• HERB PLANTERS WITH UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS EXTENSION

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    April 17th, 2024

    April 17th, 2024

    ELIZABETH, IL – Join University of Illinois Extension Jo Daviess County Master Gardener Volunteers Laurie Gothard-Zueger and Linda Helgeson for a program on Herb Planters. This program will take place on Thursday, May 16th at 1:30 p.m. at the Jo Daviess County Extension Office, 204 North Vine Street Elizabeth, Illinois. There is a $15 fee to attend this program and participants will leave with an herb planter which all supplies will be provided for. Pre-registration is required due to limited seating. To register or for more information call the Extension office at 815-858-2273 or visit us online at go.illinois.edu/jsw.

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  • TIMBER LAKE PLAYHOUSE ANNOUNCES DOG AUDITIONS FOR TOTO AT THE PLAYHOUSE ON MAY 11TH

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    April 17th, 2024

    April 17th, 2024

    MT. CARROLL, IL – CALLING ALL DOGS!! Does your dog have what it takes to be a star of the stage?! Then you’re going to want to come out for the Timber Lake Playhouse dog auditions for The Wizard of Oz on May 11th at 4:00 p.m. Bring your dog to the theatre and see if your Fido has what it takes to be a star on the TLP stage.

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  • INCI*DENTAL*LY

    Written By: Dr. Stephen Petras, DMD • An Illinois Licensed General Dentist on
    April 17th, 2024

    THE INTERINFLUENCE OF ORAL HEALTH AND DIABETES CONTROL

    April 17th, 2024

    Sometimes inspiration for this column comes in an unusual way. In this case it was when a fellow guest at an engagement party I recently attended commented on his mother’s health,  “Oh it’s no big deal. She doesn’t really have diabetes, diabetes. She just has the kind of diabetes that everyone gets when they get older.”

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  • VULNERABLE LIVESTOCK CONTINUE TO FACE BLACK VULTURE ATTACKS

    Written By: RHIANNON BRANCH • FARMWEEK on
    April 17th, 2024

    April 17th, 2024

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – Spring is often a time to welcome new life on a livestock operation, but black vultures are disturbing the peace by attacking newborn calves, lambs and birthing mothers.

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  • Around The Northern Hills

    Written By: Annette Eggers on
    April 17th, 2024

    Jo Daviess County Farm Bureau

    April 17th, 2024

    This coming Monday, April 22nd is National Earth Day.  So, what is Earth Day anyway?  And why do farmers care?  Farmers are the original environmentalists.  So, of course, Earth Day is very important to the agriculture community. Farmers, simply put, make their living off the land.  The land is our most precious resource and we take care of it. Today’s forward-thinking farmers adopt modern technology in order to produce more with less.  All in an effort to take care of the dirt that takes care of them.  Happy Earth Day!

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  • SLOW DOWN, BE AWARE: SAFETY IS KEY THIS PLANTING SEASON 

    Written By: HANNAH SPANGLER • FARMWEEK on
    April 17th, 2024

    April 17th, 2024

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – The first week of April was cold, windy and wet but the start to planting season is still on the radar for Illinois farmers.

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  • BATTLE BUDDY BOXES FOR VETERANS GETS DONATION

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    April 17th, 2024

    April 17th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – Post 6 Dubuque, Iowa presents Valerie Slayton of Post 193 Galena, Illinois with $1,000 for Battle Buddy Boxes for Veterans. American Legion Posts – American Legion Post 6 Dubuque, Iowa and American Legion Post 193 Galena, Illinois members are shown in the photograph.

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  • ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO OFFER FREE RECYCLING PROGRAM FOR AGRICHEMICAL CONTAINERS

    Written By: Article submitted on
    April 17th, 2024

    April 17th, 2024

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) encourages farmers and agrichemical facilities to take part in a free agrichemical container recycling program. Beginning in the middle of July and continuing into August, sites throughout the state will collect containers that are recycled to make shipping pallets.

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  • WARREN WOMEN’S CLUB UPDATE

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    April 17th, 2024

    April 17th, 2024

    WARREN, IL – We started the meeting with our Collect and the Pledge of Allegiance. The minuets were read and approved. Our guest speaker was Lindsay Kent from the Apple River Bank about the Prom community and let know what its about. Next was a discussion on the Spring Luncheon it was scheduled for June 25th, 2024, then to see a play in July, “The Wizard of Oz.”  Val Stocks is looking into it with more information for next meeting.

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  • JDCF TO HOST ANNUAL FROG WALK ON GALENA RIVER TRAIL

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    April 17th, 2024

    April 17th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – One of the first signs of spring is the sound of frogs waking up and calling. Join staff from the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF) at the Meeker Street Footbridge in downtown Galena on Friday, April 26th at 6:00 p.m. for JDCF’s annual frog walk.

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  • FELONY WARRANT ARREST IN PALM BEACH, FLORIDA

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    April 17th, 2024

    April 17th, 2024

    FREEPORT, IL – On March 20th, 2024, Deputies with the Bay County Florida Sheriff’s Office arrested former Freeport residents Timothy Bennett and Crystal Houston on a felony warrants that were filed in Stephenson County. Bennett and Houston were located at a hotel in Palm Beach, Florida after Freeport Police Department Detectives received a tip advising of their whereabouts. This information was then passed on to the Bay County Sheriff’s Office.

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  • FINAL CHANCE FOR PUBLIC INPUT TO 2045  JO DAVIESS COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

    Written By: Article submitted on
    April 17th, 2024

    April 17th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – Jo Daviess County is in the final stages of updating its Comprehensive Plan. Public input is still being sought to the document which is designed to be a roadmap for decisions impacting the non-municipality portions of the County through 2045.

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  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR

    Written By: Peggy Stortz on
    April 17th, 2024

    April 17th, 2024

    Having already spent over $100,000 of your tax money on attorneys to defend a proposed new mega-resort, the City Council has decided to throw good money after bad and pay attorneys to ask Judge Hay to reconsider his ruling.

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  • SPECIAL NATIVE AMERICAN CEREMONY TO BE HELD IN FREEPORT ON MAY 4TH

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    April 17th, 2024

    April 17th, 2024

    FREEPORT, IL – There are over 5,000 missing and murdered Native American women and Two-Spirit people in the United States today. This does not include the people who live off the reservations. There are over 65,000 Native American people living in Illinois. Are some of our missing among those people?

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  • GALENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS PRESENTS THEIR 3RD ANNUAL GOLF OUTING FUNDRAISER THURSDAY, MAY 30TH, 2024

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    April 17th, 2024

    April 17th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – The event kicks off at the Eagle Ridge North Course with a 1:00 p.m. shotgun start. The tournament includes an 18-hole round of golf for a four-person team, followed by a light dinner. Games include Flag Prizes, Beat the Pro, and $10,000 Putt Contest.

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  • JDCF TO HOST WILDFLOWER WALK, THURSDAY, APRIL 25TH, 9:00 A.M.

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    April 17th, 2024

    April 17th, 2024

    SAVANNA, IL – White trillium, bluebells, and the rare and endangered red trillium blanket Mississippi Palisades State Park in late April. Experience the magic of these stunning plants along with many other wildflowers at their peak on a guided hike in the woods and along the Park’s riverside bluffs.  The walk will be led by JDCF’s Director of Land Stewardship, Jim Johannsen, along with Ken Beach, president of Northwest Illinois Forestry Association.  Expert birders will also be on the trail.  This is a moderately difficult walk and includes steps.  We will meet at the south entrance to the park, which is located three miles north of Savanna, Illinois, along Highway 84 South.

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  • SCALES MOUND UMC “YOUNG AT HEART” FEATURES THE ACCORDION DIVAS IN APRIL GATHERING

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    April 17th, 2024

    April 17th, 2024

    SCALES MOUND, IL – Scales Mound United Methodist Church is pleased to headline its first 2024 “Young at Heart” community gathering on Tuesday, April 23rd at 1:30 p.m. with the fabulous Accordion Divas! Denise Stadel, Colleen Yonda and Vicky Barclay will treat the audience to some energetic oldies but goodies, polkas, and even music from Johnny Cash and The Beatles. The Divas will also answer all your questions about accordions!

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  • CULVER’S OF GALENA  SHARE NIGHT APRIL 9TH

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    April 17th, 2024

    April 17th, 2024

    GALENA, IL - The April 9th Share Night at Galena Culver’s.  The Share Night was to benefit the Kiwanis Club of Galena.  Left to right are: Bill Caron, Mike Muzzey, JoAnne Muzzey, Lex Abt,  Bernie Ferry and Edgar Agustin Velazquez.

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  • SHARE NIGHT AT CULVER’S FOR TYLER’S JUSTICE CENTER

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    April 17th, 2024

    April 17th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – Mark the date for Tuesday, May 7th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and stop in at the Culvers in Galena, Illinois and purchase a meal. 

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  • SEUSSICAL JR. PRESENTED BY WARREN SCHOOL DISTRICT ON APRIL 27TH AND 28TH

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    April 17th, 2024

    April 17th, 2024

    WARREN, IL – Horton will hear a Who and cheerful chaos will ensue when The Warren School District presents Seussical Jr. on Saturday, April 27th at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 28th at 2:00 p.m. at the Warren High School gymnasium, 311 South Water Street, Warren, Illinois. Tickets will be sold at the door. $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for students.

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  • NEED EXTRA CA$H?  WHAT’S IT WORTH ON EBAY?

    Written By: Paul Connor on
    April 17th, 2024

    April 17th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – If you have an item and you would like to know what it is worth, send digital pictures with a brief description to paulhconnor@gmail.com or you can make an appointment to visit me at 201 North Commerce Street, Galena, Illinois. Be sure to check out our website at www.ezsellusa.com.

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  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL OF LAFAYETTE COUNTY CONCLUDES 13TH YEAR OF CLUB SCRUB 

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    April 17th, 2024

    April 17th, 2024

    DARLINGTON, WI – Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County (MHLC) concluded its 13th year of the Club Scrub Program, which is designed to educate and encourage young students to explore healthcare careers. “Club Scrub” was designed by the Wisconsin Office of Rural Health for the Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative and includes a detailed program outline designed to spark junior high student’s interest in the healthcare sciences.

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  • THE FLASH SPORTS REPORT – GIRLS TRACK – APRIL 17TH, 2024

    Written By: Our sports writer on
    April 17th, 2024

    STERLING GIRLS INVITE

    FRIDAY, APRIL 5TH

    TEAM RESULTS: Sterling 209, Sycamore 123, Belvidere 92, Galena/East Dubuque/River Ridge 89

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  • THE FLASH SPORTS REPORT – BOYS TRACK – APRIL 17TH, 2024

    Written By: Our sports writer on
    April 17th, 2024

    GEBHARDT-WORLEY INVITATIONAL

    SATURDAY, APRIN 6TH

    AT OREGON

    TEAM SCORES: Dixon 170.5, Rockford Guilford 130, Le-Win 104, Forreston/Polo 63, Rockford Christian 60, Erie-Prophestown 45, Oregon 37.5, Dakota 29, North Boone 20, Genoa-Kingston 18, Freeport 14, Pearl City 4

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  • THE FLASH SPORTS REPORT – BASKETBALL – APRIL 17TH, 2024

    Written By: Our sports writer on
    April 17th, 2024

    NORTHWEST ILLINOIS ALL STAR GAMES

    LANARK, IL – The Northwest Illinois Sports Hall of Fame is hosting the Jim Shaw All Star game at Eastland High School on Sunday, April 21st.  The girls’ game begins at 3:00 and will be followed by the boys’ game.   Admission is $5.00.

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  • THE FLASH SPORTS REPORT –  SOCCER – APRIL 17TH, 2024

    Written By: Our sports writer on
    April 17th, 2024

    Galena/East Dubuque vs River Valley 2-4

    The Pirates fell in their first home game of the season despite goals from Nevaeh Ottenhausen and Lydia Connor. Nevaeh Ottenhausen tied the game  1-1 after a strong dribble from Chloe Petigout. Despite strong goalkeeping from Molly Beadle, including stopping a penalty kick, River Valley went up 4-1 in the second half. A distance shot from Lydia Connor brought the Pirates back in the game in the last 5 minutes of play. Avery Ziegler stood out with strong physical plays.

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  • THE FLASH SPORTS REPORT –  SOFTBALL – APRIL 17TH, 2024

    Written By: Our sports writer on
    April 17th, 2024

    FRIDAY, APRIL 5TH

    FULTON  9   

    GALENA  0

    FUL  1  0  3   0  2  1   2     9  8  0

    GAL  0  0  0   0  0  0   0     0  1  1

    GALENA, IL – The Steamers’ Addison Hartman shut the hometown Pirates down on just one hit in a 9-0 win while registering fourteen strikeouts.  Fulton got on the board with a first inning run before adding three more in their third at bat.  After taking a 4-0 advantage into the top of the fifth the Steamers would score five more runs in their final three trips to the plate.

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  • IDOT ANNOUNCES APRIL DATES FOR DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE PROGRAM WORKSHOPS

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    April 17th, 2024

    April 17th, 2024

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Transportation is hosting free virtual workshops in April as part of its continuing “Building Blocks of Success” series for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) firms interested in strengthening their skills, growing their businesses, and bidding on state projects. New and existing DBEs, as well as firms interested in becoming certified in the program, are invited to attend.

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  • ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH EVENTS

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    April 17th, 2024

    April 17th, 2024

    PEARL CITY, IL - St. John’s Lutheran Church, Pearl City, will celebrate the fourth Sunday of Easter on Sunday, April 21st.  Join us on Facebook if you can’t be here in person!

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  • NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

    Written By: Article submitted on
    April 17th, 2024

    All Meetings are Accessible via Audio Call-in

    Liquor Commission Meeting

    Date: Wednesday, April 17th 2024
    Time: 11:00 a.m.
    Place: Jo Daviess County Administrative Offices (Temporary Location) Former Galena Primary School – 219 Kelly Lane, Galena, Illinois
    Agenda: Any items that require the attention of the committee.

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  • ANDERSON

    Written By: Obituary submitted on
    April 15th, 2024

    April 15th, 2024

    STOCKTON, IL – Leone Castell Anderson was born in Los Angeles on August 12th, 1923 to Swedish immigrant parents. From the age of four, she was raised in Chicago, Illinois where she attended school and later worked in publishing and advertising.

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  • BAUSMAN

    Written By: Obituary submitted on
    April 11th, 2024

    April 11th, 2024

    ELIZABETH, IL – Jerry Bausman, age 92, of Elizabeth, Illinois, passed away on Monday, April 8th, 2024. He was married to Annette, his wife of 71 years, until she passed away in 2022.

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  • ILLINOIS LAUNCHES NEW “PAUSE TO HEAL” FIREARM RESTRAINING ORDER EDUCATION CAMPAIGN

    Written By: Article submitted on
    April 10th, 2024

    April 10th, 2024

    CHICAGO, IL –  A new partnership to raise awareness about the lifesaving potential of Firearm Restraining Orders (FROs), or “red flag laws,” is launching today during National Public Health Week involving the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), Brady: United Against Gun Violence, and the Ad Council.

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  • The Galena HUSH Report

    Written By: John Huschik • jhush-flash@lycos.com on
    April 10th, 2024

    This Is a Fine Pickle…

    There is a movement growing in town to have the Galena City Council help nurture and raise a future crop of our own homegrown pickles.

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  • A TRIP TO REMEMBER

    Written By: Scott Cernek, pastor of Peace Church in Browntown, Wisconsin on
    April 10th, 2024

    April 10th, 2024

    Last week I had the opportunity to drive my 89-year-old mom to her old stomping grounds in northwest Indiana.

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  • HUIZENGA

    Written By: Obituary submitted on
    April 10th, 2024

    April 10th, 2024

    APPLE RIVER, IL – Esther Huizenga, age 98, of Apple River, Illinois passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Tuesday, April 9th, 2024. She was born to William and Edna (Kehm) Oetke in Lombard, Illinois on October 31st, 1925. Shortly after high school she started working for Commonwealth Edison Electric. Esther worked there for several years as the Presidents Executive Assistant and enjoyed her time there.

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  • INCI*DENTAL*LY

    Written By: Dr. Stephen Petras, DMD • An Illinois Licensed General Dentist on
    April 10th, 2024

    APRIL IS ORAL CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

    April 10th, 2024

    As with all cancers, early diagnosis of oral cancer contributes to improved prognosis and survival rates. One of the most important responsibilities dentists have is educating their patient family about oral cancer. An informed individual will be able to recognize when something is wrong with themselves or their children and bring it to the attention of their dentist or physician for the earliest possible diagnosis and/or prevention of a problem.

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  • VILLAGE OF SCALES MOUND

    Written By: Board minutes submitted on
    April 10th, 2024

    Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees • Stone House • February 26th, 2024 • 7:00 p.m.

    April 10th, 2024

    The Regular Meeting of the President and Board of Trustees was called to order at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, February 26th, 2024.  Members present were Nicole Winter, John Duerr, Ruth Foley, Scott Ohms, Kristy Schueller and Janet Werner. Village Clerk Deven Morgensen, Village Treasurer Steve Stadel, Ron Duerr, Dave Carscallen, Stephen Olson, and Steve Winter were also present. Trustee, Garrett Hillary was absent.

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  • ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY RECOGNIZES APRIL AS INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY MONTH   

    Written By: Article submitted on
    April 10th, 2024

    April 10th, 2024

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – Governor J.B. Pritzker has proclaimed the month of April as Innovation and Technology Month in Illinois, underscoring the significance of IT and the dedicated efforts to establish the state as a thriving innovation and technology hub, delivering statewide services to agencies, boards, commissions and residents.

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  • VINING THROUGH PUMPKIN PRODUCTION

    Written By: Article submitted on
    April 10th, 2024

    April 10th, 2024

    ELIZABETH, IL – Join University of Illinois Extension Local Foods and Small Farms Educator Grant McCarty as he takes you through how to successfully grow pumpkins. This program will be held on Thursday, May 9th, 2024 starting at 1:30 p.m. at the Jo Daviess County Extension Office, 204 North Vine Street Elizabeth, Illinois 61028. The program is being offered free of charge but pre-registration is required due to limited seating. To register or for more information call the Jo Daviess County Extension Office at 815-858-2273 or visit us online at go.illinois.edu/jsw.

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  • Around The Northern Hills

    Written By: Annette Eggers on
    April 10th, 2024

    Jo Daviess County Farm Bureau  By Annette Eggers

    April 10th, 2024

    April is National Volunteer Month.  I would like to take this time to thank all of the volunteers that take the time out of their busy schedules to help make our organization a strong one.  Also, if you are looking for a volunteer opportunity we are always looking for a variety of volunteers to help at some of the programs that we offer.  You can volunteer as much or as little as you like.  I have several people that volunteer at one event during the year.  Take the time to help educate the public about agriculture at one of our summer programs.  For more information, contact me at the office at 815.858.2235.

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  • CONGRATULATIONS STOCKTON  LITTLE BLACKHAWKS OF THE WEEK

    Written By: Caption Submitted on
    April 10th, 2024

    April 10th, 2024

    STOCKTON, IL – Our Little Blackhawks for the week. Students were recognized for going above and beyond while following the Blackhawk Way! Congratulations to the students that were recognized!

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  • UPDATING MEMORIAL DAY ROLL CALL

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    April 10th, 2024

    April 10th, 2024

    LENA, IL – Once again, the names of deceased veterans from the Lena area will be read at the Memorial Day service.

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  • EVENTS COMING UP IN APRIL FREE TO THE COMMUNITY MEMBERS!

    Written By: Article submitted on
    April 10th, 2024

    April 10th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – The 24 Hour Care Senior Expo in the Crossroads Church is April 25th. It’s important for our community to learn about the services offered in Jo Daviess county and the vendors there are providing a great service to the community by being there to answer any questions they may have regarding insurance, placement for elderly family members, home care, realty, health department services, mental health services now offered and so much more! Jo Daviess Transit is offering rides as well. More info to come on that!

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  • This ‘N  That from the Stockton Heritage Museum

    Written By: ANN COPPERNOLL on
    April 10th, 2024

    April 10th, 2024

    What?!  I thought spring was here! 

    Well, the Museum is gearing up for the 2024 season.  The Volunteer orientation is set for April  20th at 9:00 a.m. at the Stockton Heritage Museum. Opening weekend will be May 4th and 5th. 

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  • 50 YEAR CERTIFICATE PRESENTED TO BIRKETT

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    April 10th, 2024

    April 10th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – A member of our post 193 was presented with a 50 Year Certificate for supporting the American Legion for 50 years! Mr. Steve Birkett  member of Post 193 Galena was presented the award for 50 years of continuous support by Valerie Slayton Adjutant of Post 193 Galena.

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  • GALENA PRIDE PICNIC SEEKS  SPONSORS, VENDORS, VOLUNTEERS

    Written By: Article submitted on
    April 10th, 2024

    April 10th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – The Galena Public Library is very excited to announce that plans are underway for Galena’s fourth annual Pride Picnic in Grant Park on June 8th, 2024 from noon-5:00 p.m. More information and application forms to become a sponsor, vendor, or volunteer can be found at https://galenalibrary.org/pridepicnic/.

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  • GALENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS APRIL 18TH SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE!

    Written By: Article submitted on
    April 10th, 2024

    April 10th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – The Galena Center for the Arts, 971 Gear Street, Galena Illinois, welcomes Don Greenwood, Scott Stieber with Don Myers and Thomas Burns to the Songwriters Showcase stage 7:00 p.m. Thursday, April 18th. 

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  • GALENA ARC APRIL-AUGUST YOUTH AND ADULT ART, POTTERY, COOKING CLASSES FOR THE TRI-STATE AREA

    Written By: Article submitted on
    April 10th, 2024

    April 10th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – The Galena ARC is offering several art, pottery and cooking classes this spring and summer for adults and youth. We are located in Galena, Illinois, 11084 West U.S. Highway 20 across from Hartig Drug and Walmart. Classes are open to everyone in the Tri-State area and beyond. Visit online to view full course descriptions, dates and online registration: GalenaARC.org.

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  • NEED EXTRA CA$H?  WHAT’S IT WORTH ON EBAY?

    Written By: Paul Connor on
    April 10th, 2024

    April 10th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – If you have an item and you would like to know what it is worth, send digital pictures with a brief description to paulhconnor@gmail.com or you can make an appointment to visit me at 201 North Commerce Street, Galena, Illinois. Be sure to check out our website at www.ezsellusa.com.

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  • Guest Column From Senator Andrew Chesney

    Written By: Andrew Chesney on
    April 10th, 2024

    www.SenatorChesney.com

    Agriculture Advisory Committee Ensures Farmers’ Priorities are Heard

    April 10th, 2024

    Northwest Illinois is home to some of the most fertile soil in the state, nation and world, and the farmers who work this land are vital to this state’s top economic driver- agriculture. Knowing this, when I was elected to the Illinois General Assembly in 2018, one of the first things I did was form an Agriculture Advisory Committee.

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  • APPLE RIVER STATE BANK EXPANDS SUPPORT  OF DOLLY PARTON’S IMAGINATION LIBRARY

    Written By: Article submitted on
    April 10th, 2024

    April 10th, 2024

    GALENA, IL –   For the eighth consecutive year, Apple River State Bank and First Community Bank of Galena has renewed the bank’s sponsorship of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library with a $10,000 payment to United Way of Northwest Illinois. The program started in 2016, and the bank has contributed nearly $50,000 since then. The bank’s contribution to the program increased significantly this year because of its success in Hazel Green and Darlington, Wisconsin, where the bank has offices. 

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  • STOCKTON HERITAGE MUSEUM TO HOLD 2024 VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION MEETING ON SATURDAY, APRIL 20TH

    Written By: Article submitted on
    April 10th, 2024

    April 10th, 2024

    STOCKTON, IL – Stockton Heritage Museum will host a Volunteer Orientation Meeting for the 2024 season on Saturday, April 20th, at 9:00 a.m. The meeting will take place at the Stockton Heritage Museum, 107 West Front Street, Stockton, Illinois.

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  • SOS+ APRIL 11TH PROGRAM – MUSIC WITH “GONE FISHIN”

    Written By: Article submitted on
    April 10th, 2024

    April 10th, 2024

    STOCKTON, IL – You are in for a special treat at the April 11th, 2024 meeting of SOS+ (Senior Outreach of Stockton + Surrounding Areas) as we welcome our friends “Gone Fishin” (Brian and Sharon Lieb) with their bluegrass and gospel music.  The program will begin at 2:00 p.m. in Calvary Church of Stockton’s Fellowship Hall.  We invite all to come and enjoy a fun filled and uplifting afternoon of music.

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  • PURPLE UP FOR MILITARY KIDS WITH THE LENA AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY   

    Written By: Article submitted on
    April 10th, 2024

    April 10th, 2024

    LENA, IL –    The Lena American Legion Auxiliary joins in with communities throughout the nation who are honoring April as the Month of the Military Child.  Our community may not be affected as much as many, but as Americans that are served by the military, we must show united support for those that sacrifice. 

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  • ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH EVENTS

    Written By: Article submitted on
    April 10th, 2024

    April 10th, 2024

    PEARL CITY, IL - St. John’s Lutheran Church, Pearl City, will celebrate the third Sunday of Easter on Sunday, April 14th.  The No Worries Band will be providing music at this service!  Join us on Facebook if you can’t be here in person!

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  • GET CRAFTY OR GO OUTSIDE WITH HIGHLAND LIFELONG LEARNING COURSES IN APRIL AND MAY

    Written By: Article submitted on
    April 10th, 2024

    April 10th, 2024

    FREEPORT, IL – Highland Community College Lifelong Learning April and May classes include Resin Journal, Sketch Crawl – The Art of Locations Sketching, Basic Birding, Disc Golf and Civilian Conservation Corps. To register online and view the complete Lifelong Learning schedule, visit highland.edu/lifelong or call 815-599-3403.

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  • PIRATE COMPETITOR OF THE WEEK:  DREW KOENINGS VARSITY BASEBALL

    Written By: Article submitted on
    April 10th, 2024

    April 10th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – Drew had a good game against Fulton on Friday. Drew was 2-4 with a homerun and one RBI. He also came in relief and pitched two innings and allowed zero hits, zero walks, five strikeouts. Coach Ty Hartman said, “Drew played a good game for us. In the first inning he got an outside fastball and took it to RF for his first homerun of the season. In relief pitching he came in and pitched great! Striking out five of the six hitters he faced.”

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  • SCHWARTZ

    Written By: Obituary submitted on
    April 8th, 2024

    April 8th, 2024 

    SHULLSBURG, WI – Stephen “Steve” M. Schwartz, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend, passed away on April 4th, 2024, his baptismal birthday. He died peacefully at home in Shullsburg, Wisconsin, surrounded by his loving family, after courageously battling prostate cancer for nearly five years. He was 74 years old.

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  • SCHUBERT

    Written By: Obituary submitted on
    April 8th, 2024

    April 8th, 2024

    WARREN, IL – Bernice A. Schubert, age 91, of Warren, Illinois passed away on Saturday, April 6th, 2024 at the Galena-Stauss Hospice Center in Galena, Illinois.

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  • THE FLASH SPORTS REPORT – BOYS TRACK –  APRIL 3RD, 2024

    Written By: Our sports writer on
    April 5th, 2024

    THURSDAY, MARCH 28TH

    AT RIVER RIDGE

    TEAM SCORES: Galena/East Dubuque/River Ridge 145, Le-Win 113, Pecatonica/Durand 38, Pearl City 14, Stockton/Warren 7

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  • THE FLASH SPORTS REPORT – GIRLS TRACK –  APRIL 3RD, 2024

    Written By: Our sports writer on
    April 5th, 2024

    THURSDAY, MARCH 28TH

    AT RIVER RIDGE

    TEAM SCORES: Le-Win/Pearl City 146, Galena/East Dubuque/River Ridge 123, Stockton/Warren 39, Pecatonica/Durand 19

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  • ADVOCATES PUSH FOR GUARANTEED INCOME, CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE

    Written By: HANNAH MEISEL & DILPREET RAJU • CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS • NEWS@CAPITOLNEWSILLINOIS.COM on
    April 4th, 2024

    April 3rd, 2024

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear the case of actor Jussie Smollett, who was convicted for staging a hate crime against him in 2019 in a case that drew criticism for Cook County’s top prosecutor.

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  • MEMBERS OF THE JO DAVIESS HCE ASSOCIATION ATTENDED THE STATE CONFERENCE

    Written By: Article submitted on
    April 4th, 2024

    April 3rd, 2024

    EFFINGHAM, IL – Members of the Jo Daviess Home and Community Education Association attended the State Conference in Effingham, Illinois March 14th -16th. 

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  • CARROLL JO DAVIESS CHAPTER OF THE DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION ANNUAL RECOGNITION

    Written By: Article submitted on
    April 4th, 2024

    April 3rd, 2024

    LANARK, IL – On March 16th, 2024, Carroll Jo Daviess Chapter NSDAR held their Annual Recognition Day at the Heritage Center in Lanark, Illinois.

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  • M.A.R.S.S. PRESENTS SUPER HERO CLEAN UP DAY

    Written By: MICHELLE BARTCH • PRESIDENT OF M.AR.S.S. on
    April 4th, 2024

    April 3rd, 2024

    STOCKTON, IL –  M.A.R.S.S. (Music, Arts and Recreational Society of Stockton) has formed a group which has been working hard over the past few months to put together a list of events and activities for the community of Stockton.

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  • STATE SPENDS $73 MILLION TO PROTECT ILLINOIS’ ONLY UNDEVELOPED LAKE MICHIGAN SHORELINE

    Written By: COLE LONGCOR • CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS • CLONGCOR@CAPITOLNEWSILLINOIS.COM on
    April 4th, 2024

    April 3rd, 2024

    ZION, IL – A $73 million state-funded project in Lake County aims to stabilize the last undeveloped Lake Michigan shoreline in Illinois and help protect native endangered species.

