• Impressive honors for Farmers

    GALENA–Since purchasing Farmers Guest House in March 2012 and moving to Galena, Don and Susan Steffan have put everything they have into making their business a success.

  • Greg Herbst new Galena superintendent

    GALENA–It's official. Come July 1, East Dubuque Superintendent Greg Herbst will be the new Galena School District superintendent. 

    The Galena School Board, meeting in special session Tuesday, Feb. 2, unanimously approved a three-year contract with Herbst. Herbst will make $135,000 during the 2016-17 school year. 

    For more information, see the Feb. 10 Gazette.

  • Scales Mound welcomes research scientist

    SCALES MOUND–Boris Tabakoff is a busy man.

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  • Tuesday, February 02, 2016 11:52 AM

    GALENA–East Dubuque Superintendent Greg Herbst is one step closer to becoming a Galena Pirate.

  • Tuesday, February 02, 2016 11:51 AM

    GALENA–Bourbon Street comes to Galena this weekend for the annual weekend filled with music, festivities and beads, Feb. 5-6.

  • Tuesday, February 02, 2016 11:50 AM
    GALENA–The annual Lincoln Day dinner will be held at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa on Saturday, Feb. 6.
  • Tuesday, February 02, 2016 11:47 AM

    GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Board is actively monitoring several proposed legislative bills at the state level that could affect the citizens of Jo Daviess County.

  • Toy drive for birthday
    Tuesday, February 02, 2016 11:42 AM

    GALENA–Austin Nack will turn 1 on March 11, and to celebrate his first birthday, his parents, Stephanie and Ted, are organizing a special toy drive that will spread the joy among other youngsters fighting for their health.

  • Yale tabs Adam Gaber for leadership role
    Tuesday, February 02, 2016 11:32 AM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn.–Yale University has selected Adam Gaber to take on a leadership role for its Office of International Affairs (OIA).
  • Tuesday, February 02, 2016 11:05 AM

    GALENA–Would hunting or culling actually help control the deer population and reduce deer-related problems?

  • Tuesday, February 02, 2016 11:04 AM

    GALENA–After months of back and forth work, the revisions to the city’s street performers’ ordinance are now official.

  • Tuesday, February 02, 2016 11:03 AM

    GALENA–After the first four community input meetings, the Galena/Jo Daviess County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) has received a lot of positive feedback regarding what county residents want to see on U.S. 20 wayside just west of Elizabeth.

  • Vincent receives bank job promotion
    Tuesday, February 02, 2016 11:00 AM

    Illinois Bank & Trust has promoted Heather Vincent, mortgage loan officer at the bank’s Gear Street branch in Galena, to assistant vice president.

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  • Diane Hoftender
    Friday, February 05, 2016 10:36 AM

    GALENA–Diane M. Hoftender, 68, of Galena, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, at her home after a courageous battle with cancer.

    Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 8, at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena. Friends may call from 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, February 7, at the Furlong Funeral Chapel. Cremation rites will follow the funeral service. Burial will be held at a later date in Nativity B.V.M. Cemetery, Menominee.

    Online condolences maybe left at furlongfuneralchapel.com.

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Jeffrey Tendick
    Friday, February 05, 2016 9:15 AM

    WESTMONT–Jeffrey Scott Tendick, 64, of Westmont, formerly of Galena, passed away Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016.

    A celebration of his life will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6 at the Westmont Community Center, 55 E. Richmond St., Westmont. All community members and friends who knew Jeffrey throughout his life are welcome to attend. Those would like to leave their sympathies, share memories or photos can do so online at jeffreytendick.com.

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Thursday, February 04, 2016 12:29 PM

    GALENA–James “Jim” L. Buziecki, 68, Galena, died Jan. 16, 2016.

    Services were held Jan. 21 at the Modell Funeral Home, Darien. Interment was private.

    Click on name above for more information.

  • William Brickner
    Thursday, February 04, 2016 10:59 AM

    SCALES MOUND–William D. “Bill” Brickner, 79, of Scales Mound, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, at Midwest Medical Center in Galena.

    Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6, at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Schapville, with Pastor David Vidler officiating. Burial will be in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, Guilford Township.

    Visitation is from 2:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5, and after 10:00 a.m. on Saturday at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church. The Miller & Steinke Funeral Home of Scales Mound is in charge of arrangements.

    Online condolences may be left for the family at millerfhed.com.

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Nicholas Hilby
    Monday, February 01, 2016 2:27 PM

    MENOMINEE–Nicholas R. “Nick” Hilby, 31, of Menominee, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, at home of natural causes.

    A prayer service was held Monday, Feb. 1, at the Nativity BVM Church at Menominee. Burial was in the church cemetery.

    A Nicholas R. Hilby memorial fund has been established.

    Online condolences may be left for the family at millerfhed.com.

    Click on name above for more information.

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  • ‘Women of the Bible’ returns to Sinsinawa
    Tuesday, February 09, 2016 10:20 AM

    SINSINAWA, Wis.–The popular “Women of the Bible” drama returns to Sinsinawa Mound Tuesday evening, 5:45 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. show, March 15, and Wednesday, dinner at noon and 1:30 p.m. show, March 16.

  • Tuesday, February 09, 2016 10:09 AM

    BENTON, Wis.–The annual Mass to commemorate the death of Venerable Samuel Mazzuchelli, OP, will be held at St. Patrick Church, Benton, at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 28.

  • Tuesday, February 09, 2016 10:07 AM
    SINSINAWA, Wis.–A yoga retreat, “Crystals and Chakras,” will be held at Sinsinawa Mound, March 4-6.
  • Tuesday, February 02, 2016 11:46 AM
    GALENA–The Galena Miners Lodge will be hosting its next all-you-can-eat monthly breakfast on Sunday, Feb. 7.
  • Tuesday, February 02, 2016 11:45 AM

    GALENA–The Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF) has moved the date of its annual luminaria night hike and cross country ski event from Jan. 30 to Saturday, Feb. 6, in hopes that expected snowfall mid-week will improve the conditions of the Casper Bluff trails.

  • Tuesday, February 02, 2016 11:31 AM

    GALENA–A contemporary worship service, led by college students from the University of Dubuque campus ministry, will be presented at First Presbyterian Church of Galena on Sunday, Feb. 7, at 10 a.m.

  • Tuesday, February 02, 2016 11:30 AM
    GALENA–Tickets are now available online for the two grand tastings during Galena Wine Lovers’ Weekend.
  • Tuesday, February 02, 2016 11:03 AM
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    Tuesday, February 02, 2016 11:02 AM
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