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ELIZABETH–The Jo Daviess Carroll Career Technical Education Academy (CTE) board met July 6 to discuss changes to the academy’s crisis plan as a result of COVID-19. The annual first … more
HAZEL GREEN, Wis.–At its July 8 meeting, the Southwestern School Board, aware that it could change due to COVID-19, approved a request by administration for students to return to school five … more
GALENA–In a scene that looks like it is from a sci-fi movie, two people in hazmat suits were at the Galena ARC on July 2 and 3, cleaning and spraying disinfectant. These two individuals were … more
SPRINGFIELD–According to the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), face shields are no longer an acceptable use of face coverings unless social distance can be maintained. According to a … more
JO DAVIESS COUNTY–As of July 6, there were 46 reported cases of COVID-19 in Jo Daviess County, including six in East Dubuque; 17 in Galena; eight in Stockton; and six in Hanover. The health … more
GALENA–The Galena Public Library will reopen Monday, July 13 for limited hours: Mondays and Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Fridays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturdays, noon to 3 p.m. The first … more
JO DAVIESS COUNTY–Trying times reveal the true strength of a community, and the strength of the Jo Daviess County community is second to none. Food pantries and other services have stayed … more
GALENA–The Jo Daviess County court room has been quieter than normal due to the halting of many cases as a result of the pandemic. On June 1, cases within the 15th Judicial Circuit … more
EAST DUBUQUE–The East Dubuque Braves semi-pro baseball team will be self-quarantining for the next 10-14 days after two of their players tested positive for COVID-19 last week. Other players … more
EAST DUBUQUE–East Dubuque senior track standout Mayson Marty was hoping to make a return trip to the state track meet in Charleston this May, but due to the coronavirus pandemic these hopes did … more
I wonder what life will be like after the pandemic. None of us know if it will be months or years from now. New habits we quickly became accustomed to may be difficult to reverse. Staying home more, … more
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