• Bringing home the Purple Heart

    GALENA–During World War I, Harrison Virtue left Galena to serve his country as a company mechanic with Company L, 356th Infantry, 89th Division, in France.

  • Ramada has a new look
    GALENA–It was one morning about a year ago when Betsy Rose Achett sat down for breakfast with her father, Davis Pulikken, at his home in Florida.
  • How her garden grows
    GALENA–Thirty-four years ago, Merla Carl was looking for a way to share some of the bounty from her two gardens.
  • Fugitives plead guilty

    GALENA–Crystal L. McLaughlin, 32, and Andrew J. Cummings, 27, both of Phelan, Calif., pleaded guilty to felony charges in Jo Daviess County Circuit Court on Thursday, June 23, and were each sentenced to five years in prison by Judge William Kelly.

  • Youth leading the way
    ELIZABETH–K & D Cattle, located in Elizabeth is not an ordinary ranch operation.
  • EMTs donate AED to Elizabeth Nursing Home

    ELIZABETH–The Elizabeth EMT Association recently donated an automatic external defibrillator (AED) to the Elizabeth Nursing Home in the name of Jack and Jeanette Graves, lifelong Elizabeth residents known for their dedication to the community.

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  • Jury trial for Peters
    Tuesday, June 28, 2016 2:41 PM

    GALENA–James Peters, 51, Galena, was in Jo Daviess County Circuit Court on Thursday, June 23, and requested a jury trial to decide his three felony counts for his involvement in an altercation on May 3, which resulted in the death of Brian L. Friede, 57, Galena.

  • Celebrate Independence Day
    Tuesday, June 28, 2016 2:33 PM

    JO DAVIESS COUNTY–There’s plenty of Independence Day fun scheduled this holiday weekend.

  • Tuesday, June 28, 2016 2:20 PM
    GALENA–Galena School District Architect Marty Johnson is still drilling down to specifics in his cost analysis for district facility concepts presented in the last several weeks by board members Mike Hyland and Tom Long.
  • End of an era for ED School District
    Tuesday, June 28, 2016 2:16 PM

    EAST DUBUQUE–Superintendent Greg Herbst attended his last school board meeting as the East Dubuque School District superintendent on Tuesday, June 21.

  • Tuesday, June 28, 2016 2:02 PM

    GALENA–A possible survey of residents and an interim report to members of the Galena City Council were the topics of discussion at the city’s deer committee meeting Wednesday, June 15.

  • County water resource plan an award winner
    Tuesday, June 28, 2016 2:00 PM

    Members of the Jo Daviess County Water Resource Management Planning Committee are celebrating.

  • Armagno earns rank of major general
    Tuesday, June 28, 2016 1:58 PM

    PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.–Nina Armagno, daughter of Neida and Tony Armagno, Galena, was promoted to major general in the United States Air Force.

  • Be aware of poison- hemlock
    Tuesday, June 28, 2016 1:46 PM

    JO DAVIESS COUNTY–Driving down the road and looking on the edge of fields or near creek banks, there’s a plant that often stands out, towering high into the air with clusters of white flowers and sometimes purple markings on the stem.

  • Tuesday, June 28, 2016 1:29 PM

    EAST DUBUQUE–The proposal drew a few chuckles around the East Dubuque City Council: the city of East Dubuque fronting money for a project and expecting repayment.

  • Tuesday, June 28, 2016 11:53 AM
    GALENA–Jo Daviess County, as trustee, has completed its tax deed proceedings on real estate properties that were delinquent for 2012 and prior real estate taxes.
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  • Summer splashdown
    Tuesday, June 28, 2016 1:34 PM
    This summer the Galena Art & Recreation Center (ARC) is offering a program for children ages 9 to 13.
  • Galena graduate receives masters
    Tuesday, June 28, 2016 1:32 PM

    DAPHNE, Ala.–Galena High School graduate Jessica Cox Morris recently graduated with a master of sport science degree in sports coaching with an NCAA Compliance emphasis from the United States Sports Academy in Daphne, Ala.

  • Stockton grad earns honors
    Tuesday, June 28, 2016 1:30 PM

    PELLA, Iowa – Stockton high school graduate Rachel Cassens was recognized by Central College for her achievements in academics and athletics.

  • Podium finish for Father’s Day
    Tuesday, June 21, 2016 1:33 PM
    WALNUT–Wienen Motorsports/Yamaha/Maxxis/SSi Decals/Walsh Racecraft/FLY Racing’s Chad Wienen led the points race into Walnut on Saturday, June 18 for a race at the Sunset Ridge ATVMX National.
  • Summer concessions proceeds go to local organizations
    Tuesday, June 21, 2016 1:31 PM
    GALENA–This summer, the benefits of baseball extend beyond the field to the community.
  • Tuesday, June 21, 2016 1:28 PM
    This past week the annual Galena junior golf camp was held at the Galena Golf Club. 50 participants worked on putting, chipping, long irons and driving throughout the week.
  • Hillinois Omnium bike race finds its groove
    Tuesday, June 14, 2016 1:57 PM
    If you were out and about anywhere near Elizabeth this weekend, June 11-12, you would have seen a lot of road bicycles. . .a lot of them.
  • 7th annual Workshop golf outing
    Tuesday, June 14, 2016 1:56 PM

    GALENA–The seventh annual Workshop golf outing was held at the Galena Golf Course on Thursday, June 2.

  • Runners medal in QC Senior Olympics
    Tuesday, June 14, 2016 1:55 PM

    David Marcure of Woodbine and Jim Breed of Elizabeth were the two sole athletes from Jo Daviess County to compete in the 2016 Quad Cities Senior Olympics on Saturday, June 4 at Augustana College in Rock Island.

