• TOWNSEND

    Written By: Obituary submitted on
    May 23rd, 2024

    May 23rd, 2024

    DUBUQUE, IA – Kenneth R. Townsend, age 87, passed away peacefully on May 22, 2024, at Bethany Home in Dubuque, Iowa. Born on June 9th, 1936, in Shullsburg, WI, Ken’s life was marked by his unwavering love and dedication to his family, and commitment to his community.

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  • GREEN

    Written By: Obituary submitted on
    May 23rd, 2024

    May 23rd, 2024

    STOCKTON, IL – Emily Helen Green (Kalinowski), 34, of Stockton, Illinois passed away unexpectedly on Monday, May 20th, 2024. She was born on January 12th, 1990, in Madison, Wisconsin to Amy M. Smith and Kenneth G. Kalinowski. Emily is survived by her parents; her siblings, Shanna McCubbin (Joel), Clint Kalinowski (Charity), Malissa Pamenter (Scott), and Benjamin Kalinowski (Chelsey); her husband, Christopher Green; and her three sons, Xavier Pote, Daxter Meier and Calix Green. 

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  • THE LENA LIONS CLUB IS CELEBRATING THEIR 75TH ANNIVERSARY THIS YEAR!

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 21st, 2024

    May 22nd, 2024

    LENA, IL – The Lena Lions Club is celebrating their 75th anniversary this year! On Wednesday, June 12th the community is invited to a reception and program at the Lena Community Center from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Finger food will be served, memorabilia from the past 75 years will be on display and Past Internal Director Bob Block will be the speaker. Come for the evening or just drop in for a few minutes to join the celebration!

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  • IAHCE AWARD FOR STEPHENSON COUNTY HCE INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM

    Written By: Caption Submitted on
    May 21st, 2024

    May 22nd, 2024

    FREEPORT, IL – Judy Shippee, International Director for Stephenson County HCE, was recently recognized by the Illinois Association for Home and Community Education with the 2023 International Award for Country of Study. The program, on Egypt, was held in October at the Stephenson County Farm Bureau. The presentation was given by Karen Sirgany, retired school superintendent.

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  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE HELD COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY IN MAY

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 21st, 2024

    May 22nd, 2024

    MILWAUKEE, Wi – The following individuals from your area are among the 2,480 prospective candidates for degree attended University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee commencement exercises on Sunday, May 19th, 2024, in Milwaukee.

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  • UNIVERSITY OF DUBUQUE SPRING SEMESTER 2024 ACADEMIC DEAN’S LIST

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 21st, 2024

    May 22nd, 2024

    DUBUQUE, IA – The University of Dubuque congratulates the following students on being appointed to the Spring Semester 2024 Academic Dean’s List.

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  • GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN CHURCH

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 21st, 2024

    May 22nd, 2024

    LENA, IL – All are invited to worship at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 118 East Mason Street, Lena, Illinois. Come and join us on Sunday, May 26th, 2024 for Holy Trinity Worship Service at 9:30 a.m. This week’s gospel reading is from the Gospel John 3:1-17 Jesus’ miracles prompt Nicodemus to visit him in secrecy. Jesus tells him about being born of the Spirit and about the Son who has been sent by God to save.

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  • ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN  CHURCH EVENTS

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 21st, 2024

    May 22nd, 2024

    PEARL CITY, IL - St. John’s Lutheran Church, Pearl City, will celebrate the first Sunday after Pentecost and Holy Trinity Sunday, May 26th at 9:00 a.m. 

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  • PIRATE COMPETITOR OF THE WEEK: ANDREW RICHARDSON, BOYS TRACK

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 21st, 2024

    May 22nd, 2024

    GALENA, IL – Andrew had a very productive week for the boys track team. Coach Gunning said, “His performances this past week would have been outstanding for any athlete let alone a freshman. At the NUIC Varsity Conference Meet at Fulton, Andrew contributed valuable points to the team’s second place finish with a third place finish in the 3200m run and a fourth place in the 1600m run. Four days later at the Frosh-Soph NUIC Conference meet he ran a leg on the first place 4X800m relay team and won the 1600m.

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  • JARED DVORAK SIGNS TO PLAY GOLF AT HIGHLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE

    Written By: Caption Submitted on
    May 21st, 2024

    May 22nd, 2024

    Pictured are left to right: Joe Dvorak (father), Jared Dvorak, Janet Dvorak (mother) and Head Coach Casey Kenna.

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  • THE FLASH SPORTS REPORT –  GIRLS TRACK – MAY 22ND, 2024

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

    RAIDER INVITATIONAL

    MONDAY, MAY 10TH

    AT BELLEVILLE

    TEAM SCORES: Lodi 136.5, Belleview/New Glarus 116.5, Columbus 100, Cambridge 93.33, Benton/Scales Mound/Shullsburg 74.83, Wisconsin Heights/Barneveld 40.5, Black Hawk 34, Monticello 29, Albany 26, Waterloo 25.33, Lake Mills 16

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  • THE FLASH SPORTS REPORT – BOYS TRACK – MAY 22ND, 2024

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

    RAIDER INVITATION

    MONDAY, MAY 10TH

    AT BELLEVILLE

    TEAM SCORES: Lodi 192, Belleville/New Glarus 118, Columbus 88, Lake Mills 65, Wisconsin Heights/Barneveld 65, Cambridge 49, Albany 48, Waterloo 42, Black Hawk 16, Benton/Scales Mound/Shullsburg 12

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  • THE FLASH SPORTS REPORT – SOFTBALL – MAY 22ND, 2024

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

    EAST DUBUQUE CLASS 1A REGIONAL

    MONDAY, MAY 13TH

    SCALES MOUND/

    RIVER RIDGE  11 

    WEST CARROLL  10

    WC      1  1  0   1  1  0   1  5  0    10  8  5

    SMRR  0  2  0   0  0  3   0  5  1    11  6  4

         SCALES MOUND, IL – In a contest between a nine and ten seed you couldn’t have asked for a more exciting game than this one.  It took the ninth seeded Hornets nine inning to advance to play the top seeded East Dubuque Warriors on Tuesday with a 11-10 win over the tenth seeded West Carroll Thunder.  While the Hornets improved to 5-15 the winless Thunders fell to 0-20.

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  • THE FLASH SPORTS REPORT – BASEBALL – MAY 22ND, 2024

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

    RIVER RIDGE/SCALES MOUND CLASS 1A REGIONAL

    MONDAY, MAY 13TH

    RIVER RIDGE/SCALES MOUND  2   

    PEARL CITY  1

    PC       0  0  0   0  0  0   1     1  6  2

    RRSM 0  0  1   0  0  1   X    2  4  3

         HANOVER, IL – In a contest between a sixth and eighth seed the sixth seeded Wildcats despite getting outhit 6-4 by Pearl City but on the scoreboard, it was a 2-1 host team win.  With the win the 13-10 Wildcats advanced to face the number one seeded East Dubuque Warriors on Wednesday which was played before the Galena-Warren/Stockton game.  A very young Pearl City squad bowed of post season play with a 9-14 record but look for them to be a much better team next year.  RR/SM got on the board first with a third inning run before making it a 2-0 game with a sixth inning score.  It then got a little dicey in the Wolves seventh Clayton Downs doubled in Will Birchen who had doubled to get the Wolves within a run but the Wildcats hurler junior Derrick Distler would get out of the jam to preserve the “W.”

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  • KIERAN MADIGAN NAMED AS A DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR AT ROCKFORD UNIVERSITY

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 21st, 2024

    May 22nd, 2024

    ROCKFORD, IL – Kieran Madigan of Lena, Illinois is announced as a Spring 2024 Distinguished Scholar at Rockford University. Full-time (12 or more credits) students who earned at least a 3.75 GPA with no grades below “C” and completed all requirements for the semester are named Distinguished Scholars.

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  • ILLINOIS PAYROLL JOBS UP,  UNEMPLOYMENT RATE STABLE IN APRIL

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 21st, 2024

    May 22nd, 2024

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced today that the unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.8 percent, while nonfarm payrolls increased +7,300 in April, based on preliminary data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), and released by IDES. The March revised unemployment rate was 4.8 percent, unchanged from the preliminary March unemployment rate. The March monthly change in payrolls was revised from the preliminary report, from +12,700 to +10,000 jobs. The April unemployment rate and payroll jobs estimate reflect activity for the week including the 12th.

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  • THIS MEMORIAL DAY, CLICK IT – DON’T RISK IT

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 21st, 2024

    May 22nd, 2024

    FREEPORT, IL – Summer is just around the corner, and while travel plans may vary, one thing remains constant: the need to wear your seat belt. With this in mind, the Freeport Police Department today announced that now through Memorial Day weekend it is stepping up enforcement efforts to remind motorists to “Click It or Ticket.”

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  • GOVERNOR PRITZKER AWARDS $2.5 MILLION IN GRANT FUNDING TO ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT CENTERS ACROSS ILLINOIS

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 21st, 2024

    May 22nd, 2024

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – Governor J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) awarded $2.5 million in grant funding to 10 recipients through the Illinois Economic Empowerment Centers Grant Program (EEC). This funding will help organizations provide training and resources to individuals and entrepreneurs from historically disinvested communities pursue job opportunities.

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  • Sleep Your Way to Better Health

    Written By: Guest Columnist - Stephanie Cocagne, LCPC Therapy Services, Midwest Medical Center on
    May 21st, 2024

    May 22nd, 2024

    We’ve all been there, awake and staring at the clock… We think to ourselves “If I fall asleep now, I’ll get two hours before I have to wake up.” Or “Ugh!! I can’t function at work with such little sleep.”

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  • PETE THE CAT STORY HOUR

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 21st, 2024

    May 22nd, 2024

    WARREN, IL – The Warren Library is holding a special Pete the Cat Story Hour for the little ones.

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  • CITIZENS STATE BANK AWARDS 13 COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS TO AREA GRADUATES

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 21st, 2024

    May 22nd, 2024

    LENA, IL – Citizens State Bank, with locations in Lena, Stockton, Freeport, Elizabeth, and Savanna, awards $500 college scholarships to local graduating high school seniors who have displayed excellence in academic achievement, community service, and extracurricular activities.

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  • SEEKING BEEF QUEEN

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 21st, 2024

    May 22nd, 2024

    JO DAVIESS COUNTY, IL – The Jo Daviess County Beef Association is seeking a Young Lady (15-19) to serve as the 2025 Beef Queen.

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  • LESSONS LEARNED ON A MOTORCYCLE

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

    May 22nd, 2024

    Ever since I was a boy, I have loved to ride a motorcycle. A few years ago, I wrote about my first experience on a small Sears 50 cc motorbike that our uncle bought for us and brought over to our farm in Indiana.

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  • SOUTH WAYNE TO HOST A RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 21st, 2024

    May 22nd, 2024

    SOUTH WAYNE, WI – South Wayne will host a Red Cross Blood Drive at St. John Catholic Church at 202 Varnum Street, South Wayne, Wisconsin,  on Wednesday, June 5th, 2024 from noon to 5:00 p.m.  

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  • HAVE YOU SUBMITTED IN YOUR VOLUNTARY SUBSCRIPTION?

    Written By: Mark Mahoney on
    May 21st, 2024

    May 22nd, 2024

    WARREN, IL – Have you seen our ads and posts for voluntary subscriptions? If you haven’t, I would like to touch on the reasoning and necessity of us asking for voluntary subscriptions. 

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  • VILLAGE OF STOCKTON

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

    REGULAR MEETING OF THE PRESIDENT AND BOARD OF TRUSTEES MINUTES • APRIL 9TH, 2024

    Published May 22nd, 2024

    Call to Order:

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

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  • ORANGEVILLE AMERICAN LEGION MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 21st, 2024

    May 22nd, 2024

    ORANGEVILLE, IL – The Orangeville American Legion will hold a Memorial Day Service on Monday, May 27th, 2024, 2:00 p.m., at Sunset Acres Cemetery in Orangeville, Illinois. This event is held annually to remember and honor our military veterans.  Public is invited.

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  • WOMEN’S INCONTINENCE – LET’S TALK ABOUT IT!  MIND OVER MATTER: HEALTHY BOWELS, HEALTHY BLADDER

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 21st, 2024

    May 22nd, 2024

    MONROE, WI – Did you know May is ‘National Women’s Health Awareness Month?’ This month is a great opportunity to bring some much-needed awareness focused on women’s health, by reminding and encouraging all women (and girls) to start or continue to make their health a priority. And what better way to recognize ‘National Women’s Health Awareness Month,’ than to make the time to talk and learn more about female incontinence and what we can do to better manage, improve, and even prevent or delay the start of symptoms from occurring.

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  • The Galena HUSH Report

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

    Rally ‘Round the Flag Boys and Girls

    May 22nd, 2024

    Recently there has been a lot of local buzz regarding the whereabouts of a particular United States flag and flag-stand.

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  • STOCKTON SERVANT LEADERSHIP END-OF-YEAR-COOKOUT IS BITTERSWEET

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 21st, 2024

    May 22nd, 2024

    STOCKTON, IL – Saying goodbye to our group of seniors who did wonderful things in our community is hard.  Saying hello to our new team members is exciting.  Having both groups together for a celebration cookout?  Bittersweet.

