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Jim Wand, master hypnotist and performer, ended every show–over 12,000 of them–with these final words: “Yesterday’s history, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift.” … more
James Greene Sampson was born December 5, 1898 in Galena, son of Bias Clay Sampson and Annie Greene Sampson. In the 1900 census, James G., his mother and siblings were enumerated living with his … more
The ARC is offering several art, pottery, cooking, and music classes this fall for adults and youth. Sandra Principe will be teaching a series of adult watercolor painting classes the first … more
It was on an April day in 1861 that a local group of volunteers from the Galena area, called the Jo Daviess Guards made their way to the Illinois Central train depot, their destination being the … more
GALENA–The letter to Galena merchants made one thing clear: “Shoeless Joe” was coming. A May 16, 1988 letter announced the filming of a major motion picture in downtown Galena. … more
ELIZABETH–The 4-H slogan “Learn by Doing” was on full display during the 2022 Jo Daviess County 4-H Fair. The 4-H Fair concluded Wednesday, July 20, after three days of activity at … more
GALENA–Want to witness passion? Talk to Dr. Moiz Hassan, the new podiatrist at Midwest Medical Center, for just five minutes and you’ll see passion in action. He’s the kind of … more
APPLE RIVER–Fall big bird day is on Saturday, Sept. 3. Terrence Ingram, of the Eagle Nature Foundation (ENF), will count as many species of birds as he can see and hear at the Apple Creek … more
GALENA–The Galena High School class of 1967 held its 55th reunion Sunday, July 3 at Chestnut Mountain. Attending were Pattie and Larry Schleicher, Jim Cox, George Petitgout, Tom Golden, Barb … more
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