• THOMPSON

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    September 21st, 2018
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    September 21, 2018

    WARREN, IL – On Friday, September 21st, 2018, Erma Mae (Whalen) Thompson-Stiefel, passed away in Liberty Village of Freeport at the age of 90.

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  • CULVER’S SHARE NIGHT RAISED $616.70 WITH KREIDER SERVICES

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    September 20th, 2018
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    September 19, 2018

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    GALENA, IL – We had our Share Night this past week on Tuesday, September 11th with Kreider Services.

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  • BATS ALIVE! AT THE BLUEBIRD NEST NATURE CENTER IN DARLINGTON

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    September 20th, 2018
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Jennifer Redell with her big bat.

    September 19, 2018

    DARLINGTON, WI – Did you know that bats make up 20% of the world’s mammal diversity, and Wisconsin is home to seven of these species. Join Jennifer Redell, conservation biologist with the Wisconsin’s DNR’s Bat Program, for a program devoted to night life!

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  • SHULLSBURG, WISCONSIN, TO HOLD THEIR 21ST ANNUAL CHEESEFEST

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    September 20th, 2018
    “Cheesefest Is a Thrill Ride” was the first place winner in the
Cheesefest Scarecrow Contest.

    September 19, 2018

    SHULLSBURG, WI – Kicking off fall officially in Shullsburg, Wisconsin, this year will be the town’s 21st Annual Cheesefest on Saturday, October 6th, 2018.

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  • FHN CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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    September 20th, 2018
  • PIRATE COMPETITOR OF THE WEEK

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    September 19th, 2018
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Caprinia Abt from Galena Culver’s with the Pirate Competitor of the week winner, Keiran DuPlessis.

    September 19, 2018

    GALENA, IL – Senior football player Keiran DuPlessis is this week’s Pirate Competitor of the Week sponsored by Galena Culver’s and the Galena Gazette.

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  • VOLUNTEER TRAINING CLASSES PLANNED

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    September 19th, 2018

    September 19, 2018

    STOCKTON, IL – Have you ever wondered when it is time to call for volunteer assistance?

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  • “ORGANIZING AND ANALYZING YOUR GENEALOGY RESEARCH”

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    September 19th, 2018

    September 19, 2018

    DARLINGTON, WI – Genealogy Society and Lafayette County Historical Society will be presenting a joint program featuring Lori Bessler, from the Wisconsin State Historical Society, on Sunday, September 23rd, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. at the Town Bank Meeting Room, 15815 Highway 81, Darlington, Wisconsin.

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  • 11TH ANNUAL STOCKTON RADIO-A-THON

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    September 19th, 2018

    Saturday, September 29th from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    September 19, 2018

    STOCKTON, IL — Broadcast live on WCCI FM 100.3 from Stockton High School Gymnasium.

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  • EARLY VOTING AND REGISTRATION OPTIONS

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    September 19th, 2018

    September 19, 2018

    GALENA, IL – Voters wishing to cast a ballot prior to the November 6, 2018 General Election may do so by voting early, voting by mail or by grace period voting.

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  • NEED EXTRA CASH? WHAT’S IT WORTH ON EBAY?

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    September 19th, 2018
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    September 19th, 2018

    GALENA, IL – If you have an item and you would like to know what it is worth, send some digital pictures with a brief description to paulhconnor@gmail.com, make an appointment to visit 201 North Commerce Street, Galena, Illinois, 61036, or call 563-543-5201.

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  • COME VISIT THE 2018 WARREN PUMPKIN FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND

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    September 19th, 2018

    September 19, 2018

    WARREN, IL – Every year as the summer comes to an end, football season begins and people in the area look forward to the Annual Warren Pumpkin Festival.

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  • MEIER

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    September 19th, 2018
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    September 19, 2018

    MONROE, WI – It’s with great sadness that we say “Goodbye” to our Dad, Grandpa and Poppy.

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  • WALTERS

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    September 15th, 2018
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    September 15, 2018

    ELIZABETH, IL – Gary Lee Walters, age 77 of Elizabeth, Illinois died peacefully at home with his wife by his side on Saturday, September 8, 2018, watching the Cubs game.

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  • PEARSON

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    September 15th, 2018
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    September 15th, 2018

    ELIZABETH, IL – Marcella Florene Pearson, age 94, passed away on Tuesday, September 11th, 2018 at the Elizabeth Nursing Home.

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  • TWO OF IOWA’S BEST MUSICIANS RETURN TO THE CARL SANDBURG SONGBAG CONCERT SERIES ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH

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    September 6th, 2018
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    GALESBURG, IL – Marc and Brandi Janssen return to perform at the September 9th “Songbag” concert at the Carl Sandburg State Historic Site in Galesburg. The Janssens, an Iowa City duo, play traditional American music inspired by the first generation of rural recording and radio artists. Moving seamlessly between old-time, bluegrass and country music, the Janssens feature rare old fiddle tunes, driving banjo numbers, and early bluegrass songs.

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  • DAVID AND RACHEL TAYLOR ARE UNITED IN MARRIAGE

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    September 6th, 2018
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    STOCKTON, IL –Rachel Ann Offenheiser and David Curtis Taylor were united in marriage June 2, 2018, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Stockton, Illinois. The Reverend Mike Morrissey officiated and a reception followed at the Elizabeth Community Building, Elizabeth, Illinois.

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  • GIRLS OF BEEHIVE

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    September 6th, 2018
    Beehive

    Director Dana Innuzzi talks with the girls of Beehive (left to right: Sam Mbolekwa, Lilli Dickinson, Kat Blackwood, Bradley Farmer, Bessie D. Smith and Ashley Lyles) at a recent rehearsal of Beehive: The 60’s Musical at Timber Lake Playhouse in Mount Carroll. Beehive opens September 7th and runs two weekends. Call the Box Office at
    (815) 244-2035 for more information and to purchase tickets.

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  • PIRATE COMPETITOR OF THE WEEK: MORGAN WILLS

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    September 4th, 2018
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    GALENA, IL -Senior volleyball player Morgan Wills is this week’s Pirate Competitor of the Week sponsored by Galena Culver’s and the Galena Gazette. Morgan helped lead the team to a 7-0 record last week and the championship of the Galena Invitational, where she led the Pirates with 40 kills and was named to the All-Tournament team.

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  • HIGHLAND STUDENT RECEIVES A WOMEN IN AUTO CARE SCHOLARSHIP

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    September 4th, 2018
    Heather Ripley

    FREEPORT, IL — Heather Ripley of Freeport is the recipient of a $5,000.00 scholarship from Women in Auto Body. Ripley will start her second year at Highland Community College in the fall. She is studying Auto Body and Welding. Women in Auto Care is a national organization that has been around for the past 15 years.

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  • SHAKE RAG ALLEY SEPTEMBER WORKSHOP NEWS

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    September 4th, 2018
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    MINERAL POINT, WI – As the world around us moves into back-to-school mode, here is a lesson to be gleaned from looking over the September workshop offerings at Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts: register early! One-quarter of this month’s workshops are sold out, including all blacksmith classes. No worry, however, as space is still available in two-handfuls of [read twenty!] exciting opportunities, including our annual Printmaking Retreat.

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  • NORTHWEST ILLINOIS F-4 JET MEMORIAL COMMITTEE RECEIVES GENEROUS DONATION FROM MCCONNELL AMERICAN LEGION

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    September 4th, 2018
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    MCCONNELL, IL – Daryl Thyberg and Brandon McGrew
    of the McConnell American Legion presents Terry Yount and Bing Wells of the Northwest Illinois F-4 Jet Memorial Committee a check for $1,000.00. This committee is fundraising to bring an F-4 Jet to Northwest Illinois to be put on permanent display in Lena To Honor-To Educate-To Inspire.

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  • ANDREW CHESNEY ENDORSED BY SMALL BUSINESS PAC

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    September 4th, 2018
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    FREEPORT, IL – Andrew Chesney, candidate for 89th District State Representative, has been endorsed by the National Federation of Independent Business Illinois PAC. The NFIB IL PAC is”…the largest small business advocacy association in Illinois and the nation.”

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  • AMA STUDIO RECEIVES GENEROUS DONATION FROM THE JO DAVIESS COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE

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    September 3rd, 2018
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    STOCKTON, IL – The Jo Daviess County Republican Central Committee is honored to donate $250.00 dollars to the AMA Studio in Stockton, Illinois, to fund music scholarships. While attending an AMA recital, one member of the JDCRCC heard an announcement from Lisa Nadig, remarking that income should not be a deterrent to growing the arts.

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  • MCGOVERN

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    August 31st, 2018
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    August 30, 2018

    DUBUQUE, IA – Lora M. (Marty) McGovern, 42, of Dubuque, Iowa, formerly of Stockton, Illinois and rural Hazel Green, Wisconsin, passed away suddenly on Mon-day, August 27th, 2018 at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque.

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  • ILLINOIS PAYROLLS UP FOR SIXTH STRAIGHT MONTH

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    August 24th, 2018
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    CHICAGO, IL – The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced on August 16th that the unemployment rate fell to 4.2 percent in July and nonfarm payrolls increased by +3,700 jobs over-the-month, based on preliminary data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and released by IDES.

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  • FREE “HIP PAIN? ASK THE DOC!” EVENT ON AUGUST 27TH

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    August 24th, 2018
    Dr.Lance Sathoff

    MONROE, WI – Monroe Clinic will offer a “Hip Pain? Ask the Doc” discussion on Monday, August 27th in the Founders Hall located in the lower level of the Hospital Building in Monroe, Wisconsin. Dr. Lance Sathoff, an Orthopedic surgeon, will present options for those struggling with hip pain and will highlight several options for relieving hip pain. “Research shows that people live with joint pain for an average of seven years before they opt for joint replacement,” shared Sathoff.

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  • BENTON, WISCONSIN KEEPS MOVING FORWARD

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    August 24th, 2018
    Benton

    BENTON, WI – Known for their annual Labor Day Festival, as the final resting place of Father Mazzuchelli and for its rich mining history, Benton may seem like just another sleepy Midwestern town. However, a proactive Village Board led by Village President Gary McCrea and supportive community members have made sure that Benton stays invested in its future.

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  • STEPHENSON TEAM WINS STATE SENIOR BRAIN GAMES

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    August 24th, 2018
    Brain Game Winners

    FREEPORT, IL – A team representing a Stephenson County organization won a state championship this week. The Senior Resource Center’s Senior Brain Games team from the Stephenson County Office won the 2018 Association of Illinois Senior Centers Senior Brain Games Championship. Team members are Dennis and Susan Yorka of Freeport and Neil Kijek of Pearl City. They call themselves Team Pierogi.

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  • CULVER’S SHARE NIGHT RAISED $466.71 FOR THE GALENA ARC

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    August 24th, 2018
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    GALENA, IL – We had a Share Night with the Galena ARC on Tuesday, August 14th. The individuals in the picture from are left to right:
    Culver’s Caprinia Abt, Tina Dillon, Becky Peters, Brenda Jakel, Alycia Lyne, Sonya Bussan, Culver’s team member Rocio Saldierna.
    Partnering together we were able to help them raise $466.71.

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  • ILLINOIS BANK AND TRUST DONATES $8,000.00 FOR KIDS AT CAMP CASPER

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    August 24th, 2018
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    GALENA, IL – Illinois Bank and Trust donated $8,000.00 to the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation to sponsor Camp Casper, an outdoor day camp for children ages nine to thirteen located at Casper Bluff Land and Water Reserve in Galena, put on in partnership with the Galena ARC Illinois Bank and Trust’s donation covered operational costs and supplies for this year’s camp which took youth on a journey through time learning about the Native Americans who first inhabited Jo Daviess County, the settlers who migrated to the area, and finally those who live and work in Jo Daviess County today.

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  • SOIL HEALTH AND WATER QUALITY EVENT ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29TH

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    August 24th, 2018
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    ELIZABETH, IL – Dr. Stanley W. Trimble will be presenting on his book, Historical Agriculture and Soil Erosion in the Upper Mississippi Valley Hill Country at the Elizabeth Community Building on Wednesday, August 29th at 7:00 p.m. This program, hosted by the Soil and Water Health Coalition (a Galena-area, farmer-led group) is free to the public, and all are welcome.

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  • STEWART BILL FOR FOOD SAFETY SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

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    August 23rd, 2018
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    August 22, 2018

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – State Representative Brian Stewart (R-Freeport) thanked Governor Bruce Rauner for signing food safety legislation Stewart sponsored on Tuesday, August 14th at Agriculture Day at the Illinois State Fair.

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  • Stewart’s Bill requires Out of State Vehicles on Illinois Roadways carry Liability Insurance

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    August 23rd, 2018
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    August 22, 2018

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – Legislation sponsored by State Representative Brian Stewart (R-Freeport) was signed into law on Monday and requires out-of-state vehicles operating on Illinois roadways to carry liability insurance.

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  • STAMM

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    August 16th, 2018
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    August 16th, 2018

    LENA, IL – Connie L. Stamm, age 63 of Lena, Illinois, passed away unexpectedly, on Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 at her home.

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  • HIGHLAND’S ADULT EDUCATION RECOGNIZES TUTORS AND INSTRUCTORS AT WORKSHOP

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    August 14th, 2018
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    FREEPORT, IL — To celebrate the end of the year and prior to beginning a new term of tutoring and instruction through Adult Education, a Volunteer Recognition Workshop was held Wednesday, June 20th, to honor volunteers and give them a chance to socialize, learn new tools for the upcoming year and receive certificates of appreciation.

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  • HIGHLAND HIRES FIRST FEMALE AUTOMOTIVE MECHANICS INSTRUCTOR

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    August 14th, 2018
    Kristin Stinnett

    FREEPORT, IL — Highland Community College has hired their first female Automotive Mechanics instructor, who will begin teaching classes this fall. Kristin Stinnett of Rockton is a Highland alumnus, who graduated in 2004 from the Automotive Mechanics program.

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  • WOMEN’S HEALTH (OB/GYN) SERVICES NOW OFFERED AT MONROE CLINIC-BRODHEAD

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    August 14th, 2018
    Bibiancy Gutierrez

    MONROE, WI – Monroe Clinic – Brodhead is pleased to announce two Ob/gyn physicians are joining our family medicine team in Brodhead. Bibiancy Gutierrez, MD and Erin Stefely, MD, are now accepting appointments in Brodhead, and will begin seeing patients on August 15th. Both physicians provide comprehensive obstetric and gynecological care; well-woman care to women of all ages; high-risk and low-risk birth, pelvic pain treatment, urinary incontinence, menopause and abnormal bleeding diagnosis and treatment.

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  • AUGUST NEWS FROM SHAKE RAG ALLEY

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    August 14th, 2018
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    MINERAL POINT, WI – August is loaded with creative events and opportunities at Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts. In addition to 13 standalone adult workshops in improv, pottery, jewelry and a variety of fiber arts, the third annual Art Adventure retreat allows you to cram as many exciting art experiences as you can into four days, while the Summer Garage Sale offers you four days to un-cram your closets and storage areas!

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  • DEDICATION OF THE CAPTAIN ABRAHAM LINCOLN BLACKHAWK WAR SCULPTURE

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    August 14th, 2018
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    KENT, IL – A Bronze statue of 23 year old Captain Abraham Lincoln was unveiled in Kellogg’s Grove on Saturday, June 23rd. Kellogg’s Grove is an area in western Stephenson County, Illinois, near the present-day unincorporated town of Kent. The statue compliments a monument honoring those killed in the Black Hawk War, including those in the final Illinois battle which occurred at this grove in June,1832.

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  • MONROE CLINIC RECOGNIZED AS A “TOP 100 GREAT COMMUNITY HOSPITAL” FOR THIRD YEAR IN A ROW

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    August 14th, 2018
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    MONROE, WI – Becker’s Hospital Review once again names Monroe Clinic among its 100 Great Community Hospitals. A nationwide review of community hospitals based on exceptional performance in the area of clinical quality, operational excellence and economic impact in the communities served determines the recipients of this accolade.

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  • 2018 STEPHENSON COUNTY 4-H SHOW WINNERS WITH TROPHY SPONSORS

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    August 9th, 2018
  • KLOPF

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    August 6th, 2018
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    August 6th, 2018

    OCALA, FL – Rebecca “Jane” Klopf died Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 at Brentwood of Fore Ranch Nursing Home in Ocala, Florida.

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  • ELIHU BENJAMIN WASHBURNE SCULPTURE FORMALLY DEDICATED IN WASHBURNE GARDEN IN GALENA, ILLINOIS

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    July 26th, 2018
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    galena, il – The City of Galena, along with the Galena Belles Questers and the University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners, formally dedicated the new Elihu Benjamin Washburne sculpture in the Washburne Garden on Thursday, July 19th.

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  • DEETZ

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    July 26th, 2018
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    July 26th, 2018

    SOUTH WAYNE, WI – John C. Deetz, age 88, of South Wayne, died on Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 at Pleasant View Nursing Home.

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  • LIZ SNAVELY FEATURED AT SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE

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    July 21st, 2018
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    GALENA, IL – The Galena Center for the Arts will feature Liz Snavely at the July Songwriters Showcase from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 19th. Lyric based, toe-tappin’, urban folk, acoustic singer-songwriter Liz Snavely, of LVNMUZIQ, has a distinct vocal sound that can warm up the chilliest morning, and her songs have a way of working their way under your skin and making themselves a part of your being.

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  • SEVERE STORM HITS THE AREA ON FRIDAY, JULY 13TH

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    July 21st, 2018
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  • WILLIAMS

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    July 20th, 2018
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    July 20th, 2018

    STOCKTON, IL – Mary A. Williams, age 85, of Stockton, Illinois passed away Thursday, July 19th, 2018 in Savanna, Illinois.

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  • LENZEN

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    July 16th, 2018

    WINSLOW, IL – Lois A. Lenzen, age 53 of Winslow, Illinois, passed away on Friday July 13th, 2018.

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  • CITIZENS STATE BANK AWARDS 13 COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS TO AREA GRADUATES

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    July 16th, 2018
    CSB Scholarship Winners

    LENA, IL– Leaders from Citizens State Bank presented $500 scholarships to 13 extraordinary high school graduates at each school’s awards ceremony and then recognized the recipients at a special luncheon Friday, June 8th at The Rafters Restaurant in Lena.

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  • JO DAVIESS LOCAL FOODS

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    July 16th, 2018
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    HANOVER, IL – A new local co-op, Jo Daviess Local Foods (JDLF), encourages residents in and around Jo Daviess County to order food and other items from local producers. Found online at https://jd.luluslocalfood.com, the website allows customers to order anytime from Thursday noon to Monday noon.

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  • GIRL SCOUTS’ WINDUPEC SERVICE UNIT HOSTS CEREMONY FOR HIGHEST AWARDS

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    July 16th, 2018
    Bridging Ceremony

    Pecatonica, IL – Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois’ WinDuPec Service Unit, which represents Girl Scouts in Davis, Durand, Lake Summerset, Pecatonica, Seward, Shirland and Winnebago, hosted a ceremony recently presenting Girl Scout highest awards. The event was held at Pecatonica Middle School and included recognition for a local Girl Scout who earned the Girl Scout Silver Award, the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette (grades 6 – 8) can earn.

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  • SHAKE RAG ALLEY JULY NEWS

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    July 16th, 2018
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    Looking Back on a Full and Creative June June was an active month! A dozen adult workshops were held at Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts with students intently weaving rugs and scarves, smithing tools up at the barn, designing jewelry, throwing pots, bending willow for chairs, assembling mixed media collages and flying Baba Yaga birdhouses, and painting with every medium imaginable.

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  • CARL’S JULY BLAST

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    July 16th, 2018
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    GALENA, IL – July brings celebrations…we will continue to enjoy Galena’s wonderful fireworks without having to leave our rear deck after a nice BBQ. I always get a kick out of all lawn chairs sprouting on the dike the morning of the 4th. An amazing sight! But our major July celebration comes on the 15th …Marilyn’s 85th birthday!!

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  • ANNOUNCING ILLINOIS SUMMER WINEGROWING WORKSHOP JULY 19TH

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    July 16th, 2018
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    GALENA, IL – This regional workshop will present the latest methods for bringing back weak or winter-injured vines, managing summer fruit rots, selecting grape varieties compatible with both wine making goals and climate stresses and adapting viticulture practices for rosé production and better soil health.

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  • STOCKTON’S INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION

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    July 16th, 2018
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  • TIMBER LAKE PLAYHOUSE PRESENTS “THE FULL MONTY”

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    July 16th, 2018
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    MT. CARROLL, IL – The guys of “Hot Metal” prep for their final
    number in TLP’s The Full Monty in performance now through July 15th at Timber Lake Playhouse. The cast left to right is Trevor
    Vanderzee (Jerry), James Tweedale (Harold), Richard E. Waits (Horse), Ryan Wagner (Malcolm) and Dylan Goike (Ethan).

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  • BOOK SIGNING AT ELIZABETH LIBRARY FOR LOCAL AUTHOR

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    July 16th, 2018
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    ELIZABETH, IL – Erin Keyser will be signing copies of her new book at the Elizabeth Township Library from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 12th. Erin’s books include Eyes of Lightning, Wings of Thunder, River’s Edge, River’s Deep and Miracles on Earth.

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  • HANOVER/ELIZABETH GIRL SCOUT TROOP RAISING FUNDS FOR GEORGIA TRIP

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    July 16th, 2018
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    HANOVER, IL – The Hanover/Elizabeth Cadette Girl Scout Troop 5270 has their eyes on Georgia. As the troop set its goals for this next year, they considered planning, budgeting, fundraising, recycling, serving community needs and most memorably, travel.

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  • SCALES MOUND CELEBRATES 165 YEARS ON JUNE 22-24

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    July 16th, 2018
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  • GRILLING TO HELP OUT OTHER CHILDREN

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    July 16th, 2018
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    LENA, IL – Junior members of the Lena and Warren American Legion Auxiliary worked the grill at Sullivans in Lena on Saturday, June 23rd. Proceeds will be donated to the scholarship fund for Children of
    Warriors. Scholarships are awarded annually to children of
    servicemen and women. The young ladies will receive a patch for their efforts from the National American Legion Auxiliary.
    Pictured (l to r) are: Evelyn Karnatz, Macey Segner and Aubra Segner.

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  • 2018 DARLINGTON COMMUNITY FUND GRANT AWARDS ANNOUNCED

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    July 16th, 2018
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    DARLINGTON, WI – The Advisory Board of the Darlington Community Fund has approved grants to area organizations serving the needs of Darlington. Grants were presented to the following organizations:

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  • GALENA LIONS CLUB SCHOLARSHIPS

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    July 16th, 2018
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    GALENA, IL – The Galena Lions Club recently awarded four $1,500 scholarships to deserving young women who are devoting their studies and future careers to helping others.

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  • “YARD OF THE MONTH” GOES TO MIKE AND BRENDA FOX

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    July 16th, 2018
    Lena Beautification

    LENA, IL – The Lena Beautification Committee and LBPA have chosen the home of Mike and Brenda Fox at 520 West Lena Street as the “Yard of the Month” for June. The Foxes have planted many perennials in flower beds scattered throughout their yard.

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  • COUNTRY FINANCIAL REPRESENTATIVE DEB BROWN EARNS MEMBERSHIP IN MILLION DOLLAR ROUND TABLE

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    July 16th, 2018
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    LENA, IL – COUNTRY Financial representative Deb Brown, of Lena has earned membership in the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT). “It is a great honor to receive this MDRT recognition,” says Brown. “I feel privileged to be included in this prestigious association of business and community leaders representing more than 470 companies and 71 countries.”

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  • SUMMER PROGRAMS START AT BLACK HAWK PARK DISTRICT

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    July 9th, 2018
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  • SAUNDERS OIL HOLDS CUSTOMER APPRECIATION EVENT

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    July 9th, 2018
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  • RUSSELL

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    July 3rd, 2018
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    July 3rd, 2018

    SOUTH WAYNE, WI – Kathleen J. Russell, age 93 of South Wayne, Wisconsin passed away Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018 at Monroe Clinic Hospital in Monroe, Wisconsin.

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  • RUTHERFORD

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    July 2nd, 2018
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    July 2nd, 2018

    APPLE RIVER, IL – Barbara Askew Rutherford, age 86, died peacefully on June 30th, 2018. She was born on March 22nd, 1932 to Bernie Paul Askew and Bessie Belle Robinson Askew.

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  • BEHRENS

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    June 30th, 2018
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    June 30th, 2018

    WARREN, IL – It is with great sadness that the family of LeRoy Charles Behrens Jr. announce his passing on June 27th, 2018 peacefully in his rural Warren home, with his daughter by his side.

