Letter of Appreciation

Received this message from Candice Wammack and wanted to pass it on.  It is good to know we have officers that care about the community they work; It is great when the community confirms it.

I’m not sure who runs this page or who I could speak to but last Sunday while out for our little annual hayride , officer Cornelius followed us on a back road in empire, he went on as we turned to continue our ride, about 10 minutes later he passed us by the old nursing home in empire, turned around , got behind us on the side road he flipped on his sirens and stopped us… he got out of his car with 2 bags of candy which he ran by the dollar store to grab after seeing us the first time.. he showered the kids with candy and conversation for a few minutes… after wishing the kids a happy Halloween he went on his way and we did the same but every kid on this hay ride was so excited and my kids still are talking about it so please extend our thanks to him for not just patrolling our streets but also interacting with people in such a caring way, we truly appreciate it!!!
Candice Wammack
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Galena Halloween Holiday Events

Here are events going on in Galena for the Halloween holiday:

Wednesday, October 26th

Nazarene Church
5:30 – 7pm
Fall Festival

Monday, October 31st

Halloween Parade
3:30 line up
Pappy Litch Park
*Businesses/organizations not located on Main can also join!

Galena United Methodist Church
Hotdogs, chips, candy!

6th Street Baptist
Bounce houses, cotton candy, popcorn & more!

1st Baptist Church
Fall Gymboree (candy, popcorn, hot chocolate)

1st Christian Church
Bible Story Carnival (candy, corn dogs, prizes)

Galena Fire Department
Popcorn & candy

*If any times are incorrect, please let me know! And any other events, please comment below!

*It’s so awesome that we have a community filled with people who want to provide our kids with a fun and safe Halloween!!

Ashley Qualls Groves

Drink and Drive? You Choose Your Ride!

On October 19, 2016 the Galena Police and Fire Department participated in an event that focused on the kids in the community. We would like to thanks the Sheriff’s Office for organizing, and MVP Athletics for hosting the “Drink and Drive? You Choose Your Ride!” event. We would also like to thank all the other organization  that donated their time and resources to make this event a success within the Galena Community.


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City Ordinance on Curfew’s

Because of recent events during the overnight hours throughout the city; The Police Department is reminding residence of the Curfew Ordinance.

City Code

Chapter XI: Public Offenses

Article 2 Local Regulations



(a) It shall be unlawful for any minor 18 years or younger to loiter, ramble, play or frequent the streets or other places in this city after the hour of 10:30 p.m. and before 7:00 a.m. on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays, and after the hour of 12:00a.m. and before 7:00 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays hereafter unless such minor is accompanied by parent, guardian or other person having legal custody of such minor or is in the performance of an errand or duty directed by such parent, guardian or legal custodian, whose employment makes it necessary to be upon the streets or other public places during the night or after the specified hours.

(b) It is hereby made unlawful for any parent, guardian or other person having the legal custody of any person 18 years or younger to allow or permit the minor to loiter or frequent the streets or other public places of this city within the time prohibited in this section.

(c) Any person found guilty of violating any of the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of a violation of this code and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $100.00 or confinement in the city jail not to exceed 30 days (Ord. 860, Secs1:3)


Hey Galena!! Here is something for everyone to be proud of! We have two teams that have been playing their hearts out. Our 15u Babe Ruth team is headed to junction city Kansas to play in the state tournament and our 12u Cal Ripken team is headed to Fargo North Dakota to play in the Midwest regionals tournament. We are very proud of all of them! Go Galena!!


15u roster Kilin Cannady, Austin Sturgis, JC Shelton, T Lane, Logan Henderson, Wilder Coquillette, Bryce Johnson, AJ Holmes, and Kasen Russell. Coaches Troy Sturgis and Austin Henderson.

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12u Roster Evan Turner, Malachi Wesley, Tyler Little, Hadley Price, Easton Dart, Hayden Pence, Kenyon Martin, Daryn Combs, Kaden Niday, Connor Albright, Brett Sarwinski, and Kobe McGlothlin. Coaches Brad Price, Chris Dart, and Kris McGlothlin