  • Robbie Gould kicks off the golf season
    Tuesday, June 07, 2016 2:14 PM

    GALENA–Robbie Gould, leading scorer in Chicago Bears history and All Pro placekicker, made an appearance before about 100 guests at the North Course driving range at Eagle Ridge Inn & Resort on Saturday, June 4.

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  • Friday, July 01, 2016 11:25 AM

    GALENA–Laverne O. Muehleip, 92, of Galena, passed away Friday, June 24, 2016, at Serenity Hospice House, Phoenix, Ariz.

    Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 6, at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena.

    Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, July 5, at the funeral chapel. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Galena, where military rites will be accorded graveside by the Galena VFW Post 2665 and American Legion Post 193.
  • Wednesday, June 29, 2016 1:46 PM

    PHOENIX, Ariz.–Stanley J. Albrecht, 74, of Phoenix, Ariz., died June 11, 2016, at home.

    A memorial fund has been established in his name and may be sent to: Mary Ellen Rife, 4112 Water Course Drive, Medina, Ohio 44256.

    The Samaritan Funeral Home of Phoenix was in charge of arrangements.

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Ruth M. Kirchner
    Tuesday, June 28, 2016 3:33 PM

    GALENA–Ruth M. Kirchner 89, of Galena passed away Sunday, June 26, 2016 at Galena Stauss Senior Care Community.

    Funeral service will be 11 AM, Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena and where friends may call after 9 AM at the chapel until time of service. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

    Online condolences may be left at furlongfuneralchapel.com.

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Friday, June 24, 2016 2:41 PM

    HANOVER–Tina Lynn Matson, 66, of Hanover, passed away Thursday, June 23, 2016, at Waverly Place, Stockton.

  • Gladys Nath
    Friday, June 24, 2016 2:34 PM

    GALENA–Gladys L. Nath, 100, of Galena, passed away Thursday, June 23, 2016, at the Galena-Stauss Senior Care Community in Galena.

    Visitation is from 5:00-8:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 26, at the Miller & Steinke Funeral Home in Galena.

    Funeral services will be held Monday, June 27, at the Miller and Steinke Funeral Home in Galena, with the Rev. Stacy Cavanaugh officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Galena.

    Click on name above for more information.

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  • A remarkable superintendent
    Tuesday, June 28, 2016 1:56 PM
    Last Tuesday evening, Steve Bianchetta sat at the board table for his last meeting as interim superintendent of the Galena School District.
  • Tuesday, June 28, 2016 1:55 PM
    Over the past year, I’ve been on a mission to develop Spanish-speaking skills.
  • Tuesday, June 28, 2016 1:54 PM
    The celebration begins at Recreation Park Monday morning, July 4.
  • Poetic heart beats in Jo Daviess County
    Tuesday, June 28, 2016 1:52 PM
    We are a culture that likes to rank our prowess.
  • Tuesday, June 28, 2016 1:51 PM
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    How ironic.
  • History on the river
    Tuesday, June 21, 2016 1:47 PM

    On Thursday, June 16, Scott Lawlor, my dear, sweet mother, and I boarded a pontoon boat at Ferry Landing in search of a bit of history.

  • Tuesday, June 21, 2016 1:45 PM
  • Tuesday, June 21, 2016 1:44 PM
    We do not have to travel to the far corners of the earth to wake up filled with gratitude at the miracles which surround us: the birds which sing at dawn promising a new day; our bodies which have so many wondrously complex systems busily doing what they do as we go about our days; the shifting of the seasons as our tiny planet orbits our sun so that life as we know it can abound in all its diversity.
  • Tuesday, June 21, 2016 1:43 PM
    My memories of my dad are a source of fondness, dedication and fun.
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  • Tuesday, June 28, 2016 1:48 PM
    GALENA–The Hills Unit of Jo Daviess County Association of Home and Community Education held its June meeting at Happy Joe’s.
  • Tuesday, June 28, 2016 12:31 PM
    Five generations of the Smith family.
  • Engagement - Vanderweerd-Wilson
    Tuesday, June 28, 2016 12:30 PM

    The engagement of Brittani Vanderweerd and Alex Wilson is being announced.

  • Card Shower - Mary Lou Cook
    Tuesday, June 28, 2016 12:28 PM

    Mary Lou Cook, Galena, will celebrate her 80th birthday on July 9.

  • Tuesday, June 28, 2016 12:26 PM
  • Wedding in a Window back for second year
    Tuesday, June 28, 2016 12:15 PM

    GALENA–Couples vie for all-expense paid wedding worth nearly $10,000.

  • Tuesday, June 28, 2016 11:21 AM

    ELIZABETH–World Asteroid Day is June 30 and the Planetary Studies Foundation (PSF) is planning a program at its earth and space center at 6 p.m. that day.

  • Tuesday, June 28, 2016 10:34 AM

    SINSINAWA, Wis.–Jeffrey Arnold, Gatesville, Texas, brings his talents back to Sinsinawa Mound’s Summer Organ Concert series at 7 p.m., Wednesday, July 27.

  • Lieberman retrospective
    Tuesday, June 28, 2016 10:29 AM

    GALENA–The Galena Center for the Arts will present an Archie Lieberman Retrospective during July and August, with an opening reception on July 1 from 5-8 p.m.

  • Freshen up your guacamole
    Tuesday, June 28, 2016 10:20 AM
    Looking for a few simple ways to freshen up guacamole?
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