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  • TWO VEHICLE ACCIDENT WITH INJURIES

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 21st, 2024

    May 22nd, 2024

    GALENA, IL – On May 13th, 2024 at approximately 4:14 p.m., Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to U.S. Rt. 20 approximately ½ mile west of West Headquarters Road, for a two-vehicle accident with injuries. 

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  • INCI*DENTAL*LY

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

    HOW THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD CHANGED THE COURSE OF HEALTHCARE

    May 22nd, 2024

    If you want to understand just how far we have come in healthcare, look no farther then the simple act of washing your hands. As shocking as this may sound, until the mid-1800s many doctors did not wash their hands in between treating patients, or between performing an autopsy and treating a patient. In fact, when pioneering healthcare providers demonstrated that handwashing was necessary to prevent the spread of disease, their efforts to require handwashing were often met with great resistance by physicians.

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  • FREEPORT IMMANUEL LUTHERAN SCHOOL GOOD DEED AWARD

    Written By: Caption Submitted on
    May 21st, 2024

    May 22nd, 2024

    FREEPORT, IL – The Lena American Legion Auxiliary nominated the students at the Freeport Immanuel Lutheran School for a Good Deed Award.  The students of the school collected over $400.00 for the Veterans Pantry in Freeport.  Shown here are students from the school and Judy Shippee representing the American Legion Auxiliary.

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  • ILLINOIS EPA PROVIDES $530,000 IN FUNDING TO THE CITY OF EAST DUBUQUE TO REPLACE LEAD SERVICE LINES

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 21st, 2024

    May 22nd, 2024

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – Illinois EPA Director John J. Kim announced $530,000 in funding to the City of East Dubuque (Jo Daviess County) to replace lead service lines throughout 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 East Dubuque (City) will not have to repay any of the $530,000 awarded.

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  • ILLINOIS EPA INVESTS NEARLY $205 MILLION IN DRINKING WATER AND WASTEWATER PROJECTS IN THIRD QUARTER OF FY24

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 21st, 2024

    May 22nd, 2024

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (Illinois EPA) Director John J. Kim announced the investment of nearly $205 million through water infrastructure loans to local governments and water districts for the third quarter of Fiscal Year 2024 (January – March 2024). The Illinois EPA State Revolving Fund (SRF) Program provides low-interest loans that fund wastewater, stormwater, and drinking water projects. Of that investment, more than $20.6 million in loan forgiveness was provided to those recipients meeting the loan rules for either the Small Community Rate or Hardship Rate.

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  • STRAWBERRIES OFF TO EARLY START

    Written By: PHYLLIS COULTER • FARMWEEK on
    May 21st, 2024

    May 22nd, 2024

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – Fruit season got off to a quick start with strawberries in southern Illinois this year.

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  • Around The Northern Hills

    Written By: Annette Eggers on
    May 21st, 2024

    Jo Daviess County Farm Bureau

    May 22nd, 2024

    The results are in for Jo Daviess County’s Best Burger. The top burger in Jo Daviess County is Thumser’s 19th Hole in East Dubuque. Congratulations!  I would encourage everyone to visit each of the top three establishments and enjoy a burger in honor of “National Beef Month.”

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  • JO DAVIESS COUNTY SEEKS INPUT ON THE 2045 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 21st, 2024

    May 22nd, 2024

    GALENA, IL – Jo Daviess County is finalizing the update to its Comprehensive Plan. The Plan is meant to guide decisions and future development through 2045 by reviewing existing conditions and refining a vision for the County.

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  • GREEN COUNTY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION CELEBRATES FIRST YEAR OF HOME CONSTRUCTION COOPERATIVE

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 21st, 2024

    May 22nd, 2024

    MONROE, WI – Green County Development Corporation (GCDC) opened the doors to the first project house of the Home Construction Cooperative to celebrate and give recognition to the hard work and support of all involved. In addition to the donation of the home by SSM Health Monroe, GCDC received grant funds and additional donations from local banks, businesses and private donors to provide over $140,000 in support of the program.

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  • GALENA EAGLES  HOSTING KARAOKE

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 21st, 2024

    May 22nd, 2024

    GALENA, IL – Whether you are a singer or a listener, we want to invite you to karaoke. The Galena Eagles Club will be hosting karaoke the following Saturdays in June: June 8th, June 15th, June 22nd; and June 29th. Karaoke is open to the public, and starts at 7:00 p.m.  The club is located at 237 South Main Street, across from the DeSoto Hotel.

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  • This ‘N  That from the Stockton Heritage Museum

    Written By: ANN COPPERNOLL on
    May 21st, 2024

    May 22nd, 2024

    Memorial Day approaches and as tradition dictates, we remember all the people who have gone before us. Especially the veterans of all our military branches. Originally called Decoration Day, folks visited cemeteries where our veterans were laid to rest to leave flowers in remembrance. In many cemeteries, flags are placed by the headstones of those who have served. 

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  • THE WARREN JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL 7TH GRADE CLASS FIELD TRIPS

    Written By: Caption Submitted on
    May 21st, 2024

    May 22nd, 2024

    The Warren Junior High School 7th grade class field trip was taken to the Apple River Fort in Elizabeth, U.S. Grant’s Home in Galena, and the effigy mounds and river overlook at Casper Bluff Reserve in rural Galena.  Mr. Zink organized the trip to highlight topics and people covered in the 7th grade social studies class. The trip was made possible through a generous grant from The Galena Foundation. 

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  • SCALES MOUND UMC “YOUNG AT HEART”  FEATURES THE COWBOY POETRY OF PIC PICKEL

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 21st, 2024

    May 22nd, 2024

    SCALES MOUND, IL – Scales Mound United Methodist Church is pleased to host Pic Pickel and his cowboy poetry at its May “Young at Heart” community gathering on Tuesday, May 28th at 1:30 p.m.

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  • VILLAGE OF WARREN

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

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

    Published May 22nd, 2024

    President Raab called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. The Clerk recorded the minutes.

    Kirk Raab, Cathy Burmeister, Donna Doubler and Wayne Wubbena were present. Luke Barker, Tom Fernstaedt and Travus Albrecht were absent. Also present were Jen Hay, Tracie Perry and Tyler Saunders. Attorney Terry Kurt attended the meeting by phone.

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  • CONGRATULATIONS STOCKTON  LITTLE BLACKHAWKS OF THE WEEK

    Written By: Caption Submitted on
    May 21st, 2024

    May 22nd, 2024

    STOCKTON, IL – Our Little Blackhawks for the week. Students were recognized for great things and continuing to follow the Blackhawk Way. Congratulations, everyone!

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  • THE GALENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS OFFERS CAMPS

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 21st, 2024

    May 22nd, 2024

    GALENA, IL – The Galena Center for the Arts, 971 Gear Street, Galena Illinois is offering two week-long camps geared for middle school and high school students. 

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  • TEN GALLON HAT PERFORMING AT GALENA EAGLES CLUB ON JUNE 1ST

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 21st, 2024

    May 22nd, 2024

    GALENA, IL – We are excited to announce Ten Gallon Hat will be performing at the Galena Eagles Club on Saturday, June 1st at 7:00 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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  • MEMBERS HONORED AT LENA AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY BANQUET

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 21st, 2024

    May 22nd, 2024

    LENA, IL – The Lena Area Historical Society held their annual banquet, fundraiser and silent auction on May 9th at the Community Center. Seventy five local residents enjoyed learning of the Historical Society by Sharon Welton. The key note program of 1911 Lena picture post cards and commentary that gave a view of earlier times was given by Jake Andrews.

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  • HANOVER TOWNSHIP LIBRARY IS HELPING SMOKEY BEAR  CELEBRATE HIS  80TH BIRTHDAY!

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 21st, 2024

    May 22nd, 2024

    HANOVER, IL – Join us for Summer Reading fun, prizes and a very special party with cake (date to be announced).

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  • WARREN WOMEN’S CLUB MEETING CORRECTION

    Written By: Caption Submitted on
    May 21st, 2024

    May 22nd, 2024

    WARREN, IL – We would love to see everyone at the next meeting, May 28th, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. The meeting will be held at Aunt Beez Greenhouse. Meet at the Community Building in Warren about ten to fifteen minutes prior and we will head out. Please come, it is how you will find out more information. See you there.

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  • CULVER’S SHARE NIGHT MAY 14TH

    Written By: Caption Submitted on
    May 21st, 2024

    May 22nd, 2024

    GALENA, IL – The East Dubuque PTO received a check for $379.82 from the Culver’s Share Night. From left to right: Cael Ozee, Kristen Bowling, Kathy Stierman, Jessica Schonoff, Sanchy Lichterhund and Edgar Velazquez.

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  • PLANTS IN THE ENERGY LANDSCAPE ON MAY 30TH 

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 21st, 2024

    May 22nd, 2024

    ELIZABETH, IL – Join University of Illinois Extension Natural Resource, Environment and Energy Educator Jay Solomon for a program on “Plants in the Energy Landscape.”

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  • GCDC’S OTTE APPOINTED TO GOVERNOR’S COUNCIL ON WORKFORCE INVESTMENT

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 21st, 2024

    May 22nd, 2024

    MONROE, WI – Olivia Otte, Executive Director for Green County Development Corporation (GCDC) has been appointed to the Governor’s Council on Workforce Investment by Governor Tony Evers.

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

    Written By: Paul Connor on
    May 21st, 2024

    May 22nd, 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
    May 21st, 2024

    SHOULD ESTATE PLANS BE EQUAL … OR FAIR?

    May 22nd, 2024

    When you’re creating your estate plan and thinking of where you want your assets to go, you also may be thinking about how to be fair to your loved ones — but is that the same as treating everyone equally?

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  • Guest Column From Senator Andrew Chesney

    Written By: Andrew Chesney on
    May 21st, 2024

    The Life-Changing Power of Mentorship

    May 22nd, 2024

    Those of us who grew up in stable homes with solid role models are very fortunate. While most of us probably did not know or appreciate it at the time, we were taught from an early age the difference between right and wrong, the proper way to treat people, respect toward others and the importance of telling the truth and obeying the law. We were told that school was important, homework was to be done, and curfews were to be met. We had siblings that looked out for us. When we broke the rules, our actions had consequences that ensured we would think twice before breaking the rules again. Did we make bad choices from time to time? Of course, we did. However, a support system was in place to provide redirection and instruction.

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  • EISENBERG TAKES FIRST AT STATE

    Written By: Caption Submitted on
    May 21st, 2024

    May 22nd, 2024

    CHARLESTON, IL – Zoe Eisenberg, Wheelchair Division State Champion Discus and 2nd Shot Put.

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  • GILE

    Written By: Obituary submitted on
    May 20th, 2024

    May 20th, 2024

    CEDARVILLE, IL – Jason Robert Gile of Cedarville, Illinois formerly of Warren, Illinois and Burbank, California passed unexpectedly after an extended illness on Thursday, May 16th, 2024. Jason was born on April 9th, 1972 to Robert and Noreen (Homb) Gile at FHN in Freeport, Illinois.

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  • ERTMER

    Written By: Obituary submitted on
    May 20th, 2024

    May 20th, 2024

    ELIZABETH, IL – Carlene Ertmer, of Elizabeth, Illinois, passed away on Monday, May 13th, 2024, at FHN after a sudden illness. Born August 5th, 1938 on the family farm to Clifford and Laura (Boldt) Dittmar. She graduated from Stockton High School Class of 1956 and married Robert on June 14th, 1958 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Elizabeth. She was a devoted wife to her late husband, Robert, a loving mother to her seven children, a beloved grandmother and great-grandmother to her 18 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

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  • PODNAR

    Written By: on
    May 17th, 2024

    R.I.P.

    STEVEN PODNAR

    1937 – 2024

    SCALES MOUND, IL – Stephen L. Podnar, of Scales Mound, Illinois passed away on Tuesday, May 14th, 2024, at Dubuque, Iowa. Stephen was born on March 19th, 1937, in Center Township, Dubuque County, Iowa, the son of Adam and Frieda Leuenberger Podnar. On September 20th, 1958, Steve married Jeanette Bruun at Galena, Illinois.

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  • HCC GRADUATE PROUD TO FINISH HIGH SCHOOL WITH AN ASSOCIATE DEGREE THROUGH COLLEGENOW

    Written By: Jane Lethlean, Highland Community College on
    May 14th, 2024

    May 15th, 2024

    FREEPORT, IL — As she started high school, Clara Bartels was already pondering becoming a teacher herself. In her junior year, she started the CollegeNow program at Highland Community College to take college credit courses for the last two years of high school and graduate with an Associate of Arts degree from Highland and her high school diploma from Freeport High School at the same time.

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  • WOMEN OF COURAGE AND COMMITMENT’S PRESENTATION ON SATURDAY, MAY 19TH

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 14th, 2024

    May 15th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – Please join the Women of Courage and Commitment as they present four presidents’ wives, the first female member of a president’s cabinet and the niece of a bachelor president who served as a first lady. The ladies will be entertaining in the beautiful restored barn at Hawk Valley Retreat and Cottages 2752 West Cording Road on Sunday, May 19th at 3:00 p.m. The $20.00 fee includes the show and  a beverage and light refreshment, Reservations are required. E-mail at innkeepers@hawkvalleyretreat.com or call 815-777-2469 and leave a message.

