• Monday, March 27, 2017 4:02 PM
    On a relatively warm night in January, the School Board approved placing a $21.8 million bond referendum on the upcoming April ballot.
  • Celebrating the arts
    Monday, March 27, 2017 4:02 PM
    The Council for Art Education directs Youth Art Month nationally, advocating for visual arts education for all children and encouraging funding for quality school visual arts programs.
  • Monday, March 27, 2017 4:00 PM
    Pigs! 
  • Monday, March 27, 2017 3:59 PM
    Long before I was actually too young by far to understand all of the intricacies and nuances of politics, I was already interested in them. 
  • Monday, March 27, 2017 3:56 PM
  • Monday, March 27, 2017 3:54 PM
    The words we use are important.
  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:53 AM

    As Galena City Council members and city staff review and reflect on the “Welcome City” resolution, we think it is appropriate for citizens of this community to appreciate what has taken place.

  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:51 AM

    It is interesting to note that last week’s Galena City Council meeting took place during Sunshine Week, a week designated to advocate for open government.

  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:49 AM
  • How free are we? Is it only an illusion?
    Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:48 AM

    How free are we? Is our treasured American freedom only an illusion?

  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:45 AM
    There’s a slight possibility that I may be pushing the season a tad, but shouldn’t we be seeing more, if even only slightly more, signs of spring?
  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:44 AM
    Understandably, much attention has been given to the upcoming school bond referendum.
  • Tuesday, March 14, 2017 11:08 AM
  • In the darkness...
    Tuesday, March 14, 2017 11:08 AM
    Photographs tell stories, just as the one above does.
  • Tuesday, March 14, 2017 11:06 AM
    My toes were bleeding.
  • Tuesday, March 14, 2017 11:05 AM
    History has a way of requiring to be recognized and recorded.
  • Monday, March 06, 2017 4:06 PM
    Within the sequence of making any significant purchase is the natural inclination to want to see that which you are buying.
  • Monday, March 06, 2017 4:05 PM
    It appears that our aspiring leader, President Trump, is beginning to become a trifle testy. 
  • Monday, March 06, 2017 4:05 PM
    I don’t attend city council meetings nearly often enough.
  • Monday, March 06, 2017 4:03 PM
  • Monday, March 06, 2017 4:02 PM
    As I write this, the forecast for Saturday morning promises snow and a high of 30.
  • In the classroom
    Monday, March 06, 2017 3:58 PM
    Our public schools are sometimes heaped upon with criticism.
  • Patriots Pen winners share their essays
    Monday, February 27, 2017 4:06 PM
    The Hanover VFW Auxiliary has recently honored three River Ridge students who participated in its Patriots Pen essay contest.
  • Monday, February 27, 2017 4:04 PM
    My son’s rented car pulled in at the top of the hill making my dogs leap for joy.
  • Monday, February 27, 2017 4:02 PM
    Once in a while, a little dose of nostalgia is kind of nice.
  • Monday, February 27, 2017 4:01 PM
  • Exchange program
    Monday, February 27, 2017 3:58 PM

    We live in a time when exchange programs–the opportunity for people of one country to learn about people and culture of another–are more important than ever.

     
  • Sunset
    Monday, February 20, 2017 3:44 PM
    If you don’t know, I have a love affair with sunsets, especially during the winter months.
  • Monday, February 20, 2017 3:43 PM
    We tend today to take the availability of our libraries for granted but that wasn’t always so.
  • May they be at a deep and lasting peace
    Monday, February 20, 2017 3:42 PM
    Elizabeth S. “attempted to injure herself with a potato masher.”
  • Monday, February 20, 2017 3:40 PM
  • Lessons
    Monday, February 13, 2017 5:21 PM
    It’s a little device.
  • Monday, February 13, 2017 5:20 PM
    Imagine that in our nation’s long history, there have been some more acrimonious, unsettling and fractious elections.
  • Monday, February 13, 2017 5:19 PM
    As I have continued my reading and research on poor houses, and specifically the Poor House (Poor Farm) of our county, I remembered the abject poor in various countries where I have done work. 
  • Monday, February 13, 2017 5:17 PM
  • Monday, February 13, 2017 5:15 PM
    As has been recently and rightly highlighted, the Galena School Board voted recently to place a $21.8 million referendum on the ballot for the upcoming election.
  • Annual ritual
    Monday, February 06, 2017 5:03 PM
    Our lives are filled with rituals.
  • Monday, February 06, 2017 5:02 PM
    I’ve trod the firm foundation provided by this great nation for many more years than I had ever imagined.
  • Monday, February 06, 2017 5:01 PM
    Last night had a clear, dry chill which I could feel slipping under the doors even as I was warmed by the fire I’d carefully built. 
  • Monday, February 06, 2017 4:59 PM
  • Monday, February 06, 2017 4:59 PM
    The last two poems in Lynn Werner’s column last week should have appeared as is printed below.
  • Finding volunteers
    Monday, January 30, 2017 5:34 PM
    As much as anything else, what adds to the quality of life in rural communities such as ours throughout this country–actually throughout this world?
  • Monday, January 30, 2017 5:33 PM
    As has been recently and rightly highlighted, the Galena Board of Education voted recently to place a $21.8 million referendum on the ballot for the upcoming election.
  • Monday, January 30, 2017 5:32 PM
    It’s Saturday, post inauguration day.
  • A mother’s wisdom speaks through poetry
    Monday, January 30, 2017 5:30 PM
    I turn to the poetry written by my mother when I need to “talk” to her.
  • Monday, January 30, 2017 5:29 PM
  • Monday, January 23, 2017 5:25 PM
  • Monday, January 23, 2017 5:25 PM
    The word “media” is being thrown about a lot.
  • Millions of women raised their voices
    Monday, January 23, 2017 5:22 PM

    Millions of women raised their collective voices the day after the inauguration.

  • Monday, January 23, 2017 5:14 PM

    President Trump really does have a way of making waves and causing consternation for a goodly portion of the electorate just by his often offhand statements and questionable remarks.

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