• He’s ready to lead
    GALENA–Greg Herbst will take the reins July 1 as superintendent of the Galena School District.
  • Republicans host Lincoln Day dinner

    GALENA–Local, state and national politics were the focal point of the sixth annual Jo Daviess County Republican Central Committee’s Lincoln Day dinner Saturday evening, Feb. 6 at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa.

  • A new way to train

    GALENA–It all started when area chiropractor InJun Chong met Galena Fire Department Chief Randy Beadle.

  • Impressive honors for Farmers

    GALENA–Since purchasing Farmers Guest House in March 2012 and moving to Galena, Don and Susan Steffan have put everything they have into making their business a success.

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  • Tuesday, February 09, 2016 2:44 PM

    GALENA–After months of negotiations, during its Tuesday, Feb. 2 special meeting, the Galena School Board approved a three-year contract with the Galena Federation of Teachers.

  • Tuesday, February 09, 2016 2:40 PM

    GALENA–The Galena School Board has a plan.

  • All-State honors
    Tuesday, February 09, 2016 1:59 PM

    GALENA–Jo Daviess County was well represented at the Illinois Music Educators Association (ILMEA) All-State Band and Choir as part of the Illinois Music Education Conference in late January in Peoria.

  • Tuesday, February 09, 2016 1:58 PM

    ELIZABETH–The Jo Daviess County Apple-Plum Watershed Planning Committee will be meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Elizabeth Municipal Building, Elizabeth, on Wednesday, Feb. 10.

  • Tuesday, February 09, 2016 10:26 AM

    GALENA–After five meetings of hashing things out, members of the Jo Daviess County and city of Galena special committee for a unified destination marketing organization (DMO) agreed to pass along a letter of intent that describes the process and key business terms for transitioning to a single tourism marketing entity for Jo Daviess County.

  • Tuesday, February 02, 2016 8:01 PM

    GALENA–It's official. Come July 1, East Dubuque Superintendent Greg Herbst will be the new Galena School District superintendent. 

    The Galena School Board, meeting in special session Tuesday, Feb. 2, unanimously approved a three-year contract with Herbst. Herbst will make $135,000 during the 2016-17 school year. 

    For more information, see the Feb. 10 Gazette.

  • Tuesday, February 02, 2016 11:52 AM

    GALENA–East Dubuque Superintendent Greg Herbst is one step closer to becoming a Galena Pirate.

  • Tuesday, February 02, 2016 11:51 AM

    GALENA–Bourbon Street comes to Galena this weekend for the annual weekend filled with music, festivities and beads, Feb. 5-6.

  • Tuesday, February 02, 2016 11:50 AM
    GALENA–The annual Lincoln Day dinner will be held at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa on Saturday, Feb. 6.
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  • Shootout in Galena
    Tuesday, February 09, 2016 11:43 AM

    GALENA–Two scrappy teams took to the court Thursday, Feb. 4. And in the end, it would all come down to one lousy point.

  • Pirates’ Fight Night a huge success
    Tuesday, February 09, 2016 11:41 AM
    GALENA–On Friday, Jan. 29, the Galena boys basketball program hosted a “Fight Night” during their game versus their rival Scales Mound.
  • Furlong, Middendorf selected to All State
    Tuesday, February 09, 2016 11:39 AM
    Galena athletes Katie Furlong and Olivia Middendorf were selected for All State for volleyball.
  • Tuesday, February 09, 2016 11:34 AM
  • Pirates continue winning ways
    Tuesday, February 02, 2016 11:22 AM

    GALENA–The Galena Pirates continued their winning ways with a 64-51 victory over the Warren Warriors on Thursday, Jan. 28.

  • Tuesday, February 02, 2016 11:14 AM
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  • Kubat breaks scoring record
    Tuesday, February 02, 2016 11:09 AM
    EAST DUBUQUE–Warren senior Allison Kubat broke the all-time scoring record for the Warren girls’ basketball program of 1,247 points at East Dubuque on Friday, Jan. 29.
  • Tuesday, February 02, 2016 11:08 AM
    SCALES MOUND–The Wisconsin Football Coaches Association has recognized Benton/Scales Mound with an Academic All-State Award.
  • Galena holds off Warren
    Tuesday, January 26, 2016 12:25 PM

    GALENA–The Galena Pirates (13-8) used transition baskets and solid defensive play in the second half to hold off the Warren Warriors 64-48 on Saturday, Jan. 23.

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  • Tuesday, February 09, 2016 2:48 PM

    HIGHLAND, TX - Doris Wentlander, 79, of Highland, Texas and formerly of Galena, died January 17, 2016 in Highland.

    Services were held in January in Litchfield, Michigan.

