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  • Tuesday, March 31, 2015 11:45 AM

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    SPRINGFIELD,–Jo Daviess County has been issued a final property assessment equalization factor of 1.0000, according to Constance Beard, director of the Illinois Department of Revenue.
  • Tuesday, March 31, 2015 11:32 AM

    GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Democratic Organization will have its regular meeting on Monday, April 6 at 7 p.m. at the West Galena Town Hall on Gear Street.

  • Pick up the litter
    Tuesday, March 31, 2015 11:24 AM
    GALENA–With the temperatures rising and spring’s highly anticipated arrival comes an ugly sight.
  • Tuesday, March 31, 2015 11:14 AM
    GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Health Department Board of Health will hold a regular meeting on Wednesday, April 1 at 7 p.m., in the health department’s conference room.
  • Tuesday, March 31, 2015 11:08 AM
    EAST DUBUQUE–During the week of April 6 the city of East Dubuque will be flushing hydrants in the Frentress Lake area.
  • Tuesday, March 31, 2015 11:07 AM

    GALENA–April marks the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War. A symbolic “welcome home” dinner is being planned for Vietnam and all other veterans.

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  • Tuesday, March 31, 2015 10:59 AM
    SAVANNA–It’s time to get running!
  • Miller earns IBCA honors
    Tuesday, March 31, 2015 10:57 AM

    EAST DUBUQUE–Following a 29-4 season that included a share of the conference crown and a regional championship, Warrior head coach Eric Miller has been named district coach of the year by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association.

  • Tuesday, March 24, 2015 11:11 AM

  • Schaber, Pirates reflect on success
    Tuesday, March 24, 2015 11:09 AM

    GALENA–In the back room of Gobbie’s Sports Pub and Eatery, an emotional Scott Schaber thanked his family in front of a crowded room.

  • Area teams ready to hit the diamond
    Tuesday, March 17, 2015 10:37 AM

    After yet another snow-covered February that hung around through the first half of March, warmer weather has brought a breath of fresh air through Jo Daviess County.

  • Watson named co-coach of the year
    Tuesday, March 17, 2015 10:35 AM

    GALENA–Galena girls basketball coach Jamie Watson came in to his coaching position with a difficult task ahead of him.

  • Ludwig wins commitment award for Chestnut Mountain ski team
    Tuesday, March 10, 2015 1:31 PM

    Galena’s Carina Ludwig received this year’s Shelley Glover Award for Commitment for the Chestnut Mountain ski team.

  • Tuesday, March 10, 2015 11:53 AM
  • ED dream season ends
    Tuesday, March 10, 2015 11:46 AM

    LANARK–The East Dubuque boys basketball program has been growing and preparing for the run that the 2014-2015 senior class put on display during their terrific run through the NUIC conference.

  • Bringing home the medals
    Tuesday, March 03, 2015 12:01 PM
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  • Monday, March 30, 2015 12:54 PM

    DARLINGTON, Wis.–Jim J. Foecking, Sr., 69, of Darlington, Wis., died Friday, March 27, 2015, at his son’s home with his family by his side.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 1, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Darlington, with the Rev. John Bosco Pudhota officiating. Burial will follow in Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery.

    Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m., Tuesday, March 31, at Steil Camacho Funeral Home, 206 E. Harriet Street, Darlington.

    Online condolences may be left for the family at

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  • Monday, March 30, 2015 10:51 AM

    EAST DUBUQUE–John Norman Bingham, 92, of East Dubuque, passed away Saturday morning, March 28, 2015, at Stonehill Care Center, Dubuque, Iowa, following a short illness, with family at his side.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 1, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in East Dubuque, with the Rev. Dean Smith officiating. Burial will be in the East Dubuque Cemetery, where military honors will be accorded by members of American Legion Post 787.

    To celebrate John’s life, friends may call from 3-7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31, at the Miller Funeral Home in East Dubuque, where the parish rosary will be recited at 2:45 p.m. and members of American Legion Post 787 will meet at 6:30 p.m. Friends may also call from 9-10 a.m., Wednesday at the funeral home.

    Online condolences may be left for the family at

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  • Friday, March 20, 2015 9:41 PM

    STOCKTON–Ray A. Mensendike, 88, of Stockton, died Thursday, March 19, 2015, at the Stockton Healthcare and Rehab Center.

    A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 28, 2015, at the Calvary United Methodist Church, Stockton.

    Cremation rites have been accorded. Inurnment will be in the Elizabeth Cemetery, Elizabeth.