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  • HARWICK

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    June 27th, 2018
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    June 27th, 2018

    DUBUQUE, IA – Donald Thomas Harwick, 43 of Dubuque, Iowa passed at his home of a heart attack June 15th, 2018.

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  • AURAND

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    June 25th, 2018
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    June 25th, 2018

    SOUTH WAYNE, WI – Robert J. Aurand, 88 of South Wayne, Wisconsin, passed away on June 12th, 2018 at the Monroe Clinic Hospital, in Monroe, Wisconsin.

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  • BRENNAN

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    June 23rd, 2018
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    June 22, 2018

    OCONOMOWOC, WI – Edward G. Brennan, 86, of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin passed away on May 17th, 2018.

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  • RAUSCH

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    June 22nd, 2018
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    June 22nd, 2018

    STOCKTON, IL – Betty Arlene Rausch, age 91, passed away Monday, June 18th, 2018.

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  • “GARDEN TREASURES” FUNDRAISER ON SATURDAY, JUNE 23RD

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    June 22nd, 2018
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    GALENA, IL – The Jo Daviess Country Philanthropic Education Organization is holding a “Garden Treasures” Fundraiser on Saturday, June 23rd from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 18 Harbor Drive in the Galena Territory. There will be a wide variety of perennials for sale. These include lambs ears, hostas, vincas, colum-bine, ginger plants and herbs.

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  • KETELHUT

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    June 20th, 2018
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    June 20th, 2018

    Patricia M. Ketelhut, 80, of Lena, went to be with Jesus on Monday, the 18th day of June, 2018 in Paradise.

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  • COX

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    June 20th, 2018

    APPLE RIVER, IL – Charlus I. Cox age 77, passed away on Tuesday June 19th, 2018 at the University Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin.

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  • HERMAN

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    June 18, 2018

    BENSON, AZ – David Herman, age 88, of Benson, Arizona (formerly of Warren, Illinois) passed away Sunday, June 17th, 2018.

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  • GALENA CHALKFEST AT THE CENTER FOR THE ARTS

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    June 15th, 2018
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    GALENA, IL – On June 16th, the lower parking lot of the Galena Center for the Arts will be transformed into a gigantic work of art, showcasing regional artists as they use their creativity to create artwork with chalk. Artists may register and begin chalking as early as 7:30 a.m., and participant registration will be open until 9:30 a.m.

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  • STAY SAFE AS TEMPERATURES RISE THIS WEEKEND

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    June 14th, 2018
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    Residents reminded to stay cool, hydrated, and informed during extreme heat

    June 14th, 2018

    LAFAYETTE COUNTY, WI— High temperatures are expected over much of Wisconsin in the next several days, and Lafayette County Health Department is reminding residents to take steps to stay cool during this heat wave.

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  • REDINGTON

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    June 14th, 2018

    WARREN, IL – John J. Redington, 93 of Warren, Illinois passed away Wednesday, June 13th, 2018, at his home.

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  • THE FINE ART OF FIBER EXHIBIT AT GALENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS

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    June 8th, 2018
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    GALENA, IL – An opening reception at the Galena Center for the Arts will be held on June 8th, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., for the new exhibit The Fine Art of Fiber. Fiber Art is a rather recent term, appearing after WWII, when curators recognized the aesthetic of otherwise utilitarian objects. In the 1950s artists began using fibers to make non-functional pieces of work and in the 60s and 70s an international revolution in fiber art emerged.

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  • ERNST

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    June 1st, 2018
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    June 1st, 2018

    SOUTH WAYNE, WI – Frank Ernst, 95, formerly of South Wayne, Wisconsin, went home to Jesus on May 29th, 2018, at Lafayette Manor, Darlington, Wisconsin.

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  • GIBSON

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    May 31st, 2018

    WARREN, IL – Gary S. Gibson, age 66 of Warren, Illinois, passed away at his home on May 30th, 2018.

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  • FIRST HOSPITALITY PROGRAM STUDENTS GRADUATED FROM HIGHLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE

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    May 31st, 2018
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    FREEPORT, IL — On May 19th, the first Hospitality students walked across the stage during commencement at Highland Community College to receive an Associate of Applied Science in Hospitality Management degree. During their time in the program, these graduates have also received state/national certification in BASSETT (Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Servers Education and Training) and Sanitation.

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  • CULVER’S SHARE NIGHT RAISED $394.06 FOR SOUTHWESTERN PTO

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    May 31st, 2018
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    GALENA, IL – We had our Share Night with Southwestern PTO this past Tuesday, May 22nd. The individuals in the photo are from left
    to right: Culver’s team member Shelby Story, Ella Bennett, Dylan
    Rouse, Grace Patterson, Treana Weber, Culver’s team member
    Devin Westemeier. Partnering together we were able to help
    them raise $394.06.

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  • LENA-WINSLOW FFA HOSTS “AG DAY”

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    May 31st, 2018
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    LENA, IL – The Lena-Winslow FFA Chapter hosted it’s annual “Ag Day” for the elementary students in the district on April 27th. For this event high school students bring in a variety of animals and have several hands-on activities for the elementary students to patriciate in. This year we had goats, miniature horses, reptiles, chicks, chickens, dairy calves, beef calves, fish and lambs.

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  • GOLDMAN HOPES TO BRING A NEW CHAPTER TO HANOVER

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    May 31st, 2018
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    HANOVER, IL – Alongside the Apple River nestled in downtown Hanover is the former Robertshaw building, a giant reminder of the hard times that have fallen on the town as the building has sat vacant since September 2015. The four-story building, which covers nearly 110,000 square feet, was recently bought by David and Polly Goldman of Skokie, Illinois for $352,000.

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  • LENA’S VILLAGE PRESIDENT RECEIVES A POPPY FROM MISS POPPY 2018

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    May 31st, 2018
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    LENA, IL – Lena American Legion Auxiliary’s Miss Poppy presents a poppy to Lena’s Village President Dennis Bergman.

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  • OPEN HOUSE AT LENA HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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    May 31st, 2018
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    LENA, IL – The Lena Historical Society is having an Open House on Saturday, June 2nd to present their newly renovated Post Office. The recreated post office is housed in a small historic building moved to the museum grounds. Postal boxes and original parts of post offices from the local area are on display. The building also features a small general store. The Open House will be from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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  • JANE MARIE BOUTIQUE: A NEW WORLD FOR ELIZABETH

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    May 31st, 2018
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    ELIZABETH, IL – A record business year in 2017 for the Village of Elizabeth, and now the opening Jane Marie Boutique at 101 North Main Street, a sure signal of growing new personality for its 150th Anniversary. The Grand Opening is set for Saturday, June 2nd from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Owner, Tiffany Patterson, a native of the Village is excited to provide women of all ages modern, contemporary clothing and accessories.

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  • WARREN HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION

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    May 31st, 2018
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  • MONROE CLINIC NURSE RECEIVES DAISY AWARD

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    May 31st, 2018
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    FREEPORT, IL – Shelli Williams, LPN, a nurse at WinnPrairie since 2016, was recently awarded the DAISY Award based on a nomination from a resident’s family. WinnPrairie is a residential and memory care community in Freeport, Illinois. It opened in 2016 and is a unique collaboration between Swift Hospitality and Monroe Clinic. Monroe Clinic provides all the clinical and care services.

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  • WARD

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    May 29th, 2018
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    May 29th, 2018

    LENA, IL – Charlotte Mae Ward age 93, passed away on Sunday, May 27th, 2018 at the Lena Living Center.

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  • NIPE RECEIVES GRANT FOR HANLEY SAVANNA WORK

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    May 23rd, 2018
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    HANOVER, IL – The Northwest Illinois Prairie Enthusiasts (NIPE) has received a grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation to further its prairie restoration efforts at Hanley Savanna in Hanover, Illinois. This 18-month stewardship challenge grant began May 1st, giving NIPE the opportunity to receive up to $27,000.00 in cash disbursements and up to $5,000.00 in equipment purchase matching funds.

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  • LENA AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY POPPY POSTER CONTEST WINNERS

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    May 23rd, 2018
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    LENA, IL – The Lena American Legion Auxiliary recently held the annual Poppy Poster Contest. All students 4th-12th grade were eligible to participate. Ms. Voreis, Le-Win Junior High and High School art teacher, and Mrs. Amendt, Le-Win Elementary School art teacher, instructed students at Le-Win. A total of 173 posters were submitted. One winner was chosen from each grade level 4-12 and Developmental Disability, and given prizes provided by the Lena American Legion Auxiliary.

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  • HARDSHELLS REJOICE: WEDNESDAY IS NATIONAL TURTLE DAY

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    May 23rd, 2018
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    Every terrapin, snapper and slider can pop his head out of his shell and smile. Wednesday (May 23rd) is National Turtle Day, and there are plenty of reasons to celebrate in Illinois. The state is home to seventeen turtle species, though seven are either state-threatened or state-endangered. Biologists are working to ensure the long-range future of Illinois turtles, and note that the general public can do much to help.

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  • HISTORIC STRUCTURES REPORT CONTRACTED FOR STILLMAN MANSION

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    May 22nd, 2018
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    GALENA, IL – The Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society has contracted with MSR Design (MSR), from Minneapolis, Minnesota, to create a Historic Structures Report (HSR) for the historic Stillman mansion. The HSR will substantiate the building’s provenance and establish a period of significance, which will then enable funding and implementation of capital improvements that honor the building’s value and detail and in compliance with National Park Service preservation standards.

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  • HISTORICAL SOCIETY ANNOUNCES FINAL “HISTORY MATTERS” WINTER PROGRAM

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    May 22nd, 2018
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    GALENA, IL – The final, and long delayed, program of the History Matters Winter Program Series will be held Sunday, May 27th. All the programs are free to the public, thanks to sponsorship by Illinois Bank and Trust. Music to Celebrate Illinois’ Bicentennial Sunday, May 27th, 6:00 p.m. Big Bill’s Sandwich Shop 301 North Main Street, Galena Talented multi-instrumentalist Phil Passen will perform songs that symbolize the state of Illinois’ multiple ethnicities and experiences over two centuries.

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  • GREENVALE NEIGHBORHOOD CLUB COMPLETES YEAR 101

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    May 22nd, 2018
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    STOCKTON, IL – The Greenvale Neighborhood Club completed it’s 101st year with meetings in March and April. The social club, founded in 1916 for the ladies of the Greenvale Neighborhood and school district, meets eight months of the year to share stories, and fellowship. The March meeting, hosted by Judy Schuldt, Carolyn Mysliwiec and Ann Coppernoll, was held at the Stockton Heritage Museum.

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  • JOHN D. HAY INFORMS THE PUBLIC ABOUT MARCO R. HANSEN

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    May 22nd, 2018
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    GALENA, IL – Jo Daviess County State’s Attorney, John D. Hay would like to inform the public of the following information. On April 26th, 2018, Marco R. Hansen of East Dubuque, Illinois pled guilty as part of a plea agreement to the charge of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse, which is a Class 2 Felony.

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  • FOOD PRESERVATION CLASSES OFFERED

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    May 22nd, 2018
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    STOCKTON, IL – Wouldn’t it be nice to enjoy your garden or farmers market produce all year long? Whether just starting out or updating your food preservation knowledge, join University of Illinois Extension’s Nutrition and Wellness Educator, Diane Reinhold, for a seasonal program titled: Yes! You Can: Preserve It Safely-Water-bath and Pressuring Canning Basics.

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  • WARREN AMERICAN LEGION BINGO JACKPOT WINNER

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    May 22nd, 2018
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    WARREN, IL – Warren American Legion Bingo Jackpot winner from May 18th, 2018 was Keith Thompson from Shullsburg, Wisconsin
    winning $575.00. Congratulations Keith!

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  • LENA LEGION HONORS NATIONAL EMT WEEK

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    May 22nd, 2018
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    LENA, IL – EMT’s from Leamons that Lena American Legion honored for National EMT Week. Pictured are Louise Lameyer-EMT-Paramedic, Marsha Tessendorf from the ALA and Zach Birr-EMT.

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  • POPPY COLORING PAGE CONTEST WINNERS

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    May 22nd, 2018
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    LENA, IL – The Lena American Legion Auxiliary held a poppy coloring page contest for Lena-Winslow students grades K-3. Coloring pages were donated by Jim Wolfe Appraisal Service. Winners were given a gift from Sweetie Me gift shop in Lena. Pictured left to right: Gavin Kaiser (3rd grade), Brennan England (2nd grade), Mason Coulthard (1st grade), and Eliza Croffoot (kindergarten).

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  • SAFE HAVEN FIRST ANNUAL STRUT WITH YOUR MUTT A GREAT SUCCESS!

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    May 22nd, 2018
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    ELIZABETH, IL – On a beautiful spring morning in late April, a large group of people and their dogs took part in the Safe Haven Animal Shelter’s First annual Strut with Your Mutt dog walk to benefit the shelter’s work on behalf of homeless dogs and cats. Everyone, both two-legged and four, had a great time! “We look forward to seeing this new event growing in the future,” said Board President Julie Moore.

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  • LENA LEGION HONORS NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT WEEK

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    May 22nd, 2018
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    LENA, IL – The Lena American Legion Auxiliary honors Lena Police Officers for National Law Enforcement Week with a plate of cookies. Pictured here are Marsha Tessendorf and Office Gift.

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  • APPLE RIVER KICKS OFF THEIR SESQUICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION THIS WEEKEND WITH A COLLECTOR CAR CRUISE-IN AND MEMORABILIA DISPLAY

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    May 22nd, 2018
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    APPLE RIVER, IL – Apple River Illinois is celebrating their Sesquicentennial this year and are organizing a very nice celebration in conjunction with the annual Apple River Chicken Barbeque held in August. This weekend the committee will be holding a Collector Car Cruise-In on Monday, May 28th in downtown Apple River. A large collection of Apple River memorabilia will be on display for viewing and enjoyment.

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  • STODDARD

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    May 18th, 2018
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    May 18th, 2018

    WOODBINE, IL – Roger Laurin “One Putt” Stoddard, born March 15th, 1947, to Laurin and Elsie Stoddard, passed away May 16th, 2018 after a month long roller coaster ride following a stroke.

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  • HISTORICAL SOCIETY BOARD APPROVES DESIGN PLANNING CONTRACT FOR NEW MUSEUM BUILDING

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    May 17th, 2018
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    GALENA, IL – The Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society recently reached a major milestone in the development of a new history museum on the site of the historic Stillman mansion. With the approval of its Board of Directors, the society has authorized a contract with MSR Architects, out of the Twin Cities, to complete the structure’s design, the next major step in the history museum relocation timeline.

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  • CULVER’S SHARE NIGHT RAISED $436.91 FOR THE MOP SHOP

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    May 17th, 2018
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    GALENA, IL – We had a Share Night with The Mop Shop on Tuesday, May 1st. The names the individuals in the picture from left to right are: Culver’s team member Ben Kammes, John Willy, Mindy Dalgarn, Pat Willy, Denise Sedlak, Frank Sedlack, Missy Dalgarn and Culver’s team member Zach Cederberg. Partnering together we were able to help them raise $436.91.

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  • STEPHENSON SERVICE UNIT HOSTED CEREMONY FOR GIRL SCOUT HIGHEST AWARDS

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    May 17th, 2018
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    Freeport, IL – Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois’ Stephenson Service Unit hosted a ceremony presenting Girl Scout highest awards to local Girl Scouts on Sunday, May 6th, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m., at the Freeport Eagles Club, 1200 Galena Avenue in Freeport. The ceremony included recognition for Sarina Goldie who has earned Girl Scouting’s highest award, the Girl Scout Gold Award. To earn her Girl Scout Gold Award, Sarina Goldie of Freeport coordinated “Women Inspiring Girls to Grow” a full-day conference event.

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  • PIRATE COMPETITORS OF THE WEEK

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    May 17th, 2018
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    This week, we honor three members of our girls’ track team as our Pirate Competitors of the Week sponsored by Galena Culver’s and the Galena Gazette. Sydney Schuler, Lizzy Eaton and Morgan Wills had outstanding performances at the NUIC Conference Meet where they led the Tri-op to their sixth conference title in the past seven years. They followed that up by finishing in third place out of 15 teams at the IHSA Woodstock North 2A Sectional. Wills and Eaton’s performance in the 4×200 meter relay earned them a trip to the IHSA 2A State Meet this weekend in Charleston.

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  • MASTER GARDENER RECENT HAPPENINGS IN JO DAVIESS COUNTY

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    May 17th, 2018
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    ELIZABETH, IL –  The Jo Daviess County Master Gardeners have been a busy bunch the past few months. In March they did their Vermicomposting program at Warren Elementary School, in April the annual Spring Break Gardening day was held, and now in May the Help Desk is starting up for the summer. During the Vermicomposting program the third grade students at Warren Elementary School were taught about red wiggler worms and their role in what we call Vermicomposting.

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  • JORDAN MILLS CROWNED MISS POPPY 2018

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    May 17th, 2018
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    LENA, IL – Jordan Mills, daughter of Justin and Amy Mills of Lena was selected to represent the Lena American Legion Auxiliary as Miss Poppy for 2018. Evelyn Karnatz, a junior member of the
    American Legion Auxiliary and past Miss Poppy, crowned Jordan
    at the May 9th meeting of the American Legion Auxiliary.

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  • UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH OF STOCKTON DONATES TO GSA

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    May 17th, 2018
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    STOCKTON, IL – Sheila Haman from the Unitarian Universalist Church of Stockton, presents a check for $391.27 to Kate Brondyke and Irene Thraen-Borowski of the Northwest Illinois Genders and Sexualities Alliance (GSA). The GSA is a program for area high school students that offers a safe and fun place for individuals who identify within the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Questioning) community and their allies to meet on a regular basis. Meetings are led by trained community members, school
    professionals, Riverview Center employees, and student leaders.
    The Unitarian Universalist Church supports GSA through
    it’s Service Partner project.

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  • FRIENDS OF WAPELLO DONATE TO HANOVER CHAMBER

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    May 16th, 2018
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    HANOVER, IL – At the May 9th, 2018, Hanover, Illinois Chamber of
    Commerce’s meeting, the Friends of Wapello were presented a $1,200.00 check from the chamber to help fund a new picnic pavilion at the Wapello Land and Water Reserve, south of Hanover. The funds were proceeds from the Hanover Chamber of Commerce’s Annual
    St. Patrick’s Supper. Pictured left to right are the Friends of Wapello: Walt Johnson, Michele Brueggen, Christie Trifone-Simon – Associate Director of Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation, Stefanie Johnson – Hanover Chamber of Commerce Vice President, Mary Beyer,
    Richard Speer and Gene Basten.

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  • LENA LEGION HONORS NATIONAL FIREFIGHTER DAY

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    May 16th, 2018
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    LENA, IL – The Lena American Legion Auxiliary honored the Lena
    Volunteer Firemen with a cheese and sausage tray for National
    Firefighters Day. Pictured (Left to right)is Jim Noller, Jim Werhane, Chief Brad Strong, Marsha Tessendorf and Jim Raders.

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  • BLACKHAWKS OF THE MONTH

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    May 16th, 2018
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    STOCKTON, IL – This year we will recognize Stockton Middle School students each month that are going above and beyond to display our Blackhawk Way expectations. They have been nominated for special acts of being Respectful, Responsible and Safe. Blackhawks of the Month are: (L to R) 8th Justin Eden, 6th Robert Ernst, 7th Kyleigh Reusch and 5th Masyn Cahill.

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  • WOLFRAM

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    May 15th, 2018
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    May 14th, 2018

    ROCKFORD, IL – James Eugene “Jim” Wolfram, 79, of Rockford, Illinois, died Saturday, May 12th, 2018 in Alden Debes Rehabilitation and Health Care Center

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  • LOPP

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    SCALES MOUND, IL – Jerry R. Lopp, 74, of Scales Mound, Illinois, passed away on Friday, May 11th, 2018 at home surrounded by his family.

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  • MENSENDIKE

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    STOCKTON, IL – Edith Mensendike, age 90, of Stockton, Illinois passed away Thursday, May 10th, 2018 at Waverly Place Nursing Facility, Stockton.

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  • IPPA ANNOUNCES JAZMIN WINGERT AS SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

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    May 11th, 2018
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    SPRINGFIELD, IL – Each year, the Illinois Pork Producers Association offers scholarships to students pursuing a higher education degree, at a two or four-year institution, who have an interest in the pork industry. Recipients are selected based on activities, IPPA involvement, GPA and an essay explaining what they find to be the most valuable technology in the pork industry is today. Jazmin Wingert, of Kent, is a bronze level recipient receiving a $1,000.00 award.

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  • BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF A GIRL! GO OVER THE EDGE 4 GIRL SCOUTS OF NORTHERN ILLINOIS!

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    May 11th, 2018
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    St. Charles, IL – Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois (GSNI) is taking fundraising to new heights with Over the Edge 4 Girl Scouts on Friday and Saturday, June 2nd, 2018! The organization is inviting anyone, ages eleven and older, to join them in this quest! Girl Scouts know outdoor activities, like Over the Edge 4 Girl Scouts, provide opportunities to experience unforgettable adventures and triumph through individual and group challenges.

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  • HIGHLAND STUDENT SENATE MEMBER ELECTED STUDENT TRUSTEE TO BOARD

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    May 11th, 2018
    Erin Schrader

    FREEPORT, IL — Erin N. Schrader of Freeport has recently been elected by her peers to serve a one-year term as Student Trustee on the Highland Community College Board of Trustees. Schrader was seated Wednesday, April 11th at the Highland Board of Trustees meeting. She serves as a liaison between the students by providing input and being a voice for the students at Highland. Schrader is a graduate of Freeport High School.

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  • CARL’S MAY BLAST

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    May 11th, 2018
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    GALENA, IL – A Chicago surprise… as you may recall, we were joining our daughters and their husbands to see “Jesus Christ, Superstar”. Well, the production was spectacular. 48 people in the cast and 37 in the orchestra …loud, wow! It was truly a wonderful evening at the opera house. Go see it if you can. It will at the Lyric until May 20th.

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  • MCCOY PUBLIC LIBRARY IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE ANOTHER EDITION OF “MUSIC AT MCCOY”

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    May 11th, 2018
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    SHULLSBURG, WI ­– Wednesday, May 16th, we will be featuring music by the Fever River String Band. Fever River String Band has been together for 15 years and have built a repertoire of over 200 tunes and songs. They are a Traditional Old Time Band playing tunes that have been handed down in America’s history from the mid 1800’s to the early 1900’s.

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  • APPLE RIVER STATE BANK FIELD TRIP

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    May 11th, 2018
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    SCALES MOUND, IL – On May 2nd, students in the consumer education class at Scales Mound High School took a field trip to the Apple River State Bank. It was a very informative morning for the students as they learned about community banking services and consumer loans.
    Thank you Joel Holland and the Apple River State Bank/First Community Bank for providing this opportunity for the senior class of Scales Mound High School.

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  • BERRYHILL

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    May 5th, 2018
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    May 5th, 2018

    FORT WALTON BEACH, FL – Richard Lee Berryhill, age 35, Fort Walton Beach, Florida, passed away on Monday, April 30th, 2018 at his home.

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  • MULLANE

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    May 4th, 2018
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    May 4th, 2018

    HANOVER, IL – Gary D. Mullane age 71, of Hanover, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 at home surrounded by his family and friends after a courageous battle with Esophageal Cancer.

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  • RICHARD PEARCE TO PRESENT “STORIES OF OUR WILDFLOWERS” AT THE CENTER FOR THE ARTS

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    May 4th, 2018
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    GALENA, IL ­– Join videographer and retired biologist Richard Pearce on May 6th at 2:00 p.m. at the Galena Center for the Arts for an hour’s exploration of a half dozen of our local wildflowers. Last year Richard awed our audience with high definition videos of wildflowers, both rare and common and their interaction with insects. This year there’s more in store. In addition to video portrayals of regional wildflowers (some of which will be in bloom at the time of the talk), Pearce will explore the back stories behind some unusual if, in some cases, droll plant names.

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  • CARDINAL PROGRAM AT BLUEBIRD NEST NATURE CENTER

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    May 4th, 2018
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    DARLINGTON, WI – Join Steve Sample, manager of Wild Birds Unlimited in Madison on Wednesday, May 9th, at the Bluebird Nest Nature Center, 308 Main Street, Darlington, Wisconsin.
    Steve will present a program on the beautiful Northern Cardinal. The Cardinal brings beauty year round, and many folks consider it their favorite bird.
    The program will start at 7:00 p.m. There will be refreshments.
    There is no charge for any Bluebird Nest Nature Center programs, and we are looking forward to seeing many of our friends from past years.

