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  • East Dubuque remains #herbststrong

    EAST DUBUQUE–The East Dubuque School District isn’t giving up much information on the investigation that led to the superintendent being placed on paid administrative leave.

  • Former teacher ‘writes her own story’
    GALENA–For the past six years, former Scales Mound English teacher Riley Ann Schultz has been inspiring her students to follow their dreams.
  • Historic Bartell house in danger
    GALENA–“When you think of the rural landscape of Galena, you picture driving on 20 and seeing the Bartell house with the roly-poly rural farm scene and the beautiful trees around it and a lawn that was always manicured,” said Matt Oldenburg.
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  • Tuesday, July 21, 2015 11:50 AM

    GALENA–Registration for families in the Galena School District who have students returning for the 2015-2016 school year will be the same as last year which includes the option to pay electronically.

  • Tuesday, July 21, 2015 11:49 AM
    HANOVER–Registration for the 2015-16 school year in the River Ridge School District will be Tuesday, Aug. 4 and Wednesday, Aug. 5.  
  • Tuesday, July 21, 2015 11:45 AM
    WASHINGTON, D.C.–Highland Community College is one of eight northwest Illinois institutions of higher education receiving federal grants to support students, according to Rep. Cheri Bustos. 
  • New location for ARC
    Tuesday, July 21, 2015 11:27 AM

    After realizing it has outgrown its historic Bench Street building, the ARC is looking into multiple options for relocating so its programs, and its children, can flourish.

  • Tuesday, July 21, 2015 11:22 AM

    ANKENY, Iowa– Galena Cellars received a gold and two bronze medals in the ninth annual Mid-American Wine Competition held at the Des Moines Area Community College campus, Ankeny, Iowa.

  • Tuesday, July 21, 2015 11:07 AM

    GALENA–The American Red Cross blood and platelet donors can now help save lives in less time by using the new Red Cross RapidPass online health history system.

  • Tuesday, July 21, 2015 11:04 AM

    GALENA–The Galena/Jo Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) Advisory Board recently expanded the size of the CVB Sales & Marketing Committee to 11 members.

  • Tuesday, July 21, 2015 11:03 AM

    GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Board voted unanimously to approve and support a request from Daniel Reed to expand the City of Freeport/Stephenson County Enterprise Zone to a location in Warren for the construction of a cheese plant.

  • Tuesday, July 21, 2015 10:41 AM
    EAST DUBUQUE–It’s taken three years, but the deed is done. 
  • Tuesday, July 21, 2015 10:36 AM
    GALENA–Two local restaurants are in the Quest for Illinois’ Best Steak competition, and Jo Daviess County Residents have until Aug. 15 to vote for their favorite one. 
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  • Doty wins FLW event
    Tuesday, July 21, 2015 10:46 AM
    WINNECONNE, Wis.–East Dubuque’s Ryan Doty weighed three bass totaling nine pounds, seven ounces on Saturday July 11 to win the fourth Walmart Bass Fishing League Great Lakes Division tournament on the Wolf River Chain. 
  • Tuesday, July 21, 2015 10:42 AM
  • Tuesday, July 14, 2015 12:38 PM
    THOMSON–The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge has announced the 2015 applications for the special deer hunt at Lost Mound are available. 
  • Tuesday, July 14, 2015 12:24 PM
  • Varsity basketball: Clint Sitzmann Memorial Shootout
    Tuesday, July 14, 2015 12:22 PM
  • Tuesday, July 14, 2015 12:19 PM

    GALENA–The Galena Pirate alumni football team looked to defend last season’s victory over the East Dubuque alumni on Friday, July 10 at Galena High School.

  • Tuesday, July 07, 2015 2:23 PM

    GALENA–The first Clint Sitzmann Memorial Shootout is planned for Saturday, July 11 at the Galena High School.

  • Buck Hill runners
    Tuesday, July 07, 2015 2:17 PM
    GALENA–Several local athletes spent the morning of their Independence Day with a unique physical challenge: The Buck Hill Run. 
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  • Monday, July 27, 2015 4:26 PM
    Gerald J. "Bud" MacFarlane, 83, of East Dubuque, passed away at 5:15 p.m. Sunday, July 26, 2015 at home.
    Visitation will be from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Thursday and from 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. on Friday at the Miller Funeral Home in East Dubuque, where the Parish Rosary will be recited at 3:30 p.m. Thursday.  Arrangements are pending.
  • Monday, July 27, 2015 2:57 PM

    GALENA–Betty J. Holland, 65, of Galena, passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

    Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday Aug. 1, at the Galena Bible Church. Friends may gather after 9 a.m. at the church. Burial will be held at a later date. Cremation rites have been accorded.

    Online condolences maybe left at

    Click on name above for more information.


  • Monday, July 27, 2015 2:56 PM

    ROCKFORD–Florence “Poemie” Mary Knobbe Dimke, 91, passed away on July 24, 2015, at Independence Village, Rockford, surrounded by her family.

    A committal service will be held at 4 p.m., Thursday, July 30, in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Galena. There will be fellowship immediately following the committal service at Emmy Lou’s Restaurant, Galena.

    In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to the Rockford Park District’s Foundation, Help Me Play Kids’ Fund.

    Online condolences maybe left at

    Click on name above for more information.


  • Monday, July 27, 2015 2:54 PM

    ELIZABETH–Edward H. Freeman, 89, passed away at his home on July 25, 2015.

    Visitation will be after 9:30 a.m., Thursday, July 30, at the Miller and Steinke Funeral Home in Galena. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Stacy Cavanaugh officiating. Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery.

    In lieu of flowers, the family recommends a contribution to Hospice of Dubuque in Edwards’s name.

    Click on name above for more information.


  • Monday, July 27, 2015 2:48 PM

    EAST DUBUQUE–James E. “Jim” Leibold, 75, of East Dubuque, passed away on Friday, July 24, 2015, at UPH-The Finley Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa, with his loving family by his side. 

    Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, July 27, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in East Dubuque, with the Rev. Dean Smith officiating.  Burial was in the East Dubuque Cemetery.

    Click on name above for more information.


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  • Tuesday, July 21, 2015 10:33 AM
    A recent article by Dr. Jeff Ritterman, M.D. described in detail the dangers of added sugar in our diet. 
  • Tuesday, July 21, 2015 10:32 AM
     you have the good fortune to live anywhere close to the banks of the mighty Mississippi, you might hear the appellation “river rat” applied to some of the local residents. 
  • Tuesday, July 21, 2015 10:30 AM
    Mitakuye Oyasin.” We are all related. 
  • Tuesday, July 21, 2015 10:29 AM
  • Tuesday, July 21, 2015 10:24 AM
    Dr. Fred Baltz said it once, twice, three times and several more times as he talked about the miracle of Jesus feeding the masses. 
  • Tuesday, July 14, 2015 12:47 PM

    Some of the toughest volunteer jobs in any community involves serving on an elected board, especially a city council or village board or a school board.

  • Tuesday, July 14, 2015 12:45 PM

    Last week, meeting as a committee of the whole, the Galena School Board was presented with a recommendation from administration to hire a half-time vocal music instructor to fill the shoes of Mark Baglione, who is leaving the district to take on a new role with the Oak Lawn School District.

  • Tuesday, July 14, 2015 12:43 PM
    Ah, The Palace Campgrounds of Galena! 
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  • Tuesday, July 14, 2015 12:41 PM
    Perhaps you can chalk it up to age-related forgetfulness or selective memory, but this July 4 we had occasion to renew a whole lot of almost forgotten family memories. 
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