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  • Tuesday, March 03, 2015 12:17 PM

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has extended the deadline for new enrollments in the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) for fiscal year 2015.

  • Tuesday, March 03, 2015 11:51 AM
    FREEPORT–During its Feb. 17 meeting, the Highland Community College Board of Trustees approved a first reading of a $10 per credit hour tuition increase beginning with the fall 2015 semester. 
  • Tuesday, March 03, 2015 11:41 AM

    MT. CARROLL–On Tuesday, March 24, at its annual dinner meeting, the Northwest Illinois Forestry Association (NIFA) will welcome Illinois State Climatologist Dr. Jim Angel, to discuss important climate and weather features of Illinois, how they are changing and what that means for woodland owners and foresters.

  • Tuesday, March 03, 2015 11:32 AM

    GALENA–Shelling out $21,000 to complete a study to upgrade the city’s water system and recommend improvements to maintain water capacity on the east side didn’t seem like the greatest idea to three members of Galena City Council during the Monday, Feb. 23 meeting.

  • Tuesday, March 03, 2015 11:30 AM

    GALENA–Are you in high school and feeling creative? Would you like to win $250?

  • Wednesday, February 25, 2015 9:09 AM

    GALENA–Galena Police Chief Lori Huntington’s message to city residents is very simple: “Don’t feed the deer.”

  • Wednesday, February 25, 2015 9:08 AM

    EAST DUBUQUE–A lease between the Army Corps of Engineers and the city of East Dubuque is up in the air.

  • Tuesday, February 24, 2015 2:05 PM
    ELIZABETH–The Jo Daviess County Farm Bureau will sponsor a defensive driving course on March 17-18. 
  • Tuesday, February 24, 2015 2:04 PM
    GALENA–The National Weather Service will be presenting a severe weather spotter seminar on Wednesday, March 4, at 6:30 p.m., at the Galena Emergency Medical Service garage, 217 Summit St. 
  • Tuesday, February 24, 2015 1:58 PM
    STOCKTON–June 27 will be the reunion of the descendants of Marvin F. and Susan Blake Carpenter. 
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  • Bringing home the medals
    Tuesday, March 03, 2015 12:01 PM
  • Warriors earn regional romp
    Tuesday, March 03, 2015 11:58 AM

    HANOVER–The East Dubuque Warriors, ranked in the top 10 in class 1A throughout the basketball season, have undoubtedly turned heads throughout Northwest Illinois.

  • Tuesday, February 24, 2015 11:50 AM
  • Lady Pirates bow out
    Tuesday, February 24, 2015 11:47 AM
    PECATONICA–When they were in seventh grade, the senior class of the Galena girls basketball team won just two games all season long. 
  • Windy start
    Tuesday, February 17, 2015 11:40 AM
  • Local sports roundup
    Tuesday, February 17, 2015 10:30 AM
  • A sweet Pirate repeat
    Tuesday, February 17, 2015 10:28 AM

    GALENA–The battle-tested Galena Lady Pirates have played in almost every situation imaginable: The grind-it-out for four quarter battles, the up-and-down barn burners and the sleeper games that every good team has to be ready for.

  • Warriors down Hornets with late run
    Tuesday, February 17, 2015 10:24 AM

    SCALES MOUND–The Hornets of Scales Mound pushed the highly touted East Dubuque Warriors to the brink for three and a half quarters, but couldn’t pull off the upset in a 64-44 home loss on Thursday, Feb. 12.

  • Warriors roll over Galena
    Tuesday, February 10, 2015 11:19 AM

    EAST DUBUQUE–The East Dubuque Warriors, sitting atop the NUIC standings and poised to make a deep postseason run, are a tough match up for any team they stack up against.

  • Lady Warriors top Galena
    Tuesday, February 10, 2015 11:15 AM

    EAST DUBUQUE–In a rematch of size and experience squaring off against speed and youth, the East Dubuque Lady Warriors evened the score with an impressive 43-36 home victory on Tuesday, Feb. 3 in East Dubuque.

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  • Friday, February 27, 2015 11:52 AM

    BETTENDORF, IOWA–Lawrence (Larry) J. Kueter, 84, of Bettendorf, Iowa, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf.

