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Sarah and half of the office just shake their heads and think I’m nuts. . .absolutely nuts, especially when I’m wearing my close fitting bicycle clothes. You know. . .middle age man … more
"What a clear cold night!” I thought to myself as I drove on U.S. 20 just at dusk that Tuesday before Thanksgiving. I imagined walking out later that night, as I often do at 2 a.m. under a … more
T hat snow-drifting afternoon was perfect for a short, albeit nippy walk. The chill factor was somewhere around -15 when I hiked up the hill. On windy bone-chilling days, I have learned to bundle … more
W hen I poked my head in at the busy Common Cents store on Main Street in Elizabeth, a gentleman was asking Tammy Trebian, business manager, if she had any bullet pencils. “What in the world … more
Get ready to raise your head to the sky, and see some fireworks! The second Holiday Fire In The Sky is planned for this weekend by the Galena Downtown Business Association (GDBA). Saturday, Dec. … more
A hh. . .I remember well the first Illinois Special Olympics Winter Games 39 years ago. As I remember, the esprit de corps among all involved was incredible. But that’s a story left to … more
W e had questions. You had answers. On Oct. 2-3 the community was invited to attend an input session regarding possible stories and experiences in the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical … more
“Carved on these walls is the story of America, of a continuing quest to preserve both democracy and decency, and to protect a national treasure that we call the American … more

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.

When one sees Jo Daviess County Sheriff Kevin Turner or Galena Police Chief Lori Huntington at a Rotary Club of Galena meeting, you can generally assume what the program is. But, when you see each at … more
H ardly a week goes by without an email from Carole Sullivan, Galena Center for the Arts executive director. That’s a good thing. Carole wants information in The Galena Gazette. She has … more

Richard Pearce, we miss you. In a thousand ways we miss your brilliant light, your genius, your will to live deeply. In a thousand ways, we suffer at your will to die.

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