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  • ILLINOIS PAYROLL JOBS INCREASE, UNEMPLOYMENT RATE UP SLIGHTLY IN FEBRUARY ACCORDING TO IDES

    Written By: Article submitted on
    April 4th, 2024

    April 3rd, 2024

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced that the unemployment rate increased +0.1 percentage point to 4.8 percent, while nonfarm payrolls increased +23,100 in February, based on preliminary data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), and released by IDES. The January revised unemployment rate was 4.7 percent, unchanged from the preliminary January unemployment rate. The January monthly change in payrolls was revised from the preliminary report, from +1,700 to -900 jobs. The February unemployment rate and payroll jobs estimate reflect activity for the week including the 12th.

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  • GALENA EARTH MONTH EVENTS 2024 – “CONNECTING YOU WITH NATURE”

    Written By: Article submitted on
    April 4th, 2024

    April 3rd, 2024

    Month of April: City-wide cleanup – with Galena Chamber of Commerce and City of Galena. Contact: director@galenachamber.com or the city at 815-777-1050

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  • LEARN TO DROP SPINDLE  – AND WIN PRIZES!

    Written By: Article submitted on
    April 4th, 2024

    April 3rd, 2024

    CEDARVILLE, IL – Spinners have been using drop spindles since ancient times. They are cheap, easy and portable – a great first step for a new spinner, and a favorite among many experienced spinners! You’ll learn how to spin on a drop spindle, then test your new skills with a contest. Spinners are separated by age (youth and adults) and experience (beginners and experienced). No age restrictions. No experience needed. All supplies will be provided.

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  • “TO DYE FOR” AT  FIBER ART FAIR

    Written By: Article submitted on
    April 4th, 2024

    April 3rd, 2024

    CEDARVILLE, IL – Take a Workshop at the Stephenson County Fiber Art Fair. Create your very own custom dyed “to dye for” items! Choose from a selection of dyeable items and then design a beautiful colorway using pre-mixed dyes. Choose a 100 yd skein of yarn ($5), silk handkerchief ($5), 200 yd skein of yarn ($10), or double knit sock blank ($20). Plan to spend 10 to 20 minutes to create your yarn. No experience necessary.

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  • APRIL IS CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH

    Written By: Article submitted on
    April 4th, 2024

    ILLINOIS DCFS KICKS OFF MONTHLONG OBSERVANCE WITH EVENTS ACROSS THE STATE

    April 3rd, 2024

    CHICAGO, IL – Join the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), Prevent Child Abuse Illinois, Hospital Sisters Health System, the Poshard Foundation for Abused Children, elected officials, child welfare stakeholders and more for a month-long observance to share child abuse and neglect prevention awareness messages and promote prevention efforts during Child Abuse Prevention Month in April.

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  • CURRENT NEEDS FOR THE STEPHENSON COUNTY VA PANTRY

    Written By: Article submitted on
    April 4th, 2024

    April 3rd, 2024

    LENA, IL –  Current needs for the Stephenson County VA Pantry 

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  • CEDAR RAPIDS MLB PITCHER CELEBRATES DUBUQUE’S BASEBALL HISTORY

    Written By: Article submitted on
    April 4th, 2024

    April 3rd, 2024

    DUBUQUE, IA – Cedar Rapids-born, former big leagues pitcher Cal Eldred will headline two days of programs celebrating the exhibition Picturing America’s Pastime at the Dubuque Museum of Art (DuMA) on April 13th and 14th, 2024 in Dubuque, Iowa. On April 13th, the 1993 Milwaukee Brewers Pitcher of the Year will speak about his career playing for the Brewers, White Sox, Cardinals and the University of Iowa Hawkeyes.

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  • LAW

    Written By: Obituary submitted on
    April 4th, 2024

    April 4th, 2024

    SAVANNA, IL – Thelma Louise Law, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and dedicated community member, passed away peacefully at the age of 90 with her loving family by her side on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2024 at home, rural Savanna, Illinois. She was born on January 19th, 1934, at her childhood home in Pleasant Valley Township, the daughter of Fern and Leola (Graves) Davis.

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  • THE FLASH SPORTS REPORT – SOFTBALL –  APRIL 3RD, 2024

    Written By: Our sports writer on
    April 4th, 2024

    SATURDAY, MARCH 23RD

    EASTLAND  13 

    LEWISTOWN  1

    EAST  8  1  3   1    13  5  4

    LEW   1  0  0   0      1  1  3

    LEWISTOWN, Il – In their first of two games on the day the Lady Cougars stretched their record to 4-0 with a 13-1 win over the host team.  Eastland who had just five hits got on the board with eight first inning runs and that would be more than enough for Jenica Stoner who tossed a one hitter.  The Indians answered that big first Cougars at bat with their lone run in the bottom of the first.  Eastland went on plate one or more runs in each of their final three at bats to end it early.

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  • THE FLASH SPORTS REPORT – BASEBALL –  APRIL 3RD, 2024

    Written By: Our sports writer on
    April 4th, 2024

    SATURDAY, MARCH 23RD

    OTHER SCORES

    EAST DUBUQUE  6

    TRIOPIA/MEREDOSIA-CHAMBERSBURG/VIRINIA  2

    EAST DUBUQUE  6

    ROCKFORD CHRISTIAN  1

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  • WILLS

    Written By: Obituary submitted on
    April 4th, 2024

    April 4th, 2024

    MINERAL POINT, WI – Cendra M. Wills, age 53 of Mineral Point, Wisconsin, formerly of Scales Mound, Illinois passed away with her family by her side, on Monday, April 1st, 2024 after a brief illness.  Cendra was born on December 31st, 1970 in Freeport, Illinois to Susan Schmidt. 

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  • FICKBOHM-HISSEM POST 193 DONATION TO BOY SCOUT COUNCIL

    Written By: Caption submitted on
    April 4th, 2024

    April 3rd, 2024

    GALENA, IL – On March 5th, 2024 The American Legion Fickbohm-Hissem Post 193. Galena, presented a $750.00 donation to Blackhawk Area Council for their Friends of Scouting fundraiser.  The donation will be used for supporting Scouting programs in the local area.

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  • VILLAGE OF WARREN 

    Written By: Board minutes submitted on
    April 4th, 2024

    Regular Board of Trustees Meeting • Monday, March 11th, 2024 • 7:00 p.m.

    Published April 3rd, 2024

    The regular board meeting was held on March 11th, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. at the Warren Village Hall.

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  • HEROES FUND GOLF OUTING MAY 7TH IN GALENA WILL SUPPORT FAMILIES WHEN POLICE OR FIREFIGHTERS ARE KILLED OR INJURED IN THE LINE OF DUTY

    Written By: Article submitted on
    April 4th, 2024

    April 3rd, 2024

    GALENA, IL – The Illinois Public Pension Fund Association (IPPFA) is hosting the Heroes Fund Golf Outing on Tuesday, May 7th at the Eagle Ridge Golf Club’s North Course, located at the Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa in Galena, Illinois. All proceeds from the event will help to bolster the fund that supports families when police officers or firefighters are killed or injured in the line of duty.

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  • Edward Jones Financial Advisor,  Ashlie Stoddard

    Written By: Ashlie Stoddard on
    April 4th, 2024

    SLOW AND STEADY: A SMART WAY TO INVEST

    April 3rd, 2024

    You may have heard about investors who get in on the ground floor of a hot new company and quickly make a fortune — but that’s rare and certainly not a viable plan for most people. Instead, try to follow a slow-and-steady strategy.

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  • VILLAGE OF STOCKTON   

    Written By: Board minutes submitted on
    April 4th, 2024

    REGULAR MEETING OF THE PRESIDENT AND BOARD OF TRUSTEES MINUTES • FEBRUARY 13TH, 2024

    Published April 3rd, 2024

    Call to Order:

    President Kunz called the meeting to order on February 13, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. and asked the Clerk to call the roll.

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  • The Galena HUSH Report

    Written By: John Huschik • jhush-flash@lycos.com on
    April 4th, 2024

    No Fooling…It’s Really April 1st

    April 3rd, 2024

    I am writing this piece on April 1st. When you read it, it will probably be April 3rd. So Happy Belated April Fool’s Day. April Fool’s Day…I am not a fan, never was. I have always loved a good laugh, a fun prank or just general silliness, just ask any of my family members…or even Todd Steinke. But being silly and funny is an art, a mixture of a great sense-of-humor and a good amount of intelligence. One has to understand the distinction between being funny and just being rude and insensitive. But make no mistake about it, having a sense of humor is the best way to live your life…as long as you are aware of when to use it and when to walk-away. In other words, when it comes to a joke, you have to know if you should hold it, or to fold it, before you told it. You have to read the room.

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  • INCI*DENTAL*LY

    Written By: Dr. Stephen Petras, DMD • An Illinois Licensed General Dentist on
    April 4th, 2024

    HOW RESEARCH IN SPACE IMPACTS HEALTH ON EARTH

    April 3rd, 2024

    Ever since we began to explore space, researchers have been tasked with identifying and circumventing the impact that environment has on an astronaut’s body and behavior.

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  • SPARKLING STREAM POP ART  EXHIBIT HONORS EARTH DAY

    Written By: Article submitted on
    April 4th, 2024

    April 3rd, 2024

    GALENA, IL – In celebration of Earth Day, the League of Women Voters of Jo Daviess County is sponsoring a unique Andy Warhol inspired Pop Art exhibit with an environmental message – “PURE IOWA: Sparkling Stream Water” – at the Galena Public Library.

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  • Around The Northern Hills

    Written By: Annette Eggers on
    April 4th, 2024

    Jo Daviess County Farm Bureau 

    April 3rd, 2024

    Did you know that if you are a Jo Daviess County Farm Bureau member and a customer of Stephenson Service Company that you may be eligible for FS patronage benefits?  How does it work?  Qualified purchases you make from FS gives you the potential to become an owner of the company, thereby giving you a voice in its governance.  Each year, the FS Board of Directors considers the payment of patronage refunds based on each division’s sales and profitability and only pays patronage refunds to Farm Bureau members.  If you’re not already a member, please contact our office at 815.858.2235 or sign up at www.myifb.org.

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  • IS YOUR FAMILY PREPARED FOR A NATURAL DISASTER? 

    Written By: Article submitted on
    April 4th, 2024

    April 3rd, 2024

    ELIZABETH, IL – Many communities across the Midwest have already begun experiencing severe weather as warm, humid airmasses from the Gulf of Mexico have collided with Canada’s cooler, dryer air, resulting in unstable atmospheric conditions.

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  • LENA AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY MEETING

    Written By: Article submitted on
    April 4th, 2024

    April 3rd, 2024

    LENA, IL –  The Lena American Legion Auxiliary will hold their monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 10th, at 6:00 p.m. at the American Legion Home. Dues can be paid at this meeting.  Community Service hours should be turned in.  Marsha Tessendorf is in charge of the social hour.  Female veterans or relatives of veterans who may be eligible to join are always welcome.  All female veterans who join this year, the dues will be waived for the first year.    We need members to help serve our veterans, the community and the children.

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  • WARREN COMMUNITY UNIT DISTRICT #205

    Written By: School Board Minutes on
    April 4th, 2024

    BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING • WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21ST, 2024

    Published April 3rd, 2024

    I. OPENING OF MEETING

    A. Call to Order

    The regular session of the Warren Community Unit School District #205 Board of Education Meeting was held in the boardroom. President Sabinson called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

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  • HIGHLAND CHORALE AND YOUTH CHOIR SHOWCASE MUSICAL TALENT IN CONCERT

    Written By: Article submitted on
    April 4th, 2024

    April 3rd, 2024

    FREEPORT, IL – Enjoy the musical sounds of both the Highland Chorale and Highland Youth Choir in their spring concert at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, April 7th at Highland Community College’s Fine Arts Theatre in the Ferguson Fine Arts Center, 2998 WestPearl City Road, Freeport, Illinois.

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  • PREPARING FLAX FOR SPINNING

    Written By: Article submitted on
    April 4th, 2024

    April 3rd, 2024

    CEDARVILLE, IL – Watch a Demonstration at the Stephenson County Fiber Art Fair.

    In this casual, walk-in demonstration you will see a continuous demonstration of processing flax into linen. The demo consists of breaking, scutching, hackling, and spinning. There will also be a Peacock loom with Linsey-woolsey fabric, books, pulled flax, flax seed, fabric, etc. on display. Ask questions and stay as long as you please!

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  • CULVER’S OF GALENA SHARE NIGHT WITH GEMS 5TH GRADE CLASS

    Written By: Caption Submitted on
    April 4th, 2024

    April 3rd, 2024

    GALENA, IL  – Culver’s of Galena had their Share Night with GEMS 5th Grade Class on March 26th. They made a total of $380.27.  Left to right the people in the photo are: Elise Van Hemert, Maja Rijpma, Evelin Rijpma, Avery Koch, Gretchen Sauerberg, Quinn Gordon, Amairany Garcia, Irais Garcia-Ayala and Hudson Gates.

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  • TIMBER LAKE PLAYHOUSE TO SHOW THE FROZEN SING-A-LONG MOVIE, AN INTERACTIVE EVENT

    Written By: Article submitted on
    April 4th, 2024

    April 3rd, 2024

    MT. CARROLL, IL – Timber Lake Playhouse, the premier professional summer theatre of northwest Illinois, announces a showing of the interactive Frozen Sing-a-long movie.  On Saturday, April 13th at 2:00 p.m., Elsa and Anna will be joined by Kristoff, Sven, and Olaf to present a fun-filled afternoon of singing and movie magic for the whole family.

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  • MIDWEST AUXILIARY HOSTS BROASTED PORK CHOP DINNER APRIL 24TH

    Written By: Article submitted on
    April 4th, 2024

    April 3rd, 2024

    GALENA, IL – The Midwest Medical Center Auxiliary Foundation is planning a broasted pork chop dinner fundraiser on Wednesday, April 24th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Galena Elks Club, 123 North Main Street, Galena.

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  • MIRANDA LAMBERT TO HEADLINE THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIR GRANDSTAND 

    Written By: Article submitted on
    April 4th, 2024

    April 3rd, 2024

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – Three-time GRAMMY winner and the most-awarded artist in Academy of Country Music history Miranda Lambert will perform at the Illinois State Fair on Saturday, August 17th.

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  • DKG GALLERY OF FINE ARTS FEATURING TWO NEW PIECES

    Written By: Article submitted on
    April 4th, 2024

    April 3rd, 2024

    STOCKTON, IL – The Arts and Humanities Jury of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is pleased to announce the publication of a Photography piece entitled, ‘Icy Blanket’ and a Mixed Media piece entitled ‘Tangled Dish’ in the DKG Gallery of Fine Arts, an online gallery of works of art and letters at www.dkg.org. Mary Stayner, a resident of Stockton, Illinois, is a member of Pi Chapter of the Illinois State Organization of the Society.

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  • NEED EXTRA CA$H?  WHAT’S IT WORTH ON EBAY?

    Written By: Article submitted on
    April 4th, 2024

    April 3rd, 2024

    GALENA, IL – If you have an item and you would like to know what it is worth, send digital pictures with a brief description to paulhconnor@gmail.com or you can make an appointment to visit me at 201 North Commerce Street, Galena, Illinois. Be sure to check out our website at www.ezsellusa.com.

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  • CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION PRESENTED TO MRS. FABI VOIGT

    Written By: Article submitted on
    April 4th, 2024

    April 3rd, 2024

    GALENA, IL – On February 25th, 2024, The American Legion Fickbohm-Hissem Post 193, Galena, presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Mrs. Fabi Voigt for her years of support of Veterans and citizens in the Galena Community.  Mrs. Voigt has crocheted hundreds of blankets and American Flags for many years.  She has presented these very personal handmade items for the purpose of honoring those who have served our community and nation. She spends over 13-18 hours on each.

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  • SENATOR ANDREW CHESNEY WELCOMES ILLINOIS DIRECTOR OF AGRICULTURE TO FIRST AGRICULTURE ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING OF 2024

    Written By: Article submitted on
    April 4th, 2024

    April 3rd, 2024

    STEPHENSON COUNTY, IL – Over 60 leaders from the Northwest Illinois farming and agriculture community gathered at the Stephenson County Farm Bureau building on Tuesday, March 26th for State Senator Andrew Chesney’s (R-Freeport) spring 2024 Agriculture Advisory Committee meeting. Jerry Costello, Director of the Illinois Department of Agriculture, was the keynote speaker.

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  • GALENA EARTH MONTH EVENTS 2024 – “CONNECTING YOU WITH NATURE”

    Written By: Article submitted on
    April 4th, 2024

    April 3rd, 2024

    GALENA, IL – Earth Month, winter is over, things are greening up. It’s time to show some love for Mother Earth! The Galena Green Team has compiled a calendar of earth-friendly events in and around Galena during the month of April: a city-wide clean-up, pop-art exhibit, Spring Festival, Wildflower Walk and the many other programs and presentations on the list offer everyone a chance to appreciate and give back to nature. The events are organized by residents, the city and local organizations. The complete list of Earth Month events can be found at https://galenagreenteamblog.wordpress.com/.

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  • ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN  CHURCH EVENTS 

    Written By: Article submitted on
    April 4th, 2024

    April 3rd, 2024

    PEARL CITY, IL - St. John’s Lutheran Church, Pearl City, will celebrate the second Sunday of Easter on Sunday, April 7th.  We will be blessing bibles and giving them to our Confirmation students that day as well.  Join us on Facebook if you can’t be here in person!

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  • LEAHY

    Written By: Obituary submitted on
    April 1st, 2024

    April 1st, 2024

    MINERAL POINT, WI – Lois Tyson Leahy, age 93, of Shullsburg, Wisconsin passed away Saturday, March 16th, 2024, at the Mineral Point Health Services, Mineral Point, Wisconsin.  

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  • BENDER

    Written By: on
    April 1st, 2024

    R.I.P.

    DEREK A. BENDER

    1968-2024

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  • ALTENBERN

    Written By: Obituary submitted on
    March 29th, 2024

    March 29th, 2024

    LENA, IL – Violet Altenbern passed away at the age of 98, on Friday, March 29th, 2024.  She was born at Willow, on August 15th, 1925 to Arthur and Edna (Thompson) Buchenau.  She married Marvin Altenbern on September 19th, 1942 in Lena, Illinois, he passed away on December 2nd, 1994.  They farmed in the Lena area.  After they retired from farming, they moved into Lena where Violet volunteered at the Lena Nursing Home for 20 years.  She was known for baking lots of cookies for the treat after Bingo at the nursing home.  She loved helping with the older people.  For seven years she and Marvin would take the Northwest Farmer newspaper to Belvidere to get it printed.  She cleaned the office there, helping to get the paper ready to be sent out.

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  • BRANDT

    Written By: Obituary submitted on
    March 28th, 2024

    March 28th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – Beverly Verneal Brandt, 93, of Galena, Illinois, passed away on Tuesday afternoon, March 26th, 2024, at Midwest Senior Care Center, Galena, surrounded by her wonderful and loving family. A funeral service will be held at Noon on Thursday, April 4th, 2024, at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena where friends may call after 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. The burial is in Greenwood Cemetery, Galena.

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  • HAVENS

    Written By: Obituary submitted on
    March 28th, 2024

    March 28th, 2024

    ELIZABETH, IL – Irene G. Havens, of Elizabeth, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, March 26th, in her home with her family by her side. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 30th, at the Law Jones Funeral Home in Elizabeth. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Ladies Union Cemetery, Stockton, Illinois.

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  • RIVER RIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL  PRESENTED LITTLE WOMEN

    Written By: Caption Submitted on
    March 27th, 2024

    March 27th, 2024

    The play Little Women was put on Thursday, March 21st and Friday, March 22nd at the River Ridge High School. The cast and crew is shown here. They did an excellent job and should be very proud of themselves!

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  • JO DAVIESS LOCAL FOODS TO RECEIVE A LOCAL FOOD PURCHASING ASSISTANCE (LFPA) GRANT

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 27th, 2024

    March 27th, 2024

    JO DAVIESS COUNTY – Exciting things are happening to increase access to local food and to help more people in need overcome food insecurity. Jo Daviess Local Foods (JDLF) recently became one of 15 organizations in the state of Illinois that will receive a Local Food Purchasing Assistance (LFPA) grant. The grants are being awarded in partnership with the Illinois Department of Agriculture and the Illinois Department of Human Services.

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  • STEPHENSON COUNTY ASSOCIATION FOR HOME AND COMMUNITY EDUCATION

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 27th, 2024

    March 27th, 2024

    FREEPORT, IL – The 100th Illinois Association for Home and Community Education Conference was held March 12th-14th, 2024, at the Thelma Keller Convention Center, Effingham, Illinois.  Home and Community Education members from throughout the state, including six Stephenson County HCE members, attended the conference.

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  • CULVER’S OF GALENA SHARE NIGHT WITH AMERICAN LEGION POST #193

    Written By: Caption Submitted on
    March 27th, 2024

    March 27th, 2024

    GALENA, IL  – Culver’s of Galena had their Share Night with  American Legion Post #193 on March 19th. They made a total  of $411.88. Left to right: Dale Knipshield, Jerry Howard, Michael Shorten, Mike Sciutto, Andrew Green, Mel Helstead, Ed Schultz, Kyle Melaas and Dale Wohlers.

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  • GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN CHURCH

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 27th, 2024

    March 27th, 2024

    LENA, IL – All are invited to worship at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 118 East Mason Street Lena, Illinois on Easter Sunday, March 31st, 2024 to celebrate Easter Sunrise worship service will be at Good Shepherd at 7:00 a.m. The Gospel will be from Mark 16:1-8. The resurrection of Jesus is announced, and the response is one of terror and amazement.

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  • LOCAL GIRL SCOUTS RECEIVE $25,000 GRANT FROM HEALING ILLINOIS!

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 27th, 2024

    March 27th, 2024

    NORTHERN ILLINOIS – Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois (GSNI) received a generous $25,000 grant from Healing Illinois on February 5th, 2024. Healing Illinois is a racial healing initiative of the Illinois Department of Human Services and the Field Foundation of Illinois. Funds from this grant will be used to facilitate racial healing activities and help build bridges between and among diverse populations in communities served by GSNI.

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  • GREATER FREEPORT PARTNERSHIP WINS BEST TOURISM MARKETING CAMPAIGN AT ILLINOIS EXCELLENCE IN TOURISM AWARDS

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 27th, 2024

    March 27th, 2024

    FREEPORT, IL – The Illinois Office of Tourism awarded the Greater Freeport Partnership the best tourism marketing campaign at the Illinois Governor’s Conference on Travel and Tourism on Tuesday, March 19th at the Peoria Civic Center.

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  • FELTING SOAP AT STEPHENSON COUNTY FIBER ART FAIR

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 27th, 2024

    March 27th, 2024

    CEDARVILLE, IL – Learn a simple way to felt soap using alpaca fiber. Take home your soap masterpiece. All ages welcome. No experience necessary.

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  • KNITTING 101 AT STEPHENSON COUNTY FIBER ART FAIR

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 27th, 2024

    March 27th, 2024

    CEDARVILLE, IL – Learn the basics of knitting using your handspun or commercial yarns. You’ll learn how to cast on, knit, increase, decrease, do an I-cord edging, cast off and sew a short seam, creating an ear warmer. Students should bring yarn (number four medium weight), knitting needles (size appropriate for the yarn, seven or eight), markers, ruler, etc. Age ten and up.

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  • ILLINOIS EPA ANNOUNCES NOTICE OF FUNDING OPPORTUNITY FOR NEW YEAR OF RESIDENTIAL SHARPS COLLECTION PROGRAM

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 27th, 2024

    March 27th, 2024

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (Illinois EPA) Director John J. Kim today announced an additional funding opportunity to provide grants to units of local government to conduct household waste collection and disposal of sharps for their residents. Sharps, including needles, syringes, and lancets, collected from private citizens are a household waste. Through the grant program, Illinois EPA will reimburse grantees that operate a sharps collection station as defined in Section 3.458 of the Illinois Environmental Protection Act. A Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) has been posted Illinois EPA website.

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  • ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH EVENTS

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 27th, 2024

    March 27th, 2024

    PEARL CITY, IL - St. John’s Lutheran Church, Pearl City, will celebrate Maundy Thursday on March 28th at 7:00 p.m., Good Friday on March 29th at 7:00 p.m., and Easter Sunday on March 31st. Children will be receiving their first communion at the Maundy Thursday service. Join us on Facebook if you can’t be here in person!

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  • THE JIMMYS PERFORM STAGE SHOW APRIL 6TH AT MASONIC EVENT CENTER

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 27th, 2024

    March 27th, 2024

    FREEPORT, IL – The Jimmys, a southern Wisconsin blues band, will perform a stage show in the ballroom of the Masonic Event Center on Saturday, April 6th. In addition to being a fun-filled night of great music and entertainment, the event also serves as a fundraiser for downtown Freeport beautification efforts for the season. The event is hosted by the Greater Freeport Partnership along with generous support from local sponsors.

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  • EASTLAND-PEARL CITY DRAMA DEPARTMENT CO-OP PRESENTS “ANNIE”

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 27th, 2024

    March 27th, 2024

    PEARL CITY, IL – The Eastland-Pearl City Drama Department Co-op Presents the Timeless Musical, “Annie” Get ready for a heartwarming experience as the EPC Drama Department proudly presents the classic musical “Annie.” This much-anticipated production will showcase the immense talent of our local performers, both seasoned veterans and exciting new faces to the stage.

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  • VOICES BOOK NOOK SETS HALF PRICE SALE

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 27th, 2024

    March 27th, 2024

    FREEPORT, IL – Pick up a good book and help a good cause by attending the annual VOICES of Stephenson County Book Nook Spring Half Price Sale. The sale will run from April 4th-13th with proceeds benefiting services offered through VOICES of Stephenson County.

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  • GALENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS PRESENTS THE FOREST STONE, APRIL 13TH-14TH

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 27th, 2024

    March 27th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – The Galena Center for the Arts is proud to present its first Children’s Theater play, The Forest Stone, April 13th-14th, 2024.  This performance shares a timely message in celebration of Earth Day on April 22nd. 

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  • THE FLASH SPORTS REPORT – GIRLS TRACK – MARCH 27TH, 2024

    Written By: Our sports writer on
    March 27th, 2024

    BYRON GIRL’S INDOOR CLASSIC

    SATURDAY, MARCH 16TH

    TEAMS: Aurora Christian, Byron, Le-Win/Pearl City, Bureau Valley, West Carroll

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  • THE FLASH SPORTS REPORT – BOYS TRACK – MARCH 27TH, 2024

    Written By: Our sports writer on
    March 27th, 2024

    BYRON BOY’S INDOOR CLASSIC

    SATURDAY, MARCH 16TH

    TEAMS: Aurora Christian, Byron, Crystal Lake, Dixon, Elgin Harvest Christian Academy, West Carroll

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  • THE FLASH SPORTS REPORT – SOFTBALL – MARCH 27TH, 2024

    Written By: Our sports writer on
    March 27th, 2024

    TUESDAY, MARCH 19TH

    FORRESTON  15   
    STOCKTON/WARREN  11

    SW    4  0  1   4  0  0   2    11   9  19
    FOR  2  0  4   0  7  2   X    15  15  10

    FORRESTON, IL – In a game that saw twenty-nine errors and fourteen unearned runs Forreston used a big seven run fifth inning to get a come from behind 15-11 win.  The Warhawks struck first with a four run first at bat only to have answer with a pair of runs in the bottom of the inning.  The visitors plated a third inning run but in the bottom of the frame the Cardinals took a brief lead with four runs.  Stockton/Warren matched that Cardinals third at bat with a four run fourth to go up 9-6. The flood gates then opened in that big Cardinal fifth inning while the WarHawks would fail to get back in it late.  Up 13-9, the winners tacked on a pair of sixth inning runs while the WarHawks finished the scoring with a two-run nineth inning.

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  • THE FLASH SPORTS REPORT – WRESTLING – MARCH 27TH, 2024

    Written By: Our sports writer on
    March 27th, 2024

    NUIC ALL-CONFERENCE 2023-2024 WRESTLING TEAM

    FIRST TEAM

    Brandon White       Dakota
    Jason Bowers     Dakota
    Noah Wenzel       Dakota
    Randy McPeek       Dakota
    Landon Blanton     Amboy
    Lucas Blanton        Amboy
    Caiden Heath         Amboy
    Mason Kuebel         Fulton
    Will Anderson         Galena
    Dameon Poulton     Galena
    Lucas Nelson          Polo
    Chase Bremmer      Polo
    Ethan Foster          Durand/Pecatonica
    Connor Knop          West Carroll
    Arrison Bauer         Le-Win/Stockton
    Eli Larson               Le-Win/Stockton
    Jeremiah Luke        Le-Win/Stockton
    Mike Haas               Le-Win/Stockton
    Mauricio Glass         Le-Win/Stockton
    Karl Hubb                Le-Win/Stockton
    Jack Mensendike     Le-Win/Stockton
    Jared Dvorak           Le-Win/Stockton
    Brady Haas              Le-Win/Stockton
    Gannon Dunker       Le-Win/Stockton
    Tegan Arnold           Le-Win/Stockton
    Reece Demeter        Le-Win/Stockton

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  • THE FLASH SPORTS REPORT – BASEBALL – MARCH 27TH, 2024

    Written By: Our sports writer on
    March 27th, 2024

    SATURDAY, MARCH 16TH

    LE-WIN  6   

    POLO   3

    P0l   0  0  0   0  0  0   3    3   3  2
    LW   0  5  1   0  0  0   X    6  10  4

    LENA, IL – After losing their first two road games the Panthers got in the win column with a 6-3 decision over the Polo Marcos.  Luke Madigan kept the Marcos in check while throwing five and one third innings of shutout ball in which he allowed just three hits and had eleven strike outs in getting the pitching win.  While Madigan was more than stellar the Panthers plated five second inning runs before tacking on a third inning tally. Polo got on the board with three unearned seventh inning runs.