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  • KIM SIGAFUS AT STOCKTON HERITAGE MUSEUM

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    May 4th, 2018
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    STOCKTON, IL – The Stockton Heritage Museum is pleased to present our first program of the season, at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 6th, at the Museum at 107 West Front, in Stockton.
    We are host to author Kim Sigafus, who, dressed in traditional Ojibwa regalia, will share her knowledge of Native American Cultures. Kim is author of several books, including her three book series on The Mida, a mystically-powerful, time traveling carnival.
    Come join us at 2:00 p.m. on May 6th at the Stockton Heritage Museum for this informative presentation.

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  • UNDERSTANDING DNA AT LAFAYETTE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM

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    May 4th, 2018
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    DARLINGTON, WI – The Lafayette County Genealogy Society and the Lafayette County Historical Society will be having a program called Understanding DNA and it will be Presented by David Bradford on Sunday, May 6th, 2018 1:30 p.m. The program will be held at the Lafayette County Historical Society Museum, 525 North Main Street, Darlington Wisconsin 53530. Side Door / Lower Level / Handicap Accessible. Are you confused about which DNA kit you should buy? What do I do when I get my results back?

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  • APPLE RIVER SESQUICENTENNIAL TRIVIA

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    May 4th, 2018
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    APPLE RIVER, IL – Apple River, Illinois is celebrating their Sesquicentennial this year with a year long celebration. Last week’s questions were: Question 1. Who owned/operated Clover Farm Grocery Store? Ward Pansino Question 2. Who owned/operated Royal Blue Grocery Store? Rowe Tyson Each week we will have two trivia questions/photos. Answers will be provided in next week’s trivia.

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  • CULVER’S SHARE NIGHT RAISED $442.20 FOR THE HAZEL GREEN VETERAN’S MEMORIAL

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    May 4th, 2018
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    GALENA, IL – We had our Share Night on Tuesday, April 24th with Hazel Green Veteran’s Memorial. The individuals in the picture from left to right are: Culver’s team member Devin Westemeier, Robert Hesseling, Linda Homer, Becky Lee, Riley Hawkinson, Francis
    Temperly, Culver’s team member Isaiah MacDonald. Partnering together we were able to help them raise $442.20.

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  • UPMANN

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    April 30th, 2018

    FREEPORT, IL – Michael A. Upmann, 64, of Freeport, died Thursday, February 15th, 2018 in his home. Michael was born June 5th, 1953 in Freeport, the son of Louis and Mary (Bonjour) Upmann.

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  • MILLER

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    April 28th, 2018

    WARREN, IL – Marion “Mary” J. Miller, 91, of Warren, passed away on Friday, April 27th, 2018 at The Monroe Hospice Home in Monroe, Wisconsin.

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  • FRANTZ MANUFACTURING COMPANY STAYS ON TRACK WITH IFIBER NETWORK

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    April 28th, 2018
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    STERLING, IL – FRANTZ Manufacturing Company’s corporate office and two plants in Sterling, Illinois have been a part of the iFiber high-speed broadband network for about one year. FRANTZ manufactures and markets conveyor system components and steel ball products used in a variety of applications. FRANTZ began looking for network solutions late in 2016, when it received word that support for its old legacy phone system and inter-company data network would be discontinued.

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  • KENT

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    April 27th, 2018

    WARREN, IL – Betty J Kent, age 91, of Warren, Illinois died peacefully on April 25th, 2018. Born in Pleasant Valley, Illinois on January 12th, 1927, she was the eleventh child of George and Mary (Endres) Zink.

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  • JDCF WELCOMED HO-CHUNK PRESIDENT AS KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR ANNUAL MEETING

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    April 27th, 2018
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    GALENA, IL – On Saturday April 7th Fran Peterson, president of the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation kicked off the organization’s 25th year Annual Meeting by welcoming guests to Ho-Chunk Indian Territory. She then asked their keynote speaker, Ho-Chunk President Jon Greendeer (2011 to 2015) to stand and be acknowledged. Peterson went on to explain that the Ho-Chunk Indian Nation traces their historical range of occupation to include all of northern Illinois, including what is now Jo Daviess County.

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  • CULVER’S SHARE NIGHT RAISED $437.53 FOR THE HIGH POINT CRUISERS

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    April 27th, 2018
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    GALENA, IL – We had our Share Night this past Tuesday, April 17th with the High Point Cruisers. The individuals in the picture from left to right are: Culver’s team member Ben Kammes, Greg Wilharm,
    Steven Meyer, Karon Oldenburg, Bill Oldenburg, Madelynn Wilharm, John Wienen, Nate Liebherr, Gary Diedrick. Partnering together we were able to help them raise $437.53.

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  • APPLE RIVER SESQUICENTENNIAL TRIVIA

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    April 27th, 2018
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    APPLE RIVER, IL – Apple River, Illinois is celebrating their Sesquicentennial this year with a year long celebration. Last week’s questions were: In the 50’s and 60’s there were five places in town to buy gas (gas stations). Name them. Who or where. 1. Chet’s Standard 2. Hales Mobil 3. Dittmar Texaco 4. Zipsie Sunoco 5. Burmeister Each week we will have two trivia questions/photos. Answers will be provided in next week’s trivia. If there are any errors in the answers, please call Cliff at (608) 214-7575.

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  • PIRATE COMPETITOR OF THE WEEK

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    April 19th, 2018
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    GALENA, IL – Senior softball player Emma Eaton is this week’s Pirate Competitor of the Week sponsored by Galena Culver’s and the Galena Gazette. In two games last week against West Carroll, Eaton had five hits, two RBI’s and two runs scored. According to head coach Dusty Berning, “Emma has played an integral part in the Pirates’ 3-1 conference start this season.”

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  • BRODY MILZ SELECTED TO THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL FOUNDATION’S WISCONSIN CHAPTER SCHOLAR-ATHLETE TEAM

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    April 19th, 2018
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    SOUTH WAYNE, WI – Brody Milz, was selected to the National Football Foundation’s Wisconsin Chapter Scholar-Athlete team for 2017-18. Brody was one of eleven Wisconsin senior football players selected for this team, which is based on outstanding football achievement, while maintaining a high level of academic scholarship. The eleven senior athletes attended a banquet at Steenbock’s on the UW-Madison campus, hosted by the family of the late George Chryst.

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  • BOY SCOUTS APPROVE NEW MATH AWARD CREATED BY SIU FACULTY MEMBER

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    April 19th, 2018
    Wesley Calvert Cub Scout Nova Science Award


The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) launched its Nova award program in May 2012.  In this program, youth participants complete activities in which they learn science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and are recognized with a badge.  The BSA web page on this program provides more information(in some places dated), including images of the patch and pin that Scouts earn (https://www.scouting.org/stem-nova-awards/awards/about-nova/).  Initially four awards each (one in each of science, technology, engineering, and math) were available to Cub Scouts (then boys in grades 2-5, now open to both boys and girls), Boy Scouts (boys ages 11-18), and Venturers (co-educational, ages 14-20).  Since that time, additional Cub Scout Nova science awards have been added.

    CARBONDALE, IL – A Cub Scout leader who also happens to be a mathematician at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is making it possible for kids all over the world to see themselves as part of the story of math. In fact you likely will soon see his work, in the form of a new award patch, stitched onto Cub Scout uniforms. The Boy Scouts of America recently approved a new Cub Scout award based on the mathematics of symmetry.

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  • HIGHLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE AGRICULTURE CLUB TRAVELS TO NATIONAL PAS CONFERENCE

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    April 19th, 2018
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    FREEPORT, IL — Highland Community College Agriculture students recently participated in the National Post-Secondary Agriculture Students (PAS) Annual Conference March 13th through 16th at The Galt House in Louisville, Kentucky. Eight students qualified to compete during the conference by placing at one of the two state-level contests held earlier in the year. PAS is a national student organization that provides opportunities for college agriculture students to experience individual growth, leadership and career preparation through competition and cooperative activities.

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  • LENA-WINSLOW HOLDS CHAPTER FFA BANQUET

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    April 19th, 2018
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    LENA, IL – The Lena-Winslow FFA Chapter held its annual Chapter banquet on Sunday, April 8th. At this banquet the outstanding members in many different categories were announced, community members who have helped the chapter over the past year were recognized, the Senior Scholarship awards were announced, SAE scholarships were announced and the officers for the 2018-2019 FFA year were installed.

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  • CULVER’S SHARE NIGHT RAISED $488.15 FOR THE GALENA MIDDLE SCHOOL LEGO LEAGUE

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    April 19th, 2018
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    GALENA, IL – We had a Share Night this past Tuesday, April 10th with the Galena Middle School Lego League. The individuals in the picture are from left to right: Back row: Culver’s Ben Kammes, Ella Getz and Macy Schulz. Front row: Conner Soat, Caleb McCartney, Tyler
    Temperly and Culver’s Nate Liebherr. Partnering together we were able to help them raise $488.15.

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  • SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE FEATURES MARTIN KOOP

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    April 19th, 2018
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    GALENA, IL – The Galena Center for the Arts will feature Martin Koop at the April Songwriters Showcase from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday April 19th. Martin Koop is a singer, songwriter and guitar-picker, whose contagious songs are the reason Funcoast magazine said Koop is “proof that folk music is alive and well.” When it gets down to gritty, groovy, soulful songs about life, broken hearts, dirty laundry, trains and best friends, nobody in Americana music today does it the way Koop does it.

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  • STOCKTON HERITAGE MUSEUM’S THIS N THAT

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    April 19th, 2018
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    STOCKTON, IL – Well, not so sure if winter is done, gone, kaput! But regardless, those of us at the Stockton Heritage Museum are moving forward to the 2018 season. We are opening on May 5th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and have decided that we will also be open on Sundays from May 6th through Sundays in October, with hours from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This year, Illinois is celebrating 200 years. Stockton is in it’s 128th year.

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  • BLACKHAWKS OF THE MONTH

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    April 17th, 2018
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    STOCKTON, IL – This year we will recognize Stockton Middle School students each month that are going above and beyond to display our Blackhawk Way expectations. They have been nominated for special acts of being Respectful, Responsible and Safe. Blackhawks of the Month are: (L to R) 5th Dillon McIntosh, 7th Jadyn Steen, 8th Caleb Mammoser and 6th Abby Chumbler.

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  • SCALES MOUND PHYSICS STUDENTS COMPETE IN UW-PLATTEVILLE ENGINEERING EXPO

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    April 17th, 2018
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    PLATTEVILLE, WI – On Thursday, April 12th, physics students Luc Fox, Desaray Bordner, Julia Cogan, Maddie Frey, Eve Nottrott, Ryan Schiess, Isaac Stadel, Marco Tomassi and Sam Townsend participated in the Bridge Breaking and Pioneer 600 Car Race at the UW-Platteville Engineering Expo.

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  • APPLE RIVER SESQUICENTENNIAL TRIVIA

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    April 17th, 2018
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    APPLE RIVER, IL – Apple River, Illinois is celebrating their Sesquicentennial this year with a year long celebration. Last week’s questions were: Question 1.The orginial Methodist Church is still being used in town. Where is the present location?

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  • BRUNNER

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    April 11th, 2018
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    April 11th, 2018

    STOCKTON, IL – Phillip L. Brunner, age 84 of Stockton, IL passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2018 surrounded by his family at FHN Memorial Hospital.

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  • BARCLAY

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    April 10th, 2018
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    April 9, 2018

    MACOMB, IL – Roger L. Barclay, 84, of Macomb, Illinois, (formerly Warren, Illinois) passed away at 10:58 p.m. Tuesday April 3rd, 2018 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois.

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  • ATZ

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    April 6th, 2018

    ELIZABETH, IL – Elva B. Atz, age 88 of Elizabeth, Illinois, passed away Thursday, April 5th, 2018 at the Lena Living Center in Lena, Illinois.

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  • ‘CHARGE MY RIDE’ DRIVE ELECTRIC EVENT IN GALENA ON SATURDAY, APRIL 14TH

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    April 6th, 2018
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    GALENA, IL – People saw them in the ‘Go Green With Us’ entry in the parade, now they can check them out in person: Electric and Hybrid Vehicles will be on display at the Galena City Hall parking lot on April 14th, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Let the owners tell you why they love their cars, take a look under the hood and learn what it means to charge your ride instead of filling up the tank.

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  • GUENZLER FAMILY FARM DONATES TO THE STOCKTON FOOD PANTRY

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    April 6th, 2018
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    STOCKTON, IL – The Stockton Food Pantry would like to thank the
    Guenzler Family Farm of Elizabeth for the generous donation of
    50 pounds of ground beef which will be distributed to residents
    and families of Stockton.

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  • CULVER’S SHARE NIGHT RAISED $1,148.37 FOR TERRY WHITE

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    April 6th, 2018
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    GALENA, IL – We had a Share Day this past Tuesday, March 27th, 2018 for Terry White. The individuals in the picture from left to right:
    Culver’s Caprinia Abt, Jeremy White and Jenny White, Crystal Olsen, Amber White, Justin White. Partnering together with Terry’s family
    we were able to help them raise $1,148.37.

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  • GET A GALENA GIFT BOX FROM THE WORKSHOP

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    April 6th, 2018
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    GALENA, IL – The Workshop in Galena, Illinois provides adults with disabilities with paid work, social opportunities and enhancement of daily living skills, adaptive behavior and capacity for independent living. Okay…that’s the book definition that they use for their promotional pieces and their news releases…and it definitely defines the mission that the Workshop is on.

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  • DEXTER

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    April 3rd, 2018
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    April 2, 2018

    SCHAPVILLE, IL – Joel M. Dexter, 61, of rural Schapville, Illinois, passed away suddenly on Friday, March 30th, 2018 of an apparent heart attack due to possible inhalation of smoke from a controlled burn in rural Scales Mound, Illinois.

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  • WUBBEN

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    March 31st, 2018
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    March 31, 2018

    SCALES MOUND, IL – Rosalinda M. Wubben, 91, of Scales Mound, Illinois, formerly of Menominee, Illinois, passed away on Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 at the Galena Stauss Senior Care Community.

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  • ANDERSON

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    March 30th, 2018
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    March 30, 2018

    SCALES MOUND, IL – Neil Thomas Anderson, 46, of Scales Mound, Illinois, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, March 27th, 2018 at the Medical Associates Clinic in Galena, Illinois.

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  • “LIVING LAST SUPPER” PRESENTATION

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    March 30th, 2018
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    ARGYLE, WI – “Living Last Supper” Presentation taking place on Friday, March 30th and Saturday, March 31st at 7:30 p.m. at Cornerstone Lutheran Church in Argyle on Old Hwy 81/South of Argyle Celebrate the season as you watch the re-enactment of Leonardo DaVinci’s famous Last Supper Masterpiece come to life. Imagine the thoughts and musings of the disciples as they learn of Jesus’s pending betrayal.

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  • NCICG ASSISTS TWO COMMUNITIES IN OBTAINING GRANT FUNDS FOR RESIDENTIAL DEMOLITION

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    March 30th, 2018
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    PERU, IL – The North Central Illinois Council of Governments assisted the City of Marseilles and the Village of Neponset in obtaining Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) grant funds through their Abandoned Properties Program (APP) Round Three applications for the demolition of abandoned homes in their communities. The Village of Neponset has received a grant from IHDA for $40,000 to use towards the demolition of three abandoned properties.

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  • CULVER’S SHARE NIGHT RAISED $323.77 WITH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF GALENA

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    March 30th, 2018
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    GALENA, IL – We had our Share Night this past Tuesday,
    March 20th with the United Methodist Church of Galena.
    Pictured from left to right are: Culver’s Devin Westemeier,
    Ron Ericson, Judy Behnke, Dave Biegon, Carol Ericson, Bill Marc
    and Culver’s Samantha Anderson. Partnering together we were able to help them raise $323.77.

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  • THE BATTLE FOR APPLE RIVER FORT

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    March 30th, 2018
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    WARREN, IL – The little fort sat peacefully on a hill in the Apple River settlement. The settlers who occupied the fort had no idea that their home would be turned into a battleground on Sunday, June 24th, 1832. The attack, led by Black Hawk, brought 200 warriors to the Apple River Settlement on a muggy Sunday afternoon in a fierce fight for control of a small civilian fort. Join area historian Robert Braun for a special after hours event at the Warren Township Public Library on Thursday, April 5th at 6:00 p.m.

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  • GIRL SCOUT WEEK 2018 WAS SUNDAY, MARCH 11TH THROUGH SATURDAY, MARCH 17TH

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    March 30th, 2018
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    WARREN, IL – Girl Scouts of all ages celebrate and showed the world what it means to be a G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker and Leader).
    Girls participated in a number of activities throughout the week to show their scout spirit. Some of the activities included attending church on Sunday, wearing their uniform to school, donating money for improvements to the Warren Pool from Warrenopoly sales and many other things. Girls range from kindergarten to 7th grade in Troop 5076.

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  • COMMUNITY BANK DONATES TO WARREN AMERICAN LEGION

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    March 30th, 2018
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    WARREN, IL – Community Bank donates $2,500 to Wickler Copeland Post #464 for much needed repairs on their building located at 811 Anson Street, Warren, Illinois. Check presented by: (Left to right)
    Kyle Wolff, Mike Woodworth, Marc Gabel (Legion), Diane Ege,
    Holly Feltmeyer and Brook Wehrenberg.

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  • WINTER

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    March 29th, 2018
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    March 29, 2018

    WOODBINE, IL – Mila M. Winter, age 95 of Woodbine, Illinois, passed away Wednesday March 28th, 2018 at the Elizabeth Nursing Home, Elizabeth, Illinois.

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  • SAVE THE DATE: SPRING BREAK GARDENING

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    March 28th, 2018
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    ELIZABETH, IL – The Jo Daviess County Extension Staff along with the Jo Daviess County Master Gardeners are busy planning their annual Spring Break Gardening Day. This year the event is being held on Saturday, April 14th, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. The event is being held at the CTE Academy, 950 US Highway 20 West, Elizabeth, Illinois.

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  • WARREN AMERICAN LEGION RECEIVES GENEROUS DONATION FROM WARREN FIRE DEPARTMENT

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    March 28th, 2018
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    WARREN, IL – The Warren, Illinois Fire Department donated to the Warren American Legion Post. The $1,000.00 donation will go towards the Legion builing repair fund. Presenting the check was Jeff Ege (Fire Chief) and Jerry Reed (Secretary) to Marc Wolf (Commander of the Post) on March 21st, 2018. This monetary gift was gratefully accepted towards the goal to repair the buliding’s roof. A big thank you to the Fire Department.

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  • JO DAVIESS COUNTY LONGBEARDS RECEIVES MULTIPLE AWARDS AT ILLINOIS STATE NWTF BANQUET

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    March 28th, 2018
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    SPRINGFELD, IL – The Jo Daviess County Longbeards, a chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), was recently recognized at the 2018 NWTF Illinois State Chapter Awards Banquet held recently in Springfield. Awards were given for chapters with over $12,000 Net fundraising and included first place rankings for Most Improved Chapter, Best Overall Chapter, Best Net to Gross (66%) and Highest Net Dollars ($36,996).

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  • PIEPER

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    March 27th, 2018
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    March 26, 2018

    FORT PERCE, FL – Jody Alan Pieper, took God’s hand and ascended to Heaven on March 20th, 2018, at home in Fort Pierce Florida at the young age of 40.

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  • SCALES MOUND FFA CHAPTER HOSTED THEIR ANNUAL BANQUET ON TUESDAY, MARCH 6TH

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    March 23rd, 2018
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    SCALES MOUND, IL – On March 6th, the Scales Mound FFA Chapter hosted our annual banquet at the school. Russell and Ronald Allen prepared roasted pork loin which was complemented with very dairy mashed potatoes and corn prepared by Judy Carscallen of the Scales Mound kitchen staff. A wide selection of delicious desserts and salads provided by FFA members and their families completed the meal. During the program our generous donors were recognized along with the hard working FFA members that received their designated degrees.

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  • U OF I EXTENSION ALONG WITH THE JO DAVIESS COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS PRESENT SPRING BREAK GARDENING

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    March 23rd, 2018
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    ELIZABETH, IL – The Jo Daviess County Extension Staff along with the Jo Daviess County Master Gardeners are busy planning their annual Spring Break Gardening Day. This year the event is being held on Saturday, April 14th, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. The event is being held at the CTE Academy, 950 US Highway 20 W. Elizabeth, Illinois. There will be a $20.00 registration fee that will include refreshments, lunch and handouts.

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  • SCALES MOUND FFA TRAP SHOOTING TEAM RECEIVES GRANT FROM NRA

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    March 23rd, 2018
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    SCALES MOUND, IL – On Tuesday, March 6th, during their annual FFA banquet, the Scales Mound FFA Trap Shooting Team received a grant worth $6,487.45 from Friends of the NRA. The team received a grant for the third straight year and the funds are to be used for clay pigeons, shotgun shells, eye and hearing protection including visors and electronic ear muffs and First Aid items.

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  • PIRATE COMPETITOR OF THE WEEK

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    March 23rd, 2018
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    GALENA, IL – Junior Evelyn Larson is this week’s Pirate Competitor of the Week sponsored by Galena Culver’s and the Galena Gazette. Evelyn was selected for her stellar performance at the WYSE
    (Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering) Sectionals at
    Northern Illinois University. She finished third in the math
    competition while competing against many other tough schools!
    Evelyn was honored with a gift basket from the Galena Culver’s, as well as a newspaper courtesy of the Galena Gazette. Evelyn Larson and Galena Culver’s Ben Kammes are pictured.

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  • GIRLS/BOYS TRACK

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    March 23rd, 2018
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    GIRLS TRACK TUESDAY, MARCH 13TH BYRON INDOOR INVITE TEAM SCORES: Le-Win/Pearl City 64, Byron 48, Stillman Valley 23, Winnebago 9

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  • BLACKHAWKS OF THE MONTH

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    March 23rd, 2018
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    STOCKTON, IL – This year we will recognize Stockton Middle School students each month that are going above and beyond to display our Blackhawk Way expectations. They have been nominated for special acts of being Respectful, Responsible and Safe. Blackhawks of the Month are: (L to R) 8th Callie Roberts, 7th Maddie Harbach,
    6th Bennett Graves and 5th Elijah Haas.

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  • ILLINOIS BANK MAKES SECOND LARGEST DONATION TO DATE TO GALENA ARC’S CAPITAL CAMPAIGN

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    March 23rd, 2018
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    GALENA, IL – Illinois Bank and Trust has made a significant donation in support of the Galena ARC and their Capital Campaign. The bank announced a donation of $50,000 to Galena ARC during a check presentation at their Gear Street location. The donation is the campaign’s second largest to date. The Galena ARC Capital Campaign is an ongoing effort to raise funds for much needed facilities and programs expansion. lllinois Bank and Trust believes in supporting growth in Galena and surrounding communities and is proud to support the Galena ARC, an organization that provides essential services to many Illinois Bank and Trust employees, their families and IBT customers.

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  • SEVEN ADVANCE FROM FFA PROFICIENCY CONTEST

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    March 22nd, 2018
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    SCALES MOUND, IL – On February 19th, Scales Mound Ag students competed in Pearl City at the Section 1 FFA Proficiency contest. The Proficiency contest is based on a student completing a Supervised Agricultural Experience Project (SAE) in which they track their time, duties, income, and costs for a full year in the project area of their choice. There are currently 50+ projects available for competition in Illinois.

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  • APPLE RIVER SESQUICENTENNIAL TRIVIA

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    March 22nd, 2018
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    APPLE RIVER, IL – Apple River, Illinois is celebrating their Sesquicentennial this year with a year long celebration. Last week’s questions were: Question 1. Tony Williams was Apple River’s last barber. Where was his barber shop located? 112 West Railroad Street (west of Post Office) Question 2. Who was the owner/operator of New Reflections Beauty Shop? Sandy Gerber Each week we will have two trivia questions/photos.

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  • TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC AT YOUR LIBRARY ON MARCH 24TH

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    March 22nd, 2018
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    GALENA, IL ­ On Saturday, March 24th at 2:00 p.m., the Galena Public Library will host the music group, Ballyheigue. Ballyheigue is a six piece Irish band specializing in traditional instrumental and vocal Irish songs. Comprised of family members Jim, Alison and Emily Ott with Rob McCullough, Seth Enz, and Carl Droessler, they have played at various locations around Dubuque, including the Annual Irish Hooley Music Festival and at the Mississippi Moon Bar where they recently opened for the famed Celtic music group, Gaelic Storm.

