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Annual Meeting Approaching Fast...

The 2015 Annual Meeting of the Galva Area Chamber of Commerce will be held on Saturday, January 17th at Kewanee Dunes.


Dinner will begin at 6:00 p.m. followed by the Annual Meeting and the presentation of the Citizen of the Year Award.


Live music will be ensue after the presentation and continue during the after dinner social.


This year, the Chamber is pleased to announce that it will present the Citizen of the Year Award to Mr. Steve Bell. Steve's commitment to the community, his volunteerism, hard work and dedication to helping others have earned him the honor.


Please join the Chamber on the 17th of this month to honor Steve and share in the fellowship of the Galva Business Community. Tickets for the evening are just $10.00 and you may RSVP to Mike Yepsen at (309) 932 - 2130 or by Email to mike.yepsen@commstatebank.com (your RSVP is necessary for an accurate dinner count).



Galva American Legion Announces Upcoming Events...

The Galva American Legion announces three upcoming events:

  1. Community Breakfast to be held Sunday, 11 January, from 7:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Galva Legion Building located at 45 Wallace Street
  2. Community Breakfast to be held Sunday, 8 February, from 7:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Galva Legion Building located at 45 Wallace Street.
  3. Texas Holdem Tournament to be held Saturday, 21 February from 5:00 p.m. until someone wins.

For breakfast, the Legion will be serving all you can eat pancakes, sausage, bacon, eggs, biscuits and gravy, coffee, milk and orange juice. Pop and bottled water are available for an extra charge and a donation of $6.00 is appreciated.


Sign in starts at 5:00 p.m. on the 21st for the Holdem Tournament and play will start at 6:00 p.m. The entry fee is $50 and one re-buy will be available for $25.00. Food and drink will be available.


Galva American Legion Building located at 45 Wallace Street


Visitation Catholic School Trivia Night Announced...

Visitation Catholic Schools is hosting a "Trivia Night" competition on Saturday, January 24, 2015 from 6:00 - 10:30 PM in the Visitation Catholic School gym inVisitation Logo Kewanee. The event will center on a trivia contest where teams of eight answer general trivia questions in various categories such as sports, television, or history. It is open to the public ages 16 and above.


Snacks can be brought in but no outside beverages. Cash bar will be available during the event. Door prizes will be given. A 50/50 cash drawing will also be held.


Teams can register by calling the Visitation Catholic School office at 309-856-7451 between 8:00 AM and 3:30 PM Monday-Friday. The registration fee is $80 per team. Individuals are welcomed. Reservations are encouraged, but walk-ins may be accepted based on availability. Team prizes will be awarded based on point total:

  1. 1st Place = $160
  2. 2nd Place = $120
  3. 3rd Place = $80

If you have any questions, please contact the Visitation office at 309-856-7451. Visitation School is located at 101 South Lexington Avenue, Kewanee, IL.



Casting Call...

Denise Karlström is working with casting in Sweden, for the production company Meter Television. Meter is known for TV programs such as "The Biggest loser", “Masterchef” and the NBC hit "Min it to win it".


Meter Television is now conducting a nationwide casting search for season 5 of the nominated TV series, "Allt för Sverige"; (The previous working title of the show was "Great Swedish Adventure").


Meter is looking for outgoing, fun and adventurous people for next season. You must be an American of Swedish descent and never have visited Sweden or any of the other Scandinavian countries before.


Do you know anyone with a little bit of Swedish blood that might want to find out about their heritage?!!

The deadline to apply is Feb 15, 2015. The show will be shooting in the summer 2015.


To learn more or to apply for the show please visit the Great Swedish Adventure Website.


Download the Official Brochure.

For Immediate Release....



Dixline Corporation, a leading provider of decorative finishing and EMI shielding coatings, today announced that it is expanding its facilities and capacity. This expansion includes a 275 ft building expansion and increases Dixline's electroplating, PVD metallizing and plastic injection molding capacity and will enable Dixline to increase production capabilities to handle new business growth.


"We are investing in new facilities and processing equipment to support new customers and growth we are seeing across all of our finishing lines. This investment allows us to offer our customers the newest plastic electroplating technology, chrome finishing, PVD metallizing technology and finishing capabilities" said David Fenton, COO/CFO. "The expansion is in addition to our leading technology and capabilities in providing decorative bright and antique finishes on plastic, steel, zinc and brass. "


Dixline Corporation began over 90 years ago by providing casket hardware to the funeral industry. Today, Dixline offers their advanced finishing services throughout the decorative finishing markets in the window/door, agricultural, consumer hardware and automotive accessory industries.


Dixline is experiencing growth and acquiring new customers in all of these industries. "We are definitely on our way to achieve our business plan objectives and expanding our customer base," added David Thomson & Kevin Thomson, co-owners of Dixline.


The company has started its construction and equipment additions both inside and outside of its facility in Galva, IL and plans to have the investment operational over the next 18 months.


Founded in 1924, Dixline Corporation is a decorative finishing and EMI shielding company serving the US and international markets. Dixline's history is in providingDixline Logo decorative casket hardware to the burial casket industry but has evolved into providing decorative finishes and raw part manufacturing across many end-consumer and OEM industries.


Finishing services include bright and antique electroplate finishes, bright PVD vacuum finishes and powder coating. Also on-site are manufacturing capabilities including zinc die casting, plastic injection molding, steel stamping, punching and roll forming. Dixline also provides its DemeShield™EMI Shielding product for the electronics packaging industry. Additionally, various assembly services are offered to provide customers with a true one-stop solution. For more information about Dixline, visit its website at www.dixline.com.


contact us!

Galva City Administration Building

P. O. 171

311 N.W. 4th Avenue, Suite B

Galva, IL 61434

(309) 932 - 2555 phone

(309) 932 - 3306 fax

Hours of Operation:

M,T,W,Th, F 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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Galva Police Department

P. O. Box 1

210 Front Street

Galva, IL 61434

(309) 932 - 3720 phone (NOT FOR EMERGENCIES!)

911 (emergency number only)

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Galva Fire Department

210 Front Street

Galva, IL 61434

(309) 932 - 2114 phone (NOT FOR EMERGENCIES!)

911 (emergency number only)

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Galva - Bishop Hill Ambulance Service

310 S.E. 2nd Street

Galva, IL 61434

(309) 932 - 2120 phone (NOT FOR EMERGENCIES!)

911 (emergency number only)

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210 Front Street

Galva, IL 61434

(309) 932 - 2890 (NOT FOR EMERGENCIES!)

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Galva Street Department

Maintenance Yard

949 S. E. 2nd Street

Galva, IL 61434

(309) 932 - 3624 or for after hours emergencies (309) 932 - 3900

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Galva Water & Sewer

949 S. E. 2nd Street

Galva, IL 61434

(309) 932 - 2555 or for after hours emergencies (309) 932 - 3900

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Galva Freedom Fest Committee

311 N. W. 4th Avenue

P. O. Box 171

Galva, IL 61434

(309) 932 - 2555


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