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  • 2023-2024 SCALES MOUND CUSD #211

    Written By: Honor roll submitted on
    March 27th, 2024

    THIRD QUARTER HONOR ROLL

    March 27th, 2024

    HIGH HONORS

    Junior High

    • 8th Grade

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  • POLLINATOR PROGRAM SPONSORED BY STEPHENSON COUNTY HCE

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 27th, 2024

    March 27th, 2024

    FREEPORT, IL – The Stephenson County Association for Home and Community Education sponsored a program on Pollinators on March 9th, 2024, at the Farm Bureau.  The speaker was Jim Ritterbusch, who was employed by the USDA before his retirement.  He was part of the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the District Conservationist who served Stephenson County.

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  • LOCAL FOOD INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAM ANNOUNCES 19 AWARD RECIPIENTS, SETS UP PUSH FOR EXPANDED STATE FUNDING

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 27th, 2024

    March 27th, 2024

    SPRINGFIELD –  Local food is getting an important shot in the arm with the distribution this spring of nearly $2 million in state funding. But it’s clear more support is needed to meet the state’s growing local needs.

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  • SORENSEN SECURES TAX DOLLARS FOR LOCAL PROJECTS IN NORTHERN ILLINOIS

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 27th, 2024

    March 27th, 2024

    FREEPORT, IL – “Northern Illinois is a special place, and it is my job to make sure my neighbors can live and grow a family in communities that are sustainable for future generations. One of the ways I can make sure that happens is by bringing tax dollars back home to support middle-class families,” said Sorensen. “By working across the aisle, I was able to secure over $2.8 million for Northern Illinois to fund our police, repair broken bridges to increase safety, and help ensure that when you turn on the faucet, you have access to clean drinking water. I am grateful to our local partners who helped advocate for these investments that will have a positive impact on the lives of so many of our neighbors.” 

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  • CONGRATULATIONS STOCKTON  LITTLE BLACKHAWKS OF THE WEEK

    Written By: Caption Submitted on
    March 27th, 2024

    March 27th, 2024

    STOCKTON, IL – We had a big group of Little Blackhawks this week! The students were recognized for following the “Blackhawk Way” and accomplishing great things. Congratulations to all the students!

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  • CONGRATULATIONS STOCKTON  LITTLE BLACKHAWKS OF THE WEEK

    Written By: Caption Submitted on
    March 27th, 2024

    March 27th, 2024

    STOCKTON, IL – Our Little Blackhawks for the week. Students were recognized for doing great things and being good role models for everyone. Congratulations to everyone!

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  • STOCKTON HIGH SCHOOL  PRESENTED THE MUSICAL ANNIE

    Written By: Caption Submitted on
    March 27th, 2024

    March 27th, 2024

    The play Annie was put on Friday, March 22nd and Saturday, March 23rd at the Stockton High School. The musical was fun for all ages and was a pleasure to watch.

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  • STOCKTON TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 27th, 2024

    March 27th, 2024

    STOCKTON, IL - March 30th ends the month with a visit from the Easter Bunny!  On that Saturday beginning at 11:00 a.m. the Easter Bunny will have a story time for all of our younger [and young at heart] patrons. 

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  • INFANTILE COLIC AND CHIROPRACTIC

    Written By: Drs. Mike & DeeDee Wampfler  • Premier Chiropractic - Stockton, Illinois on
    March 27th, 2024

    March 27th, 2024

    Colic in infants is defined as excessive crying in an otherwise healthy and thriving baby.  The crying typically starts within the first few weeks of life and seems to ease up by age four to six months. Colic in their baby causes one in six families (nearly 20 percent) to seek a health professional and can be very straining to parents and caretakers.

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  • The Galena HUSH Report

    Written By: John Huschik • jhush-flash@lycos.com on
    March 27th, 2024

    Fire Up the DeLorean

    March 27th, 2024

    Most everyone has seen the movie Back to the Future and many of the them have also seen parts II and III. Basically it’s a fun tale of eccentric scientist Dr. Emmett Brown who invents a time machine, in this case, in the form of a plutonium-powered DeLorean.

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  • HISTORY OF THE STEPHENSON COUNTY FAIR PROGRAM

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 27th, 2024

    March 27th, 2024

    FREEPORT, IL – Stephenson County Association for Home and Community Education will be sponsoring a program. “History of the Stephenson County Fair”  on Saturday, April 20th, 2024, 1:00 p.m., at the Stephenson County Farm Bureau, 210 West Spring Street, Freeport, Illinois.  This program will be held in the Lincoln-Douglas Room (use west door – Walnut Street). 

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  • NORTHWEST ILLINOIS DAILY DRAWING WINNERS FOR MARCH

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 27th, 2024

    March 27th, 2024

    NORTHWEST IL – The Northwest Illinois Daily Drawing (a cooperative fundraiser) announces the March winners in the 2023-2024 drawing year.

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  • INCI*DENTAL*LY

    Written By: Dr. Stephen Petras, DMD • An Illinois Licensed General Dentist on
    March 27th, 2024

    THE VALUE OF BASIC RESEARCH FINDINGS

    March 27th, 2024

    In today’s column I want to share information about two research projects the National Institute of Health recently reported on. But first, I must remind you that both studies are in the preliminary stage of research and therefore their conclusions each provide what is termed a basic research finding. Well-executed research, which provides advancements in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, is a long and arduous process. Basic research findings provide both the rational and the foundation for further research.

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  • JO DAVIESS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ISSUES SEARCH WARRANT AT APPLE CANYON LAKE

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 27th, 2024

    March 27th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – Prior to March 21st, 2024 the Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous Crime Stoppers Tip reporting that two subjects, Murray D. Henricks, 26, and Tonay M. Hofman, 27, both of Clinton, Iowa, were renting out a residence at 10A18 Hawk Court and that Henricks had warrants for his arrest. 

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  • FRAUD/IMPERSONATING A POLICE OFFICER

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 27th, 2024

    March 27th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – On March 15th, 2024 the Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Office received several reports of a new fraudulent scam where at this time the suspect(s) are calling businesses or employees of businesses and asking for an employee by name. Once they make contact with that employee on the phone they inform the subject that they are a member of the Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Office and that they have unpaid warrants and requested them to wire them money to take care of the warrant.  As usual, these scams evolve and the tactics/names can change to gain victim(s) compliance.    

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  • MISSISSIPPI RIVER DROUGHT OVER, BUT SITUATION STILL SHAKY

    Written By: TAMMIE SLOUP, FarmWeek on
    March 27th, 2024

    March 27th, 2024

    MISSISSIPPI RIVER – The drought that plagued the Mississippi River basin since 2022 and resulted in ag shipment delays and higher transportation costs is officially over.

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  • IS ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE THE NEW WEATHERMAN?

    Written By: RHIANNON BRANCH, FARMWEEK on
    March 27th, 2024

    March 27th, 2024

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – Thanks to platforms like ChatGPT, farmers have access to artificial intelligence (AI) at their fingertips. While there are advantages to this new technology, it could pay off to tap into a more reliable source when it comes to factors that influence important management decisions.

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  • Around The Northern Hills

    Written By: Annette Eggers on
    March 27th, 2024

    Jo Daviess County Farm Bureau 

    March 27th, 2024

    The Jo Daviess County Farm Bureau, in cooperation with Midwest Medical Center,  announces a new mental health program specifically designed for women. The program, called “Mocktails and Mental Health,” aims to address the unique mental health challenges that women face and provide them with the support and resources they need to thrive.

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  • BOHO BEAD AND FIBER BRACELET

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 27th, 2024

    March 27th, 2024

    CEDARVILLE, IL – Combine loom weaving, bead weaving, laddering, beaded warp, and micro macrame techniques to create a bracelet of beautiful glass beads with hand dyed cotton/silk threads or lace weight yarn. No weaving or beading experience necessary. Most students will complete their bracelets in class, or will leave with complete understanding of how to finish on their own.

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  • JESUS’S FINAL DAYS AND THEN THE RESURRECTION

    Written By: Scott Cernek, pastor of Peace Church in Browntown, Wisconsin on
    March 27th, 2024

    March 27th, 2024

    Can you imagine if you knew when the last few days of your life would be? Jesus Christ, the Son of God knew when the final week of His life had arrived. He had been alive on this earth for thirty-three years, the last three of which He spent doing miracle after miracle and teaching the people of Israel that He was the One that the prophets had written would be coming into the world as king and ruler over all. Now yes, every prophet wrote of the Messiah’s rule over the world, but a few also wrote of the Messiah’s death on the cross. So, the problem was how to figure out exactly who the Messiah was going to be, a living earthly king or a dying prophet.

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  • GREEN COUNTY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION AWARD WINNERS

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 27th, 2024

    March 27th, 2024

    MONROE, WI – With record breaking attendance, Green County Development Corporation (GCDC) held their Annual Dinner and Awards on Thursday, March 21st at Turner Hall in Monroe. Attendees celebrated outstanding community and business leaders and included a presentation from Keynote speaker Missy Hughes from Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.   

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  • MHLC CONTINUES TO EXPAND ACCESS TO HEALTH SERVICES

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 27th, 2024

    March 27th, 2024

    DARLINGTON, WI – Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County (MHLC) announces the expansion of its Clinic after reaching an agreement with Cardiologist, Eugene Kaji, MD. Kathy Kuepers, CEO of MHLC, stated, “We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Kaji to our team at MHLC. His expertise and dedication to patient care will elevate our cardiovascular program to new heights, ensuring that our patients receive the highest standard of treatment, while staying close to home.”

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  • RURAL EMS REFORM BILL SIGNED INTO LAW

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 27th, 2024

    March 27th, 2024

    MADISON, WI – Senate Bill 526 (Act 181) co-authored by State Representative Travis Tranel (R-Cuba City) and State Senator Howard Marklein (R-Spring Green) was signed into law by Governor Tony Evers at the State Capitol. 

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  • GRATIOT VFW’S SPRING RAFFLE DRAWING WINNER

    Written By: Caption Submitted on
    March 27th, 2024

    March 27th, 2024

    GRATIOT, WI – Jack Fuchs of the Gratiot VFW congratulates Curt Olsen on winning the Henry Golden Boy rifle during the Gratiot VFW’s spring raffle drawing.

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  • Guest Column From Senator Andrew Chesney

    Written By: Andrew Chesney on
    March 27th, 2024

    www.SenatorChesney.com

    As Chicago Begins Evicting Migrants/Illegal Immigrants from Shelters, Local  Counties Consider Protective Resolutions

    March 27th, 2024

    After postponing the evictions of migrants and illegal immigrants from Chicago shelters for months, Chicago leaders began an official eviction process on March 17th. Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson and members of his Administration said thousands will be evicted from Chicago shelters over the next few months.

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  • TIMBER LAKE PLAYHOUSE OPENS DOORS EARLY FOR TRIVIA NIGHT AT THE THEATRE

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 27th, 2024

    March 27th, 2024

    MOUNT CARROLL, IL – Timber Lake Playhouse will open their doors early this year for Trivia Night followed by a series of fun filled events for all members of the family.

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  • STEPHENSON COUNTY FAIR ANNOUNCES THE GRANDSTAND LINE UP

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 27th, 2024

    March 27th, 2024

    FREEPORT, IL – The Stephenson County Fair, the highlight of the summer, is gearing up for its 170th anniversary celebration this year. Scheduled to take place from July 23rd to July 27th, 2024, the fair promises to be bigger and better than ever before.

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  • SHENANDOAH RIDING CENTER ANNOUNCES REBRAND

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 27th, 2024

    March 27th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – Shenandoah Riding Center (SRC), a first-rate equine facility offering trail rides, riding lessons, wagon rides, lead lines, private rides, boarding and more, announced that it has completed a rebranding. This rebranding brings focus to Shenandoah as a leader in inclusive and diverse equine offerings, for those who wish to interact with horses on varying levels, including not riding. 

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  • NEED EXTRA CA$H?  WHAT’S IT WORTH ON EBAY?

    Written By: Paul Connor on
    March 27th, 2024

    March 27th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – If you have an item and you would like to know what it is worth, send digital pictures with a brief description to paulhconnor@gmail.com or you can make an appointment to visit me at 201 North Commerce Street, Galena, Illinois. Be sure to check out our website at www.ezsellusa.com.

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  • PLANT A TREE. SAVE THE PLANET. STEPHENSON COUNTY 4-H WORKS TO CREATE A GREEN COMMUNITY ON APRIL 20TH

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 27th, 2024

    March 27th, 2024

    FREEPORT, IL – Stephenson County 4-H along with the Stephenson County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Jane Addamsland Park Foundation (JAPF) are working to help save the planet, one oak savanna at a time.  All youth who love to be outdoors and explore nature are invited to come out and help plant an oak tree in rural Orangeville.  On Saturday, April 20th at 9:00 a.m. at the Butterfly Farm, located at 10405 Bellview Road, Orangeville, Illinois. This opportunity is open to all youth, whether a 4-H member or not, and will help youth learn to identify an oak tree, how to properly plant an oak tree, and learn about the benefits trees offer us and our community.

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  • Edward Jones Financial Advisor, Ashlie Stoddard

    Written By: Ashlie Stoddard on
    March 27th, 2024

    TIME FOR FINANCIAL SPRING CLEANING?  

    March 27th, 2024

    It’s time for spring cleaning. And just as you may decide to tidy up your physical surroundings, you might want to spruce up your financial environment, too.

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  • ABIGAIL FRANK RECOGNIZED AS A 2024  STATE FFA PROFICIENCY WINNER

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 27th, 2024

    March 27th, 2024

    SCALES MOUND, IL – Abigail Frank of the Scales Mound FFA Chapter was selected as the State FFA Proficiency Winner in the Outdoor Recreation Proficiency area. She is the daughter of Jim and Jill Frank from Scales Mound. Abigail was selected as the State Winner by a committee of agriculture teachers, industry friends, parents and volunteers knowledgeable in this work-based area, who reviewed student records online and then conducted interviews at Mt. Zion High School, Mt. Zion, Illinois on Saturday, March 23rd, 2024.

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  • PIRATE CO-COMPETITORS OF THE WEEK: JULIA HOLLAND AND OWEN HEFEL

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 27th, 2024

    March 27th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – Pirate Co-Competitors of the Week are:

    Julia Holland, Varsity Soccer

    Julia scored two goals in the 3-1 win over Pecatonica in the team’s opening victory of the season. Coach Jorden Rijpma said, “As a center mid she was all over the field helping the pirates win the ball back and setting up attacking plays. Julia is a great captain who leads by example.”

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  • NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 27th, 2024

    March 27th, 2024

    All Meetings are Accessible via Audio Call-in:

    CANCELLED – Information and Communications Technology Committee Meeting

    Date:  Wednesday, March 27th, 2024
    Time: 5:00 p.m.
    Place: Jo Daviess County Administrative Offices (Temporary Location)  Former Galena Primary School – 219 Kelly Lane, Galena, Illinois

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  • OPEN HOUSES SCHEDULED TO EXPLAIN 2024 SPONGY MOTH TREATMENT PROGRAM

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 27th, 2024

    March 27th, 2024

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) will hold two open houses to explain its most recent plan to treat parts of northwest Illinois for the destructive Spongy Moth (previously called gypsy moth).

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  • MCMILLAN

    Written By: Obituary submitted on
    March 23rd, 2024

    March 23rd, 2024

    IOWA CITY, IA – Penni Renee (Rogers) McMillan of Iowa City, Iowa, died peacefully at her home on Friday, February 9th, 2024, following a long illness. She was 58 years old. She is survived by her husband, Dan, and three sons, Jim, Patrick, and Thomas, all of Iowa City; two brothers, Steve and Rod, both of Warren, Illinois; and many nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, cousins, in-laws and friends, who loved her dearly. Penni was preceded in death by infant twin sons, Francis and Luke; her parents and grandparents; and her beloved sister, Pam.

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  • SHOTS FIRED  INCIDENT

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 20th, 2024

    March 20th, 2024

    FREEPORT, IL – On March 12th, 2024, at 6:43 p.m., Officers of the Freeport Police Department responded to a Sound Thinking alert in the 700 block of South Float Avenue for a report of gunshots being fired. Upon arrival, Officers discovered evidence that showed a firearm had been discharged in area. Officers were able to locate a 18-year-old male victim who sustained a non-life threatening injury to his hand. The male was treated for his injury at FHN Hospital.

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  • BILL WOULD GRANT PRAIRIE BAND POTAWATOMI NATION LAND THAT CURRENTLY MAKES UP A STATE PARK

    Written By: PETER HANCOCK • CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS • PHANCOCK@CAPITOLNEWSILLINOIS.COM on
    March 20th, 2024

    March 20th, 2024

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – Illinois currently has no federally recognized tribal land within its borders, but that could change in the coming months.

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  • ILLINOIS FARM BUREAU® RURAL NURSE PRACTITIONER SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 20th, 2024

    March 20th, 2024

    BLOOMINGTON, IL – The Illinois Farm Bureau® Rural Nurse Practitioner Scholarship Program is now accepting applications for nurse practitioner scholarships. This year, a total of 15 scholarships, each worth $4,000, will be granted.

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  • USDA ANNOUNCES CONSERVATION RESERVE PROGRAM GENERAL SIGNUP FOR 2024 

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 20th, 2024

    March 20th, 2024

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that agricultural producers and private landowners can begin signing up for the general Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) which started March 4th and running through March 29th, 2024. This conservation opportunity gives producers tools to conserve wildlife habitat while achieving other conservation benefits, including sequestering carbon and improving water quality and soil health.   

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  • SOUTH WAYNE BLOOD DRIVE ON APRIL 3RD

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 20th, 2024

    March 20th, 2024

    SOUTH WAYNE, WI – The Red Cross will visit St. John Catholic Church, 202 Varnum Street, South Wayne on Wednesday, April 3rd, from noon to 5:00 p.m. For appointment please call 800-733-2767 or visit RedCross.org enter sponsor code SouthWayneWI. Or use the app on your phone. Appointments are preferred. Walk ins may need to wait for an open appointment. The need for blood is dire. Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire tee shirts will be given out.

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  • DEPOT STOVE GANG MODEL RAILROAD CLUB 34TH ANNUAL MODEL RAILROAD SHOW & SWAP MEET

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 20th, 2024

    March 20th, 2024

    LENA, IL - The Depot Stove Gang Model Railroad Club proudly announces our 34th Annual Model Railroad Show and Swap Meet on March 23rd and 24th, 2024. 

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  • HIGHLAND NURSING GRADUATES CELEBRATE BOARD PASS RATE OF 94 PERCENT

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 20th, 2024

    March 20th, 2024

    FREEPORT, IL – Highland Community College is proud to announce its Nursing and Allied Health graduates completed the program last year with pass rates well above the national average.

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  • IBHE AWARDS $1.4 MILLION TO NURSING SCHOOLS ACROSS THE STATE

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 20th, 2024

    March 20th, 2024

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) has awarded nursing school grants to 12 institutions of higher education across the state – totaling $1.4 million – for fiscal year 2024. The grants awarded to higher education institutions will help increase the number of registered professional nurses with high-quality postsecondary credentials to meet the demands of the workforce. The amount of grant funds awarded nearly doubled compared to the previous year thanks to an increase in funds in Governor J.B. Pritzker’s fiscal year 2024 budget supported by the General Assembly.

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  • NATIONAL DIABETES ALERT DAY-ACTION IS THE BEST MEDICINE

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 20th, 2024

    Midwest Medical Center offers a six-month Diabetes Prevention Program beginning March 28th

    March 20th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – National Diabetes Alert Day is Tuesday, March 26th. Its purpose is to raise awareness among the American public about the risks and symptoms associated with diabetes. Darien Knight, Diabetes Nurse Educator/Care Coordinator at Midwest Medical Center in Galena, Illinois, offers the following information to help you understand the warning signs and symptoms of diabetes and steps you can take to help prevent or delay the onset of type two diabetes.

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  • RHETT REUTER OF UW-WHITEWATER TRACK AND FIELD EARNS ALL-AMERICA HONORS

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 20th, 2024

    March 20th, 2024

    WHITEWATER, WI – Rhett Reuter, a Physical Education major from Gratiot, Wisconsin, is one of eight members of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater track and field program who garnered All-America accolades based on their performances at the 2024 NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships on March 8th-9th in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

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  • SHULLSBURG HEATH POPPY WIAA 3-POINT CHALLENGE

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    March 20th, 2024

    March 20th, 2024

    Shullsburg Senior Heath Poppy was one of the 10 participants who was selected for the 2024 WIAA Boys Basketball 3-Point Challenge based on stats information entered by coaches into the WisSports.net database. The top two three-point shooters (minimum 75 attempts) from each division were chosen to participate. For the 2024 season, Heath made 69 of 146 3’s in regular season with a percentage of 0.473 which was one of the top 2 percentages in Division 5. The event took place on Championship Saturday, March 16th, at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wisconsin.

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  • THE FLASH SPORTS REPORT – GIRLS TRACK – MARCH 20TH, 2024

    Written By: Our sports writer on
    March 20th, 2024

    TRI-STATE INDOOR GIRLS SMALL SCHOOL INVITATIONAL

    AT UNIVERSITY OF PLATTEVILLE

    SATURDAY, MARCH 16TH

    TEAM SCORES: Westby 105, Lancaster 83.5, Kickapoo/La Farge 66, Northeast 38, Brookwood 35, Boscobel 32, Belleville/New Glarus 30, Home School Eagles 25, Marshall 24.5, Royall 24, Parkview 23, Stillman Valley 19, Benton/Scales Mound/Shullsburg 19, Cashton 16, Southwestern 11, Tri State Homeschool 10, Albany 7, Durant 4, Abundant Christian Life 2, De Soto 1

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  • THE FLASH SPORTS REPORT – BOYS TRACK – MARCH 20TH, 2024

    Written By: Our sports writer on
    March 20th, 2024

    UNIVERSITY OF DUBUQUE BOYS INDOOR CLASSIC

    THURSDAY, MARCH 14TH

    TEAM RESULTS: Iowa City 77, Verona Area 72, Western Dubuque 59, Dubuque Senior 43, Dubuque Hempstead 41, Linn-Mar 35, Bellevue 34, Madison Momorial 32, Cedar Rapids Jefferson 28, Monroe 27, Anamosa 25, Pleasant Valley 19, Cuba City 16, Galena/River Ridge/East Dubuque 13, Western Dubuque B 8, Dubuque Wahlert 8, Monticello 5, Cascade 4

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  • THE FLASH SPORTS REPORT – SOFTBALL – MARCH 20TH, 2024

    Written By: Our sports writer on
    March 20th, 2024

    MONDAY, MARCH 11TH

    MORRISON  11

    WARREN/STOCKTON  0

    MOR  5  3  3   0  1     11  14  0
    WS     0  0  0   0  0      0    0   0

    STOCKTON, IL – In their season debut the WarHawks failed to get a hit in an 11-0 setback at the hands of the visiting Morrison Mustangs.  The Mustangs struck early with a five run first at bat and never looked back.  Following that big first inning the Mustangs tacked on three more runs in the second inning and a pair in the second frame before ending it early with a fifth inning run.

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  • THE FLASH SPORTS REPORT – BASEBALL – MARCH 20TH, 2024

    Written By: Our sports writer on
    March 20th, 2024

    MONDAY, MARCH 11TH

    FREEPORT  11   

    PEARL CITY  3

    FREE  1  0  1   0  4  4   1    11  11  1

    PC        0  2  0   0  1  0   0    3    7   5

    PEARL CITY, IL – The Wolves dropped an 11-3 decision in their home opener to Freeport on Monday.  The Pretzels struck first with a first inning run only to have the Wolves answer with a two run second to take their only lead.  The visitors knotted it up at 2-2 with a third inning marker.  Freeport then broke it open with a four run fifth inning before matching that fifth inning output in the sixth inning.  pearl City tacked on a fifth inning run as did Freeport in their final at bat. 

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  • NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 20th, 2024

    March 20th, 2024

    All Meetings are Accessible via Audio Call-in:

    Social & Environmental Committee Meeting
    Date: Thursday, March 21st, 2024
    Time: 6:30 p.m.
    Place: Jo Daviess County Administrative Offices (Temporary Location)    
    Former Galena Primary School – 219 Kelly Lane, Galena, Illinois
    Agenda: Any items that require the attention of the County Board.

    Board and Committee Meeting Agendas can be found on the Jo Daviess County website www.jodaviesscountyil.gov.

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  • GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN CHURCH

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 20th, 2024

    March 20th, 2024

    LENA, IL – All are invited to worship at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 118 East Mason Street Lena, Illinois on Sunday, March 24th, 2024 at 9:30 a.m. for Palm/Passion Sunday. You may join service in-person or via Facebook Live. The reading will be from Matthew 14:1-5:47. The passion story in Mark’s gospel presents Jesus as one who dies abandoned by all. He shows himself to be the true Son of God by giving his life for those who have forsaken him.

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  • ILLINOIS SPRING TROUT SEASON OPENS APRIL 6TH AT 58 LOCATIONS STATEWIDE

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 20th, 2024

    March 20th, 2024

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – he 2024 Illinois spring trout fishing season will open Saturday, April 6th at 58 ponds, lakes, and streams throughout the state.

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  • SSM HEALTH MONROE HOSPITAL RECOGNIZED FOR EXCEPTIONAL PATIENT EXPERIENCE

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 20th, 2024

    March 20th, 2024

    MONROE, WI – SSM Health Monroe Hospital has been recognized again for exceptional patient experience. The hospital recently received the 2024 Outstanding Patient Experience Award from Healthgrades.

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  • ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN  CHURCH EVENTS

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 20th, 2024

    March 20th, 2024

    PEARL CITY, IL - St. John’s Lutheran Church, Pearl City, will celebrate Palm Sunday on Sunday, March 24th at 9:00 a.m.  Join us on Facebook if you can’t be here in person!

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  • MUSIC IS A POWERFUL GIFT FROM GOD

    Written By: Scott Cernek, pastor of Peace Church in Browntown, Wisconsin on
    March 20th, 2024

    March 20th, 2024

    I’ve always loved to sing going all the way back to when I was a young young lad. We always had the Christian radio playing in the house and in the barn too while we did chores and milked the cows.

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  • STOCKTON HIGH SCHOOL PRESENTS ANNIE

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 20th, 2024

    March 20th, 2024

    STOCKTON, IL –  The Stockton High School will be presenting the Musical “Annie” on March 22nd and 23rd in the High school gym at 7:00 p.m. each night.  “Annie”  Cast is led by Junior Lillian Sikora as Annie, and Senior Karl Hubb as Mr. Warbucks.  Tickets are available at the door.  Adults are $8.00 and Children are $5.00. 

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  • CHIROPRACTIC AND ARTHRITIS…A   BALANCED APPROACH

    Written By: Drs. Mike & DeeDee Wampfler  • Premier Chiropractic - Stockton, Illinois on
    March 20th, 2024

    March 20th, 2024

    Almost everyone forty years old and older as well as many millions of more people under age forty above has some form of arthritis.  Arthritis is a disease of the entire body, and most dramatically affects the joints. Some people suffer more than others with the pain and dysfunction caused by arthritis and people try all types of treatments, but most doctors will tell you there is no cure.

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  • GALENA’S POET LAUREATE FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 20th, 2024

    March 20th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – In April (National Poetry Month) one of three finalists will be appointed, making Galena the smallest city in the nation to have a Poet Laureate. The appointee will serve a term of two years developing programming, holding readings, and celebrating the heritage, uniqueness, diversity and achievements of Galena through the appreciation and art of poetry.

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  • The Galena HUSH Report

    Written By: John Huschik • jhush-flash@lycos.com on
    March 20th, 2024

    Late Night Meal?

    March 20th, 2024

    The first part of this column is definitely a public service announcement. We are offering a solution to treat late-evening Galena hunger pains. If you readers are anything like we here at the HUSH Report World Headquarters, then you probably don’t always have your dinner on a set schedule.

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  • REGION ONE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE MEETING NOTICE

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 20th, 2024

    March 20th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – The next Human Services Transportation Plan (HSTP) Regional Transportation Committee meeting for Region One (Boone, Carroll, Jo Daviess, Stephenson and Winnebago Counties) will be held on Thursday March 28th, 2024 – 10:00 a.m. at Jo Daviess County Transit – 710 South West Street, Galena, Illinois 61036. Human service organizations with an interest in public transportation are strongly encouraged to attend, as well as anyone interested in public transit. If you would like further information, please contact: hstp@ncicg.org or call us at (815) 433-5830.

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  • INCI*DENTAL*LY

    Written By: Dr. Stephen Petras, DMD • An Illinois Licensed General Dentist on
    March 20th, 2024

    LOSING A TOOTH AS AN ADULT

    March 20th, 2024

    While losing primary teeth to make room for permanent teeth is just part of growing up, losing a  tooth as an adult, especially when it is the result of trauma, can put your dental, mental and overall health at risk.

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  • RIVER RIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL PRESENTS LITTLE WOMEN

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 20th, 2024

    March 20th, 2024

    HANOVER, IL – Mark your calendars for March 21st and 22nd (Thursday and Friday) at River Ridge Middle School for their production of Little Women at 6:00 p.m. Meet Marmee and her four March daughters—Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy—as they struggle to live in the 1880s with adventures that cause smiles and tears, triumph and tragedy as they grow up during the Civil War. This classic American story will touch the heart of every person in your audience.

