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Covid-19 cases continue upward trend. County records 1,043rd case on Wednesday

JO DAVIESS COUNTY–Covid-19 continues its upward rise in Jo Daviess County. On Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 25, the Jo Daviess County Health Department reported another 19 cases since the day …

Losing a beloved uncle...

‘We just loved him’: Nieces, nephews adored their uncle, Don O’Rourke, a career Navy man who dealt with two bouts of COVID-19

GALENA–Tucked in a scrapbook is a newspaper clipping, a black and white photo, taken just after D-Day, of a fleet of LSTs all lined up along Omaha Beach in Normandy, France. On this clipping …

Story of survial...

‘I literally thought I was going to die’: Hanover resident shares her story of survival after a terrifying experience with COVID-19

HANOVER–Alice Trebian thought the end was near. She’d never, ever been so sick. “I literally thought I was going to die,” said Trebian. Typically very private, Trebian …

What size turkey...

A very 2020 Thanksgiving: People prepare for a temporary change to their traditions

GALENA–Grocers, butchers, producers and consumers are all facing an unusual holiday season. Typically, the holiday season has people buying a customary turkey and sides. This year, due to …

Contact tracing...

The art of contact tracing: JDC Health Department focuses attention on contact tracing during pandemic

GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Health Department has been swamped with phone calls recently as COVID numbers spike across the region. A staff of four nurses and contact tracers are tasked with …

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New judge Hay appointed to judicial seat GALENA–Marcia M. Meis, Director of the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts, announced Monday, Nov. 23 that the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit judges voted to select John D. Hay as an …
Salvation Army campaign kicks off GALENA–Each year the Salvation Army kettle campaign between Thanksgiving and Christmas raises funds that stay in the community to assist those in need throughout the year. With the pandemic …
Online play reading Nov. 29 Local churches present ‘The Sleuth and the Savior’ GALENA–A comedic version of the nativity story will be performed as a virtual table reading, featuring actors from four …

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