• Communication upgrade
    GALENA–A constant challenge for law enforcement agencies is keeping pace with technology. 
  • Property lease on hold
    GALENA–The lease between the city of Galena and Deb Malone from Fever River Outfitters is on hold.
  • Don’t use as directed
    GALENA–When it comes to flushable wipes, what you see is not always what you get.
  • Bathroom fire at Eagle Ridge
    GALENA TERRITORY–Firefighters from the Scales Mound Fire Protection District responded to a fire in a first floor men’s bathroom at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa on Thursday, Feb. 16.
  • A trip of a lifetime
    GALENA–When Alden Kuntz, a sophomore at Wahlert Catholic High School in Dubuque, Iowa, got a letter in the mail recruiting him for a summer trip to Australia to compete with Down Under Sports in a track event, his mom, Maria, knew he needed to go.
    
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  • Wednesday, February 22, 2017 10:16 AM
    GALENA–U.S. Bank awarded grants totaling $7,500 during 2016.
  • Monday, February 20, 2017 5:00 PM
    GALENA TERRITORY–The Prairie Enthusiasts will be holding its 30th annual conference and banquet on Saturday, March 4, at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa.
  • Eagle tours
    Monday, February 20, 2017 4:45 PM
    Beginning in mid-February, volunteers from JDCF will be hosting the annual eagle watching tours at the Lost Mound Unit of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge just north of Savanna.
  • TCEDA sets date for annual meeting that will feature guest speaker Carmen Rossi
    Monday, February 20, 2017 4:44 PM
    EAST DUBUQUE–Tri-County Economic Development Alliance (TCEDA) will be hosting its 2017 annual luncheon meeting at Timmerman’s Supper Club, East Dubuque, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, March 16.   
  • Monday, February 20, 2017 4:24 PM
    GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Board approved language changes in the proposed Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) contract during its meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 14.
  • Monday, February 20, 2017 4:11 PM
    SCALES MOUND–Scales Mound School District will be holding its 2017-2018 Preschool screening on March 2-3. 
  • Monday, February 20, 2017 4:08 PM
    GALENA–At the January Galena River Watershed-based Planning Committee meeting, Scott Tompkins of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency presented on water quality, non-point source (NPS) pollution impairments and the nine required elements for watershed-based plan development using Section 319 funding resources.
  • Monday, February 20, 2017 4:06 PM
    GALENA–An American Red Cross blood drive is planned for Tuesday, Feb. 28 from 1 to 6 p.m.
  • Monday, February 20, 2017 4:03 PM
    GALENA–This year’s World Day of Prayer service will be held on Friday, March 3 at noon at Westminster United Presbyterian Church, 513 S. Bench St., Galena.
  • Monday, February 20, 2017 3:50 PM
    GALENA–Members of the Jo Daviess County Board discussed term limits during the meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 14.
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  • Another shot at state
    Monday, February 20, 2017 4:00 PM
    PEARL CITY–The Eastland Cougars had no intention of letting Galena stroll through a sectional final, but the Pirates have had a singular focus this season and this game was another test of what the Pirates are going to need to take it all the way.
  • Galena moves forward as a team
    Monday, February 20, 2017 3:58 PM
    PEARL CITY–The Pirates had met the Freeport Aquin Bulldogs once before this season, defeating them 46-26 on Feb. 4 in tournament play. 
  • Galena defeats Stockton
    Monday, February 20, 2017 3:55 PM
    GALENA–The Galena Pirates are playing with some late season focus and took care of another conference foe by defeating the Stockton Blackhawks on Tuesday, Feb. 14.
  • Monday, February 20, 2017 3:52 PM
  • 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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  • Dennis Albrecht
    Wednesday, February 22, 2017 1:22 PM

    GALENA–Dennis Albrecht, 67, of Stockton, died on Feb. 20, 2017, surrounded by his wife, Denise (Ven Huizen) and family, after a six year, brave battle with prostate cancer. 

