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  • 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
  • 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
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