• Tuesday, September 20, 2016 9:31 AM

    GALENA–Dale Glick has spent the spring and summer cleaning and restoring headstones and the grounds at the Old City Cemetery in Galena.

  • Monday, September 19, 2016 6:29 PM

    APPLE RIVER–Authorities are investigating a hit-and-run accident that left an Apple River teen dead.

  • Monday, September 19, 2016 6:27 PM
    GALENA–Galena Cellars Vineyard & Winery will celebrate the annual Fall Harvest Festival on Saturday, Sept. 24 from noon to 6 p.m.
  • Monday, September 19, 2016 6:26 PM
    The finish time for Evelyn Ho-Wisniewski was incorrect in last week’s coverage of the Heroes for History Stair Challenge.
  • Monday, September 19, 2016 6:26 PM

    HANOVER–River Ridge’s homecoming week– “The Wildcats Save the Day”–kicks off Sept. 26 with fun and exciting events planned throughout the week. 

  • Good news for city
    Monday, September 19, 2016 5:39 PM

    GALENA–It’s good news all around for the city of Galena. 

  • Mallardfest 2016
    Monday, September 19, 2016 5:37 PM
    HANOVER–Every year, Mallardfest is combination of family reunion and celebration of community for the town of Hanover.
  • Food distribution
    Monday, September 19, 2016 5:32 PM

    GALENA–On Saturday, Sept. 10, approximately 40 volunteers from Crossroads Community Church, St. Mary’s and St. Michael’s Catholic churches, Lord of Love Lutheran Church, First Presbyterian Church, the Knights of Columbus and United Churches of Galena Food Pantry assisted six volunteers from the River Bend Food Bank, Davenport, Iowa, with the first mobile food pantry distribution in Galena.

  • Monday, September 19, 2016 5:29 PM

    GALENA–Main Street business owners can breathe a sigh of relief.

  • Monday, September 19, 2016 5:27 PM
    ELIZABETH–The Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF) is applying for a renewal of its land trust accreditation, which recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever.
  • Monday, September 19, 2016 5:14 PM
    GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Board approved John Lang to take the empty seat of Steve Rutz, District 3 Dunleith III, for a term ending November 2018.
  • Monday, September 19, 2016 5:10 PM

    GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Board approved the most recent revised Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) contract at its regular meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 13, and will send the contract for review to the Galena City Council and the Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) Board of Directors.

  • Music in the Park
    Monday, September 19, 2016 4:46 PM
  • Galena man receives Naval promotion
    Monday, September 19, 2016 4:38 PM

    GALENA–Chance Newcomer, Galena, has been promoted to petty officer second class and graduated from the Navy’s surface search and rescue school.

  • Monday, September 19, 2016 4:31 PM
    Galena’s architecture and one of its most famous citizens, Elihu B. Washburne, will take center stage during the 49th annual Tour of Historic Galena Homes.
  • Unique story for stunning home
    Monday, September 19, 2016 4:25 PM

    GALENA–Hezekiah Gear started from humble beginnings. Poverty and debt added to his struggle.

  • ‘A fine residence’
    Monday, September 19, 2016 4:20 PM

    GALENA–Mike and Samantha Blaum and their children Elliot and Sabine are the fourth family to live in the Dawson House, the 115 year old home at 510 Park Ave., one of the historic properties featured on this year’s Tour of Historic Galena Homes.

  • From grocery store to lovely home
    Monday, September 19, 2016 4:16 PM

    GALENA–It was while visiting Galena while they were dating that Mark and Carol Robinson took notice of the small town charm the community had to offer.

  • History on many levels
    Monday, September 19, 2016 4:10 PM

    GALENA–On April 1, 1840, Elihu Washburne set foot on Galena soil, unaware of the significant events that would take place in his future and in his new home.

  • A day in jail
    Monday, September 19, 2016 4:01 PM

    GALENA–The iconic red roofed building overlooking the city of Galena will make its return to the Tour of Historic Homes.

  • Monday, September 19, 2016 3:57 PM
  • Historic home away from home
    Monday, September 19, 2016 3:45 PM

    GALENA–As guests enter the beautiful brick Italianate-style home and bed and breakfast at 1000 Third Street, they are greeted by namesake, Alice Snyder.

  • Monday, September 19, 2016 3:41 PM

    GALENA–A proposed text amendment to create an ordinance to regulate short-term rental properties failed to receive approval from the Galena Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) during its regular meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 14

  • ZBA examines split-parcel inns
    Monday, September 19, 2016 3:38 PM

    GALENA–The Galena Zoning Board of Appeals gave a negative opinion of a proposed split-parcel small inn during a non-binding feedback discussion during its regular meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 14.

  • Jo Daviess Sheriff's Office investigating fatal hit-and-run accident
    Sunday, September 18, 2016 12:57 PM

    Authorities are investigating a hit-and-run accident that left an Apple River teen dead.

  • Monday, September 12, 2016 6:43 PM

    HANOVER–Hanover’s the place to be this weekend, Friday, Sept. 16 and Saturday, Sept. 17 fro the 39th annual Mallardfest. 

  • Monday, September 12, 2016 6:43 PM

    GALENA–It’s a week of blue and white fun as the Galena Pirates prepare for homecoming. 