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  • STENCILING AND STAMPING WITH THICKENED DYE WORKSHOP

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    March 22nd, 2018
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    CEDARVILLE, IL – Take a Workshop at the Stephenson County Fiber Art Fair on Saturday, April 14th, 2018! Use unique thickened dye with stencils and stamps to create beautiful art on a small Rambouillet wool felt bag or wool sock blank of your choice. No experience necessary.
    Stenciling and Stamping with Thickened Dye
    9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; $25
    Kathy Koning McClure
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    Minimum two students/
    Maximum fifteen students
    Register online or a grab brochure and mail in your workshop registration.

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  • MONROE CLINIC BREAKS GROUND ON NEW DURAND BRANCH CLINIC

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    March 22nd, 2018
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    MONROE, WI – Monroe Clinic is pleased to announce it will break ground on a new branch clinic in Durand, Illinois on Tuesday April 3rd, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. A short ground breaking ceremony will take place to celebrate the bright future of health care excellence in the Durand community. The gathering will take place at the new building site, which is right next to the current Monroe Clinic Branch location on 400 South Center Street in Durand.

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  • SMITH

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    March 17th, 2018
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    March 17, 2018

    WAUPACA, WI – Janetta Mae Smith, 91, of Waupaca, Wisconsin passed away on Thursday, March 15th, 2018 at ThedaCare Medical Center-Waupaca, under the care of Hospice Services.

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  • GLAD RAGS BOUTIQUE FORMAL WEAR GETS READY FOR THEIR 10TH PROM SEASON

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    March 16th, 2018
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    STOCKTON, IL – Glad Rags Boutique in Stockton Illinois is gearing up for their 10th year at serving area schools with Tuxedo Rental Services. Do you have a teenager planning to go to Prom this year? Glad Rags will be holding a Prom Prep Open House to help encourage early ordering of tuxedos for this event. They will be extending their hours on Thursday, March 15th and Friday, March 16th until 7:00 p.m. each of these evenings to accommodate more time for tuxedo fittings.

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  • BANGOR SENDS BLACK HAWK HOME WITH SILVER

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    March 16th, 2018
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    GREEN BAY, WI – The Bangor Cardinals would again be the team that would take a state title away from the Black Hawk Warriors this school year. In the Division 7 Football playoffs Bangor knocked off Black Hawk 37-14 and like the girls basketball team the Warriors football team went into the championship game with a unblemished record.

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  • CULVER’S SHARE NIGHT RAISED $337.50 WITH THE APPLE TREE PROJECT

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    March 15th, 2018
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    GALENA, IL – We had a Share Night on Tuesday, March 6th with Apple Tree Project. The individuals in the picture are: left to right: Culver’s Nathaniel Liebherr, Pam McKinsey, Rev. Stacy Cavanaugh, Darlene Rosenthal, Fran Rosenthal and Culver’s Devin Westemeier. Partnering together we were able to raise $337.50.

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  • BLUEBIRD NEST NATURE CENTER OPENS MARCH 21ST FOR ITS FIFTH YEAR!

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    DARLINGTON, WI – Nathan Wiegel, Middle School Science teacher at Darlington Elementary Middle School, will be the first speaker of 2018 at the Bluebird Nest Nature Center, 308 Main Street, Darlington, on Monday, March 19th, at 7:00 p.m. He will be discussing Wisconsin’s unique Driftless area.

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  • TRAIN PROGRAMS AT LENA HISTORICAL SOCIETY ON SUNDAY, MARCH 18TH

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    LENA, IL – The Lena Historical Society will host a program featuring trains on Sunday, March 18th at 2:00 p.m. Jerry Pyfer will present “Tales of the Illinois Central Gulf” and “We Didn’t Always Haul Freight” Jerry was employed by the Milwaukee Road and then the Illinois Central Gulf for ten years.

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  • STATE REPRESENTATIVE BRIAN STEWART ENDORSES ANDREW CHESNEY

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    March 15th, 2018
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    Freeport, IL — 89th District State Representative Brian Stewart is announcing his endorsement of Andrew Chesney’s campaign for the 89th District seat. If elected, Chesney will succeed Stewart who is running for the State Senate. Stewart’s endorsement in the March 20th Primary is a significant development in the race. “I have worked hard in the Illinois House to introduce and support legislation that will help all of northwest Illinois and it is critical that we have the right person to continue that leadership.”

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  • DAVID STOCKER AT UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH OF STOCKTON

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    STOCKTON, IL – David Stocker (on right), led the sing-along in the Patterson Room at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Stockton which followed the March 4th service at which David presided. Members of the church who joined him were (left to right) Dan Metzger, Tyler Rockwell and friend Mike Barr. David is a Masters graduate of Yale University School of Drama, an actor/singer/multi-instrumentalist who has performed across the country and abroad.

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  • CLINE

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    March 14, 2018

    APPLE RIVER, IL – Iola M. Cline, 96, passed away on Tuesday, February, 27, 2018 at the Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County in Darlington, Wisconsin.

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  • STATE REPRESENTATIVE TONY MCCOMBIE ENDORSES ANDREW CHESNEY

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    March 14th, 2018
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    FREEPORT, IL — State Representative Tony McCombie has endorsed Andrew Chesney for State Representative in the 89th Illinois House District. Representative McCombie is serving her first term in the Illinois legislature. Representative McCombie is a small business owner and former Mayor of Savanna.

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  • APPLE RIVER SESQUICENTENNIAL TRIVIA

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    March 14th, 2018
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    APPLE RIVER, IL – Apple River, Illinois is celebrating their Sesquicentennial this year with a year long celebration. Last week’s questions were: Question 1. What was the name of Apple River’s official newspaper during the Centennial (1968)?

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  • KIMBERLY TAYLOR JOINS FREEPORT DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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    March 14th, 2018
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    FREEPORT, IL – Freeport Downtown Development Foundation (FDDF) is proud to announce that Kimberly Taylor has joined the board of directors. Taylor recently purchased and renovated a downtown building for her growing real estate business. “I’ve been an integral part of the Freeport community for over 15 years and excited to be back downtown!

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  • CHESNEY ANNOUNCES ENDORSEMENT FROM FREEPORT POLICE CHIEF

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    March 14th, 2018
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    Freeport, IL — Freeport Police Chief Todd Barkalow has endorsed Andrew Chesney for State Representative in the 89th Illinois House District. Barkalow has served with the Freeport Police Department since 1993 and was appointed chief of that department in 2014. He is a longtime resident of the 89th Illinois House District.

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  • 36TH ANNUAL REGIONAL SPELLING BEE RESULTS

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    March 14th, 2018
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    PEARL CITY, IL – The 36th Annual Regional Spelling Bee was held at the Pearl City school small gym at 7:00 p.m. on February 20th, 2018. There were 26 participants representing the 1st and 2nd place winners from area schools. Caroline Otto, 8th grader, from the Northern Illinois Christian Home Educators (NICHE) won first place.

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  • JO DAVIESS COUNTY LONGBEARDS AWARD ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP AND HUNTING HERITAGE GRANT AT 2018 ANNUAL BANQUET

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    GALENA, IL – The Jo Daviess County Longbeards, a chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), was pleased to award the NWTF Academic Scholarship and Hunting Heritage Grant for 2018 at their annual banquet held recently in Galena. Kelsey King, daughter of Eugene and Barbara King of Stockton was the winner of this year’s annual Academic Scholarship.

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  • MUSIC AT MCCOY RETURNS!

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    SHULLSBURG, WI – Garrett Hillary will be returning to McCoy Public Library Wednesday, March 21st. If you missed his last performance, then this is your chance· to find out what everyone has been talking about. If you were here in September, then you will certainly want to return!

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  • BROAD IDEAS: WOMEN’S HERSTORY NIGHT!

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    March 14th, 2018
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    GALENA, IL – As March is Women’s History month, the Broad Ideas exhibit is presenting HerStory Night, an event that celebrates women and their history, on Sunday, March 18th, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Galena Center for the Arts. Bringing history to life, there will be readings about the lives of six local women, ranging from ages 90 to 102, who were interviewed about their lives as they grew up in the early part of the 20th Century.

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  • COMMUNITY BANK DONATES TO SUMMER READING PROGRAM AT WARREN PUBLIC LIBRARY

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    March 6th, 2018
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    WARREN, IL – As the calendar turns to March, our thoughts at the library turn to warmer weather and preparing for our Summer Reading Program! This year’s theme is “Reading Takes You Everywhere,” and it’s sure to be a lot of fun with so many great prizes for our participants. We’re especially thankful to Diane Ege and the Community Bank for our first Summer Reading donation of 2018!

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  • BROSHOUS FAMILY AUTO IS NOW WAGNER AUTOMOTIVE INC.

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    March 6th, 2018
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    STOCKTON, IL – Effective Thursday, March 1st Broshous Family Auto is now Wagner Automotive, Inc. Paul Broshous had been looking for a buyer for the business to keep the same small town values. He found one in Chad and Lindsey Wagner of Lena. Chad and Lindsey have their auto service and sales store in Lena and had been looking to expand the auto sales department when Paul came with an offer.

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  • BRINKMEIER

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    March 2, 2018

    LENA, IL – Craig D. Brinkmeier age 34, passed away surrounded by his family on Thursday, February 22, 2018.

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  • MOHRBACHER

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    March 1, 2018

    APPLE RIVER, IL – Kristine K. Mohrbacher (Nelson) passed away on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at Waverly Place in Stockton.

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  • LE-WIN/STOCKTON’S KUEHL BRINGS HOME THE GOLD

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    CHAMPAIGN, IL – Le-Win/Stockton was well represented at the State Finals with the biggest representative being Ian Kuehl who won the state championship in the heavyweight division in Class 1A. Kuehl took a 47-1 record to Champaign after finishing third last year he wouldn’t be denied this year as he pinned each of his four opponents over the weekend.

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  • DOWDING

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    February 19, 2018

    MOBERLY, MO — Betty Jean Dowding, aged 91, passed away quietly and peacefully at her home, and into the arms of her Lord and Savior, on January 7th, 2018.

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  • KIDS’ MUSICIAN, AUTHOR TO PERFORM AT THE LIBRARY

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    February 18th, 2018
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    GALENA, IL – Mauro Magellan, a Monroe, Wisconsin, based musician, author and illustrator, will be performing a musical storytime for families with children up to age nine at the Galena Public Library on Monday, February 19th at 2:00 p.m. Magellan’s library performance will be centered around his latest book and CD, Felicia and the Rat, a story about a rat finding acceptance as a musician in a band of cats.

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  • PIE BAKING AND SOUP TASTING CONTEST AT THE LENA AMERICAN LEGION

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    February 18th, 2018
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    LENA, IL – Winners were first place, Shelby Clark of Lena, Illinois with her blueberry pie, second place ,Shirley Boyer of Stockton, Illinois with her peach pie and third place, Jean Turner of German Valley, Illinois with her apple pie. The pie baking contest was held on Saturday, January 27th and on Sunday, January 28th a soup tasting was held. The soups rated the best were Cheesy Ham and Rice, Sauerkraut, Brown Jug and Cheeseburger.

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  • MONROE CLINIC AND HOSPITAL FOUNDATION WELCOMES NEW DIRECTOR

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    February 18th, 2018
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    MONROE, WI – Monroe Clinic and Hospital Foundation is pleased to welcome Jane Sybers as its new executive director. Sybers, a Monticello resident, has already demonstrated her passion for the Foundation’s mission, having served on its board since 2016. During her 20 years as owner of The Dining Room, a beloved, award-winning restaurant in Monticello, Sybers won the Green County Entrepreneurial Spirit Award.

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  • BRYCE REEG TO BE FEATURED AT SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE

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    February 16th, 2018
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    GALENA, IL – February’s Songwriters Showcase at the Galena Center for the Arts will feature Bryce Reeg on Thursday, February 15th at 7:00 p.m. Songwriter Bryce Reeg is 24 years old and was raised in Bellevue, Iowa. He picked up the guitar when he was 12 and started singing and playing acoustic gigs when he was 16, which ultimately became his job to the current day.

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  • “NEULAND” DOCUMENTARY FILM PRESENTED ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17TH

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    February 16th, 2018
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    GALENA, IL – On Saturday, February 17th at 2:00 p.m. the Galena Public Library will screen the documentary film, “Neuland.” Meet the young students in Mr. Zingg’s integration class. Separated from their families and in many cases traumatized by events in their home countries, these migrants from around the world already have arduous journeys behind them.

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  • CADENZA TO SING AT THE GALENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS

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    February 16th, 2018
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    GALENA, IL – Cadenza will be performing its first full concert in the area at the Galena Center for the Arts on Sunday, February 18th, at 2:00 p.m. In 2012, the Dubuque Chorale added a chamber choir called Dubuque Chorale Cadenza. This mixed voice group of 16-24 select singers, directed by Bob Demaree, performs for community service organizations and other community events and also presents pieces at regular Chorale concerts.

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  • MOOTE

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    February 14, 2018

    FREEPORT, IL — Earle M. Moote, 76, of Freeport, passed away, very unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at Mercy Health Hospital in Rockford.

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  • IT’S CURTAIN TIME FOR THE ORANGEVILLE THEATER

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    February 9th, 2018
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    ORANGEVILLE, IL – The Mighty Richland Players in Orangeville have set their 2018 season and are well into rehearsals for the winter show, “Let Him Sleep ‘Til It’s Time for His Funeral.” This comedy has an ensemble cast and crew, and brings together people from McHenry, Pearl City, Freeport, Monroe and Orangeville. The show synopsis is about a man who is anxious about turning fifty. His wife, trying to be funny and to also show her husband how much he is loved, plans a funeral for him.

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  • GEOGRAPHY BEE AT SCALES MOUND SCHOOL DISTRICT

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    February 9th, 2018
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    SCALES MOUND, IL – On Friday, January 19th, students in grades 4th-8th participated in the annual National Geographic Geography Bee. Students earned the privilege of competing in the final competition by remaining as one of the last two contestants in their own grade level preliminary bee. Shown are the finalists from these grades.

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  • KATIE MEUSEL NAMED AS ICAHN’S ‘OUTSTANDING YOUNG LEADER’

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    February 9th, 2018
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    CHAMPAIGN, IL – Katie Meusel, RN, BSN, Clinic Manager, Midwest Medical Center, Galena, was named the Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network’s 2017 “Outstanding Young Leader” during ceremonies held November 14th at the I Hotel and Conference Center, Champaign, Illinois. “ICAHN’s ‘Outstanding Young Leader’ award is granted to those role models, agents of change, and health innovators who not only shape policy but engage others in successful teamwork,” said Pat Schou, ICAHN Executive Director.

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  • SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER SHAUN GALLAGHER SUPPORTS FRICKE IN THE STATE REPRESENTATIVE RACE

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    February 9th, 2018
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    GERMAN VALLEY, IL – Shaun Gallagher, German Valley Board member and Forrestville Valley School Board member, announced that he is endorsing Republican Steve Fricke for State Representative to the 89th House District seat. Gallagher is also a small business owner and Professional Civil Engineer in both the private and public sectors. “I am proud to show my support for Steve Fricke for State Representative” said Gallagher.

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  • STEPHENSON COUNTY SHERIFF ENDORSES CHESNEY

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    February 9th, 2018
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    FREEPORT, IL — Stephenson County Sheriff Dave Snyders has announced his support for Republican state representative candidate Andrew Chesney in the upcoming election in the 89th Illinois House District. The five-term incumbent is the latest in a growing number of locally elected officials in northwest Illinois who have endorsed Chesney. Snyders has been a law enforcement officer since 1978 and was first elected as Stephenson County’s sheriff in 1998.

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  • GALENA FARMERS MARKET DONATION TO FOOD PANTRY

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    February 9th, 2018
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    GALENA, IL – A donation was made yesterday by the Galena MarketPlace to the United Churches of Galena Food Pantry in the amount of $317.55. The funds were raised by the ‘Soup For a Cause’ event at the January 17th Winter Farmers Market at the Galena Middle School.

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  • PIRATE COMPETITOR OF THE WEEK IS SAMI WASMUND

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    February 9th, 2018
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    GALENA, IL – Sophomore basketball standout Sami Wasmund is this week’s Pirate Competitor of the Week sponsored by Galena Culver’s and the Galena Gazette. Wasmund put together her three best games of the season last week. She set her career high with 16 points and added 12 rebounds in a big win on Tuesday at East Dubuque. On Thursday, she broke her career high with 19 points at Eastland.

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  • JDCF ANNOUNCES FREE WINTER WILDLIFE AND EAGLE TOURS: BEHIND THE GATES AT LOST MOUND

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    February 9th, 2018
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    SAVANNA, IL – Beginning in mid-February, volunteers from JDCF will be hosting our annual winter wildlife and eagle watching tours at the Lost Mound Unit of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge just north of Savanna, Illinois. All tours begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Savanna Depot Park (formerly the Savanna Army Depot) on Route 84 South.

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  • DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES GRANT FUELS EXPANSION OF MONROE CLINIC RESIDENCY PROGRAM

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    February 9th, 2018
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    MONROE, WI – A recent grant by the Department of Health Services (DHS) will fund Monroe Clinic’s expansion of their rural family medicine residency program. The $310,000 grant will allow the program to expand from its current six residents to a total of eight residents. “In the past year, our applications for the residency program have doubled. Word is spreading, as young doctors become acquainted with the appeal of our mission-driven culture in a friendly, close-knit community,” said Lori Rodefeld, Monroe Clinic Medical Education Coach.

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  • FREEPORT MAYOR ENDORSES CHESNEY FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE

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    February 1st, 2018
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    FREEPORT, IL — Republican candidate for the 89th Illinois House seat Andrew Chesney secured a highly coveted endorsement today with the announcement that Freeport Mayor Jodi Miller will be supporting his campaign in this election. The co-owner and manager of Freeport’s iconic Union Dairy ice cream parlor was elected handily in April of 2017 with 54% of the vote in a three-way race.

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  • JO DAVIESS COUNTY REPUBLICANS HOST ANNUAL LINCOLN DAY DINNER

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    February 1st, 2018
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    Galena, IL – Jo Daviess Republican County Chairman Mike Dittmar announced their Annual Lincoln Day Dinner will be held Friday, February 2nd at Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa. Social Hour will begin at 5:00 p.m. and dinner and program will begin at 6:00 p.m. “I am extremely honored to have Erika Harold, candidate for Illinois Attorney General as our keynote speaker,” Dittmar said.

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  • THE BATTLE AT THE APPLE RIVER FORT ON JANUARY 27TH AT APPLE RIVER FORT STATE HISTORIC SITE

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    January 27th, 2018
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    ELIZABETH, IL – On June 24, 1832, a small, outnumbered company of northern Illinois militiamen and their families successfully defended their civilian-built fort against two hundred warriors led by the great Sauk tribal leader known as Black Hawk. On Saturday, January 27th, Apple River Fort State Historic Site in Elizabeth hosts speaker Robert A. Braun for a fresh look at this dramatic episode of the 1832 Black Hawk War.

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  • EVERYDAY MYSTERIES ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 27TH

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    January 27th, 2018
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    GALENA, IL – Karen Stockwell, an author and fiber artist, will have a book signing and reading on Saturday afternoon, January 27, 2:00 p.m. at the Galena Center for the Arts. Everyday Mysteries, a collection of poetry, delves into the nature of love, making sense of a violent world, and how to nurture ourselves and our families, discovering the meaning of our lives along the way. She will also display her current artistic endeavor of marbling, both on paper and fabric, which was used in the cover design of her book.

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  • CULVER’S SHARE NIGHT RAISED $321.21 WITH GALENA MIDDLE SCHOOL 8TH GRADE

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    January 27th, 2018
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    GALENA, IL – We had our Share Night on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 with Galena Middle School 8th Grade. In the picture from left to right: Culver’s team member Sara Benson, Ethan Hefel, McKayla Turner, Tristan Jansen and Culver’s team member Lacey Montgomery.
    Partnering together we were able to raise $321.21.

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  • APPLE RIVER STATE BANK CELEBRATES 70TH ANNIVERSARY

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    January 27th, 2018
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    APPLE RIVER, IL – 2018 marks the 70th anniversary of Apple River State Bank. The bank is the only locally owned, independent community bank chartered in Jo Daviess County. Apple River State Bank has six convenient locations and 30 ATMs, the largest network in Jo Daviess County. In 1946, the community of Apple River had no bank at the time.

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  • BLAIR

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    WARREN, IL — Clara A. Blair, 82, of Warren, Illinois passed away at her home on January 24th, 2018.

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  • HELLER

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    STOCKTON, IL – Dalvin Eugene Heller, age 84, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family on Sunday, January 21, 2018.

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  • DINNER AND BOOKS – AND SHOPPING LOCAL!

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    January 18th, 2018
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    GALENA, IL – The Galena Winter Farmers Market is starting the year with a book swap and ‘Soup for a Cause’ on January 17th, 4:00 to 6:30 p.m., at the Galena Middle School Commons. Visitors can bring some books – take some books, sit and read or have dinner with their friends before and after shopping at the market. Nothing goes better than soup and sandwiches in this weather!

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  • BLACKHAWKS OF THE MONTH

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    January 18th, 2018
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    STOCKTON, IL – This year we will recognize Stockton Middle School students each month that are going above and beyond to display our Blackhawk Way expectations. They have been nominated for special acts of being Respectful, Responsible and Safe. Blackhawks of the Month are: (L to R) 5th Jacob Harbach, 6th Jared Dvorak,
    7th Olivia Harnish and 8th Austin Chumbler

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  • PIRATE COMPETITOR OF THE WEEK

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    January 18th, 2018
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    GALENA, IL – Sophomore Boys Basketball player Henry Anderson is this week’s Pirate Competitor of the Week sponsored by Galena Culver’s and the Galena Gazette. Anderson continued his solid season for the JV Pirates, scoring fourteen points in a close loss to East Dubuque on Tuesday and nine points against Le-Win on Friday.

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  • COUSINS COMPETE AT SECTION 1 FFA AGRONOMY CDE AND GRAINING JUDGING

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    January 18th, 2018
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    LANARK, IL – Cousins Emma Bower, (left) Le-Win FFA and Rebecca Kempel, (right) Eastland FFA prepare fall produce to be judged at the Section 1 FFA Agronomy CDE and grain judging held November 27, 2017 at Eastland High School. Several varieties of squash, pumpkins, gourds and decorative corn were shown by the girls.

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  • SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE FEATURES RIVER GLEN ON JANUARY 18TH

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    GALENA, IL – The Galena Center for the Arts will feature River Glen at the Songwriter Showcase on January 18th at 7:00 p.m. River Glen is a deft songwriter and powerhouse multi-instrumentalist from Dubuque, Iowa. He creates lyrically-driven music that blends elements of folk, pop, rootsy-rock, blues and hip-hop. His performances are upbeat, engaging and tasty like biscuits and gravy.

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  • SCALES MOUND FFA MEMBERS HAVE BEEN BUSY COMPETING IN CAREER DEVELOPMENT EVENTS IN THE LAST MONTH

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    January 18th, 2018
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    SCALES MOUND, IL – On December 18th, senior Ryan Schiess and junior Sam Townsend competed in the Job Interview CDE held at Highland Community College in Freeport. In mid-November each selected an advertised job to apply for, then created and submitted a resume and cover letter for that identified position. On the 18th at the contest, each made a phone call to set up an interview, completed a 10-minute interview for the job position, completed a job application, and completed a follow-up letter.

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  • ILLINOIS BICENTENNIAL FLAG RAISING CEREMONY

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    January 18th, 2018
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    SCALES MOUND, IL – On Monday, December 4, 2017, in answer to
    Governor Rauner’s request the Village of Scales Mound participated in
    the statewide Illinois Bicentennial kickoff event by hosting an Illinois
    Bicentennial Flag Raising Ceremony at noon at the Stone House.
    President Davis read a Proclamation endorsing the efforts of Illinois Bicentennial, and the Bicentennial Flag was raised by Margaret Townsend, Village Clerk. Students of Scales Mound School’s
    4th through 8th grades, as well as a number of Village residents
    attended the ceremony. Everyone was encouraged to participate and
    celebrate at events whenever and wherever possible throughout the upcoming year. December 3, 2018 will be Illinois’s 200th birthday.
    Visit Illinois200.com on the web for more information.