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  • NATIVE SHRUBS WITH JO DAVIESS COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 20th, 2024

    March 20th, 2024

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – Join University of Illinois Extension, Jo Daviess County Master Gardener Mike Iacomini on Thursday, April 11th for a presentation on native shrubs. This presentation will be held at 1:30 p.m. at the Jo Daviess County Extension Office, 204 North Vine Street Elizabeth, Illinois 61028. There is no fee to attend, but pre-registration is requested as seating is limited. To register or for more information, please call us at 815-858-2273 or visit us online at go.illinois.edu/jsw.

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  • RIVER RIDGE FFA HOLDS ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET ON THURSDAY, MARCH 7TH

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 20th, 2024

    March 20th, 2024

    HANOVER, IL – The River Ridge FFA Chapter held its annual awards banquet on Thursday, March 7th at River Ridge High School.  Each year this banquet is held in order to celebrate the outstanding achievements of the FFA members.  Families were invited to attend the banquet to support their student as well and share in a community meal. 

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  • THREE SCALES MOUND FFA STUDENTS ADVANCE TO STATE

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 20th, 2024

    March 20th, 2024

    SCALES MOUND, IL – Five students from the Scales Mound FFA made their mark at the District Proficiency Contest in Geneseo, Illinois, on March 6th after advancing with a first-place finish from the Section Proficiency Contest. The Agricultural Proficiency Awards honor FFA members who, through their SAEs (Supervised Agricultural Experience), have developed specialized skills to apply to their future careers. Students can compete for awards in 48 areas covering everything from Agricultural Communications to Wildlife Management. Members that competed in their designated district proficiency areas included: Katherine Bilderback, Food Service Placement; Sophie Davis, Ag Mechanics Design and Fabrication; Abigail Frank, Outdoor Recreation; Anika Stadel, Vegetable Production; and Max Wienen, Forage Management.

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  • Around The Northern Hills

    Written By: Annette Eggers on
    March 20th, 2024

    Jo Daviess County Farm Bureau

    March 20th, 2024

    The Jo Daviess County Farm Bureau, in cooperation with Midwest Medical Center,  announces a new mental health program specifically designed for women. The program, called “Mocktails and Mental Health,” aims to address the unique mental health challenges that women face and provide them with the support and resources they need to thrive.

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  • PRITZKER ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES NEW COHORT FOR PROGRAM FOCUSING ON EQUITY IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 20th, 2024

    March 20th, 2024

    CHICAGO, IL – Governor J.B. Pritzker, together with the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), announced the inaugural class of the Next Generation Capacity Building Initiative (Next Gen). Next Gen will provide capital, training, and technical assistance focused on reducing barriers to entry for developers of color. The initial cohort of 21 emerging developers are part of the State’s continuing efforts to support the capacity and growth of a diverse pool of affordable housing developers in Illinois.

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  • VILLAGE OF WARREN

    Written By: Board minutes submitted on
    March 20th, 2024

    Regular Board of Trustees Meeting • Monday, February 26th, 2024 • 7:00 p.m.

    Published March 20th, 2024

    The regular board meeting was held on February 26th, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. at the Warren Village Hall.

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  • WARREN AREA CHURCHES PLAN COMMUNITY MEAL

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 20th, 2024

    March 20th, 2024

    WARREN, IL – St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and the Warren United Methodist Church invite the community to a FREE community meal. The meal will be held at the Warren United Methodist Church (101 East Jefferson Street) from 5:30-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 28th.

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  • EXTENSION TO OFFER HEALTHY COOKING AT HOME SERIES

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 20th, 2024

    March 20th, 2024

    ELIZABETH, IL – More and more people are looking for money-saving tips to help stretch their grocery budget. If you are looking for ways to make budget-friendly meals at home, join the University of Illinois Extension for the Healthy Cooking at Home series. Making healthy, nutritious, low-cost meals doesn’t have to be complicated. You simply need to have a plan. There are many benefits to preparing your meals at home, like using healthier options for ingredients and saving time and money.

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  • CARDING WOOL WITH HANDCARDS

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 20th, 2024

    March 20th, 2024

    CEDARVILLE, IL – There is more to carding wool than just rubbing two hand cards across each other! In this hand carding workshop, Evie will show you that hand carding can be done comfortably, consistently, and efficiently.

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  • BROAD IDEAS SPOKEN WORD CLOSING SHOW

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 20th, 2024

    March 20th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – Broad Ideas will close its 7th year with a powerful evening that will make you laugh, cry and everything in between. Essayists and poets will share their stories Wednesday evening, March 27th, 7:00 p.m. on stage at the Galena Center for the Arts, 971 Gear Street. A reception will be held following the readings, giving everyone the chance to meet the authors, discuss their stories, and get a last look at the visual art still on display in the gallery. Free childcare is available, provided by licensed childcare volunteers. Check out broadideas.org for more information.

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  • FOOD PRESERVATION CLASSES OFFERED

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 20th, 2024

    March 20th, 2024

    ELIZABETH, IL – Join University of Illinois Extension Nutrition and Wellness Educator Diane Reinhold for these food preservation classes being offered virtually via Zoom. There is no fee to register for these classes, but pre-registration is required to receive the Zoom link to attend. If you would like to register or need more information, please visit us online at go.illinois.edu/jsw or call the Jo Daviess County Extension Office at 815-858-2273.

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  • NEED EXTRA CA$H?  WHAT’S IT WORTH ON EBAY?

    Written By: Paul Connor on
    March 20th, 2024

    March 20th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – If you have an item and you would like to know what it is worth, send digital pictures with a brief description to paulhconnor@gmail.com or you can make an appointment to visit me at 201 North Commerce Street, Galena, Illinois. Be sure to check out our website at www.ezsellusa.com.

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  • CULVER’S OF GALENA SHARE NIGHT WITH GEMS 8TH GRADE CLASS

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 20th, 2024

    March 20th, 2024

    GALENA, IL ­– Culver’s of Galena had the 8th Grade Class at the GEMS school in Galena. They made a total of $507.29 with about $75 being in cash donated to the class! Left to right: Anna Bussan, Claire Furlong, Ava Merritt, Eva Baisten, Achillies Morales, Cora McCoy, Ella Offenhausen and Veronica Rivera.

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  • JIM AND RICKIE RACHUY HONORED WITH JDCF CONSERVATION AWARD

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 20th, 2024

    March 20th, 2024

    ELIZABETH, IL – The Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF) is pleased to announce that Jim and Rickie Rachuy have received the 2024 Nancy Hamill Winter Conservation Leadership Award. The award will be presented to the Rachuys during JDCF’s annual meeting on April 11th.

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  • JDCF TO HOLD ANNUAL MEETING ON APRIL 11TH

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 20th, 2024

    March 20th, 2024

    ELIZABETH, IL – The public is cordially invited to attend the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation’s (JDCF) Annual Meeting on Thursday, April 11th from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. at Woodbine Bend Golf Course and Restaurant. There will be a social hour with heavy appetizers before a short business meeting to elect new Board members and present the 2024 Nancy Hamill Winter Conservation Leadership Award to Jim and Rickie Rachuy.  The keynote will be delivered by Curt Meine, a conservation biologist, environmental historian, and writer based in Sauk County, Wisconsin. Cost is $40/person. RSVP to info@jdcf.org by April 1st.

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  • WARREN TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY EASTER EGG HUNT

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 20th, 2024

    March 20th, 2024

    WARREN, IL – Please join us for our 2024 Annual Easter Egg Hunt/Party on Wednesday, March 27th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.!

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  • EASTER EGG HUNT AT ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 20th, 2024

    March 20th, 2024

    WARREN, IL – The Warren United Methodist Church, along with St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, are excited to announce that we will be hosting an Easter egg hunt at St. Paul’s (209 Clinton Street) on Saturday, March 30th.

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  • FIRST COMMUNITY BANK OF GALENA AND APPLE RIVER STATE BANK RENEWS COMMITMENT WITH DOLLY PARTON IMAGINATION LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 20th, 2024

    March 20th, 2024

    FREEPORT, IL – First Community Bank of Galena and Apple River State Bank renews commitment with United Way of Northwest Illinois for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library Program.

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  • MARCH HAPPENINGS AT THE STOCKTON TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 20th, 2024

    March 20th, 2024

    STOCKTON, IL - The month of March has several exciting events taking place at the Library. Beginning on March 20th,  the after school kids program will begin for this year. The program starts at 4:00 p.m. and concludes at 6:00 p.m.  Each Wednesday the children will have an opportunity to see a movie, participate in Lego building, play various games, or develop their crafting abilities.  Each Wednesday will be something different.  Check the Library webpage for details.

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  • PIRATE COMPETITOR OF THE WEEK:  ABIGAIL ISSLEB, GMS SCHOLASTIC BOWL

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 20th, 2024

    March 20th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – Pirate Competitor of the Week is:

    Abigail Issleb, GMS Scholastic Bowl

    Abigail helped lead the Scholastic Bowl to a couple of good performances this past week. Coach Ashley Hoppenjan said, “Abigail snagged twelve toss-ups at the Warren and River Ridge meets this week. Her confidence and intellect have made her a solid leader for the past two years.”

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  • MEIER

    Written By: on
    March 20th, 2024

    R.I.P.

    1927-2024

    MEIER

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  • LEAHY

    Written By: Obituary submitted on
    March 18th, 2024

    March 18th, 2024

    MINERAL POINT, WI – Lois Tyson Leahy, age 93, of Shullsburg, Wisconsin passed away Saturday, March 16th, 2024, at the Mineral Point Health Services.  

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  • WILLS

    Written By: Obituary submitted on
    March 18th, 2024

    March 18th, 2024

    WARREN, IL – Diane B. Wills, age 71 of Warren, Illinois passed away Saturday, March 16th, 2024 at home surrounded by her loving family.  She was born on September 11th, 1952 to John and Lillie Redington.  She married the love of her life James Wills on April 29th, 1978 in Warren, Illinois at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

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  • HEIMANN

    Written By: Obituary submitted on
    March 18th, 2024

    March 18th, 2024

    MONROE, WI – Kenneth “Kenny” Clayton Heimann, 90, of Gratiot, Wisconsin passed away on Friday, March 15th, 2024 at Hospice Home in Monroe, Wisconsin.  Kenny was born on August 27th, 1933, the third son of William and Minnie (Krupke) Heimann in Freeport, Wisconsin.  He graduated from Gratiot High School.  He married Lois Larson on November 20th, 1955 at St. Paul’s Church in Wayne Township.  They started their life together, farming on the home on County KK in Gratiot, where Kenny had lived since he was three years old, and still resided until his death.  Kenny was very proud of his heritage and his ability to name dates as to every event that happened on that farm.  He served on the REA, FS and Farm Bureau Boards.

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  • LUTZ

    Written By: on
    March 14th, 2024

    1924-2024

    Pauline (Buss) Lutz, passed away on Wednesday March 13, 2024 at the age of 99. She was born on May 7, 1924 in Lena, the daughter of Allen and Edna (Woodley) Buss.

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  • AMBASSADORS FORESEE FUTURE AG TRADE OPPORTUNITIES IN VIETNAM, PHILIPPINES

    Written By: TAMMIE SLOUP, FARMWEEK on
    March 13th, 2024

    March 13th, 2024

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – A rise in incomes and increased appetite for finer products and animal proteins have opened the door for trade opportunities in the Indo-Pacific region.

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  • SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE THROUGH MONROE CLINIC AND HOSPITAL FOUNDATION

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 13th, 2024

    March 13th, 2024

    MONROE, WI – Monroe Clinic and Hospital Foundation, a member of SSM Health, will be assisting two individuals who may have a financial burden and are unable to otherwise attend Highland Community College (HCC).

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  • NAVAHO  PLYING FOR KNITTERS AND CROCHETERS

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 13th, 2024

    March 13th, 2024

    CEDARVILLE, IL – Take a Workshop at the Stephenson County Fiber Art Fair in Cedarville, Illinois on Saturday, April 6th, 2024

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  • CHRIST LUTHERAN SOUP SUPPER

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 13th, 2024

    March 13th, 2024

    STOCKTON, IL – Christ Lutheran Church in Stockton, Illinois will host a Chili/Beef Noodle Supper on March 18th from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. We will be serving Chili, Beef and Noodle Soup, Potato Soup, Ham Sandwiches, Relishes and a Dessert. Carry outs will be available.  The proceeds will benefit Tyler’s Justice Center and the Freeport Area Church Cooperative (FACC Homeless Shelter).

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  • TRACKER BACKERS OF STOCKTON GETTING CLOSE TO REACHING THEIR $150,000 GOAL

    Written By: Michelle Bartch on
    March 13th, 2024

    March 13th, 2024

    STOCKTON, IL – The Warhawks are a Stockton and Warren athletic Co-op. The Warhawks Tracker Backers is a Stockton formed group who have been working on raising funds for an all weather track to be constructed behind the Stockton High School which will serve as a track as well as a practice field for softball and baseball.

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  • PRIMROSES TO MAKE BEAUTIFUL MUSIC AT SCALES MOUND UMC

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 13th, 2024

    March 13th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – Scales Mound UMC is pleased to host the Primroses for a very special musical worship service on March 17th at 10:30 a.m., with fellowship hour starting at 9:30 a.m. with coffee and breakfast treats. The Primroses are a trio of three friends – pianist Carly Winslow of Darlington, vocalist Clarey Knellwolf-Schwartz of Darlington, and violinist Emily Hefty-Dieckhoff of rural Mount Horeb.

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  • SHOTS FIRED INCIDENT AT  WEST GALENA AVENUE

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 13th, 2024

    March 13th, 2024

    FREEPORT, IL – On March 4th, 2024, at 12:08 a.m., Officers of the Freeport Police Department responded to the 600 block of West Galena Avenue for a report of gunshots being fired. Upon arrival, Officers located and collected evidence that showed a firearm had been discharged in area. There were no reported victims or property damage.

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  • CRIMINAL SEXUAL ASSAULT CHARGES  FILED AGAINST ALYCIA DECKERT

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 13th, 2024

    March 13th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – The Jo Daviess County State’s Attorney, Chris Allendorf, would like to inform the public of the following information:

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  • LAKE COUNTY DEMOCRAT WORE WIRE IN HELPING CONVICT A FORMER STATE REPRESENTATIVE OF BRIBERY

    Written By: HANNAH MEISEL & DILPREET RAJU • CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS • NEWS@CAPITOLNEWSILLINOIS.COM on
    March 13th, 2024

    March 13th, 2024

    CHICAGO, IL – On an August day in 2019, then-Democratic state Sen. Terry Link stood outside of a suburban Wendy’s and solicited a bribe from his colleague in the Illinois House.

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  • APPLE RIVER STATE BANK SHOWS COMMUNITY SPIRIT WITH MASCOT DEBIT CARDS

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 13th, 2024

    March 13th, 2024

    APPLE RIVER, IL – When Apple River State Bank introduced its new Mascot Debit Card last year, they promised to donate money to our local schools each time our customers used it.

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  • ILLINOIS’ WILD AND WONDERFUL EARLY BLOOMERS ON APRIL 9TH

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 13th, 2024

    March 13th, 2024

    FREEPORT, IL – On Tuesday, April 9th at 5:30 p.m. Northwest Illinois Audubon Society will be hosting their 41st annual banquet featuring Cindy Crosby presenting “Illinois Wild and Wonderful Early Bloomers.”

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  • CONGRATULATIONS STOCKTON  LITTLE BLACKHAWKS OF THE WEEK

    Written By: Caption Submitted on
    March 13th, 2024

    March 13th, 2024

    STOCKTON, IL – Shout out to our Little Blackhawks for the week! Students were recognized for going above and beyond in the classroom and following the Blackhawk Way! Congratulations to everyone!

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  • GALENA CULTURAL ARTS ALLIANCE SCHOLARSHIPS

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 13th, 2024

    March 13th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – Every year the Galena Cultural Arts Alliance (GCAA) awards three scholarships to encourage young artists in Jo Daviess County in the further development of their talents.

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  • WARREN WOMEN’S CLUB FOOD PANTRY DONATION

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 13th, 2024

    March 13th, 2024

    WARREN, IL – We are pleased to say that everyone came through for our food pantry donations from our members. It was a great way to start off the season of giving to others.

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  • WARREN WOMEN’S CLUB UPDATE

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 13th, 2024

    March 13th, 2024

    WARREN, IL – On Tuesday, March 5th, 2024 morning the Warren Women’s Club presented a check to our Mayor Kirk Raab to help with some building expenses. The check was in the amount of $2,361.81 for the Community Building. The money comes from the Public Improvements committee Judy Scott committee chair and our Vice President, and President Joyce Edge.

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  • A  MYRIAD OF  SYMPTOMS

    Written By: Drs. Mike & DeeDee Wampfler  • Premier Chiropractic - Stockton, Illinois on
    March 13th, 2024

    March 13th, 2024

    The Vagus nerve is the tenth cranial nerve out of twelve.  Cranial nerves arise directly from the brain or brain stem.  Not all exit the brain, however the Vagus nerve, which is the longest cranial nerve does exit the skull, traveling in front of the upper cervical vertebrae.  Its name in Latin means wanderer and is most likely named because it travels so far from the brain to many organ systems in the body. 

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  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR                         

    Written By: Preston Taylor on
    March 13th, 2024

    March 13th, 2024

    Friends of Jo Daviess County,

    I would like to explain to you why I am going to vote for Mike Dittmar for county board, and why I would encourage you to do the same.

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  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR

    Written By: Brian Staron on
    March 13th, 2024

    March 13th, 2024

    In response to the recent Letter to the Editor by John Lang on the race for the District 13th County Board seat between Michael Dittmar and Don Berlage.

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  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR

    Written By: Cheryl Rife, Proprietor on
    March 13th, 2024

    March 13th, 2024

    I am endorsing Mike Dittmar for the District #13 Representative on the Jo Daviess County Board.

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  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR                         

    Written By: Karla Rolwes on
    March 13th, 2024

    March 13th, 2024

    Vote for Mike Dittmar for Jo Daviess County Board District 13 on March 19th!

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  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR

    Written By: Kirk Raab, Mayor on
    March 13th, 2024

    March 13th, 2024

    I am writing this letter in full support for Mike Dittmar who is running for a seat on the Jo Daviess County Board District 13 (Elizabeth and Rice Townships). Mike is currently the Mayor of Elizabeth. Mike has implemented and completed several much-needed projects in Elizabeth. Elizabeth has grown and moved forward under Mike’s leadership and motivation. Mike is very experienced and successful in working with the public. Mike not only is a Mayor, he is also a successful business owner in Jo Daviess County and he is a respected teacher and coach within the River Ridge School District.

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  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR

    Written By: Steve McIntyre on
    March 13th, 2024

    March 13th, 2024

    I have had the pleasure to serve you on the Jo Daviess County Board for many years (Thompson Township for six years and for the last three years for Elizabeth and Woodbine Townships).

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  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR

    Written By: Jody and Melody Landwer on
    March 13th, 2024

    March 13th, 2024

    Beyond a doubt, Michael “Mike” Dittmar is the most qualified person to run for a county board position.  As the Mayor of Elizabeth, high school History teacher, junior high basketball coach, business owner and a father to four children, Mike has done it all. In all he does, Mike exemplifies honesty, fairness, passion, and thoughtfulness.

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  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR

    Written By: John Creighton on
    March 13th, 2024

    March 13th, 2024

    Regarding the upcoming primary election on March 19th, there are a couple of contested seats in the county board races.

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  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR 

    Written By: Carrie Clark and Susan Hanley on
    March 13th, 2024

    March 13th, 2024

    As small business owners in Elizabeth, Illinois, we would like to respond to the comments recently made in a letter written by John Lang regarding  the County Board election in District 13.

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  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR

    Written By: Joe Ambrosia on
    March 13th, 2024

    March 13th, 2024

    Regarding the letter to the editor for county board candidates by John Lang, Vice Chairman, Jo Daviess County Board, District 3 representative. John endorsed Don Berlage and disapproves of his opponent. Since only two are running for District 13, John’s comments were against Mike Dittmar.

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  • ILLINOIS PAYROLL JOBS INCREASE,  UNEMPLOYMENT RATE STABLE IN JANUARY

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 13th, 2024

    March 13th, 2024

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced that the unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.7 percent, while nonfarm payrolls increased +1,700 in January, based on preliminary data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), and released by IDES. The December revised unemployment rate was 4.7 percent, down -0.1 percentage point from the preliminary December unemployment rate of 4.8 percent. The December monthly change in payrolls was revised from the preliminary report, from +1,200 to -6,600 jobs. The January unemployment rate and payroll jobs estimate reflect activity for the week including the 12th.

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  • MOCKTAILS AND MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM OFFERED

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 13th, 2024

    March 13th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – The Jo Daviess County Farm Bureau, in cooperation with Midwest Medical Center, announces a new mental health program specifically designed for women. The program, called “Mocktails and Mental Health,” aims to address the unique mental health challenges that women face and provide them with the support and resources they need to thrive.

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  • NORTHWEST ILLINOIS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT  HOSTS ANNUAL MEETING FOR 2024

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 13th, 2024

    March 13th, 2024

    HANOVER, IL – Northwest Illinois Economic Development (NWILED) hosted their Annual Meeting for 2024 celebrating the organization’s 15th Anniversary on Thursday, February 22nd, 2024, at Timmerman’s Supper Club in East Dubuque. The sold-out event gathered about 145 stakeholders from 47 different local and regional organizations and involved a NWILED Board of Directors meeting, business spotlights, guest speaker remarks, and the organization’s annual Collaboration Awards.

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  • PIRATE COMPETITOR OF THE WEEK: JUSTIN LIN, GEMS SCHOLASTIC BOWL

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 13th, 2024

    March 13th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – Pirate Competitors of the Week is:

    Justin Lin, GEMS Scholastic Bowl

    Justin Lin had a good start to the GEMS Scholastic Bowl season. Coach Ashley Hoppenjan said, “Justin answered twelve toss-ups correctly at the scholastic bowl meet in East Dubuque on Tuesday afternoon, and he was also a formidable force when it came to bonus questions. He is a solid leader who works hard and brings positivity to the team.”

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  • A LITTLE TOO CLOSE TO THE EDGE

    Written By: Scott Cernek, pastor of Peace Church in Browntown, Wisconsin on
    March 13th, 2024

    March 13th, 2024

    It sure seems like it’s going to be an early spring. When we were kids one of our favorite things to do in the spring was to ride on the back of the grain drill. The oats went in the ground as early as possible each year so they could get an early start.

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  • ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN  CHURCH EVENTS

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 13th, 2024

    March 13th, 2024

    PEARL CITY, IL - St. John’s Lutheran Church, Pearl City, will celebrate the fifth Sunday in Lent on Sunday, March 17th at 9:00 a.m.  Join us on Facebook if you can’t be here in person!

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  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR

    Written By: Tammy Trebian on
    March 13th, 2024

    March 13th, 2024

    I am writing to express my wholehearted support for Elizabeth Mayor Mike Dittmar in his bid for the County Board. As a small business owner in our village, I have had the privilege of observing and benefiting directly from Mike’s unwavering dedication to our community’s needs, wants, and concerns. His work has not only positively impacted my business but also the lives of many others. I am confident that he will prioritize our entire community’s well-being in his new role, just as he has done for us in Elizabeth.

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  • JO DAVIESS COUNTY REPUBLICAN LINCOLN DAY DINNER WAS HELD ON SATURDAY, MARCH 9TH 

    Written By: Michelle Bartch on
    March 13th, 2024

    March 13th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – Over the weekend the Jo Daviess County Republican Party held their annual Lincoln Day Dinner on Saturday, March 9th at Eagle Ridge Resort in Galena, Illinois.

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  • LENA AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY FLAG/POLE/STAND DONATION

    Written By: Caption Submitted on
    March 13th, 2024

    March 13th, 2024

    LENA, IL – The Lena American Legion Auxiliary recently donated an American flag, pole and stand to the Lena Living Center for their activity room. Seen here are Bryan Ignatow, administrator; Marsha Tessendorf, ALA member; Karen Andrews, Activity Director; and Judy Shippee, ALA member.

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  • ATTENTION VETERANS!

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 13th, 2024

    March 13th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – The American Legion Fickbohm-Hissem Post 193, Galena, meets the 3rd Tuesday each month.

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  • The Galena HUSH Report

    Written By: John Huschik • jhush-flash@lycos.com on
    March 13th, 2024

    A Call to Arms

    March 13th, 2024

    It appears that the Parkers are preparing for another attempt to take over the east side of Galena. They have new counsel and have asked the court to grant them an extension to the time-frame to launch an appeal. The attorney for Wendy Clark, neighboring resident who initiated the lawsuit, has agreed to the extension. Attorneys for the City also agreed. So, what does a new lawsuit look like? Our HUSH Report attorney is currently on sabbatical and still off in the islands of Fiji or somewhere, and the rest of us are not in any shape or form legal experts, but here is our opinion anyway.

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  • GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN CHURCH

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 13th, 2024

    March 13th, 2024

    LENA, IL – All are invited to worship at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 118 East Mason Street Lena, Illinois on Sunday, March 10th, 2024 at 9:30 a.m. for Communion Sunday Worship Service. This will be the Fifth Sunday of Lent. You may join the service in-person or via Facebook Live. The reading will be from John 12:20-33. Jesus entered Jerusalem for the last time to celebrate the Passover festival. Here Jesus’ words about seeds planted in the ground turn the disaster of his death into the promise of a harvest in which everyone will be gathered.

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  • INTRODUCING JACOB AMBROSIA, CANDIDATE FOR DISTRICT 15

    Written By: Jacob Ambrosia on
    March 13th, 2024

    March 13th, 2024

    My name is Jacob Ambrosia, a lifelong resident of Elizabeth Illinois, residing in Woodbine Township – District 15. I have a beautiful wife and three wonderful children. After receiving my bachelor’s degree in agricultural business, my work has taken me in various management and sales roles primarily focused in agriculture. In addition to my agricultural experiences, I also operate a property and casualty insurance business. This combination of experiences provides me with an opportunity to see the workings of business as an employee and as a self-employed individual, always focusing on service and efficiency.

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  • INCI*DENTAL*LY

    Written By: Dr. Stephen Petras, DMD • An Illinois Licensed General Dentist on
    March 13th, 2024

    Effective Pain Management Targets the Source

    March 13th, 2024

    When it comes to addressing dental pain, it is necessary to take into consideration a number of factors. Some of these include your health history, current medications, the source, severity, and duration of your pain, presence of infection and allergies or adverse reactions to any medications.

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  • PRAIRIE FARMER NAMES 2024 MASTER FARMERS

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 13th, 2024

    Five farmers who are outstanding in both agricultural production and leadership will be honored in Bloomington on March 28th. Plus: A new Honorary Master Farmer joins the ranks.

    March 13th, 2024

    MARIETTA, IL – Five Illinois producers will be honored as 2024 Master Farmers at Prairie Farmer magazine’s annual event in Bloomington, Illinois, on Thursday, March 28th. The award recognizes exceptional agricultural production skills, commitment to family and service to community.

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  • MACHINERY VERSUS MANPOWER: ILLINOIS MEAT PROCESSORS WEIGH TECHNOLOGY

    Written By: RHIANNON BRANCH, FarmWeek on
    March 13th, 2024

    March 13th, 2024

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – As demand for locally produced meat grows and a quality workforce becomes more difficult to obtain, the meat processing sector is taking a closer look at areas where technology can replace human labor.

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  • Around The Northern Hills

    Written By: Annette Eggers on
    March 13th, 2024

    Jo Daviess County Farm Bureau

    March 13th, 2024

    The Jo Daviess County Farm Bureau, in cooperation with Midwest Medical Center,  announces a new mental health program specifically designed for women. The program, called “Mocktails and Mental Health,” aims to address the unique mental health challenges that women face and provide them with the support and resources they need to thrive.

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  • NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 13th, 2024

    March 13th, 2024

    All Meetings are Accessible via Audio Call-in:

    708 Mental Health Board Meeting

    Date: Wednesday, March 13th, 2024
    Time: 5:30 p.m.
    Place: Jo Daviess County Administrative Offices
    (Temporary Location)  Former Galena Primary School – 219 Kelly Lane, Galena, Illinois
    Agenda:   Any items that require the attention of the committee.

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  • GOVERNOR PRITZKER AWARDS $4.6 MILLION IN GRANT FUNDING TO LOCAL TOURISM ORGANIZATIONS

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 13th, 2024

    March 13th, 2024

    CHICAGO, IL – On March 8th, Governor J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) awarded $4.6 million in grant funding to 20 local tourism organizations across the state. This funding was awarded through the Tourism Private Sector Grant Program as part of the state’s continued effort to boost tourism and welcome more visitors to Illinois.

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  • CHANEL MILLER ANNOUNCED AS KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR RIVERVIEW CENTER EVENING AND LUNCHEON OF LIGHT GALAS 2024

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 13th, 2024

    March 13th, 2024

    DUBUQUE, IA – Join Riverview Center for our annual Evening and Luncheon of Light Galas on April 18th and 19th, 2024 as we celebrate the resiliency of the sexual and domestic abuse survivors we serve daily. This year’s events feature nationally known author and artist, Chanel Miller. 

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  • ST. PATRICK’S DAY FACTS

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 13th, 2024

    March 13th, 2024

    According to Google: St. Patrick’s Day, feast day (March 17th) of St. Patrick, patron saint of Ireland. Born in Roman Britain in the late 4th century, he was kidnapped at the age of 16 and taken to Ireland as a slave. He escaped but returned in about 432  to convert the Irish to Christianity.

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  • EASTER CARDS TO ACTIVE MILITARY

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 13th, 2024

    March 13th, 2024

    LENA, IL – The Junior members of the Lena American Legion Auxiliary made Easter cards to send to active military. If you get an address to the Lena American Legion, they will see that your loved one receives a card. Send an email  to jamcps54@yahoo.com or call (815) 369-4684.

