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COUNCIL HILL STATION–On a Thursday evening, the sound of an old-time string band can be heard echoing through the valley. The fiddle strums, the bass is plucked and voices carry. It’s all … more
GALENA–In rural Galena, a craftsman puts on the finishing touches of a memorial swing bench that will soon go to a customer. In another corner of the shop, planks of wood are ready for a … more
Researched by Steve Repp from the Galena Daily Advertiser of Feb. 23, 1854 This is a peculiar number with which numerous tricks may be performed: Add together as many nines as you please and … more
SCALES MOUND–Keaton and Garrett Pickel of Scales Mound recently arrived home after spending two weeks in Oklahoma in early July for the National Little Britches Rodeo. The Pickels have been … more
ELIZABETH–Loving seeing those beautiful red, yellow, and green colors? Well, you’re in luck–tomato season is fast approaching. Whether you enjoy fried green tomatoes or waiting for … more
GALENA–Want to learn a new skill, refresh your techniques or just have fun with friends? Join an ARC adult art class (or two or three). The Galena ARC is offering a variety of adult music, … more
10 years ago Aug. 10, 2011 When his cell phone rang at 12:15 a.m., jolting him out of bed, East Dubuque alderman Dan Welp knew something had to be wrong, but he never could have imagined what … more
GALENA–William “Bill” Farrell died on July 3 after battling lymphoma. In honor of his lifelong commitment to education, commemorative gifts were donated to the Bill Farrell Memorial … more
HANOVER–Aidan Greiner, a rural Hanover resident and 2019 Wahlert Catholic High School graduate, is a junior at Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Mo., where he is majoring … more
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