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  • Honoring Alan
    Monday, September 18, 2017 5:14 PM
    One of the blessings in my life is the friendship that I share with Freeport resident Alan Wenzel.
  • In their heart lies a great healing
    Monday, September 18, 2017 5:12 PM
    Wilmer and Lillian Averkamp and I sat together looking out on their barn on a perfect pre-fall, Midwestern morning.
  • Monday, September 18, 2017 5:11 PM
  • A convoy of help
    Monday, September 18, 2017 5:08 PM
    I’ve lived in southwest Florida for 35 years, and for 35 years I have never seriously considered evacuating, though in 2004, hurricane Charlie made an abrupt turn that scared us to death.
  • ‘They just don’t make them like that’
    Monday, September 11, 2017 4:44 PM
    Diamond Lil took out an old brown notebook and started singing the handwritten, sweetly sentimental songs from the early 20th Century.
  • Monday, September 11, 2017 4:43 PM
  • Monday, September 11, 2017 4:42 PM
    Dear, dear friends: This isn’t going to be easy.
  • Monday, September 11, 2017 4:40 PM
    Ohhhhh, do I ever clearly remember the day I first heard of Pat O’Rourke–actually the first I read about Pat O’Rourke.
  • Monday, September 11, 2017 4:38 PM
    The citizens of Jo Daviess owe a great debt of gratitude to eight county residents who have dedicated six months of their lives to be of service to others, maybe for generations to come.
  • Lifetime memory
    Tuesday, September 05, 2017 2:19 PM
    There are interactions we all have with others that we never forget. . .those thoughtful, caring, touching moments which somehow captivate our souls.
  • Tuesday, September 05, 2017 2:18 PM
  • May hate have no home here
    Tuesday, September 05, 2017 2:15 PM
    We are meant to love.
  • Goin’ down the road
    Monday, August 28, 2017 4:31 PM
    There is an old American folk song called “Goin’ Down the Road Feelin’ Bad,” and I could think of no other way to describe Anthony James Melton, a man I met on Thursday, Aug. 24, as he was walking and playing guitar along U.S. 20 in Galena.
  • ‘How my heart continues to ache’
    Monday, August 28, 2017 4:29 PM
    My students rushed into my classroom before school started.
  • Monday, August 28, 2017 4:28 PM
  • Remembering vets
    Monday, August 28, 2017 4:25 PM
    You don’t expect to see something really cool happen at an airport, especially with a three-hour layover. 
  • Monday, August 21, 2017 5:39 PM
    If you like simple and empowering, you’re going to love this.  
  • ‘I am an American. I am a Jew’
    Monday, August 21, 2017 4:32 PM
    am an American.
  • Monday, August 21, 2017 4:31 PM
  • Finding peace
    Monday, August 21, 2017 4:29 PM
    At this moment–7:40 a.m., eastern time this Saturday morning–I am looking out over Middle Bay.
  • Monday, August 14, 2017 8:44 PM
  • Pickling lesson offers hope
    Monday, August 14, 2017 8:42 PM
    Pickles! 
  • An encounter
    Monday, August 14, 2017 8:40 PM
    What are the chances of finding someone you know when you are participating in an event with over 10,000 people. . .and when everyone is moving over 60-plus miles from town to town?
  • Gazette readers share thoughts on series
    Monday, August 14, 2017 8:38 PM
  • Monday, August 14, 2017 8:37 PM
    During the past two decades, I’ve written a lot of articles, far too many to recall.
  • Q&A

    Monday, August 14, 2017 8:35 PM
    Over the past 18 weeks, The Gazette has fielded numerous questions about immigration and immigrants.
  • Monday, August 14, 2017 8:34 PM
    These famous words grace the Statue of Liberty: “Give me your tired, your poor; your huddled masses yearning to breathe free. The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
  • Thumbs up to three fine young men
    Monday, August 07, 2017 7:21 PM
    An 18-year-old accumulation of box elder bug carcasses was packed inside the electrical wall socket when Brandon Roskom, electrical service manager for Top Notch, unscrewed the cover.
  • The perfect summer escape
    Monday, August 07, 2017 7:19 PM
    Most people probably wouldn’t consider spending five nights sleeping on an air mattress on the floor of a church Sunday school room, surrounded by air mattresses occupied by giggly teenage girls, the perfect summer vacation.
  • Monday, August 07, 2017 7:18 PM
  • Monday, August 07, 2017 7:17 PM
    The other night, we took a boat ride with our friends, Rich and Kim Stephenson Goldberg and Henry Hartfield.
  • Dog tag veterans
    Tuesday, August 01, 2017 11:18 AM
    There are Galenians who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice: giving their lives for this country.
  • Wholesomeness from those who help
    Tuesday, August 01, 2017 11:16 AM
    Bryan Krug, the plumber, is both earnest and skilled.
  • Tuesday, August 01, 2017 11:15 AM
    Summer is once again upon us.
  • Flood of 2017
    Tuesday, July 25, 2017 3:50 PM
    Boy oh boy. . .was I in for a surprise Saturday morning.
  • Tuesday, July 25, 2017 3:49 PM
  • The calls of love are soft and sweet
    Tuesday, July 25, 2017 3:46 PM
    am finding it difficult to return to the world of words after my 40 days of silence.
  • Tuesday, July 25, 2017 3:38 PM
    During the past few weeks much has occurred in the General Assembly and it has been covered by the news media from many different points of view.
  • Monday, July 17, 2017 6:52 PM
  • Finding peace in 40 days of silence
    Monday, July 17, 2017 6:52 PM
    have just returned from what was a transformative journey. 
  • Monday, July 17, 2017 6:51 PM
    One of the issues that we’re passionate about here at The Galena Gazette is government access.
  • Monday, July 10, 2017 7:40 PM
  • Hospitality
    Monday, July 10, 2017 7:38 PM
    There is no question about it. 
  • Sad sights–sad sites
    Monday, July 10, 2017 7:36 PM
    Picture this. 
  • Monday, July 03, 2017 6:55 PM
  • Monday, July 03, 2017 6:51 PM
    The quote of the week, especially this July 4 holiday week, is: “It was like coming to paradise–a life saver.”
  • Monday, June 26, 2017 5:33 PM
    All public bodies in Illinois are required to produce in advance and make available to the public an agenda for all public meetings.
  • A colorful week!!
    Monday, June 26, 2017 5:28 PM
    To say that last week was a colorful week in these parts is indeed an understatement and this coming week appears to be just as colorful. . .if all goes according to plan.
  • Monday, June 19, 2017 4:42 PM
  • Monday, June 19, 2017 4:40 PM
    Summer starts this week on my favorite day of the year!
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