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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
It’s interesting to think about the ebb and flow to our lives as we proceed through life. There is for most of us a yearning of normality, the familiar, as we are buffeted by external forces of … 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
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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The fire continued to burn. It was the talk of Galena for years. I have always felt that our lives are measured less by the events themselves and more by those waking moments in the middle of the … more

A Gold Star mother sorrowfully remembers her son Clare who died in battle so far from home. With gentle sensitivity, Ronn Toebaas makes a fleeting adjustment to the military hat of the young actor playing Clare.

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O n Friday night, I plan on being surrounded by cake. And not just any cake. I imagine there will be some of the most creative confections to be found in Galena. It’s all a part of the … more
The memory of poet Lucille Clifton sitting alone in her wheelchair in July 2008 haunts me. Why didn’t I just stay with her until her driver arrived? She was not well. The other poets had … more
Editor’s note: Mike Bugeja is a is a professor and former director of the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication at Iowa State University. This column has previously been published in … more
When I met Ron Jenkins in his classroom at Galena High School, it was 5 p.m. The halls were quiet. Various sets of novels were stacked here and there. The walls had posters of photos from … more
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