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  • Tuesday, March 03, 2015 1:56 PM

    BLOOMINGTON–A new study shows Illinois agriculture contributed $120.9 billion of total economic output.

  • Tuesday, March 03, 2015 1:54 PM
    FREEPORT–Since 2012, Highland Community College’s Business Institute has been offering a program of online courses that makes it easy for individuals to take high-quality, non-credit online courses. 
  • Tuesday, March 03, 2015 1:53 PM
    GALENA–The Galena Winter Farmers Market and Craft Fair will return on Wednesday, March 11 from 4-6 p.m. 
  • Galena Public Library receives grant to digitize its photo collection
    Tuesday, March 03, 2015 1:48 PM
    GALENA–The Galena Public Library holds hundreds of photos documenting Galena’s past. 
  • Tuesday, March 03, 2015 1:43 PM
    FREEPORT–Highland Community College (HCC) Foundation is currently accepting scholarship applications for the 2015-16 academic year. 
  • Tuesday, March 03, 2015 1:41 PM

    GALENA–Mary Ellyn Gibbs, director of the Galena United Methodist Church Community Handbell Choir, said her ringers reported goose bumps when they first heard the Battle Hymn Tribute music they will play at the Historical Society’s Civil War Sesquicentennial opening night gala.

  • Tuesday, March 03, 2015 1:40 PM

    GALENA–Midwest Medical Center will host a community blood drive from 2:30-5:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 17 inside the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center donor bus.

  • Tuesday, March 03, 2015 1:38 PM
    WASHINGTON, D.C.–Following a meeting with the Director of the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Prisons, Charles Samuels, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Rep. Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced that the agency will commit $58.7 million in funding to the activation of Thomson Correctional Center. 
  • Tuesday, March 03, 2015 1:33 PM

    GALENA–The Hispanic Council of Galena, Grace Episcopal Church of Galena and the Desoto House Hotel will present Elisabeth Carlson, an immigration attorney, to discuss President Obama’s Executive Immigration Order as well as the current hold on this order by the Judge in Texas.

  • Tuesday, March 03, 2015 1:32 PM
    GALENA–The Galena Fire Department is asking for the community’s assistance in locating Galena Fire Department memorabilia. 
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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.

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  • 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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  • Tuesday, March 03, 2015 3:14 PM

    Charles J. Kveton, 87, of Galena, IL, passed away Thursday, February 26, 2015 at his home.

    In keeping with his wishes, there will be no public visitation or service. Cremation rites have been accorded. The Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena is assisting the family.

    In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, 2728 Asbury Road, Dubuque, IA 52001-2970 or Safe Haven Humane Society, 1471 US Highway 20, Elizabeth, IL 61028. Online condolences may be left at 

    Click on name above for more information.

  • 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.

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  • Tuesday, March 03, 2015 11:40 AM
    Last week, Gov. Bruce Rauner delivered his first annual budget address. 
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    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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  • Hair color trends for 2015
    Tuesday, March 03, 2015 2:09 PM

    This year we have many hair color trends. This is exciting because we have something for everyone.

  • Tuesday, March 03, 2015 2:04 PM
    ELIZABETH–Jo Daviess County 4-H members begin their quest for 2015 State Fair honors with a Public Presentation and Food Demonstration Contest on Wednesday, March 25. 
  • Tuesday, March 03, 2015 2:04 PM

    STOCKTON–The informal monthly meeting of northwest Illinois retired police officers will be held at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 11, at Checo’s Restaurant in Stockton.

  • Tuesday, March 03, 2015 2:03 PM

    LENA–Save the date for Ladies Day Out on May 9 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., at the Lena Elementary School.

  • Tuesday, March 03, 2015 1:57 PM

    THOMSON–The Thomson Sesquicentennial will salute agriculture with a tribute to agriculture on March 14.

  • Extension connects with local youth
    Tuesday, March 03, 2015 1:46 PM
    Extension has always had the goal enhancing the lives of young people with 4-H meetings, fairs and camps. 
  • St. Paul’s to install pastor March 8
    Tuesday, March 03, 2015 1:44 PM

    ELIZABETH–St. Paul Lutheran Church, Elizabeth will install the Rev. Michael Nesbit on Sunday, March 8 at 3 p.m., as its new minister.

  • Tuesday, March 03, 2015 1:42 PM

    STOCKTON–Michigan based author Bill Jamerson will present a music and storytelling program about the Civilian Conservation Corps at the Stockton Township Public Library on Monday, March 9 at 2 pm.

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