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  • State officials listen locally

    GALENA–What’s happening locally, possible upcoming changes at the state level and how that might impact Galena and Jo Daviess County were at the forefront of discussion Thursday, Jan. 22 as about 50 local leaders gathered at the DeSoto House Hotel in Galena for the 22nd annual Community Development Fund of Galena (CDFG)  Legislator’s Day.

  • ED library to lose two valuable trustees

    EAST DUBUQUE–“I am sorry to see them leave because they have both been a valuable asset to our library and our community,” said Lisa Appel, fellow trustee on the East Dubuque District Library Board.

  • School board issues directive
    GALENA–After addressing the issues at previous meetings and reaching a consensus, the Galena School Board Tuesday, Jan. 20 made official two facilities decisions.
    The board approved a motion directing Superintendent Dr. Sharon Olds and district architect Marty Johnson to investigate two building scenarios and a second motion keeping the total project cost for facility improvements at $24 million.
  • Talking climate change

    GALENA–Climate change was the topic of the afternoon on Wednesday, Jan. 14 as dozens of people participated in the 27th annual Rotary Club of Galena Roundtable, “Climate Change: The Perfect Storm,” at the Ramada Galena.

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  • Tuesday, January 27, 2015 4:15 PM
    GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Longbeards is hosting its 18th annual hunting heritage banquet Feb. 7 at the Galena Convention Center. 
  • Tuesday, January 27, 2015 3:14 PM

    DUBUQUE, Iowa–Mercy Medical Center Dubuque is offering five $500 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who plan to pursue a career as a registered nurse.

  • Tuesday, January 27, 2015 3:12 PM
    The Jo Daviess County Soil and Water Conservation District will be holding an election for board seats from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 2 at the district’s Elizabeth office. 
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  • Galena drops Warren
    Tuesday, January 27, 2015 1:47 PM

    GALENA–The Lady Pirates of Galena celebrated a senior night victory over Warren on Friday, Jan. 23, wearing down the Lady Warriors over four quarters of fast-paced ball in the conference clash.

  • Pirates tame Wildcats
    Tuesday, January 27, 2015 1:44 PM

    GALENA–Throughout the first half of the season, the Galena Pirates have struggled to put together four full quarters of sound, fundamental basketball.

  • Wednesday, January 21, 2015 10:25 AM

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  • Monday, January 26, 2015 4:18 PM

    GALENA–RoseMary C. Meyer, 87, of Galena, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 at the Galena-Stauss Serenity Room surrounded by family. Funeral mass will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 31, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Galena. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, Jan., 30, at Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena. A parish rosary will be recited at 4 p.m. and the Catholic Daughters prayer service will follow. Online condolences may be left at

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Monday, January 26, 2015 4:09 PM

    EAST DUBUQUE–Bernard “B.L.” Murray, 89, of East Dubuque, and Punta Gorda, Fla., passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, Saturday, Jan. 24, at Manor Care Health Services, Dubuque, Iowa.

    Funeral Mass will be held at noon, Saturday, Jan. 31, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, East Dubuque. Friends may gather after 9 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in the East Dubuque cemetery where military rites will be accorded graveside by the American Legion Post 787 of East Dubuque. American Legion Post 787 will have their walk thru at 10 a.m. Cremation rites will be accorded at Bernie’s wishes.

    The Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena, is in charge of arrangements as James T. Furlong, owner, was a classmate and life-long friend of Bernie’s.

    Online condolences may be left at

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Monday, January 26, 2015 3:49 PM

    GALENA–Steven W. Paxton, 52, of Galena, died unexpectedly Monday, Jan. 19, 2015.

    Funeral service was held on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena. Burial will be held at a later date. Cremation rites have been accorded.

    Memorials may be given to NAMI of Dubuque, Iowa, and The Workshop of Galena.

    Online condolences may be left at

     Click on name above for more information. 
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  • Tuesday, January 27, 2015 4:31 PM
    WARREN–The Warren School District Foundation will be presenting Guinness world champion “escapologist” Mario Manzini with “A Tribute to Houdini” on Saturday, March 7 at 7 p.m. in the Warren High School gym. 
  • Tuesday, January 27, 2015 4:18 PM
    SINSINAWA, Wis.–Lenten Taize Prayer will be held at Sinsinawa Mound at 7 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 23, and March 2, 9, 16, and 23. 
  • Tuesday, January 27, 2015 4:17 PM
    DUBUQUE, Iowa–The Dubuque Regional Spelling Bee was held on Thursday, Jan. 22 at Clarke University. 
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