GALENA–It’s a new era in plumbing as Holland Plumbing, a longtime Galena business, became Elite Plumbing, under the ownership of Marc Phillips and Mike Hilby, on April 1.
GALENA–Kimberly Hatfield was sworn in Wednesday, April 29 as Galena’s newest full-time police officer.
GALENA–Galena Police officers Keith Brandel and Tony Yett received a round of applause from the audience and a citation from Mayor Terry Renner during the Monday, April 27 Galena City Council meeting.
GALENA–At the Monday, April 27 Galena City Council meeting, with the help of several members of the Galena Fire Department, Mayor Terry Renner took time to recognize several local businesses and individuals who contributed food and support during the March 5 Burlington Northern Santa Fe train derailment just south of Galena.
In a March 28 Galena/Jo Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau meeting Matthew Carroll resigned as chair to dedicate more time to his new business venture.
After hearing enough interest from its members, the Jo Daviess County Board will be seeing the singular voice proposal at a May 14 special meeting.
THOMSON–The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge will celebrate the 19th annual Migratory Bird Day with programs and tours Saturday, May 9 at the Ingersoll Wetlands Learning Center, 7071 Riverview Road, Thomson.
This summer, while thinking of renovations that will make you want to be outside, keep in mind the visual beauty Jackson Concrete & Excavation provides with its decorative concrete installations.
GALENA–American Legion Post 193 in Galena holds its meetings the third Tuesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at 100 S. Main St.
GALENA–Four panelists–John Hay, Jo Daviess County State’s Attorney; Cathy McDermott, clinical director and sexual assault therapist at Riverview Center; Dr. Jennifer Aurand, mental health director of FHN; and Lisa Breitsprecker, guidance counselor at Galena Middle School–will participate in a League of Women Voters discussion about “Violence Prevention in Jo Daviess County–Identifying and Intervening with People at Risk” on Thursday, May 14 at 7 p.m. at Midwest Medical Center.
The Scales Mound School District is looking for a district resident to fill a vacancy on the school’s Board of Education.
GALENA–The Galena Lady Pirates couldn’t shake off a rough first inning, falling at home to the West Carroll Thunder on Tuesday, April 28.
GALENA–The Galena Pirates have found themselves just one or two runs shy of victory more times than they would care to discuss during the 2015 baseball season.
GALENA–The Galena boys high school basketball program will host a basketball camp for incoming sixth graders to seniors from June 2-4 at Galena High School.
HANOVER–One year ago, River Ridge/Scales Mound senior pitcher Josh Crist was wrapping up a fantastic high school sports career.
HANOVER–The River Ridge/Scales Mound co-op boys baseball team couldn’t seem to get out of a funk as they hosted the East Dubuque Warriors on Thursday, April 23.
ELIZABETH–May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, and is a perfect time to enjoy the spring weather and beautiful scenery in Northwest Illinois.
HANOVER–The Galena-River Ridge girls soccer team officially has four games under their belt, posting an impressive 2-1-1 record through four games.
ELIZABETH–Virginia Dee Hill, 57, Elizabeth, passed away Sunday, May 3, 2015 at Midwest Medical Center, Galena.
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Robert J. “Bob” Martin, 74, of Hazel Green, Wis., passed away Saturday, May 2, 2015 at home.
A Celebration of Life will be held 11 a.m., Friday, May 8, at the Hazel Green United Methodist Church, Hazel Green. Burial will be at a later date. A gathering will be held from 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday, May 7, at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena. Cremation rites have been accorded.
Online condolences maybe left at furlongfuneralchapel.com.
Alvin F. Neumeister, age 95, died Monday, April 27, 2015, at his home
surrounded by his family.
Cremation rites have been accorded. A private
family service will be held at a later date.
ELIZABETH, Ill.–Wayne LaVerle Trost, 84, of Elizabeth, died Monday, April 20, 2015, at Midwest Medical Center in Galena.
Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 2, 2015, at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Elizabeth, with Pastor Mike Nesbit officiating. Inurnment will take place in Woodbine Cemetery at a later date.
A visitation will be held from 9-11 a.m. prior to the services at the church.
A memorial fund has been established in Wayne’s memory.
JORDAN–Hamid “Harry” Anwar, Wing Commander, Retired, (June 20th 1934-April 19th, 2015), passed away Sunday, April 19, 2015, in Jordan.
A committal service will be held April 27 following the visitation in Greenwood Cemetery, Galena.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675 or the Galena Food Pantry, 971 Gear Street, Galena, IL 61036 in memory of Harry.
We’re going to go back a couple of weeks and write about an event during the historical society’s Peace in Union activities that set the hair on the back of my neck standing up straight.
It’s time to remove personalities from the equation and move forward in the direction that’s best for tourism in Jo Daviess County.
On April 2, more than a year after his arrest, Kristopher E. Blair, 29, plead guilty to possession of methamphetamine manufacturing materials.
DUBUQUE, Iowa–The Alzheimer’s Association will offer an education series to educate Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers how to respond to behavior changes in those living with dementia.
GALENA–The informal monthly meeting of northwest Illinois retired police officers will be held at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 13, at Checo’s Restaurant, Stockton.
GALENA–Galena was named “One of the Top 12 Awesome Midwestern Spots in Summer” by Huffington Post and the proof is in the pudding–or wine, in the case of Corkless in Galena, a new wine festival slated for Saturday, June 27.
GALENA–For the past eight years, the Euleila Awards for Poetry and Art has celebrated Galena High School poets and artists.