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  • THE SUNSHINE BAND IS COMING BACK

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 13th, 2024

    March 13th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – We are excited to announce The Sunshine Band is coming back to the Galena Eagles on Saturday, March 23rd, from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. The event is open to the public and there is no cover. The Galena Eagles is located at 237 South Main Street in Galena, directly across from the DeSoto Hotel. 

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  • NO WORRIES TO BE AT CALVARY CHURCH FOR PALM SUNDAY LETEN SERVICE

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 13th, 2024

    March 13th, 2024

    STOCKTON, IL – No Worries is a three-member Band who has joined together to share their love of Gospel, Folk, Country and Bluegrass Music. They love sharing their joy of music with others and spreading God’s word.

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  • AREA STUDENT RANKS AMONG TOP 2% AT  IOWA STATE  UNIVERSITY

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 13th, 2024

    March 13th, 2024

    AMES, IA – The following area student ranked among the Top 2% of students in their college at Iowa State University.

    Galena, Illinois

    Maia Kropp, Sophomore, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

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  • NEED EXTRA CA$H?  WHAT’S IT WORTH ON EBAY?

    Written By: Paul Connor on
    March 13th, 2024

    March 13th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – If you have an item and you would like to know what it is worth, send digital pictures with a brief description to paulhconnor@gmail.com or you can make an appointment to visit me at 201 North Commerce Street, Galena, Illinois. Be sure to check out our website at www.ezsellusa.com.

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  • LEARN BY DOING, KIDS EXPERIENCED HANDS-ON LEARNING  AT STEPHENSON COUNTY 4-H SUPER SATURDAY

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 13th, 2024

    March 13th, 2024

    FREEPORT, IL - University of Illinois Extension hosted its annual 4-H Super Saturday on Saturday, February 24th, 2024, at the Stephenson Farm Bureau Office. Super Saturday is a three hour event designed to give area youth ages 5 to 18 a chance to explore the many project areas available through the 4-H program. This event is open to all area youth, regardless of 4-H membership.

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  • Guest Column From Senator Andrew Chesney

    Written By: Andrew Chesney on
    March 13th, 2024

    www.SenatorChesney.com

    It’s Time to Eliminate Illinois’ Tax on Groceries

    www.SenatorChesney.com

    March 13th, 2024

    As a public official, I have always fought to lower taxes for my constituents. From my time on the Freeport City Council to my tenure in the Illinois House of Representatives to my current role as the State Senator for the 45th District in Northwest Illinois, lightening the tax burden for Illinoisans has always been a focal point of my legislative agenda. When Governor J.B. Pritzker recently announced he wanted to eliminate the state sales tax on groceries, I was surprised, but also encouraged.

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  • 34TH ANNUAL SHULLSBURG FFA ALUMNI AUCTION TO BE HELD MARCH 23RD

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 13th, 2024

    March 13th, 2024

    SHULLSBURG, WI – The Shullsburg FFA Alumni will be hosting its 34th Annual Auction on March 23rd, 2024.  The auction will be held at The Pit at the Shullsburg School. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the auction will start at 6:30 p.m. The Alumni will have food and drinks available that evening for those that attend the event.  The Alumni would also like to extend a thank you to Larry and Pam Teasdale and Randy and Julie Gill for donating their time as the auctioneers for that evening.

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  • KAYSER

    Written By: Obituary submitted on
    March 11th, 2024

    March 11th, 2024

    LENA, IL – Wieland “Willie” J. Kayser, 96, of Lena, Illinois passed away peacefully, with his daughter holding his hand on Sunday, March 10th, 2024.  Willie was born on April 2nd, 1927 in Hockenheim, German to Wilhem and Katherina (Auer) Kayser.  At four years old, Willie moved to New York with his parents.  While in New York, Willie began his meat cutting career at a local grocery store.  At the age of 18, Willie was drafted into the United States Army/Air Force.  In the military, he was able to continue working on his meat cutting.  In 1947, Willie married the love of his life, Esther Schafer, in Lena, Illinois.  In 1952, Willie started his on the farm slaughter service, in 1955 he built the butchering plant, and in 1967, added a major expansion to handle the growing business.  Esther and Willie received many awards over the years.  In 1993, they retired from Lena Maid Meats.

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  • HIGHLAND GALLERY ANNOUNCES A CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR THE 51ST ANNUAL DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL JURIED ART EXHIBIT

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 6th, 2024

    March 6th, 2024

    FREEPORT, IL  – Highland Community College announces a call for entries for the 51st annual District High School Juried Art Exhibit on view at the Highland Gallery from April 17th to May 8th. Work is due Wednesday, April 3rd from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00  p.m. in the west wing of the Ferguson Fine Arts Center, Highland Community College, 2998 West Pearl City Road, Freeport, Illinois.

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  • WOOLEN SPINNING: LONG DRAW 101

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 6th, 2024

    March 6th, 2024

    CEDARVILLE, IL – Take a Workshop at the Stephenson County Fiber Art Fair in Cedarville, Illinois on Saturday, April 6th, 2024 Long draw spinning is the fastest way to produce lots of beautiful, lofty, and warm woolen yarn.

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  • YOUTH CADET LAW ENFORCEMENT CAMP 2024

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 6th, 2024

    March 6th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – The American Legion Post 193 Galena is looking for a few students between the ages of 15 – 17 to attend 2024 Youth Cadet Law Enforcement Academy in Springfield this summer – June 23rd through June 28th at Camp Lincoln Military Academy. The main purpose of the program is to establish a relationship between our youth and State Law Enforcement. Deadline is beginning of May. Additional information and to obtain an application contact – Valerie Slayton at valerieslayton@gmail.com. 815-908-3513.

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  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR

    Written By: John Lang on
    March 6th, 2024

    I would like to encourage the voters in County Board District 13 (Elizabeth and Rice Townships) to vote for Donald Berlage in the March 19th Republican primary election. Mr. Berlage is a local, hardworking farmer whose family has a long history of great public service.

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  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR

    Written By: LaDon Trost on
    March 6th, 2024

    March 6th, 2024

    Tina Brandel is currently running for her seat on the Jo Daviess County Board, District 15 which encompasses Berreman, Derinda, Pleasant Valley, Woodbine and Part of Thompson Precincts.

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  • IEMA-OHS RECOGNIZES SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS MONTH 

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 6th, 2024

    March 6th, 2024

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Emergency Management Agency and Office of Homeland Security (IEMA-OHS) recognizes March as Severe Weather Preparedness Month. Severe weather can affect any community across Illinois. To help families prepare for severe weather, IEMA-OHS is sharing interagency resources and featuring its emergency preparedness kits.

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  • STOCKTON PARK DISTRICT BOARD MEETING

    Written By: Park Board Minutes Submitted on
    March 6th, 2024

    STOCKTON PARK HOUSE   • JANUARY 17TH, 2024  •  REGULAR BOARD MEETING MINUTES • 6:30 PM

    Published March 6th, 2024

    Meeting called to order by President Calvin Klopf at 6:30 p.m.

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  • FIRST ANNUAL WINTER CRAFT FAIR HELD AT GEMS COMMONS

    Written By: MICHELLE BARTCH on
    March 6th, 2024

    March 6th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – On Saturday, February 24th, The Galena High School Future Business Leaders of America Club held their first ever Indoor Winter Craft Fair. This is going to be an annual event which will grow as the years go on and will be a wonderful chance for the members of the Club as well as the craft community.

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  • BROAD IDEAS HELD THEIR SEVENTH ANNUAL EVENT AT GALENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS

    Written By: Michelle Bartch on
    March 6th, 2024

    March 6th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – This year marked the seventh annual opening for the group Broad Ideas. They held their opening reception on Friday, March 1st at the Galena Center for the Arts. March is also Women’s Month.

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  • FELONY RETAIL THEFT AND  POSSESSION OF A WEAPON ARRESTS

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 6th, 2024

    March 6th, 2024

    FREEPORT, IL – On February 22nd, 2024, Freeport Police Officers responded to a call for service involving a Retail Theft that just occurred from a retail store in Freeport. The caller at the store knew the suspect as “Jack Cartwright” and gave Dispatch the description and registration of the vehicle Cartwright left the store in. Officers located that vehicle in the 1000 block of South Oak Avenue. The vehicle had two occupants. The driver was identified as 44-year-old Freeport resident Anthony Evans and the passenger was identified as 33-year-old Freeport resident Jack Cartwright.

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  • UW-MADISON ANNOUNCES 2023 WINTER GRADUATES

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 6th, 2024

    March 6th, 2024

    MADISON, WI – A total of 1,966 students received degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison on December 17th, 2023, including students from your area.

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  • DC RISE REAL ESTATE WOULD LIKE TO THANK ATHLETIC DIRECTORS, COACHES, AND PLAYERS FOR LETTING THEM BE A PART OF THEIR SEASON

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 6th, 2024

    March 6th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – As the season wraps up for area high school basketball teams DC Rise Real Estate would like to thank athletic directors, coaches, and players for letting them be a part of their season.

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  • PIRATE COMPETITOR OF THE WEEK: SARA WIENEN, 8TH GRADE GIRLS BASKETBALL

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 6th, 2024

    March 6th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – Pirate Competitors of the Week is:

    Sara Wienen, 8th Grade Girls Basketball

    Coach Jim Rigdon said, “Sara has great ball handling skills that helps her control our offense.  She sees the floor well and has been the leading scorer in most of our games.  Sara is also a great defender and steps up when needed on steals and rebounds. I’m proud of the amount of growth she has had this year.”

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  • NO PIRATE COMPETITOR OF THE WEEK

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 6th, 2024

    March 6th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – We had no nominations this week so we will resume with Pirate Competitor of the Week as we start our spring sports and activities.   

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  • THE FLASH SPORTS REPORT – GIRLS BASKETBALL – MARCH 6TH, 2024

    Written By: Our sports writer on
    March 6th, 2024

    PIRATES DREAM SEASON ENDS

    BRIMFIELD, IL – Galena saw their season come to a sudden end at the Brimfield Super Sectional when the Illini Bluffs Tigers out of Glasford upset their apple cart with a 47-41 decision. That win sent them to the State Finals in Bloomington where they faced Altamont on Thursday. The Tigers’ game plan didn’t allow the Pirates to get out and run and each time Gracie Furlong touched the ball two or more Tigers were in her face and wouldn’t allow any penetration.  With that in mind the Pirates were forced to play a perimeter game for the most part which wasn’t their style. Throughout the year Galena’s success was mainly due to their full court pressure defense but on this night that was greatly negated and in fact the Tigers were able to score on several layups against that defense.

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  • THE FLASH SPORTS REPORT – BOYS BASKETBALL – MARCH 6TH, 2024

    Written By: Our sports writer on
    March 6th, 2024

    RIVER RIDGE CLASS 1A SECTIONAL

    TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH

    EASTLAND  50   

    SOUTH BELOIT  35

    HANOVER, IL – Eastland, who brought a one seed into contest, used a big second half to advance to the finals where they played the winner of the Fulton-Pecatonica game which was played on Wednesday with a 50-35 win over the third seeded 25-8 South Beloit Sobos.  Points were hard to by in a low scoring Sobos 9-6 first quarter but with a 15-12 second quarter the game back to even 21-21 at the half.

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  • AGGRAVATED BATTERY WITH STRANGULATION ARREST

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 6th, 2024

    March 6th, 2024

    FREEPORT, IL – On February 21st, 2024, Freeport Police Officers responded to a call involving a battery between a male and female at an apartment in the 2600 block of Stephenson Circle.

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  • AGGRAVATED UNLAWFUL USE OF A WEAPON ARREST

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 6th, 2024

    March 6th, 2024

    FREEPORT, IL - On February 18th, 2024, Freeport Police Officers were investigating a reported crime that just occurred in the 200 block of West Spring Street when Officers observed a male walking in the area of Blackhawk Avenue and Broadway Street who matched the clothing description of the reported suspect. When a Freeport Police Officer attempted to make contact with the male, he began running away from the Officer. The Officer pursued the male to a residence in the 100 block of S. Cherry Avenue. The male was given commands to stop running, but refused to comply with the Officer. As the male entered the residence, the Officer saw the male toss an item inside of the residence and shut and lock the entrance door.

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  • VILLAGE OF WARREN

    Written By: Board minutes submitted on
    March 6th, 2024

    Regular Board of Trustees Meeting • Monday, February 12th, 2024 • 7:00 p.m.

    Published March 6th, 2024

    The regular board meeting was held on February 12th, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. at the Warren Village Hall.

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  • VILLAGE OF SCALES MOUND     

    Written By: Board minutes submitted on
    March 6th, 2024

    Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees • Stone House • January 29th, 2024 • 7:00 p.m.

    Published March 6th, 2024

    `The Regular Meeting of the President and Board of Trustees was called to order at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 29th, 2024.  Members present were Nicole Winter, John Duerr, Ruth Foley, Scott Ohms, Kristy Schueller, and Janet Werner.  Village Clerk Deven Morgensen, Village Treasurer Steve Stadel, Ron Duerr, Dave Carscallen, Kevin Stier, Hailey Wills, Josh Altfillisch and Jerry Edwards were also present. Trustee, Garrett Hillary was absent.

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  • SOS+ 20TH YEAR CELEBRATION WITH PASTOR SCOTT AND CATHY CERNEK

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 6th, 2024

    March 6th, 2024

    STOCKTON, IL – Our favorites are back as we celebrate 20 years of our SOS+ (Senior Outreach of Stockton and Surrounding Areas) and we have a year of musical and educational programs planned for our seniors.

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  • CONGRATULATIONS STOCKTON  LITTLE BLACKHAWKS OF THE WEEK

    Written By: Caption Submitted on
    March 6th, 2024

    March 6th, 2024

    STOCKTON, IL – Our Little Blackhawks for the week. Students were recognized for doing great things and being good role models for everyone. Congratulations to everyone!

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  • THE BABIES ARE COMING

    Written By: Scott Cernek, pastor of Peace Church in Browntown, Wisconsin on
    March 6th, 2024

    March 6th, 2024

    We’ve had a bunch of new births on our farm this late winter although it feels like spring the last several weeks.

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  • INCI*DENTAL*LY

    Written By: Dr. Stephen Petras, DMD • An Illinois Licensed General Dentist on
    March 6th, 2024

    ADOLESCENT ORAL HEALTH ISSUES

    March 6th, 2024

    Adolescence refers to the period of accelerated biological growth and changes that occur as a child transitions to becoming an adult. Because of these biological changes, adolescents face additional challenges to their oral health. In addition to maintaining daily oral hygiene, today’s adolescents are exposed to unprecedented social media misinformation and influencers that put them at risk for oral and other injuries, eating disorders, nicotine and alcohol abuse and other harmful behaviors. Taking charge of maintaining their oral health is an important part of growing up, as oral disease can affect an adolescent’s speech, ability to concentrate and learn, nutrition status, self-esteem, social life, and overall health. Understanding these changes will help as you guide your child towards healthy independence.

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  • The Galena HUSH Report

    Written By: John Huschik • jhush-flash@lycos.com on
    March 6th, 2024

    Ghosts in the Graveyard

    March 6th, 2024

    Graveyards always seem to be portrayed in movies and novels as scary, creepy places that just by the very mention of the word, can bring a shiver or two to a person. A reason might just be that many people truly believe in ghosts. Actually, not so much scary ghosts, but they believe in the existence of spirits or energy that oftentimes can be positive energy or a loving spirit. Maybe some times not so much. Graveyards are also a part of our history and local historians have gained so much insight into our Galena history from studying the various, very old headstones. This year the Galena Historical Society will be presenting their 30th annual cemetery walk. This is an event that brings Galena history to life by sharing the real stories of many of those that are buried in local cemeteries. And more than that, our cemeteries mark the final resting place of those that lived, loved and worked in Galena and should always be held in reverence.

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  • Around The Northern Hills

    Written By: Annette Eggers on
    March 6th, 2024

    Jo Daviess County Farm Bureau

    March 6th, 2024

    WANTED:  We need to replenish our farm toys used at Farm Fun Days this summer and thought who better to ask than our members.  If you have gently used farm toys that are no longer being used, we’d love to put them to good use!  We’d rather bring new life to old toys than buy new.  If you can help us out, please drop them off at our office.  Thank you in advance!

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  • GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN CHURCH

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 6th, 2024

    March 6th, 2024

    LENA, IL – All are invited to worship at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 118 East Mason Street Lena, Illinois on Sunday, March 10th, 2024 at 9:30 a.m. for Communion Sunday Worship Service. This will be the Fourth Sunday of Lent. You may join the service in-person or via Facebook Live. The reading will be from John 3:14-21. To explain the salvation of God to the religious leader, Nicodemus, Jesus refers to the scripture passage quoted in today’s first reading. Just as those who looked upon the bronze serpent were healed, so people will be saved when they behold Christ lifted up on the cross. 

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  • LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION AND PRINCIPLES FOR BEGINNERS WEBINAR SERIES

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 6th, 2024

    March 6th, 2024

    ELIZABETH, IL – The Livestock Production and Principles for Beginners Webinar Series returns in 2024. This monthly series, first launched in 2023, addresses the needs of those who are getting started, exploring the concept of, or even assists those currently raising livestock. With a focus on helping those who are brand new to livestock, 4-H families may be interested in these sessions.

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  • IDHS RECOGNIZES MARCH AS PROBLEM GAMBLING AWARENESS MONTH

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 6th, 2024

    March 6th, 2024

    CHICAGO, IL – Governor J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) today recognized March as Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM) in Illinois. To raise awareness around gambling disorders and honor those in recovery, participating buildings in downtown Chicago will be lit teal and a statewide art contest will shine a spotlight on the power of recovery. Throughout the month, IDHS will also partner with providers across the state to raise awareness around treatment options for those in need.

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  • APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR  STEPHENSON COUNTY ASSOCIATION FOR HOME AND COMMUNITY EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 6th, 2024

    March 6th, 2024

    FREEPORT, IL – The Stephenson County Association for Home and Community Education is happy to announce that applications are now being accepted for a $300 scholarship. Individuals who are or will be studying in a family-related program such as food management, textiles, diet, nutrition, childcare, marketing, agriculture communications, business management, nursing or social services can apply. 

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  • ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN  CHURCH EVENTS

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 6th, 2024

    March 6th, 2024

    PEARL CITY, IL - St. John’s Lutheran Church, Pearl City, will celebrate the  fourth Sunday in Lent on Sunday, March 10th at 9:00 a.m.  Join us on Facebook if you can’t be here in person!

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  • NEWS FOR THE WARREN SCHOOL BAND PROGRAM

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 6th, 2024

    March 6th, 2024

     WARREN, IL - Some exciting news for the Warren School Band program!  We are in the process of re-building our band program for next school year. 

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  • GREATER FREEPORT PARTNERSHIP HONORS OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS AT ANNUAL DINNER

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 6th, 2024

    March 6th, 2024

    FREEPORT, IL – The Greater Freeport Partnership is excited to announce the winners of its annual awards presented on Thursday evening, February 22nd at the Masonic Event Center. The annual awards program recognizes outstanding individuals and businesses that have significantly contributed to the community.

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  • SPRING FLOWER  ARRANGING

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 6th, 2024

    March 6th, 2024

    ELIZABETH, IL – Join University of Illinois Extension for the second program in their Spring Break Gardening Series “Spring Flower Arranging” on Thursday, March 28th, 2024 at 1:30 p.m. This program is being held at the Jo Daviess County Extension Office, 204 North Vine Street, Elizabeth, Illinois 61028.  There will be a $30 fee for this program to cover the cost of supplies, and pre-registration is required. To register or for more information call the Jo Daviess County Extension Office at 815-858-2273 or visit us online at go.illinois.edu/jsw. Seating is limited so register today!

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  • BECOME A CERTIFIED FOOD PROTECTION MANAGER

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 6th, 2024

    March 6th, 2024

    ELIZABETH, IL – Do you currently have a position handling food, or are you looking for a job in the food industry?

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  • AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY MARCH MEETING

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 6th, 2024

    March 6th, 2024

    LENA, IL – The March meeting of the American Legion Auxiliary will be held on Wednesday, March 13th, at the Lena American Legion Home at 6:00 p.m. We will be making tray favors for the hospitalized veterans. New members are always welcome.  Judy Oellerich is in charge of the social hour. Junior members will meet on March 9th at 10:00 a.m. at the American Legion Home.  We will be  doing a service project and an Easter Egg Hunt.

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  • GALENA COMMUNITY BAND RECRUITING FOR ST. PAT’S PARADE

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 6th, 2024

    March 6th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – The Galena Community Band is welcoming individuals to join them as they participate in the Galena St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The band is open to a variety of ages and instruments, and the parade is Saturday, March 16th at 2:00 p.m. in Galena.  For more information, contact Lorie Moyer at moyerteach@hotmail.com or 815-541-1562.

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  • HIGHLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE BRINGS ‘LEAVING IOWA’ TO THE STAGE 

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 6th, 2024

    March 6th, 2024

    FREEPORT, IL – Highland Community College’s Theatre Arts program presents “Leaving Iowa.” Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, March 7:00 to 9:00 in the Ferguson Fine Arts Center, 2998 West Pearl City, Road, Freeport, Illinois.

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  • GALENA CULTURAL ARTS  ALLIANCE SCHOLARSHIPS

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 6th, 2024

    March 6th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – Every year the Galena Cultural Arts Alliance (GCAA) awards three scholarships to encourage young artists in Jo Daviess County in the further development of their talents.

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  • CARL’S MARCH BLAST

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 6th, 2024

    March 6th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – Leaping into March…and we all know what that means. MARCH MADNESS!!! I watch a lot of sports because there isn’t much else I care to watch on TV. (One news cycle a day is really enough). I’m a University of Illinois alum which means our football team doesn’t give us much to cheer about. But our one real chance to cheer is our basketball team which is usually pretty good. And this year the “Fighting Illini” are really good. They have been ranked all season and are holding their own in the Big Ten standings, I’m excited. And you heard it here first…I plan to enjoy watching my team go all the way to the Final Four. Go Orange and Blue!

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  • NEED EXTRA CA$H?  WHAT’S IT WORTH ON EBAY?

    Written By: Paul Connor on
    March 6th, 2024

    March 6th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – If you have an item and you would like to know what it is worth, send digital pictures with a brief description to paulhconnor@gmail.com or you can make an appointment to visit me at 201 North Commerce Street, Galena, Illinois. Be sure to check out our website at www.ezsellusa.com.

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  • HIGHLAND TRIO DIRECTOR ANTHONY SAGO ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE STATE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL

    Written By: Article submitted on
    March 6th, 2024

    March 6th, 2024

    FREEPORT, IL – Anthony Sago, Highland’s Director of TRIO Services, has been elected as the new president of the Illinois TRIO Executive Council, serving for the next year. Sago served as President-Elect for the past year. After his term is up, he will remain on the council in an advisory role as past president for a year. This means Highland has a high-level representation for a total of three years.

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  • DOES CRIME PAY AT ELECTION TIME?

    Written By: KIMBALL SHINKOSKEY • KSHINKOS@GMAIL.COM on
    March 6th, 2024

    March 6th, 2024

    CBS’s legal expert Rikki Klieman greenlighted the idea that “You can run for president and serve for president if convicted of a crime in our system.” (Face the Nation, 2-18-24) Let me correct her. No, you can’t. The fact that nothing in the Constitution explicitly prohibits a convicted felon from running the country does not mean the Founders intended for that to happen. America has never gotten around to enacting election laws to explicitly stop this, just like America didn’t get around to limiting the terms of presidents until some 175 years after the Constitution was written. 

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  • AMERICAN LEGION POST 193 RECEIVED  MONEY FROM THE BATTLE BUDDY BOXES

    Written By: Caption Submitted on
    March 6th, 2024

    March 6th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – The American Legion Post 193 has received $315.00 for Battle Buddy Boxes from The Miners Lodge #273 of Galena. Pictured are Master Alex Willey; American Legion Adjutant Valerie Slayton; and Mike Koeller, Financial secretary of the Miners Lodge and American Legion.

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  • COME BE A PART OF THE 2024 LINCOLN DAY DINNER ON SATURDAY, MARCH 9TH AT EAGLE RIDGE RESORT AND SPA

    Written By: Michelle Bartch on
    March 6th, 2024

    March 6th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – Jo Daviess Republican County Chairman Mike Dittmar announced their Annual Lincoln Day Dinner will be held Saturday, March 9th 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.

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  • REED

    Written By: Obituary submitted on
    March 4th, 2024

    March 4th, 2024

    MONROE, WI – Nelda M. Reed, 87, of Monroe, Wisconsin, formerly of Warren, Illinois passed away on Sunday, March 3rd, 2024 at SSM Monroe Hospital in Monroe, Wisconsin.  She was born on April 13th, 1936, in Freeport, Illinois to Harry and Bessie (Schultz) Doubler.  Nelda was united in marriage to Francis Reed on March 12th, 1955, at the Warren United Methodist Church. 

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  • ANDERSON

    Written By: Obituary submitted on
    March 4th, 2024

    March 4th, 2024

    STOCKTON, IL – Keith A. Anderson, age 75, of Stockton, Illinois, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 3rd, 2024 at home surrounded by his fiancé, family and friends.  He was born on May 27th, 1948 in Dodgeville, Wisconsin, the son of Orville and Norma (Brown) Anderson. 

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  • SSM HEALTH MONROE PROVIDES 5,256 BOOKS TO LOCAL YOUTH IN 2023

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 28th, 2024

    February 28th, 2024

    MONROE, WI – To foster a lifelong love of reading, SSM Health Monroe Clinic Medical Group is providing free books to pediatric patients.

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  • WARREN COMMUNITY UNIT DISTRICT #205       

    Written By: School Board Minutes on
    February 28th, 2024

    BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING • WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17TH, 2024

    Published February 28th, 2024

    I. OPENING OF MEETING

    A. Call to Order

    The regular session of the Warren Community Unit District #205 Board of Education meeting was held in the boardroom.  President Sabinson called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

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  • ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH EVENTS

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 28th, 2024

    February 28th, 2024

    PEARL CITY, IL - St. John’s Lutheran Church, Pearl City, will celebrate the third Sunday in Lent on Sunday, March 3rd at 9:00 a.m.  Join us on Facebook if you can’t be here in person!

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  • THE FLASH SPORTS REPORT – GIRLS BASKETBALL – FEBRUARY 28TH, 2024

    Written By: Our sports writer on
    February 27th, 2024

    LE-WIN CLASS 1A SECTIONAL

    TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20TH

    GALENA  49   

    FREEPORT AQUIN  34

    LENA, IL – The Lady Bulldogs gave the 30-1 Pirates all they could hand for a half before a Pirates 13-5 third quarter would propel Galena to a 49-34 win.  Taylor Burcham played a big role early with seven of her twenty-one coming in a 9-9 first quarter then in the second period it was Addie Hefel’s turn to shine and that she did with six of her ten points in a Galena 11-9 second quarter that put them up 20-18 at the half.  The other integral part of the Pirates attack Gracie Furlong had just two points in each of those first two quarter. 

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  • THE FLASH SPORTS REPORT – BOYS BASKETBALL – FEBRUARY 28TH, 2024

    Written By: Our sports writer on
    February 27th, 2024

    RIVER RIDGE CLASS 1A SECTIONAL

    EAST DUBUQUE REGIONAL

    MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH

    LE-WIN  55   

    RIVER RIDGE  44

    LENA, IL – In a contest that the Wildcats are still scratching their heads about the seventh seeded Wildcats having to play the sixth seeded Panthers on the Panthers home court in the opening round.  The reason for scratching their heads was that the nine seed in the Sectional got a home game.  Like most expected this turned out to be a very interesting game in which Le-Win won 55-44 while in the early going it was the Wildcats that control things which included a River Ridge 11-10 first quarter in which Damon Dittmar scored half of his ten points.  Following that opening quarter the Wildcats got the Panthers attention with a 14-7 second period to go up 25-17 at the half.  In that second quarter the Wildcats Joe Winter netted half of his twelve points.

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  • VILSACK: AG CENSUS SERVES AS A ‘WAKE-UP CALL’

    Written By: TAMMIE SLOUP, FarmWeek on
    February 27th, 2024

    February 28th, 2024

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – The number of farms and farmland in the U.S. continues to fall, as the average age of farmers ticks higher.

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  • TIM VINCENT, GALENA UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT  SUPERINTENDENT ON PROPOSED BOND REFERENDUM

    Written By: SUBMITTED BY: GALENA SCHOOL DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT TIM VINCENT on
    February 27th, 2024

    February 28th, 2024

    I am writing with important news that affects our children’s education, the quality of our community, and our pocketbooks. My purpose is to introduce the facts, invite you to learn more, and direct you to resources to help you do so.

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  • MIDWEST MEDICAL CENTER WELCOMES ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON DR. GREG DAMMANN AND EXPANDS SERVICES

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 27th, 2024

    February 28th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – Midwest Medical Center proudly welcomes Greg Dammann, MD, to its respected orthopedics team. Dr. Dammann specializes in anterior hip replacement, robotic-assisted knee replacement, and sports medicine surgery. 

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  • THE OUTRAGEOUS JOY OF BEING A CHRISTIAN

    Written By: Scott Cernek, pastor of Peace Church in Browntown, Wisconsin on
    February 27th, 2024

    February 28th, 2024

    All throughout my life I have had the privilege of knowing some of the most joyful people that one could ever hope to meet. Now when I talk about joyfulness, I’m not necessarily saying that a person has to be bubbling over with laughter all day long every day. I’m talking about someone who realizes they are blessed and has a certain peace about them that is unmistakable. Being full of joy doesn’t mean one is always happy happy happy all the time time time as I like to say. It means that there is a confidence that one has in one’s heart that keeps them close to God where one’s foundation and security are. Joy is the result of what a person knows not necessarily what a person feels.

