10 years ago: July 16, 2008 First Community Bank of Galena announced its plans for a new bank building on the corner of U.S. 20 and Franklin Street in Galena. The two-story building is being designed by the Durrant Group, Dubuque, Iowa.
GALENA–Clifford “Cliff” Davenport was no stranger to responsibility and certainly not an outsider to the community. Beginning work at the Illinois Bell Telephone Company in 1941, he would later establish dial phone service for Galena, a groundbreaking change that would subsequently allow Galena’s methods of communication and technology to advance to modernity.
WEBSTER GROVES, Mo.–Charles Kern, a 1990 Galena High School graduate, has recently had his master’s degree research paper published in Webster International Relations Review: The Graduate Student Working Paper Series.
ELIZABETH–Due to the excitement created by the “Reading Takes You Everywhere” theme, the Elizabeth Township Public Library is extending the summer reading program to include three Fridays in August.
JO DAVIESS COUNTY–A new local co-op, Jo Daviess Local Foods (JDLF), is making it possible for Jo Daviess County residents to order food and other items from local producers at jd.luluslocalfood.com.
Every morning, I look out the kitchen windows to my fenced-in flower borders. No matter the season, there is something to see. The stars are still out when I wake up. Seeing them gives me the sense of being in an awesome universe.