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  • Compare your air travel options
    Monday, January 15, 2018 2:06 PM
    Air travel in 2016 was at an all-time high. 
  • Monday, January 15, 2018 2:04 PM
    A democracy depends on the education of its people to thrive.
  • Monday, January 15, 2018 2:01 PM
    If I could share one message for this nation’s leaders, for the world’s leaders, it would be this: Words matter. 
  • Days gone by
    Monday, January 08, 2018 5:21 PM
    Cleaning my desk here is often scary. 
  • Faces stare out of history
    Monday, January 08, 2018 5:19 PM
    Their young faces stare out at us from pictures taken in the early 20th century. 
  • Monday, January 08, 2018 5:18 PM
  • We speak a language of love
    Tuesday, January 02, 2018 8:39 AM
    Join me on a journey down a jungle river in Colombia. 
  • Tuesday, January 02, 2018 8:37 AM
    During my 38-plus years here, I’ve seen area residents put incredible effort into an initiative or into brainstorming and yet nothing substantive happens. 
  • What’s happening at the Thomson prison?
    Tuesday, December 26, 2017 9:39 AM
    Approximately 40 miles south of Galena in neighboring Carroll County, the town of Thomson, population 590, is the site of the most unused prison in the U.S. In 1998, Gov. Jim Edgar determined that current state prisons would not be capable of housing the increasing number of inmates and additional facilities would be needed.
  • Tuesday, December 26, 2017 9:35 AM
    As children of the military, we joined other children on the base for the Christmas celebrations. My father was often the hospital commander. We were Jewish kids at Christmas. We felt at home with the trees, Santa and presents. We figured those celebrations were simply American. What did we know then of the separation of church and state?
  • Tuesday, December 26, 2017 9:33 AM
  • Personal expression
    Tuesday, December 26, 2017 9:18 AM
  • Tuesday, December 19, 2017 12:00 AM
  • We cannot permit hatred to further divide
    Tuesday, December 19, 2017 12:00 AM
    Sue Meusel, administrative secretary at the Jo Daviess Carroll Career and Technical Education (CTE) Academy in Elizabeth loves her job.
  • A special gift
    Tuesday, December 19, 2017 12:00 AM
    On Thursday, Dec. 14, Midwest Medical Center (MMC) Hospital Auxiliary held its annual Tree of Love lighting ceremony.
  • Tuesday, December 19, 2017 12:00 AM
    Every other December I have a body scan to make sure thyroid cancer has not returned.
  • Monday, December 11, 2017 9:55 PM
    refused to walk down the trail leading to the rope bridge which I knew was precariously spanning the churning river.
  • Monday, December 11, 2017 9:54 PM
  • Monday, December 11, 2017 9:52 PM

    As I was waiting for the teller at the bank to complete my transaction, I happened to notice the Christmas tree decorated with tons of gift tags that related age, sex, clothing size, etc.

  • A community effort
    Monday, December 11, 2017 9:50 PM

    As I walked toward the Washington Street steps from my house at the corner of South High and Washington streets I was struck by something I didn’t see.

  • Fireworks
    Tuesday, December 05, 2017 11:16 AM
    If you missed out on the Holiday Fire in the Sky fireworks this past Saturday, you surely missed something quite fun.
  • Tuesday, December 05, 2017 11:15 AM
  • Don’t you mess with me ever again!
    Tuesday, December 05, 2017 11:12 AM
    This time the hunter did not tell me, “Don’t flap your gums talking about stuff you don’t know nothing about.”
  • Tuesday, December 05, 2017 11:11 AM
  • Iconic Grant Park
    Tuesday, November 28, 2017 10:28 AM
    Back in the 1990s, The Galena Foundation reached for a big dream: the rebuilding of the Green Street Stairs.
  • Tuesday, November 28, 2017 10:27 AM
  • Tuesday, November 28, 2017 10:25 AM
    The house is painfully quiet.
  • Community concert on Wednesday
    Tuesday, November 28, 2017 10:21 AM
    Of all the events that kick off the holidays here in Galena, the one I’m most looking forward to happens on Wednesday, Nov. 29: the United Churches of Galena Christmas Concert.
  • Friends & activities
    Tuesday, November 21, 2017 12:05 PM
    I have found the Chilean version of Galena.
  • Tuesday, November 21, 2017 12:03 PM
  • With thanks for great gifts and full hearts
    Tuesday, November 21, 2017 12:00 PM
    Lenny dances about when making music, face animated, arms and legs loose for that’s how music moves right on through him. “Suess” has a greater stillness.
  • Tuesday, November 14, 2017 6:23 AM
    was privileged to attend the annual Middle School Veterans’ Assembly last week.
  • May you be forever loved
    Monday, November 13, 2017 5:15 PM
    Shelves stacked with jars of peanut butter at Tammy’s Piggly Wiggly are as good a place as any to find the sweet and poignant dreams of youth.
  • Monday, November 13, 2017 5:14 PM
  • Monday, November 13, 2017 5:11 PM
    For others, that sound is a reassurance: even though there are less fortunate people in the community, the Salvation Army is trying to help, and give back.
  • Monday, November 06, 2017 4:36 PM
    My childhood as an “army brat” normalized the rituals associated with authority and respect. 
  • Monday, November 06, 2017 4:35 PM
  • Thumbs up to the girls volleyball team!
    Monday, November 06, 2017 4:30 PM
    Thumbs up to the Galena High School girls volleyball team!
  • Fireworks!!!!
    Tuesday, October 31, 2017 11:15 AM
    Iam not sure if I’ve ever met anyone who doesn’t like fireworks.
  • Tuesday, October 31, 2017 11:14 AM
  • ‘Come! Let us show you wonders’
    Tuesday, October 31, 2017 11:12 AM
    Lee Ann Hansen, waitress at Charlie’s Place in Hanover, doesn’t abide much with people who judge others by how they look or where they’re from.
  • Spectacular
    Tuesday, October 24, 2017 11:27 AM
    One of my “new” favorite things to do this fall has involved stealing Sarah’s bike and heading to the trail head of the Galena River Trail on Galena’s east side across the Galena River from The Galena Gazette office.
  • What a gift to accompany old age
    Tuesday, October 24, 2017 11:25 AM
    have never met a dog who grumbled about old age.
  • Tuesday, October 24, 2017 11:24 AM
  • Tuesday, October 24, 2017 11:23 AM
    was asked last week if I was proud of the girls’ volleyball team for clinching their second consecutive conference championship.
  • Tuesday, October 24, 2017 11:22 AM
    The city of Galena opened its National Food Week on Oct. 23 with a mayoral proclamation encouraging citizens to focus on “Eating Green” and town merchants, schools, the library, restaurants, farmers, have all agreed to “Lettuce (let us) Squash (just one of many great veggies in season now) U” (you and U as in university).
  • Tuesday, October 17, 2017 11:42 AM
    This Friday, the population of the Galena area will expand by 22 people. . .well. . .at least for a little while.
  • Tuesday, October 17, 2017 11:39 AM
  • Such are the great and holy gifts of life
    Tuesday, October 17, 2017 11:37 AM
    My mother found liberation from the melancholy which hovered over her layered poetic soul through her writing.
  • Tuesday, October 17, 2017 11:35 AM
    National Food Day on Oct. 24 is being celebrated throughout the U.S. with emphasis on “Toward a Greener Diet”...eating foods that are rich in nutrients, lower in calories and earth friendly.
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