    A visitation will be held 10:00-11:00 a.m. prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be given to the Calvary United Methodist Church. Family and friends are invited to share in Ray’s life at

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  • Friday, March 20, 2015 2:41 PM

    CHICAGO–Commander Nikki Louise Rosenthal, U.S. Navy (Retired), 71, died on March 12, 2015, at Vitas Hospice, Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago.

    Commander Rosenthal’s ashes will be interred at the gravesite of her parents at Oak Hill Cemetery, Neenah, Wis. Plans are pending for a military graveside service and a memorial celebration in Wisconsin.

    Donations in Commander Rosenthal’s memory may be made to Women in Military in Service for America Memorial Foundation, Inc.

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  • Friday, March 20, 2015 11:45 AM

    MANCHESTER, Iowa–Louis Fredrick Holz, 93, of Manchester, Iowa, died on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

    The family will greet friends: 2–6 p.m., on Sunday, March 29 at the Leonard-Muller Funeral Home, Manchester.

    Online condolences may be sent to

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  • Tuesday, March 31, 2015 10:41 AM

    The East Dubuque District Library is welcoming spring and it is planning something in the line of programming for almost everyone, from the youngest to the most mature.

  • Tuesday, March 31, 2015 10:39 AM
    The headline, “11-Year-Old Sioux City Girl On High Road to Fame With Poetry That Belies Youth” continues to move me as I look through old family pictures.
  • Tuesday, March 31, 2015 10:37 AM

  • Tuesday, March 31, 2015 9:34 AM

    At The Galena Foundation annual meeting at the DeSoto House Hotel this past week, I chatted with Galena Mayor Terry Renner for a little bit about the train derailment.

  • Tuesday, March 24, 2015 2:36 PM

    I think it would be fair to say that if an area sports team–football, basketball, baseball, softball, track or volleyball–would be advancing “to state” for competition, the team’s exploits would be well documented in the pages of The Galena Gazette.

  • Tuesday, March 24, 2015 2:26 PM
    Two important things happened for me in Alaska in June 2011.
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2015 10:41 AM
     love the Galena History & U.S. Grant Museum.
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2015 10:40 AM
    Not quite putting my faith in either the thermometer or the most recent weather report, I donned my multi-layer weather gear to let Bailey take me for my daily walk.
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  • Tuesday, March 17, 2015 12:13 PM
    In a previous edition of The Gazette, a reader shared concerns about the active shooter drill that was recently held at Galena High School.
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  • Tuesday, March 31, 2015 11:32 AM

    ELIZABETH–One hundred eighty participants competed in the Elizabeth Historical Society’s 13th annual Trivia Challenge on Saturday, March 21 at the Elizabeth Community Building.

  • Tuesday, March 31, 2015 11:31 AM
    GALENA–The perfect recipe for creating new memories with loved ones includes good friends, good conversation and, of course, great food.
  • Tuesday, March 31, 2015 11:30 AM
    Shop early: It’s never too early to start shopping.
  • Tips on hair and nails
    Tuesday, March 31, 2015 11:28 AM

    There’s no better time to look like a fairy-tale princess than on your prom night!

  • Tuesday, March 31, 2015 11:25 AM

    ELIZABETH–Join Dr. Paul Sipiera, planetary geologist, this Friday, April 3 at 7 p.m. at the Planetary Studies Foundation (PSF) Earth and Space Museum located at 115 N. Main in Elizabeth.

  • AVC art now on display at libraries
    Tuesday, March 31, 2015 11:22 AM

    The Jo Daviess-Carroll Area Vocational Center National Art Honor Society announces a new exhibit of work currently on display at nine area libraries.

  • Tuesday, March 31, 2015 11:21 AM
    GALENA–It’s time to make plans for this year’s Earth Day Fest!
  • ‘A lot of good times over the years’
    Tuesday, March 31, 2015 11:19 AM

    I found, in a March 1925 Galena Gazette, mention how “H. J. Oldenburg and his Sons have just completed one of the most up-to-date dance pavilions in this part of the country…This hall will be known as the Royal Dance Palace (Palais) and music will be furnished by the best orchestras obtainable…This hall is built for the best of ventilation for warm weather with large drop doors which can be thrown open on all sides of the building thus giving the dancers great comfort while dancing.”

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    GALENA–The Maundy Thursday Liturgy on April 2 will begin in the Grace Episcopal Church Parish House with an Agapé meal at 6 p.m., and then will move at 7 p.m. to the church where the traditional foot washing, Eucharist, procession of the sacrament to the Altar of Repose, and stripping of the altar will take place.
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