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  • SCALES MOUND SPELLING BEE RESULTS

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    January 18th, 2018
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    SCALES MOUND, IL – On Thursday, December, 14th, eighteen Scales Mound spellers competed in the Scales Mound School Bee. Spellers included third graders Alauna Farrey, Ellaina Kostenbader and Halle Wiegel; fourth graders Grace Behlke, Zoie Koehler and Jonathan Reddington; fifth graders Katherine Bilderback, Anika Stadel and Ava Wiederholt; sixth graders Sophia Davis, Kortney Kudronowicz and Anna Wentz; seventh graders Mickayla Bass, Isaac Heffernan and Charles Wiegel; and eighth graders Anna Cogan, Kennedy Kudronowicz and Allison Winter.

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  • JDC FAIR QUEEN KAITLIN ENRIGHT TO COMPETE AT THE 2018 MISS ILLINOIS COUNTY FAIR QUEEN PAGEANT

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    January 18th, 2018
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    Warren, IL – Miss Jo Daviess County Fair Queen Kaitlin Enright will be competing this weekend for the title of 2018 Miss Illinois Fair Queen in Springfield, Illinois. The Pageant takes place January 20th and 21st. This is the 59th annual Miss Illinois County Fair Queen pageant. Kaitlin Lee Enright, daughter of Kris and Brenda Enright of Stockton, Illinois.

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  • WOLFF

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    January 17th, 2018
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    WARREN, IL – Frederick “Fred” Wolff Sr. age 86, passed away on Tuesday January 16th, 2018 at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born February 7th, 1931 to Fred and Ida (Frank) Wolff at home.

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  • WARREN ELEMENTARY CELEBRATES YOUNG AUTHORS

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    January 11th, 2018
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    WARREN, IL – For the fifth straight year, fifth grade students at Warren Elementary have completed books and held an Authors and Illustrators Reception just before Christmas. On December 20th, the students unveiled their works to the world. The thirty-six students were split into four groups and spent ten minutes each at four stations. The four stations included a first official reading, an autograph and photo session, interviews and refreshments.

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  • PIRATE COMPETITOR OF THE WEEK

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    January 11th, 2018
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    GALENA, IL – Freshman Corrina Noble is this week’s Pirate Competitor of the Week sponsored by Galena Culver’s and the Galena Gazette. Last week, Noble averaged 13 points per game and helped lead the Pirates JV Girls Basketball team to a trio of victories with wins over River Valley (34-29), River Ridge (37-27) and Richland Center (41-33).

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  • CARL’S JANUARY BLAST

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    January 11th, 2018
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    GALENA, IL – New Year’s Eve was a dinner on Main Street starting with a straight-up Whiskey Sour and Dry Martini! A great way to start any year. Marilyn and I have spent 65 years bringing in a New Year somewhere and we got to remembering all the people we’ve celebrated with. We toasted a long list of wonderful friends. We stayed up until midnight to see the crystal ball in Times Square and then somehow missed it. Guess we will wait until next year!

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  • WARREN JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL ANNOUNCES ILLINOIS STATE SCHOLARS

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    January 11th, 2018
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    WARREN, IL – Warren Jr/Sr High School is pleased to announce that Rebecca Raab, Anna Riedl, Abigail Schick, and Mason Woodley have been recognized as Illinois State Scholars.

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  • WINTER WARRIORS HOLDS ANNUAL FUNDRAISER WITH HYPNOTIST JIM WAND AT APPLE RIVER EVENT CENTER ON JANUARY 6TH

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    January 11th, 2018
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  • HAVENS

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    January 5, 2018

    ELIZABETH, IL – Marcia Havens, age 59, of Elizabeth, Illinois, passed away Thursday, January 4th, 2018 at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque, Iowa.

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  • 22ND ANNUAL STATELINE FRUIT AND VEGETABLE GROWERS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCED FOR ROCKFORD

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    January 5th, 2018
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    ROCKFORD, IL – Area fruit and vegetable growers will be able to hear about seasonal crop and pest updates this February at the 22nd Annual Stateline Fruit and Vegetable Growers Conference in Rockford. “Our regional fruit and vegetable farms depend on campus resources and information to make the right decision in preparing for their upcoming season.

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  • RIVER RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL ANNOUNCES ILLINOIS STATE SCHOLARS

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    January 5th, 2018
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    HANOVER, IL – River Ridge High School – Principal Mike Foltz is pleased to announce that six River Ridge students have been recognized as 2018-2019 Illinois State Scholars. The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC), the state agency committed to helping to make college accessible and affordable for Illinois families, bestows this prestigious recognition to top Illinois high school students annually.

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  • FREEPORT ART MUSEUM OPENS THE 14TH ANNUAL JURIED SHOW

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    FREEPORT, IL – The 14th annual Regional Juried Exhibition opened at the Freeport Art Museum on November 17th featuring contemporary art by artists living in the tri-state region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin. This exhibition is organized to encourage the creation of new work and provides a venue for emerging and established artists to debut their latest endeavors.

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  • ILLINOIS JOBS DIP IN NOVEMBER

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    CHICAGO, IL – The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced on December 21st the unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.9 percent in November and nonfarm payrolls decreased by -1,100 jobs over-the-month, based on preliminary data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and released by IDES. October job growth was revised up to show a larger gain (+9,300 jobs) than initially reported (+3,400 jobs).

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  • DARLINGTON EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION GRANTS PRESENTED TO A VERY MERRY GROUP OF EDUCATORS

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    January 5th, 2018
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    DARLINGTON, WI – On Friday, December 15th representatives of the Darlington Excellence in Education Advisory Board awarded more than $7,550 for 11 projects that aim to enhance educational experiences for Darlington students. Since its inception in 2003, Darlington Excellence in Education has awarded 117 grants totalling over $80,000!

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  • STOCKTON CHRISTMAS WALK “WALKING IN A WINTER WONDERLAND” WAS A BIG SUCCESS

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  • LBPA AND BEAUTIFICATION COMMITTEE ANNOUCE LENA’S HOMETOWN CHRISTMAS AWARDS

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    LENA, IL – The LBPA and Lena Beautification Committee have awarded the following awards for Lena’s Hometown Christmas. Home Decorating Contest Winners: Best Overall decorating: Kim and Shaun Nordlie 110 Hickory Terrace Judges Choice:

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  • SPECIAL VISITOR COMES TO WARREN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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    WARREN, IL – Jade Downs and William Wild pet Zayda, a three-month old Grant’s zebra. The zebra is owned by Greg and Connie Kruger. Their daughter, Kristy, is pictured holding the zebra. Connie is the special education teacher at Warren Elementary School and
    she brought the zebra to the school on Monday, December 18th
    for all of the children to see.

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  • UBERSOX UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT; ANNOUNCES NEW PROMOTIONS

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    PLATTEVILLE, WI – Ubersox Auto Group announced the following promotions within their company on December 18, 2017. Matt Ubersox, who has been managing the Ubersox PreDriven in Darlington for the last five years was recently promoted to manage Ubersox of Iowa County, a new and used Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and RAM dealership in Barneveld, Wisconsin.

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    KANSAS CITY, MO – Sandra “Sandi” Jo Pohl, 77, of Kansas City, Missouri passed away December 27, 2017 at her home.

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  • REYNOLDS

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    LENA, IL – Daniel “Barney” K. Reynolds, 64 of Lena passed away on December 26, 2017 at his home in Lena surrounded by his loving family.

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  • SCALES MOUND SCHOOL DISTRICT STUDENTS GET A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF FOOD INSECURITY

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    SCALES MOUND, IL – For most students, feeling hungry means getting home late from a basketball practice ready to eat supper. Mrs. Kelly challenged Scales Mound School students to get a better understanding of food insecurity while studying a unit on poverty in the high school cultural geography class.

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  • 2018 NORTHWEST ILLINOIS GRAZING CONFERENCE SLATED FOR MARCH 7TH

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    STOCKTON, IL – The 2018 Northwest Illinois Grazing Conference is scheduled for Wednesday, March 7, 2018 in Stockton, Illinois. Plan to join the University of Illinois Extension for this annual conference from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 223 E Front Avenue, Stockton, Illinois.

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  • STOCKTON FOOD PANTRY RECEIVES A GENEROUS DONATION

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    STOCKTON, IL – Money raised at the Festival of Trees, sponsored by the Stockton Heritage Museum, was presented to Sharon Madden of the Stockton Food Pantry by Ann Coppernoll, Stockton Heritage Museum. Thanks to all who visited the Museum to view the trees on display and make a monetary donation to their favorite tree.
    The proceeds were designated to the Stockton Food Pantry.

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  • EVENT GREATLY BENEFITTED THE GALENA FOOD PANTRY- 109,609 MEALS IN TEN YEARS!

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    GALENA, IL – In 2017, the Winter Hunger event raised enough for 16,634 meals. By the end of 2017 with everyone’s help over ten years, the event has raised $35,075.00. At today’s meal price that comes to 109,609 meals in total. Funding is a continuous need at the Galena Food Pantry. Each month over 19,000 pounds of food move in and out of the Food Pantry. Because the Food Pantry pays no salaries and little in overhead costs as the space and utilities are donated, we all know that virtually 100% of our event’s donation was used to purchase food for people in need.

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  • CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR VETERANS

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    STOCKTON, IL – Commander Heuerman delivered gifts to Bill Klemme at Stockton’s Waverly Place. Members of American Legion Post 449 in Stockton delivered Christmas gifts to veterans at the nursing home. The Post has participated in the program called Gifts to Yanks who Gave for the last nine years. “It’s not the gifts so much
    as the fact that someone remembered their service to our country”
    said Heuerman.

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  • LOCAL AUTHOR IS DEVOTED TO HELPING CHILDREN THROUGH DIFFICULT TIMES

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    DAVIS, IL – Children’s author, Patricia Goodwin McClellan, has written several books for children who are dealing with life’s difficulties. Originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, McClellan now lives in Davis. She started teaching in Indianapolis in1963, and when she moved to Illinois, she taught elementary and junior high in Durand.

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  • BILL HILLS, 93-YEAR-OLD VETERAN, BACK ON THE HORSE

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    December 28th, 2017
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    WARREN, IL – Bill Hills has proven that age is just a state of mind. The 93-year-old veteran worked tirelessly to get himself in shape to ride a horse again after two years of not riding.

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  • JACOBSON

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    APPLE CANYON LAKE, IL — Eleanor Jacobson, 99, formerly of Glen Ellyn and Chicago, Illinois passed away on Christmas

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  • MEIER

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    DUBUQUE, IA – Kenneth L. Meier, age 86, formerly of Apple River, Illinois, passed away Monday, December 18, 2017, at Hawkeye Care Center in Dubuque, Iowa, surrounded by his family.

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  • PIRATE COMPETITOR OF THE WEEK

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    GALENA, IL – Freshman Sam Hesselbacher is this week’s Pirate Competitor of the Week sponsored by Galena Culver’s and the Galena Gazette. Last week, Sam’s play helped the Pirates to an appearance in the Galena JV Basketball Tournament championship game.

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  • BRYNN BOHNSACK SIGNS A LETTER OF INTENT TO PLAY VOLLEYBALL AT LORAS COLLEGE

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    December 22nd, 2017
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    WARREN, IL – Warren star volleyball player Brynn Bohnsack signed her National Letter of Intent to play volleyball at Loras College on Friday, December 15th. With family by her side and her high school teammates looking on, Bohnsack signed her name on the line.

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  • REGISTRATION OPEN FOR UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS EXTENSION’S SMALL FARM WINTER WEBINAR SERIES

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    December 22nd, 2017
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    ELIZABETH, IL – Fields and gardens may soon be snowed over, but winter is the perfect time to develop new skills in small farming and local food production, whether it’s expanding to include new specialty crops or learning the art of high tunnel production. University of Illinois Extension will once again be hosting the Small Farms Winter Webinar Series, featuring practical lunch-hour presentations on small farm enterprises and strategies.

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  • U OF I EXTENSION EDUCATORS RECOGNIZED FOR SMALL FARMS WEBINAR SERIES

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    December 22nd, 2017
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    CHAMPAIGN, IL – University of Illinois Extension Educators that serve Jo Daviess, Stephenson and Winnebago Counties were recognized on a statewide level by University of Illinois Extension for their contributions to the Small Farms Winter Webinar series. “The webinar series lets Extension Educators cover a particular topic for new and experienced fruit, vegetable, livestock and other farmers,” states Grant McCarty, Local Foods and Small Farms Extension Educator and one of the educators recognized for his contributions.

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  • LE-WIN FFA SOCK DRIVE A SUCCESS

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    December 22nd, 2017
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    LENA, IL – The Lena-Winslow FFA Chapter Sponsored a Sock Drive at the High School as a part of the “Socks for Stephenson County Campaign.” The Freeport Salvation Army was in need of socks for the winter months, this is a clothing item that is often overlooked when clothing donations are made.

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  • BLUEBIRD NEST NATURE CENTER TO HOLD LAST PROGRAM OF 2017

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    December 22nd, 2017
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    DARLINGTON, WI – The Last Program of 2017 at the Bluebird Nest Nature Center will be held on December 27th at 7:00 p.m. Michael Sinclair, who is a native of Darlington, Wisconsin, will be presenting his third program at the Bluebird Nest Nature Center, 308 Main Street in Darlington. Michael has studied and worked in the conservation field for many years.

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  • CULVER’S SHARE NIGHT RAISED $258.93 WITH THE GALENA KIWANIS

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    December 22nd, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – We had our Share Night on Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 with Galena Kiwanis. The individuals in the picture from Left to Right: Back row: Jay Dickerson, Dave Duff, Libby Miller and
    Ty Cocagne. Front row: Culver’s team members Nate Liebherr and
    Kristen Bowling. Partnering together we were able to raise $258.93.

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  • FITNESS CENTER OPENS IN GRATIOT, WISCONSIN

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    December 22nd, 2017

    GRATIOT, WI – If you’re looking for a Christmas gift for a loved one or for a gift for yourself to help with upcoming New Year’s resolutions, a membership to the newly opened fitness center in Gratiot might be the perfect gift. The fitness center recently opened inside the former Black Hawk Middle School, located at 5630 Main Street in Gratiot, which also houses the Village offices and library.

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  • MANZULLO BACKS CHESNEY IN 89TH HOUSE RACE

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    December 15th, 2017
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    FREEPORT, IL – Former Republican United States Congressman Don Manzullo has announced he is endorsing Andrew Chesney for State Representative in the 89th Illinois House District. Elected to Congress in 1992, Manzullo represented northwest Illinois for two decades. “I am happy to support Andrew Chesney for State Representative. The 89th District where Andrew is running was a big part of my former congressional district. I know the people there well and I believe that Andrew knows his future constituents and their needs and he will, be their voice in Springfield,” said Manzullo.

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  • CULVER’S SHARE NIGHT RAISED $355.96 WITH TEAM BLOCKBUSTERS

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    December 15th, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – We had our Share Night on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 with Team Blockbusters. In the picture from left to right: Back row: Bailey Stephenson, Taylor Jones, Kate Richardson, Ashton Miller. Middle row: Olivia Richardson, Maddie Glasgow, Madeline Ries. Front row: Culver’s Team Members Robin Leibold and Ben Kammes. Partnering together were able to raise $355.96.

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  • LENA-WINSLOW FFA 3RD IN SECTION CDE

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    December 15th, 2017
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    LENA, IL – Do you know what alfalfa seeds look like? How about a juvenile burdock weed? Do you know what a anemometer is? FFA members do! Fifteen members of the Lena-Winslow FFA recently competed in the Section One Agronomy CDE held on November 27th. The competitors were a mix of Greenhands, sophomores, junior and seniors in the agriculture department.

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  • KROGMAN SIGNED LETTER OF INTENT TO PLAY FOR CLARKE COLLEGE

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    December 15th, 2017
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    LANARK, IL – Katie Krogman, Eastland High School Senior and middle hitter for the 2016 Class 1A Volleyball State Runner Up, signed her letter of intent on November 29, 2017 to play for Clarke College in Dubuque, Iowa next year. Katie is the daughter of Pat and Becky Krogman.

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  • ALLEN JOINS GGMI TEAM TO EXPAND GROUP SALES

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    December 15th, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – Jay Allen has joined the Greater Galena Marketing Inc. administrative team as director of sales. GGMI is the official destination marketing organization for Galena and Jo Daviess County, Illinois. “Jay has a great reputation in the industry, a diverse history in the group sales business and a tremendous attitude and work ethic,” said GGMI President and CEO Chris Hamilton.

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  • AWARD-WINNING CHILDREN’S BOOK AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT HIGHER GROUNDS DECEMBER 15TH

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    December 15th, 2017
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    FREEPORT, IL – Local author, Kim Rosenstiel, will be holding a book signing for her award-winning children’s book, “The Three Kittens.” She will be at Higher Grounds in Freeport on Friday, December 15th from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. for an author meet-and-greet, and will have her books available for purchase and personal-signing. Her children’s book, “The Three Kittens” won Best in Category for children’s books in the 2017 Graphics Excellence Awards competition for the Great Lakes Graphics Association.

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  • PHYSICS FIELD TRIP TO UW-PLATTEVILLE

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    December 15th, 2017
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    PLATTEVILLE, WI – On November 6th, Scales Mound High School physics students traveled to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville to hear a presentation by Dr. James P. Hamilton. His presentation was “From the Lab to the Marketplace: Nanotechnology and Contamination Control in Photonics and Aerospace.”

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  • CARL’S DECEMBER BLAST

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    December 15th, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – Back home in Galena…after a relaxing Thanksgiving holiday with family in Chicago where the next generation of McDowells took over the turkey feast. And did a fine job of it, too! I watched the Bears on Sunday, oh my! Then we finished our stay with two glorious evenings at the Lyrie Opera. On Wednesday we saw Bezet’s “Pearl Fishers” which has my most favorite Tenor/Baritone duet and I have to be careful not to hum along.

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  • HISTORIC US ROUTE 20: AMERICA’S LONGEST HIGHWAY

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    December 15th, 2017
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    LENA, IL – Bryan Farr, founder and president of The Historic US Route Association will present “Historic US Route 20: America’s Longest Highway” on Wednesday, October 11th at The Lena Historical Society located at 427 Grove street, Lena.

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  • PIRATE COMPETITOR OF THE WEEK

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    December 15th, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – Senior Choir member Meghan Flynn is this week’s Pirate Competitor of the Week sponsored by Galena Culver’s and the Galena Gazette. For the second straight year, Meghan was named to the ILMEA All-State Choir. In October, Meghan auditioned for, and was named to the District 8 Honors Choir.

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  • LOCAL FUND OFFERS COMMUNITY GRANTS

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    December 15th, 2017
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    DARLINGTON, WI – A local charitable organization, the DUWI Fund, is now accepting grant applications. The DUWI Fund is accepting applications for projects that serve the greater Darlington area. Projects may include enhancement of parks and public spaces, historic and cultural preservation, youth activities and facilities, education, the arts, and health and human services.

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  • OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD 2017 WAS A GREAT SUCCESS!

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    December 15th, 2017
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    STOCKTON, IL – Operation Christmas Child for the year 2017, was held the week of November 13th-21st. Our local area community collected 1,213 boxes. Northwest Illinois collected 14,300 boxes. Towns included in this project were Elizabeth, Stockton, Galena, Milledgeville, Lena, Lanark, Apple River, Illinois, Browntown, Gratiot, Argyle and Darlington, Wisconsin.

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  • “MIRACLE ON MAIN” AT LENA’S HOMETOWN CHRISTMAS WAS A HUGE SUCCESS

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  • WARREN CHRISTMAS WALK HELD ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 4TH

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  • MARK

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    December 13, 2017

    LaGRANGE PARK, IL – Lawrence and Eileen Mark had two children. Kenneth was their first child and Lorraine, who was born in Berwyn, Illinois, on March 9, 1935, their second.

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  • ESHLEMAN

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    FREEPORT, IL – Doris Eshleman, 86, of Freeport and formerly of Stockton, Illinois, passed away on December 9, 2017 at Liberty Village.

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  • PIRATE COMPETITOR OF THE WEEK

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    GALENA, IL – 8th Grade basketball player Payton LuGrain is this week’s Pirate Competitor of the Week sponsored by Galena Culver’s and the Galena Gazette. Payton helped to lead the 8th grade team to a 4-0 record for the week, including a 40-39 win over East Dubuque, a team they had not beaten previously.

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  • BLUE JACKETS, GOLD STANDARDS AT SCALES MOUND

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    SCALES MOUND, IL – Over the past couple of months, Scales Mound FFA members have had several opportunities to advance their leadership skill set. Students in grades 6th-12th have attended conferences and hosted our Section FFA Officer team and State FFA Vice-President Rob Janssen.

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  • ANNOUNCING THE FOURTH ANNUAL GALENA LITFEST: BESTSELLING AUTHOR COMING TO GALENA

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    GALENA, IL – On Saturday, January 13, 2018 the Galena Public Library will host Galena LitFest, an all day event sponsored by the Friends of the Galena Public Library at the Desoto House Hotel. The schedule of events will include writers’ workshops, a “Tea with Jane Austen,” and the annual “Dining with the Authors,” featuring this year’s Soon to be Famous Illinois Author award winner, Daniel Rosenberg and the New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini.

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  • SAVE THE DATE ON FEBRUARY 14TH – APPLE TREE PRUNING 2.0

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    December 7th, 2017
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    ELIZABETH, IL – Plan now to attend the next apple tree pruning course this winter. The class will be held on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in Elizabeth. If you are interested in registering look for the registration page and more information to come in the next couple of weeks. Please call us at 815-858-2273 with any questions you may have.

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  • KYLEE RUTER AWARDED AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY HERO AWARD

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    SHANNON, IL – Julia Moore of Lena, serving the National level of the American Legion Auxiliary as Central Division Children and Youth Chairman for 2016-2017, presented five year old Kylee Ruter of Shannon with the American Legion Auxiliary Hero Award.

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  • HAMILTON IS NEW TRI-STATE TOURISM COUNCIL PRESIDENT

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    GALENA, IL – The Tri-State Tourism Council has chosen Chris Hamilton, President and CEO of Greater Galena Marketing Inc., to serve as president of the coalition of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin travel industry leaders. The Tri-State Tourism Council embraces a regional tourism approach, marketing the area under the Upper Mississippi River Valley branding.

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  • ROWE

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    STOCKTON, IL – Donald L. Rowe age 86, of Stockton, formerly of Apple River passed away at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday December 2, 2017 at his home with his family and a special friend Dixie Wand at his side.

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  • AREA ORGANIZATIONS RECEIVE FUNDS FOR HELPING WITH MASSBACH RIDGE HARVEST

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    November 30th, 2017
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    WARREN, IL – A dozen area organizations earned their portion of nearly $8,000 by picking grapes for Massbach Ridge Winery this September. “We love to see the people from the area each year come out and enjoy themselves in the vines helping us bring in the harvest,” says thrilled owner and winemaker Peggy Harmston.

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  • STUDENT LAUREATES WERE HONORED NOVEMBER 11TH BY LINCOLN ACADEMY

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    SPRINGFIELD, IL – The top students representing Illinois’ colleges and universities were honored by The Lincoln Academy of Illinois during the annual Student Laureate Convocation at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 11th at the Old State Capitol State Historic Site in Springfield. This was the 43rd year The Lincoln Academy has celebrated students’ excellence in Illinois. Governor Bruce Rauner, the President of the Lincoln Academy and First Lady Diana Rauner presented each student with a certificate of merit, a Lincoln medallion and a $1,000 check from The Lincoln Academy.

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  • PANTHERS WIN THIRD STATE TITLE

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    DEKALB, IL – Both Tuscola and Le-Win were no strangers to state championship games as the Warriors were making their sixth appearance while the Panthers were in their third title game. Le-Win took home the championship in 2010 and 2013 while the Warriors had two titles and three second place finishes. The Class 1A game started at ten o’clock in the mourning and it would be one of three games that would go down to the wire to decided the champion. With a 21-20 Panther win the NUIC have now won six of the last eight 1A titles.

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    WARREN, IL – Alvin S. “Wood” Durward, of Warren, age 79, passed away on Monday November 27, 2017 at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Mt. Carroll, Illinois.

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    November 29, 2017

    WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI – Cathy J. McNett, age 66, of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin died Thursday, November 23, 2017 at Marshfield Medical Center, Marshfield, Wisconsin.

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    WARREN, IL – Beulah M. Townsend, age 92 of Warren, Illinois passed away Sunday, November 26, 2017 at FHN Memorial Hospital in Freeport.