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  • NORTHWEST ILLINOIS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AWARDS THREE ENTREPRENEURIAL SCHOLARSHIPS TO ASPIRING HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 14th, 2024

    May 15th, 2024

    HANOVER, IL – Northwest Illinois Economic Development (NWILED) has announced the presentation of the organization’s John D. Cooke, III Memorial Entrepreneurial Scholarship for 2024 to three area high school students: Abby Ehler from Galena High School was awarded a $2,000 first place.  Abby’s goal is to open a brick-and-motor location for her family’s “Merry for a Cause” business that helps fund and promote various health awareness issues by making and selling handmade items online.  She’ll be enrolling in a Business Administration degree program this fall at the University of Arizona Online.

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  • WARREN WOMEN’S CLUB UPDATE

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 14th, 2024

    May 15th, 2024

    WARREN, IL – Our speaker for the day was Nicole Hermsen from the Jo Daviess County Transit department. Nicole came to inform us of the county’s transit to help our neighbors get around the county. For more information; You can call 815-777-8088 or email her at nhermsen@jodaviesscountyil.gov and Nicole will be able help you. A big “Thank You” to her for coming.

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  • THE FLASH SPORTS REPORT – BOYS TRACK –  MAY 15TH, 2024

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

    MISSILE INVITE

    MONDAY, MAY 6TH

    AT MILLEDGEVILLE

    TEAM SCORES: Morrison 104, Le-Win 82, Sterling Newman 74, Forreston/Polo 72, Galena/East Dubuque/River Ridge 57, Pecatonica/Durand 44, Milledgeville/Eastland 42, Dakota 34, AFC 8, Stockton/Warren 4, Pearl City 2

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  • THE FLASH SPORTS REPORT – GIRLS TRACK –  MAY 15TH, 2024

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

    REDBIRD  INVITATIONAL

    MONDAY, MAY 6TH

    AT DARLINGTON

    TEAM SCORES: Monroe 133, Cuba City 99, Argyle/Pecatonica 88, Darlington 87, Tri State Homeschool 63, Cassville/Potosi 61, Benton/Scales Mound/Shullsburg 58, Albany 32, Monticello 26, Black Hawk 24, Southwestern 21, Darlington “B” 3

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  • THE FLASH SPORTS REPORT –  SOFTBALL –  MAY 15TH, 2024

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

    MONDAY, MAY 6TH

    DAKOTA  13

    LE-WIN  7

    DAK  0  1  3   2  6  1   0    13  11  3

    LW   2  3  0   1  1  0   0     7  10  4

         LENA, IL – In the early the Panthers took the upper hand, but a sixth run Dakota fifth inning would prove to be the difference maker in an Indians 13-7 win.  Le-Win built a 5-1 after two innings of action only to have the visitors battle back to go up 6-5 entering the bottom of the fourth frame.  The Panthers then made it a 6-6 game with a fourth inning score before the Indians put it out of reach with that big fifth inning at bat.

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  • THE FLASH SPORTS REPORT – BASEBALL – MAY 15TH, 2024

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

    SATURDAY, MAY 4TH

    WARREN/STOCKTON  17   POLO  4

    WS   5  7  3   1  1     17  9  2

    POL  2  0  1   1  0      4  7  2

         POLO, IL – After beating Fulton the night before the WarHawks made the most of their nine hits to take down the Marcos 17-4.  After a 5-2 WarHawk first inning in which Wyatt Janecke went yard over the right field fence on a ball that within an arm’s length from where I was seated.  A seven-run second at bat blew it open for the visitors who sent eleven hitters to the plate in the inning.  After a three-run third inning, the winners tacked on a run in the fourth and fifth innings while the Marcos added a third and fourth inning run.

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  • SCALES MOUND RED CROSS SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED ON MAY 8TH

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 14th, 2024

    May 15th, 2024

    SCALES MOUND, IL – On April 11th, the American Red Cross collected 43 units of blood product at the Scales Mound Drive.  The FFA goal for the drive was 50 units, and 50 people came through the door to help.  Please help us celebrate the two first-time blood donors and the five high school students who added to the total.

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  • EVAN BARTELT NAMED TO COLUMBIA COLLEGE SPRING 2024 DEAN’S LIST

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    May 14th, 2024

    May 15th, 2024

    COLUMBIA, MO – Columbia College recently announced its dean’s list for the Spring 2024 Semester (January-April 2024).

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  • PIRATE COMPETITOR OF THE WEEK: EMMA BLAUM, JOURNALISM

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 14th, 2024

    May 15th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – Emma earned second place in the Radio News Category of IHSA Journalism at the state tournament that was held on April 26th. Emma competed against 21 students from across the state of Illinois. She had three hours to participate in a live demonstration, press conference and interview session, and create a 75-second radio news clip. “I was so pleased that Emma placed 2nd,” said Mrs. Bookless. “She works so hard and is so talented. I cannot wait to see what she does in the future.”

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  • NUIC CONFERENCE MEET MVPS

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    May 14th, 2024

    May 15th, 2024

    Emma Randecker from West Carroll and Miraya Pessman from Fulton were the Co-MVPs of the conference meet which was at River Ridge High School.

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  • HIGHLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE CELEBRATES 61ST COMMENCEMENT

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 14th, 2024

    May 15th, 2024

    FREEPORT, IL — The northwest Illinois community and friends of Highland Community College are invited to join the 2024 graduates and their families as they celebrate the 61st annual Commencement Ceremony at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 18th, at Highland Community College, 2998 West Pearl City Road, Freeport, Illinois.

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  • ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN  CHURCH EVENTS    

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 14th, 2024

    May 15th, 2024

    PEARL CITY, IL - St. John’s Lutheran Church, Pearl City, will celebrate the seventh Sunday of Easter on Sunday, May 19th at 9:00 a.m. We will also be honoring our graduates that day as well as listening to our Chancel Choir sing.  Join us on Facebook if you can’t be here in person.

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  • ‘WORK ZONES ARE TEMPORARY. ACTIONS BEHIND THE WHEEL CAN LAST FOREVER.’

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 14th, 2024

    May 15th, 2024

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – With another historic construction season underway in Illinois, the Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Police, Illinois Tollway, industry partners and frontline construction workers today teamed up for National Work Zone Awareness Week to remind the public that “Work zones are temporary. Actions behind the wheel can last forever.”

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  • RIVER RIDGE SENIOR AWARDS HELD ON MAY 9TH

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    May 14th, 2024

    May 15th, 2024

    HANOVER, IL – Thursday, May 9th was River Ridge Senior Awards Night. It was a fantastic display of scholarship, service, community. American Legion Post 193 presented awards/medals to six students for their integrity and dedication to community. Pictured left to right: Ty Spahn, Cora Ritchie, Issac Rife, Enver Ahmedi, Avery Engle, Dolan Geerts, Valerie Slayton, Adjutant and Jerry Howard, Commander Post 193.

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  • WHY DOES GOD ALLOW SUFFERING? – PART 2

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

    May 15th, 2024

    In last week’s article I wrote about something that is used by many people in our world to push their innate knowledge that God is loving, and that He created everything in this world including oneself. It is easy for some to dismiss what the Bible says everyone knows to be true just because we can’t accept that a loving God allows evil and suffering in our world. In Romans 1:20 we read, For since the creation of the world God’s invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that men are without excuse.  What this tells me is that every human being has internal understanding that God is real and powerful because we can see a magnificent creation that shows us the handiwork of an ingenious creator, who is the God of the Bible.

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  • LENA FIRE DEPARTMENT RECEIVED GIFT IN HONOR OF NATIONAL FIREMEN WEEK

    Written By: Caption Submitted on
    May 14th, 2024

    May 15th, 2024

    LENA, IL – The Lena American Legion Auxiliary recognized the Lena Fire Department with cheese and sausage at their meeting in honor of National Firemen Week. Seen here are Kathy Pignato and Marsha Tessendorf presenting the tray to Fire Chief Brad Strong.

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  • GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN CHURCH

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    May 14th, 2024

    May 15th, 2024

    LENA, IL – All are invited to worship at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 118 East Mason Street, Lena, Illinois. Come and join us on Sunday, May 19th, 2024 for Worship Service at 9:30 a.m. Holy Communion will be celebrated in this service. This week’s gospel reading is from the Gospel John 15:16-27; 16:4b-15. While speaking to his disciples before his death, Jesus refers to the Holy Spirit as “the Helper” and describes the difference the Spirit will make in their lives and in the world.

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  • LENA-WINSLOW SCHOOL STAFF AND LEAMONS EMT’S THANKED BY THE LENA AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY

    Written By: Article Submitted on
    May 14th, 2024

    May 15th, 2024

    LENA, IL – The Lena American Legion Auxiliary thanked the Lena-Winslow School staff and Leamons EMT’s for all they do for the children and the community. Cookies were delivered to them by American Legion Auxiliary members.

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  • CHRONIC AND ACUTE EAR INFECTIONS

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

    May 15th, 2024

    Ear infections are a common problem that can be experienced by people of all ages.  Children are especially prone to suffer from this problem, and it can be quite painful and often creates unrest in parents as they feel helpless when their child is in pain.  Chiropractic care offers an effective option that often helps in both acute and chronic ear infections for those who want to avoid drugs and surgery.

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  • The Galena HUSH Report

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

    Three Times a Lady

    May 15th, 2024

    “Thanks for the times you’ve given me, The memories are all in my mind. You’re once, twice, three times a lady” – Lionel Richie

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  • BLACK HAWK HIGH SCHOOL ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS NIGHT WINNERS

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 14th, 2024

    May 15th, 2024

    SOUTH WAYNE, WI – Black Hawk held its annual scholarship awards night on Wednesday, May 1st, 2024. Sixteen seniors students were awarded with scholarships totaling just over $131,000.

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  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL OF LAFAYETTE COUNTY’S DR. MATTHEW SOLVERSON RECEIVES RWHC RURAL AMBASSADOR AWARD

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 14th, 2024

    May 15th, 2024

    DARLINGTON, WI – On May 9th, Dr. Matthew Solverson was presented with the RWHC Rural Ambassador Award. RWHC has established the Rural Health Ambassador Award to recognize employees at Critical Access Hospitals throughout the entire state of Wisconsin who have gone above the call of duty in promoting their respective organizations and made significant contributions to rural health care in general.

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  • 83RD SESSION OF ALA GIRLS STATE

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 14th, 2024

    May 15th, 2024

    CHARLESTON, IL – Young ladies who are just finishing their junior year in high school.  Want to have a life-changing, memory making week this summer.  The American Legion Auxiliary is hosting the 83rd Session of ALA Girls State in Charleston, Illinois at EIU on June 16th through June 22nd.  Your way would be paid and you would get on a charter bus in Freeport.

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  • EXPERIENCE MINERAL POINT’S TOUR OF HOMES

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 14th, 2024

    May 15th, 2024

    MINERAL POINT, WI – The historic town of Mineral Point is proud to host the Tour of Homes, scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 1st from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This event offers a unique opportunity to step inside some of Mineral Point’s most beautiful and interesting homes.

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  • STANLEY “JAY” SOLOMON EARNS AWARD FOR DEDICATION TO FORESTRY

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 14th, 2024

    May 15th, 2024

    FREEPORT, IL – The Northwest Illinois Forestry Association (NIFA) presented the Forestry Pioneer Award to Stanley “Jay” Solomon, University of Illinois Extension Natural Resources, Environment and Energy Educator at the annual meeting in March. This award recognizes individuals who have been leaders in maintaining the health, growth, and diversity of forests in Northwest Illinois. 

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  • A LETTER ON BEHALF OF WARREN CUSD #205

    Written By: Shawn Teske, Ed. D.  Superintendent on
    May 14th, 2024

    May 15th, 2024

    Hello, Warren Warriors!

    On behalf of Warren CUSD 205, I hope you have had a great school year and enjoy the final days before summer break.

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  • INCI*DENTAL*LY

    Written By: Dr. Stephen Petras, DMD • An Illinois Licensed General Dentist on
    May 14th, 2024

    ROOT CANAL TREATMENT: FACT VS. FICTION

    May 15th, 2024

    Inside your tooth, beneath the enamel and a hard layer called dentin, is soft tissue called the pulp. The pulp contains blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissues. When decay nears the pulp of the tooth it can become inflamed, infected, or abscessed, and die. Trauma from a sports injury, car accidents, and other impact injuries can also crack or fracture teeth and damage or destroy the pulp. Your dentist will typically treat a damaged pulp with a root canal procedure.

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  • NICAA COMING TO  WARREN LIBRARY ON MAY 30TH

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 14th, 2024

    May 15th, 2024

    WARREN, IL – NICAA is returning to the Warren Township Public Library!