  • Diane Hoftender
    Friday, February 05, 2016 10:36 AM

    GALENA–Diane M. Hoftender, 68, of Galena, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, at her home after a courageous battle with cancer.

    Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 8, at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena. Friends may call from 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, February 7, at the Furlong Funeral Chapel. Cremation rites will follow the funeral service. Burial will be held at a later date in Nativity B.V.M. Cemetery, Menominee.

    Online condolences maybe left at furlongfuneralchapel.com.

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Jeffrey Tendick
    Friday, February 05, 2016 9:15 AM

    WESTMONT–Jeffrey Scott Tendick, 64, of Westmont, formerly of Galena, passed away Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016.

    A celebration of his life will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6 at the Westmont Community Center, 55 E. Richmond St., Westmont. All community members and friends who knew Jeffrey throughout his life are welcome to attend. Those would like to leave their sympathies, share memories or photos can do so online at jeffreytendick.com.

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Thursday, February 04, 2016 12:29 PM

    GALENA–James “Jim” L. Buziecki, 68, Galena, died Jan. 16, 2016.

    Services were held Jan. 21 at the Modell Funeral Home, Darien. Interment was private.

    Click on name above for more information.

  • William Brickner
    Thursday, February 04, 2016 10:59 AM

    SCALES MOUND–William D. “Bill” Brickner, 79, of Scales Mound, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, at Midwest Medical Center in Galena.

    Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6, at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Schapville, with Pastor David Vidler officiating. Burial will be in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, Guilford Township.

    Visitation is from 2:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5, and after 10:00 a.m. on Saturday at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church. The Miller & Steinke Funeral Home of Scales Mound is in charge of arrangements.

    Online condolences may be left for the family at millerfhed.com.

    Click on name above for more information.

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  • Tuesday, February 09, 2016 2:19 PM

    The word “prominently,” as stated in the headline above, best fits Galena’s prominence in the Illinois Office of Tourism’s newest edition of “Travel Illinois.”

  • Tuesday, February 09, 2016 2:17 PM
    Steve Townsend leaped into the deep snow, unable to stop the train he was conducting.
  • Tuesday, February 09, 2016 2:16 PM
    Some things come as a shock.
  • Tuesday, February 09, 2016 2:15 PM
  • Tuesday, February 02, 2016 11:37 AM

    My friends who undertake an annual migration to the south or southwest miss one of the glories of nature when they leave these environs.

  • 36 years working on the railroad
    Tuesday, February 02, 2016 11:36 AM
    Steven Townsend was the conductor.
  • Tuesday, February 02, 2016 11:34 AM
    Already it’s February.
  • Tuesday, February 02, 2016 11:33 AM
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    am hoping that someone out there can help me.
  • Tuesday, January 26, 2016 1:40 PM
    Due to popular demand, the library opened its door once more to the aficionados of “Downton Abbey.”
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  • Tuesday, February 09, 2016 2:11 PM

    GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Beef Association is seeking a woman, 15-19 years of age, to serve as the Jo Daviess County 2016 Beef Queen.

  • Tuesday, February 09, 2016 2:10 PM
    ELIZABETH–Is there a better way to spend the day before Valentine’s Day than in a sea of chocolate?
  • Tuesday, February 09, 2016 2:09 PM
    DUBUQUE, Iowa–The Mac Mavericks computer club will hold its monthly meeting on Saturday, Feb. 13 at 10 a.m., at UnityPoint Finley A/B Auditorium.
  • Tuesday, February 09, 2016 1:57 PM

    JO DAVIESS COUNTY–The Jo Daviess County Beef Association Scholarship Fund has been established to provide financial assistance to Jo Daviess County residents studying agricultural-related fields.

  • Tuesday, February 09, 2016 12:22 PM
    GALENA–The Midwest Medical Center Auxiliary Foundation is kicking off its 2016 membership drive in March.
  • Tuesday, February 09, 2016 12:19 PM
    WARREN–Warren High School chorus will be presenting “These Foolish Kings” this weekend at the Warren Community Building.
  • Tuesday, February 09, 2016 11:27 AM
    EAST DUBUQUE–Do you remember the first roller coaster you rode?
  • Tuesday, February 09, 2016 11:23 AM

    LeRoy A. and Modesta R. Alt, Caledonia, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 19.

  • Anniversary - The Pooleys
    Tuesday, February 09, 2016 11:22 AM

    John “Jack” and Jeanne Pooley, Scales Mound, will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary on Feb. 14.

  • Anniversary - The Cooks
    Tuesday, February 09, 2016 11:14 AM

    Larry and Mary Lou Cook, Galena, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Feb. 14.

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