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GALENA–As of Monday, Dec. 7, Jo Daviess County reported 1,179 COVID-19 cases since the spring. There were 25 new cases since Dec. 4 and 93 new cases since Nov. 30. Approximately 1,050 of … more
GALENA–Elizabeth Murphy, known by her family and friends as Nonny, was a character. Her family, especially her son, Bill, has story after story about a woman who years ago set aside her dream … more
GALENA–Each school day, for one hour in the morning, Emily Rowe, Galena School District nurse, dons full personal protective equipment–a N95 mask, gown, double gloves, face field–to … more
GALENA–Sandra Schleicher, Jo Daviess County public health administrator, addressed some changes that the department has made due to COVID and concerns she has about the pandemic at the board of … more
GALENA–The show must go on--even in a pandemic. After both the Galena High School and Galena Middle School Drama Clubs’ spring 2020 play productions were canceled due to COVID-19, the two … more
We made the best of it and you know what, we survived and I would say even thrived. That was Thanksgiving this year sans family. Just Sarah and me, myself and I. And besides, there … more
GALENA–The Galena Center for the Arts is known for promoting and featuring regional singer songwriters. Before the pandemic you could find folks gathered at the center to enjoy musicians and … more
GALENA–When Jen Trebian, administrator at Galena-Stauss Senior Care Community, saw some of the artwork of assisted living resident Toby Leskanich, Trebian had an idea. Visiting with … more
GALENA–As of Monday, Nov. 30, Jo Daviess County reported 1,079 COVID-19 cases since the spring. There were 67 new cases since Monday, Nov. 23, and 36 new cases since Nov. 25. This is the … more
GALENA–When Owen Wells heard about Inktober, a month-long, day-by-day drawing prompt during the month of October, the Galena High School senior took the idea to Irene Thraen-Borowski, the new … more
GALENA–Due to the continual increase in COVID-19 positivity rates in the county, the Galena Public Library building will be closing to the public on Wednesday, Nov. 25 at 5 p.m. As in the … more
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 … more
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