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Galena Halloween parade cancelled

GALENA–The Galena Area Chamber of Commerce board has voted to cancel the 2020 Halloween Parade scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 31. Current federal, state and local guidelines regarding the ongoing …

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COVID-19 testing for all begins this week in Jo Daviess County

ELIZABETH–The Illinois Department of Health, in conjunction with the Jo Daviess County Health Department, will host coronavirus testing this week. The testing will take place Monday through …

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Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society faces challenges

GALENA–The past few months have been particularly difficult for the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society & Museum as the board has struggled to keep the 82-year-old society afloat …

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Galena EMS board gets updated on COVID

GALENA–The Galena Area Emergency Medical Service Board was updated by EMS coordinator Bill Bingham about the district’s response during COVID during a Thursday, June 25 meeting. According …

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Lizzy Eaton was eager for return to state

GALENA–Galena senior Lizzy Eaton was preparing to return to state during her senior track season, a feat she accomplished two years ago as a sophomore. Due to COVID, the IHSA decided to cancel …

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$500,000 grant for Black Hawk Park District Foundation WARREN–Efforts to replace the pool at Meridian Park in Warren just took a leap forward. The Black Hawk Park District received a $500,000 grant from an anonymous donor. The funds will be placed …
A face shield warrior: East Dubuque’s Nathan Tyler is printing face shields for teachers EAST DUBUQUE–Nathan Tyler, East Dubuque School District’s director of safety and security, received a surprise gift from his brother-in-law in March, a 3-D printer. During the COVID …
Chestnut Mountain ready for guests: Popular resort reopens outdoor activities in Phase Four of Restore Illinois plan GALENA–Chestnut Mountain Resort reopened summer attractions like the Soaring Eagle zip line and alpine slide on Saturday, June 27 as the Restore Illinois plan moved into Phase Four. The …

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