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The corn is as high as an elephant’s eye….” is a line from one of my favorite American musicals but I think we will be singing a different tune this year. With all this rain I have … more
Kentucky poet Christopher P. Collins, winner of the first James Gates Percival Prize for Literature, read selections of his work at the opening of the James Gates Percival International Poetry … more
Lucas, far right, and Leslie Stiefel far left, are united in marriage by Kevin Melancon, portraying Gen. Chetlain, on Saturday, May 18 in Galena. The pair were wed at the Chetlain Farm. Also … more
COMBARBALÁ, CHILE–Students and teachers in the Commune of Combarbalá, Chile, now have additional opportunities to learn the English language thanks to the Rotary Club of Galena … more
  ELIZABETH–It is that time of year again where gardeners are itching to begin planting and growing produce and flowers. Whether you are a beginning gardener or you have years of … more
Rural Galena resident Joe Berning has a green thumb. He’s shown in the photo measuring a tulip on his property, which measured 37 inches tall, within four inches of any world record he was able … more
Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Scales Mound held its First Communion on May 5. Back row, from left: the Rev. Richard Schaeffer, Charlie Roberts; front row: Kyle Broege, Frances Howard, Matthew … more
Theresa Puls, Aloysius Berning and Carson Gobel show off their dance moves during the St. Mary’s Elementary School’s spring concert in East Dubuque on Thursday, May 9. more
  SINSINAWA, Wis.–Sinsinawa Mound is sponsoring a retreat with an opportunity to nurture both soul and soil. Ora et Labora, Latin for “prayer and work,” will be held June … more
An AmeriCorps crew is assisting the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation with restoration work at the Richardson addition to Horseshoe Mound May 6-30. Team members include, above, from left, Molly … more
GALENA–Classes of students from Scales Mound and Galena Schools, and a group of home schooled youth, had a chance May 9 and 10 to go on a bit of a time-traveling adventure. The classes were … more
The Galena VFW has contributed money to four area organizations. Above left, Teresa Burke, left, on behalf of Galena Kiwanis, accepts a check for $1,000 from George Petitgout, post commander. Above … more
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