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HANOVER–For those driving along Ill. 84 just south of Hanover, the Wapello Land & Water Reserve, a Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF) property, offers an impressive view of a … more
ELIZABETH–Local sculptor David Seagraves recently won the commission to create the new statue at the coliseum on the state fairgrounds in Springfield. The owner of Seagraves Sculptures in … more
Monday, July 20 - Italian sausage, potato wedges, carrots, fresh fruit, whole wheat bun. Tuesday, July 21 - Chicken noodle casserole, carrots, pineapple, bread Wednesday, July 22 - Chili Mac, … more
GALENA–The pandemic forced storefronts to close their doors for months, causing Galena artists to rethink business plans in order to survive. Many galleries shifted focus to their online … more
GALENA–Forty years ago, on his 16th birthday, Randy Hoppman applied for a job at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa. The chef hired Hoppman, who started as a dishwasher the following day, July 10, … more
I magine with me Valentine’s Day earlier this year. It was minus 2 degrees Fahrenheit, the coldest Valentine’s Day in half a century. It was so cold we were longing for the hottest day … more
10 years ago July 21, 2010 Committees are now in place to take over the ideas. The Vision2020 Galena hand-off meeting was held Thursday, July 15 at the DeSoto House Hotel. The Vision2020 Galena … more
ELIZABETH–The Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF) will be hosting a webinar at 7 p.m., Wednesday, July 22, to discuss its land purchase along the Apple River, the Dick Dvorak Addition to … more
For 141 years Horace H. Houghton’s grave site showed nothing. Over time, no one knew that anyone had been laid to rest there, just a stone’s throw from the magnificent monument … more
ELIZABETH–The photo frame has a new location. That means the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation’s (JDCF) Frame Your Family Photo Challenge is now located at Shurmeier Teaching Forest … more
I wonder what life will be like after the pandemic. None of us know if it will be months or years from now. New habits we quickly became accustomed to may be difficult to reverse. Staying home more, … more
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