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  • POPPY POSTER CONTEST WINNERS CHOSEN BY THE LENA AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 14th, 2024

    May 15th, 2024

    LENA, IL – The Lena American Legion Auxiliary recently held the annual Poppy Poster Contest. All students 4th-12th grade were eligible (including homeschooled students) to participate for a chance to compete at the state level. Mrs. Amendt, Le-Win Elementary School art teacher and Mr. Smith, Le-Win Junior and Senior High Schools art teacher, instructed students at Le-Win. A total of 138 posters were submitted.

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  • BESS THE BOOK BUS

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 14th, 2024

    May 15th, 2024

    WARREN, IL – Bess the Book Bus returns to the Warren Library on Tuesday, May 21st at 4:30 p.m. 

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  • SCHOOL NUTRITION TRAINING  DATES SET FOR AUGUST

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 14th, 2024

    May 15th, 2024

    PEARL CITY, IL – School nutrition professionals play a critical role in the health and well-being of children. They directly impact and influence childhood nutrition through the meals they serve and by encouraging healthy eating habits that can last a lifetime.

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  • COME TO THE MEMORIAL DAY ACTIVITIES IN STOCKTON

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 14th, 2024

    May 15th, 2024

    STOCKTON, IL – The Stockton American Legion would like your help.  Every year the Legion, with the help of volunteers, place flags on the graves of veterans in local cemeteries.  Individuals as well as groups are welcome to be part of this project.  If you would like to participate this year, please meet at Ladies Union Cemetery at 9:00  a.m.  Friday, May 24th.

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  • GALENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS TAKING REGISTRATIONS FOR CHALKFEST COMPETITION

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 14th, 2024

    May 15th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – Galena ChalkFest, a family friendly event, brings all together for a day of artistic fun in the parking lot of the Galena Center for the Arts, 971 Gear Street, Galena. It will held on June 15th from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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  • CORKLESS IN GALENA 2024: A FESTIVAL OF WINE, FOOD, MUSIC, ART AND FUN

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    May 14th, 2024

    May 15th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – Corkless in Galena, Summer of 2024’s exclusive wine event celebrating Illinois’ family and local owned wineries, will be held Saturday, June 22nd from noon until 6:00 p.m. at Depot Park, 91 Bouthillier Street in Galena, Illinois. Spend an afternoon sipping handmade wines of five Illinois wineries. Taste fabulous food from regional food trucks. Listen to world class live music while visiting with local artists showcasing incredible handmade creations. 

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  • CULVER’S OF GALENA SHARE NIGHT ON TUESDAY, MAY 7TH

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    May 14th, 2024

    May 15th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – On May 7th, Culver’s of Galena had their Share Night with Tyler’s Justice Center for Children. Back row, left to right: Kim Hatfield, Kenora Mosley, Tony Yett and Craig Dimmick. Front, left to right: Kristi Diemer, Alegra Koser, Dave Snyders, Penny Groezinger and Dorian Velazquez Perez.

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

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 14th, 2024

    May 15th, 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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  • APRIL NORTHWEST ILLINOIS DAILY DRAWING WINNERS

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    May 14th, 2024

    May 15th, 2024

    NW ILLINOIS – The April winners in the 2023-2024 drawing year for the Northwest Illinois Daily (a cooperative fundraiser).

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  • HIGHLAND RECOGNIZES THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF NANCY FERGUSON SEELEY

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 14th, 2024

    May 15th, 2024

    FREEPORT, IL – Nancy Ferguson Seeley and the Ferguson family of Freeport have a rich history of giving to Highland Community College. The family’s local legacy took root through the Newell Companies and has continued through Nancy’s unwavering commitment to giving back to the community.

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  • LENA AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY’S MISS POPPY 2024 IS LIESL JONES

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    May 14th, 2024

    May 15th, 2024

    LENA, IL – Liesl Jones, Miss Poppy 2024, is being crowned by Brishti Schoonhoven-Hussain, Miss Poppy 2023.  Liesl will be  in the Memorial Day Parade and service representing the Lena American Legion Auxiliary.  She will also be distributing poppies May 24th and 25th in Lena, Illinois.

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  • JCE CO-OP RECEIVES $69.9 MILLION FOR FIBER BUILDOUT

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 14th, 2024

    May 15th, 2024

    ELIZABETH, IL – Buildout of high-speed fiber internet in rural areas of northwestern Illinois has received a boost with the award of $69.9 million in grant funds to JCE Co-op from the state’s Connect Illinois program.

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  • WILLIAMSON

    Written By: Obituary submitted on
    May 8th, 2024

    May 8th, 2024

    DARLINGTON, WI Charlene M. Williamson, age 100 of Darlington, Wisconsin formerly of Apple River, Illinois  passed away with her family by her side on Tuesday, May 7th, 2024 at the Lafayette Manor in Darlington, Wisconsin.

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  • IDOI KICKS OFF ITS SECOND ANNUAL MENTAL HEALTH PARITY AD CAMPAIGN FOR MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 8th, 2024

    May 8th, 2024

    CHICAGO, IL – The Illinois Department of Insurance (IDOI) announced today that its second annual mental health parity ad campaign will again kick off during Mental Health Awareness Month.The radio, digital, and social media ads will run in several markets, including Chicago, Springfield, Rockford, and Peoria to raise awareness about mental health parity.

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  • WOMEN OF COURAGE AND COMMITMENT PRESENTATION

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    May 8th, 2024

    May 8th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – Please join the Women of Courage and Commitment as they present four presidents’ wives, the first female member of the president’s cabinet and the niece of a bachelor president who served as a first lady.

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  • UNLAWFUL USE OF A WEAPON

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 8th, 2024

    May 8th, 2024

    FREEPORT, IL – On April 24th, 2024, Freeport Police Officers arrested 19-year-old Freeport resident, Dahayven Ishmon, on warrants at a residence in the 1200 block of West Logan Street. During a search of the residence pursuant to a search warrant, Officers discovered a loaded semi-automatic pistol with an extended magazine in close proximity to where Ishmon was located.

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  • POST OFFICE ASKS COMMUNITY TO STAMP OUT HUNGER

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 8th, 2024

    May 8th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – On Saturday, May 11th, the National Association of Letter Carriers, United States Postal Service and other partners are asking the communities to Stamp Out Hunger. This has grown into a national effort that provides assistance to the millions of Americans struggling to help put food on the table.

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  • THE FLASH SPORTS REPORT – BOYS TRACK –  MAY 8TH, 2024

    Written By: Our sports writer on
    May 8th, 2024

    LE-WIN BILL GATES JAMBOREE

    MONDAY, APRIL 29TH

    TEAM SCORES: Le-Win 97.93, Galena/East Dubuque/River Ridge 96.87, Morrison 67.94, Sterling Newman 63.92, Fulton 45.94, Winnebago 38.98, Dakota 30.9, Milledgeville/Eastland 24.96, Black Hawk 23.96, Stillman Valley 10, Stockton/Warren 0.99

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  • THE FLASH SPORTS REPORT – GIRLS TRACK –  MAY 8TH, 2024

    Written By: Our sports writer on
    May 8th, 2024

    NUIC CONFERENCE MEET

    FRIDAY, MAY 3RD

    AT RIVER RIDGE

    TEAM SCORES: Fulton 159, Forreston/Polo 93.5, Le-Win/Pearl City 89, Amboy 86.5, Galena/East Dubuque/ River Ridge 58, Dakota 47, Milledgeville/Eastland 46, Pecatonica/Durand 41, West Carroll 39, Stockton/Warren 9, Ashton-Franklin Center 4

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  • THE FLASH SPORTS REPORT – SOCCER –  MAY 8TH, 2024

    Written By: Our sports writer on
    May 8th, 2024

    Galena/East Dubuque vs Prairie Du Chien/River Ridge/Seneca

    0-3 Loss

    The Pirates gave it their all but came up short. Ava Engle stood out with solid goalkeeping and Chloe Petigout had several good runs on the opposing half. Captains Mikayla Knautz and Julia Holland led the team effort in physical plays on defense and offense.

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  • THE FLASH SPORTS REPORT – SOFTBALL –  MAY 8TH, 2024

    Written By: Our sports writer on
    May 8th, 2024

    THURSDAY, APRIL 25TH

    SCALES MOUND/RIVER RIDGE  10 

    WEST CARROLL  4

    WC       0  0  2   0  0  0   2     4    6  2
    SMRR  0  1  5   3  1  0   X    10  9  2

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  • THE FLASH SPORTS REPORT – BASEBALL –  MAY 8TH, 2024

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    May 8th, 2024

    SATURDAY, APRIL 27TH

    RIVER RIDGE/SCALES MOUND  10   

    PECATONICA/DURAND  6

    RRSM  0  0  2   1  3  3   1    10  8  4
    PD       1  0  1   0  2  2   0     6  6  2

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  • ILLINOIS STATE FIRE MARSHAL AWARDS  $4 MILLION IN GRANTS TO ILLINOIS FIRE DEPARTMENTS AND EMS PROVIDERS

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 8th, 2024

    May 8th, 2024

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM) announced the recipients of the 2024 Small Equipment Grant Program. A total of $4 million was awarded to 165 fire departments/districts and EMS providers across the state. The program was established to provide grants of up to $26,000 each for the purchase of small firefighting and ambulance equipment.

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  • FOUR RIVER RIDGE SENIORS CONTINUING THEIR ATHLETICS IN COLLEGE

    Written By: Caption Submitted on
    May 8th, 2024

    May 8th, 2024

    HANOVER, IL – The four seniors that will be continuing their  athletics in college are: Addison Albrecht – UW Platteville –  Volleyball, Amie Richmond – Madison Tech – Softball, Evie Walters – St. Ambrose – Softball and Gwen Miller – UW Stevens Point – Track.

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  • ILLINOIS STATE POLICE CELEBRATES LAW ENFORCEMENT APPRECIATION MONTH 2024

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 8th, 2024

    May 8th, 2024

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – Throughout the month of May, Governor Pritzker, the Illinois State Police (ISP), and law enforcement agencies across the state will celebrate Law Enforcement Appreciation Month in Illinois. ​

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  • GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN CHURCH

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 8th, 2024

    May 8th, 2024

    LENA, IL – All are invited to worship at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 118 East Mason Street, Lena, Illinois. Come and join us on Sunday, May 12th, 2024 for Worship Service at 9:30 a.m. Holy Communion will be celebrated in this service. This week’s gospel reading is from the Gospel John 17:6-19.In this reading the church hears Jesus’ words on the night before his death—his prayer for his disciples and for all who would believe in him through their words.

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  • GALENA AMERICAN LEGION POST 193 HONORS THREE MIDWEST MEDICAL CENTER STAFF FOR “OUTSTANDING PUBLIC SERVICE BENEFITING OUR COMMUNITY, STATE AND NATION”

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 8th, 2024

    May 8th, 2024

    GALENA, IL- On May 1st, three members of The American Legion, Fickbohm-Hissem Post 193 – Jerry Howard, Post 193 Commander; Dale Wohlers, Jo Daviess County Chaplain; and David Glasgow, Post 193 Chaplain, presented certificates recognizing Midwest Medical Center staff for “Outstanding Public Service Benefiting our Community, State and Nation.”

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  • This ‘N  That from the Stockton Heritage Museum

    Written By: ANN COPPERNOLL on
    May 8th, 2024

    May 8th, 2024

    Lovely May flowers are here, as well as a few leftover April showers. And Mother’s Day is also coming up.  We give thanks for all the mothers, however that role looks to you, who love us, dust us off and cheer us on.

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  • UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS EXTENSION NUTRITION AND WELLNESS PROGRAMS

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 8th, 2024

    May 8th, 2024

    ELIZABETH, IL – University of Illinois Extension Nutrition and Wellness Educator Diane Reinhold has a variety of programs she is offering over the course of the next couple of months at the Jo Daviess County Extension Office, 204 North Vine Street, Elizabeth, Illinois. Pre-registration is required for all of these programs. To register or for more information visit us online at go.illinois.edu/jsw or call the Extension Office at 815-858-2273.

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  • LENA SONS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION RAFFLE

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    May 8th, 2024

    May 8th, 2024

    LENA, IL – It is that time of year again. The Lena Sons of the American Legion have tickets available for their annual calendar raffle.

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  • STEPHENSON COUNTY ASSOCIATION FOR HOME AND COMMUNITY EDUCATION FAIR PROGRAM

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    May 8th, 2024

    May 8th, 2024

    FREEPORT, IL – The Stephenson County Association for Home and Community Education sponsored a program on The History of the Stephenson County Fair on Saturday, April 20th, 2024, at the Farm Bureau.

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  • DCEO CELEBRATES ASIAN AMERICAN & PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE MONTH

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 8th, 2024

    May 8th, 2024

    CHICAGO, IL – The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) launched its Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month celebrations. Throughout the month of May, DCEO will be spotlighting AAPI-owned businesses, hosting a series of business resource events and elevating community events. Additional information about resources and events can be found on DCEO’s AAPI Heritage Month landing page.

