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10 years ago: July 29, 2009 The principal chief of the Sac and Fox Nation in Oklahoma, Chief George Thurman, and a direct descendent of Black Hawk will speak at the Apple River Fort Interpretive … more
Elias Langston completed “1000 Books Before Kindergarten” at the Galena Public Library. With the help of his parents, Christina and Tim Langston, as well as his big brother Dominik, Elias … more
  GALENA–As summer winds down, the Galena Public Library is keeping the excitement of learning alive with programs for youth, including Graphic Novel Book Club, Lego Club and Ocean … more
  GALENA–The Galena Public Library will present an informational workshop, “Appreciating Poetry,” presented by Melissa McGuire, a writer and educator of over 30 years. … more
Judge Peg Dittmar broke a peanut butter cookie in half and handed a piece to 4-Her Anna Blair during the foods and nutrition judging Wednesday, July 17 at the Elizabeth Community Building during the … more
MENOMINEE–Wilmer and Lillian Averkamp celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on June 22. When they married on June 22, 1949, she was 18 and he was 21. Fast forward to today. At their … more
STOCKTON–Rick Barrett doesn’t typically travel around the country looking for historic hotel buildings to purchase, but that’s exactly what he ended up doing last October while … more
Over 45 youth and teens participated in Totus Tuus at St. Mary Catholic Church in Galena the week of June 17-21. Totus Tuus is a Latin term which means Totally Yours and was the motto of St. John … more
Teen representatives from St. Mary and St. Michael Youth Ministry recently toured the Madonna Renewal Center in Freeport. They presented Sister Mary Theonilla, center, a check for $515.00 which were … more
GALENA–It’ll be all things news at the Galena Public Library for a program “Have You Heard the News?” for kids going into grades one through six and their families, Wednesday, … more
ELIZABETH–For thousands of years, jewelry has captivated humans’ imagination both artistically and religiously. A presentation will be given to show how various precious stones and … more
  GALENA–On Saturday, July 27, Grace Episcopal Church is hosting a spiritual drumming circle, facilitated by Taylor Rockwell and Dan Metzger, of New Directions in Freeport, from 1-3 … more
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