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  • Tuesday, April 14, 2015 2:22 PM

    GALENA–A judge ruled in favor of the City of Galena in a lawsuit alleging that the city used architect Greg Stauder’s designs to apply for a state-funded grant.

  • Tuesday, April 14, 2015 2:20 PM

    GALENA–There are a lot of unknowns as the Galena City Council moves forward in the 2015-16 budget process.

  • Tuesday, April 14, 2015 2:14 PM

    EAST DUBUQUE–Without fanfare, the East Dubuque City Council approved its budget for the fiscal year starting May 1.

  • Tuesday, April 14, 2015 2:13 PM
    GALENA–AARP will be conducting a smart driving class in Galena on April 22-23 at St. Matthew Lutheran.
  • Tuesday, April 14, 2015 2:11 PM

    GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Health Department announced that Infant Immunization Week is April 18-25.

  • Tuesday, April 14, 2015 1:15 PM

    ELIZABETH–Come June 30, the Jo Daviess Carroll Area Vocational Center (AVC) will become the Jo Daviess Carroll Career and Technical Education (CTE) Academy.

  • Tuesday, April 14, 2015 1:13 PM
    ELIZABETH–Jo-Carroll Energy will hold its annual meeting of members on Saturday, April 18 in Geneseo.
  • Tuesday, April 14, 2015 11:25 AM

    GALENA–The numbers are staggering when it comes to the costs incurred for personnel and equipment in the aftermath of the March 5 Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) train derailment south of Galena.

  • Tuesday, April 07, 2015 2:20 PM

    GALENA–Following his March 25 arrest for public indecency in downtown Galena, Shullsburg, Wis., resident Scott Lee Arnold missed his April 2 court date because he’s serving a scheduled jail sentence in Grant County, Wis., for previous arrests.

  • Tuesday, April 07, 2015 2:19 PM
    GALENA–The Galena School Board continues to tweak its plans for community information sessions.
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  • Tuesday, April 14, 2015 11:52 AM

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    GALENA–After two innings of shutout softball in cold, windy conditions, the Scales Mound/River Ridge Lady Hornets blew the game wide open with a 10 run third inning to grab a 12-0 victory over the Lady Pirates on Tuesday, April 7.

  • Gronewold to suit up for Shrine Game
    Tuesday, April 14, 2015 11:49 AM

    GALENA–Galena senior Adam Gronewold has compiled quite the list of accomplishments during his football career for the Pirates.

  • Tuesday, April 07, 2015 11:19 AM

  • Tuesday, April 07, 2015 11:17 AM

    GALENA–East Dubuque’s Abby Berryman and Galena’s Sophie Hefel dueled for seven innings, surrendering just five runs between the two of them in a thrilling, 4-1 East Dubuque victory on Thursday, April 2.

  • Warriors roll over Pirates
    Tuesday, April 07, 2015 11:15 AM

    GALENA–The Galena Pirates and the East Dubuque Warriors squared off on Thursday, April 2 in Galena, with the Warriors of East Dubuque putting on a hitting clinic in a 16-3 victory.

  • Tuesday, March 31, 2015 10:59 AM
    SAVANNA–It’s time to get running!
  • Miller earns IBCA honors
    Tuesday, March 31, 2015 10:57 AM

    EAST DUBUQUE–Following a 29-4 season that included a share of the conference crown and a regional championship, Warrior head coach Eric Miller has been named district coach of the year by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association.

  • Tuesday, March 24, 2015 11:11 AM

  • Schaber, Pirates reflect on success
    Tuesday, March 24, 2015 11:09 AM

    GALENA–In the back room of Gobbie’s Sports Pub and Eatery, an emotional Scott Schaber thanked his family in front of a crowded room.

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  • Tuesday, April 14, 2015 3:57 PM

    DUBUQUE, Iowa–Audrey M. Cliff, 87, of Dubuque, Iowa, formerly of Hanover, passed away peacefully in her sleep April 12, 2015.

    A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the Leonard Funeral Home, 2595 Rockdale Road in Dubuque. Friends may call from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., with the service starting at 2:00 p.m.

    In lieu of flowers, Audrey requested that donations be made in memory of her son, Brian, at to help in the fight against Lou Gehrig’s disease. Family and friends will be participating in the Quad Cities Walk to Defeat ALS in August.

    Online condolences may be left at

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Tuesday, April 14, 2015 2:55 PM

    ELIZABETH–Betty “Joan” Fearheiley, 92, of Elizabeth and formerly of Apple Canyon Lake, passed away peacefully Friday, April 10, 2015 at the Elizabeth Nursing Home.

    A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, April 16, 2015 at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Galena. Cremation rites will be accorded.

    Online condolences may be left at

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Monday, April 13, 2015 11:00 AM

    ELIZABETH–Evelyn M. Arnold, 91, of Elizabeth, died on Saturday, April 11, 2015, at the Elizabeth Nursing Home in Elizabeth.