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  • GCAA SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 8th, 2024

    May 8th, 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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  • DC RISE REAL ESTATE DONATED TO EARTH DAY PROGRAMS AT LOCAL SCHOOLS

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 8th, 2024

    May 8th, 2024

    GALENA, IL - DC Rise Real Estate would like to thank all the local schools and teachers for letting them be a part of their Earth Day Projects. Rise Real Estate and our agents, Sara Robbe, Michelle Bass, Eric Anderson, and Courtney Martins provided each student with a water bottle and $100 towards the class/school Earth Day projects in Galena, Juda, Wisconsin, Lena, River Ridge, Scales Mound, Shullsburg, Wisconsin, South Wayne, Wisconsin and Warren.

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  • HAVE YOU TURNED IN YOUR VOLUNTARY SUBSCRIPTION?

    Written By: Mark Mahoney on
    May 8th, 2024

    May 8th, 2024

    WARREN, IL – Have you seen our ads and posts for voluntary subscriptions? If you haven’t, I would like to touch on the reasoning and necessity of us asking for voluntary subscriptions. 

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  • CARL’S MAY BLAST!

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 8th, 2024

    May 8th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – May Day Reunion…54 years ago, my oldest daughter, Cathy, enrolled at the Galena High School as a Freshman. She spent four years doing what high school girls do. Then, off she went. Well, after about forty years she decided to move back home. We’re happy to have her back. But, I really think she moved back so she could be on her fiftieth high school reunion committee. You know how high school girls are! I’ve rarely seen that much planning and energy go into an event. I’m sure it will be a great party and it’s certainly a unique way to celebrate “May Day!”

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  • The Galena HUSH Report

    Written By: John Huschik • jhush-flash@lycos.com on
    May 8th, 2024

    Outsiders Know Best

    May 8th, 2024

    It continues to amaze me just how well out-of-town developers know what’s best for the residents of Galena. I mean, how can we ever thank them? What would we do if they decided not to come to town and propose their projects and make their profits?

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  • INCI*DENTAL*LY

    Written By: Dr. Stephen Petras, DMD • An Illinois Licensed General Dentist on
    May 8th, 2024

    THE BENEFITS OF EARLY ORTHODONTIC EVALUATION AND INTERVENTION

    May 8th, 2024

    Malocclusion is the term used to describe teeth that do not come together and fit properly or bite in the correct position. The recommendation that your child receive an orthodontic evaluation by age seven was established as an effective way to prevent or minimize orthodontic developmental issues. 

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  • ELIZABETH COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE ON MAY 13TH

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 8th, 2024

    May 8th, 2024

    ELIZABETH, IL – This event is co-sponsored by Knights of Columbus #10212 and St. Paul Lutheran Church.  It will be held at the Elizabeth Community Building 402 North West Street in Elizabeth, Illinois.

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  • NASA LAUNCHES ‘OUT OF THIS WORLD’ PARTNERSHIP WITH U.S. AG

    Written By: HANNAH SPANGLER • FARMWEEK on
    May 8th, 2024

    May 8th, 2024

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – Working with NASA might seem out of this world, but a new program aims to show the public that NASA is in agriculture on Earth, not just in space.

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  • Around The Northern Hills

    Written By: Annette Eggers on
    May 8th, 2024

    Jo Daviess County Farm Bureau

    May 8th, 2024

    There are only a few more days to vote for YOUR favorite burger!

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  • RIVER RIDGE FFA CHAPTER HOSTED ELEMENTARY AG DAY

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 8th, 2024

    May 8th, 2024

    HANOVER, IL – The River Ridge FFA Chapter hosted its annual Elementary Ag Day on Monday, April 29th.  FFA members led the elementary classes through five different stations where the students learned about different aspects of the agriculture field. 

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  • BAKE AND RUMMAGE SALE FUNDRAISER

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 8th, 2024

    May 8th, 2024

    DICKEYVILLE, WI – Bake and Rummage Sale Fundraiser sponsored by Holy Ghost Court #228 of the 1891 Financial Life, formerly National Catholic Society of Foresters, to be held Friday through Monday, May 24th-27th, hours 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Holy Ghost Church basement, Dickeyville.  Funds raised will be matched through the “Hearts and Hands” program up by 1891 financial Life up to $1500. All funds raised to be given to The Friends of the Dickeyville Grotto, Inc. for their maintenance and upkeep of the Grotto.

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  • WHY DOES GOD ALLOW SUFFERING? 

    Written By: Scott Cernek, pastor of Peace Church in Browntown, Wisconsin on
    May 8th, 2024

    May 8th, 2024

    I’ll admit sometimes my heart just breaks when I think about all the suffering that has gone in the world and the suffering that is taking place today. I look at everything going on out there from wars, famine, disasters, plagues, terrorists, to even something like children going to bed each night scared and even terrified by what they may have experienced from someone they once trusted and not knowing if and when it will happen again.

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  • SINGLE VEHICLE ACCIDENT

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 8th, 2024

    May 8th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – On May 4th, 2024 at approximately 3:58 p.m., Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to Blackhawk Trace in the area of Sorrel Ct., for a single vehicle accident with injuries.

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  • CONSTRUCTION SEASON: WHEN AND WHY YOU NEED PERMIT

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 8th, 2024

    May 8th, 2024

    JO DAVIESS COUNTY, IL – Warmer weather is here and you may be considering starting a home repair or residential construction project. Did you know that repairing deck railings requires a permit? Finally finishing the basement? Yes, that needs a permit too.

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  • CONGRATULATIONS STOCKTON  LITTLE BLACKHAWKS OF THE WEEK

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    May 8th, 2024

    May 8th, 2024

    STOCKTON, IL – Our Little Blackhawks for the week. Students were recognized for great things and continuing to follow the Blackhawk Way. Congratulations, everyone!

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  • AMERICAN LEGION POST 193, GALENA, DISTRIBUTED PATRIOTIC COMIC BOOKS

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 8th, 2024

    May 8th, 2024

    SCALES MOUND, IL – The American Legion Post 193, Galena, distributed Patriotic Comic Books to students at Scales Mound Middle School on April 12th, 2024.  Shown in the picture are students who received books about our Flag, our History and Pledge of Allegiance.  In the back row are Legionnaires Dale Knipshield, Dale Wohlers and Ricky Thommen (David Glasgow also participated).

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  • REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE MEETING NOTICE – REGION 1

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 8th, 2024

    May 8th, 2024

    OTTAWA, IL – The next Human Services Transportation Plan (HSTP) Regional Transportation Committee meeting for Region 1 (Boone, Carroll, Jo Daviess, Stephenson, and Winnebago Counties) will be held on Thursday, May 23rd, 2024 – 10:00 a.m. at Rockford Region 1 Planning Council – 127 North Wyman Street, Suite 100, Rockford Illinois 61101. 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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  • GREEN COUNTY SMALL BUSINESS SERIES ENDS WITH BUSINESS PITCH CONTEST

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 8th, 2024

    May 8th, 2024

    MONROE, WI – For the second year, Green County Development Corporation (GCDC) and The Bank of New Glarus hosted the Small Business Series and Pitch Contest, a training program for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. The event culminated with participants ‘pitching’ their business idea to a group of judges for a chance to win a cash prize. 

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  • VILLAGE OF WARREN

    Written By: Board minutes submitted on
    May 8th, 2024

    Regular Board of Trustees Meeting • Monday, April 15th, 2024 • 7:00 p.m.

    Published May 8th, 2024

    The regular board meeting was held on April 15th, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. at the Warren Village Hall.

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  • MUSIC ON MAIN  TO BE HELD JUNE 14TH, JULY 14TH AND AUGUST 16TH

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 8th, 2024

    May 8th, 2024

    DUBUQUE, IA – Music on Main is a free, outdoor live music event. The shows are held under the Town Clock in Dubuque, Iowa on a Friday night in June, July, and August. It’s been around for decades. In its heyday, 3k+ attended. We struggle to pull 2k these days. We’re not alone, Main Street and community organizations across the country are redefining their events and looking for new ways to draw a crowd. We wouldn’t be able to do it without our sponsors: Cottingham and Butler, US Bank, Tricor Insurance, MidWestOne Bank, and ImOn Communications.

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  • GALENA LIONS CLUB DONATION TO GALENA ARC

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 8th, 2024

    May 8th, 2024

    GALENA, IL  – The Galena Lions Club recently donated $3,500 to the Galena ARC for the supplies and transportation needed for the After School Art Club for students in grades 5th-8th.

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  • HOW TO DEHYDRATE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES FOR MAXIMUM FLAVOR

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 8th, 2024

    May 8th, 2024

    ELIZABETH, IL – Dehydrating food is one of the oldest food preservation methods around. However, safely dehydrating is critical to enjoying dried goods months after harvesting. Whether you want to lighten the weight of your favorite foods for camping and backpacking or preserve fruits and vegetables for later use, drying is an easy and safe option.

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  • PRETZEL CITY WINEFEST OFFERS AN AFTERNOON OF SHOPPING FUN MAY 11TH

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 8th, 2024

    May 8th, 2024

    FREEPORT, IL – The Greater Freeport Partnership will host Pretzel City Winefest Saturday, May 11th from noon to 4:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online for $25.00 at greaterfreeport.com/events, the Pretzel City Winefest Facebook page, or on the day of the event.

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  • MUSIC ON PEARL PRESENTS JOHNSMITH AND DAN SEBRANEK

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 8th, 2024

    May 8th, 2024

    STOCKTON, IL – Join us on Saturday, June 1st from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. for an afternoon concert presented by Music on Pearl. The concert features the singer/songwriter/story teller duo of Johnsmith and Dan Sebranek. With their original blend of folk and roots music, we are in for a wonderful afternoon of music and stories. The concert is sponsored by Main St. Realty and Apple River State Bank/First Community Bank of Galena.

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  • GALENA CULVER’S SHARE NIGHTS FROM APRIL 30TH AND MAY 1ST

    Written By: Captions Submitted on
    May 8th, 2024

    May 8th, 2024

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

    Written By: Paul Connor on
    May 8th, 2024

    May 8th, 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
    May 8th, 2024

    Northwest Illinois Values on Full Display and Represented at the State Capitol

    www.SenatorChesney.com

    May 8th, 2024

    As your Senator of the 45th District, I am privileged to be the legislative voice of about 220,000 citizens in Northwest Illinois. I gauge opinions and priorities by reaching out to the public through mailed surveys, town hall meetings, telephone town hall events, conversations at coffee shops and other places where people gather, or by simply stopping by your door for a quick chat.

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  • ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH EVENTS

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 8th, 2024

    May 8th, 2024

    PEARL CITY, IL - St. John’s Lutheran Church, Pearl City, will celebrate the seventh Sunday of Easter on Sunday, May 12th. Join us on Facebook if you can’t be here in person.

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  • RIVER RIDGE FFA HELD THEIR ANNUAL PLANT SALE

    Written By: Michelle Bartch on
    May 8th, 2024

    May 8th, 2024

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  • DRY CREEK BEEKEEPING OFFERS A SWEET SPOT TO “BEE” IN JDC

    Written By: Michelle Bartch on
    May 8th, 2024

    May 8th, 2024

    ELIZABETH, IL – Over the past weekend I had the pleasure of meeting with Chase Dittmar, owner of Dry Creek Beekeeping. Chase has been involved in 4-H for many years and has taken what he has learned to a next level.

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  • JUNIE B. JONES, THE MUSICAL AT TIMBER LAKE PLAYHOUSE

    Written By: Caption Submitted on
    May 8th, 2024

    May 8th, 2024

    MT. CARROLL, IL – The cast of Timber Lake Playhouse’s Junie B. Jones, The Musical rehearses a number from the show. Junie B. Jones, The Musical runs May 7th through May 11th at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at the Playhouse. Cast from left to right: Nadia Raw-lins, Michael Robert Krebs, Tori Tiernan, Zeb Fulcher, Mikayla Cohen and Caden Lohr.

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  • PIRATE COMPETITOR OF THE WEEK: SAWYER HACKNEY, MS BOYS TRACK

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 8th, 2024

    May 8th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – Sawyer won the 110m hurdles with a time of 19.62 seconds and also won the long jump with a jump of 16.25 feet at the Lena invite.  Coach Kyle Knight said, “Sawyer does a great job of practicing hard at the hurdles and his jumping has improved a ton this year.”

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  • RAAB

    Written By: Obituary submitted on
    May 8th, 2024

    May 8th, 2024

    STOCKTON, IL – Brian “Buzz” Raab, 68, of Stockton, Illinois passed away Tuesday, May 7th, 2024 at UW Madison Hospital. He was born in Freeport, Illinois on May 27th, 1955 to the late Wayne and Hazel (Bonnell) Raab.

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  • BROWN

    Written By: Obituary submitted on
    May 3rd, 2024

    May 3rd, 2024

    LENA, IL – Donald F. Brown, age 82 of Lena, Illinois, passed away May 2nd, 2024 at the Lena Living Center after two years of declining health.

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  • EMANUELSON

    Written By: Obituary submitted on
    May 2nd, 2024

    May 2nd, 2024

    STOCKTON, IL – Emma Grace Emanuelson, age 13, of Stockton, Illinois passed away unexpectedly at her home surrounded by her family, on April 30th, 2024. 

