Vertical thumbnails||#222222||#444444|| font-weight:normal; font-style:normal; text-decoration:none; || font-weight:normal; font-style:normal; text-decoration:none; || font-weight:normal; font-style:normal; text-decoration:none; || font-weight:normal; font-style:normal; text-decoration:none; ||ctl00_body_ctl13_rrThumbnails42||ctl00_body_ctl13_rrFullSizePhotos42||imgStartRotator42||imgStopRotator42||150||||True||No related video||,|,|,|,|,|,|,|,|,|,|,|,|,||False||31724,0|31719,1|31710,2|31708,3|31707,4|31693,5|31671,6|31668,7|31663,8|31648,9|31647,10|31642,11|31636,12||42
An image.
  • Monday, August 29, 2016 6:07 PM
    GALENA–Sidewalk repair work is set to begin in downtown Galena the first of September.
  • Monday, August 29, 2016 6:06 PM

    Because of the Labor Day holiday, The Galena Gazette has early deadlines for the Sept. 7 edition. 

  • Monday, August 29, 2016 6:06 PM

    GALENA–The Galena Miners Lodge will be hosting its next all-you-can-eat monthly breakfast on Sept. 4.

  • Monday, August 29, 2016 6:05 PM

    WARREN–A horse has been identified as having the West Nile Virus (WNV) in the Warren area, reported Matt Calvert, Jo Daviess County Director of Environmental Health, on Wednesday, Aug. 24.

  • Monday, August 29, 2016 5:44 PM

    STOCKTON–A “Cover Crops and Nutrient Management” field day will be held at 9 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 16 at some of the Greg Thoren acreage.

  • Monday, August 29, 2016 5:24 PM

    GALENA–A fine art show is coming to Galena the third weekend in October. 

  • Monday, August 29, 2016 4:52 PM

    GALENA–The River Bend Mobile Food Pantry will be in Galena on Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Galena Convention Center, 900 Galena Square Dr. 

  • Monday, August 22, 2016 6:34 PM

    GALENA–The autopsy report has been completed for Brian L. Friede, Galena, confirmed the Winnebago County Coroner’s office on Friday, Aug. 12.

  • Monday, August 22, 2016 6:29 PM

    GALENA–Brian P. Hartlep, convicted of theft in October 2015, filed a motion on June 1 for a new trial based on newly discovered evidence.

  • Monday, August 22, 2016 6:29 PM
    SHANNON–The Knights of Columbus, St. Wendelin Council 12841, Shannon, will host a Blue Mass to honor law enforcement, firefighters, emergency service personnel and emergency medical teams on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 3 p.m. 
An image.
  • Pirates can’t fight off Clippers
    Monday, August 29, 2016 5:28 PM

    GALENA–Opening night of the 2016 football season wasn’t short on pageantry as Galena celebrated Senior Night but ultimately fell to the Amboy Clippers 20-14.

  • Monday, August 29, 2016 5:01 PM
  • Monday, August 22, 2016 5:57 PM
  • Jo Daviess County Longbeards make donation
    Tuesday, August 16, 2016 7:27 AM
    The Jo Daviess County Longbeards continued their commitment to youth development and participation when they presented a check for $2,000 on August 10 to the Scales Mound FFA trap team. 
  • Galena city golf tournament
    Tuesday, August 16, 2016 7:23 AM

    GALENA–The inaugural Galena city golf championship was held Aug. 13-14 at Eagle Ridge Inn’s North Course and the Galena Golf Club.

  • Getting to work, rising as one
    Tuesday, August 16, 2016 7:19 AM
    GALENA–Last week, teams throughout the area took to practice fields and conditioning rooms for the beginning of the 2016 high school football season.
  • Tuesday, August 09, 2016 11:39 AM
    Community bragging rights will be on the line as the Galena Golf Club teams with Eagle Ridge Inn to present the Inaugural 2016 Galena City Golf Championship Friday and Saturday, Aug. 13-14.
  • RAGBRAI XLIV rolls on
    Tuesday, August 09, 2016 11:29 AM
    IOWA–To some it is an adventure. For others it is a rolling party.
  • Galena youth football camp
    Tuesday, August 02, 2016 9:58 AM

    GALENA–About 50 Galena primary and middle-schoolers participated in this years’ Galena youth football camp presented by Galena varsity football coach Ed Freed, his staff and members of the Galena football team.

  • Naples Center basketball series comes to Hanover
    Tuesday, August 02, 2016 9:56 AM

    HANOVER–A new men’s basketball league has opened registration to teams throughout the region to compete in a multi-conference season and tournament.

An image.
  • Irma Wiley
    Monday, August 29, 2016 1:45 PM

    EAST DUBUQUE–Irma J. “Jeanie” Wiley, 84, of East Dubuque, formerly of Elizabeth, lived her life to make others happy. At the age of 84, she passed away at Brookfield Rehab in Brookfield, Wis. 

    A Celebration of Jeanie’s life will be held at noon on Thursday, Sept. 1, at Law-Jones Funeral Home in Elizabeth. Burial of ashes will take place in the Elizabeth Cemetery. A memorial gathering will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the Celebration of Life Service.