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  • PRITZKER TO CALL FOR HEALTH INSURANCE REFORMS IN STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS

    Written By: ANDREW ADAMS  • CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS • AADAMS@CAPITOLNEWSILLINOIS.COM on
    February 27th, 2024

    February 28th, 2024

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – Governor J.B. Pritzker plans to take on the state’s health insurance industry this year by calling for legislation to curb many of the standard practices they use to hold down costs and boost profits.

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  • CONGRATULATIONS STOCKTON  LITTLE BLACKHAWKS OF THE WEEK

    Written By: Caption Submitted on
    February 27th, 2024

    February 28th, 2024

    STOCKTON, IL – Our Little Blackhawks for the week! The students were recognized for following the Blackhawk Way…be responsible, be respectful and be safe. Congratulations to everyone!

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  • The Galena HUSH Report

    Written By: John Huschik • jhush-flash@lycos.com on
    February 27th, 2024

    Buckle Up and Get Ready (Taxes and Basketball)

    February 28th, 2024

    This column is not an indictment on any taxing body and we are not complaining about anything they are, or are not, doing. Instead the first part of this column is informational only.

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  • INCI*DENTAL*LY

    Written By: Dr. Stephen Petras, DMD • An Illinois Licensed General Dentist on
    February 27th, 2024

    DENTAL CARE FROM TODDLERS TO PRE-ADOLESCENCE

    February 28th, 2024

    Your child can develop cavities as soon as they get their first tooth. The good news is that cavities are preventable. Apart from some birth anomalies, with proper preventative care, good nutrition, routine dental exams and professional cleanings, no child should experience tooth decay.

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  • DOMESTIC VIOLENCE  PROGRAM SPONSORED BY STEPHENSON COUNTY HCE

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 27th, 2024

    February 28th, 2024

    FREEPORT, IL – Stephenson County Association for Home and Community Education is sponsoring a program on Domestic Violence on Wednesday, March 6th, 2024, 1:00 p.m., at the Stephenson County Farm Bureau Building, 210 West Spring Street, in Freeport. This program will be held in the Lincoln-Douglas Room (use the west door). The speaker will be Beth Maskell of  VOICES of Stephenson County. This organization supports survivors of domestic and sexual violence.  They equip survivors with the tools they need to move forward with their lives.  No registration is required. The event is free and open to the public.

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  • AG EDUCATION PROGRAMS GROWING IN ILLINOIS

    Written By: HANNAH SPANGLER • FARMWEEK on
    February 27th, 2024

    February 28th, 2024

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – A grant program has helped increase number of agriculture teachers and agriculture education programs in the state.

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  • Around The Northern Hills

    Written By: Annette Eggers on
    February 27th, 2024

    Jo Daviess County Farm Bureau  

    February 28th, 2024

    Exclusive Farm Bureau member prices and FREE shipping at Grainger!  Illinois Farm Bureau members get deep discounts on critical equipment and supplies and enjoy free standard ground shipping* when ordering items online (https://www.grainger.com/ content/user_registration), over the phone or at your local Grainger branch.

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  • LOCAL GIRL SCOUTS RECEIVE $9,000 GRANT FROM GIRL SCOUTS OF THE USA!

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 27th, 2024

    February 28th, 2024

    NORTHERN ILLINOIS – Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois recently received a generous $9,000 grant from Girl Scouts of the USA. Funds from this grant will be used to support international travel for local Girl Scouts, including supporting up to 12 youth and/or adult participants as they travel to Adelboden, Switzerland, to visit Our Chalet—one of five World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) World Centers—in 2024.

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  • GOVERNOR’S BUDGET FILLS PREVIOUSLY PROJECTED DEFICIT WITH CHANGES TO TAX CODE

    Written By: JERRY NOWICKI • CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS • JNOWICKI@CAPITOLNEWSILLINOIS.COM on
    February 27th, 2024

    February 28th, 2024

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – Governor J.B. Pritzker on Wednesday proposed growing state spending by about $1.8 billion in the upcoming fiscal year while making a handful of corporate, sports wagering and other tax changes to pay for the increase.

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  • NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 27th, 2024

    February 28th, 2024

    All Meetings are Accessible via Audio Call-in:

    Planning Commission/Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting
    Date: Wednesday, February 28th, 2024
    Time: 7:00 p.m.
    Place: Jo Daviess County Highway Department – Hanover
    Agenda:  Any items that require the attention of the committee.

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  • LOCAL FOOD INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAM PROVES ENORMOUSLY POPULAR AT JANUARY 31ST GRANT APPLICATION DEADLINE

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 27th, 2024

    February 28th, 2024

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – The new Illinois Local Food Infrastructure grant program application process recently ended, but not before many Illinoisans put in their bids for a taste.

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  • RHETT REUTER EARNS ALL-CONFERENCE IN TRACK AND FIELD AT UW-WHITEWATER

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 27th, 2024

    February 28th, 2024

    WHITEWATER, WI – Rhett Reuter, a Physical Education major from Gratiot, Wisconsin, is one of 12 members of the Warhawk men’s and women’s track and field teams who garnered All-Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference accolades after their performance over the weekend at the WIAC Indoor Championships (presented by Culver’s) at Kachel Fieldhouse in Whitewater.

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  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL OF LAFAYETTE COUNTY EARNS TOP 100 RURAL AND COMMUNITY HOSPITAL AWARD FROM THE CHARTIS CENTER FOR RURAL HEALTH

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 27th, 2024

    February 28th, 2024

    DARLINGTON, WI – Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County in Darlington, Wisconsin, announced it has been recognized as a 2024 Top 100 Rural and Community Hospital by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. Chartis’ annual Top 100 award program recognizes outstanding performance among the nation’s rural hospitals based on the results of the Chartis Rural Hospital Performance INDEX®.

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  • DR. MICHELE ROELLI NOW SEEING PATIENTS AT  PRIMARY CARE CLINICS

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 27th, 2024

    February 28th, 2024

    DARLINGTON, WI – Dr. Michele Roelli is now seeing patients at the Argyle, Blanchardville and Darlington Primary Care Clinics.

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  • HCC LIFELONG LEARNING COURSE IN WARREN

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 27th, 2024

    February 28th, 2024

    WARREN, IL – Highland Community College is hosting a Lifelong Learning course at the Warren Library!

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  • TUNISIAN CROCHET BASICS AT THE STEPHENSON COUNTY FIBER ART FAIR

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 27th, 2024

    February 28th, 2024

    CEDARVILLE, IL – Take a Workshop at the Stephenson County Fiber Art Fair (Cedarville, Illinois)

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  • GALENA EAGLES CLUB MEAT PADDLES EVENT TO BENEFIT KREIDER SERVICES

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 27th, 2024

    February 28th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – We are excited to announce the Galena Eagles Club is hosting its Meat Paddles Event on Saturday, March 9th, starting at 7:00 p.m. The event is open to the public, and will benefit Kreider Services. The Galena Eagles is located at 237 South Main Street in Galena, directly across from the DeSoto Hotel.

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  • A LETTER CALLING ALL LOCAL ARTISTS & MUSICIANS!

    Written By: Michelle Bartch on
    February 27th, 2024

    February 28th, 2024

    STOCKTON, IL – We are looking for local artists and musicians who would be interested in helping us in organizing a non-profit organization based in Stockton which focuses on music and arts. This will be known as the M.A.R.S.S. Music, Arts & Recreational Society of Stockton.

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  • LENA LIONS NAMED LUANN JORDAN LION OF THE YEAR

    Written By: Caption Submitted on
    February 27th, 2024

    February 28th, 2024

    LENA, IL – The Lena Lions Club awarded LuAnn Jordan their Lion of the Year award. Lion LuAnn is always ready to pitch in and help wherever there is a need. She was instrumental in planning our Pet Parade/Diabetes Awareness Day last summer. July 20th is the date for our next Pet Parade! President Marcia Meyers made the presentation.

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  • BROAD IDEAS SHARE NIGHT AT CULVER’S OF GALENA

    Written By: Caption Submitted on
    February 27th, 2024

    February 28th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – Culver’s of Galena hosted Broad Ideas who raised a total of $416.73 on Tuesday, February 20th!  This was $109.36 in cash donations, and a sales portion of $307.37! Pictured from left to right: Cindy Tegtmeyer, Irene Thraen-Borowski, Jaydon Williams, Nancy Schuldt and Connie Warnsing.

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  • NEED EXTRA CA$H?  WHAT’S IT WORTH ON EBAY?

    Written By: Paul Connor on
    February 27th, 2024

    February 28th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – If you have an item and you would like to know what it is worth, send digital pictures with a brief description to paulhconnor@gmail.com or you can make an appointment to visit me at 201 North Commerce Street, Galena, Illinois. Be sure to check out our website at www.ezsellusa.com.

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  • Edward Jones Financial Advisor,  Ashlie Stoddard

    Written By: Ashlie Stoddard on
    February 27th, 2024

    WHAT SHOULD YOU DO WITH YOUR TAX REFUND?

    February 28th, 2024

    It’s almost that time of year when many people start receiving their tax refunds. If you get one, what will you do with it?

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  • Guest Column From Senator Andrew Chesney

    Written By: Andrew Chesney on
    February 27th, 2024

    www.SenatorChesney.com

    Valentines for Seniors is More than Just a Card Drop

    February 28th, 2024

    My office recently completed its first annual Valentines for Seniors program, and the response from the community exceeded all expectations. Between February 14th and 15th, my staff and I delivered over 2,300 valentines to 30 different nursing homes and assisted living, rehabilitation, and memory care centers in the seven-county region that makes up the 45th Senate District. The smiles on the seniors’ faces were priceless, and it was evident they felt appreciated and valued. Cards were made by public and private school children, church, scouting, and 4-H groups, and by residents who just wanted to bring some joy to seniors in their community.

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  • BROAD IDEAS OPENING RECEPTION

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 27th, 2024

    February 28th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – Join us at the unveiling of Year 7’s visual arts exhibit on March 1st, 2024, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Galena Center for the Arts, located at 971 Gear Street in Galena, Illinois. As always, it’s the best party in town. Enjoy the art, light refreshments, cash bar, music of Robin and Ted and without a doubt, wonderful Broad conversations! Free childcare provided by licensed childcare volunteers. Check broadideas.org for more information.

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  • ANNOUNCING THE NEW NAME FOR MEMORIAL HOSPITAL OF LAFAYETTE COUNTY

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 27th, 2024

    New name, brand effective at grand opening for new location

    February 28th, 2024

    DARLINGTON, WI – Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County (MHLC) reveals its new name: Lafayette Hospital + Clinics. The launch of Lafayette Hospital + Clinics aims to capture the health system’s dedication to compassionate, patient-centered healthcare to the region in which it serves. The name will take effect at the grand opening of their new location in January of 2025.

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  • MEYERS

    Written By: Obituary submitted on
    February 23rd, 2024

    February 23rd, 2024

    LENA, IL – Anna Esther Meyers, 93, of Lena, Illinois, passed away on Friday, February 23rd, 2024 with family by her side.  She was born at home in rural Orangeville, Illinois on November 13th, 1930 to Walter and Anna (Baumert) Brandli. As the daughter of a cheesemaker, her family moved to Lena to the Excelsior Cheese Factory.  She attended Excelsior country school prior to her family moving to Lena and graduated from Lena High School in 1949. She worked at the Lena Drug Store after school as a “soda jerk.”  As a child, she spoke both Swiss and English and played the accordion.  

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  • HICKS

    Written By: Obituary submitted on
    February 23rd, 2024

    February 23rd, 2024

    STOCKTON, IL – Charles M. Hicks, age 86, of Stockton, Illinois passed away Saturday, February 3rd, 2024 at Allure of Stockton. He was born in High View, West Virginia on April 13th, 1937 to the late Boyd and Elsie (Whitlock) Hicks. Charles married Shelby Shumate on September 11th, 1962. She passed away in 2008.

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  • RILEY

    Written By: Obituary submitted on
    February 22nd, 2024

    February 22nd, 2024

    DARLINGTON, WI – Zane Riley, age 69, of rural Darlington, Wisconsin passed away Wednesday, February 21st, 2024, at his home with his family by his side.

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  • 60TH ANNUAL GALENA LIONS PANCAKE BREAKFAST

    Written By: MICHELLE BARTCH on
    February 21st, 2024

    February 21st, 2024

    GALENA, IL – On February 11th the Galena Lions Club held their 60th Annual Pancake Breakfast and Bake Sale. It was held in the Galena High School Cafeteria.

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  • SENIOR ISAAC RIFE EARNED A FULL NROTC SCHOLARSHIP TO MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY ALONG WITH TWO RIVER RIDGE STAFF MEMBERS RECEIVING AWARDS

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 21st, 2024

    February 21st, 2024

    HANOVER, IL – On February 14th, Chief Anthony Blansett of the U.S. Navy visited River Ridge to award school counselor Marie Brzezinski and math teacher Susan Miles with the Impact Influencer Award. These staff members received the award for writing recommendations that helped senior Isaac Rife earn a full NROTC scholarship to Marquette University. Only four students across all of Illinois and Iowa received a full NROTC scholarship, so this is a huge honor! Isaac plans on studying mechanical engineering in college. If you see Isaac around, be sure to congratulate him on this phenomenal accomplishment!

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  • STATE EV COORDINATOR SAYS 30,000 MORE CHARGING PORTS NEEDED TO REACH ENERGY GOALS

    Written By: COLE LONGCOR • CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS • CLONGCOR@CAPITOLNEWSILLINOIS.COM on
    February 21st, 2024

    February 21st, 2024

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – Illinois’ electric vehicle charging infrastructure is on pace to double this year, buoyed by an influx of state and federal dollars.

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  • ‘PRAIRIE WIND’ MAGAZINE SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 21st, 2024

    February 21st, 2024

    FREEPORT, IL – Submissions are now being accepted for the 14th annual “Prairie Wind” art and literary magazine. “Prairie Wind” is a diverse collection of original poetry, prose, visual art, and recorded music contributed by Highland Community College students, staff, alumni and members of the public. The submission deadline is on Friday, March 8th. Drop submissions off in the Ferguson Fine Arts Center, Building F, 2998 West Pearl City Road, Freeport, Illinois.

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  • HIGHLAND CONCERT BAND AND ORCHESTRA TO HOLD JOINT CONCERT AND WINTER RECITAL

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 21st, 2024

    February 21st, 2024

    FREEPORT, IL — The Highland Community College Concert Band and Orchestra will hold their joint Concert and Winter Recital at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, February 25th in the Fine Arts Theatre in the Ferguson Fine Arts Center, 2998 West Pearl City Road, Freeport, Illinois.

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  • THE GALENA LIONS CLUB SIGHT AND SOUND SCHOLARSHIP

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 21st, 2024

    February 21st, 2024

    GALENA, IL – The Galena Lions Club Sight and Sound Scholarship has been established to  provide financial assistance to individuals who are residents of Jo Daviess County and are pursuing college level studies in the professions that aid the sight and hearing impaired. These professions may include, but are not limited to: Audiologist, Option, Braille Instructor, Deaf School Teacher, or Optometry Assistant.

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  • STEPHENSON COUNTY FIBER ART FAIR SATURDAY, APRIL 6TH

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 21st, 2024

    February 21st, 2024

    FREEPORT, IL – Saturday, April 6th, 2024 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Jane Addams Community Center located at 430 West Washington Street in Cedarville, Illinois.

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  • ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH EVENTS

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 21st, 2024

    February 21st, 2024

    PEARL CITY, IL - St. John’s Lutheran Church, Pearl City, will celebrate the second Sunday in Lent on Sunday, February 25th  at 9:00 a.m.

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  • FAMILY DAY CELEBRATES BLOCKBUSTER BASEBALL EXHIBITION OPENED FEBRUARY 17TH AT DUBUQUE MUSEUM OF ART

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 21st, 2024

    February 21st, 2024

    DUBUQUE, IA – Picturing America’s Pastime A Snapshot of the Photograph Collection at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum opened Saturday, February 17th, and continues through June 16th (Father’s Day) in the Falb Family Gallery.

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  • THE FLASH SPORTS REPORT – BOYS BASKETBALL – FEBRUARY 21ST, 2024

    Written By: Our sports writer on
    February 21st, 2024

    ROCKFORD LUTHERAN REGIONAL

    TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH

    (1)  Orangeville  72
    (8)  Alden-Hebron  32

    (4)  Rockford Lutheran  92
    (6)  Rockford Christian Life  43
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    FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16TH

    CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

    (4)  Rockford Lutheran 57
    (1)  Orangeville 42

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  • THE FLASH SPORTS REPORT – GIRLS BASKETBALL – FEBRUARY 21ST, 2024

    Written By: Our sports writer on
    February 21st, 2024

    NUIC-SOUTH DIVISION ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM

    FIRST TEAM

    Taylor Jahn*         SR   AFC
    Camrynn Jones*       SO   Polo
    Brianna Gonnerman  SR   AFC
    Maeve Larson          SR   Amboy
    Lily Mullen            SR   Eastland
    Olivia Klinefelter     JR   Eastland
    Trixie Carroll         SO   Eastland
    * Denotes Unanimous Choice

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  • LARSON FINISHES  SECOND AT STATE

    Written By: Our sports writer on
    February 21st, 2024

    February 21st, 2024

    CHAMPAIGN, IL – At the state finals wrestling tournament the PantherHawks sophomore Eli Larson reached the championship match in the 175 pounds weight class but would drop a 7-2 decision to Carter Watkins from Manteno.  Eli in Round 1 pinned Joey Barrows from Auburn before winning a 6-3 decision over Tolono Unity’s Thayden Root.  In the semifinals, Larson took Red Bud’s Ty Carter out with a close 7-5 decision.

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  • UW-PLATTEVILLE ANNOUNCES  FALL 2023 DEAN’S LIST 

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 21st, 2024

    February 21st, 2024

    PLATTEVILLE, WI – The University of Wisconsin-Platteville announces its Dean’s List, honoring those full-time students who earned high honors in the fall 2023 semester.

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  • ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS LAUNCHES NEW LOGO

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 21st, 2024

    February 21st, 2024

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs today introduced a new logo to elevate its visibility and to better connect with Illinois veterans. For 78 years, the agency has been identified with the Illinois state seal, and while it is steeped in history, this is the first logo designed specifically for the agency.

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  • VILLAGE OF WARREN    

    Written By: Board minutes submitted on
    February 21st, 2024

    Regular Board of Trustees Meeting • Saturday, January 22nd, 2024 • 7:00 p.m.

    Published February 21st, 2024

    The regular board meeting was held on January 22nd, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. at the Warren Village Hall.

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  • SCAHCE OFFERING 2024 SCHOLARSHIP

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 21st, 2024

    February 21st, 2024

    FREEPORT, IL – Stephenson County Association for Home and Community Education is offering a scholarship of $300.00 to a student seeking higher education.  This scholarship is open to a student of any age, sex or race, who has a high school diploma or GED certificate. The recipient of an SCAHCE Scholarship must be a current resident of Illinois, regardless of whether they attend a vocational institution or institution of higher learning working toward a vocational certification, undergraduate degree or graduate degree.

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  • HIGHLAND HONORS FACULTY AND STAFF WITH EXCELLENCE AND SERVICE AWARDS

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 21st, 2024

    February 21st, 2024

    FREEPORT, IL — Highland Community College recently recognized colleagues at its spring semester kickoff last month to honor individuals receiving Excellence Awards and Service Awards. The awards recognize employees for professional excellence over the past year or their total years of service.

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  • AUGUSTANA COLLEGE’S FALL SEMESTER DEAN’S LIST

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 21st, 2024

    February 21st, 2024

    ROCK ISLAND, IL – Augustana College announced more than 1,100 students were named to the Dean’s List for the 2023-2024 fall semester. Students who have earned this academic honor have maintained a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a four-point scale for courses taken during the term.

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  • MAKING THE BIG MOVE

    Written By: Scott Cernek, pastor of Peace Church in Browntown, Wisconsin on
    February 21st, 2024

    February 21st, 2024

    I was only ten years old when my world was turned upside down. It happened like this, after my parents did a couple year search for dairy farms to buy, it finally happened. They found one and all at once, one day we loaded up our farm machinery, tools, and household furniture into four or five grain trucks and headed up the road from Indiana to Wisconsin to begin a whole new life. With those big loads and slow-moving trucks, it took about six hours to make the two-hundred-mile trip which included stopping to let air out of our combine tires to get under an overpass near Chicago.

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  • LOCAL STUDENTS NAMED TO PRESIDENT’S AND DEANS’ LISTS AT DRAKE UNIVERSITY

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 21st, 2024

    February 21st, 2024

    DES MOINES, IA – The following local students have been named to the Deans’ and President’s Lists at Drake University.

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  • This ‘N That from the Stockton Heritage Museum

    Written By: ANN COPPERNOLL on
    February 21st, 2024

    February 21st, 2024

    In the last column I noted that the Museum was the recipient of a Stockton Bottling Works artifact.  I finally remembered to take a picture of the bottle, pictured here.  We are still looking for more information on this business. 

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  • ILLINOIS FARMER APPEARS IN NEW TV SHOW SPOTLIGHTING WOMEN IN AG

    Written By: RHIANNON BRANCH • FARMWEEK on
    February 21st, 2024

    February 21st, 2024

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – Television series like “Yellowstone” that depict the way of life for an American farmer or rancher have tugged at the heartstrings of viewers across the country.

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  • DONATION TO BATTLE BUDDY BOXES FROM KIWANIS CLUB OF GALENA

    Written By: Caption Submitted on
    February 21st, 2024

    February 21st, 2024

    GALENA, IL - At the Kiwanis Club of Galena meeting on February 13th, The American Legion was presented a $100.00 donation for The Battle Buddy Boxes for Veterans Program. From left to right is Earl Slayton (American Legion member of Post 193 and program originator), Stacy Bouldoukion (Kiwanis Club) and Valerie Slayton (Adjutant Post 193 and program originator).

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  • The Galena HUSH Report

    Written By: John Huschik • jhush-flash@lycos.com on
    February 21st, 2024

    Dazed and Confused

    February 21st, 2024

    Sometimes as we write this column, we come across an issue, or an item, that really tends to confuse us. When that happens we do our best to do our research and gather as much information as we can before we form an opinion. Then we consider the options and write how we feel about the subject. As we have written so many times, this is an opinion column, but we always base our opinion on the facts or, the reasons, that we have.

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  • UW-PLATTEVILLE ANNOUNCES FALL 2023 GRADUATES

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 21st, 2024

    February 21st, 2024

    PLATTEVILLE, WI – The University of Wisconsin-Platteville awarded diplomas to nearly 500 students for the fall of 2023.

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  • A LETTER ON BEHALF OF WARREN CUSD #205

    Written By: Shawn Teske, Ed. D. Superintendent on
    February 21st, 2024

    February 21st, 2024

    Hello, Warren Warriors!

    On behalf of Warren CUSD 205, I hope you had an enjoyable Holiday Season and an excellent start to the new year. We had a great first semester, and we are excited to finish strongly this spring. Many community members have been into our facilities for miscellaneous events throughout the school year, but we are aware that some have not had the opportunity to see our most recent upgrades and renovations. With that being said, we want you to mark your calendars and save the date for our State of the School District Address.

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  • INCI*DENTAL*LY

    Written By: Dr. Stephen Petras, DMD • An Illinois Licensed General Dentist on
    February 21st, 2024

    POST-NATAL AND INFANT ORAL CARE

    February 21st, 2024

    The most important thing a new mother can do to ensure her child’s dental health is to take care of herself and her oral health. If you are not healthy, you will not have the energy to make sure that your baby is healthy. For both oral and overall health, new moms need to stay hydrated. Dehydration drains your energy and your ability to think clearly. To stay hydrated, while also rinsing away food particles and neutralizing the acid that can lead to decay and gum disease, drink fluoridated tap water throughout the day.

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  • ILLINOIS FARMERS AND PROCESSORS SUPPLY DELICIOUS AND NUTRITIOUS LOCAL MEAT

    Written By: KIM HILL • ILLINOIS FARM BUREAU PARTNERS  on
    February 21st, 2024

    February 21st, 2024

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – Looking for local meats? You’re not alone. Demand for purchasing beef, pork and lamb directly from farmers has skyrocketed in recent years. Fortunately, Illinois is home to a growing number of farm families raising cattle, hogs and more – and selling their products directly to consumers – as well as meat processors supporting these farm-to-table efforts.

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  • TRI-STATE FOREST STEWARDSHIP  CONFERENCE TO BE HELD IN FREEPORT

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 21st, 2024

    February 21st, 2024

    ELIZABETH, IL – Make plans to attend the Tri-State Forest Stewardship Conference scheduled for March 2nd, 2024, in Freeport, Illinois, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The conference is designed specifically for forest landowners in the Midwest, but forestry professionals, consultants, volunteers, Master Naturalists and students are all encouraged to attend. Check-in will be from 8:00  to 9:00  a.m. that morning. The conference begins promptly at 9:00  a.m. at the Highland Community College Student Conference Center (Building H, Parking Lot A), 2998 West Pearl City Road, Freeport, Illinois.

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  • ILLINOIS EPA RELEASES SECOND FUNDING OPPORTUNITY FOR THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND CONSERVATION BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 21st, 2024

    February 21st, 2024

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Energy has announced a second round of grant funding with $2 million available for the development of local strategic energy plans. Under the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program (EECBG), grant awards ranging from $25,000 to $150,000 will assist eligible municipalities or counties in implementing strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, reduce total energy use, improve energy efficiency in the transportation sector, and build a clean and equitable energy economy prioritizing disadvantaged communities.

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  • CURRENT  NEEDS FOR THE  STEPHENSON COUNTY VA  PANTRY

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 21st, 2024

    February 21st, 2024

    LENA, IL – The current needs for the Stephenson County VA Pantry include:

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  • VILLAGE OF SCALES MOUND                   

    Written By: Board minutes submitted on
    February 21st, 2024

    Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees • Stone House • December 26th, 2023 • 7:00 p.m.

    Published February 21st, 2024

    The Regular Meeting of the President and Board of Trustees was called to order at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 26th, 2023.  Members present were Nicole Winter, John Duerr, Ruth Foley, Garrett Hillary, Scott Ohms, Kristy Schueller and Janet Werner.  Deven Morgensen, Village Clerk, Steve Stadel, Village Treasurer, Ron Duerr, Dave Carscallen, Kevin Stier and Jerry Edwards were also present. 

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  • VILLAGE OF STOCKTON       

    Written By: Board minutes submitted on
    February 21st, 2024

    REGULAR MEETING OF THE PRESIDENT AND BOARD OF TRUSTEES

    MINUTES • JANUARY 9TH, 2024

    Published February 21st, 2024

    Call to Order:

    President Kunz called the meeting to order on January 9th, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. and asked the Clerk to call the roll.

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  • SPREAD THE LOVE COOKIE DROP WITH AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY UNIT 193

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 21st, 2024

    February 21st, 2024

    GALENA, IL – The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 193 had another successful cookie drop.  American Legion Auxiliary Unit 193 delivered over 30 dozen cookies to our local heroes for the Spread the Love Cookie Drop!  Our Galena area is so blessed to have these amazing people and services helping us, protecting us and keeping us safe.  We want to make sure that the Fire department, sheriff and police department, EMS and Jo Davies County Transit all know how much they are appreciated!!!

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  • TYLER’S  JUSTICE CENTER  FOR CHILDREN OPEN HOUSE

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 21st, 2024

    February 21st, 2024

    STOCKTON, IL – The public to is invited to an Open House at Tyler’s Justice Center for Children on March 12th, 2024, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to take a tour of our beautiful facility, learn about the services we provide and what our role is in the community. Their address is: 400 West Front Avenue, Stockton, Illinois 61085. Light refreshments will be served. To find out more information, visit www.tylersjusticecenter.org or call 815-947-6030.

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  • 2024 WORKSHOPS AT STEPHENSON COUNTY FIBER ART FAIR!

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 21st, 2024

    February 21st, 2024

    CEDARVILLE, IL – The 2024 Brochure and Workshop Schedule for the Stephenson County Fiber Art Fair on Saturday, April 6th, 2024 is now available!  Yay!

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  • STEPHENSON COUNTY  ASSOCIATION FOR HOME AND COMMUNITY EDUCATION SPONSORING POLLINATORS PROGRAM

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 21st, 2024

    February 21st, 2024

    FREEPORT, IL – Stephenson County Association for Home and Community Education is sponsoring a program on Pollinators on Saturday, March 9th, 2024, 1:00 p.m., at the Stephenson County Farm Bureau Building, 210 West Spring Street, in Freeport.

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  • BRAMBLES: FROM RASPBERRIES TO BLACKBERRIES WITH U OF I

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 21st, 2024

    February 21st, 2024

    ELIZABETH, IL – Join University of Illinois Extension as they kick off their Spring Break Gardening Series with “Brambles: From Raspberries to Blackberries” on Thursday, March 21st, 2024 at 1:30 p.m. This program is being held at the Jo Daviess County Extension Office, 204 North Vine Street, Elizabeth, Illinois 61028.  This program is being offered free of charge, but pre-registration is requested. To register or for more information call the Jo Daviess County Extension Office at 815-858-2273 or visit us online at go.illinois.edu/jsw.

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  • LOCAL GIRL SCOUT COOKIE BOOTHS OPENED FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH, 2024

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 21st, 2024

    February 21st, 2024

    NORTHERN ILLINOIS – The 2024 Girl Scout Cookie Program is going strong! Customers may continue to purchase cookies for in-person delivery, shipping, or donation to the military, veterans, and first responders through each Girl Scout’s Digital Cookie website. Keep an eye out for these safety-conscious and marketing-savvy entrepreneurs as they take Cookie Walkabouts with cookies in hand, so customers can buy cookies directly with no waiting.

