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Closure of County Highway 5 (Galva-Atkinson Blacktop) For Embankment Repair...

Henry County Highway Department announces a road closure on County Highway 5 (GalvaAtkinson Blacktop) between 1450 N and 1550 N. Full closure will begin on April 12, 2021, weather permitting to complete embankment repair on County Highway 5.

There will be no access to I-80 from Galva and no access to Galva from I-80 on County Highway 5. The closure will last approximately two weeks, weather permitting.

Motorists should seek alternate routes to avoid the area during construction. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices, and be alert for workers and equipment.


Galva Arts Council Events...

Galva Arts Council Events


Local Organizations Provide Financial Support to the BHHA...

The Bishop Hill Heritage Association is pleased to announce that it has received two grants from local organizations. From Community State Bank, the BHHA received a gift of $1,000. Funding for this gift came from CSB’s partner, the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago. This grant will be used to assist with the Heritage’s general operating expenses during the pandemic.

Through their GCF Community Impact Fund, the GalesburgGCF Community Foundation has given $2,500 to the BHHA for a 2021 Program Series at the Dairy Building. Next year is the 175th anniversary of the founding of the Bishop Hill Colony. As part of this anniversary, the Heritage is hosting a series of lectures, workshops, and concerts celebrating the heritage of Bishop Hill. Funding from the Galesburg Community Foundation will partially support these programs.


The BHHA is dedicated to preserving the history of the Bishop Hill Colony and passing it on to future generations. Like many other nonprofit historical organizations, funding has drastically decreased due to lower visitor revenues. These grants will assist us to continue our activities. The Bishop Hill Heritage Association thanks Community State Bank and the Galesburg Community Foundation for their financial support.


Buy A Book, Make A Donation...

WHO - A 6”x9” paperback book written and illustrated by Galva’s resident artist, Jordan Murray with the foreword by Galva’s Administrator, Mr. David Dyer.

Title: "A Brush with Fame: Art for History's Sake"

WHAT - An inspirational book about the mysterious life of a nineteenth century internationally-renown Swedish-American artist who lived and worked in Galva. Plus, an unusual illustrated cartoon graphic novella based on fact with a reference to the historic mass migration from Sweden to America. Some of the artist’s learned art techniques will be given and described. His depression will be explained and resolved plus some of his works and tasks are also shown along with selected updates and exhibits.

WHERE/WHEN - pre orders can be made only through Jordan’s email: henryj217@hotmail.com with a $15.00 prepayment ($3.00 of which goes to Galva’s Wiley House Museum). You will be notified where to pick up your book(s) by email- when it is available. Pick up is only offered at this time and will not be mailed. Allow 2-3 weeks for final pickup. Upon order please include your:

Upon order, please include your: Name- Phone Number- Email Address- Number of copies - Date of Order - Check Number (no credit cards) - Comments

No phone calls please - Make your check out to City of Galva

WHY - a limited time only of a sneak preview/offer: To celebrate the conclusion of years of research. (No orders will be taken after December 16, 2020) - hopefully we can fill the order by Christmas (No orders will be taken after 16 December, 2020)


Murray Book Cover


Henry County Revolving Loan Fund for COVID Relief...


Loan Brochure


Loan Bruchure Page 2


Gary Metiever Produces Galva Levitt Amp Video...




Eagle Enterprises Publishes New Recycling Standards...

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Galva Arts Council Secures Third Award...

The Galva Arts Council will once again enliven Wiley Park through the second Levitt AMP Galva Music Series, further activating the large, underused green space into a dynamic hub for self-expression, connection and layered arts experiences set to free, live music from across the globe.

The 2020 series aims to deepen community engagement and expand upon community partnerships, creating a weekly communal celebration of the best Galva has to offer.

For photographs of last year's series of concerts, visit our Gallery or visit the official Levitt AMP Galva Facebook page.


Sons of the American Legion...

The Galva American Legion Post #45 has received their charter for a new Sons of the American Legions Squadron.

The Legion is looking for new members to get the squadron rolling.

If you have a parent, grandparent or great grandparent or step parent or step grandparent that was in the military, you are eligible to join.

If interested, please contact Wayne Glisan at (309) 335 - 2931, Lloyd Anderson at (309) 853 - 7347 or Earl Stuckey at (309) 853 - 7917