    In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the Food Basket in Elizabeth in Jeanie’s memory.

    Friends and family are invited to share in Jeanie’s life at

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Fred Hancock
    Friday, August 26, 2016 4:14 PM

    JACKSON HOLE, Wyo.–Fred. D. Hancock, Jr., 74, Jackson Hole, Wyo., formerly of Galena, passed away Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, in Jackson Hole.

    A memorial service will take place in Jackson Hole at a later date.

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Friday, August 26, 2016 10:36 AM

    DENVER, Colo.–On July 25 2016, in Denver, Colo., at the age of 91, Lorraine J. Hittman left this earth to be with the Lord.

    A private family service will be held at the Prospect Hill Cemetery in Galena, at 10:30 a.m., on Sunday Sept. 11, 2016. The Miller and Steinke Funeral Home in Galena is assisting the family.

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Marie Jane Strampe
    Friday, August 26, 2016 10:30 AM

    stockton–Marie Jane Strampe, 94, of Stockton, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2016, at Presence St. Joseph Center in Freeport. 

    Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 29, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Stockton.There will be a visitation before the service beginning at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be in Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Stockton.

    A memorial fund has been established.

    Condolences may be shared with her family at

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Joseph Rice
    Monday, August 22, 2016 2:40 PM

    GALENA–Joseph G. Rice, 61, of Galena, passed away Aug. 15, 2016, at his home.

    In keeping with his wishes, there will be no public visitation. Cremation rites have been accorded.

    The Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena, is assisting the family. 

    Online condolences maybe left at

    Click on name above for more information.

An image.
  • Helping hands
    Monday, August 29, 2016 5:51 PM
    About Sean Hartness’ Eagle Scout project along Broadway Street. . .there’s a bit more than meets the eye.
  • Monday, August 29, 2016 5:50 PM
  • Monday, August 29, 2016 5:49 PM

    Today is one of those days when the old axiom “God’s in his heaven and all’s right with his world” actually applies. 

  • What difference does one turtle make?
    Monday, August 29, 2016 5:47 PM
    What difference does a little turtle make in the world?
  • Connection to memories
    Monday, August 22, 2016 6:23 PM

    Two men, each in their 60s, sat down last week to remember favorite moments of boyhood, their boyhood hero and the man who made it all possible.

  • Monday, August 22, 2016 6:21 PM
  • We are surrounded by beauty, pain
    Monday, August 22, 2016 6:15 PM
     I was raised by a father who taught me to find wonder in simplicity and by a poet mother who taught me to find wonder in life’s complexity. 
  • Saying goodbye
    Tuesday, August 16, 2016 7:38 AM
    This is a sad week at The Galena Gazette, as well as a happy week.
  • Tuesday, August 16, 2016 7:36 AM
  • Tuesday, August 16, 2016 7:34 AM
    I do not exaggerate when I report that last night I once again fell in love, as I am prone to do.
An image.
An image.
  • Conquering the Appalachian Trail
    Monday, August 29, 2016 5:41 PM

    ELIZABETH–Ryan Reifsteck completed a test of physical and mental endurance few of us will ever attempt, much less finish.

  • Monday, August 29, 2016 5:36 PM

     SINSINAWA, Wis.–Praying with Poetry will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 at Sinsinawa Mound. 

  • Monday, August 29, 2016 5:06 PM
    SINSINAWA, Wis.–The Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters invite you to join in the ongoing celebration of the 800th jubilee year of the Order of Preachers by attending a special concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25 at Sinsinawa Mound. 
  • Monday, August 29, 2016 4:58 PM

    Aug. 12–Girl, Isla Jane Studtmann, born to William Studtmann and Ashley Dobbs, Madison, Wis.

  • Monday, August 29, 2016 4:56 PM
    ELIZABETH–The Jo Daviess Carroll Career and Technical Education Academy (formerly the Area Vocational Center) is looking for artisans and vendors for its annual Craft & Vendor Extravaganza Saturday, Oct. 8 form 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Monday, August 29, 2016 4:55 PM
    ELIZABETH–It took an amazing array of tools to make life possible on the Illinois frontier of the 1830s, from guns to looms to hoes.
  • Monday, August 29, 2016 4:54 PM
    DUBUQUE, Iowa–The Bell Tower Theater is excited to announce the continuance of the award-winning program Kids Take the Stage Youth Theater classes this fall. 
  • Monday, August 29, 2016 4:53 PM

    FREEPORT–Highland Community College’s Clarence Mitchell Library is offering a program for Banned Books Week at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 28 in room M-120.

  • Monday, August 29, 2016 4:51 PM
     SINSINAWA, Wis.–All area singers are invited to join Tri-state Choral Society directed by Brian Burns.
  • Monday, August 29, 2016 4:51 PM
    STOCKTON–The monthly meeting of Northwest Illinois Retired Police Officers will be held at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 14, in the restaurant room of Checo’s Restaurant, 642 Main St., Stockton. 
An image.
An image.
Garage Sales
Top Jobs
The Galena Gazette, 716 S. Bench St., Galena , IL 61036, 815.777.0019