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Jim Wand, master hypnotist and performer, ended every show–over 12,000 of them–with these final words: “Yesterday’s history, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift.” … more
GALENA–A grant from the Galena Foundation made history come to life for a number of Galena Middle School students. At the end of the 2021-22 school year, fourth graders visited the Dowling … more
James Greene Sampson was born December 5, 1898 in Galena, son of Bias Clay Sampson and Annie Greene Sampson. In the 1900 census, James G., his mother and siblings were enumerated living with his … more
SCALES MOUND–Scales Mound United Methodist Church is offering another Young at Heart community gathering, Aug. 23, 1:30 p.m. The Accordion Divas, featuring Denise Stadel and Colleen Yonda, will … more
The ARC is offering several art, pottery, cooking, and music classes this fall for adults and youth. Sandra Principe will be teaching a series of adult watercolor painting classes the first … more
It was on an April day in 1861 that a local group of volunteers from the Galena area, called the Jo Daviess Guards made their way to the Illinois Central train depot, their destination being the … more
SINSINAWA, Wis.–Charles Barland will perform on the concert, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 7 p.m. at Sinsinawa Mound. He is professor of music and organist at the University of Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa. more
GALENA–A juried outdoor show of art and fine crafts welcomes artists and artisans to the grounds of the Old Market House State Historic Site in downtown Galena this weekend. The show is … more
GALENA–The letter to Galena merchants made one thing clear: “Shoeless Joe” was coming. A May 16, 1988 letter announced the filming of a major motion picture in downtown Galena. … more
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