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STOCKTON–In November 2017, Paula Morhardt lost her husband, LaVerne, one day and her mother, Mary Baysinger, the next. Her world was rocked by two devastating deaths–one completely … more
  MASSBACH–With the help of many businesses, volunteers and a community with a big heart, on July 28, St John’s Lutheran Church of Massbach was able to present the Paul Heller … more
On Saturday, July 27, the Galena Generals recently visited the Savanna Museum and Cultural Center to see the Civil War collection curated by Gene Wright, front, center. The Galena Generals included, … more
Monday, July 29 is a date many in the River Ridge School District will not forget. That morning the school got word that their beloved agriculture teacher, Ed Curry, died after being struck by a … more
  FREEPORT–Highland Community College’s Adult Education program was among 113 literacy programs receiving a grant through the Illinois Secretary of State. HCC is receiving … more
  Monday, Aug. 12 - Hot dogs, cheesy potatoes, baked beans, whole wheat bun, fresh fruit and milk. Tuesday, Aug. 13- Scalloped potatoes and ham, carrots, fresh fruit, bread, margarine and … more
  GALENA–Over $40,000 was recently donated to area organizations by the Galena Lions Club due to the success of last fall’s 12th annual Galena Oktoberfest. One 10-hour event … more
10 years ago: Aug. 12, 2009 A growing community requires a growth in health care and at Midwest Medical Center’s Health Clinic, they are expanding to fit the community’s needs. Doctors … more
According to a July 6, 1942, Galena Daily Gazette story, Galena is known as the “Hollyhock City,” but I wonder how many Galenians know how the hollyhock was introduced to Galena. Mrs. … more
GALENA–Christina Eisbach and her daughters, 18-year-old Sydney and 15-year-old Sami Rury, are well aware they live in a special place. They call home the same property Eisbach’s … more
  GALENA–The Galena Food Pantry will be the beneficiary of a Kayak 5K Paddle, 9 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 10 at Lake Galena. “Everyone is invited to come visit Lake Galena for a day … more
  ELIZABETH–Winners of The Northwest Illinois Daily Drawing for July are being announced. They include Jim Paar, Galena; Kalli Offenheiser, Stockton; Ali Schneider, Stockton; Wade … more
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