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  • CAREERSPARK STEAM EXPO SHINES SPOTLIGHT ON STEAM CAREERS

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 1st, 2024

    May 1st, 2024

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – Governor J.B. Pritzker had proclaimed the month of April as Innovation and Technology Month in Illinois. To celebrate this, the Illinois Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT) co-hosted the first CareerSpark STEAM Expo in Springfield. This hands-on, interactive work and career readiness experience for 8th grade students, inspired more than 700 students from nine school districts representing Central Illinois to explore exciting careers in the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) fields.

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  • MEMORIAL DAY PROGRAM  IN CEDARVILLE

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 1st, 2024

    May 1st, 2024

    CEDARVILLE, IL – There will be a Memorial Day Parade held on Monday, May 27th, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. at Mill Street and Second Street. There will be a ceremony afterwards at the Cedarville Cemetery at 10:30 a.m.

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  • STEPHENSON COUNTY 4-H YOUTHS HONORED FOR LEADERSHIP AND PROJECT MASTERY ACHIEVEMENTS

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 1st, 2024

    May 1st, 2024

    FREEPORT, IL – Stephenson County 4-H has two youths who are being recognized for their outstanding achievements in leadership and project mastery at the state level. These achievements come from exploring pathways in 4-H that help the youths pursue a career they are passionate about.

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  • THE 2024 GRANT PILGRIMAGE HELD ON APRIL 27TH IN GALENA

    Written By: Captions Submitted on
    May 1st, 2024

    May 1st, 2024

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  • GALENA LIONS CLUB DONATED  $1,000 TO TYLER’S JUSTICE CENTER

    Written By: Caption Submitted on
    May 1st, 2024

    May 1st, 2024

    GALENA, IL – In honor of April being Sexual Assault Awareness and Child Abuse Prevention month,  Alegra Koser spoke at a meeting of the Galena Lions Club at the Log Cabin on April 11th. Koser, a Galena native,  retired from the Stevenson County Sheriff’s Department as an Investigative Detective and is currently the Executive Director and a Forensic Interviewer at Tyler’s Justice Center for Children. A 501c3, Tyler’s depends on donations and grants for all of its needs. The Galena Lions Club donated $1000 to Tyler’s Justice Center last month for supplies. Koser thanked the club for the years of support.  Donations from the club are made possible by the ever-popular fundraiser Galena Oktoberfest. For more information, go to  tylersjusticecenter.org or galenalions.org.

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  • MIXING OUR TRADITION WITH THE REALIZATION OF TODAY!

    Written By: Mark Mahoney on
    May 1st, 2024

    May 1st, 2024

    WARREN, IL – Have you seen our ads and posts for voluntary subscriptions? If you haven’t, I would like to touch on the reasoning and necessity of us asking for voluntary subscriptions. 

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  • HONEY FOR HEROES DONATION TO VETERAN FREEDOM CENTER

    Written By: Caption Submitted on
    May 1st, 2024

    May 1st, 2024

    HANOVER, IL – Honey for Heroes presents a $300.00 check to Veteran Freedom Center of Dubuque, Iowa. Honey for Heroes is a program run by Earl and Valerie Slayton of Hanover, Illinois.  Fifty percent of proceeds go to supporting Veteran and EMS causes. Pictured are Jim Wagner founder of The Veteran Freedom Center, Valerie Slayton of Honey for Heroes and Barry Brillhart of The Veterans Freedom Center.

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  • SENATOR ANDREW CHESNEY LAUNCHES 2024 SUMMER READING PROGRAM

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 1st, 2024

    May 1st, 2024

    FREEPORT, IL – To keep young minds active during the summer break from school, Senator Andrew Chesney (R-Freeport) is offering first through sixth grade students from the 45th District an opportunity to participate in his summer reading program.

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  • SOS+ MAY 9TH PROGRAM  LARRY LYONS PRESENTS THE HISTORY OF LYON’S WELL DRILLING & RESCUE DOGS

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 1st, 2024

    May 1st, 2024

    STOCKTON, IL – Larry Lyons of Stockton will be here on May 9th, 2024 to share the history of his family business “Lyons Well Drilling” with the seniors along with Larry’s ventures of flying all over the US to rescue dogs from natural disasters. SOS+ (Senior Out Reach of Stockton + Surrounding Areas)  invite all seniors of the area to come and enjoy a day of fellowship and learning of the Lyons Legacy.  The program will begin at 2:00 p.m. in Calvary Church of Stockton’s Fellowship Hall. 

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  • LENA LIBRARY RECEIVED BOOKS FROM LENA AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY

    Written By: Caption Submitted on
    May 1st, 2024

    May 1st, 2024

    LENA, IL – The Lena American Legion Auxiliary presented two books to the Lena Library in honor of Gold Star Mothers. The books were: a children’s book is titled “The Gold Star  Tradition” and the other one is titled “The Stars and Stripes.” Seen here is Brittany Gaulrapp of the library and Dawn Spinhirne of the American Legion Auxiliary.

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  • The Galena HUSH Report

    Written By: John Huschik • jhush-flash@lycos.com on
    May 1st, 2024

    Location, Location, Location

    May 1st, 2024

    Right now there exists in Galena, a large group of determined residents that are planning to build some pickleball courts. Make no mistake, this group, and I know many of them personally, will make this happen. And the HUSH Report is willing to make book on this group making this a reality. In fact, we here at the HUSH Report are aware that the Why, When, and How are already pretty much a done deal. That’s how determined these folks are. The only detail left to decide is the Where. That is what has us shaking our HUSH Report head. The Where should be the easiest part of the pickleball equation. It has to be located in Galena’s Recreation Park…historic Rec Park.

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  • INCI*DENTAL*LY

    Written By: Dr. Stephen Petras, DMD • An Illinois Licensed General Dentist on
    May 1st, 2024

    DENTAL TRIVIA

    May 1st, 2024

    If you or your children enjoy trivia, the following information may surprise and/or amuse you.

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  • THOMASSON APPOINTED ACTING MAYOR OF ELIZABETH, ILLINOIS

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 1st, 2024

    May 1st, 2024

    ELIZABETH, IL – On April 17th, 2024, the village board of Elizabeth voted unanimously to appoint village trustee Jason Thomasson as Acting Mayor. The position was open because former mayor Michael Dittmar resigned to accept a Jo Daviess County board seat.

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  • URBAN FARM HELPS STUDENTS WITH AUTISM

    Written By: HANNAH SPANGLER, FARMWEEK on
    May 1st, 2024

    May 1st, 2024

    CHICAGO, IL – Students with autism and other related challenges are gaining essential life skills while learning lessons in urban agriculture.

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  • UW-EXTENSION GREEN COUNTY WELCOMES TWO ADDITIONAL REGIONAL AGRICULTURE EDUCATORS

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 1st, 2024

    May 1st, 2024

    MONROE, WI – UW-Extension Green County is pleased to announced Jordyn Sattler has been hired as the Regional Crops and Soils Educator and Kimberly Kester has been hired as the Regional Livestock Educator, for the counties of Grant, Green, Iowa and Lafayette Counties. 

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  • RIVER RIDGE FFA PLACES 8TH IN STATE

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 1st, 2024

    May 1st, 2024

    CHAMPAIGN, IL – A five-member team from the River Ridge FFA Chapter traveled to Champaign to compete in the State Poultry Career Development at the University of Illinois U-C on April 19th.  Teams from 56 different schools competed at this year’s event which had nine different sections for the competitors to test their poultry knowledge in.  Junior Izzy Haring (Chapter Vice President) led the team to a top-ten finish when the team came in at 8th place.  Other team members were Avery Engle, Nick Cobine, Ian Wachter and Lucas Holland.

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  • Around The Northern Hills

    Written By: Annette Eggers on
    May 1st, 2024

    Jo Daviess County Farm Bureau  

    May 1st, 2024

    This spring’s Quest for Jo Daviess County’s best burger is entering a new phase this week.

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  • UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS EXTENSION MASTER GARDENER VOLUNTEER HELP DESK

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 1st, 2024

    May 1st, 2024

    ELIZABETH, IL – It is that time of year again where gardeners are itching to begin planting and growing produce and flowers. Whether you are a beginning gardener, or you have years of experience under your belt, some questions may arise throughout the gardening season. If you do have questions don’t worry the Jo Daviess County Master Gardeners are here to help you!

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  • STOCKTON PARK DISTRICT BOARD MEETING

    Written By: Park Board Minutes Submitted on
    May 1st, 2024

    STOCKTON PARK HOUSE   • MARCH 20TH, 2024  •  REGULAR BOARD MEETING MINUTES • 6:30 P.M.

    Published May 1st, 2024

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

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  • VILLAGE OF WARREN

    Written By: Board minutes submitted on
    May 1st, 2024

    Regular Board of Trustees Meeting • Monday, March 25th, 2024 • 7:00 p.m.                  

    Published May 1st, 2024

    The regular board meeting was held on March 25th, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. at the Warren Village Hall.

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  • THE “MORNING” AFTER

    Written By: School Board Minutes on
    May 1st, 2024

    RIVER RIDGE COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT

    #210 BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING • MONDAY, APRIL 16TH, 2023 

    Published May 1st, 2024

    Monday, April 15th, 2024 President Finn called the E-Learning Hearing of the River Ridge Community Unit School District #210 Board of Education to order at 5:45 p.m. Board Members Amy Finn, G. Allen Crist, Brian Engle, Michael Kuzniar, Barb Schaible and Lisa Walters answered roll call.  President Finn announced a quorum was established. Diane Haring was absent.  Also present:  Superintendent Colleen Fox, Principal Laura Kuzniar, Principal Mike Foltz and an RREA representative.

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  • EMPOWERED TO MAKE A CHANGE: AN INTRODUCTION TO WEIGHT MANAGEMENT

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 1st, 2024

    May 1st, 2024

    ELIZABETH, IL – You may find it challenging to maintain a healthy body weight if you are like many. Roughly 69 percent of American adults are considered either overweight or obese. So, why do so many struggle with maintaining a healthy body weight?

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  • UPCOMING FREEPORT RIBBON CUTTINGS AND EVENTS

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 1st, 2024

    May 1st, 2024

    FREEPORT, IL – The Greater Freeport Partnership is excited to announce the opening and relocation of businesses in Freeport and many other upcoming events.  All are invited to celebrate the businesses and join in the events.

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  • GALENA FOUNDATION PLANS FOR 16TH ANNUAL CONCERT AT TURNER HALL ON JUNE 15TH

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 1st, 2024

    May 1st, 2024

    GALENA, IL – What started as a picnic in the park is now celebrating a milestone. The Galena Foundation planning committee is busy making final preparations for the 16th Annual Galena Foundation Concert featuring Hunter Fuerste and His American Vintage Orchestra. The concert is slated for Saturday, June 15th at 6:00 p.m. at Galena’s historic Turner Hall, 115 South Bench Street.

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  • MAY EVENTS AT TIMBER LAKE PLAYHOUSE – KENTUCKY DERBY PARTY, BOURBON TASTING EVENT AND  PRODUCTION OF JUNIE B. JONES

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 1st, 2024

    May 1st, 2024

    MT. CARROLL, IL – Timber Lake Playhouse (TLP), the premier professional summer theatre of northwest Illinois, is hosting a busy May for area patrons.

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  • GALENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS PRESENTS RADIO COMEDY BASED ON OSCAR WILDE’S CLASSIC, LADY WINDERMERE’S FAN

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 1st, 2024

    May 1st, 2024

    GALENA, IL – The Galena Center for the Arts will present their spring radio comedy “Lady Windermere’s Fan,” based on the play by Oscar Wilde. The Radio Play, as presented by the “WGCA Players,” brings back the era when families would gather around their radios on Saturday nights, to listen to and imagine the scenes of the latest comedy or suspense drama.

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  • AMERICAN LEGION POST 193, GALENA, DISTRIBUTED PATRIOTIC COMIC BOOKS

    Written By: Caption Submitted on
    May 1st, 2024

    May 1st, 2024

    GALENA, IL – The American Legion Post 193, Galena, distributed patriotic comic books to Galena Middle School students on April 19th, 2024.  The students received books about the American Flag, Pledge of Allegiance, our history and Bullying Prevention.  This photo shows students receiving their comic books from Dale Wohlers and Jerry Howard.  Also, Legionnaires David Glasgow, Ricky Thommen and Art Ricker participated in the program.

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  • MEMORIAL DAY BREAKFAST AT LENA AMERICAN LEGION HOME

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 1st, 2024

    May 1st, 2024

    LENA, IL – A breakfast is being held on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27th, 2024 at the Lena American Legion Home, 316 West Main Street, Lena, Illinois, sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary.

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

    Written By: Paul Connor on
    May 1st, 2024

    May 1st, 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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  • TRAFFIC CRASH WITH INJURIES

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 1st, 2024

    May 1st, 2024

    SCALES MOUND, IL – On April 22nd, 2024 at 4:29 p.m., the Jo Daviess County dispatch center received a 9-1-1 report of a single vehicle traffic crash with injuries on North Culvert Road approximately ¼ mile north of West Culvert Road, rural Scales Mound, Illinois.

