• Soaking it all in

    GALENA–From local to regional, national and even international levels, it was all about water.

  • Elizabeth Food Basket marks 20 years
    ELIZABETH–In the fall of 1996, Elizabeth Ambulance emergency medical personnel were dispatched to a call of a baby not breathing, reported the Sept. 25,1996, edition of The Gazette. 
  • New leader for Jo-Carroll

    ELIZABETH–There have been several moments since the beginning of December that have caused Mike Casper, the new president and CEO of Jo-Carroll Energy, to reflect on how grateful he is to be home, back to the place of his roots in northwest Illinois.

  • Answering the call

    JO DAVIESS COUNTY–When it comes to emergency fire and medical services in Jo Daviess County, it’s all about recruiting and retaining the best.

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  • Radiator mess at depot
    Monday, January 16, 2017 4:53 PM
    GALENA–The city of Galena has a bit of a mess to deal with after the radiator system at the Old Train Depot, a city-owned property at Park Avenue and Bouthillier Street, stopped working over the Christmas holiday.
  • Monday, January 16, 2017 4:47 PM

    GALENA–Robert M. Breed, 67, Elizabeth, died on Friday, Jan. 13, from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle accident.

  • Monday, January 16, 2017 4:42 PM

    GALENA–The Galena School Board struggled last week to reach a decision about how to move forward with improvements to facilities.

  • Monday, January 16, 2017 4:38 PM
    JO DAVIESS COUNTY The county’s social/environmental committee met before the full county board to discuss the FY2017 Animal Control Stray Dog Pick-up Contracts. 
  • Monday, January 16, 2017 4:37 PM
    JO DAVIESS COUNTY–At last week’s meeting, the Jo Daviess County Board OK’d a Local Tourism & Convention Bureau Grant (LTCBG) application for $151,797.
  • Monday, January 16, 2017 4:35 PM

    GALENA–The Galena/Jo Daviess Convention & Visitors Bureau approved increasing credit limits on purchasing cards for Katherine Walker, executive director, and Lori Kinnaman, administrative assistant, during its meeting on Thursday, Jan. 13.

  • Monday, January 16, 2017 4:18 PM

    SCALES MOUND–Beginning Jan. 23, Scales Mound School District will start the process of developing an updated three-to-five-year strategic plan.

  • A great adventure far from home
    Monday, January 16, 2017 4:01 PM
    GALENA–For as long as he can remember, Chase Simmons has been intrigued with Japanese culture. 
  • Monday, January 16, 2017 3:31 PM

    GALENA–Unless there are some substantial changes to the plan presented to the city council for a Saturday, April 1 Historic Galena Beer Run 5K, the answer from the city council is no.

  • Monday, January 16, 2017 3:30 PM
    GALENA–The Galena Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) approved five more special use permits for vacation rentals during its meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 12.
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  • Galena 66, West Carroll 27
    Monday, January 16, 2017 3:57 PM

    GALENA–The Galena Pirates girls basketball team moved to 14-1 on the season and 7-0 in conference after defeating the West Carroll Thunder on Thursday, Jan 12. 

  • Warriors roll on
    Monday, January 16, 2017 3:55 PM
    HANOVER–Despite East Dubuque’s varsity squad only having three seniors in Natalie Timmerman, Brooke Harbaugh and Payton Duster, it’s becoming apparent that the Warriors’ basketball program is right on track as both boys and girls programs continue to succeed in conference play. 
  • Pirates pull together
    Monday, January 16, 2017 3:53 PM
  • Monday, January 16, 2017 3:51 PM

    The much-anticipated match up between the Galena Pirates and the Lena-Winslow Panthers at Chicago’s United Center on Saturday, Jan. 21 is soon approaching.

  • Monday, January 16, 2017 3:47 PM
  • Let’s go racing
    Monday, January 16, 2017 3:43 PM

    GALENA–The first race of the 2017 Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa Junior Alpine Racing Association (WIJARA) took place at Chestnut Mountain over the weekend of Jan. 7-8.

  • Holding on to perfect
    Monday, January 09, 2017 6:09 PM

    EAST DUBUQUE–The East Dubuque Warriors defeated the River Ridge Wildcats on Tuesday, Jan. 3 in one of the closer games both teams have played this season. 

  • The Hornets find a way
    Monday, January 09, 2017 6:06 PM
    GALENA–The Galena varsity girls team had their hands full with a Richland Center team that played press from the beginning and handed the Pirates their first loss of the season on Saturday, Jan. 6.
  • Monday, January 09, 2017 6:02 PM
  • The Pirates keep working
    Tuesday, January 03, 2017 9:18 AM
    GALENA–While area schools were on break, the Galena Pirates weren’t about to go on vacation as they continued working on wins at the annual Eastland Holiday Tournament in Lanark on Wednesday, Dec. 28.
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  • Monday, January 16, 2017 1:30 PM

    ELIZABETH–Glenn L. Adamson, 68, Elizabeth, passed away Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, at Finley Hospital, Dubuque, Iowa. 

  • LaVonne Heitkamp
    Monday, January 16, 2017 1:25 PM

    MENOMINEE–LaVonne C. (Theill) Heitkamp, 83, of Menominee, passed away Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, at her home in Menominee.

    The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, at Nativity BVM Catholic Church in Menominee, with the Rev. Dean Smith officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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

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  • Patsy Streight
    Monday, January 16, 2017 1:23 PM

    GALENA–Patsy Lee (Green) Streight, 80, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017.

    Funeral service will be held at noon, Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena. Friends may call after 10 a.m. at the funeral chapel until time of service. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Galena.

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

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  • Monday, January 09, 2017 10:06 AM

    DUBUQUE, Iowa–William Heinz, 72, the former owner of Galena Teddy Bear Co. on Main Street in Galena, died at home in Dubuque on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017.

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  • Georgean Reisen
    Friday, January 06, 2017 2:16 PM

    EAST DUBUQUE–Georgean T. “Jean” Reisen, 83, of East Dubuque, entered peacefully into eternal life at 10:45 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, at home, surrounded by her family, following a brief battle with pancreatic cancer.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 at St. Mary’s Church in East Dubuque, with Fr. Dean Smith officiating.  Burial will be in the East Dubuque Cemetery.

    Visitation will be from 2:30-8:00 p.m. on Monday at St. Mary’s Church, 170 Montgomery Ave. in East Dubuque, where the parish rosary will be recited at 2:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Tuesday from 9:15-10:15 a.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, a Georgean T. Reisen Memorial Fund has been established.

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