GALENA–As a high school student, Mary Timpe Robsman remembers leading Burlington Tours in Galena, climbing aboard a bus at the U.S. Grant Home on Bouthillier Street and sharing with visitors all sorts of interesting historical facts about Galena as they made their way around town.
GALENA–There was a lot of reminiscing going on Thursday, April 9 as World War II shipmates Herb Kane, from Waterloo, Iowa, and Leonard Beetstra, from Harvard, met up to share lunch and memories at Durty Gurt’s in Galena, the half-way point for the two men who served together in the South Pacific decades ago.
Civil War battles coming to Galena
GALENA–After meeting in closed session Monday, April 13, members of the Galena City Council approved the hiring of two new city employees.
A Galena man was sentenced to 180 days in the Jo Daviess County Jail after pleading guilty to a felony charge of failing to register as a sex offender.
VisitGalena.org has declined a Galena/Jo Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau invitation to hold a joint meeting between members of both boards.
Jo Daviess County is set to receive $5,582 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.
GALENA–With many new exhibitors and a keynote speaker to end the day, the 18th annual Galena Earth Day Fest at Turner Hall on Wednesday, April 29, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., is packed full of exciting things to do and learn.
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– Area youth will come together to exhibit and perform their art at the Youth Art Festival on Sunday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Chestnut Mountain Resort.
GALENA–A judge ruled in favor of the City of Galena in a lawsuit alleging that the city used architect Greg Stauder’s designs to apply for a state-funded grant.
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.
HAZEL GREEN, Wis.–Just one day after the Pirates of Galena suffered a narrow 6-5 loss to Pearl City, they hoped to put away a border battle victory over Southwestern on Friday, April 17.
GALENA–After two innings of shutout softball in cold, windy conditions, the Scales Mound/River Ridge Lady Hornets blew the game wide open with a 10 run third inning to grab a 12-0 victory over the Lady Pirates on Tuesday, April 7.
GALENA–Galena senior Adam Gronewold has compiled quite the list of accomplishments during his football career for the Pirates.
GALENA–East Dubuque’s Abby Berryman and Galena’s Sophie Hefel dueled for seven innings, surrendering just five runs between the two of them in a thrilling, 4-1 East Dubuque victory on Thursday, April 2.
GALENA–The Galena Pirates and the East Dubuque Warriors squared off on Thursday, April 2 in Galena, with the Warriors of East Dubuque putting on a hitting clinic in a 16-3 victory.
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.
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MILWAUKEE, Wis.–Joan McDermott, 85, of Milwaukee, Wis. passed away Friday, April 17, 2015.
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla.–John “Jack” Dimke, 68, of Boynton Beach, Fla., passed away Thursday, April 9, 2015, at Bethesda East Hospital, Boynton Beach, after a short illness.
Burial will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Galena, at a later date. A celebration of life will be held in early summer.
The Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena is assisting the family.
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DUBUQUE, Iowa–Audrey M. Cliff, 87, of Dubuque, Iowa, formerly of Hanover, passed away peacefully in her sleep April 12, 2015.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the Leonard Funeral Home, 2595 Rockdale Road in Dubuque. Friends may call from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., with the service starting at 2:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, Audrey requested that donations be made in memory of her son, Brian, at tinyurl.com/Audrey-Memorial to help in the fight against Lou Gehrig’s disease. Family and friends will be participating in the Quad Cities Walk to Defeat ALS in August.
Online condolences may be left at www.leonardfuneralhome.com.
ELIZABETH–Betty “Joan” Fearheiley, 92, of Elizabeth and formerly of Apple Canyon Lake, passed away peacefully Friday, April 10, 2015 at the Elizabeth Nursing Home.
A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, April 16, 2015 at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Galena. Cremation rites will be accorded.
Online condolences may be left at www.furlongfuneralchapel.com.
It’s opening night. Director Ronn Toebaas is grim. He addresses the more than 40-person cast sitting before him.
APPLE CANYON LAKE–The Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance with a theft that has recently occurred.
The Northwest Illinois Audubon Society will sponsor the Silver Creek Bird Festival on Saturday, May 16 from 8-11 a.m.
With vintage photos and engaging anecdotes, Jo Daviess County historian Daryl Watson will present “The Land and the People of the Jo Daviess County Driftless Area” on Wednesday, May 6, in the Barrel Room of Galena Cellars Vineyard, 4746 N. Ford Road, Galena.