• BREAKING NEWS: Peters found not guilty on all three counts
    GALENA–Judge William Kelly has found James Peters, Galena, not guilty on all three felony counts.
  • Trial testimony

    GALENA–Day one of the James Peters trial started Monday, Nov. 28. Peters, 52, of Galena, is accused of involuntary manslaughter, a class 3 felony, and two counts of aggravated battery, both class 3 felonies, in a May 3 fight with Galena man Brian Friede.

  • Galena author releases new book

    GALENA–Using an unlikely voice, local author Bruce Kluckhohn explores the relation of humanity and nature, the purpose of existence and the untapped power of the individual mind.

  • 4-Hers in space

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala.–Embarking on a journey many adults would be envious of, three Jo Daviess County 4-H members attended Space Camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala., from Nov. 10-13.

  • Watch out for the zombies on stage!

    GALENA–Galena Middle School students have been busy preparing to entertain audiences this weekend, Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 1-3, as they present two one-act plays as part of “Zombie Apocalypse 2Nite!”

  • Building frustration
    GALENA–The Galena School Board has its sights set on narrowing the options when it comes to school facilities improvements.
    
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  • Monday, November 28, 2016 6:11 PM
    GALENA–The Galena Fire Department will begin ticket sales for the annual fireman’s dance beginning Sunday, Dec. 4.
  • Monday, November 28, 2016 5:58 PM

    HANOVER–The River Ridge School Board approved the district’s 2016 Illinois State Report Card during its regular meeting on Monday, Nov. 22.

  • IB&T helps purchase new scoreboard
    Monday, November 28, 2016 5:35 PM

    GALENA–Illinois Bank & Trust donated $7,500 to Galena High School toward a new state-of-the-art, digital scoreboard in the school’s gymnasium. 

     
  • First Community Bank assists ag program
    Monday, November 28, 2016 5:31 PM
    GALENA–The Galena School District has been without a high school agriculture program since the early 1990s.
  • Monday, November 21, 2016 5:44 PM

    GALENA–Galena School District will have three school board seats to be filled at the April 4, 2017 Consolidated Election. Candidates who are elected will fill four-year terms expiring in April 2021.

  • Season's greetings
    Monday, November 21, 2016 5:42 PM
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    GALENA–Brain Hartlep, former Scales Mound Police Chief convicted of felony theft in October 2015, had a motion for a new trial denied on Monday, Nov. 14.

  • Monday, November 21, 2016 5:40 PM
    GALENA–The sixth Annual Festival of Trees to support the Galena ARC art department, will kick off the holiday season on Saturday, Nov. 26 in the DeSoto House Ballroom from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Monday, November 21, 2016 5:38 PM

    GALENA–Santa Claus makes his annual first appearance in Galena Thanksgiving weekend thanks to the efforts of the Galena Downtown Business Association.

  • Culling in the crosshairs?
    Monday, November 21, 2016 5:35 PM

    GALENA–The Galena Deer Committee spoke with local hunters to explore culling options at its regular meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 16.

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  • Pirates pursue the ultimate goal
    Monday, November 28, 2016 5:20 PM
    Galena coach Jamie Watson returns for his seventh year as coach for the Pirates bringing a terrific 28-3 record from 2015 and trophy case of accolades for his team including a regional championship and the team’s first sectional championship in three decades.
  • East Dubuque hopes to up the tempo
    Monday, November 28, 2016 5:17 PM

    The East Dubuque girls basketball team comes in to 2016 after a 15-12 season in 2015 to begin coach Jared Deutsch’s sixth year leading the Warriors.

  • Wildcats return a core of hard workers
    Monday, November 28, 2016 5:16 PM
    The River Ridge-Scales Mound (RRSM) Wildcats return for the 2016 record after posting a 6-6 conference record and 10-18 record overall from 2015 for a 5th place finish in the NUIC West division.
  • Blackhawks bring size and commitment
    Monday, November 28, 2016 5:14 PM

    Stockton coach Tim Timpe starts his first year as head of the Blackhawks girls program after Stockton finished the 2015 season with a 12-3 record.

  • Southwestern stresses  a focus on defense
    Monday, November 28, 2016 5:13 PM

    The Southwestern Wildcats come in to 2016 with everything to prove to coach Rachel Evanoff who starts her second season with Southwestern.

