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  • Tuesday, May 26, 2015 12:41 PM

    This week’s newspaper marks a watershed week in the life of this business and continuity of the services we offer in this corner of northwest Illinois.

     
  • Tuesday, May 26, 2015 11:17 AM
     
  • Tuesday, May 26, 2015 11:16 AM
    1941 was to have been a banner year for me. 
  • Tuesday, May 26, 2015 11:14 AM
    Today before I started to write my column, I learned of a terrible auto accident with fatalities on U.S. 20 in Tapley Woods. 
  • Tuesday, May 19, 2015 11:45 AM

    "Poop.” The most hilarious word in the vocabulary of any self-respecting 4 to 7 year old.

     
  • Tuesday, May 19, 2015 11:42 AM

    Internationally people are suffering from various vision disabilities and infinite situations of domestic abuse, and a simple donation from the blessed people of northwest Illinois’s beautiful Jo Daviess County can help these individuals.

     
  • Tuesday, May 19, 2015 11:38 AM
     
  • Tuesday, May 19, 2015 11:32 AM
    One of my daughter Jane’s favorite sayings in high school and college that has continued in our family lexicon is “hoppn’ fiesta.” 
  • Tuesday, May 12, 2015 11:25 AM

    The percentage of overweight children in the United States is growing with one of every three children now considered overweight or obese.

     
  • Tuesday, May 12, 2015 11:24 AM
    As we sit here in the comparative tranquility of our Midwestern area, transfixed by what is occurring in Baltimore, it is hard to grasp the sad reality of the situation. 
  • Tuesday, May 12, 2015 11:23 AM
    A heavy spring rain poured and lightning streaked across the sky as I drove back from an appointment in Dubuque this afternoon. 
  • Tuesday, May 12, 2015 11:22 AM
     
  • Tuesday, May 12, 2015 11:17 AM

    As state government scurries to fill a projected $8 billion deficit in the 2016 fiscal year budget, it would seem to make sense to move beyond successful compromises and proven solutions already in place and instead focus on issues that truly have a significant impact on the state’s finances.

     
  • Tuesday, May 12, 2015 11:11 AM

    Several weeks ago, I was wandering my way through the Maquoketa, Iowa, Sentinel Press newspaper and spotted an article about a Chilean folk music group, Inti-Illimani.

     
  • Tuesday, May 05, 2015 2:56 PM
    In February, Art Ricker walked seven Junior Girl Scouts through a flag retirement ceremony. 
  • Tuesday, May 05, 2015 10:08 AM
    As busy as Springfield is, I always look forward to seeing familiar faces from northwest Illinois. 
  • Tuesday, May 05, 2015 10:07 AM
    On one average morning, a series of events played out that caused me to pause and reflect on these three blessings in my life, my children. 
  • Tuesday, May 05, 2015 10:06 AM
    Lest anyone get the impression from previous writings that I am averse to railroads per se, that actually is not the case. 
  • Tuesday, May 05, 2015 10:04 AM
     
  • Tuesday, May 05, 2015 10:01 AM
    Tom Arnold’s pigs are happy. 
  • Tuesday, May 05, 2015 9:59 AM

    We’re going to go back a couple of weeks and write about an event during the historical society’s Peace in Union activities that set the hair on the back of my neck standing up straight.

     
  • Tuesday, April 28, 2015 2:34 PM
    Dan Kelly, DeSoto House owner, and I have something in common. 
  • Tuesday, April 28, 2015 2:33 PM

    It’s time to remove personalities from the equation and move forward in the direction that’s best for tourism in Jo Daviess County.