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  • HELP SUPPORT THE USA  PARA CHEER SPIRIT WOLVES

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 21st, 2024

    February 21st, 2024

    PEARL CITY, IL – Jayelle Spahr is a 13-year-old who is an eighth grader at Pearl City School District. While many students have focused on volleyball or basketball, Jayelle has focused on competitive tumbling and cheer. Through her participation she had the opportunity to join the Para Cheer Spirit Wolves. This adaptive abilities group has been invited to represent USA Cheer at the ICU World Competition, being held at the ESPN studios in Orlando, Florida in April 2024. Because her brother has epilepsy and has had two brain surgeries, she has firsthand experience with supporting and working with individuals who are differently abled. This team combines her love for cheer with her passion for assisting anyone who needs a helping hand. She is thankful and excited to be continuing on this journey, but she needs your support!

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  • FREE INCOME TAX PREPARATION ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE FOR QUALIFYING TAXPAYERS

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 21st, 2024

    February 21st, 2024

    CHICAGO, IL – Free income tax preparation is available through several trusted programs across Illinois for qualifying taxpayers needing assistance filing their 2023 income taxes.

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  • NEED EXTRA CA$H?  WHAT’S IT WORTH ON EBAY?

    Written By: Paul Connor on
    February 21st, 2024

    February 21st, 2024

    GALENA, IL – If you have an item and you would like to know what it is worth, send digital pictures with a brief description to paulhconnor@gmail.com or you can make an appointment to visit me at 201 North Commerce Street, Galena, Illinois. Be sure to check out our website at www.ezsellusa.com.

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  • REPRESENTATIVE TRANEL INTRODUCES STARRY SKIES PRESERVATION BILL

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 21st, 2024

    February 21st, 2024

    MADISON, WI – On Thursday, February 15th, State Representative Travis Tranel (R-Cuba City) introduced the Starry Skies Preservation Bill to address the disproportionately impacted families and small-town communities who depend on clean, clear skies and outdoor tourism for their livelihood in areas such as the Driftless Region. Immediate action is needed help ensure a just and equitable transition to a carbon-free energy future from creating extensive environmental light pollution.

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  • CONGRATULATIONS STOCKTON  LITTLE BLACKHAWKS OF THE WEEK

    Written By: Caption Submitted on
    February 21st, 2024

    February 21st, 2024

    STOCKTON, IL – Our Little Blackhawks for the week! Students were recognized for doing great things and following the Blackhawk Way! Congratulations, everyone!

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  • JO DAVIESS COUNTY COURTHOUSE  REMODELING PROJECT

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 21st, 2024

    February 21st, 2024

    GALENA, IL – The Jo Daviess County Courthouse will be undergoing a major remodeling and addition project beginning in the Spring of 2024.  As part of the remodeling project, County Government Offices and Courts will be moving out of the Courthouse. 

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  • PEARL CITY STUDENT WINS REGIONAL SPELLING BEE HELD TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 21st, 2024

    February 21st, 2024

    FREEPORT, IL – The 42nd Annual Carroll, Jo Daviess and Stephenson County Regional Spelling Bee was held Tuesday, February 13th, at Highland Community College. Twenty-two students in grades four through eight competed in the Spelling Bee coordinated by the Regional Office of Education #8. The participants of the Regional Spelling Bee are the first and second-place winners from their local school district spelling bee contests.

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  • LEAMON

    Written By: Obituary submitted on
    February 16th, 2024

    February 16th, 2024

    LENA, IL – Mary Emily Leamon 96, of Lena, Illinois passed away on Thursday, February 15th, 2024 at her home surrounded by her family following a brief illness. She was born in Macomb, Illinois on April 22nd, 1927 to Thomas “Lee” and Bertha (Yetter) Murphy. She graduated from Carthage High School in 1945. After high school she attended Carthage College and graduated with a degree in physical education. While at Carthage College she met her future husband on a blind date. She and Jack Leamon were married on June 18th, 1949 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Carthage, Illinois.

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  • HARTZELL

    Written By: Obituary submitted on
    February 15th, 2024

    February 15th, 2024

    WARREN, IL – Brandon J. Hartzell, 39 of Warren, Illinois passed away peacefully at home with his wife and daughters by his side, on Monday February 12th, 2024. He was born on February 6th, 1985, in Monroe, Wisconsin to the late Harry Hartzell and Cathy Burmeister. Brandon attended Warren Jr. Sr. High School, and went on to work at Monroe Truck Equipment, Stagecoach Trails Limestone, and most recently the Jo Daviess County Highway Department. On September 1st, 2007, Brandon married the love of his life, Ashley Dagle in Apple River, Illinois.

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  • GALENA LIBRARY IS LOOKING FOR BOOK DONATIONS

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 14th, 2024

    February 14th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – Start cleaning your bookshelves! The annual Friends of the Galena Library Pre-owned Book Sale will accept book donations beginning Monday, March 4th. Please bring books in good condition to the lower level of the Galena Public Library, 601 South Bench Street, Galena, Illinois.

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  • UW-LA CROSSE ANNOUNCES FALL 2023 DEAN’S LIST

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 14th, 2024

    February 14th, 2024

    LA CROSSE, Wi – The following area students have been named to the Dean’s List at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse for the fall semester of the 2023-24 academic year, ending December 2023.

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  • KNEE PAIN

    Written By: Drs. Mike & DeeDee Wampfler  • Premier Chiropractic - Stockton, Illinois on
    February 14th, 2024

    February 14th, 2024

    People of all ages can experience knee pain and there can be many causes so finding the proper treatment and provider can be frustrating.  Injury, infection, and wear and tear can all contribute to knee pain.  What options are there for treatment other than surgery and physical therapy?

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  • TRACKS, SCAT AND SIGN: WINTER LIFE ON THE PRAIRIE

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 14th, 2024

    February 14th, 2024

    HANOVER, IL – The Northwest Illinois Prairie Enthusiasts (NIPE) is sponsoring a family-friendly event at their Hanley Savanna property west of Hanover on February 18th. This activity will include walking some of the trails on the property. 

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  • GALENA EAGLES TRIVIA TOURNAMENT ON MARCH 2ND

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 14th, 2024

    February 14th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – The Galena Eagles had such a tremendous response to its first Trivia Tournament that we are hosting a second Trivia Tournament on Saturday, March 2nd.

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  • FHN PART OF TWO FREE HEART HEALTH EVENTS IN FEBRUARY

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 14th, 2024

    February 14th, 2024

    FREEPORT, IL – The educators and care professionals at FHN are celebrating American Heart Month this February, offering free information, screenings, and healthy snacks at two community events.

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  • AREA STUDENTS NAMED TO DEAN’S LIST AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 14th, 2024

    February 14th, 2024

    MILWAUKEE, WI – The following individuals from your area have been named to the Dean’s List at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for the Fall 2023 semester:

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  • KIRKWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE ANNOUNCES DEAN’S LIST HONORS

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 14th, 2024

    February 14th, 2024

    CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – Kirkwood Community College has released its Dean’s List for the fall 2023 semester. These students have achieved a 3.3 grade point average or higher after completing 12 or more credit hours at the college.

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  • SHAW

    Written By: Obituary submitted on
    February 14th, 2024

    February 14th, 2024

    WARREN, IL – Judith “Judy” A. Shaw, age 76, of Warren, Illinois passed away peacefully at the SSM Health Hospice Home in Monroe, Wisconsin on Tuesday, February 13th, 2024.She was born on July 24th, 1947 in Freeport, Illinois to Delvin and Gladys (Ritter) Jones. She attended Warren High School and was a 1965 graduate. Shortly after graduating she married the love of her life Duane Shaw on December 18th, 1965, at the Warren United Methodist Church in Warren, Illinois. Judy spent her younger years raising her two children. Once her youngest went to school she got a job at Wagner’s insurance in Warren, Illinois where she remained for the next 20 years. She then went on to serve as an Administrative Assistant at US Bank until her retirement.

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  • THE FLASH SPORTS REPORT – WRESTLING  – FEBRUARY 14TH, 2024

    Written By: Our sports writer on
    February 14th, 2024

    BYRON CLASS 1A SECTIONAL

    TOP 4 ADVANCE TO STATE FINAL

    IN CHAMPAIGN AT THE STATE FARM CENTER

    THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH – SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17TH

    106 Pounds 

            1 Augustus Swanson   SO   32-1     Princeton

                2 Eric Bush                 FR   30-4    Johnsburg

                3 Austin Hagevold       SO   34-16  Woodstock Marian

                4 Brandon White         SO   37-9    Dakota

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  • THE FLASH SPORTS REPORT – GIRLS BASKETBALL  – FEBRUARY 14TH, 2024

    Written By: Our sports writer on
    February 14th, 2024

    LE-WIN CLASS 1A REGIONAL

    SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10TH

    WARREN  38 

    FORRESTON  23

    WARREN, IL – A 38-23 win over Forreston advanced the Warriors to a semi-berth in their own regional on Monday when they faced the top seeded Galena Pirates for the fourth time this season on Monday.  Points were hard to come by in a Warren 6-2 first quarter before they gained some breathing room with a 13-7 second period to lead 19-9 at the half.  The struggling Cardinal continued to have scoring problems in 10-4 Warren third quarter but behind five Jenna Greenfield fourth quarter points the Cardinals finish their 7-21 season on a positive note with a 10-9 final eight minutes.

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  • THE FLASH SPORTS REPORT – BOYS BASKETBALL  – FEBRUARY 14TH, 2024

    Written By: Our sports writer on
    February 14th, 2024

    SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 3RD

    GALENA  72 

    ORANGEVILLE/AQUIN  51

    GALENA, IL – Orangeville/Aquin hung with the 17-10 Pirates for a half, but the home team would pull away midway through the third while going on to 72–51 win.  Galena got points from six different players in a Pirates 18-14 opening quarter.  Then in a Galena 13-11 second period Drew Koenigs scored half of his twelve points while Kaden Hauber netted five of his sixteen points that made it a 31-25 Galena game at the half.  Following the intermission the Pirates then used a 20-7 third quarter run to open up a 51-32 lead at the end of three which saw Hauber score seven points in the frame.  In the closing minutes the winners continued to stay ahead but twenty or more points while putting it on cruise control.

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  • TREYTON PAFFORD SCORES HIS 1,000 POINT FOR WARRIORS

    Written By: Caption Submitted on
    February 14th, 2024

    February 14th, 2024

    WARREN, IL – Warren junior Treyton Pafford scored his 1,000th point during the Warriors’ games against Galena on Friday, February 9th.

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  • HEATH POPPY, SHULLSBURG’S NEW POINT LEADER

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 14th, 2024

    February 14th, 2024

    SHULLSBURG, WI – Heath Poppy became the new point leader in Shullsburg’s basketball game on February 5th, 2024 against Boscobel.

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  • LLINOIS FARMERS FEATURED IN THE BIG GAME COMMERCIAL

    Written By: TAMMIE SLOUP • FARMWEEK on
    February 14th, 2024

    February 14th, 2024

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – Little did Matt Boucher know a social media post spotlighting three generations on his farm would springboard his family to a role in one of the big game commercials.

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  • PIRATE COMPETITOR OF THE WEEK: EMMA BLAUM, SPEECH

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 14th, 2024

    February 14th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – Pirate Competitors of the Week are:

    Emma Blaum, Speech

    This week at the IHSA sectional competition, Emma placed first in oratorical declamation. This makes her the sectional champion, as well as the regional champion. She will compete next weekend in Peoria at the state tournament. “Emma is one of the best public speakers I have ever had the privilege of coaching,” said Coach Susan Bookless. “When she steps in front of an audience, she comes alive in a way I cannot even describe. I cannot wait to see what happens this weekend.”

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  • NWILED ANNOUNCES 2024 ENTREPRENEURIAL SCHOLARSHIP

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 14th, 2024

    February 14th, 2024

    HANOVER, IL – Northwest Illinois Economic Development (NWILED) is excited to announce the application window for our annual John D. Cooke, III Memorial Entrepreneurial Scholarship is now open. Like in 2023, there will be one $2,000 first place award and two $1,500 runners up awards.

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  • BRIANNA ANDERSON COMPETES AT  COUNTY FAIR PAGEANT

    Written By: MICHELLE BARTCH on
    February 14th, 2024

    February 14th, 2024

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – Brianna said she enjoyed the experience and is excited for the next steps. She is currently in grad school at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa and is working on managing her time as wisely as possible. She is currently working on a Doctorate in Pharmacy Degree with an MBA degree with concentration in Diabetes.

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  • ATTENTION VETERANS!

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 14th, 2024

    February 14th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – The American Legion Fickbohm-Hissem Post 193, Galena, meets the 3rd Tuesday each month.

    Time: 12:00 p.m. lunch followed by the meeting.

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  • KEN BUSKE’S COUNTDOWN TO RETIRE AFTER 50 YEARS OF DOING STATS 

    Written By: MICHELLE BARTCH on
    February 14th, 2024

    February 14th, 2024

    STOCKTON, IL – If you have attended a basketball game played by Stockton High School from 1974 until now…chances are you have caught a glance of Ken Buske.

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  • 1826 CREATIVE COMPANY AWARDED GENZ FUND WHICH IS NWILED’S LARGEST AWARD YET

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 14th, 2024

    February 14th, 2024

    HANOVER, IL – Northwest Illinois Economic Development (NWILED) has announced the presentation of the organization’s Genz Small Business Development Fund to the 1826 Creative Company.  A check for $9,625 was issued to co-owners Michelle and Brendan Sullivan from the fund, NWILED’s largest award yet.  According to the Sullivans, the grant will specifically be used to assist in the purchase of a 2023 Mac Studio workstation and an industry specific camera package.

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  • SCALES MOUND FFA HOSTS BLOOD DRIVE

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 14th, 2024

    February 14th, 2024

    SCALES MOUND, IL – On February 8th, the American Red Cross collected 60 units of blood product at the Scales Mound drive.  The FFA goal for the drive was 55 units, and 59 people came through the door to help.  We celebrate the five first-time blood donors and the eight high school students who added to the total.

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  • UWNIL IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE OPENING OF THE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR THE 2024-2025 COMMUNITY IMPACT GRANTS

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 14th, 2024

    February 14th, 2024

    FREEPORT, IL – The United Way of Northwest Illinois (UWNIL) is pleased to announce the opening of the Request for Proposals (RFP’s) for the 2024.2025 Community Impact Grants. The RFPs are for Education, Financial Stability, Health, and Basic Needs in Stephenson, Jo Daviess and Carroll Counties. Funding will be for the period of July 1st, 2024 to June 30th, 2025. In 2023, United Way funded over $247,000 towards local Community Impact Initiatives.

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  • The Galena HUSH Report

    Written By: John Huschik • jhush-flash@lycos.com on
    February 14th, 2024

    A Not-So-Hidden Gem…

    February 14th, 2024

    The residents of Galena and Jo Daviess County are fortunate to have the services of the Jo Daviess County Transit (JDCT) folks in our community. You can’t go out driving on any day and not see a JDCT van on the road. They are better, safer and cheaper than any cab or Uber. JDCT takes riders to local stores, doctor visits and even some to work. They have now even increased their travel radius to 100 miles. They provide actual door-to-door service with drivers that are CPR trained and even handle walkers and wheelchairs. Nicole Hermsen is the Transit Director and she is passionate about the service her department provides. JDCT has a total of 22 drivers. These are Jo Daviess County employees with benefits and right now they make $15.72 an hour.

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  • FHN, HCC OFFERING CNA OPEN HOUSE FEBRUARY 21ST

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 14th, 2024

    February 14th, 2024

    FREEPORT, IL – FHN and Highland Community College in Freeport will hold an open house for HCC’s Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program this month.

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  • PIPER GOLDEN’S ART FEATURED AT GALENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS

    Written By: Caption Submitted on
    February 14th, 2024

    February 14th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – You can see Piper’s art, along with other art pieces by several other River Ridge students, on display at the Galena Center For the Arts located at 971 Gear St, Galena, Illinois 61036. This work is featured in a show which will be up until February 27th and features work from CTE, Stockton, Galena, Scales Mound and East Dubuque as well as River Ridge. Come check out the local works and see the up and coming artists of the future.

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  • PEACE IN A CRAZY WORLD

    Written By: Scott Cernek, pastor of Peace Church in Browntown, Wisconsin on
    February 14th, 2024

    February 14th, 2024

    In all my years of life, I have never seen the world as crazy as it is today.  When I was a kid, I thought the world was perfect.  I thought every family was an all-American family like ours.  My parents made sure we kids weren’t exposed to very much of the real world, and that was good by me. 

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  • CENTRAL ILLINOIS FARMER-VETERAN CULTIVATING MORE THAN CROPS

    Written By: ALI PRESTON  • FARMWEEK on
    February 14th, 2024

    February 14th, 2024

    SPRINGFIELD, iL – Two years of active duty as an infantryman in Germany laid the foundation for the resilience that would later define Brad Dearing’s approach to farming.

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  • OPTIMIST CLUB OF DARLINGTON DONATES TO FAMILY CONNECTIONS

    Written By: Caption Submitted on
    February 14th, 2024

    February 14th, 2024

    DARLINGTON, WI – At their board meeting on Wednesday, January 3rd, 2024, the Optimist Club of Darlington presented a check for $100.00 to Family Connections of Southwest Wisconsin – Darlington branch.  The location provides a community closet at no cost, family events and activities throughout the year and holds car seat installation and inspections.  Pictured, left to right are Optimist Treasurer Tom Daly, Optimist President Lori Garvey, Family Connections Darlington Coordinator Renee Krahenbuhl and Optimist board member Hailee Kammerud.

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  • NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 14th, 2024

    February 14th, 2024

    CANCELLED – Ad-Hoc Courthouse Committee Meeting
    Date: Thursday,  February 15th, 2024
    Time: 4:30 p.m.
    Place: Jo Daviess County Board Room – 3rd Floor
    Agenda:   Any items that require the attention of the committee.

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  • JO DAVIESS COUNTY H.C.E. MAKES VALENTINES

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 14th, 2024

    February 14th, 2024

    WARREN, IL – State Legislators, Andrew Chesney and Tony McCombie launched a Valentine’s Day card drive and Jo Daviess County H.C.E. (Home and Community Education), located in Warren responded. Our group hand made a very nice variety of cards sure to put a smile on the recipients face. The 120+ cards will be distributed to Nursing Homes and Senior Living facilities throughout northern Illinois.

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  • ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH EVENTS

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 14th, 2024

    February 14th, 2024

    PEARL CITY, IL - St. John’s Lutheran Church, Pearl City, will celebrate Ash Wednesday service with the imposition of ashes on Wednesday, February 14th at 7:00 p.m. and the first Sunday in Lent on Sunday, February 18th at 9:00 a.m.

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  • PRESIDENTIAL ILLINOIS EXHIBITION OPENS AT THE ILLINOIS STATE MUSEUM

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 14th, 2024

    February 14th, 2024

    SPRINGFIELD, IL — The Illinois State Museum announces its newest exhibition, Presidential Illinois, is now on view at its Springfield museum on the Capitol Complex.

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  • ILLINOIS NATIONAL GUARD HONORS FORMER GUARDSMAN, PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN

    Written By: Barb Wilson, Illinois National Guard Public Affairs on
    February 14th, 2024

    February 14th, 2024

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois National Guard recognized its most notable militiaman and 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, during a ceremony at his tomb in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois, February 12th, marking the 215th anniversary of his birth.

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  • DOING, THINKING, CREATING AND FUN AWAITS KIDS AT 4-H SUPER SATURDAY

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 14th, 2024

    February 14th, 2024

    FREEPORT, IL – University of Illinois Extension is hosting its annual 4-H Super Saturday on Saturday, February 24th from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Stephenson County Farm Bureau, 210 West Spring Street, Freeport, Illinois. Super Saturday is a three-hour event designed to give area youth ages 5 to 18 a chance to explore the many project areas available through the 4-H program.  This event is open to all area youth, regardless of 4-H membership.

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  • RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY OLIVO TACOS ON FEBRUARY 16TH

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 14th, 2024

    February 14th, 2024

    FREEPORT, IL – The Greater Freeport Partnership is excited to announce the opening of Olivo Taco in Freeport.  A ribbon-cutting ceremony is being held to celebrate the business and all are invited to join.

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  • HIGHLAND’S CLARENCE MITCHELL LIBRARY PRESENTS THE BLACK CHICAGO RENAISSANCE

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 14th, 2024

    February 14th, 2024

    FREEPORT, iL – Highland Community College’s Clarence Mitchell Library will present “The Black Chicago Renaissance,” at 2:00 p.m. on February 20th in the Clarence Mitchell Library for Black History Month. Guest speaker, Dr. Amira Millicent Davis will guide participants through the Chicago Black Renaissance. The presentation focuses on the early to mid-20th-century migration of Southern Blacks to Chicago and the cultural revolution they trailblazed in their new setting. The presentation will include a Q&A and an opportunity for attendees to share their family migration stories.

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  • HIGHLAND CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH WITH ‘JAZZIN’ IT UP FOR PEACE’ CONCERT

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 14th, 2024

    February 14th, 2024

    FREEPORT, IL — Join Highland Community College for an evening of music at the “Jazzin’ it up for PEACE,” a concert celebrating Black History Month. This free event will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 16th in the Fine Arts Theatre at the Ferguson Fine Arts Center, 2998 West Pearl City Road, Freeport.

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  • TIMBER LAKE PLAYHOUSE TO HOLD LOCAL AUDITIONS FOR 2024 SUMMER SEASON ON FEBRUARY 17TH

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 14th, 2024

    February 14th, 2024

    MOUNT CARROLL, IL – Timber Lake Playhouse, the premier professional summer theatre of northwest Illinois, announces auditions for local children, teens and adults for their upcoming 2024 Season.

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  • Edward Jones Financial Advisor,  Ashlie Stoddard

    Written By: Ashlie Stoddard on
    February 14th, 2024

    BENEFITS OF FIXED-INCOME INVESTMENTS

    February 14th, 2024

    When many people think about investing, the first thing that comes to mind is the stock market. But if you’re going to achieve your goals, you may need to look beyond stocks and add fixed-income investments to your portfolio.

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  • CONGRATULATIONS STOCKTON  LITTLE BLACKHAWKS OF THE WEEK

    Written By: Caption Submitted on
    February 14th, 2024

    February 14th, 2024

    STOCKTON, IL – Our Little Blackhawks for the week! Students were recognized for following the Blackhawk Way and being good citizens. Congratulations to everyone!

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  • BROADENING OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE TO BROAD IDEA SHOW PARTICIPANTS

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 14th, 2024

    February 14th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – The concept behind Broad Ideas is empowerment and solidarity. Seven years ago, when we began this journey, we were able to offer one $500.00 scholarship.

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  • NEED EXTRA CA$H?  WHAT’S IT WORTH ON EBAY?

    Written By: Paul Connor on
    February 14th, 2024

    February 14th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – If you have an item and you would like to know what it is worth, send digital pictures with a brief description to paulhconnor@gmail.com or you can make an appointment to visit me at 201 North Commerce Street, Galena, Illinois. Be sure to check out our website at www.ezsellusa.com.

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  • Guest Column From Senator Andrew Chesney

    Written By: Andrew Chesney on
    February 14th, 2024

    New Threats to Public Safety

    www.SenatorChesney.com

    February 14th, 2024

    The same Chicago Democrat who brought us the SAFE-T Act (House Bill 3653) has filed new legislation that would further threaten public safety and impede law enforcement efforts to keep our communities safe.

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  • ASH WEDNESDAY AT CALVARY CHURCH

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 14th, 2024

    February 14th, 2024

    STOCKTON, IL – All are invited to the Ash Wednesday Service of Prayer and Anointing on February 14th at 7:00 p.m. at Calvary Church in Stockton.  Pastor Scott Hess, our Pastor as of January 1st,  will be officiating. This is a special service to start off Lent.

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  • 25-CENT EVENT HOSTED BY MIDWEST MEDICAL CENTER AUXILIARY A SUCCESS

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 14th, 2024

    February 14th, 2024

    GALENA, IL— Turner Hall in Galena was packed on Wednesday, January 31st with participants ready to bid quarters to win prizes. The event raised over $6,400 for the Midwest Medical Center Auxiliary Foundation—funds that will be used on projects at the hospital or senior care to benefit patients and residents.

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  • SCHOVILLE

    Written By: Obituary submitted on
    February 12th, 2024

    February 12th, 2024

    WARREN, IL – Victoria L. Schoville, 72, of Warren, Illinois, formerly of Monroe, Wisconsin, passed away on Sunday, February 11th, 2024, at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her family by her side.  Vicki was born on June 22nd, 1951, in Freeport, Illinois to Margery Watson. She grew up in the Lena-Winslow and Warren area with her grandparents.  Vicki married Stephen Schoville on April 30th, 1976, and together they raised a family.

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  • MARCURE

    Written By: Obituary submitted on
    February 12th, 2024

    February 12th, 2024

    ELIZABETH, IL – Betty Kristin (Knauer) Marcure, age 74 of Elizabeth, Illinois passed away on Friday, February 9th, 2024, at MercyOne Hospital, Dubuque, Iowa. She was born July 2nd, 1949, in Freeport, Illinois to William and Mary “Mac” Magdalene (Meyerhofer) Knauer. Betty was number seven of eleven children. She lived most of her life in Elizabeth, graduating with the Class of 1967.

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  • DITTMAR

    Written By: Obituary submitted on
    February 12th, 2024

    February 12th, 2024

    SCALES MOUND, IL – Melvin Dittmar, 90, of Scales Mound, Illinois, passed away Saturday, February 10th, 2024, at Galena Stauss Senior Care Community.

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  • ADKINS ENERGY LLC 2024  SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 7th, 2024

    February 7th, 2024

    LENA, IL – Adkins Energy LLC is proud to once again offer its annual scholarship. The application is available on the Adkins website: www.adkinsenergy.com; application deadline is Monday, April 1st 2024.

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  • ILLINOIS CONSERVATION FOUNDATION ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2024 CONSERVATION ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIPS

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 7th, 2024

    February 7th, 2024

    SPRINGFIELD , IL – Illinois high school seniors are encouraged to apply by March 3rd for the 2024 Conservation Achievement Scholarship, sponsored by the Illinois Conservation Foundation (ICF).

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  • FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS BURN; ILLINOIS STATE FIRE MARSHAL FOCUSES ON SAFETY AND PREVENTION 

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 7th, 2024

    February 7th, 2024

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM) wants to raise awareness about the importance of safety around flammable liquids as burn injuries can create life altering impacts. National Burn Awareness Week is February 4th-10th with this year’s theme of “Flammable Liquids Burn.” National Burn Awareness Week is a window of opportunity for organizations to mobilize burn, fire, and life safety educators to unite in sharing a common burn awareness and prevention message in communities.

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  • RHETT REUTER NAMED TO MEN’S TRACK AND FIELD TEAM AT UW-WHITEWATER

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 7th, 2024

    February 7th, 2024

    WHITEWATER, WI – Rhett Reuter from Gratiot, Wisconsin, who is studying Physical Education at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, has earned a roster spot on the Warhawk men’s track and field team for the 2024 season.

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  • THE FLASH SPORTS REPORT – WRESTLING – FEBRUARY 7TH, 2024

    Written By: Our sports writer on
    February 7th, 2024

    STILLMAN VALLEY CLASS 1A REGIONAL

    TEAM SCORES: Byron 196, Le-Win/Stockton 195, Oregon 126, Dakota 110.5, Stillman Valley 104.5. Genoa-Kingston 68, Galena 50, Durand 25, West Carroll 18, Winnebago 6, Rockford Boylan 1

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  • THE FLASH SPORTS REPORT – GIRLS BASKETBALL – FEBRUARY 7TH, 2024

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 7th, 2024

    SATURDAY, JANUARY 27TH

    EASTLAND  45   

    FORRESTON  26

    FORRESTON, IL – With the season winding down the Lady Cougars improved to 16-9 and 10-0 in the NUIC-South where they have a firm grip on winning the conference crown with a 46-26 win at Forreston.  The visitors bolted out to a 18-7 first quarter advantage before making it a 28-9 Cougars game at the half with a 10-2 second period.  In that opening period the Cougars senior Keni Burkholder had eight of her game high fourteen points which included half of her four three pointers.  Following the break the Cougars backed off with a 17-17 final two quarters.

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  • THE FLASH SPORTS REPORT – BOYS BASKETBALL – FEBRUARY 7TH, 2024

    Written By: Our sports writer on
    February 7th, 2024

    ERIC OTTENS SHOOTOUT

    SATURDAY, JANUARY 27TH

    BUREAU VALLEY  62

    WARREN  55

    FULTON, IL – At the Eric Ottens Shootout in Fulton on Saturday the Warriors had a sizeable 50-41 lead heading into the fourth quarter but turnovers and the inability to score from very close range would cost them greatly as the Bureau Valley Storm took advantage of those weaknesses in handing Warren a disappointing 62-55 setback. 

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  • SMALL BUSINESS SERIES & PITCH CONTEST TO BE HELD FOR GREEN COUNTY ENTREPRENEURS 

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 7th, 2024

    February 7th, 2024

    MONROE, WI – Green County Development Corporation and The Bank of New Glarus will once again host a five-part training series for Green County entrepreneurs. The FREE five-part series incorporates targeted training sessions and includes a cash prize Pitch Contest.

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  • HEARING OFFICER SAYS CONSTITUTIONAL CHALLENGES SHOULD BE DECIDED BY COURTS

    Written By: PETER HANCOCK • CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS • PHANCOCK@CAPITOLNEWSILLINOIS.COM on
    February 7th, 2024

    February 7th, 2024

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – Former President Donald Trump’s name will appear on the March 19th Republican primary election ballot in Illinois, barring any extraordinary action by state or federal courts to remove him.

