuesday, May 17, 2016 2:22 PM

    GALENA–Brian Friede, 57, Galena, died Monday, May 9, from injuries sustained in an altercation on Tuesday, May 3.

  • Tuesday, May 17, 2016 2:15 PM

    GALENA–Elections for the new Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) have been completed but not without criticism.

  • Tuesday, May 17, 2016 1:34 PM
  • Eagle Ridge celebrates May as the heart of morel season
    Tuesday, May 17, 2016 1:31 PM

    GALENA TERRITORY–The month of May is the heart of morel season and Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa hosted a morel-themed dinner on Tuesday, May 3, and a morel hunt on Wednesday, May 4.

  • Tuesday, May 17, 2016 1:09 PM

    GALENA–Just before 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 4, Galena City Administrator Mark Moran sat at his home computer and crafted a message that would be relayed to thousands of people through the city’s CodeRED Emergency Notification System, a high-speed telephone communication service for emergency notifications and other important public messages.

  • Tuesday, May 17, 2016 11:33 AM

    GALENA–Hope Wheeler, a principal of CliftonLarsonAllen, gave an audit presentation for fiscal year 2015 to the Jo Daviess County Board on Tuesday, May 10.

  • Tuesday, May 17, 2016 11:02 AM

    EAST DUBUQUE–Cal Cain, fire chief of the Menominee-Dunleith Fire Department, and his wife, Daelynn, have donated money for a stop-arm camera unit for the East Dubuque School District.

  • Tuesday, May 17, 2016 10:48 AM

    GALENA–The Grape Escape will mark 10 years in business this July with a block party.

  • Tuesday, May 10, 2016 3:23 PM
    GALENA–Brian Friede, 57, Galena, died Monday, May 9 at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Rockford.
  • DMO election results
    Tuesday, May 10, 2016 3:20 PM

    GALENA–The election results have been finalized for the remaining seven members of the Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) after ballots were tallied on Friday, May 6.

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  • Warriors show their spirit
    Tuesday, May 17, 2016 12:06 PM
    GALENA– East Dubuque High School and the entire region was saddened with the loss of classmate Jordan Duerr last week, but that didn’t keep both Galena Pirates and Warriors fans from Wienen Field on Thursday, May 12.
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    ROCHELLE–Sophomore hurdler Paige Christopher from the Galena-East Dubuque-River Ridge girls track team qualified for the girls Class 2A state meet on Thursday, May 12 at the 2016 Girls Rochelle IHSA Class 2A Sectional meet.

  • Tuesday, May 17, 2016 12:01 PM
    The Galena boys high school basketball program will host a basketball camp for incoming 6th graders to high school seniors.
  • Girls track wins 5th regional title
    Tuesday, May 10, 2016 2:23 PM
    MILLEDGEVILLE–The girls of the Galena-East Dubuque-River Ridge (GEDRR) track team matched expectations by finishing the regular season victorious at the Tri-Op Invitational held in Hanover on Monday, May 2.
  • Eastland Cougars defeat River Ridge-Scales Mound
    Tuesday, May 10, 2016 2:21 PM
    HANOVER–The River Ridge-Scales Mound Wildcats would have their work cut out for them against the Eastland Cougars.
  • Eastland continues their winning ways
    Tuesday, May 10, 2016 2:19 PM
    GALENA–On Senior Night Thursday, May 5 at Wienen Field, the Galena Pirates fell to the Eastland Cougars in a five inning shutout.
  • St. Matthew Lutheran Church planning annual golf outing
    Tuesday, May 10, 2016 2:17 PM
    GALENA–The 11th annual St. Matthew Lutheran Church Golf Outing is planned for Thursday, June 9 at the Galena Golf Club.
  • Tri-State Christian hosts annual Cow Cup Classic golf tournament
    Tuesday, May 10, 2016 2:16 PM

    On Tuesday, May 3, three schools from Illinois participated in the 13th annual Cow Cup Classic Golf Tournament at the Galena Golf Club.

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  • Clyde Havens
    Monday, May 23, 2016 5:10 PM

    ELIZABETH–Clyde A. Havens was a hard worker and worked his entire life doing what he absolutely loved, logging. He passed away Sunday, May 22, 2016 at the age of 87 at home, surrounded by his loving family.

    A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 26 at Law-Jones Funeral Home in Elizabeth. Burial will take place in Ladies Union Cemetery in Stockton, with military rites accorded by the Stockton American Legion Post #449. Visitation will take place from 4–7 p.m., Wednesday, May 25,  at Law-Jones Funeral Home, Elizabeth. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given in Clyde’s memory. Friends and family are invited to share in Clyde’s life at www.lawjonesfuneralhome.com.

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  • Brian Friede
    Monday, May 16, 2016 3:04 PM

    GALENA–Brian L. “Brodie” Friede, 57, of Galena, died Monday, May 9, 2016, at OSF St. Anthony’s Hospital, Rockford.

    There will be no public services.

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

    Online condolences may be left at furlongfuneralchapel.com.

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  • Sandra Callahan
    Friday, May 13, 2016 12:12 PM

    GALENA–Sandra Kay (Johnson) Callahan, 74, of Galena, lost her struggle with ALS on May 8, 2016.

    Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena. Burial of the cremated remains will be in St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery, Galena.

    Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Monday, May 16 at the Furlong Funeral Home.

    Online condolences may be left at furlongfuneralchapel.com.

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  • Lois Farrell
    Friday, May 13, 2016 12:00 PM

    HANOVER–Lois “Loie” (White) Farrell, 91, of Hanover, passed away peacefully with her family at her side at Finley Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa, on Wednesday, May 11, 2016.

    A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 16, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Hanover, with the Rev. Dennis Morrissy as Celebrant. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Hanover.

    Visitation will be from 3:00-7:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 15, with a Rosary Service at 6:30 p.m. at Law-Jones Funeral Home in Hanover.

    Memorial fund has been established in Lois’ memory. Friends and family are invited to share in Lois’ life at lawjonesfuneralhome.com.

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  • Anthony Middendorf
    Thursday, May 12, 2016 1:52 PM

    MENOMINEE–Anthony “Tony” H. Middendorf, 84, of Menominee, passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa, from complications of a stroke.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, at Nativity BVM Catholic Church at Menominee, with the Rev. Dean Smith officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery, where military honors were accorded by members of American Legion Post 787.

    Visitation is 3-8 p.m. on Friday and from 8:45-9:45 a.m. on Saturday at the Miller Funeral Home in East Dubuque, where the parish rosary will be recited at 2:30 p.m. Friday, and members of American Legion Post #787 will meet at 5:30 p.m. Friday.

    A Tony Middendorf memorial fund has been established.

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  • Tuesday, May 17, 2016 1:24 PM

    For many years the garden at the Newton homestead produced bountiful quantities of tomatoes, peppers, peas, beans and other tasty vegetables. Yum!

  • Tuesday, May 17, 2016 1:18 PM
    Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week recognizes the dedication of those individuals giving time and effort to provide pre-hospital care that makes a significant difference for those in need.
  • Tuesday, May 17, 2016 1:14 PM

    It appears that there have been enough accidents or near accidents involving the transportation of hazardous materials to begin the process of trying to implement measures to avert them.

  • Tuesday, May 17, 2016 1:12 PM

    What is this life if, full of care,

    We have no time to stand and stare.

  • Tuesday, May 17, 2016 1:11 PM
  • Tuesday, May 10, 2016 3:01 PM

    This city will be talking about the events of the past week for a long time to come.

  • Tuesday, May 10, 2016 3:00 PM
  • Tuesday, May 10, 2016 2:56 PM
    It’s just a different way of talking.
  • Tuesday, May 10, 2016 2:54 PM

    Yesterday I held 540 million years in my hand–the fossil, Receptaculite, an algae.

  • Tuesday, May 10, 2016 2:53 PM

    Draw yourself a picture of absolute chaos in one of the nation’s major cities.

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  • Tuesday, May 17, 2016 1:33 PM

    On Saturday, May 21, the Galena Marketplace moves back to the Old Market House State Historic Site lawn from 7 a.m. to noon.

  • Tuesday, May 17, 2016 1:33 PM

    FREEPORT–The Galena Center for the Arts and the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society are the recipients of arts grants through the Freeport Art Museum.

  • Second at state
    Tuesday, May 17, 2016 1:05 PM

    GALENA–Ian Williams, a Galena High School senior, took second in the state in radio news writing at the Illinois High School Association State Journalism Competition at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston on Saturday, April 30.

  • HCE makes May baskets
    Tuesday, May 17, 2016 1:03 PM
    GALENA–The Hills Unit of Jo Daviess County Association of Home and Community Education held a meeting on Thursday, April 21 for a presentation on “New Ways to Cut Electricity.”
  • Tuesday, May 17, 2016 1:02 PM

    GALENA–Save the date of Thursday, June 9 for the first joint fundraiser, A Chorus of Insects: Poetry, Prose, & Music, to benefit the Galena Center for the Arts and the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF).

  • Tuesday, May 17, 2016 11:59 AM

    Taylor Brown, River Ridge High School, and Drew Groezinger, Stockton High School, are recipients of the second annual Wayne Bardell Memorial Scholarship sponsored by the Jo Daviess Republican Central Committee.

  • First Birthday - Colin Earl Berning
    Tuesday, May 17, 2016 11:58 AM

    Colin Earl Berning, son of Chad and Jennifer Berning, Galena, celebrated his first birthday on Feb. 13.

  • Ronn Toebaas book signing set for May 21
    Tuesday, May 17, 2016 11:52 AM

    GALENA–Local author/playwright Ronn Toebaas will be available to sign copies of his books “Voices from the Grave Vol. I” and “Voices from the Grave Vol. II” from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at the Galena & U.S. Grant Museum, Galena.

  • Tuesday, May 17, 2016 11:50 AM
    FREEPORT–The combined choirs of Highland Community College–Highland Chorale, Chamber Singers and Royal Scots–will tour Austria and Germany the week of May 15 for an eight-day series of concerts and cultural and historical tour.
  • Tuesday, May 17, 2016 11:37 AM
    GALENA–St. Mary Altar & Rosary Society held its eighth meeting Monday, May 2 at Bally Hall at 8 a.m. with breakfast.
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