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  • VITA PLUS CORPORATION ANNOUNCES DONATION TO HCC AGRICULTURE PROGRAM

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    November 28th, 2017
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    FREEPORT, IL — Vita Plus Corporation has made a donation of $5,000 to the Highland Community College agriculture program through the HCC Foundation. HCC agriculture students and instructors visited the Vita Plus Feed Mill in Lanark, Illinois on November 13th, to be a part of the official announcement of the gift and the check presentation.

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  • PIRATE COMPETITOR OF THE WEEK

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    November 28th, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – Senior basketball player Sydney Schuler is this week’s Pirate Competitor of the Week sponsored by Galena Culver’s and the Galena Gazette. Sydney scored a career high 25 points, including five three pointers, in the Pirates opening night victory vs Orangeville. Four days later she topped that career high with 30 points in a 59-29 victory over Durand. She has led the Pirates to a 3-0 start and is averaging 22 points per game, along with five steals per game to open the 2017-18 season.

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  • CTE ACADEMY NATIONAL ART HONOR SOCIETY SPACED OUT ART SHOW

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    November 28th, 2017
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    FREEPORT, IL – The CTE Academy National Art Honor Society (NAHS) announces their annual art exhibit. This year’s theme is “Spaced Out” and will be on display from November 29, 2017 through January 6, 2018 at the Freeport Art Museum. Each year, high school students from the region join the CTE Academy NAHS Chapter and work together on a variety of community projects.

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  • CULVER’S SHARE NIGHT RAISED $777.45 WITH THE GALENA PRIMARY SCHOOL PBIS

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    November 28th, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – We had our Share Night this past Tuesday, November 21st with Galena Primary School PBIS (Positive Behavior
    Interventions and Supports). Here are the names of the individuals in the picture from left to right: Back row: Alicia Buss, Tilli Wienen, Jarret Kindred, Jill Weis, and Lori Russ. Front row: Culver’s team member Jessica Splinter, Colton Richardson, Violet Doyle, Everett Noble, Gus Nack, and Culver’s team member Ben Bastian, Partnering together were able to help them raise $777.45.

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  • CHRISTMAS AT THE FORT IN ELIZABETH ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2ND FROM 10:00 A.M. TO 3:00 P.M.

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    November 28th, 2017
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    ELIZABETH, IL – What was Christmas like before the popularization of Christmas cards, Santa Claus and Christmas trees? Step back in time to the reconstructed Apple River Fort, where historical interpreters in 1830s clothing will portray Christmas as it was celebrated in the 1830s with “Christmas at the Fort” on Saturday, December 2nd from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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  • LANGE

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    BROWNTOWN, WI – Betty J. Lange, age 96 formerly of Browntown, Wisconsin, passed away November 21, 2017 at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Monroe.

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  • EVERYTHING EVERGREEN ON DECEMBER 9TH

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    November 21st, 2017
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    ELIZABETH, IL – On Saturday, December 9th from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the CTE Academy, 950 US Route 20 Elizabeth, Illinois, University of Illinois Extension will be hosting an Everything Evergreen class where participants will be decorating an evergreen wreath and creating an evergreen centerpiece to decorate their home for the holidays. The cost of this class will be $45.

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  • STOCKTON HERITAGE MUSEUM FESTIVAL OF TREES

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    November 21st, 2017
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    The Stockton Heritage Museum will be hosting a Festival of Trees, on December 1st from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and December 2nd from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. as a part of the Stockton Chambers Christmas Walk. The Museum will also be open on December 9th from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and December 10th from noon-2:00 p.m.

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  • SECTION 1 GREENHAND QUIZBOWL CONTEST

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    November 21st, 2017
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    SCALES MOUND, IL – The Scales Mound Introduction to Ag students competed at the Section 1 Greenhand Quizbowl Contest on November 6th. Ten students, comprising two teams, answered questions pertaining to history and current statistics of the National FFA Organization.

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  • FIRE PREVENTION WEEK AT SCALES MOUND SCHOOL

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    November 21st, 2017
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    SCALES MOUND, IL – On October 12th, during Fire Prevention Week, the Scales Mound Fire Protection District provided the students at Scales Mound School and opportunity to learn more about fire prevention and how to properly extinguish a fire. The activities began with a demonstration from Mr. Ted James of Company One Fire Prevention and Safety Solutions.

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  • LENA-WINSLOW STUDENTS WENT TO THE WORLD DAIRY EXPO

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    November 21st, 2017
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    MADISON, WI – Members of the Lena-Winslow Animal Science class attended the World Dairy on Tuesday, October 3rd Expo held at Madison’s Alliant Energy Center. For over five decades, the global dairy industry has been meeting in Madison, Wisconsin, for World Dairy Expo. Crowds of nearly 75,000 people from more than 100 countries attended the annual event last year and similar crows are expected for the week-long event this year.

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  • HIGHLAND DAIRY JUDGING TEAM FINISHES A SUCCESSFUL FALL SEMESTER

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    November 21st, 2017
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    FREEPORT, IL — The Highland Community College Dairy Judging Team recently completed another successful judging season. The 2017 Dairy Judging Team members were Charlie Elliott (Freeport), Bria Koester (Dakota), and Andrea Willing (Rock City). The team was coached again this year by Kristi Dinderman (Orangeville).

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  • RIBBON CUTTING AND OPEN HOUSE FOR THREE NEW STOCKTON BUSINESSES

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    November 21st, 2017

    STOCKTON, IL – Stockton Chamber will be conducting A Progressive ribbon cutting during Small Business Saturday, November 25th from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. A Ribbon Cutting will be held for three area businesses newly opened in Stockton at 10:00 a.m. Open house at each business until 2:00 p.m.

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  • WOMEN IN ENGINEERING

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    November 21st, 2017
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    PLATTEVILLE, WI – On Tuesday, November 7th, Taylor Korte, Ari Nottrott, Georgia Vandigo, Mickenzie Bass and Jenna Korte participated in Women in Engineering program at University of Wisconsin-Platteville. The students chose four activities related to the field of engineering. The activity pictured dealt with simulating nuclear reactions in the stars.

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  • WARREN AUXILIARY 8TH ANNUAL VETERANS BREAKFAST

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    November 20th, 2017
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    WARREN, IL – The Warren American Legion Auxiliary Unit 464 had their 8th Annual Veterans Day Breakfast on November 11, 2017 at the Legion Hall. The food that was cooked and served by the women included scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, biscuits and gravy along with desserts and beverages of juices and coffee.

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  • FHN CANCER CENTER AWARDED PRESTIGIOUS FELLOWSHIP GRANT

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    November 20th, 2017
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    FREEPORT, IL – The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) has approved funding to bring an international physician to the Leonard C. Ferguson Cancer Center at FHN Memorial Hospital for a four-week fellowship program. The UICC Technical Fellow, when he or she is chosen, will study under the supervision of FHN Radiation Oncologist Tamer Refaat Abdelrhman MD, PhD, MSCI, DABR.

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  • ‘BOOMERANG BAGS’ AT PIGGLY WIGGLY

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    November 20th, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – Shoppers at Piggly Wiggly in Galena, who forget to bring their own reusable bags, can now borrow free ‘Boomerang Bags’ from a stand near the checkout lanes. The bags do not need to be returned, they are just expected to be reused over and over. Made from donated materials and created by local volunteers, each bag is unique and is a gift made in the hope that it will spread awareness about plastic pollution while replacing many plastic bags throughout its lifetime.

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  • LENA-WINSLOW FFA 2ND AT GREENHAND QUIZ BOWL TOURNAMENT

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    November 20th, 2017
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    LENA, IL – Eleven members of the Lena-Winslow FFA Chapter competed in the Section One Greenhand Quiz bowl competition on Monday, November 6th. Greenhands are first year FFA members and the quiz bowl team consists of five members. Lena had a substitute on one of their teams so that all eleven students could play. In this double-elimination tournament students compete in a head-to-head competition.

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  • ZENTANGLE IS BACK IN STOCKTON AT VOLUNTEER HOSPICE ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21ST AT 9:30 A.M.

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    November 20th, 2017
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    STOCKTON, IL – Zentangle is an introduction to an artistic form of relaxation – Zentangle is a new term for doodling. Join us as we journey through this relaxing way of drawing. This can be done with NO artistic talent. The class, taught by Mary Stayner, will be held on Tuesday, November 21st at 9:30 a.m. at the Volunteer Hospice of Northwest Illinois office at 105 S Main Street, Stockton, Illinois.

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  • FORMER LOCAL TEACHER AND MUSICIAN RETURNS TO GALENA AREA ON TOUR

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    November 20th, 2017
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    DUBUQUE, IA – Riley Ann, who taught high school English at Scales Mound from 2010-2015 and is known for starting the local band The Matriarchs, returns through the tri-state area for a performance: The Busted Lift in Dubuque on Friday, November 24th. A show at Council Hill Station began at 1:00 p.m. with a brief performance of her blues duo with Dave Jensen and then opened up into an acoustic jam.

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  • WINTER HUNGER 2017: THE ANNUAL HALF MARATHON WALK-BIKE-RUN-RIDE TO BENEFIT THE GALENA FOOD PANTRY

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    November 19th, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – As you gather for your family Thanksgiving celebration, please take a minute to think about helping to provide food for others. Come out and participate or support with only your contribution. REGISTRATION is in the lobby of Woodstone Restaurant off Route 20 in The Galena Territory, at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 24th (the day after Thanksgiving).

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  • CHRISTMAS AT THE FORT ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2ND

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    November 19th, 2017
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    ELIZABETH, IL – What was Christmas like before the popularization of Christmas cards, Santa Claus and Christmas trees? Step back in time to the reconstructed Apple River Fort, where historical interpreters in 1830s clothing will portray Christmas as it was celebrated in the 1830s with “Christmas at the Fort” on Saturday, December 2nd from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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  • THIS THANKSGIVING, BE THANKFUL FOR YOUR SEAT BELT AND BUCKLE UP

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    November 19th, 2017

    FREEPORT, IL -Thanksgiving is near, and for many that means traveling to spend the holiday with loved ones. No matter how far you’re driving for the holiday, whether it’s down the road to pick up a pumpkin pie or hundreds of miles to see a distant relative, you could be involved in a crash. If you or anyone in your vehicle is not wearing their seat belt, they are at a much greater risk of being killed.

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  • CARROLL

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    November 16th, 2017
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    ROCKFORD, IL – Dennis J. Carroll, 72, of Rockford, passed away at St. Anne’s Care Center on Sunday, November 5, 2017.

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  • KOLTON KAISER EARNS EAGLE SCOUT RANK

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    November 16th, 2017
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    WARREN, IL – Warren Warrior and visiting fans have been greeted by a new statue, carved from wood, as they have neared the entrance to the Warren High School gymnasium this fall. That statue is the result of planning and coordinating by Warren High School senior Kolton Kaiser and, for that work, Kaiser has earned the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout.

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  • PIRATE COMPETITOR OF THE WEEK

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    November 16th, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – 8th Grade basketball player Ethan Hefel is this week’s Pirate Competitor of the Week sponsored by Galena Culver’s and the Galena Gazette. Ethan scored 21, 29 and 19 points to help the Pirates go 2-1 last week, beating West Carroll and Belmont, while dropping a game to East Dubuque.

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  • BLACKHAWKS OF THE MONTH

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    November 16th, 2017
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    STOCKTON, IL – This year we will recognize Stockton Middle School students each month that are going above and beyond to display our Blackhawk Way expectations. They have been nominated for special acts of being Respectful, Responsible and Safe. Blackhawks of the Month are: 5th Shirley Cook, 6th Lydia Schuldt, 7th Dustin Oppold and 8th Joseph Brudi.

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  • HCC AG CLUB PARTICIPATES IN ILLINOIS FALL PAS CONFERENCE

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    November 16th, 2017
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    FREEPORT, IL — On Friday, November 3rd, ten Highland Community College Agriculture Club members participated in the Illinois Post-Secondary Agriculture Students (PAS) Annual Fall Conference at Lincoln Land College in Springfield, Illinois. During the conference, participants competed in some agriculture-specific content areas that included general knowledge exams, real-world problem-solving scenarios, goal setting activities and personal interviews.

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  • MORHARDT

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    November 15th, 2017
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    STOCKTON, IL – LaVerne A. Morhardt, age 63 of Stockton, Illinois passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at home.

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  • GEORGE BUSS TO DELIVER GETTYSBURG ADDRESS WHERE LINCOLN STOOD IN GETTYSBURG NATIONAL MILITARY PARK IN GETTYSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA

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    November 15th, 2017
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    FREEPORT, IL – Local Abraham Lincoln interpreter George Buss has been selected to deliver the Gettysburg address on November 19th at Dedication Day in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The event will take place at Soldier’s National Cemetery at Gettysburg National Military Park, exactly where President Lincoln delivered the historic speech 154 years ago.

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  • SCALES MOUND FFA MEMBERS ATTENDED NATIONAL FFA CONVENTION

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    November 15th, 2017
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    Indianapolis, IN – On Wednesday, October 25th, nineteen Scales Mound FFA members left for the National FFA Convention held in Indianapolis, Indiana. The members travelled on a charter bus with Section 1 FFA members from Warren, Lena-Winslow, Pearl City, Forreston, Dakota and Pecatonica. Nineteen is the largest group of members to attend Convention in Scales Mound history.

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  • TIMBER LAKE PLAYHOUSE 2018 SUMMER SUBSCRIPTION SERIES NOW AVAILABLE

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    November 15th, 2017
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    Mount Carroll, IL – Timber Lake Playhouse (Dan Danielowski, Executive Director), the professional, non-profit summer theatre company established in 1961 with a mission of “providing the best expression of theater arts to the regional community by presenting creative works that entertain and inspire while helping aspiring artists transition to the profession” has announced today the appointment of award-winning director and choreographer Paul Stancato as Artistic Director for the 2018-19 season.

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  • ERIN WINTER IS THE RECIPIENT OF THE 2017 $1,000 BERNARD J. O’DONNELL SCHOLARSHIP

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    November 15th, 2017
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    SCALES MOUND, IL – Erin Winter of Scales Mound, Illinois was notified by the VNV of America Illinois State Council that she is the recipient of the 2017 $1,000 Bernard J. O’Donnell Scholarship.

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  • NOVEMBER NEWS AT SHAKE RAG ALLEY IN MINERAL POINT, WISCONSIN

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    November 15th, 2017
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    MINERAL POINT, WI – And just like that it’s November. We are close to the end of another season here at Shake Rag Alley and though things will certainly quiet down until spring, there’s still plenty going on behind the scenes. We are excited to share with you that all of the 2018 workshops, including the Summer Youth Program, will be online in December! Rag Time at Shake Rag There’s still time to get tickets for Ragtime at Shake Rag! Join us on Saturday, November 18th from 7:00-10:00 p.m., for a fall fundraiser featuring the Larry Busch Band.

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  • ILLINOIS PRINCIPALS ASSOCIATION NAMES SEAN GERMAN AS 2017 HERMAN GRAVES AWARD RECIPIENT

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    November 15th, 2017
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    SPRINGFIELD, IL – Sean German, principal of Argenta-Oreana High School in Argenta, Illinois, has received the 2017 Herman Graves Award from the Illinois Principals Association. The Herman Graves Award was established in 1991 to recognize outstanding service to IPA.

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  • MISTLETOE WALK TO BE HELD SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH IN DOWNTOWN FREEPORT

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    November 15th, 2017
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    Freeport, IL – Freeport Downtown Development Foundation is pleased to announce the activities for the 2017 Mistletoe Walk in downtown Freeport November 19th from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The annual Mistletoe Walk attracts thousands to downtown Freeport as a kick off to the holiday season.

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  • WARREN PTO HOLDS 27TH ANNUAL CRAFT FAIR

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    November 14th, 2017
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    WARREN, IL – On Sunday, November 12th, visitors poured into the Warren High School gymnasium to check out all that was on display at the 27th Annual Warren PTO Craft Fair. While the planning for the craft fair has been underway for some time, the PTO has learned from its successes and failures in the past to make it a smooth-running event.

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  • LENA-WINSLOW ATTENDS NATIONAL FFA CONVENTION

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    November 14th, 2017
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    INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Eight members of the Lena-Winslow FFA Chapter attended the 90th annual FFA convention in Indianapolis, Indiana October 25th-27th. The members, all sophomores, were one of the more than 62,000 attendees at this year’s convention. The keynote speaker at the opening session was Laila Ali, Muhammad Ali’s daughter and champion boxer in her own right.

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  • CROP WALK WAS A HUGE SUCCESS

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    November 14th, 2017
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    APPLE RIVER, IL – Eastern Jo Daviess County Crop Walk was held
    Sunday, October 18th at Apple Canyon Lake State Park. We had 11
    walkers collect $1,201.01. Good job all of you! Elizabeth, Warren,
    Stockton and Scales Mound were involved. Step-off time was
    1:45 p.m. and they were back at 3:00 p.m. Devotion lunch was enjoyed by all. Walkers were: Teresa Hesselbacher, Shirley Miller, Nancy Rice, Pastor Bronkema, Maggie Palmer, Steve Deliberto, Louis Hesselbacher, Laiken and Livia Haas, Pastor Mike and Jen Nesbit. God is good all the time.

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  • SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE FEATURES DAN PEART

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    November 14th, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – Songwriters Showcase on Thursday November 16th at the Galena Center for the Arts celebrates three years of showcasing regional singer/songwriters. Within those 34 performances, over 60 musicians have graced the stage, and many, more than once. L A Suess and Lenny Wayne have created and run this series of performances.

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  • CARL’S NOVEMBER BLAST

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    November 14th, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – “Big Sale” … now that I have all my paintings from my shows back at the Stockade, the place is pretty crowded. So…all ORIGINAL watercolors will be 50% OFF until Christmas. We’ll be at the gallery November 18th and 19th and December 2nd and 3rd from noon to 4:00 p.m. or by appointment…(815) 238 3248.

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  • ZENTANGLE IS BACK ON NOVEMBER 21ST

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    November 14th, 2017
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    STOCKTON, IL – Zentangle is an introduction to an artistic form of relaxation – Zentangle is a new term for doodling. Join us as we journey through this relaxing way of drawing. This can be done with NO artistic talent. The class, taught by Mary Stayner, will be held on Tuesday, November 21st at 9:30 a.m. at the Volunteer Hospice of Northwest Illinois office at 105 S Main Street, Stockton, Illinois.

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  • DOWNTOWN FREEPORT “EVENT GIFT SHOP” OPENS UNDER FDDF

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    November 14th, 2017
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    Freeport, IL – The Freeport Downtown Development Foundation (FDDF) announces the opening of their “Event Gift Shop.” The shop will be open 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at 101 W. Main Street in downtown Freeport. “This is a place for anyone to purchase our quirky and fun event apparel” said FDDF director, Danielle Rogers.

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  • DREW GROEZINGER BRINGS HOME THE HIGHEST HONOR IN FFA- THE AMERICAN FARMER DEGREE

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    November 14th, 2017
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    STOCKTON, IL – Drew Groezinger, Stockton FFA member, brings home the highest honor in FFA, the American Farmer Degree. He is only the second student in Stockton’s history to be recognized with this honor. The American FFA Degree is awarded to members who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to FFA and made significant accomplishments in their supervised agricultural experiences (SAE’s). Drew was awarded the American Farmer Degree at the 90th National FFA Convention and Expo held in Indianapolis, Indiana, on October 28th.

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  • BARKER

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    November 9th, 2017
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    WARREN, IL – Emma “Arlene” Barker, 96, of Warren, passed away Sunday November 5, 2017 at the Lena Living Center in Lena, surrounded by her family.

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  • LOCAL AUTHOR TO HOLD BOOK SIGNING FOR “EVERYDAY MYSTERIES” ON NOVEMBER 18TH

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    November 8th, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – Local author, Karen Stockwell, will be having a book signing at Book World in Galena, Illinois, 303 S. Main Street, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. on November 18th. The author will be available to sign books and talk with readers about her work. She is the author of two novels, “Dreams of Darkness and Light,” and “The Ballad of Sam and D. Lila.” Her new release is a poetry book, “Everyday Mysteries.”

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  • SCALES MOUND PARTICIPATED IN MANUFACTURING DAY

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    November 8th, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – On Thursday, October 19th the industrial technology students from Scales Mound participated in Manufacturing Day. They toured the Honeywell Plant in Galena and then were involved in seminars of work in the real world at the CTE Academy.

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  • BREED FAMILY TEAM COMPETED IN THE “MEOW MILE”

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    November 8th, 2017
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    OSWEGO, IL – Jim Breed of Elizabeth, Illinois, his son, Nathan, and his grandsons, Jett, age twelve and Bo, age nine ran the “Meow Mile” road race in Oswego on Sunday, October 29th. They ran as the “Breed Family” team, competing in a field of 87 runners.

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  • PIRATE COMPETITOR OF THE WEEK

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    November 8th, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – This week, we honor the 2017 Varsity Volleyball team as our Pirate Competitors of the Week, sponsored by Galena Culver’s and the Galena Gazette. It is a great honor to recognize these 15 girls for an amazing season. The team won the Northwest Upstate Illini Conference title with a perfect 13-0 record.

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  • PUMPKIN CARVING DAY AT SCALES MOUND SCHOOLS

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    November 8th, 2017
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    SCALES MOUND, IL – The 1st grade class held a Pumpkin Carving Day on October 26th for their dads and grandpas. The students played an interactive iPad game with their guests, shared reader’s theaters and then performed a Halloween themed musical program. This was followed by pumpkin carving time and refreshments. The Larry Anderson Pumpkin Farm generously donated all of the pumpkins.

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  • VOLUNTEER HOSPICE – THEN AND NOW

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    November 8th, 2017

    STOCKTON, IL – Did you know that we currently have approximately 40 active volunteers who donate their time and talent to our local volunteer hospice? We started over 30 years ago with over 100 committed caregivers in our local area.

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  • QUILT AT CALVARY BAZAAR ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH

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    November 8th, 2017

    STOCKTON, IL – New this year at the Calvary Bazaar on November 11th is a quilt made by the Calvary ladies over several months this spring and summer, and then beautifully machine quilted. It is a large queen size quilt in shades of blue. Watch for it to be on display at the local banks before the bazaar. 200 chances are available at $5 each.

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  • ASHLEY AND JEREMIAH KLEIBER: 15 YEARS OF SUCCESSFUL BUSINESSES IN LAFAYETTE COUNTY

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    November 8th, 2017

    DARLINGTON, WI – When Jeremiah Kleiber bought his first house in 2003, he had no idea that almost 15 years later it would lead to owning and operating four businesses with his wife, Ashley, in Lafayette County. Jeremiah and Ashley are both lifelong residents of Lafayette County, and with Jeremiah already owning property in the Darlington area, the couple decided to call the center of the county home.

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  • GALENA CELLARS VINEYARD AND WINERY CELEBRATES 33RD ANNUAL NOUVEAU WINE WEEKEND

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    November 8th, 2017
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    GALENA, IL — What could be better to celebrate the harvest season than with an invitation to one of Galena’s most celebrated weekends of the year? That would be the Galena Nouveau Wine Weekend slated for Friday, November 17th and Saturday, November 18th, 2017. Centering around Galena Cellar’s Vineyard and Winery, the 33nd Annual Nouveau is always held the third Thursday of November and showcases the annual release of Le Beaujolais nouveau which refers to the practice of bottling the first wine of the harvest just a few weeks after fermentation.

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  • FORENSICS UNRAVEL MYSTERIOUS EAGLE DEATHS

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    November 8th, 2017
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    DUBUQUE, IA – Wildlife sleuths used forensic science to determine what was killing bald eagles along the Upper Mississippi River corridor. Laboratory tests showed that nearly two-thirds of the 58 eagles examined had lead concentrations and more than one-third had clinical lead poisoning. The lab results deepened the mystery of how these meat eating predators could have been exposed to lead.

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  • LARGE PREDATORS RETURN…OR ARE THEY?

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    November 8th, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – Cougars, wolves, and bears have all been spotted in Illinois over the past few years. It is important for people to understand why we are hearing about these mammals in the news more often. Animals do not think the way humans do and yet we continue to be anthropomorphic, giving them human traits and reasons for their actions.

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  • MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET: A LIVE RADIO PLAY

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    November 7th, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – The Galena Center for the Arts celebrates the holidays with the live radio play “Miracle on 34th Street”, a heartwarming holiday classic retold in the tradition of a live 1940’s era radio broadcast, staged with vintage styled commercials, period costumes, and the magic of live sound effects and musical underscoring.

