This Gazette throwback appeared in the Dec. 26, 1979 edition.
“Members of the Galena Middle School seventh-grade volleyball team are pictured with their first-place trophy for heading the U.S. Grant Junior High Conference in volleyball this season. The junior Pirates tallied an undefeated record for the season. Pictured are (front row, from left) Jane Clayton, Theresa Switzer, Chris Langas, Shelly Turner and Jodi Harris. Second row, from left, are Lori Long, Pam McIntyre, Ellen Roth, Laura Primrose and Chris Wasson.”