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  • Tuesday, May 19, 2015 1:52 PM
    JO DAVIESS COUNTY–Memorial Day events are planned all throughout the county. 
  • Tuesday, May 19, 2015 1:50 PM

    GALENA–The open burn dates for the city of Galena have been extended through Sunday, May 31, according to Galena Fire Chief Randy Beadle.

  • Wienens donate land
    Tuesday, May 19, 2015 1:44 PM

    GALENA–The Galena School Board, meeting in special session Thursday, May 14, unanimously accepted a gift option of 19 acres of land from Don and Sandra Wienen.

  • Tuesday, May 19, 2015 1:42 PM

    A singular voice plan that would dissolve the two tourism marketing board within the county to create one single board was met with mixed reviews during a May 14 special Jo Daviess County Board meeting.

  • Tuesday, May 19, 2015 1:41 PM

    GALENA–During a Tuesday, May 12 meeting, the Jo Daviess County Board unanimously approved sending a letter to Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway, outlining costs associated with the March 5 train derailment south of Galena.

  • Tuesday, May 19, 2015 1:40 PM
    GALENA–After a few meetings, a proposed color chart that could be more historically accurate will be voted on at a Thursday, May 21 Galena Historic Preservation Commission Meeting. 
  • Tuesday, May 19, 2015 1:38 PM
    GALENA–The Galena City Council voted Monday, May 11 to table an agreement in which the city would front the cost of a Turner Hall restoration project for the Galena Foundation. 
  • Tuesday, May 19, 2015 1:21 PM
    ROCK FALLS–Blackhawk Hills Regional Council held its spring symposium and annual meeting on April 24 at Barnacopia in Polo. 
  • Tuesday, May 19, 2015 11:51 AM
    SPRINGFIELD–The Illinois Korean Memorial Association has published a booklet, “A Brief History of the Korean War.” 
  • Tuesday, May 19, 2015 11:50 AM
    HANOVER–The Senior Resource Center of Jo Daviess County is moving from its Galena location on May 26 to the Hanover Park District building, 800 Filmore St., and opening May 27. 
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  • Tuesday, May 19, 2015 12:03 PM
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    EAST DUBUQUE–Following impressive high school basketball careers, several East Dubuque Warriors will continue their playing careers at the college level.

  • Winter takes helm for SM varsity volleyball team
    Tuesday, May 19, 2015 12:01 PM

    SCALES MOUND–Former Hornet and junior varsity volleyball coach Nicole Winter will take on the head coaching job of the varsity girls volleyball team during the 2015 season.

  • Tuesday, May 19, 2015 12:00 PM

    GALENA–Galena girls varsity basketball head coach Jamie Watson will host the annual Galena youth basketball camp, which will be held from Monday, June 1 through Thursday, June 4.

  • Galena hosts 20th annual triathlon
    Tuesday, May 19, 2015 11:58 AM

    GALENA–The 20th annual Galena Triathlon and Duathlon marked a special day for many of those who played a part in the success of the annual event.

  • G-ED-RR girls advance to state
    Tuesday, May 19, 2015 11:56 AM

    HANOVER–As the clouds rolled away and gave way to sunny skies and warmer temperatures, the girls track and field teams from the all over the region gathered at the River Ridge field on Friday, May 15.

  • Tuesday, May 12, 2015 11:38 AM
  • Warriors top Cougars
    Tuesday, May 12, 2015 11:33 AM

    EAST DUBUQUE–Alec Monahan connected for three doubles, Brian Welp pitched a strong game on the mound and the East Dubuque Warriors steamrolled the Eastland Cougars on Thursday, May 7 at home.

  • Bonds forged in bodybuilding
    Tuesday, May 12, 2015 11:28 AM

    GALENA–At the age of 23, Galena resident and former Pirate student-athlete John Hermsen ventured into the world of bodybuilding.

  • Tuesday, May 05, 2015 2:32 PM
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  • Friday, May 22, 2015 12:42 PM

    MOUNT PROSPECT–Kathleen McGovern Straus, 62, of Mount Prospect, died Wednesday, May 20, 2015.

    Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 26 at St. Andrew Church, 3546 N. Paulina, Chicago from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon with a mass at 12 noon. Interment will be private. Please omit flowers; mass cards preferred.

    Arrangements by Cooney Funeral Home, 847-685-1002;

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Wednesday, May 20, 2015 11:35 AM

    SCALES MOUND–Elizabeth “Betty Rae” Baus Holland, 86, of Scales Mound, died May 18, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center, Dubuque, Iowa.

    Visitation will be held on Friday, May 22 from 2 pm until 8 pm at the Miller-Steinke Funeral Home in Scales Mound, IL and on Saturday from 9:30 am until 10: 45 am at St. Joseph’s Church, Apple River. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, May 23 at 11:00 am at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Apple River, IL. Burial will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Apple River, IL. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to a charity of one’s choice or the memorial fund that has been established in Betty’s memory.

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Monday, May 18, 2015 2:38 PM

    ELIZABETH–Phillip H. “Phil” Williams Jr., 68, of Elizabeth, and formerly of Dubuque, Iowa, died peacefully at home on Thursday, May 14, 2015.

