GALENA–An evening of culinary fun is coming to Galena with the Taste of Home Cooking School on Thursday, May 7.
After opening on March 1, the Midwest Health Clinic of Elizabeth held an open house on April 24 for Jo Daviess County residents to go inside and check it out.
GALENA–Tom Nack, a Galena attorney, former school board member and father of two, wants the Galena School Board to take immediate action to address overcrowding at Galena Primary School.
GALENA–The Galena School Board has new leadership.
An archaeological survey conducted on one of the newest Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation’s properties determined that people have been living in the Apple River Valley for 11,000 years.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces the opening of Blanding Landing Recreation Area on May 8.
EAST DUBUQUE–Property–selling it and building it–attracted a lot of attention from East Dubuque City Council members on Monday, April 20.
DUBUQUE, Iowa–Three local companies–Earl Thompson Masonry, Norm Davis Construction and Petsche Decorating, Inc.–were recognized recently for their work in four historic preservation projects in the city of Dubuque.
GALENA–On Saturday, May 9, Galena letter carriers will participate in the Letter Carrier Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.
During the April 20 River Ridge School Board meeting, Superintendent Brad Albrecht gave an update on a Thomson Correctional Facility marketing campaign spearheaded by the villages of Elizabeth and Hanover.
BENTON, Wis.–Benton Bible Church will host a community blood drive from 3-6 p.m., Wednesday, May 13.
GALENA–After meeting in closed session Monday, April 13, members of the Galena City Council approved the hiring of two new city employees.
A Galena man was sentenced to 180 days in the Jo Daviess County Jail after pleading guilty to a felony charge of failing to register as a sex offender.
VisitGalena.org has declined a Galena/Jo Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau invitation to hold a joint meeting between members of both boards.
GALENA–The Galena boys high school basketball program will host a basketball camp for incoming sixth graders to seniors from June 2-4 at Galena High School.
HANOVER–One year ago, River Ridge/Scales Mound senior pitcher Josh Crist was wrapping up a fantastic high school sports career.
HANOVER–The River Ridge/Scales Mound co-op boys baseball team couldn’t seem to get out of a funk as they hosted the East Dubuque Warriors on Thursday, April 23.
ELIZABETH–May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, and is a perfect time to enjoy the spring weather and beautiful scenery in Northwest Illinois.
HANOVER–The Galena-River Ridge girls soccer team officially has four games under their belt, posting an impressive 2-1-1 record through four games.
HAZEL GREEN, Wis.–Just one day after the Pirates of Galena suffered a narrow 6-5 loss to Pearl City, they hoped to put away a border battle victory over Southwestern on Friday, April 17.
GALENA–After two innings of shutout softball in cold, windy conditions, the Scales Mound/River Ridge Lady Hornets blew the game wide open with a 10 run third inning to grab a 12-0 victory over the Lady Pirates on Tuesday, April 7.
Alvin F. Neumeister, age 95, died Monday, April 27, 2015, at his home
surrounded by his family.
Cremation rites have been accorded. A private
family service will be held at a later date.
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ELIZABETH, Ill.–Wayne LaVerle Trost, 84, of Elizabeth, died Monday, April 20, 2015, at Midwest Medical Center in Galena.
Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 2, 2015, at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Elizabeth, with Pastor Mike Nesbit officiating. Inurnment will take place in Woodbine Cemetery at a later date.
A visitation will be held from 9-11 a.m. prior to the services at the church.
A memorial fund has been established in Wayne’s memory.
JORDAN–Hamid “Harry” Anwar, Wing Commander, Retired, (June 20th 1934-April 19th, 2015), passed away Sunday, April 19, 2015, in Jordan.
A committal service will be held April 27 following the visitation in Greenwood Cemetery, Galena.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675 or the Galena Food Pantry, 971 Gear Street, Galena, IL 61036 in memory of Harry.
Online condolences maybe left at furlongfuneralchapel.com.
MILWAUKEE, Wis.–Joan McDermott, 85, of Milwaukee, Wis. passed away Friday, April 17, 2015.
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla.–John “Jack” Dimke, 68, of Boynton Beach, Fla., passed away Thursday, April 9, 2015, at Bethesda East Hospital, Boynton Beach, after a short illness.
Burial will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Galena, at a later date. A celebration of life will be held in early summer.
The Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be left at furlongfuneralchapel.com.
It’s time to remove personalities from the equation and move forward in the direction that’s best for tourism in Jo Daviess County.
APPLE CANYON LAKE–The Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance with a theft that has recently occurred.
GALENA–Westminster Presbyterian Church, 513 S. Bench St., is holding its annual rummage sale on Thursday, May 14 from 4 to 8 p.m.; Friday, May 15 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, May 16 from 9 a.m. to noon.
ELIZABETH–The Jo Daviess County Soil and Water Conservation District is announcing the winners of its poster contest.
MT. CARROLL–A tour of the Frances Shimer Arboretum in Mount Carroll will be held on Saturday, May 9, at 1 p.m.
GALENA–The city of Galena is accepting early registration for American Red Cross swimming lessons to be held at the Alice T. Virtue Memorial Pool in Galena this summer.
From the excitement and joy with the news of the surrender of General Lee to General Grant on April 9, 1865, to the sad news that was reported in the Galena Daily Gazette of April 15, 1865. . .