  • Monday, September 12, 2016 6:41 PM

    GALENA–A Winnebago County Coroner’s Inquest Jury ruled the manner of death of Brian L. Friede, Galena, to be homicide, according to documents released by Jo Daviess County State’s Attorney John Hay on Thursday, Sept. 8, after a Freedom of Information Act request by the Gazette.

  • Monday, September 12, 2016 6:39 PM

    GALENA–The Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police has asked that the governor of Illinois declare Sept. 11-17 as Illinois Rail Safety Week in order to promote vehicle and pedestrian safety around railroad tracks and trains.

  • Park markers
    Monday, September 12, 2016 6:11 PM
    GALENA–The Community Development Fund of Galena (CDFG) recently donated two park signs to the city of Galena.
  • Two award winners on this year’s home tour
    Monday, September 12, 2016 6:08 PM
    GALENA–Two homes on this year’s Tour of Historic Galena Homes are award winners for historic preservation. 
  • Monday, September 12, 2016 6:05 PM
    GALENA–Through the month of September, a portion of Galena Public Library collected library fines will be donated to Riverview Center.
  • Monday, September 12, 2016 6:04 PM
    GALENA–From Saturday, Sept. 10 through Saturday, Dec. 17, the Galena Public Library Board of Trustees is conducting a test of opening hours on Saturdays. 
  • Tranel pens ‘Lucky 13’
    Monday, September 12, 2016 5:58 PM

    GALENA–Bert Tranel vividly remembers following in the footsteps of his older brothers when he entered an essay contest decades ago in hopes of winning a sheep.

  • Monday, September 12, 2016 5:58 PM
    GALENA–September is National Preparedness Month and the Jo Daviess County Health Department reminds residents that this is a good time to communicate with family members about their emergency plan.
  • Monday, September 12, 2016 5:57 PM

    In the Sept. 7 edition of the Gazette, a clarification is needed in the story “State of the Overlook” on page 24A.

  • City nears finalizing short-term rental ordinance
    Monday, September 12, 2016 5:10 PM

    GALENA–Galena city officials gave a presentation and met with area business owners to discuss short-term rental properties during a luncheon hosted by VisitGalena.org on Tuesday, Sept. 6 at the DeSoto House Hotel.

  • Monday, September 12, 2016 5:08 PM

    GALENA–The executive committee of the Jo Daviess County Board approved the Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) contract, pending revisions, on Tuesday, Sept. 5, and sent the contract to be reviewed by the county board.

  • Monday, September 12, 2016 5:06 PM

    JO DAVIESS COUNTY–The Consolidated Election is scheduled for April 4, 2017, and will elect officers for townships, municipalities, libraries, parks and members of the board of education.

  • Hospital officials learn to build coalitions to address opioid crisis
    Monday, September 12, 2016 5:01 PM
    GALENA–Tracy Bauer, CEO, Deb Hoppman and Katie Meusel of Midwest Medical Center participated in “The Opioid Crisis Next Door: Strategies for Building Local Coalitions,” which was held Sept. 1 at the Crowne Plaza, Springfield.
  • Vondra graduates from community banking school
    Monday, September 12, 2016 5:00 PM

    GALENA–Nathan Vondra, branch manager at First Community Bank of Galena and Apple River State Bank, graduated from the Community Bankers School sponsored by Community Bankers Association of Illinois (CBAI), Independent Community Bankers of America and other community bankers associations from across the United States. 

  • Monday, September 12, 2016 4:58 PM

    GALENA–Voters wishing to cast a ballot prior to the Nov. 8 General Election may do so by voting early, voting by mail or by grace period voting. 

  • Monday, September 12, 2016 4:54 PM
  • Heroes for history
    Monday, September 12, 2016 4:39 PM

    GALENA–On rain-slicked stairs, firefighters, other first responders and other looking for a challenge commemorated the 15-year anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks with a challenging run: the Heroes for History Stair Challenge, a 5K that sent runners up the Green Street stairs and down the Washington Street stairs.

  • E. Dubuque grills up Wingfest XIII
    Monday, September 12, 2016 4:34 PM

    EAST DUBUQUE–Visitors filled Sinsinawa Avenue in downtown East Dubuque for Wingfest XIII on Saturday, Sept. 10.

  • Monday, September 12, 2016 4:30 PM

    GALENA–The deadline to register or make name and address changes for the Nov. 8 General Election is Tuesday, Oct. 11. 

  • Monday, September 12, 2016 4:17 PM

    EAST DUBUQUE–A utility fee has come and gone after action from the East Dubuque City Council on Tuesday, Sept. 6.

  • Monday, September 12, 2016 4:13 PM

    LENA–The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) has scheduled public meetings to provide information about chronic wasting disease (CWD), its effect on future deer populations, and IDNR’s efforts to control the disease. 

  • Monday, September 12, 2016 3:53 PM

    HANOVER–Kyle Spahn, co-owner of Rocky Waters Vineyard in Hanover, is in the process of harvesting his 25 acres of grapes when he stops to show a key addition to his garage: a Vectur GM420 grape harvester.

  • Monday, September 05, 2016 8:24 PM

    ELIZABETH–The Elizabeth Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring Music in the Park on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 6 to 9 p.m.

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