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  • OCTOBER IS NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED AS BULLY PREVENTION MONTH

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    November 7th, 2017
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    STOCKTON, IL – Throughout the month Stockton Schools have been addressing this important topic with a variety of events and activities.
    Bully prevention presentations have been provided to students by school social worker, Cory Walters and Riverview Center’s community educator, Jordan Rijpma. Elementary students also participated in a motivational assembly presented by The NED Show.

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  • THANK YOU TO ALL OUR VETERANS

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    November 7th, 2017
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    WARREN, IL – What our preschoolers know about the flag: Color identification – Red, White and Blue. Shape identification – Big blue rectangle, white stars. Counting – 13 stripes and 50 stars. The stars are for the states. We live in Nora, Warren and Apple River. We all live in Illinois. We say the Pledge of Allegiance.

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  • MHF AWARDS $500 IN EMPLOYEE SCHOLARSHIPS IN 2017

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    November 3rd, 2017
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    DARLINGTON, WI – The Memorial Healthcare Foundation Grants and Career Development Committee has selected a recipient for their employee healthcare grant in 2017. This recipient exemplified educational and community requirements.

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  • STOCKTON HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1962

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    November 3rd, 2017
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    STOCKTON, IL – The Stockton High School Class of 1962 held its 55th Class Reunion at Stella’s in Stockton on September 23rd.
    Twenty-five Classmates enjoyed the evening of reminiscing and story telling of the good ole days. Out of state classmates came from Texas, Florida, Maryland, Wisconsin and Montana. Several classmates and spouses enjoyed gathering the next morning for brunch at Stella’s.

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  • PIRATE COMPETITOR OF THE WEEK

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    November 3rd, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – Junior volleyball player Morgan Wills is this week’s Pirate Competitor of the Week sponsored by Galena Culver’s and the Galena Gazette. During last week’s Regional, Wills hit 23/25 serves with five aces. She added eighteen digs, two blocks and had twenty-two kills.

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  • FAMILY MEDICINE PHYSICIAN ISAWI AND NURSE PRACTITIONER REED JOIN FHN

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    November 3rd, 2017
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    FREEPORT, IL — FHN is pleased to welcome two new providers, Danny Isawi, MD, and Cassi Reed, MS, FNP-BC. Danny Isawi, MD, has joined the FHN Family Medicine team and is seeing patients at the FHN Family Healthcare Center – Highland View Drive in Freeport.

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  • LE-WIN ANIMAL SCIENCE CLASS HANDS ON

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    November 3rd, 2017
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    LENA, IL – Mrs. Trone’s Lena-Winslow animal science class recently did a hands-on activity with piglets from High Plains Pork. The class had the opportunity to vaccinate and tattoo weaned pigs as a part of the swine unit in order to learn hands-on pig care and management. Becca Moest and Dave Wilson from High Plains Pork brought in two litters of pigs for the class.

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  • SHEPHERD OF THE HILLS LUTHERAN CHURCH DONATIONS

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    November 3rd, 2017
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    SCHAPVILLE, IL – Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Schapville reached out to seven food pantries in Jo Daviess County by giving each one a check for $600.00. The church donated all the profit from the Men’s Steak Fry held in September, a total of $4,200.00.

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  • SOS+ NOVEMBER 9TH MEETING: WOODCARVING BY MARIE MCDONOUGH

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    November 3rd, 2017
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    STOCKTON, IL – Marie McDonough of Marie’s Wood Carvings, Stockton, Illinois will demonstrate to the SOS+ (Senior Outreach of Stockton plus Surrounding Areas) on Thursday, November 9th, 2:00 p.m. at Calvary UM Fellowship Hall in Stockton, how she can take a block of wood and carve a masterpiece.

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  • WARREN ELEMENTARY VISITS DITTMAR FARMS AND ORCHARD

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    November 3rd, 2017
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    ELIZABETH, IL – Students in kindergarten through fifth grade at Warren Elementary visited Dittmar Farms and Orchard on Monday, October 23rd. The trip was a reward for the students reaching their first quarter goals for Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS).

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  • LARGE PREDATORS ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH

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    November 3rd, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – Cougars, wolves, and bears have all been spotted in Illinois over the past few years. It is important for people to understand why we are hearing about these mammals in the news more often. Animals do not think the way humans do and yet we continue to be anthropomorphic, giving them human traits and reasons for their actions. Animals do not know they have a tendency to scare us, especially if they are large and higher on the food chain.

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  • UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS EXTENSION VOLUNTEERS RECEIVE RECOGNITION

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    November 3rd, 2017
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    NORMAL, IL – Two U of I Extension Jo Daviess County Master Gardeners were recognized for their years of service on Thursday, August 17th, 2017. Linda Helgeson of Elizabeth was recognized for ten years of service as a Master Gardener and Art Scheele of Warren was recognized for fifteen years of service as a Master Gardener.

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  • UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS EXTENSION AND MIDWEST MEDICAL CENTER

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    November 3rd, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – The University of Illinois Extension and Midwest Medical Center are teaming up to offer a four-part program called, I on Diabetes, in Jo Daviess County. I on Diabetes program is a four part series, consisting of three-hour sessions, designed for anyone interested in preventing or managing diabetes.

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  • HIGHLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION RECOGNIZES DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI

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    November 3rd, 2017
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    FREEPORT, IL — On October 19th, the Highland Community College Foundation recognized five Distinguished Alumni during its annual meeting at the Freeport Club in Freeport. This is the twenty-third year the awards have been presented to individuals who have shown community leadership, made their start at Highland Community College (HCC) and believe in the mission of higher education.

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  • READING LEADS TO GOLDEN TICKETS AT STOCKTON MIDDLE SCHOOL

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    November 3rd, 2017
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    STOCKTON, IL – Stockton Middle School 7th and 8th grade students are given a number of points that they need to earn each quarter by reading books that interest them and then taking quizzes on the books. The goal is to encourage students love of books while building their reading skills and background knowledge.

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  • “TELEPHONES THROUGH THE YEARS”: A PROGRAM AT THE STOCKTON HERITAGE MUSEUM ON NOVEMBER 11TH

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    STOCKTON, IL – Please join us at the Stockton Heritage Museum on November 11th at 2:00 p.m. to hear our presenter, Bob Winter, talk about telephones and telephone companies. The first phone company in Jo Daviess County was the Pitcher Phone company, founded by LD Pitcher, who founded Pitcherville.

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  • CULVER’S SHARE NIGHT RAISED $450.29 WITH HAZEL GREEN VETERAN’S MEMORIAL PARK

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    November 3rd, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – We had our Share Night on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 with Hazel Green Veteran’s Memorial Park. Here are the names of the individuals in the picture in the back row from left to right:
    Sally Bauer, Bill Wiegman, Robert Hessling, Francis Temperly.
    Front row from left to right: Culver’s team member Tiffany Brandt, Becky Lee, Mary Grindey. Partnering together we were able to help them raise $450.29.

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  • WARREN AMERICAN LEGION BINGO WINNER

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    WARREN, IL – Deb Neiman
    won the $500 Jackpot on Friday, October 27, 2017 at the Warren American Legion Bingo Night.

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  • POSTAL SERVICE IS READY TO DELIVER MORE THAN 15 BILLION PIECES OF CHEER THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

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    November 1st, 2017

    LENA, IL – The Postal Service will deliver more than 15 billion pieces of mail this holiday season. In the period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, the Postal Service also expects to deliver 850 million packages, which is more than a ten percent increase compared to the same period last year. “The Post Office is well prepared to meet our customers’ needs during the holiday season, especially as demand for package deliveries continues to grow,” said Lena Postmaster Raymond Tesmer.

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  • SHANLEY

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    October 30, 2017

    GALENA, IL – Robert John “R.J.” Shanley, 21, of Galena, Illinois was granted his angel wings on October 28th, 2017 passing away peacefully in his sleep.

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  • SECTION 1 FFA LAND USE CDE RESULTS

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    October 29th, 2017
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    SCALES MOUND, IL – On Thursday, September 28th, Stockton FFA members Kendra Scace, Nick Ege and Stanlee Rillie competed at the Section 1 FFA Land use CDE in Scales Mound. Kendra Scace placed 7th individually, and the team finished 4th overall.

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  • NOVEMBER WORKSHOPS AT SHAKE RAG ALLEY

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    October 29th, 2017
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    MINERAL POINT, WI – You know it’s fall at Shake Rag Alley when a walk through the grounds includes leaves crunching underfoot and chipmunks scampering between the cornstalks lining the paths. Each season brings a new kind of beauty, but fall happens to be one of our favorites.

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  • STATE’S HIGHEST AWARDS PRESENTED TO LOCAL 4-H MEMBERS

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    October 29th, 2017
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    CHAMPAIGN, IL – Twenty 4-H members from across the state were honored for their lifetime 4-H achievements. The Illinois State 4-H Award recognizes exemplary work in five major areas, including communications, community service, leadership, personal growth and project mastery.

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  • 20TH ANNUAL CHEESE FEST HELD IN SHULLSBURG ON OCTOBER 7TH

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  • SCALES MOUND BLOOD DRIVE

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    SCALES MOUND, IL – Student Chelsey VanRaalte (left) shares a laugh with Scales Mound Math teacher Sue Withington at the blood drive.

    SCALES MOUND, IL – First time student donors Chelsey VanRaalte (left) and Jenna Korte view the Red Cross reading materials regarding blood donation.

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  • AUTHOR VISIT FROM MIKE MULLIN

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    October 29th, 2017
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    HANOVER, IL – River Ridge Middle School students had the
    wonderful opportunity to visit with Mike Mullin author of Ashfall.
    He spent the day comparing his skills of Taekwondo to writing as
    well as sharing his knowledge of super volcanoes. Students were engaged and thoroughly enjoyed his presentations. His energy and passion for working with students and writing are tremendous.
    Pictured in photo from left to right. Seated author Mike Mullin.
    Behind author, 6th graders: Tyson Heidenreich, Kira Easter and
    Lucas Holland.

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  • JO DAVIESS SHERIFF’S OFFICE K9’S CROW AND BASCO HAVE RECEIVED BODY ARMOR

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    October 29th, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – Jo Daviess Sheriff’s Office K9’s Crow and Basco have received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. and embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of K9 Ty, California City Police Department.” Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c(3) charity located in East Taunton, Massachusetts whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States.

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  • LENA HISTORICAL SOCIETY PROGRAM

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    October 29th, 2017
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    CARTHAGE, IL – The Lena Historical Society will host Elder Robert L. Webb of the Primitive Baptist Church headquartered in Carthage, Illinois on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Lena Historical Museum, 420 Grove Street, Lena. Elder Webb has been working with local businesses in restoring the former Howardsville Primitive Baptism Church, also called the Old Stone Church or the Providence Primitive Baptist Church located on Howardsville Road near Jo Daviess-Stephenson County line.

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  • WARREN HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1962 CELEBRATES 55TH YEAR CLASS REUNION

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    October 29th, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – Warren High School Class of 1962 held their 55 year class reunion on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Chestnut Mountain Resort in Galena, Illinois. Those attending were: Front Row (L-R):
    Janeen (Kruger) Geilenfeldt, Dorothy (Gallagher) Schreck, Vickie (Lange) Pilz, Anita (Liebert) Floen and Judy (Brown) Anger. Back Row
    (L-R): Roger Scace, Bill Doubler, Jim Breed, Philip Balbach, David Siegel, Glenn Sigafus, Mike Floen and Larry Bower.

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  • ELIZABETH RESIDENTS INVOLVED IN SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

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    October 29th, 2017
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    ELIZABETH, IL – When you think of the Village of Elizabeth you think of a quaint little town with rolling hills and lush green farms. Many people are amazed to find out that Elizabeth is also home to the internationally renown Planetary Studies Foundation. This organization is dedicated to promoting science education, the history of the Apollo space program, and the advancement of meteorite studies.

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  • SIGAFUS

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    October 25, 2017

    WARREN, IL – Richard Sigafus, also known as “Ricky” passed away peacefully on October, 14, 2017 at the age of 39.

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  • PENNY DRIVE HELPS HURRICANE VICTIMS

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    October 19th, 2017
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    STOCKTON, IL – Stockton Elementary School students raised $1083.26 for students and families affected by hurricanes in Texas and Florida. The students raised the money by holding a “penny drive” in the week of September 18th.

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  • HOSPICE TRAINING CLASSES PLANNED TO BEGIN

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    October 19th, 2017
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    STOCKTON, IL – What do you know about Hospice? Have you ever asked these questions – How do I know when to call Hospice? Are all Hospices the same? How does Hospice help? Have you ever thought that you would be interested in working as a hospice volunteer?

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  • CULVER’S SHARE NIGHT RAISED $593.12 FOR THE EAST DUBUQUE ELEMENTARY PTO

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    October 19th, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – We had our Share Night on Tuesday, October 10th with the East Dubuque Elementary PTO. The names of the the PTO team are from left to right back row: Christina Schauer, Kiley Tritz, Jessica Schonhoff, Sandy Luchterhand, Ashely Doyle. Middle row left to right: Culver’s team member Tiffany Brandt, Abby Edge, Crissy
    Wallace, Kristi Alvarado, River Alvarado. Front row left to right:
    Liam Schauer, Rowan Schauer, Landen Tritz, Liliana Alvarado, Ryder Tritz. Partnering together we were able to raise $593.12.

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  • PIRATE COMPETITOR OF THE WEEK

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    October 19th, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – Junior golfer Jack Einsweiler is this week’s Pirate Competitor of the Week sponsored by Galena Culver’s and the Galena Gazette. On Monday, Jack led the Pirates to a 4th place team finish at the IHSA Sectional in Rockford, recording a 75 and finishing 9th in the individual standings.

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  • JULIE (JAMES) MODJESKI WAS INDUCTED INTO LUTHER COLLEGE ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME

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    October 19th, 2017
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    Decorah, IA – Julie (James) Modjeski, a 1997 graduate of Luther College, was inducted into the Luther College Athletic Hall of Fame for her outstanding achievements in basketball. The Induction ceremony took place on Saturday, October 7th, as part of the Luther College Homecoming weekend. During her collegiate career Modjeski was a four-year letter winner who served as team captain her senior year.

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  • PUMPKIN PLANTERS ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2ND

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    October 19th, 2017
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    ELIZABETH, IL – On Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Jo Daviess County Master Gardener Sharon Cahill will be offering a class on how to make a planter out of a small pumpkin. The class will be held at the Jo Daviess County Extension Office, 204 Vine Street, Elizabeth, Illinois, and pre-registration is required by Friday, October 27, 2017 to ensure we have enough supplies.

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  • SECTION 1 FFA TRAP SHOOT CDE

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    October 19th, 2017
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    STOCKTON, IL – Stockton FFA members Aidan Cahill and
    Bryce Smith competed at the Section 1 FFA Trap Shoot CDE
    on Saturday, September 16th.

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  • WARREN HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1967 CELEBRATES 50TH YEAR CLASS REUNION

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    October 19th, 2017
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    SOUTH WAYNE, WI – Class of 1967 – 50th Class reunion at Village Inn, South Wayne, Wisconsin on September 23, 2017. 26 members attending. First row (seated): Barb Smith Jones, Vickie Martin Webster, Kathy Gartner Bucknell, Mary Taufmann McCool, Beverly Koch Haselhorst, Mike Miller, John Hay, Jerry Dascher. Second row: Jody Ziegle Thistle, Mary Upmann Berget, Barb Pickett Deluca, Marlea Gates Goebel, Susan Brown Lethlean, Kay Sincox Boeke, Larry Parkinson, Dave Hess, Mary Legler Soddy. Third row: Mike Brinkmeier, Bob Ford, Dave Williams, Curt Lethlean, Don Williams, Jim McCool, Dan Schneider, Marshall Tyson, Mike Green.

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  • THE PARRISHES AT SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19TH

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    October 19th, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – Catherine and Ted Parrish, performing as The Parrishes, will be the featured musicians at the October Songwriters Showcase at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 19th at the Galena Center for the Arts. The Parrishes are an acoustic duo from Viroqua, Wisconsin. Their original songs cross the bridge between folk and blues, using musical knowledge honed through decades of performing, recording and teaching.

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  • PANOS

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    October 14, 2017

    WINSLOW, IL – Dennis L. Panos, age 62 of Winslow passed away at his home surrounded by his loved ones after a short battle with cancer on Saturday October 14, 2017.

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  • BYRNE

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    October 13, 2017

    Florence Grace (Graham) Byrne, 90, passed away surrounded by her family at Pleasant View Nursing Home, in Monroe, Wisconsin, on October 13, 2017.

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  • WUBBEN

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    October 13, 2017

    MONROE, WI – Richard A. Wuebben Sr., age 71, of Monroe, died on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at his home.

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  • CITIZENS STATE BANK PRESIDENT AND CEO FRITZ KUHLMEIER TO RETIRE APRIL 2018

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    October 12th, 2017
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    LENA, IL – Citizens State Bank announces that after 28 years of dedicated service, Frederick “Fritz” Kuhlmeier will retire as bank President and CEO in April 2018. Kuhlmeier will continue to serve as President and CEO of First Lena Corporation, the bank’s holding company, and will remain a member of Citizens State Bank’s Board of Directors.

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  • PIRATE COMPETITOR OF THE WEEK

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    October 12th, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – Junior golfer Tyler Moran is this week’s Pirate Competitor of the Week sponsored by Galena Culver’s and the Galena Gazette. Last Tuesday, Tyler led the Pirates to a runner-up team finish at the IHSA Regional in Freeport, carding an 83 and finishing 5th in the individual standings. Tyler has had an outstanding season, finishing in 4th place at the NUIC Conference Meet, and leading the team with the lowest scoring average at 41.

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  • CULVER’S SHARE NIGHT RAISED $436.43 FOR GALENA HIGH SCHOOL CHEERLEADING SQUAD

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    October 12th, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – We had our Share Night on Tuesday, October 3rd with Galena High School Cheerleading. Here are the names of the
    cheerleaders standing left to right: Emily Folks, Alex Grosshans, Esme Cabanas, Marion Schultz, Lexi Garza, Ainsley Holland, Karsyn DuPlessis and Culver’s team member Chandler Blevins. Sitting left
    to right: Isaac Pulido and Kaitlin Rodriquez. Partnering together we were able to raise $436.43

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  • GRATIOT HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1967 50TH REUNION

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    October 12th, 2017
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    DARLINGTON, WI – The reunion was held at the Darlington Country Club on Saturday, September 23rd, 2017. Top Picture: Front: (left-right) – Ron Seffrood, Steve Hubner, Joe Herbst. Back (left-right) –
    Van Hawkinson, Phil Carroll, John Symons, Danny Burris and Louie Burris. Bottom Picture: Front: (left-right) Jani (Knouse) Bunnel, Ann (Dower) Mahoney and Marian (Quinn) Olin. Back (left-right) – Betty (Russell) Jones, Carmen (Zuberbuhler) McDonald, Carin (Wick) Miller, Marilyn (McGinnis) Bumsted and Deanna (Gertsch) Pozorski.

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  • IT’S ART LOVERS WEEKEND IN GALENA! ARRT ALONG THE RIVER FINE ART SHOW

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    October 12th, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – ARRT Along the River Fine Art Show returns to Depot Park in Galena, Illinois October 14th and 15th. Imagine walking along the river in Historic Galena, above you the falling colors of the season, besides you the sounds of the river quiet melody building the enchantment of what is before you. Breathe in, slow down, and let this magical place reveal itself to you.

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  • OCTOBER NEWS FROM SHAKE RAG ALLEY

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    October 12th, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – The year may be winding down soon, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at the line-up of activity we have planned for this fall! October is full of workshops, our family favorite trick-or-treating event, and a show of new original paintings by Jennifer Sharp.

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  • BAKE SALE HELPS OUT HURRICANE VICTIMS

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    October 12th, 2017
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    HANOVER, IL – River Ridge Middle School students sponsored a bake sale to help those affected by the hurricanes in Florida and Texas. Over $400 was raised thanks to the efforts of adolescent culinary skills and the tremendous appetites of students. Donations were also accepted. Even the UPS delivery man made a purchase. The River Ridge students are to be complimented for their generosity and altruism. Money will be donated to the Red Cross.

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  • KINNAMAN AND BELL JOIN GGMI TEAM

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    October 12th, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – Lori Kinnaman and Kirsten Bell have joined the Greater Galena Marketing Inc. administrative team. Kinnaman assumed the role of director of operations in August and Bell came on board a few weeks later to serve as the field operations assistant. GGMI is the official destination marketing organization for Galena and Jo Daviess County, Illinois.

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  • FRICKE TO RUN FOR 89TH DISTRICT SEAT

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    October 12th, 2017
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    FREEPORT, IL – Stephenson County Board Member Steve Fricke announced his candidacy for the Illinois General Assembly in the 89th District on October 2nd. The sixty-year-old Republican from rural Freeport aims to replace current State Representative, Brian Stewart, who has announced his candidacy for the 2018 Illinois State Senate seat. “My Passion for Northwest Illinois lies in its people and its history,” says Fricke.

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  • HCC’S MONTHLY AG CLUB MEETING SHOWCASES CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS

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    October 12th, 2017
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    FREEPORT, IL — Students involved in the Highland Community College Agriculture Club recently had the opportunity to hear from members of the local agri-business community to discuss internships, career options and general company information. Twenty-five agriculture students listened to Pennie Groezinger, Human Resources Manager and Credit Manager, and Ed Shau, Office Manager, from Pearl City Elevator, who spoke about career opportunities at the business located in Pearl City.

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  • CARL’S OCTOBER BLAST

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    October 12th, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – Art Shows ending…at “Hello Galena” ended Friday, October 6th. The show at “The Galena Center for the Arts” on Summit Street continues thru Sunday, October 22nd. Still time to see them before I take them down. Thanks to everyone who helped make the shows successful.

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  • MCCOY PUBLIC LIBRARY GHOSTLY PRESENTATION

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    October 12th, 2017
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    SHULLSBURG, WI – Just in time for Halloween…..Plan to attend a fascinating presentation: “Wisconsin Ghosts and the Afterlife” at the McCoy Public Library in Shullsburg, Wednesday, October 18th at 7:00 p.m. Terry Fisk discusses his confrontations with the famous skeptic and debunker James Randi.

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  • “APPLE RIVER BLUES” EXHIBIT AT THE CROOKED CANVAS COFFEE HOUSE

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    October 12th, 2017
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    Shullsburg, WI – On October 10th, Tuesday morning, The Crooked Canvas Coffee House will open a new art exhibit titled “Apple River Blues”. Mr. Gerald Podraza, photographer from Apple River, will be available to entertain comments about his 4 x 6 documentary photographic panels while enjoying John and Debs’ flavorful coffee.

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  • 40TH YEAR CLASS REUNION FOR WARREN HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1977

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    October 12th, 2017
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    WARREN, IL – The graduating Class of 1977 from Warren High School celebrated their 40th reunion on Saturday, September 30, 2017, at the Pecatonica Beer Company – Tap House in Warren. From right to left, Mark Risser, Lori Stephans, Randy Leehan, Jane Busch, Laurie Burbach, Jay Spinhirne, Barb Benson, Tammy Miller, Pam Davis, Vickie Dawson, Richard Blair, Martha Lyvers, Deb Wolff, Jan Wenzel, Jane Lethlean, Joan Welt, Kim Voigts, Sue Ann Goeddard, Jeff Bartell.

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  • YOUTH DEER HUNT IS A SUCCESS

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    October 12th, 2017
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    SAVANNA, IL – Thirty-four hunters from four states participated in the Youth Deer Hunt held October 7th-8th at the Lost Mound Unit of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge in Savanna, Illinois. One-third of these hunters were young ladies. Five hunters travelled from out of state: Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. A total of five deer were harvested that included two bucks and three does.

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  • SIP DAY AT SCALES MOUND SCHOOL

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    October 12th, 2017
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    SCALES MOUND, IL – During the October 4th, SIP Day the Scales Mound School Curriculum Committee lead a variety of activities for educators to further investigate 21st Century Learning. The staff read a variety of articles from an array of educational publications and used that information to work in small groups and in a whole group setting to define 21st Century Learning and how these concepts can improve instruction at Scales Mound School.

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  • ILLINOIS BANK AND TRUST SUPPORTS LOCAL CANCER TREATMENT CENTER

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    October 12th, 2017
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    DIXON, IL — Illinois Bank and Trust recently donated $4,000 to the Northern Illinois Cancer Treatment Center (NICTC) after raising the funds through the bank’s Pink Ribbon Debit Card program. The $4,000 will help provide resources and programs for patients undergoing cancer treatment at NICTC. Illinois Bank and Trust Market President Pam Topper presented a check to NICTC Administrative Director Jon Behrens earlier.

