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  • 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.
  • Monday, October 09, 2017 4:25 PM
  • The call is sweet: Shhh. . .Listen. Please.
    Monday, October 09, 2017 4:24 PM
  • The waiting is the hardest part
    Monday, October 09, 2017 4:18 PM
    Very few songwriters hit the nail on the head like Tom Petty, who died last week.
  • Monday, October 09, 2017 4:13 PM
    The churches in Galena host many fundraisers throughout the year. 
  • Monday, October 02, 2017 5:07 PM
    Reassurance. . .that intangible security blanket for which we reach in moments of uncertainty and which I hope to provide herein.
  • A special camaraderie and dedication
    Monday, October 02, 2017 5:06 PM
    We were strangers when we met. 
  • Monday, October 02, 2017 5:05 PM
  • Blast from the past
    Monday, October 02, 2017 5:03 PM
     A blast from the past showed up at The Galena Gazette office early last week: Mac McKinsey.
  • Survivors
    Tuesday, September 26, 2017 11:34 AM
    As a true veteran, George Petitgout gave me my marching orders.
  • Beyond understanding: Giving all the glory
    Tuesday, September 26, 2017 11:32 AM
    At 10:30 in the evening I took my roasted “righteous” chicken from the oven.
  • 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
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