    Cremation rites have been accorded. A private family burial will be held at a later date in the Elizabeth Cemetery. 

    Memorials may be given to FHN Hospice, 773 W. Lincoln Blvd, Suite 403, Freeport, IL 61032, or the Elizabeth Township Public Library, 212 E. Myrtle St, Elizabeth, IL 61028, in Evelyn’s memory. 

    Please share in Evelyn’s life at lawjonesfuneral

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Wednesday, April 08, 2015 9:30 AM

    ELIZABETH–Norman A. Steinkamp, 85 of Elizabeth, died Monday, April 6, 2015, at Big Meadows Nursing Home in Savanna.

    Cremation rites have been accorded.

    Friends and family are invited to share in Norman’s life at

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Tuesday, April 07, 2015 1:24 PM

    MERIDIAN, Idaho–Louise “Marea” Jones McKeague, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, cherished wife and daughter, passed away Thursday, April 2, 2015, in Meridian, Idaho, surrounded by loving family that mourns the loss of her incomparable grace, warmth, humor and kindness.

    A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, April 17 at Meadow Lake Village in Meridian, Idaho, followed by a private graveside service in Galena.

    In lieu of flowers, friends may send memorial gifts to the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society in Galena, or the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation, in support of the Gordon and Marea McKeague Scenic Outlook at Horseshoe Mound.

    Click on name above for more information.

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  • Tuesday, April 14, 2015 2:18 PM

    It’s opening night. Director Ronn Toebaas is grim. He addresses the more than 40-person cast sitting before him.

  • Tuesday, April 14, 2015 11:45 AM
    Whether you are a lifelong resident of Jo Daviess County (JDC) or are a “transplant” you probably don’t know all there is to do outdoors in JDC.
  • Tuesday, April 14, 2015 11:38 AM
    The city of East Dubuque is a geographically divided community, a copy of such ups and downs with the railroad tracks intersection it.
  • Tuesday, April 14, 2015 11:37 AM
    On March 17 at the monthly meeting of the American Legion in Galena, my dad, Jim Henry, was presented with a “Quilt of Valor” by the national Quilts of Valor organization through the Friendship Quilters of Elizabeth.
  • Tuesday, April 14, 2015 11:36 AM
    Lois’ shrimp dip on Ritz crackers is a tradition in the Farrell family.
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  • Tuesday, April 14, 2015 11:31 AM

    I have always been amazed by the broad range of talents possessed by the people who call this wonderful place in northwest Illinois their home.

  • Tuesday, April 07, 2015 10:30 AM
    The origin of bowling can be traced back to 3200 B.C. Egypt where an anthropologist in the 1930s found remnants of what was thought to be components of a pin game buried with a child.
  • Tuesday, April 07, 2015 10:29 AM
    My column this week is in response to recent media coverage about Amtrak and its alleged return to northwest Illinois.
  • Tuesday, April 07, 2015 10:28 AM
    How can Easter have arrived already when it seems like we just put the Christmas ornaments away?
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  • Tuesday, April 14, 2015 2:12 PM

  • Tuesday, April 14, 2015 2:10 PM
    ELIZABETH–It’s that time of year for the Jo Daviess County Farm Bureau’s annual Nike ReUse-a-Shoe Program.
  • ED Lions support Reading Carnival
    Tuesday, April 14, 2015 2:09 PM

    EAST DUBUQUE–Face painting, bounce houses, games, food booths and stuffed toys will be on hand for the year-end Reading Carnival at the East Dubuque Elementary School on Friday, May 8.

  • Leonard completes course
    Tuesday, April 14, 2015 2:08 PM
    SAVANNA–Ann Leonard of Miner Agency, Inc, Savanna, recently completed a Pekin Insurance LifeSaver 2015.
  • Tuesday, April 14, 2015 2:02 PM

    GALENA–St. Mary Altar and Rosary Society held its sixth meeting on Monday, April 6 in Bally Hall at 7 p.m.

  • Accolades for Farmers Guest House stuffed French toast
    Tuesday, April 14, 2015 1:23 PM

    GALENA–In its first-ever showdown of regional breakfast favorites, has declared the Midwest the winner of its Best B&B Breakfast Tournament.

  • Tuesday, April 14, 2015 1:22 PM

    FREEPORT–The Boyer Colloquium and Highland Community College will host a panel discussion, “GMOs: Threat or Promise? What’s a Consumer to think?,” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21 in the Student/Conference Center, Room H201.

  • Tuesday, April 14, 2015 1:20 PM

  • Tuesday, April 14, 2015 1:16 PM

    GALENA–Students at Galena Primary School raised $7,500 this spring for the American Heart Association (AHA) through Jumprope for Heart, a community service program of the AHA.

  • Tuesday, April 14, 2015 1:14 PM

    GALENA–On Friday, April 24, bring the whole family to Fantastic Frogs & Friends, a frog walk beginning at the Meeker Street footbridge on the east side along the Galena River Trail.

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