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2008: First Community Bank breaks ground

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.

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‘A heart of gold’

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.

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Festival of the Performing Arts

All members of The Cat’s Pajamas reach out to the crowd while singing one of their a capella tunes at Turner Hall on Saturday night. This vocal group, formerly featured on NBC’s The Singoff and America’s Got Talent, specializes in pop funk a capella music. The Galena Festival of the Performing Arts offered five performances, Wednesday through Sunday, including the play “To Be! Shakespeare Here and Now” and the vocal jazz concert, “The Fella Sings Ella,” by Scott Coulter. For more information about the festival, visit galenafpa.org. The Galena Festival of the Performing Arts will hold a new Christmas concert on Sunday, December 9.

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Cheers to Five years!

GALENA–There are many reasons to celebrate the Galena Center for the Arts and perhaps there’s no better time than on the center’s fifth anniversary.

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Kern research published in political science journal

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.

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Engagement: Hannaman-Burke

The engagement of Teresa M. Hannaman and Daniel S. Burke is being announced.

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Reunion: Randecker Reunion

The annual Randecker reunion will be held Sunday, August 5, at the Old Mill Park in Savanna.

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Hello World: Reese Jill Catherine Knight

July 4–Girl, Reese Jill Catherine Knight, born to Kyle and Darien Knight, Galena.

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Fever River Puppeteers to perform at Galena library

GALENA–The Galena Public Library will present “The Bremen Town Musicians,” a puppet show for families with children going into kindergarten through sixth grade.

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School desk: Honors

University of Wisconsin-Madison MADISON, Wis.–The University of Wisconsin-Madison has recognized two local students named to the dean’s list for the spring •East Dubuque–Franchesca Runde, School of Human Ecology, dean’s high honors. •Galena–Carina Ludwig, School of Education, dean’s list.

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Bell Tower Theater announces all-new musical

DUBUQUE, Iowa–The Bell Tower Theater announces its upcoming summer show, “A Mighty Fortress (Is Our Basement).”

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Arts ’n Cheese Crawl set for August 3-5 in Mineral Point

GALENA–An Arts ’n Cheese Crawl will make the Aug. 3-5 Arts on Point Gallery Weekend in Mineral Point, Wis., positively delicious. The cheese comes from Mineral Point’s world champion Hooks’ Cheese Co., a frequent international award winner.

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