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GALENA–It wasn’t a typical gym class Sept. 9-10 as Galena Middle School (GMS) seventh and eighth graders climbed aboard canoes and kayaks for a trip on the Galena River. Thanks to the … more
SINSINAWA, Wis.–The next book in Sinsinawa Mound Center’s Native American book discussion series is “Native: Identity, Belonging, and Rediscovering God.” Ecological … more
ELIZABETH–This summer, a team of volunteers from the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF) positively identified the rusty patched bumble bee in the prairie at one of JDCF’s seven … more
Working in the Alfred Mueller Historical Room of the Galena Library can put you in touch with many people from many locations from across this country to foreign lands. Some people visiting the room … more
FREEPORT–Pretzel City Brewfest will be held Sept. 25 and will feature over 150 craft beers from local and national breweries for tasting in a modern outdoor setting in Downtown … more
URBANA–Robin Holland, a 2007 River Ridge graduate and 2020 University of Illinois doctoral graduate, was among 28 individuals who received the Presidential Medallion, the highest honor that the … more
This weekend, the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society will again remember the lives and contributions of past Galenians with its annual Cemetery Walk. Local performers portray select … more
ELIZABETH–Valerie Brudi, a club leader in Jo Daviess County, was recently named to the Illinois 4-H Hall of Fame for her leadership and mentoring role as a volunteer. The hall of fame honors … more
GALENA–On Saturday morning, Sept. 4, Joe Berning got an idea. He called Galena-Stauss Senior Care Community’s assisted living, where his mom, Joan, is a resident, to see if he’d be … more
10 years ago Sept. 14, 2011 The VisitGalena.org Board of Directors voted unanimously Sept. 8 to appoint board member Art Landen as chairman of the board and board member Drew Townsend as … more
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