• 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. 

  • BREAKING NEWS: Galena Girls win Sectionals

    Galena beat Eastland 63-58 to win sectionals! The Pirates play Annawan at Oglesby Monday, Feb. 20. Tip off is 7pm.

  • Battling the blaze
    GALENA–A fire erupted at 614 S. Prospect St. on Sunday morning, Feb. 12.
  • Building concepts
    GALENA–Members of the Galena School Board got a glimpse at what a new 7-12 building and additions to Galena Middle School could look like during a committee of the whole meeting Tuesday, Feb. 7.
  • Training for disaster
    LENA–Josh Jerry, Shullsburg, Wis., chief of police, asked participants a question that underscored the gravity of training exercises at Galena High School on Thursday, Feb. 9.
  • Gathering around a special table
    SCHAPVILLE–Bob Stark stands ready, ladle in hand.
  • Art project spans borders

    SCALES MOUND–There are some aspiring artists in Karen Kelly’s eighth grade social studies class at Scales Mound School.

  • Chopped
    GALENA–Snack crackers, chick peas, raisins, cucumber and barbecue sauce.
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  • 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 4:22 PM

    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.

  • 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 4 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.

  • Republican Lincoln Day dinner
    Monday, February 20, 2017 3:33 PM

    GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Republican Central Committee hosted a Lincoln Day Dinner on Saturday, Feb. 18 at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa.

  • Monday, February 13, 2017 6:08 PM
    GALENA–The 13th annual ARC father-daughter dance will be held at Galena Middle School, Sunday, Feb. 19 from 6-8 p.m.
  • Monday, February 13, 2017 6:07 PM
    GALENA–The Galena Bridal Fair will take place Saturday, Feb. 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Galena Convention Center, 900 Galena Square Dr. This is a chance to meet face-to-face with wedding experts.
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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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  • 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.

  • Lewis Hillard
    Tuesday, February 14, 2017 4:50 PM

    GALENA–Lewis G. “Lew” Hillard, 90, of Galena, passed away Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017 surrounded by his loving family at Galena Stauss Senior Care Community.

    In keeping with his wishes there will be no public services at this time. The Furlong Funeral Chapel is assisting the family.

    Online condolences maybe left at furlongfuneralchapel.com.

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Philip W. Cornelius
    Tuesday, February 14, 2017 2:23 PM

    EAST DUBUQUE–Philip Wayne Cornelius, 94, was called to the Staff of the Supreme Commander on Feb. 13, 2017.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at St. Mary’s Church of East Dubuque, where friends may call after 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Phil will be buried near his parents in the East Dubuque Cemetery, where military honors will be accorded by members of the Dubuque Marine Corps League. Miller Funeral Home of East Dubuque is coordinating the arrangements.

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Ralph Greene
    Friday, February 10, 2017 2:34 PM

    GALENA–Ralph C. Greene, 93, of Galena, was called home Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.

    To honor Ralph’s life, a funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 15, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Galena. Burial will be in the church cemetery, where military honors will be accorded graveside by Galena VFW Post 2665 and American Legion Post 193.

    Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena, where a parish rosary will be recited at 4 p.m.

    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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  • Anniversary: The Beyers
    Monday, February 20, 2017 4:29 PM

     Allen and Sharon Beyer, Savanna, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Jan. 20.

  • Anniversary: The Shermans
    Monday, February 20, 2017 4:29 PM

     Roger and Helen Sherman, East Dubuque, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Feb. 23.

  • Monday, February 20, 2017 4:27 PM

    Teams from three Jo Daviess County high schools swept the Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE) regional competition held at Highland Community College on Thursday, Feb. 2.

  • Monday, February 20, 2017 4:21 PM
    GALENA–As deer have left their natural habitat and moved into the city of Galena issues have emerged and evolved. 
  • Monday, February 20, 2017 4:20 PM
    FREEPORT–Highland Community College Theatre Arts program presents “Midsummer Night’s Dream,” by William Shakespeare for the spring 2017 theater production. 
  • Monday, February 20, 2017 4:20 PM
    “For several years now there has been a Science Siesta aimed just for girls, but no longer is that the case for the 2017 year,” said Johnna Jennings, Extension 4-H youth development educator.
  • Monday, February 20, 2017 4:17 PM
    SINSINAWA, Wis.–Sinsinawa is planning a discussion of Terry Tempest Williams’ ecological classic, “Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place” at 6:30 p.m. 
  • Ag club competes at Illinois PAS conference
    Monday, February 20, 2017 4:09 PM

     FREEPORT–On Friday, Feb. 10, 10 Highland Community College Agriculture students, including Drew Groezinger and Annelis Tapia, Stockton, participated in the Illinois Postsecondary Agriculture Students (PAS) annual conference at Lincoln Land Community College, Springfield. 

  • Monday, February 20, 2017 4:07 PM
    GALENA–As in past years, St. Matthew Lutheran Church will observe Lent with midweek worship services and free soup suppers for all. 
  • Monday, February 20, 2017 4:05 PM
    SINSINAWA, Wis.–Lenten Taize Prayer will be held at Sinsinawa Mound at 7 p.m. Mondays, March 6, 13, 20, 27, and April 3. 
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