    Graveside burial services with full military honors by American Legion Post 6 will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 20, at Dubuque Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

    Friends may call from 4-7 p.m., Tuesday, May 19, at the Leonard Funeral Home and Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road, Dubuque.

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Monday, May 18, 2015 2:36 PM

    GALENA–Patrick M. McGuire, 53 of Galena, passed away suddenly at his home Friday, May, 15, 2015.

    Family and friends may gather from 5-8 p.m., Thursday, May 21, at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena. Burial will be held at a later date. Cremation rites have been accorded.

    The family requests no flowers.

    Online condolences maybe left at

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Friday, May 15, 2015 2:01 PM

    GALENA–Ruth M. Lutzow, 81, of Galena, passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2015,  at home.

    Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 16, at 12:00 (noon) at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Galena, with The Rev. Dr. Fred Baltz officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00 – 11:45 a.m. on Saturday at the church. The Miller & Steinke Funeral Home of Galena is in charge of arrangements.

    Memorials may be given to St. Matthew Lutheran Church.

    Ruth’s family wishes to express their appreciation to Dr. Eric Engelman and staff, Mercy Medical Center 3-West nurses and staff and to Hospice of Dubuque for the wonderful care provided to Ruth.

    Online condolences may be left for the family at

    Click on name above for more information.

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  • Tuesday, May 19, 2015 11:45 AM

    "Poop.” The most hilarious word in the vocabulary of any self-respecting 4 to 7 year old.

  • Tuesday, May 19, 2015 11:42 AM

    Internationally people are suffering from various vision disabilities and infinite situations of domestic abuse, and a simple donation from the blessed people of northwest Illinois’s beautiful Jo Daviess County can help these individuals.

  • Tuesday, May 19, 2015 11:38 AM
  • Tuesday, May 19, 2015 11:32 AM
    One of my daughter Jane’s favorite sayings in high school and college that has continued in our family lexicon is “hoppn’ fiesta.” 
  • Tuesday, May 12, 2015 11:25 AM

    The percentage of overweight children in the United States is growing with one of every three children now considered overweight or obese.

  • Tuesday, May 12, 2015 11:24 AM
    As we sit here in the comparative tranquility of our Midwestern area, transfixed by what is occurring in Baltimore, it is hard to grasp the sad reality of the situation. 
  • Tuesday, May 12, 2015 11:23 AM
    A heavy spring rain poured and lightning streaked across the sky as I drove back from an appointment in Dubuque this afternoon. 
  • Tuesday, May 12, 2015 11:22 AM
  • Tuesday, May 12, 2015 11:17 AM

    As state government scurries to fill a projected $8 billion deficit in the 2016 fiscal year budget, it would seem to make sense to move beyond successful compromises and proven solutions already in place and instead focus on issues that truly have a significant impact on the state’s finances.

  • Tuesday, May 12, 2015 11:11 AM

    Several weeks ago, I was wandering my way through the Maquoketa, Iowa, Sentinel Press newspaper and spotted an article about a Chilean folk music group, Inti-Illimani.

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  • Tuesday, May 19, 2015 1:37 PM
    GALENA–The Hills Unit of Jo Daviess county Association of Home and Community Education (HCE) held an Old Fashioned Euchre Party Sunday, April 12 at the Council Hill Town Hall. 
  • Tuesday, May 19, 2015 1:36 PM

    The Lafayette County Genealogy Society (LCGS) is planning a cemetery walk on Memorial Day, May 25 at Elmwood Cemetery in Warren.

  • Galena library to host talk on ISIS
    Tuesday, May 19, 2015 1:35 PM

    GALENA–Dr Beth K. Dougherty will present the lecture “ISIS: State, Sect, and Terror in Iraq and Syria” on Saturday, June 6 at 2 p.m., at the Galena Public Library.

  • Relying on kindness
    Tuesday, May 19, 2015 1:32 PM
    GALENA–Leon Logothetis was working as a broker in London when he realized he simply wasn’t enjoying life. 
  • Tuesday, May 19, 2015 1:29 PM
    SINSINAWA, Wis.–Sinsinawa Mound is featuring a first-time artist for its summer organ concert series. 
  • Tuesday, May 19, 2015 1:28 PM

    DARLINGTON, Wis.–Pat Ready, Stoughton, Wis., will be the guest speaker on Monday, May 18 at 7 p.m., at the Bluebird Nest Nature Center, 308 Main St., Darlington.

  • Tuesday, May 19, 2015 1:21 PM
    SINSINAWA, Wis.–John Chappell “Chappy” Stowe, Madison, Wis., will open the 2015 Summer Organ Concert series at Sinsinawa Mound at 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 3. 
  • Tuesday, May 19, 2015 1:17 PM
    I always associate rhubarb with nostalgia. 
  • Tuesday, May 19, 2015 12:13 PM
    BLOOMINGTON–Stephanie Wurster of River Ridge Elementary School is a recipient of a 2015 Container Garden Grant. 
  • Work of local artists to be on display
    Tuesday, May 19, 2015 12:12 PM
    GALENA–There is the silent, yet vivid, voice of the artist expressed on paper, canvas, in clay, wood, stone and bronze. . .and there is the personal experience of the viewer of each piece of artwork. 
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