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GALENA–The 100 Club of Jo Daviess County has announced the date of its 2019 Honors Dinner as Saturday, Jan. 26, to be held at the Desoto House Hotel in Galena.

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ELIZABETH–Just weeks after the Elizabeth Nursing Home opened in July 1968, Nancy Rife interviewed for the nighttime aide position. With four young children at home, she didn’t mention her plans to her husband, and when she was hired on the spot, she had some explaining to do.

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During the kiddie tractor pull at the 98th annual Elizabeth Community Fair, Lincoln Staton uses all of his strength to pull his tractor 13 feet and 2 inches. This year, Elizabeth celebrated 150 years as a village with new events at the three-day fair including a hypnotist show by Brian Imbus and a fireworks show concluding the fair on Sunday night. As part of the celebration, many of the graduating classes of Elizabeth High School rode class floats in the parade.

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Above: Pleasant View 4-H Club member Kade Timmerman dozed off in between caring for his dairy entry at the Jo Daviess County 4-H Fair in Elizabeth July 18. Above right: There were all sorts of impressive entries on display after judging was complete at the Elizabeth Community Building. At right: Judge Cynthia Lloyd, left, visits with Samantha Haring as they go through Haring’s project book.

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GALENA–The future is looking bright for the Galena ARC, and ARC officials are hoping to capture some of those rays to lower electrical costs if the move to the Tri-State Christian School (TSCS) location becomes reality.

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U.S. Bank recently donated $20,000 to the Galena ARC’s capital campaign. A group of ARC summer camp students were on hand to help accept the donation. Back row, from left: Nolan LuGrain, Julia Andresen, Sydney Koch, Dave Decker, Galena ARC executive director; fourth row: Jeb Wienen, Paisley Stadel, Kyra Pregler, Mike Donohue, U.S. Bank regional president; third row: Alli Abt, Liliana Anderson, Reagan Cornwell-Duddeck, Dean Wilgenbush, U.S. Bank market president; second row: Josh Klein, Alana Pfohl; front row: Finnegan Conley, Liza Vincent, Declan Conley, Shirley Rosenthal, U.S. Bank commercial client representative; Patti Glasgow, U.S. Bank branch manager for Galena market. Donations to support the ARC “Together We Move Forward” campaign for purchase of the Tri-State Christian School can be sent to 413 S. Bench St., Galena, IL 61036. Online donations can also be made through the organization’s website: galenaarc.org.

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GALENA–The United Churches of Galena held its annual Hunger Luncheon on Tuesday, July 17.

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JO DAVIESS COUNTRY–Jo Daviess County is set to receive $2,869 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs.

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Galena Chrysler is relocating from Galena Square Drive to a new facility on US 20 West in front of Walmart. Currently under construction, the new facility will open in March 2019, according to owner Rosean Schromen Wilson.

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As a way to help the public to get a better idea of where the new Galena & U.S. Grant Museum will be located on the Stillman property off Bouthillier Street, Charles Marsden and Dan McCarthy recently moved the stakes to more accurately represent the four corners of the new facility. The museum will relocate from its present Bench Street location to the new site, perhaps as soon as 2021. Detailed planning for the new museum, including space utilization plans, architecture drawings, building models, building plans, construction, exhibit design, program strategies, relocation, and the fundraising campaign are moving forward.

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GALENA–The Galena Public Library Board is looking to the future and making plans on how to best use the historic 1908 building on Bench Street.

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GALENA–After several months of work to replace fluorescent bulbs with LEDs, the Galena Public Library has a new look that’s saving money.

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