     
  • Tuesday, April 28, 2015 11:44 AM
    There was once a song away back in the early 1930’s and the refrain went, “Everybody’s doing it, doing it, doing it.” 
  • Tuesday, April 28, 2015 11:42 AM
    Last week I received a call from Deputy Wayne “Artie” Moyer of the Jo Daviess Sheriff’s Office apprising me of the department’s role in the recovery effort that is taking place in Fairdale. 
  • Tuesday, April 28, 2015 11:40 AM
    "I was excited to go on this field trip." 
  • Tuesday, April 28, 2015 11:38 AM
     
  • Tuesday, April 21, 2015 3:20 PM
    The call came into the office just this past week.
     
  • Tuesday, April 21, 2015 3:17 PM
    If you ever meet Dan Krenz and Kelli May-Krenz, I highly recommend you ask how they met.
     
  • Tuesday, April 21, 2015 1:52 PM
    I may well have mentioned in some previous article what an amazing person Spike Werner was.
     
  • Tuesday, April 21, 2015 1:49 PM
    Judy Anger and Brenda Dowell, certified nursing assistants (CNA) at the Galena Stauss Senior Care Community, are two great gifts to the seniors of our region.
     
  • Tuesday, April 21, 2015 1:47 PM
     made the long drive to Springfield Tuesday morning, and, along with the rest of the Illinois General Assembly, I’ve spent most of this week in session or in committee.
     
  • Tuesday, April 21, 2015 1:46 PM

     
  • Tuesday, April 14, 2015 2:18 PM

    It’s opening night. Director Ronn Toebaas is grim. He addresses the more than 40-person cast sitting before him.

     
  • Tuesday, April 14, 2015 11:45 AM
    Whether you are a lifelong resident of Jo Daviess County (JDC) or are a “transplant” you probably don’t know all there is to do outdoors in JDC.
     
  • Tuesday, April 14, 2015 11:38 AM
    The city of East Dubuque is a geographically divided community, a copy of such ups and downs with the railroad tracks intersection it.
     
  • Tuesday, April 14, 2015 11:37 AM
    On March 17 at the monthly meeting of the American Legion in Galena, my dad, Jim Henry, was presented with a “Quilt of Valor” by the national Quilts of Valor organization through the Friendship Quilters of Elizabeth.
     
  • Tuesday, April 14, 2015 11:36 AM
    Lois’ shrimp dip on Ritz crackers is a tradition in the Farrell family.
     
  • Tuesday, April 14, 2015 11:33 AM

     
  • Tuesday, April 14, 2015 11:31 AM

    I have always been amazed by the broad range of talents possessed by the people who call this wonderful place in northwest Illinois their home.

     
  • Tuesday, April 07, 2015 10:30 AM
    The origin of bowling can be traced back to 3200 B.C. Egypt where an anthropologist in the 1930s found remnants of what was thought to be components of a pin game buried with a child.
     
  • Tuesday, April 07, 2015 10:29 AM
    My column this week is in response to recent media coverage about Amtrak and its alleged return to northwest Illinois.
     
  • Tuesday, April 07, 2015 10:28 AM
    How can Easter have arrived already when it seems like we just put the Christmas ornaments away?
     
  • Tuesday, April 07, 2015 10:26 AM

     
  • Tuesday, April 07, 2015 10:20 AM
    Whenever the scanner starts to beep and squawk here at The Gazette all ears turn to what the dispatcher might have to say.
     
  • Tuesday, April 07, 2015 9:23 AM
    I keep falling in love.
     
  • Tuesday, March 31, 2015 10:41 AM

    The East Dubuque District Library is welcoming spring and it is planning something in the line of programming for almost everyone, from the youngest to the most mature.

     
  • Tuesday, March 31, 2015 10:39 AM
    The headline, “11-Year-Old Sioux City Girl On High Road to Fame With Poetry That Belies Youth” continues to move me as I look through old family pictures.
     
  • Tuesday, March 31, 2015 10:37 AM

     
  • Tuesday, March 31, 2015 9:34 AM

    At The Galena Foundation annual meeting at the DeSoto House Hotel this past week, I chatted with Galena Mayor Terry Renner for a little bit about the train derailment.

     
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