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  • Edward Jones Financial Advisor,  Ashlie Stoddard

    Written By: Ashlie Stoddard on
    May 1st, 2024

    YOUNGER WORKERS MUST BALANCE FINANCIAL PRIORITIES

    May 1st, 2024

    If you’re a younger worker, you’ve got tremendous personal and professional opportunities ahead of you. But you will need to make some key decisions — especially about your financial priorities.

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  • A TRIP TO THE OZARKS

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

    May 1st, 2024

    Things sure greened up this week with the rain and warmer temps. This is the time of year, if it keeps raining, where one will have to mow lawn every four or five days just to keep up because the grass is growing so fast and thick. I already mowed mine a couple times.

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  • CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF A HUNTING, FISHING, BOATING, BIRDING PARADISE IN OUR OWN BACKYARD

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 1st, 2024

    May 1st, 2024

    GALENA, IL – The Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF) invites you to a free program on the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge, celebrating 100 years. The event will take place on Friday, May 10th at the Galena Territory social hall, 2000 Territory Drive, Galena. There will be complimentary Potosi beer and popcorn while supplies last. Wildfowl displays from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Program at 7:00 p.m.

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  • PIRATE COMPETITOR OF THE WEEK:  JOEY HELLER, VARSITY BASEBALL

    Written By: Article submitted on
    May 1st, 2024

    May 1st, 2024

    GALENA, IL – Joey had a strong pitching outing against Warren/Stockton going seven innings and allowing two hits and six strikeouts to earn the win in a big conference game 5-0. In the first game against Warren/Stockton Joey came in to get the save in a 3-2 victory.  Coach Ty Hartman said, “Joey had his best start of the season for us in a big game against Warren/Stockton. Joey has continued to work hard on the mound and has gotten better with each start.”

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  • BINNS

    Written By: Obituary submitted on
    May 1st, 2024

    May 1st, 2024

    ROCKFORD, IL – Michael T. Binns was born February 25th, 1960 at the Savanna, Illinois Hospital. He passed away December 25, 2023 at Rockford St. Anthony’s Hospital.

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  • KEPNER

    Written By: Obituary submitted on
    April 26th, 2024

    April 26th, 2024

    LENA, IL – Vivian Ruth Kepner passed away April 24th, 2024 at her home on the family farm where she has lived for over 75 years. She was 99 years old, born July 1924 in Jackson County, Wisconsin.

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  • 2024 ELECTION JUDGE RECRUITMENT IN JO DAVIESS COUNTY

    Written By: Article submitted on
    April 24th, 2024

    April 24th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – Angela Kaiser, the Jo Daviess County Clerk and Chief Election Authority for the County, is looking for people who are interested in serving as Election Judges. Election Judges are responsible for the proper and lawful conduct of the election in the polling place. Election Judges help ensure that every person qualified to vote is permitted to vote and that every person permitted to vote is qualified to vote.

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  • U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE REQUESTS ILLINOIS STATE POLICE ASSISTANCE IN TRAINING WEST AFRICAN LAW ENFORCEMENT

    Written By: Article submitted on
    April 24th, 2024

    April 24th, 2024

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – At the request of the U.S. Department of State Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), four Illinois State Police (ISP) personnel recently deployed to the West Africa Regional Training Center in Accra, Ghana to provide Domestic and Gender Based Violence (DGBV) investigation training. ​ The training is part of the International Law Enforcement Academy Program. ​ Domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking are major concerns throughout the world and multiple African countries selected domestic violence and gender-based violence as a top priority for training. ​ ISP is an experienced investigative agency that has specialized training to address DGBV investigations. ​ ​

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  • TREES FOREVER WELCOMES NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

    Written By: Article submitted on
    April 24th, 2024

    April 24th, 2024

    MARION, IA – Trees Forever announced the appointment of Michelle Beisker as Chief Executive Officer, following an extensive search. Beisker succeeds Interim CEO Debra Powers, who will remain with Trees Forever to help with the transition.

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  • LAWMAKERS, CANNABIS INDUSTRY CALLS FOR BAN ON ‘DELTA-8’ AND OTHER PSYCHOACTIVE HEMP PRODUCTS

    Written By: HANNAH MEISEL • CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS • HMEISEL@CAPITOLNEWSILLINOIS.COM on
    April 24th, 2024

    April 24th, 2024

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – Illinois’ largest cannabis business association is pushing to ban the sale of delta-8 THC, an increasingly popular psychoactive substance that’s popped up in corner stores across the country in recent years.

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  • IDOA SCHEDULES CLEAN SWEEP COLLECTION IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS

    Written By: Article submitted on
    April 24th, 2024

    April 24th, 2024

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – Residents of 11 Illinois counties can dispose of unwanted agrichemicals for free this year through the Illinois Department of Agriculture’s (IDOA) agricultural pesticide “Clean Sweep” program.

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  • GOOD SHEPHERD  LUTHERAN CHURCH

    Written By: Article submitted on
    April 24th, 2024

    April 24th, 2024

    LENA, IL – All are invited to worship at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 118 East Mason Street, Lena, Illinois. Come and join us on Sunday, April 28th, 2024 for worship. The Gospel will be from John 15:1-8. On the night of his arrest, Jesus taught his disciples about the relationship they would have with him. Those who abide in his word and love, bear fruit, for apart from him, they can do nothing.

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  • EARLY SPRING WEATHER AND PALM SUNDAY

    Written By: Scott Cernek, pastor of Peace Church in Browntown, Wisconsin on
    April 24th, 2024

    April 24th, 2024

    Last month the calendar said that spring had arrived.  Indeed, the calendar on the wall and the weather outside do not seem to be in sync as of yet.  Just about the time spring supposedly got here we were blessed with nearly a foot of fresh snow.

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  • ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH EVENTS

    Written By: Article submitted on
    April 24th, 2024

    April 24th, 2024

    PEARL CITY, IL - St. John’s Lutheran Church, Pearl City, will celebrate the fifth Sunday of Easter on Sunday, April 28th.  We will be celebrating Rogation Sunday that day as well. Join us on Facebook if you can’t be here in person!

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  • PIRATE COMPETITORS OF THE WEEK:  ELL LAW, GIRLS VARSITY TRACK

    Written By: Article submitted on
    April 24th, 2024

    April 24th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – At the Winnebago Meet, Ell won the 800 meter run in her first ever race at that distance. She also anchored the winning 4X400 meter relay team. At Freeport last Friday night she finished 2nd in the 400 meters in a new personal record time, 2nd in the long jump, and anchored the 2nd place 4X100 meter relay and again anchored the winning 4X400 relay team. Coach Dave Eaton commented, “Ell’s season is off to a great start. With continued hard work and dedication, she has a bright future ahead in track and field.”

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  • JIM SHAW ALL-STAR  BASKETBALL CLASSIC GAME

    Written By: Caption Submitted on
    April 24th, 2024

    April 24th, 2024

    Local boys and girls basketball players participated in the Jim Shaw Basketball Classic Game.

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  • THE FLASH SPORTS REPORT – GIRLS TRACK – APRIL 24TH, 2024

    Written By: Our sports writer on
    April 24th, 2024

    FREEPORT INVITATIONAL

    FRIDAY, APRIL 12TH

    TEAM SCORES: Monroe 124, Freeport 97, Galena/East Dubuque 59, Rochelle 47, Rockford Boylan 34

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  • THE FLASH SPORTS REPORT – SOCCER – APRIL 24TH, 2024

    Written By: Our sports writer on
    April 24th, 2024

    Galena/East Dubuque vs Richland Center 7-0

    The Pirates cruised to victory after two goals in the early stages by Mikayla Knautz and Chloe Petigout. Keaira Funston put the game out of reach with two goals making it 4-0. Avery Ziegler and Nevaeh Ottenhausen added a goal each before Chloe Petigout scored her second of the night. Ava Engle saved two breakaways and kept a clean sheet.

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  • THE FLASH SPORTS REPORT – BOYS TRACK – APRIL 24TH, 2024

    Written By: Our sports writer on
    April 24th, 2024

    BELVIDERE BUCCANEER INVITATIONAL

    SATURDAY, APRIL 11TH

    TEAM SCORES: Woodstock North 125, Elgin Larkin 96, Galena/East Dubuque/River Ridge 92.5, Rockford Christian 79, Rockford Jefferson 71, Mundelein 68, Belvidere 54, Johnsburg 35.5, Rockford Lutheran 31, Niles Northridge Prep 29, Woodstock Marian 9

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  • THE FLASH SPORTS REPORT – SOFTBALL – APRIL 24TH, 2024

    Written By: Our sports writer on
    April 24th, 2024

    SATURDAY, APRIL 13TH

    PEARL CITY  12   

    ASHTON-FRANKLIN CENTER  2

    PC     1  3  1   6  1    12  13  2

    AFC   0  1  1   0  0     2    5   3

    PEARL CITY, IL – The Lady Wolves’ Anna Dampman collected three hits as the Wolves took down the AFC Raiders 12-2.  Dampman Doubled in the fourth inning and singled in the first and third innings.  That first inning Dampman hit put the Wolves on the board in the games first at bat.  The Wolves added to that early lead in the second inning when two runs scored on a Raiders error before Scarlett singled in a third run.  After the Raiders got on the board Kameron Downs singled in a third inning Pearl City run.  In the fourth inning the Wolves needed just three hits to plate six runs with Kendra Kuhlemeier driving in the first run on a fielder’s choice before Dampman doubled driving in two runs.  After a run scored on another Raiders error Jorja Johnson tripled in a pair of runs.  Pearl City closed out the scoring with a fifth inning score.   

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  • THE FLASH SPORTS REPORT – BASEBALL – APRIL 24TH, 2024

    Written By: Our sports writer on
    April 24th, 2024

    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10TH

    WARREN/STOCKTON  15

    WINNEBAGO  8

    WS   1  3  0   3  1  1   6   15  15  0

    WIN  0  0  8   0  0  0   X    8   7  2

    WINNEBAGO, IL – The WarHawks plated four runs in their first two at bats with a first inning run scoring on Jared Dvorak single that was followed by a Will Stietz double.  Two second inning runs crossed the plate when Jacob Harback singled and after an Indian error and Dvorak then singled him in while a second Run scored on a Colby Tucker base hit. 

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  • CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH WOMEN DONATION TO TYLER’S JUSTICE

    Written By: Caption Submitted on
    April 24th, 2024

    April 24th, 2024

    STOCKTON, IL – The donation money came from the proceeds of  Christ Lutheran Church’s soup supper.  The women would like to thank all who helped make this donation possible. Left to right: Judy Brudi, Pastor Chrissy Salser and Sandy Heller presenting check to Alegra Koser, Executive Director.

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  • CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH WOMEN DONATION TO FACC

    Written By: Caption Submitted on
    April 24th, 2024

    April 24th, 2024

    STOCKTON, IL – The donation money came from the proceeds of  Christ Lutheran Church’s soup supper.  The women would like to thank all who helped make this donation possible. Left to right: Amy Korte, Executive Director, receiving check from Sandy Heller, Judy Brudi and Pastor Chrissy Salser.

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  • STOCKTON HERITAGE MUSEUM PROGRAM “HISTORIC ROUTE 20” BY BRYAN FARR ON SUNDAY, MAY 5TH

    Written By: Article submitted on
    April 24th, 2024

    April 24th, 2024

    STOCKTON, IL – Stockton Heritage  Museum will host Bryan Farr, president and founder of the Seneca Falls, New York based Historic Route 20 Association, on Sunday, May 5th, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. at the Stockton Heritage Museum, 107 West Front Avenue in Stockton, Illinois.

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  • PARTNERSHIP’S BASE CAMP AWARDS SMALL BUSINESS HONORS DURING PITCH COMPETITION

    Written By: Article submitted on
    April 24th, 2024

    April 24th, 2024

    FREEPORT, IL – The Business Academy for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs (BASE) Camp culminated on Tuesday, April 16th with the inaugural pitch competition to celebrate the efforts of participants and award cash prizes for small business presentations.

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  • WARREN TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY THANKS YOU!

    Written By: Article submitted on
    April 24th, 2024

    April 24th, 2024

    WARREN, IL – Thank you for the donations left from time to time in our book drop! While we appreciate them, please leave a note with your name and address on it.

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  • GALENA CULVER’S SHARE NIGHT ON TUESDAY, APRIL 16TH

    Written By: Caption Submitted on
    April 24th, 2024

    April 24th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – The High Point Car Cruisers had their Share Night at the Culver’s in Galena, Illinois on Tuesday, April 16th. They raised $95.91 and decided to donate all all of their proceeds to local food pantries. Left to right: Edgar Velazquez, Greg Wilharm, Madlynn Wilharm, Kathy Schleicher, Art Schleicher, Karon Oldenburg, Bill Oldenburg, Kathy Campbell and Rick Campbell.

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  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR

    Written By: Peggy Stortz on
    April 24th, 2024

    April 24th, 2024

    It’s difficult for me to believe that the purchaser of the east side property plans to see the entire mega-resort through to the end. Frankly, the project is unrealistic and would be incredibly expensive to develop.