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  • CARBON MONOXIDE AND HOME HEATING SAFETY AWARENESS KEY TO STAYING WARM AND SAFE THIS WINTER

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 7th, 2024

    February 7th, 2024

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – As Illinoisans turn up their thermostats to stay warm the rest of this winter the risk of a home heating fire or Carbon Monoxide incident increases. This is why the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM) encourages residents to have their furnaces checked, change furnace filters, and make sure carbon monoxide (CO) and smoke alarms are functioning properly. Unlike smoke, carbon monoxide is a colorless and odorless gas only detectable by special devices and CO alarms.

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  • HIGHLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE FALL GRADUATES 2023

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 7th, 2024

    February 7th, 2024

    FREEPORT, IL – Highland Community College announces the 2023 fall graduates. Graduates were awarded associate degrees, associate of applied science degrees, or certificates.

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  • THE JOY OF SLEDDING WITHOUT ALL THE WORK

    Written By: Scott Cernek, pastor of Peace Church in Browntown, Wisconsin on
    February 7th, 2024

    February 7th, 2024

    I have to say that over the past decade my wife and I have experienced the greatest blessing we could ever have hoped for. That blessing is the birth of our grandchildren. In those ten years, they have come pretty regularly at the rate of a little more than one per year and we have two more due in the next few days.

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  • JACOB FURLONG OF GALENA NAMED TO FALL DEANS’ LIST IN NEBRASKA

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 7th, 2024

    February 7th, 2024

    LINCOLN, NE – Jacob Furlong of Galena has been named to the Deans’ List at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for the fall semester of the 2023-24 academic year.

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  • GREEN COUNTY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION ANNUAL DINNER

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 7th, 2024

    February 7th, 2024

    MONROE, WI – Green County Development Corporation (GCDC) will hold its Annual Dinner and Awards night on Thursday, March 21st at Turner Hall in Monroe. Business leaders and community members are invited to attend the event, which will highlight 2023 achievements for GCDC, provide insights into the future of economic development in Wisconsin, and recognize local businesses and leaders in Green County.

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  • FHN OFFERING TWO $129.00  HEART MONTH SPECIALS

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 7th, 2024

    February 7th, 2024

    FREEPORT, IL – Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, and early diagnosis is key in fighting the disease. FHN is celebrating American Heart Month in February with special pricing on two heart health tests.

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  • The Galena HUSH Report

    Written By: John Huschik • jhush-flash@lycos.com on
    February 7th, 2024

    Gentlemen…Start Your Engines

    February 7th, 2024

    Sorry readers, I got that wrong. That’s the headline for the column ahead of the Daytona 500 in a few weeks. This headline should read: Lady…Start Your Engine. We are specifically talking about Taylor Swift and her possible epic flight from Japan to Las Vegas in order to be in her usual skybox seat in time to catch the opening kick-off of the Big Game.

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  • AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY MEETING

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 7th, 2024

    February 7th, 2024

    LENA, IL – The February  meeting of the American Legion Auxiliary will meet on Wednesday, February 14th, at the Lena American Legion Home at 6:00 p.m.  We will selecting delegates to American Legion Auxiliary Illini Girls State and will be making tray favors for the hospitalized veterans.  Dues will be collected.  New members are always welcome. Kathy Pignato is in charge of the social hour.  Junior members will meet on February 10th at 10:00 a.m. at the American Legion Home.  We will be working on earning patches, doing a fun project and doing a service project.

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  • INCI*DENTAL*LY

    Written By: Dr. Stephen Petras, DMD • An Illinois Licensed General Dentist on
    February 7th, 2024

    ORAL HEALTH CARE BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER PREGNANCY

    February 7th, 2024

    As National Children’s Dental Health Month begins, it is a suitable time to stress that women who are pregnant, or planning to be pregnant, should be aware that their oral health has a direct impact on their developing fetus. Rising hormone levels and physiological changes that occur during pregnancy can lead to dental problems such as gingivitis, (swollen, red gums) loose teeth in the absence of oral disease, tooth erosion, tooth decay, and periodontal disease (which is associated with premature birth and low birth weight). They may also develop pregnancy tumors of the gums (pyogenic granuloma). These are not cancerous, may bleed, and are the result of increased progesterone levels and inflammation.

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  • PIRATE COMPETITOR OF THE WEEK: OWEN HEFEL, VARSITY BASKETBALL

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 7th, 2024

    February 7th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – Pirate Competitor of the Week are:

    Owen Hefel, Varsity Basketball

    This week in three games Owen averaged 11 points three rebounds and four assists.  In the biggest game of the week for us, Owen stepped up in a big way with ten points (all in the second half), three steals and six assists.

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  • AGRICULTURE NEEDS A STABLE WORKFORCE IN 2024

    Written By: BRIAN DUNCAN • ILLINOIS FARM BUREAU PRESIDENT  on
    February 7th, 2024

    February 7th, 2024

    Finding and affording labor are among the top challenges Illinois farmers, suppliers and processors tell me they face in 2024.

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  • UPCOMING FFA AUCTION  AT SCALES MOUND

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 7th, 2024

    February 7th, 2024

    SCALES MOUND, IL – The Scales Mound FFA is hosting our Labor and Product Auction on Saturday, February  17th at 6:00 p.m. The auction will be in the old gym, and a complimentary meal will be served from 4:30-5:45 p.m. in the cafeteria before the auction begins. In addition to the live auction, there will be a silent auction and random drawings throughout the evening. Donation commitments are viewable at https://bit.ly/FFA24auction and student labor will be available for purchase on the silent auction block.

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  • RIVER RIDGE FFA WINS POULTRY CDE

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 7th, 2024

    February 7th, 2024

    HANOVER, IL – Sixteen high school members of the River Ridge FFA Chapter competed in the Section One Poultry Career Development Event on January 29th at River Ridge High School. These students challenged themselves in several areas of poultry judging and critical thinking skills.

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  • EXPLORING THE BENEFITS OF ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS 

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 7th, 2024

    February 7th, 2024

    MONROE, WI – Stemming from interest from the Housing Action Forum in December, Green County residents were able to learn about Accessory Dwelling Units, or ADUs on January 25th at the Justice Center in Monroe. This topic followed the cooperative housing models session in mid-January. Both topics were presented as alternative considerations for addressing the limited housing and rental opportunities in Green County.

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  • LEGISLATION INTRODUCED TO CHANGE ILLINOIS ESTATE TAX

    Written By: ERIN HENKEL, FARMWEEK on
    February 7th, 2024

    February 7th, 2024

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – New bipartisan measures aimed at ensuring the preservation of family farms in the event of a family member’s death were announced Wednesday after years of attempting to reform the Illinois Estate and Generation Transfer Tax Act.

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  • ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH EVENTS

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 7th, 2024

    February 7th, 2024

    PEARL CITY, IL - St. John’s Lutheran Church, Pearl City, will celebrate the sixth Sunday after Epiphany on Sunday, February 11th at 9:00 a.m. and Ash Wednesday service with the imposition of ashes will be on Wednesday, February 14th at 7:00 p.m.

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  • LOCAL GIRL SCOUTS REACH $15,000 GIVINGTUESDAY TARGET FOR TRAVEL   

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 7th, 2024

    February 7th, 2024

    NORTHERN IL – Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois (GSNI) set a high goal this past GivingTuesday (November 28th, 2023). The non-profit hoped to raise an unprecedented $15,000 for its Travel Endowment Fund, increasing accessibility for local Girl Scouts from all over northern Illinois to experience life-changing travel opportunities. Thanks to generous community support, the organization reached its goal and will now add over $15,000 to prepare Girl Scouts for a bright future as they travel to new places.

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  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL OF LAFAYETTE COUNTY CELEBRATES THE RETIREMENT OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON, DR. DAN STORMONT

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 7th, 2024

    February 7th, 2024

    DARLINGTON, WI – On January 27th, the Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County celebrated the retirement of Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Dan Stormont. Dr. Dan Stormont joined the MHLC team in November 2013 and finished his career in December 2023.

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  • STOCKTON HIGH SCHOOL 2023-2024   FIRST SEMESTER  HONOR ROLL

    Written By: Honor roll submitted on
    February 7th, 2024

    February 7th, 2024

    First Semester High Honor Roll (All A’s)

    Grade 12:

    Dominick Bilich, Bennett Graves, Carson McPeek, Gracie Raab, Ashlyn Schubert, Leah Warner, Mavrick Winters

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  • CARL’S FEBRUARY BLAST!

    Written By: Marilyn and Carl Johnson on
    February 7th, 2024

    February 7th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – Leap Year!!!…I looked at the calendar this morning and discovered that 2024 is a leap year. Wow!

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  • LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION AND PRINCIPLES FOR BEGINNERS WEBINAR SERIES

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 7th, 2024

    February 7th, 2024

    ELIZABETH, IL – The Livestock Production and Principles for Beginners Webinar Series returns in 2024. This monthly series, first launched in 2023, addresses the needs of those who are getting started, exploring the concept of, or even assists those currently raising livestock. With a focus on helping those who are brand new to livestock, 4-H families may be interested in these sessions.

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  • GALENA EAGLES HOSTING KARAOKE

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 7th, 2024

    February 7th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – Cabin Fever Got You Down? Whether you are a singer or a listener, we want to help lift your spirits. Join us for karaoke on Saturday, February 10th and Saturday, February 24th, at the Galena Blackhawk Aerie, located directly across from the DeSoto Hotel, at 237 South Main Street in Galena.  Karaoke is open to the public, and starts at 7:00 p.m. 

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  • CONGRATULATIONS STOCKTON  LITTLE BLACKHAWKS OF THE WEEK

    Written By: Caption Submitted on
    February 7th, 2024

    February 7th, 2024

    STOCKTON, IL – Our Little Blackhawks for the week! Students were recognized for doing great things and following the Blackhawk Way! Congratulations, everyone!

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  • ELIZABETH COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 7th, 2024

    February 7th, 2024

    ELIZABETH, IL –  Help out the American Red Cross by coming out for the Elizabeth Community Blood Drive on Friday, February 23rd, 2024 from 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. to The Community Building – 402 North West Street in Elizabeth,  Illinois. The blood drive is sponsored by  the Knights of Columbus #10212.

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  • LOCAL STUDENT NAMED TO THE FALL 2023 DEAN’S LIST AT AURORA UNIVERSITY

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 7th, 2024

    February 7th, 2024

    AURORA, IL – Aurora University has named Abigail Weber of Stockton, Illinois, to the Dean’s List for the fall 2023 semester. Weber is majoring in Elementary Education. The Dean’s List recognizes full-time undergraduate students who have earned a 3.6 grade-point average or higher.

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  • JO DAVIESS COUNTY COURTHOUSE WILL BE UNDERGOING A MAJOR REMODELING

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 7th, 2024

    February 7th, 2024

    GALENA IL – The Jo Daviess County Courthouse will be undergoing a major remodeling and addition project beginning in Spring of 2024.  As part of the remodeling project, County Government Offices and Courts will be moving out of the Courthouse. 

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  • NEED EXTRA CA$H?  WHAT’S IT WORTH ON EBAY?

    Written By: Paul Connor on
    February 7th, 2024

    February 7th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – If you have an item and you would like to know what it is worth, send digital pictures with a brief description to paulhconnor@gmail.com or you can make an appointment to visit me at 201 North Commerce Street, Galena, Illinois. Be sure to check out our website at www.ezsellusa.com.

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  • JASON HERMANN, STOCKTON, NAMED TO CENTRAL COLLEGE DEAN’S LIST FOR FALL 2023

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 7th, 2024

    February 7th, 2024

    PELLA, IA – Jason Hermann, Central College Class of 2025 from Stockton, has been named to the dean’s list for the Fall 2023 semester.

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  • FEBRUARY IS EARTHQUAKE  AWARENESS MONTH

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 7th, 2024

    February 7th, 2024

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – The worst earthquake in Illinois history occurred on December 17th, 1811, and was so strong that it rang a church bell in a Cairo church in southern Illinois. It also blew smoke, sand, and coal 30 yards into the air and made the Mississippi River flow backward for a moment.

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  • BRIANNA ANDERSON COMPETES AT 2024 MISS ILLINOIS COUNTY FAIR PAGEANT

    Written By: MICHELLE BARTCH on
    February 7th, 2024

    February 7th, 2024

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – This year’s Jo Daviess County Fair Queen winner Brianna Anderson spent the  second week of January in Springfield to compete for Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Pageant. The competition was held at the Crowne Plaza.

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  • CEDARVILLE AREA  HISTORICAL SOCIETY 22ND ANNUAL CHILI LUNCHEON

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 1st, 2024

    January 31st, 2023

    CEDARVILLE, IL – Cedarville Area Historical Society would like to invite you to their annual Chili Luncheon. Stop in on Sunday, February 11th, 2024, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to 450 West Second Street in Cedarville, Illinois.

    The cost will be adults: $6.00 and children 12 and under: $2.00.

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  • SIX VERY DIFFICULT WORDS TO SAY

    Written By: Scott Cernek, pastor of Peace Church in Browntown, Wisconsin on
    February 1st, 2024

    January 31st, 2023

    Why is it so hard to utter those six little words, “I am sorry, please forgive me?” Some believe that if we get in the habit of saying these words, we are showing weakness. Before we can answer the question, we have to probe into what caused the problem in the first place because each situation could hold a variety of different circumstances leading to a variety of different feelings and responses. According to the internet when a person says they are sorry it can be perceived as a threat to their self-image and ego. It also said that to apologize might lead to feelings of shame or a sense of being a “bad” person. Or how about this, if you have a fragile sense of self-worth, you may not be able to handle the emotions and ill effects that come after apologizing.

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  • BENNETT, CARTER ADVANCE TO REGIONAL SPELLING BEE

    Written By: Todd Nielsen on
    February 1st, 2024

    January 31st, 2023

    WARREN, IL – Warren seventh grader Hailey Bennett and eighth grader Winter Carter finished first and second in the Warren Spelling Bee on Wednesday, January 24th to advance to the Regional Spelling Bee.

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  • ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN CHURCH IN ELIZABETH, ILLINOIS KEEPS A STEADY MEMBERSHIP

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 1st, 2024

    January 31st, 2023

    ELIZABETH, IL – When many churches are closing, due to lack of young members joining and being active, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Elizabeth, with Pastor Mike Nesbit, has seen a steady growth in the years since COVID, especially with the increased number of young families joining.

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  • SSM HEALTH MONROE CLINIC MEDICAL GROUP MEDICAL ASSISTANT RECEIVES BEE AWARD

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 1st, 2024

    January 31st, 2023

    MONROE, WI –  SSM Health Monroe Clinic Medical Group Medical Assistant, Bree Schneider, has been named the newest recipient of the BEE Award. Bree serves patients at our clinic in Freeport on Kiwanis Drive.

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  • UW OSHKOSH FALL 2023 DEAN’S LIST, HONOR ROLL RELEASED

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 1st, 2024

    January 31st, 2023

    OSHKOSH, WI – University of Wisconsin Oshkosh officials have released the name of student who qualified for the Dean’s List and Honor Roll in fall 2023 across its three campuses (Fond du Lac, Fox Cities and Oshkosh):

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  • DEAN’S LIST FROM LUTHER COLLEGE

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 1st, 2024

    January 31st, 2023

    DECORAH, IA – Jeremiah Haven, Liz Heim and Joseph Quinn of East Dubuque made the Dean’s List at Luther College for the Fall 2023 semester. To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must earn a semester grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale.

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  • STAFFING AGENCIES NOT EXEMPTED FROM ANTITRUST LAW, STATE SUPREME COURT RULES

    Written By: HANNAH MEISEL • CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS • HMEISEL@CAPITOLNEWSILLINOIS.COM on
    February 1st, 2024

    January 31st, 2023

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – Staffing agencies – a fast-growing industry that employs nearly a million Illinoisans – are not exempt from the state’s antitrust law, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled late last week.

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  • BUILDING BLOCKS OF SUCCESS: IDOT ANNOUNCES FEBRUARY DATES FOR DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE PROGRAM WORKSHOPS

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 1st, 2024

    January 31st, 2023

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Transportation is hosting free virtual workshops in February as part of its continuing Building Blocks of Success series for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise firms interested in strengthening their skills, growing their business and bidding on state projects. New and existing DBEs, as well as firms interested in becoming certified in the program, are invited. 

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  • UW-GREEN BAY ANNOUNCES ACADEMIC HONORS

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 1st, 2024

    January 31st, 2023

    GREEN BAY, WI – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has made public the names of undergraduate students receiving semester honors for fall 2023 semester academic achievement.

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  • VILLAGE OF WARREN

    Written By: Board minutes submitted on
    February 1st, 2024

    Regular Board of Trustees Meeting • Saturday, January 8th, 2023 • 7:00 p.m.

    Published January 31st, 2023

    The regular board meeting was held on Monday, January 8th, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. at the Warren Village Hall.

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  • HIGHLAND FALL 2023 DEAN’S LIST     

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 1st, 2024

    January 31st, 2023

    FREEPORT, IL – Highland Community College proudly announces the dean’s list for the fall 2023 semester. Students who have completed 12 credit hours or more during the semester and have a minimum 3.25 grade point average (GPA), based on a 4.0 scale, are included on the dean’s list. The Highest Honors are awarded to students with a perfect 4.0 GPA. High Honors are given to students with a 3.50 to 3.99 GPA, and Honors students have earned a GPA between 3.25 and 3.49.

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  • STOCKTON PARK DISTRICT BOARD MEETING

    Written By: Park Board Minutes Submitted on
    February 1st, 2024

    STOCKTON PARK HOUSE  • DECEMBER 20TH, 2023  •  REGULAR BOARD MEETING MINUTES • 6:30 PM

    Published January 31st, 2023

    Meeting called to order by President Calvin Klopf at 6:30 p.m.

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  • CONGRATULATIONS STOCKTON  LITTLE BLACKHAWKS OF THE WEEK

    Written By: Caption Submitted on
    February 1st, 2024

    January 31st, 2023

    STOCKTON, IL – Our Little Blackhawks for the week! Students were recognized for doing great things and following the Blackhawk Way! Congratulations, everyone!

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  • HIGHLAND PARTNERS WITH FHN FOR THE CNA OPEN HOUSE ON FEBRUARY 21ST

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 1st, 2024

    January 31st, 2023

    FREEPORT, IL – Highland Community College and FHN have partnered to host an Open House for the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. on February 21st in the Ray and Betty Stamm Health Science Nursing Wing of the Natural Science and Health Center (building N) on campus.

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  • ILLINOIS PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS RECEIVE $400 MILLION IN CAPITAL GRANTS FROM THE IBHE

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 1st, 2024

    January 31st, 2023

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) has awarded $400 million in grants through the Independent Colleges Capital Investment Grant Program to 45 institutions of higher education in Illinois in partnership with the Illinois Capital Development Board. The goal of the program is to provide financial assistance to private, not-for-profit colleges and universities in Illinois for the construction, repair and renovation of infrastructure on campuses to provide equitable learning experiences to students across the state.

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  • INCI*DENTAL*LY             

    Written By: Dr. Stephen Petras, DMD • An Illinois Licensed General Dentist on
    February 1st, 2024

    NATIONAL CHILDREN’S DENTAL HEALTH MONTH 

    January 31st, 2023

    This February marks the forty-second anniversary of National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM). The theme for this years’ celebration is “Healthy Habits for Healthy smiles!”

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  • The Galena HUSH Report

    Written By: John Huschik • jhush-flash@lycos.com on
    February 1st, 2024

    And the Winner Is…

    January 31st, 2023

    In the very significant and landmark case of Wendy Clark versus The City of Galena, James Baranski, True North Quality Homes, LLC, and Bien Vie, LLC, the winner is Wendy Clark. In the ruling handed down by Associate Judge John D. Hay, the defendants, the City of Galena et.al., actually won a favorable decision on nine of the ten counts brought against them by Ms. Clark. However, Count Eight was won by Clark, the Plaintiff. Unfortunately for the defendants, Count Eight was a checkmate for the case and Ms. Clark was the victor. As the result of the plaintiff, Wendy Clark, winning number eight, the entire Parker action was like Dorothy’s trip to Oz. As real as it all seemed, everything that was approved and changed by the City of Galena is all back as it was before the Parker Tornado struck Galena. Winning this crucial Count number eight has turned back the entire project, at least for now.

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  • THE FLASH SPORTS REPORT:  WRESTLING – JANUARY 31ST, 2024

    Written By: Our sports writer on
    February 1st, 2024

    WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17TH

    PANTHERHAWKs FINISH THIRD AT LITCHFIELD

    FRIDAY and SATURDAY, January 26th and 27TH

    TEAM SCORES: Roxana 217, Oakwood 195, Le-Win/Stockton 193, Vandalia 189, Murphysboro 113, Peotone 108, Peoria Notre Dame 94, Litchfield 81, Harrisburg 77, Rochester 77, Auburn 72, Richards 72, Cumberland 70, Westville 58, Prarie Central 22, Hillsboro 18, Carlinville 17

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  • THE FLASH SPORTS REPORT: GIRLS BASKETBALL – JANUARY 31ST, 2024

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 1st, 2024

    MANNY’S SHOOTOUT

    SATURDAY, JANUARY 20TH

    RIVER RIDGE/SCALES MOUND  61   

    CAMANCHE  31

    MT. CARROLL, IL – At the Manny’s Shootout the Wildcats improved to 15-6 with a 61-31 win at the expense of the Camanche Indians.  RR/SM led 16-11 after the opening quarter before turning it into a rout with a 18-3 second period as the difference swelled to 34-14 at the half.  In that second period, the Wildcats Emily Wiederholt who finished with three threes netted nine of her fifteen points.  After the break the Wildcats expanded the difference to 49-24 at the end of three before they sealed up the “W” with a 12-7 final eight minutes. 

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  • THE FLASH SPORTS REPORT: BOYS BASKETBALL   – JANUARY 31ST, 2024

    Written By: Our sports writer on
    February 1st, 2024

    MANNY’S SHOOTOUT

    SATURDAY, JANUARY 20TH

    WARREN  59   

    EASTON VALLEY  42

    MT. CARROLL, IL – Treyton Pafford had a huge thirty-four-point outing and for the most part the Warriors would need all of those points in a 59-42 win over the Easton Valley River Hawks who resides out of Preston, Iowa. 

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  • PIRATE COMPETITOR OF THE WEEK:   EMMA DUNCAN, GIRLS WRESTLING   

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 1st, 2024

    January 31st, 2023

    GALENA, IL – Pirate Competitor of the Week are:

    Emma Duncan, Girls Wrestling

    Emma competed in the IHSA Regional Wrestling Tournament at Erie-Prophetstown this weekend. Emma went 3-2  to claim 5th Place and a berth in the Sectionals at Geneseo.

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  • WISCONSIN FUEL AND RETAIL ASSOCIATION DAY HELD JANUARY 25TH

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 1st, 2024

    January 31st, 2023

    MADISON, WI – Wisconsin Fuel and Retail Association day on Thursday, January 25th. 17th Disrict of Wisconsin Representative Howard Marklein met with constituents who work at Kwik Trip, Saunders Oil Company, METCO, and Powell Petroleum. Jeremy “Bakin” Saunders said “It is my 3rd year on the WFRA board of directors and he loves it. We at the WFRA are dedicated to the success of fuel marketers, convenience stores and their associated industries in Wisconsin.”

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  • FARM FORWARD: TURNING LAST SEASON’S CHALLENGES INTO NEXT SEASON’S TRIUMPHS

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 1st, 2024

    January 31st, 2023

    ELIZABETH, IL – Join University of Illinois Extension Crop Sciences Educator Kathryn Seebruck for the first year of her series “Farm Forward: Turning Last Season’s Challenges Into Next Season’s Triumphs.” This monthly series aims to address the needs of row crop producers and will be rotated between Jo Daviess and Stephenson counties.

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  • EXPLORING THE BENEFITS OF COOPERATIVE HOUSING MODELS IN GREEN COUNTY

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 1st, 2024

    January 31st, 2023

    MONROE, WI – Cooperative Housing Models were presented as a solution for increasing housing inventory and affordability in Green County at a January 18th meeting in Monroe.  Speakers, Kelly Maynard, Cooperative Development Specialist with the UW Center for Cooperatives and William Oemichen Professor of Practice at UW Madison explained the benefits of this model as an innovative and sustainable approach to housing and one that puts community at the forefront of home ownership.

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  • TRI-STATE FOREST STEWARDSHIP CONFERENCE OFFERS LANDOWNERS OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN ABOUT FORESTRY AND CONSERVATION PRACTICES

    Written By: Article submitted on
    February 1st, 2024

    January 31st, 2023

    FREEPORT, IL – The Tri-State Forest Stewardship Conference has a 25+ year tradition of providing great information and resources to forest landowners in the Illinois/Iowa/Wisconsin tri-state area.  It has been one of the largest conferences for forest landowners in the Midwest. 

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  • GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN CHURCH

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    February 1st, 2024

    January 31st, 2023

    LENA, IL – All are invited to worship at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 118 East Mason Street Lena, Illinois. On Sunday,  February 4th, 2024 at 9:30 a.m. for Worship Service. You may join the service in-person or via Facebook Live. The reading will be from Mark 1:29-39, Everywhere Jesus goes, many people expect him to set them free from oppression. Everywhere he goes, he heals people and sets them free. Disease, devils, and death are running for their lives. The forces that diminish human life are rendered powerless by Jesus.

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  • ILLINOIS EPA PROVIDES OVER $2,755,000 IN FUNDING TO THE CITY OF GALENA TO REPLACE LEAD SERVICE LINES

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    February 1st, 2024

    January 31st, 2023

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – Illinois EPA Director John J. Kim announced $2,755,000 in funding to the City of Galena (Jo Daviess County) to replace lead service lines in the community. The funding is provided through the Illinois EPA’s State Revolving Fund (SRF), which provides low-interest loan funding for drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater projects. The funding is in the form of principal forgiveness, so the City of Galena (City) will not have to repay any of the $2,755,000 in funding.

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  • JO DAVIESS COUNTY HAS BEEN AWARDED FEDERAL FUNDS MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE DHS/FEMA UNDER THE EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER NATIONAL BOARD PROGRAM PHASE 41

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    February 1st, 2024

    January 31st, 2023

    JO DAVIESS COUNTY, IL – Jo Daviess County is set to receive $9,413 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs through Phase 41 of the EFSP Allocations

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  • UNIVERSITY OF DUBUQUE FALL SEMESTER 2023 ACADEMIC DEAN’S LIST

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    February 1st, 2024

    January 31st, 2023

    DUBUQUE, IA – The University of Dubuque congratulates the following students on being appointed to the Fall Semester 2023 Academic Dean’s List:

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  • GALENA’S KLARA STRAND NAMED TO UNIVERSITY OF IOWA PRESIDENT’S LIST FOR 2023 FALL SEMESTER

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    February 1st, 2024

    January 31st, 2023

    IOWA CITY, IA  – Klara Strand of Galena, Illinois was among the more than 950 undergraduate students at the University of Iowa named to the president’s list for the 2023 fall semester.

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  • JULIA TOWNSEND OF GALENA NAMED TO  UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA FALL 2023 DEANS LIST

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    February 1st, 2024

    January 31st, 2023

    TUSCALOOSA, AL –  Julia Townsend was named to The University of Alabama Deans List for fall semester 2023.

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  • DEAN’S LIST FROM LUTHER COLLEGE

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    February 1st, 2024

    January 31st, 2023

    DECORAH, IA – Mackenzie Muehleip and Nora Tresemer of Galena made the Dean’s List at Luther College for the Fall 2023 semester. To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must earn a semester grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale.

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  • JENNA MEIER EARNS SEMESTER HONORS AT EDGEWOOD COLLEGE

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    February 1st, 2024

    January 31st, 2023

    MADISON, WI – Jenna Meier of Gratiot has earned Semester Honors for the Fall 2023 semester at Edgewood College. Fulltime students who achieve a 3.5 grade point average for the semester are eligible for this honor.

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  • GRACE WILHELM NAMED TO SIENA COLLEGE PRESIDENT’S LIST

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    February 1st, 2024

    January 31st, 2023

    LOUDONVILLE, NY – Grace Wilhelm was named to the Siena College President’s List for the Fall 2023 Semester. Wilhelm is from Galena, Illinois.

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  • MSOE DEAN’S LIST – FALL SEMESTER 2023

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    February 1st, 2024

    January 31st, 2023

    MILWAUKEE, WI –  Milwaukee School of Engineering congratulates students named to the Fall Semester 2023 Dean’s List.

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  • UNIVERSITY OF IOWA 2023 FALL SEMESTER DEAN’S LIST HONOREES ANNOUNCED

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    February 1st, 2024

    January 31st, 2023

    IOWA CITY, IA – More than 7,900 undergraduate students at the University of Iowa were named to the dean’s list for the 2023 fall semester. Dean’s list status was earned by 1,810 first year undergraduates during the 2023 fall semester at Iowa, 1,773 second year students, 1,940 third year students, and 2,458 fourth year students.

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  • 36TH ANNUAL FARM TOY AND CRAFT SHOW

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    February 1st, 2024

    January 31st, 2023

    FORRESTON, IL – On Saturday, March 9th, 2024 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., come to the Forreston FFA Alumni 36th Annual Farm Toy and Craft Show. The event will be held at the Forreston Junior/Senior High School, 601 East Main Street, Forreston, Illinois. The cost for general admission is $3.00, for children five and under it’s free to get in.

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  • ARCTIC ALE AND ART WALK OFFERS SHOPPING, LOCAL ARTISTS, BEER TASTING ON FEBRUARY 24TH

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    February 1st, 2024

    January 31st, 2023

    FREEPORT, IL – The Greater Freeport Partnership will host the fifth annual Arctic Ale and Art Walk on Saturday, February 24th from noon to 4:00 p.m. More than 20 participating businesses will feature a local artist and the opportunity to taste a favorite ale.  A tasting cup is $10.00 and can be purchased the day of the event.

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  • FEMALE VETERANS BRUNCH ON SATURDAY, APRIL 20TH

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    February 1st, 2024