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  • Baltz writes about healing, prayer
    GALENA–Last spring, Dr. Fred Baltz, pastor of St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Galena, was working on a writing project when he decided there was another topic he should address instead.
  • Talking climate change

    GALENA–Climate change was the topic of the afternoon on Wednesday, Jan. 14 as dozens of people participated in the 27th annual Rotary Club of Galena Roundtable, “Climate Change: The Perfect Storm,” at the Ramada Galena.

  • ‘Branch of Knowledge and Peace’
    GALENA– On Friday, Jan. 16, the 10th anniversary of the death of former principal Chuck Slagley, the colorful cranes fluttered gently in the air, all carefully strung from a branch over the circulation desk in the Galena High School Library.


  • Deer culling begins
    GALENA–Before a packed crowd, members of the Galena City Council Monday, Jan. 12 moved forward with plans to cull 25 deer within the city limits.
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  • Wednesday, January 21, 2015 1:59 PM

    GALENA–Members of the Turner Hall committee got a look at the proposed maintenance and improvement plan for the next several years during the Thursday, Jan. 9 meeting.

  • Wednesday, January 21, 2015 1:58 PM
    SCALES MOUND–This year, the Scales Mound FFA Chapter has taken on the service project of raising funds for an LED sign to replace the current marquee sign in front of the school. 
  • Wednesday, January 21, 2015 1:57 PM
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  • Wednesday, January 21, 2015 10:25 AM

  • Wednesday, January 21, 2015 10:13 AM
    DUBUQUE, Iowa–Galena resident and MMA promoter Harry Maglaris has done it again.
  • Wildcats top Warriors at home
    Tuesday, January 20, 2015 4:46 PM
    HANOVER–The River Ridge Wildcats were considered underdogs last season, and they played that role to perfection.
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  • Friday, January 23, 2015 2:51 PM

    ROSCOE–Frank Edward Hovar, Sr. 88, of Roscoe, died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, at his home, surrounded by his family.

    Funeral Mass was held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, at St. Bridget Church, 600 Clifford Avenue., Loves Park.

    Visitation was held from 4-7:30 p.m. with rosary at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 21, at Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine Road. and 1 hour prior to Mass at the church.  Interment was in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

    In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to: Northern Illinois Hospice and Grief Center, 4215 Newburg Road, Rockford, IL 61108.

    Online condolences may be submitted

     Click on name above for more information.

  • Wednesday, January 21, 2015 1:35 PM
    Hanover–Elizabeth “Betty” M. Pash, 90, of Hanover, died Tuesday, Jan. 13 at the Midwest Medical Center in Galena. 
  • Wednesday, January 21, 2015 1:31 PM

    Galena–Mica David Friederick, 40, of Galena, passed away Monday, Jan. 12, at home surrounded by his devoted wife of 19 years and loving family.

    Memorial donations can be left at Galena State Bank and will be used to create an educational scholarship for Olivia and Ella. Online condolences may be left at 

    Click on name above for more information.
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  • Hello, Neighbor!
    Wednesday, January 21, 2015 12:42 PM

    Stephanie Bussan

  • Wednesday, January 21, 2015 10:33 AM
    Holden David Geary 
  • Photography of Lynn Giles at Grace church
    Tuesday, January 20, 2015 2:27 PM
    GALENA–The art and photography of Lynn Giles will be the next display in the Parish House Gallery of Grace Episcopal Church. 
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