    Funeral services and Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, March 2, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 1506 Brown Street, Bettendorf.

    Visitation will be held from 1-4 p.m., Sunday at Weerts Funeral Home, Kimberly at Jersey Ridge Road, Davenport, Iowa, where the Rosary will be recited at 3:30 p.m.  Burial will be in National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal, where military honors will be presented.

    Memorials may be given to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church or Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in memory of Larry.

    Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the Kueter family by visiting Larry’s obituary at

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Wednesday, February 25, 2015 1:40 PM

    ROCK CITY–Cheryl M. Bradt, 66, of Rock City passed away Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, at her home surrounded by her family.

    Celebration of life will be 3 p.m.–7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 27, at St. Paul Church of Epleyanna.  Memorial service will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday at St. Paul Church with the Rev. Scott Naevestad and the Rev. Dick Thompson officiating.  Cremation rites will be accorded and burial will be at St. Paul Church Cemetery.
    A memorial has been established in her name.
    Cheryl’s family invites friends to share a story or light a candle in her honor at

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Wednesday, February 25, 2015 1:06 PM

    GALENA–John F. Diedrich, 89, of the Galena Stauss Assisted Living Center, formerly of Scales Mound, passed away Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at Midwest Medical Center in Galena. (Dad joined Mom in Heaven on his birthday). 

    Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 28, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Apple River, with the Rev. David Reese, the Rev. Andrew Skrobutt, and the Rev. Joji Reddy concelebrating. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Apple River. 

    Visitation will be from held from 4–8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 27 and from 10-10:45 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 28, at St. Joseph’s Church, Apple River, where the parish rosary will be recited at 3:45 p.m.

    The Miller-Steinke Funeral Home of Scales Mound is in charge of arrangements.

     Click on name above for more information.

  • Monday, February 23, 2015 10:08 AM

    ELIZABETH–John Millerschone, 87, of Elizabeth, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at Finley Hospital, Dubuque, Iowa.

    Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 26, at Christ Lutheran Church, Stockton. Burial will be in the Elizabeth Cemetery, Elizabeth.

    Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service from 1-2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 26,  at the church.

    Online condolences may be left for the family at

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Friday, February 20, 2015 9:32 AM

    Evelyn M. Knautz, 83 of Galena, IL passed away Monday, February 16, 2015 at Midwest Medical Center, Galena.

    Funeral service will be 11 AM, Saturday, February 21, 2015 at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena, where friends may call after 9 AM at the funeral chapel. Burial will be in St. Michaels Cemetery, Galena.

    Online condolences may be left at


    Click on name above for more information.

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  • Tuesday, March 03, 2015 11:40 AM
    Last week, Gov. Bruce Rauner delivered his first annual budget address. 
  • Tuesday, March 03, 2015 11:38 AM
  • Tuesday, March 03, 2015 11:37 AM
    Anyone who doubts the importance of the printed word and how it becomes the record of a community’s history need only look to past issues of the Galena Gazette or the East Dubuque Register. 
  • Tuesday, March 03, 2015 11:35 AM

    Larry and Mary Blankenbaker, through their Benjamin’s Community Foundation, put a lot of love, time and attention into creating and sustaining Galena’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade for over two decades.

  • Part II: Drawn to the beauty, story of quilts
    Tuesday, March 03, 2015 11:33 AM
    I’m searching for a Jo Daviess County quilting group with local farm women,” I asked here and there, trusting my intuition. 
  • Tuesday, February 24, 2015 11:36 AM
    "Here a stitch, There a stitch, Everywhere a stitch, stitch.” 
  • Tuesday, February 24, 2015 11:35 AM
  • Tuesday, February 24, 2015 11:34 AM
    Had I been asked to venture a guess as to what our first son, Ross, would aspire to be when he reached maturity, it would have been easy. 
  • Tuesday, February 24, 2015 11:29 AM
    An envelope came from former Jo Daviess County residents Ray and Peg Ruthenberg. Inside was a newspaper clipping from the Shorewood-Arden Hills Bulletin-News. 
  • Tuesday, February 17, 2015 10:22 AM
    Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. 
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