SCALES MOUND–When asked who his longest customers were, Bob Wachter paused.
GALENA–This semester senior mechanical engineering students from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville put all that they’ve learned to the test.
GALENA–The open burn dates for the city of Galena have been extended through Sunday, May 31, according to Galena Fire Chief Randy Beadle.
GALENA–The Galena School Board, meeting in special session Thursday, May 14, unanimously accepted a gift option of 19 acres of land from Don and Sandra Wienen.
A singular voice plan that would dissolve the two tourism marketing board within the county to create one single board was met with mixed reviews during a May 14 special Jo Daviess County Board meeting.
GALENA–During a Tuesday, May 12 meeting, the Jo Daviess County Board unanimously approved sending a letter to Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway, outlining costs associated with the March 5 train derailment south of Galena.
EAST DUBUQUE–Following impressive high school basketball careers, several East Dubuque Warriors will continue their playing careers at the college level.
SCALES MOUND–Former Hornet and junior varsity volleyball coach Nicole Winter will take on the head coaching job of the varsity girls volleyball team during the 2015 season.
GALENA–Galena girls varsity basketball head coach Jamie Watson will host the annual Galena youth basketball camp, which will be held from Monday, June 1 through Thursday, June 4.
GALENA–The 20th annual Galena Triathlon and Duathlon marked a special day for many of those who played a part in the success of the annual event.
HANOVER–As the clouds rolled away and gave way to sunny skies and warmer temperatures, the girls track and field teams from the all over the region gathered at the River Ridge field on Friday, May 15.
EAST DUBUQUE–Alec Monahan connected for three doubles, Brian Welp pitched a strong game on the mound and the East Dubuque Warriors steamrolled the Eastland Cougars on Thursday, May 7 at home.
GALENA–At the age of 23, Galena resident and former Pirate student-athlete John Hermsen ventured into the world of bodybuilding.
MOUNT PROSPECT–Kathleen McGovern Straus, 62, of Mount Prospect, died Wednesday, May 20, 2015.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 26 at St. Andrew Church, 3546 N. Paulina, Chicago from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon with a mass at 12 noon. Interment will be private. Please omit flowers; mass cards preferred.
Arrangements by Cooney Funeral Home, 847-685-1002; cooneyfuneralhome.com.
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SCALES MOUND–Elizabeth “Betty Rae” Baus Holland, 86, of Scales Mound, died May 18, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center, Dubuque, Iowa.
Visitation will be held on Friday, May 22 from 2 pm until 8 pm at the
Miller-Steinke Funeral Home in Scales Mound, IL and on Saturday
from 9:30 am until 10: 45 am at St. Joseph’s Church, Apple River. Mass
of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, May 23 at 11:00 am
at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Apple River, IL. Burial will follow
in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Apple River, IL. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to a
charity of one’s choice or the memorial fund that has been established
in Betty’s memory.
ELIZABETH–Phillip H. “Phil” Williams Jr., 68, of Elizabeth, and formerly of Dubuque, Iowa, died peacefully at home on Thursday, May 14, 2015.
Graveside burial services with full military honors by American Legion Post 6 will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 20, at Dubuque Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4-7 p.m., Tuesday, May 19, at the Leonard Funeral Home and Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road, Dubuque.
GALENA–Patrick M. McGuire, 53 of Galena, passed away suddenly at his home Friday, May, 15, 2015.
Family and friends may gather from 5-8 p.m., Thursday, May 21, at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena. Burial will be held at a later date. Cremation rites have been accorded.
The family requests no flowers.
Online condolences maybe left at furlongfuneralchapel.com.
GALENA–Ruth M. Lutzow, 81, of Galena, passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at home.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 16, at 12:00 (noon) at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Galena, with The Rev. Dr. Fred Baltz officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00 – 11:45 a.m. on Saturday at the church. The Miller & Steinke Funeral Home of Galena is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be given to St. Matthew Lutheran Church.
Ruth’s family wishes to express their appreciation to Dr. Eric Engelman and staff, Mercy Medical Center 3-West nurses and staff and to Hospice of Dubuque for the wonderful care provided to Ruth.
Online condolences may be left for the family at millerfhed.com.
"Poop.” The most hilarious word in the vocabulary of any self-respecting 4 to 7 year old.
Internationally people are suffering from various vision disabilities and infinite situations of domestic abuse, and a simple donation from the blessed people of northwest Illinois’s beautiful Jo Daviess County can help these individuals.
The percentage of overweight children in the United States is growing with one of every three children now considered overweight or obese.
As state government scurries to fill a projected $8 billion deficit in the 2016 fiscal year budget, it would seem to make sense to move beyond successful compromises and proven solutions already in place and instead focus on issues that truly have a significant impact on the state’s finances.
Several weeks ago, I was wandering my way through the Maquoketa, Iowa, Sentinel Press newspaper and spotted an article about a Chilean folk music group, Inti-Illimani.
JO DAVIESS COUNTY–The Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public of a phone scam currently occurring in Jo Daviess County.
The Lafayette County Genealogy Society (LCGS) is planning a cemetery walk on Memorial Day, May 25 at Elmwood Cemetery in Warren.
GALENA–Dr Beth K. Dougherty will present the lecture “ISIS: State, Sect, and Terror in Iraq and Syria” on Saturday, June 6 at 2 p.m., at the Galena Public Library.
DARLINGTON, Wis.–Pat Ready, Stoughton, Wis., will be the guest speaker on Monday, May 18 at 7 p.m., at the Bluebird Nest Nature Center, 308 Main St., Darlington.