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  • WARREN HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1967 CELEBRATES 50TH YEAR CLASS REUNION

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    October 11th, 2017
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    SOUTH WAYNE, WI – Class of 1967 – 50th Class reunion at Village Inn, South Wayne, Wisconsin on Septemmber 23, 2017.

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  • PAX

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    DEFUNIAK, FL – Donna J. Pax, 78, formerly of Warren, Illinois and has lived in Florida since 1998, passed away on October 9, 2017 at the Healthmark Regional Medical Center in Defuniak, Florida.

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  • PIRATE COMPETITOR OF THE WEEK

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    October 6th, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – Last week’s Pirate Competitor of the Week, sponsored by Galena Culver’s and the Galena Gazette, is Henry Anderson. The sophomore quarterback threw for three touchdowns (45 yards, 39 yards and 28 yards) and rushed for another to lead the Pirates JV team to a 40-0 victory over Lena-Winslow.

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  • BROSHOUS MEDALS

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    October 6th, 2017
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    FREEPORT, IL – Taylor Broshous covered the 2.9 mile course at Freeport on Saturday in 22:20 to earn a twelfth place medal.

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  • JO DAVIESS COUNTY 4-HER PLACES IN STATE 4-H POULTRY CONTEST

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    October 6th, 2017
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    SPRINGFIELD, IL – The 2017 Illinois 4-H State Poultry Judging Contest was held August 10th during the Illinois State Fair in Springfield. Dalton Wachter, of the Top Notchers 4-H Club in Elizabeth, was one of the top finishers in the senior division.

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  • PIRATE COMPETITOR OF THE WEEK SPONSORED BY GALENA CULVER’S

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    October 5th, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – Junior golfer Abby Moyer is this week’s Pirate Competitor of the Week sponsored by Galena Culver’s and the Galena Gazette. Abby was nominated by coach Jeff Hyde for the third week in a row. She carded a 51 on Tuesday at West Carroll to finish as runner-up. At Thursday’s NUIC meet in Lena, Abby shot a personal best 96 which tied for 7th overall in conference and helped the Pirates finish just two strokes behind East Dubuque in 2nd place.

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  • SCALES MOUND ELEMENTARY AND JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS KICK OFF ACCELERATED READER WITH A LITTLE STEAM!

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    October 5th, 2017
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    SCALES MOUND, IL – On Thursday, September 14th, elementary and junior high Hornet readers enjoyed creating, collaborating and participating in hands-on adventure with the Kendall Hunt Mobile Play Lab from Creative Adventure Lab out of Dubuque, Iowa. Students enjoyed building bridges, tunnels, furniture, walls and much more with the giant foam blocks, lifesize LEGO blocks, and regular LEGOs.

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  • CHUCK PEDERSEN RECEIVES PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES CERTIFICATE

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    October 5th, 2017
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    SPRINGFIELD, IL – At the recent Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) Summit, IEMA Director James Joseph (right)
    presented Jo Daviess County Emergency Management Director, Chuck Pedersen (left), with the certificate for the completion of the Professional Development Series of classes for Emergency
    Managers. These classes provide training for Emergency Managers on how to mitigate, prevent, prepare, respond, and recover from emergency situations in their counties.

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    October 5th, 2017
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    ELIZABETH, IL – As Hurricane Harvey and Irma hit, relief organizations stepped in to provide assistance to thousands of evacuees. They provided food, water and shelter. But one thing that they don’t always provide are diapers. “That can be a real problem for parents of young children,” states Stacy Kloss, Jo Daviess Carroll Career and Technical Academy (CTE) Early Education Instructor.

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  • THE WARREN LION’S CLUB REROOFS SEVERAL BUILDINGS FOR MERIDIAN PARK

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    October 5th, 2017
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    WARREN, IL – In cooperation with the Meridian Park the Warren Lion’s Club purchase the materials for three restrooms, the Crow’s nest/ maintenance building and the concession stand at the little league field downtown. Members of the Lion’s Club worked with Park Board and community members to reroof the much needed roofs. Money made from the 12 days of Christmas raffle tickets along with a few dollars from here and there over a few years helped the club to purchase over $4000 worth of materials to do the job.

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  • FRUIT TREES, BRAMBLES AND BERRIES

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    October 5th, 2017
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    ELIZABETH, IL – Come join University of Illinois Extension Local Foods and Small Farms Educator Grant McCarty as he shares his extensive knowledge on Fruit Trees, Brambles and Berries. This will be a three part series with each night focusing on a different fruit. These classes will be held on October 10th, 17th and 24th from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Jo Daviess County Extension Office, 204 Vine Street, Elizabeth, Illinois.

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  • JO DAVIESS COUNTY PHEASANTS FOREVER 25TH ANNUAL BANQUET

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  • SHIPPY/MEYERS WEDDING

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    GRATIOT, WI – Carrie Shippy and Travis Meyers are happy to announce their upcoming wedding on November 10th, 2017 at the Grand River Center in Dubuque, Iowa.

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  • SCALES MOUND CLASS OF 1967 50TH REUNION

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    October 5th, 2017
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    DUBUQUE, IA – The reunion was held in the Diamond Jo Casino
    Banquet Room on Sunday afternoon, September 17, 2017.
    Those in the picture: Front (left – right) – Larry Ankney, Patty
    (Stadel) Vincent, Jim Krug, Margaret (Harwick) Townsend, Jim Hoyer and Ron Henrickson. Middle (left – right) – Stuart Ohms, Darlene (Bahr) Fishler, Mildred (Koester) Steffes, Sharon (Stadel) Webster, Donna (Soppe) Manemann and Nikki Saar. Back (left – right) – Norman Homb, Bob Hickman, Jim Ohms, Wayne Bruun, Lynn Wasmund and Curtis Redfearn.

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  • BILL WUBBEN FROM APPLE RIVER STATE BANK NAMED 2017 OUTSTANDING MEMBER

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    October 5th, 2017
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    SPRINGFIELD, IL – CBAI recognizes one or more community bankers as an “Outstanding Member” at its annual convention. The recipient must be a community banker who has performed above and beyond the call of duty to benefit the cause of community banking through Community Bankers Association of Illinois (CBAI), either during the past year or over a period of years.

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  • FOUNDATION EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR RESIGNS

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    October 2nd, 2017
    Gary Smith

    Janesville, WI — On September 1st, 2017 Ann Heiden announced her resignation, effective September 26th, as executive director of the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin and will be taking on a new role with a nonprofit in Madison.

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  • AGRICULTURAL LANDS AND WILDLIFE

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    October 2nd, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – On Thursday, October 19, 2017, University of Illinois Extension Local Foods and Small Farms Educator Grant McCarty will present on agricultural lands and wildlife and how each is impacting the other. This program will be held at Galena City Hall, Galena, Illinois.

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  • ILLINOIS JOB GROWTH STUCK IN NEUTRAL

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    October 1st, 2017

    CHICAGO, IL – The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced on September 14th the unemployment rate increased +0.2 percentage points to 5.0 percent in August and nonfarm payrolls decreased by -3,700 jobs over-the-month, based on preliminary data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and released by IDES.

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  • 19TH ANNUAL JAKES DAY ANOTHER HUGE SUCCESS

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    October 1st, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – The Jo Daviess County Longbeards welcomed 100 youth and 60 adult participants to the Kyle and Karen Marsden farm in rural Galena August 12th, 2017 for the 19th Annual JAKES Day.

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  • HIGLAND’S AGRICULTURE PROGRAM HOLDS A SUCCESSFUL INAUGURAL FARM-TO-TABLE DINNER

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    October 1st, 2017
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    FREEPORT, IL — A decorated machine shed at the Keith Hinrichs farm west of Freeport served as the backdrop for the inaugural Farm-to-Table dinner on Thursday, September 14th. Presented by the Highland Community College Agriculture Department, the evening was also sponsored by the Highland Community College Foundation, and the Stephenson County Farm Bureau.

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  • 2017 WARREN PUMPKIN FESTIVAL PROVES TO BE A GREAT TIME FOR EVERYONE

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    October 1st, 2017
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  • 19TH ANNUAL BATTLE OF MORSEVILLE CIVIL WAR RE-ENACTMENT

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    October 1st, 2017
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  • PROTECTING YOUR ASSETS AND PLANNING FOR RETIREMENT YEARS

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    October 1st, 2017
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    ELIZABETH, IL – The public is invited to attend an informational, yet informal gathering at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 411 W Catlin Street in Elizabeth, Illinois on Monday, October 2nd at 7:00 p.m.

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  • 2017 BENTON COMMUNITY FUND GRANT WINNERS

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    October 1st, 2017
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    BENTON, WI – Through the generous gifts of area citizens, businesses, and alumni, the Benton Community Fund (BCF) announced its seventh annual grant recipients on August 31st. Since inception in 2011, the BCF has awarded grants totaling over $48,500 for a variety of projects in and around the community of Benton.

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  • OCTOBER WORKSHOPS AT SHAKE RAG ALLEY

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    October 1st, 2017
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    MINERAL POINT, WI – Signs of fall are popping up all over here at Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts, and we anxiously await what the new season has in store. The fall season will usher in an array of workshops in October, and they are filling up quickly.

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  • THE FIRST ANNUAL BURG FEST MUSIC FESTIVAL HELD IN SHULLSBURG

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    October 1st, 2017
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    SHULLSBURG, WI – Robb Paquette presented the check to Linda Gebhardt, Donor Service for the Shullsburg Fund and the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin. The funds will go directly into community projects.

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  • MEET FHN’S REHAB TEAM AND TOUR FACILITY AT SEPTEMBER 27TH OPEN HOUSE

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    October 1st, 2017

    FREEPORT, IL – The FHN Rehabilitation Services team – more than fortycaregivers strong – is opening its doors for an open house September 27th. Visitors are invited to tour the rehab gym and private treatment rooms at the FHN Family Healthcare Center – Burchard Hills and meet members of the team that can help patients recover to their fullest potential from an illness or surgery, recuperate from an injury, or get back in the game after a sports-related or weekend warrior injury.

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  • JDCF ANNOUNCES FREE FOREST WALK

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    October 1st, 2017
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    ELIZABETH, IL – With fall on the way, the appearance of trees changes significantly and identifying them can be tricky – unless you know your bark, berries and nuts. Join us to celebrate the change of season with a Fall Forest Walk on Saturday, September 30th from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the Schurmeier Teaching Forest.

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  • 20TH ANNUAL CHEESEFEST: SHULLSBURG, WISCONSIN ON OCTOBER 7TH, 20

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    October 1st, 2017
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    SHULLSBURG, WI – Shullsburg Wisconsin invites you to the Annual Cheesefest on Saturday, October 7th. Take a short scenic drive to the third oldest community in Wisconsin.

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  • SLOATMAN

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    September 29th, 2017
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    September 29, 2017

    FREEPORT, IL – Susan E. Sloatman, 77, of Freeport, passed away from Alzheimer’s, a disease that robbed her of her dignity, at her home on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, surrounded by her family.

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  • COPPERNOLL

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    September 29th, 2017
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    September 29, 2017

    LINDEN, NC – Larry John Coppernoll, 71, of Linden, North Carolina, passed away Friday, September 8, 2017.

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  • BEYER

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    September 22nd, 2017
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    September 22, 2017

    MISSION, TX – Richard L. “Dick” Beyer, 76, passed away at his home in Mission, Texas with family at his side on September 17, 2017.

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  • STOCKTON HIGH SCHOOL 4TH ANNUAL HOMECOMING ALUMNI DANCE

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    September 21st, 2017
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    STOCKTON, IL – The S.H.S. 4th Annual Homecoming Alumni Dance will be found in a new venue – THE STOCKTON HIGH SCHOOL CAFETERIA. This year will be an old fashioned “SOCK HOP”.

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  • SPACE UPDATE AT THE BLUEBIRD NEST NATURE CENTER

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    September 21st, 2017
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    DARLINGTON, WI – If you are behind on what is happening in the space program, please join Aaron Wolfe on Monday, September 25th, at 7:00 p.m. at the Bluebird Nest Nature Center, 308 Main Street, Darlington, to catch up. Aaron has long been a fan of what has been happening in outer space.

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  • LE-WIN CLASS OF ’67 50TH ANNIVERSARY REUNION

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    September 21st, 2017
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    LENA, IL – Le-Win Class of ’67 50th Anniversary Reunion held at Rafters in Lena on Saturday, September 9th. 42 classmates were in attendance. It was a festive get-together renewing old friendships.
    Some classmates journeyed from the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado and Texas!

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  • HAMILTON GRADUATES FROM INSTITUTE FOR ORGANIZATION MANAGEMENT

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    September 21st, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, announced that Chris Hamilton, President & CEO of Greater Galena Marketing Inc., recently graduated from the program and received the recognition of IOM.

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  • 13TH ANNUAL NORA BAR CAR SHOW

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    September 21st, 2017
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    NORA, IL – Almost 40 cars, trucks and motorcycles were entered in the 13th Annual Nora Bar Car Show, held Sunday, September 3rd. Each entrant got three votes in the category they entered in and the votes were totaled to decide a winner. Each entrant received a dash plaque.

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  • CULVER’S SHARE NIGHT RAISED $311.40 FOR SAFE HAVEN

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    September 21st, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – Culver’s of Galena and Safe Haven of Elizabeth, Illinois had a Share Night on September 12th. Partnering together they were able to raise $311.40. Safe Haven was appreciative of the Share Night because at this time Safe Haven is taking in dogs from Louisiana shelters so that those shelters are able to make room for Hurricane Harvey dogs.

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  • WINNER OF THE LENA LIONS UTV RAFFLE

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    September 21st, 2017
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    LENA, IL – Mary Anne Keith presents the winner of the Lena Lions Polaris Ranger UTV to Joe Edler of Lena, Ilinois.

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  • WINNER OF THE LENA LIONS CAR RAFFLE

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    September 21st, 2017
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    LENA, IL – Richard Holmes presents Tamara Planting of Warren,
    Illinois the winner of the Lena Lions Car raffle a 2017 Ford Escape.

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  • HAVENS

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    September 20th, 2017
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    September 20, 2017

    APPLE RIVER, IL – John D. Havens, 59, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Monday September 18, 2017.

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  • JAMES

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    September 20th, 2017
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    September 20, 2017

    APPLE RIVER, IL – Irene (Brinkmeier) James passed on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at Marshfield Medical Center following a brief illness. She was born on October 10, 1023 in Pearl City.

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  • KNAUTZ

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    September 19th, 2017
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    September 18, 2017

    BROWNTOWN, WI – Thomas Francis Knautz, age 64, went home to be with the Lord September 2, 2017. Tom lost his eight month battle with stage IV Melanoma Cancer. He was born December 27, 1952 in Dubuque, Iowa to Milo and Margaret (Dorsey) Knautz.

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  • CHESNEY TO RUN FOR GENERAL ASSEMBLY SEAT IN THE 89TH DISTRICT IN 2018

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    September 18th, 2017
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    FREEPORT, IL — Freeport City Alderman Andrew Chesney has announced on September 7th his candidacy for the Illinois General Assembly. The 35-year-old Republican from Freeport hopes to replace current State Representative Brian Stewart who announced earlier this week that he will seek a seat in the Illinois State Senate in 2018.

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  • SIGAFUS

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    September 15th, 2017
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    September 15, 2017

    WARREN, IL – Lee Sigafus, 82, of Warren passed away after a short illness on Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 at Manor Court in Freeport, Illinois.

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  • SCALES MOUND SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLANNING DAYS

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    September 14th, 2017
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    SCALES MOUND, IL – On Wednesday afternoon September 6th, the faculty and staff at Scales Mound School worked with representatives from the Regional Office of Education to improve instruction techniques as it relates to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

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  • BLACKHAWKS OF THE MONTH IN STOCKTON

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    September 14th, 2017
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    STOCKTON, IL – This year we will recognize Stockton Middle School students each month that are going above and beyond to display our Blackhawk Way expectations. They have been nominated for special acts of being Respectful, Responsible, and Safe. Blackhawks of the Month are: 5th Katelyn Winters, 6th Maverick Winters, 7th Braelyn Fahrney and 8th J Kenze Haas.

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  • FREEPORT COMMUNITY FOUNDATION AWARDS $2,800 GRANT FROM THE JOHN M. DROGOSZ YOUTH ABUSE PREVENTION/TREATMENT MEMORIAL FUND

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    September 14th, 2017
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    FREEPORT, IL – The Freeport Community Foundation Board of Directors awarded a $2,800.00 grant from the John M. Drogosz Youth Substance Abuse Prevention/Treatment Memorial Fund to The Rosecrance Foundation at a grant reception on August 25th at Rosecrance’s Griffin Williamson Campus.

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  • “SELF-HELP BY DUMMIEZ” TO HIT THE ORANGEVILLE THEATER STAGE SEPTEMBER 22ND-24TH

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    September 14th, 2017
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    ORANGEVILLE, IL – The Orangeville theater group, The Mighty Richland Players, is excited to announce their fall show, “Self-Help By Dummiez.” The comedy takes place in a psychiatrist’s office waiting room which is filled with patients waiting for the doctor to arrive.

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  • REPRESENTATIVE BRIAN STEWART SEEKS ILLINOIS STATE SENATE SEAT IN 2018

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    September 14th, 2017
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    FREEPORT, IL—Illinois State Representative Brian W. Stewart (R-Freeport) announced today that he will be seeking election to the Illinois State Senate in 2018. Stewart intends to replace 45th Illinois Senate District State Senator Tim Bivins (R-Dixon) who announced earlier this year that he will not be seeking reelection to the Illinois General Assembly.

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  • PRINTMAKING RETREAT AT SHAKE RAG ALLEY SEPTEMBER 28TH-OCTOBER 1ST

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    September 14th, 2017
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    MINERAL POINT, WI – Whether beginner or advanced, there’s fun ahead for you in the upcoming Printmaking Retreat September 28th through October 1st. From carving simple rubber stamps to learning traditional Japanese woodcut making, there’s something for everyone. Chat with new friends over lunches (included), and enjoy a fling with gel plates (for free) on Saturday evening. Sign up now!

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  • CULVER’S SHARE NIGHT RAISED $465.43 FOR HURRICANE HARVEY VICTIMS

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    September 14th, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – Culver’s had their Share Night this past week on Tuesday, September, 5th for Hurricane Harvey victims.

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  • FHN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL RECEIVES THE AMERICAN HEART/STROKE ASSOCIATION GET WITH THE GUIDELINES-STROKE GOLD PLUS QUALITY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

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    September 14th, 2017
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    FREEPORT, IL — FHN Memorial Hospital in Freeport has received the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.

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  • PECATONICA BEER COMPANY TAP HOUSE UNVEILS FIRST BEER

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    September 14th, 2017
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    WARREN, IL – The Pecatonica Beer Company Tap House in Warren had a major achievement recently, tapping the first keg brewed at the microbrewery. Irish Red, the first beer brewed at Pecatonica Beer Company Tap House, was tapped on Friday, August 25th.

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  • HAVENS

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    September 12, 2017

    APPLE RIVER, IL – Cleo C. Havens, age 81 of Apple River, Illinois passed away Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 at Waverly Place in Stockton.

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  • KILROY

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    ELIZABETH, IL – Dolores B. Kilroy, 99 of Elizabeth, Illinois passed away Friday, September 8, 2017 at Galena-Stauss Senior Care Community.

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  • A LOST SETTLEMENT PROGRAM: PITCHERVILLE: PRESENTED AT THE STOCKTON HERITAGE MUSEUM

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    September 7th, 2017

    STOCKTON, IL – If you missed the very popular Stockton Heritage Museum program in June on Wedding Dresses, here is your chance to join us for our September Program on September 16th, at 2:00 p.m.

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  • HCC ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAM SEEKS VOLUNTEER TUTORS

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    September 7th, 2017

    FREEPORT — Highland Community College Adult Education Program is seeking volunteers to tutor adults in Highland’s district. Volunteers tutor in math, reading, writing or English as a Second Language.

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  • LENA LIONS CLUB 67TH ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL ON SEPTEMBER 8TH & 9TH

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    September 7th, 2017

    LENA, IL – With autumn just around the corner, the Lena Lions 67th Annual Fall Festival, known as “The Cadillac of Small Town Festivals,” will be held in downtown Lena on September 8th and 9th.

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  • ANNUAL STUDIO RECITAL AT ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH

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    WARREN, IL – The private students of Susan Bourquin offered their annual studio recital on Friday, August 11th at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Warren, Illinois. Left to right-bottom row: Maranda Schaney, Jasmine Curries, Maizy Fonseca, Chloe Wild, Brynn Fry. Middle row: Emily Raab, Analiesa Harbach, Case Harmston, Chloe Hockema. Top Row: Dwight Bayer, Luke Hockema, John Jurkovic, Jill Harmston, Sophia Bayer. Not pictured as they were unable to appear: Joanna Rebekah, Hannah Visel, Claudia Heidenreich and Amanda McNett.

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  • DECORATING WITH GRAPEVINES

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    September 7th, 2017
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    ELIZABETH, IL – Come join University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener Sharon Cahill on Wednesday, September 27th from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. at the University of Illinois Extension Office, 204 Vine Street, Elizabeth, Illinois, to learn how to make fun, fall decorations from grapevines.

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  • MY WARRIOR BATTLE

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    September 7th, 2017
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    WARREN, IL – I am Kevin Upmann, and I would like people to know… In May 2016, I was diagnosed with Stage IV Kidney Failure. In August, I was diagnosed with Kidney Cancer. In November, I had my right kidney removed.

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  • WHAT IS SO GREAT ABOUT WINTER SQUASH?

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    September 7th, 2017
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    ELIZABETH, IL­­ – Winter squash are a culinary favorite because of their versatility. The great thing about squash, besides their versatility, is that they can also be stored and used all winter long! Join us in this fun fall program, as Diane Reinhold, Extension Nutrition and Wellness Educator, discusses how to select and store winter squash.

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  • STOCKTON SENIOR ACADEMICS PRIZE WINNERS

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    September 7th, 2017
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    STOCKTON, IL – On Wednesday, August 30th Stockton High School held a pep assembly to recognize seniors who met standards on the SAT exam. Prizes were drawn and the lucky students whose names were drawn were: from left to right: Elijah Rowe, Jeremiah Hermann, Megan Gille, Kaitlin Enright, Hunter Housman-Eddings.

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  • NELSON

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    September 7th, 2017
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    September 7, 2017

    APPLE RIVER, IL – Harry “Ronnie” Nelson, age 83, of Apple River, Illinois passed away July 1, 2017 at home with his son Hans by his side.

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  • TESMER

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    September 5th, 2017
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    September 5, 2017

    WARREN, IL – Edwin “Ed” H. Tesmer, 70, of Warren, Illinois unexpectedly passed away on Sunday, September 3, 2017 at the VA Hospital in Madison, surrounded by his family.

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  • CULVER’S SHARE NIGHT RAISED $512.65 FOR PEO

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    September 1st, 2017
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    GALENA, IL – Culver’s had their Share Night this past week on Tuesday, August 22nd with PEO (Philanthropic Educational Organization).

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  • DUCHOW

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    August 31st, 2017
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    August 31, 2017

    STOCKTON, IL – Ronald G. Duchow, age 77 passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at his home.

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  • CANDLELIGHT VIGIL ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH

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    August 31st, 2017
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    August 31, 2017

    GALENA, IL – In the wake of the events that happened in Charlottesville, Virginia, the public is invited to band together to hold a candlelight vigil for peace.

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  • KUHLEMEIER

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    August 28th, 2017
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    August 28, 2017

    PEARL CITY, IL – Lorna J. Kuhlemeier, 71, of Pearl City went to spend eternity with the Lord on August 9, 2017.

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  • GILE

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    August 21, 2017

    SHULLSBURG, WI – William N. “Bill” Gile, age 83 of Shullsburg, Wisconsin, passed away Friday, August 18th, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

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  • CARL JOHNSON WATERCOLORS EXHIBIT AT THE GALENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS

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    GALENA, IL – Galena Center for the Arts will host an opening reception to celebrate Carl Johnson, Galena Watercolorist on Friday, August 18th from 5:00-8:00 p.m.

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  • MENZEMER

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    August 11th, 2017
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    August 11, 2017

    STOCKTON, IL – Kevin L. Menzemer, age 60 passed away after a long battle with cancer on Thursday August 11, 2017 at Waverly Place in Stockton, Illinois.

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  • KUROPATWA

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    August 11, 2017

    APPLE RIVER, IL – John Marion Kuropatwa, age 87, of Apple River, Illinois, passed away on Friday, August 4, 2017, at UW Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin.

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