  • Warriors bring versatility
    Monday, November 28, 2016 5:09 PM

    The Warren Warriors may have finished 2015 with only a 14-16 record, but second year coach Steve Rickert still returns with a team of experienced players after losing all conference center Autumn Stiefel and guard Allison Kubat to graduation.

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  • Lillian West
    Tuesday, November 29, 2016 3:06 PM

    ELIZABETH–Lillian F. West, 96, passed away peacefully on Monday, Nov. 28, 2016 at the Elizabeth Nursing Home, Elizabeth.

    A private graveside service and burial was held at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Galena. The Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena assisted the family.

    Online condolences may be left at furlongfuneralchapel.com.

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Monday, November 28, 2016 2:50 PM

    WAUKESHA, Wis.–Mary Jo (Garvey) Soika, 85, of Waukesha, Wis., formerly of Galena, died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016.

    Memorials may be made to the Galena Foundation.

    Lynch and Sons Funeral Home of Brighton, Mich., are in charge of arrangements.

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Geraldine Ada Gronewold
    Monday, November 28, 2016 2:44 PM

    GALENA–Geraldine Ada Gronewold, 89, of Galena, was called to her eternal rest on Saturday, Nov. 26 in the comfort of her home. 

    Funeral services will be at St. Matthew Lutheran Church on Tuesday, Nov. 29 with the Rev. Dr. Frederick Baltz officiating. Interment will be at St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Buckley.

    The Miller and Steinke Galena Chapels were in charge of the arrangements. galenachapels.com.

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Marie Oldenburg
    Friday, November 25, 2016 9:58 AM

    GALENA–Marie E. Oldenburg, 96, of Galena, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016, in Galena.

    Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Galena. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 28, 2016 at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena, where a parish rosary will be recited at 4 p.m.

    Online condolences maybe left at furlongfuneralchapel.com.

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Sarah Werner
    Tuesday, November 22, 2016 10:27 AM

    SCALES MOUND–Sarah R. (Winter) Werner, 91, of rural Scales Mound, passed away Monday, Nov. 21, 2016 at the Galena Stauss Senior Care Community in Galena.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016 at Holy Trinity Church in Scales Mound, with Fr. David Reese officiating. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery.

    Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 25 at the Miller & Steinke Funeral Home in Scales Mound, and from 9:30-10:15 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26 at the Church.

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

    Click on name above for more information.

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  • Monday, November 28, 2016 6:06 PM

    GALENA–Galena’s annual United Churches of Galena free Christmas concert is Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. at St. Michael Church on Bench Street.

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    STOCKTON–The Northwest Illinois Forestry Association (NIFA) will meet on Monday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. at the Stockton Public Library, 140 West Benton St. The board will begin to construct next year’s agenda of events and meetings with input from members and the public.

  • Monday, November 28, 2016 5:57 PM
    ELIZABETH–Creating a transition plan to make sure a farm continues as a productive, agricultural business can be challenging.
  • Monday, November 28, 2016 5:49 PM

    GALENA–The Galena Winter Marketplace (farmers’ market) continues on Wednesday, Dec. 14 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Turner Hall.

     
  • Date set for JDCF owl prowl
    Monday, November 28, 2016 5:39 PM

    GALENA–Join JDCF staff for an evening owl-prowl hike at Casper Bluff Land & Water Reserve on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 5 p.m. 

     
  • Monday, November 28, 2016 5:34 PM

    GALENA–Galena Miners Lodge will be hosting its next all-you-can-eat monthly breakfast on Dec. 4 to benefit the Salvation Army.

  • Sterger, Stodden attend national convention
    Monday, November 28, 2016 5:24 PM

    Ashley Sterger and Angela Stodden from United Country Heartland Realty of Galena attended the national convention in early November of the National Association of Realtors.

  • Monday, November 28, 2016 5:22 PM

    GALENA–The monthly meeting of Northwest Illinois Retired Police Officers will be held at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday Dec. 14, in the Grant Room of Happy Joe’s Pizza & Ice Cream Parlor.

  • First Birthday - Dominick David Hernandez
    Monday, November 28, 2016 4:55 PM

    Dominick David Hernandez, son of Fortino and Amy Hernandez, Galena, celebrated his first birthday on Nov. 23.

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