    In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Dennis’ name to UW Carbone Cancer Research Center for Prostate Cancer or FHN Hospice.

    A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

    Condolences may be shared with his family at hermannfuneralhome.com.

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Vincent Thiltgen
    Wednesday, February 22, 2017 12:18 PM

    GALENA–Vincent G. Thiltgen, 88, of Monroe, Wis., formerly of Warren, passed away on Jan. 14, 2017, at Azura Memory Care in Monroe.

    Cremation Rites were accorded and private family burial will be at a later date.

    The family is requesting that in lieu of flowers, a memorial donation be made to the Monroe Clinic Hospice Home. Checks should be made out to Monroe Clinic and Hospital foundation and designate Hospice Home in the memo line. Checks may be mailed to: Monroe Clinic and Hospital Foundation, 515 22nd Ave., Monroe, WI. 53566.

    Online donations can be made at monroeclinic.org/buildahome.

    Friends and family may send condolences to the family at leamonfh.com.

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Stella Teasdale
    Wednesday, February 22, 2017 12:10 PM

    GALENA–Stella Ann (Greene) Teasdale, 81, of Galena, passed away Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, at home, surrounded by her loving family.

    Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Galena. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24, at the Furlong Funeral Chapel.

    Online condolences maybe left at furlongfuneralchapel.com.

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Monday, February 20, 2017 1:30 PM
    ELIZABETH–Mildred Meyerhofer, 93, of Elizabeth, passed away Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, at the Elizabeth Nursing Home in Elizabeth.
  • 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.

    Click on name above for more information.

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  • Sunset
    Monday, February 20, 2017 3:44 PM
    If you don’t know, I have a love affair with sunsets, especially during the winter months.
  • Monday, February 20, 2017 3:43 PM
    We tend today to take the availability of our libraries for granted but that wasn’t always so.
  • May they be at a deep and lasting peace
    Monday, February 20, 2017 3:42 PM
    Elizabeth S. “attempted to injure herself with a potato masher.”
  • Monday, February 20, 2017 3:40 PM
  • 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.
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  • Wednesday, February 22, 2017 10:18 AM

  • Wednesday, February 22, 2017 10:17 AM
  • Give these waffle combinations a try
    Monday, February 20, 2017 4:54 PM
    As a parent, I find it very important to eat together as a family.
  • Monday, February 20, 2017 4:52 PM
    ROCKFORD–Extension educators, Master Gardeners and other plant experts will present a variety of education sessions and hands-on workshops at Gardening for Food, Flowers and Fun on Saturday, March 4 from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at Northern Illinois University-Rockford.
  • Do you remember?
    Monday, February 20, 2017 4:50 PM
    If you have walked or driven past Bench and Green streets recently, you might have noticed a different look to the back hillside at the funeral home parking lot.
  • Monday, February 20, 2017 4:49 PM
    FREEPORT–The Highland Community College District high school juried art exhibit is designed to recognize high school artists in northwest Illinois and to celebrate their visual contributions to the community.
  • Monday, February 20, 2017 4:48 PM
    FREEPORT–In December 2016, at the first meeting of the advisory committee for Highland Community College’s agriculture program, Jay Kempel, FS/Stephenson Service Co. general manager, presented HCC President Tim Hood and agriculture instructor Justin Ebert with a $10,000 donation to the program.
  • Monday, February 20, 2017 4:47 PM
    SINSINAWA, Wis.–Composer, artist and author Dan Schutte will be at Sinsinawa Mound for a concert Friday, March 3, and a retreat Saturday, March 4. 
  • Monday, February 20, 2017 4:42 PM
    FREEPORT–In honor of National Mentoring Month, the local Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Northwest Illinois organization thanked its volunteer mentors with open house events in Stephenson and Jo Daviess counties.
  • Monday, February 20, 2017 4:42 PM
    ELIZABETH–One successful program on apple tree pruning will lead to another from 6 to 8 p.m., on Wednesday, March 8 at the Extension office.
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