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  • OPTIMIST CLUB OF DARLINGTON TRI-STAR BASKETBALL CONTEST

    Written By: Article submitted on
    April 24th, 2024

    April 24th, 2024

    DARLINGTON, WI – First Place: Age six – Mavrix Stocks and Demi DeBuhr; Age seven – Jett Saunders and Sadie Ruf; Age eight – Joe Keck-Mayne and Vera Black; Age nine – Coulson Fechner and Sawyer Hastert; Age ten – Kynrk Johnson and Charley Corley; Age eleven – Hudson Hinderman and Bella Black.  Second Place:  Age six – Taylor Prine; Age seven – JJ Riley and Bexley Harker; Age eight – Kanon Ruf and Ruby Fitzsimons; Age nine – Jencarlos Martinez and Claire Hermanson; Age ten – Axle Stocks and Ruby Black.  The first place contestants are eligible to participate in the District contest on Saturday, April 27th in Sun Prairie.

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  • MHLC ANNOUNCES RENEE EDGE, APNP, TO JOIN MHLC PRIMARY CARE CLINICS

    Written By: Article submitted on
    April 24th, 2024

    April 24th, 2024

    DARLINGTON, WI – Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County is pleased to announce our newest addition to our Primary Care Clinics: Renee Edge, APNP. With a passion for patient-centered care and a wealth of experience in primary care, Renee is set to enhance our clinic’s commitment to providing comprehensive care to our patients.

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  • WARREN COMMUNITY UNIT DISTRICT #205           

    Written By: Article submitted on
    April 24th, 2024

    BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20TH, 2024

    Published April 24th, 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 board room. President Sabinson called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

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  • ALTERCATION AT WALMART INCIDENT LEADS TO WEAPONS ARREST

    Written By: Article submitted on
    April 24th, 2024

    April 24th, 2024

    FREEPORT, IL – On April 16th, 2024, Freeport Police Officers were dispatched to a call for service at the Freeport Walmart regarding a fight that occurred inside of the store. It was also reported one of the combatants was in possession of a firearm in his waistband. When Officers arrived on scene, they attempted to speak to 18-year-old Freeport resident, Ruben Bell. Ruben had been identified as one of the individuals involved in the fight.

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  • The Galena HUSH Report

    Written By: John Huschik • jhush-flash@lycos.com on
    April 24th, 2024

    Caveat Emptor

    April 24th, 2024

    How do cities move forward to promote economic growth while trying to keep historic integrity when the two collide?  We, here at the HUSH Report, believe that in terms of city management trying to balance the scales between “progress” and “preservation,” there is usually no simple answer.

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  • YARD WORK AND GARDENING BACK TIPS

    Written By: Drs. Mike & DeeDee Wampfler  • Premier Chiropractic - Stockton, Illinois on
    April 24th, 2024

    April 24th, 2024

    Lawn and gardening work can be a lot of work!  More than likely, you will be working a lot of muscles and joints and will be doing lots of bending, kneeling, squatting, twisting, pulling, and lifting, which is almost a guarantee of sore muscles and joints afterwards. 

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  • INCI*DENTAL*LY

    Written By: Dr. Stephen Petras, DMD • An Illinois Licensed General Dentist on
    April 24th, 2024

    ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY AIDS DENTAL ANTHROPOLOGY RESEARCH    

    April 24th, 2024

    Anthropology has a long history of using teeth to investigate the evolution and diversity of humans. There are several reasons for this.

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  • IDNR TO HOST OSLAD GRANT SUBMISSION WEBINAR FOR POTENTIAL APPLICANTS

    Written By: Article submitted on
    April 24th, 2024

    April 24th, 2024

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources will host a grant submission webinar for the Open Lands Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) matching grant program at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 15th.

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  • LANARK FARMER LOU LAMOREUX NAMED 2024 MASTER FARMER BY PRAIRIE FARMER MAGAZINE

    Written By: Article submitted on
    April 24th, 2024

    April 24th, 2024

    FREEPORT, IL – On March 28th, State Senator Andrew Chesney (R-Freeport) joined Lanark farmer Lou Lamoreux in Bloomington as Lamoreux was recognized as a 2024 Master Farmer by Prairie Farmer Magazine. Winners are recognized for exceptional agricultural production skills, commitment to family, and service to the community.

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  • Around The Northern Hills

    Written By: Annette Eggers on
    April 24th, 2024

    Jo Daviess County Farm Bureau

    April 24th, 2024

    Did you know that you don’t need to be a farmer to be a farm bureau member? Give me a call at the office and I can tell you how YOU can become a member.  You will be able to take advantage of the many membership benefits that Illinois Farm Bureau and Jo Daviess County Farm Bureau has to offer. You can also go to:  http://www.ilfb.org/membership/join/ to join online.  You can also stop in the office and fill out a paper application.

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  • HIGHLAND RECEIVES COLLABORATION AWARD FROM NW ILLINOIS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Written By: Article submitted on
    April 24th, 2024

    April 24th, 2024

    FREEPORT, IL — Highland Community College is the recipient of the NW Illinois Economic Development Collaboration Award for 2024 by the NWILED at their annual meeting in February in Hanover to celebrate the organization’s 15th anniversary.

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  • SOLAR INVESTMENTS TAKE CENTER STAGE AS QUESTIONS LOOM ON STATE’S RENEWABLE FUTURE

    Written By: ANDREW ADAMS  • CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS • AADAMS@CAPITOLNEWSILLINOIS.COM on
    April 24th, 2024

    April 24th, 2024

    BOLINGBROOK, IL – A manufacturer in the southwest suburbs of Chicago received $2.6 million from electric utility Commonwealth Edison this week as part of a state program for generating its own electricity using solar panels and storing it in one of the largest batteries in the country.

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  • PERSONAL INJURY ACCIDENT

    Written By: Article submitted on
    April 24th, 2024

    April 24th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – On April 17th, 2024 at approximately 12:34 p.m., the Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Office was advised of a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of US Highway 20 West and Route 84 North.

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  • TAKE MOM ON A WINE WALK

    Written By: Article submitted on
    April 24th, 2024

    April 24th, 2024

    MINERAL POINT, WI – The Mineral Point Chamber of Commerce invites you to their Pour and Explore Wine Walk on Saturday, May 11th from 4:00 – 9:00 p.m. — the night before Mother’s Day. This event offers an evening of wine tasting, perfect for kicking off your Mother’s Day celebration.

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  • WOMAN VETERANS BRUNCH PREPARED BY AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY

    Written By: Caption Submitted on
    April 24th, 2024

    April 24th, 2024

    LENA, IL ­– Andrea Karnatz and Judy Oellerich of the Lena, Illinois American Legion Auxiliary preparing brunch for the annual Woman Veterans Brunch.

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  • CLEAN AND AFFORDABLE HEAT TOWN HALL

    Written By: Article submitted on
    April 24th, 2024

    April 24th, 2024

    FREEPORT, IL – Join us to learn more about our clean heat campaign on May 2nd, 2024 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the  Freeport Public Library, 100 East Douglas Street, Freeport, Illinois!

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  • WARREN TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK SALE

    Written By: Article submitted on
    April 24th, 2024

    April 24th, 2024

    WARREN, IL – The Warren Library will be holding a book sale from Saturday, May 4th through Saturday, May 11th. The book sale will start for Warren Garage Sales on Saturday, May 4th from 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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  • GRAND RIVER CENTER ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW ON SATURDAY, APRIL 27TH

    Written By: Article submitted on
    April 24th, 2024

    April 24th, 2024

    DUBUQUE, IA – Make plans now to attend the annual Spring Arts and Crafts Show on Saturday, April 27th at the Grand River Center in Dubuque, Iowa. 

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

    Written By: Paul Connor on
    April 24th, 2024

    April 24th, 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 24th, 2024

    Pritzker’s Prisoner Review Board Plagued with Problems

    www.SenatorChesney.com

    April 24th, 2024

    It’s no secret that Governor J.B. Pritzker is the most liberal governor our state has ever seen. After all, he made Illinois the abortion capitol of the United States and brought us mandatory LGBTQ curricula in schools, free healthcare to migrants and illegal immigrants, and the SAFE-T Act, which eliminated our cash bail system.

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  • PIRATE COMPETITORS OF THE WEEK: AVA ENGLE, GIRLS SOCCER

    Written By: Article submitted on
    April 24th, 2024

    April 24th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – Coach Jorden Rijpma said, “Ava has been an amazing goalkeeper this season. It was a new position for her at the start of the season but she quickly learned and has become a varsity starter in the goal. She stood out with terrific saves against Richland Center (clean sheet) and Dodgeville.”

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  • VILLAGE OF STOCKTON   

    Written By: Board minutes submitted on
    April 17th, 2024

    REGULAR MEETING OF THE PRESIDENT AND BOARD OF TRUSTEES MINUTES • MARCH 12TH, 2024

    Published April 17th, 2024

    Call to Order:

    President Kunz called the meeting to order on March 12th, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. and asked the Clerk to call the roll.

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  • HAYES NOBLE HAS MADE THE HONOR ROLL AT SFCC

    Written By: Article submitted on
    April 17th, 2024

    April 17th, 2024

    SPOKANE, WA – Hayes Noble, of Galena, Illinois has earned a place on the Spokane Falls Community College honor roll for Winter quarter 2024. Students must earn a GPA of 3.0 or higher to be on the honor roll. Congratulations on this academic achievement!

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  • BLACK HAWK GOES UNDEFEATED AT THE 2ND ANNUAL PACKERS GIRLS FLAG OPEN

    Written By: Article submitted on
    April 17th, 2024

    April 17th, 2024

    GREEN BAY, WI  – Black Hawk H.S. participated in the 2nd Annual Green Bay Packers Girls Flag Open at the Don Hutson Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin  on Saturday, April 13th. 

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  • TEEING OFF FOR TYLER’S GOLF OUTING ON JUNE 14TH, 2024

    Written By: Article submitted on
    April 17th, 2024

    April 17th, 2024

    STOCKTON, IL – Get ready to tee off at our 3rd annual Golf Outing! Join us for an afternoon of fun and friendly competition on the greens as we raise funds and awareness for a great cause.

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  • FREE SLEEP WORKSHOP HOSTED AT MIDWEST MEDICAL CENTER

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    April 17th, 2024

    April 17th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – Midwest Medical Center (MMC) is offering a free “Sleep Your Way to Better Health” workshop on Monday, May 6th from 5:30-7:00 p.m.

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  • CICADAS 2024 — A ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE PROGRAM AT WARREN LIBRARY

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    April 17th, 2024

    April 17th, 2024

    WARREN, IL – Join Illinois Extension Natural Resources, Environment, and Energy Educator Jay Solomon on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2024 at 6:30 p.m. for a program: Cicadas 2024 — A Once in a Lifetime Experience being held at the Warren Township Public Library. Learn more about the upcoming May and June appearances of Periodic Cicada Broods XIII and XIX, the life cycle of cicadas, what to expect in our area and why this is a once in a lifetime occurrence for most people. Periodical Cicadas are some of the longest-lived insects with either 13 or 17 year life spans that are spent in the soil feeding on tree roots. Jay will address what might be most susceptible in our landscape and how to protect our vulnerable plants.

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  • MINER’S LODGE #273 “ROADSIDE CLEAN-UP”

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    April 17th, 2024

    April 17th, 2024

    GALENA, IL – Miner’s Lodge #273 completed their first “Roadside Clean-up” of 2024 along the section of U.S. 20 near the U.S. Grant Home on March 30th. Pictured are (left) Tom Golden and (right) Grant Strzelczyk. Brothers also participating were Alex Willey, Rob  Montgomery, Mike Keller and Kevin Lonergan.  Miner’s Lodge  performs this civic duty from the early spring through the fall.

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  • Edward Jones Financial Advisor,  Ashlie Stoddard

    Written By: Ashlie Stoddard on
    April 17th, 2024

    SLOW AND STEADY: A SMART WAY TO INVEST

    April 17th, 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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  • MORE SIGNS OF SPRING

    Written By: Scott Cernek, pastor of Peace Church in Browntown, Wisconsin on
    April 17th, 2024

    April 17th, 2024

    My first beef calf of the spring was born last week. When I arrived at the field with hay to feed them the other morning, out of the brush jumped a beautiful little baby heifer calf jumping and dancing around like she was a princess.

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  • SAVING THE SOIL IN JO DAVIESS COUNTY

    Written By: Article submitted on
    April 17th, 2024

    April 17th, 2024

    JO DAVIESS COUNTY, IL – Areas of erosion are easy to identify across the county following heavy rains. Fortunately, there are land management practices that can be used to dramatically reduce this problem regardless of the land use. Something can be done on every acre to incrementally enhance stormwater management in Jo Daviess County.

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  • The Galena HUSH Report

    Written By: John Huschik • jhush-flash@lycos.com on
    April 17th, 2024

    They Showed Their Hand

    April 17th, 2024

    It was a tense game of Galena Hold’em, but the Galena city council members were finally called and they laid their cards down. The rest of us got our answer. The prize in the pot was the Parker Project and the city made their play for it…they went all in.

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  • 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

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    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

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    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

    Written By: Article submitted on
    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

    Written By: Caption Submitted on
    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

    Written By: Caption Submitted on
    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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