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  • Tuesday, July 28, 2015 2:39 PM
    This next school year the Galena Rotary-sponsored exchange student will be from Finland. 
  • Tuesday, July 28, 2015 2:38 PM
  • Tuesday, July 28, 2015 2:37 PM
    Another trip back in time to the little town on the river. 
  • Tuesday, July 28, 2015 2:33 PM

    "That book was trying to go home.”

  • Tuesday, July 21, 2015 10:33 AM
    A recent article by Dr. Jeff Ritterman, M.D. described in detail the dangers of added sugar in our diet. 
  • Tuesday, July 21, 2015 10:32 AM
     you have the good fortune to live anywhere close to the banks of the mighty Mississippi, you might hear the appellation “river rat” applied to some of the local residents. 
  • Tuesday, July 21, 2015 10:30 AM
    Mitakuye Oyasin.” We are all related. 
  • Tuesday, July 21, 2015 10:29 AM
  • Tuesday, July 21, 2015 10:24 AM
    Dr. Fred Baltz said it once, twice, three times and several more times as he talked about the miracle of Jesus feeding the masses. 
  • Tuesday, July 14, 2015 12:47 PM

    Some of the toughest volunteer jobs in any community involves serving on an elected board, especially a city council or village board or a school board.

  • Tuesday, July 14, 2015 12:45 PM

    Last week, meeting as a committee of the whole, the Galena School Board was presented with a recommendation from administration to hire a half-time vocal music instructor to fill the shoes of Mark Baglione, who is leaving the district to take on a new role with the Oak Lawn School District.

  • Tuesday, July 14, 2015 12:43 PM
    Ah, The Palace Campgrounds of Galena! 
  • Tuesday, July 14, 2015 12:42 PM
  • Tuesday, July 14, 2015 12:41 PM
    Perhaps you can chalk it up to age-related forgetfulness or selective memory, but this July 4 we had occasion to renew a whole lot of almost forgotten family memories. 
  • Tuesday, July 07, 2015 1:57 PM
    Happy Independence Day! 
  • Tuesday, July 07, 2015 1:56 PM
    What makes for a good student, and conversely, what can produce a less than successful student? 
  • Tuesday, July 07, 2015 1:54 PM
    A young woman with a perfect tan was stretched out in the sun at the Galena Alice T. Virtue (ATV) Water Park. 
  • Tuesday, July 07, 2015 1:53 PM
  • Tuesday, July 07, 2015 1:49 PM

    Bright. Engaging. Passionate. Fun. I can’t think of any better four words to describe my experiences and traveling companions as we spent the last two weeks of June in Chile.

  • Tuesday, June 30, 2015 12:17 PM
    It seems impossible that July is already here, and Independence Day is only a few days away. 
  • Tuesday, June 30, 2015 10:23 AM
    We’d already put in four hours when we pulled into the dark driveway. 
  • Tuesday, June 30, 2015 10:22 AM
    Celebrating the Fourth of July is one of the best parts about summer to me. 
  • Tuesday, June 30, 2015 10:20 AM
    Living in our “little town on the river,” we often assume that in general, children are receiving their education nationwide much the same as we do here. 
  • Tuesday, June 30, 2015 10:17 AM
  • Tuesday, June 23, 2015 10:23 AM
    I’ve been inundated with inquiries regarding the “inside” happenings of Springfield. 
  • Tuesday, June 23, 2015 10:21 AM
  • Tuesday, June 23, 2015 10:19 AM
    Eric Faramus’ studio window looks out to his neighbor’s work horses with whom he has a long relationship. 
  • Tuesday, June 23, 2015 10:17 AM
    The Galena ARC is again ready to bring the daytime events to Recreation Park for the Fourth of July. 
  • Tuesday, June 23, 2015 9:41 AM

    Although Memorial weekend is in our rear view mirrors, I can’t seem to let go of two of the best speeches I’ve heard to honor fallen citizens during Memorial Day activities.

  • Tuesday, June 23, 2015 9:21 AM
    History has always been always held a fascination for me. 
  • Tuesday, June 16, 2015 9:52 AM
    The weather gods looked down with approval and gave a resounding, thumbs up to the library’s kickoff event for the children’s Summer Reading Program. 
  • Tuesday, June 16, 2015 9:50 AM
    "You can only reap what you sow,” I reminded myself as I made another Facebook entry. 
  • Tuesday, June 16, 2015 9:48 AM

    As Jo Daviess County ponders steps to improve tourism, Illinois could be going backwards.

  • Tuesday, June 16, 2015 9:47 AM
  • Tuesday, June 16, 2015 9:41 AM
    I have a confession to make . . . despite my youthful, almost boyish appearance, I turned 50 this school year. 
  • Tuesday, June 16, 2015 9:38 AM
    This coming Saturday, June 20, Hunter Fuerste will be bringing his big band to Turner Hall. 
  • Tuesday, June 09, 2015 11:03 AM
    Eating clean has been a topic in the health and fitness world for quite some time now. 
  • Tuesday, June 09, 2015 10:59 AM
    I am the person who thinks I can make a difference. 
  • Tuesday, June 09, 2015 10:53 AM
    A mummified chicken lies somewhere on the grounds of Galena Middle School. 
  • Tuesday, June 09, 2015 10:24 AM
  • Tuesday, June 09, 2015 10:23 AM
    The year was 1933 and for residents of the little town on the river, there didn’t yet appear to be any cure for the illness labeled “the Depression.” 
  • Tuesday, June 09, 2015 10:20 AM
    As far back as the 1700s, the bugle has been used as a method of signaling military detachments. 
  • Tuesday, June 09, 2015 10:15 AM
    There are so many activities that take place in our communities that often go unseen, but which connect one generation to another. 
  • Tuesday, June 02, 2015 4:51 PM
    Ten years ago on June 1, we bought our first house in Galena. 
  • Tuesday, June 02, 2015 4:47 PM

    Three area educators are headed to Combarbalá, Chile, late next week and will be spending two weeks helping others.

  • Tuesday, June 02, 2015 1:21 PM
  • Tuesday, June 02, 2015 12:49 PM
    "I love to rake my yard, dancing to Elvis!” 
  • Tuesday, June 02, 2015 12:45 PM
    The Galena Art & Recreation Center (ARC) and its wellness staff shared with Galena High School physical education students some exercise and wellness alternatives. 
  • Tuesday, June 02, 2015 12:44 PM
    If you are fortunate, you may in your lifetime know a person like Iva Accola. 
  • Tuesday, June 02, 2015 12:40 AM
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