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JO DAVIESS COUNTY–The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced on Friday, Sept. 18 that Jo Daviess County was one of 24 counties to be placed on the state’s warning … more
GALENA–Outdoor dining on portions of Main Street will continue through Oct. 31. The Galena City Council, meeting Monday, Sept. 14, unanimously approved extending the original permit date … more
GALENA–Contact tracing and quarantining have been buzz words this year that are critical in the county’s fight against COVID-19. Jo Daviess County Health Department Director of … more
HAZEL GREEN, Wis.–The Southwestern School Board decided at its Sept. 9 meeting to only allow the district’s athletic facilities to be utilized for open gyms conducted by Southwestern … more
EAST DUBUQUE–East Dubuque School District has gone remote, just days into the 2020-2021 school year. The dominoes started to fall on Monday, Aug. 31, when the district released a letter about a … more
GALENA–A Galena High School student and the parent of a primary school student have tested positive for COVID-19. On Thursday, Sept. 3, Superintendent Tim Vincent alerted … more
ELIZABETH–Kim Thorsen retired from teaching literature at River Ridge Middle School last spring in the midst of the pandemic, and even then it was clear she would find a way to continue to … more
HANOVER–Older Jo Daviess County residents who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and may be struggling financially could qualify for assistance through the Senior Resource … more
SPRINGFIELD–The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds farmers and ranchers that the deadline to apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program … more
ELIZABETH–COVID testing will return to Elizabeth this week, at the village hall parking lot, 310 N. West St., on Friday, Sept. 4, Saturday, Sept. 5 and Sunday, Sept. 6 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. … more
My neighbors, Bob and Jack Kirkby-Palmer, recently shared an interesting column from the magazine BBC History with a rather morbid headline, “The Black Death.” It isn’t a … more
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