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One dead, one critically hurt in Jo Daviess County explosion

LENA, Ill. (KWQC) - A woman from Lena, Illinois has died after an explosion at a home during a bonfire. According to the Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Office, there was a 9-1-1 call into the dispatch center on Saturday, June 18 just before midnight. Investigators say there had been an explosion and subsequent fire at a home on East Greenvale Road.
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Deputies find heroin, meth, cocaine after traffic stop

A Dubuque man faces multiple drug-related charges after a traffic stop in rural Stockton. Cordero J. Davis, 35, faces felony charges of unlawful possession of methamphetamine, three counts of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, unlawful delivery of cannabis, unlawful possession of cannabis; and misdemeanor charges of obstructing identification and driving while his license was suspended, according to a news release from the Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Office.

Lena woman dies after bonfire explosion

LENA, Ill. (WTVO) — A Lena woman died from her injuries a week after a fuel barrel placed on a bonfire exploded, severely burning her and an Eleroy man. According to the Jo Daviess County Sheriff, deputies were called to a residence on East Greenvale Road on Saturday, June 18th around 11:53 p.m. Two people, […]

Iowa man arrested on felony drug charges in Stockton

STOCKTON, Ill. (WIFR) - A man originally from Iowa faces several felony drug charges after being pulled over in rural Stockton Monday night. Cordero J. Davis, 35, was arrested just after 8:30 p.m. Monday near Route 20 and S. Scout Camp Road during a traffic stop for a lane violation.

Woman dies after bonfire explosion in rural Lena

LENA, Ill. — A fuel barrel placed on top of a bonfire the night of Saturday, June 18 near Lena caused an explosion that resulted in the death of a woman and serious injuries of a man, according to the Jo Daviess Sheriff's Office. The call about the explosion...

Local artists to exhibit at Schwalbach Gallery

BARABOO, Wis. — A pair of Sauk County artists, Roberta Condon and Lorraine Ortner-Blake, whose works each express their interpretation of decades of changing landscapes and changing relationships between farmers and their fields, will be featured in the Schwalbach Gallery on the UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County campus, starting Friday, July 1. The campus exhibit, a subset of “Long Time Passing,” a 52-piece installation the pair are showing across the upper Midwest through 2023, will highlight multiple pieces by each artist. The full exhibit will be installed at River Arts Center in nearby Prairie du Sac starting in late August.

Woman dies after explosion in Lena, man in critical condition

LENA, Ill. (WIFR) - Almost a week after a bonfire got out of control, a woman is dead and a man is hospitalized with serious injuries. Jo Daviess County deputies responded to a 9-1-1 call just before midnight on Saturday, June 18 for a report of an explosion and fire at a rural residence on East Greenvale Road in Lena.

WBCA All-Star Games In Wisconsin Dells-Girls Results Wednesday

The 45th annual Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Basketball Games were held on Wednesday at JustAgame Fieldhouse in Wisconsin Dells. The South All-Stars won four of the five games. Of local interest, in Division 4, the South beat the North, 63-54. Mineral Point’s Mallory Lindsay reached double figures with 14 points and made four 3-pointers. Lindsay is heading to UW-Oshkosh. The North was led by Marathon’s Allison Wokatsch, a UW-Platteville recruit, with 11 points.

1 dead, 1 critical after bonfire explosion on June 18

One person has died and another remains in critical condition after an explosion from a bonfire June 18 in rural Lena, Ill., according to a news release from the Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Office. Shortly after 11:45 p.m. June 18, the Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Office was notified about...
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Kathleen S. “Kathy” Rockey

Kathleen S. “Kathy” Rockey, age 78 of Orangeville, IL, formerly of Argyle, WI, passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2022, with her family by her side. She was born October 2, 1943, in Monroe, WI the daughter of Raymond and Ruth Ann (Thompson) Steiner. Kathy grew up in Argyle where she graduated from Argyle High School in 1962. She was united in marriage to Roy R. Rockey in 1967 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Argyle. Together they moved to Orangeville where she spent 20 years as a cook at the Orangeville Grade School.

New Glarus unveils new mural highlighting local culture, Swiss heritage

NEW GLARUS, Wis. — The New Glarus Chamber of Commerce unveiled a new mural Wednesday. The artwork, painted onto the old New Glarus Foods building at 421 2nd Street by local artist Chad Caso, celebrates the city’s Swiss heritage and shows off local imagery.  “It’s been a long road to get here,” Chamber of Commerce executive director Bekah Stauffacher...

UW-Platteville graduate certificate programs offer digital badges to highlight professional skills

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville understands the importance of professionals illustrating their learning achievements in a competitive business landscape. That’s why students who take advantage of UW-Platteville’s graduate-level certificate programs will now begin receiving a digital badge following the successful completion of the program. These badges serve as a visual verification of the achievement and highlight the learned skills.

Galena Hires Attorney To Fight Lawsuit Over The Parker Project

The Galena City Council has voted to hire AGHL Law, of Rockford for legal representation in the lawsuit the city faces from resident Wendy Clark. Clark’s suit, filed this month against the city and the project developers of The Parker, alleges that city officials failed to meet the requirements of city codes and state law in approving rezoning requests for The Parker project on the property that includes Galena Marine Hospital. It also argues that city officials did not adequately consider the impacts of the project on nearby residents when making their decisions. The City Council last month approved an ordinance rezoning the property from limited agricultural to planned unit development, along with an ordinance formally annexing 56.2 acres of the 80-acre development that was located outside city limits. Those ordinances cleared the way for work to begin on The Parker project.

Savoy recognized with staff award for excellence

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville will recognize Josh Savoy, Information Technology Services Help Desk supervisor, with the 2022 University Staff Award for Excellence. The award recognizes staff members who provide essential services to the university while demonstrating excellence of performance, personal interaction, and initiative and creativity. Savoy has worked for UW-Platteville’s...

Highway 23 Road Construction Update

Road construction continues on Highway 23 Between Darlington and Mineral Point. The current work on Galena Street in Darlington will continue through the end of July and crews will continue water main and storm sewer installation from Huntington Court to the south. Concrete sidewalk and driveway aprons will be formed and poured from River Street to Ravine Street on Thursday and Friday. On Highway 23, next week, crews are scheduled to remove remaining guardrail sections just north of Darlington along the Pecatonica River and north between Highway 39 and Mineral Point. The entire project is anticipated to be completed by October.

U.S. Army Veteran creates original mural for New Glarus

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - New Glarus has a fresh look decorating their downtown area. A local artist and the New Glarus Chamber of Commerce has helped transform the old New Glarus Foods building into a bright piece of work showcasing local images. U.S. Army Veteran Chad Caso joined with the...