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On Thursday, Nov. 29, we made our final payment to Tri-State Christian and now our community has a new location where the Galena ARC will conduct its current programming and operations in the … more
Sheer perfection! As I stood before those huge, cream-colored cows at their food trough, the sky was an impossibly perfect shade of blue with a sprinkling of cumulus clouds tossed in for good … more
I had travelled east (toward the mountains as my Chilean friends would say) on the red metro line in Santiago, Chile. The destination, the last stop, was Pueblito Los Dominicos, a heritage area where … more
"Hey, it’s snowing. And really cold! You call this global warming,” one of my donkeys declared as she threw up her rear hooves with disdain. She was waiting for me at the gate. It … more
Galena offers a lot of challenging 5K runs. The Heroes for History Stair Run stands unique in those runs: it directly benefits emergency services and the historical community. The run will be … more
Prophetic words appeared in The Galena Daily Gazette on Nov. 15, 1892. Today, 126 years and a couple months later, these words are still prophetic. They are words showing foresight. They are … more
Who needs Hulk Hogan when right here in northwest Illinois there is a wrestling world of Shakespearean proportions? In this world of carefully choreographed, yet improvised, physical theater good … more
I just got a chance to relive part of the 1990s. I had tickets to the Jones County Fair, where the Barenaked Ladies and Hootie & The Blowfish were performing. These are two bands that … more
It all started with a chance encounter. The bike was off the car at the start of the Galena River Trail underneath the U.S. 20 bridge. Mark Moran pulled up and asked, “Can I join … more
Y our traditional view of exercise protocols is changing! Why? According to an article published by Time on a United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report, (, June … more
What stories lie hidden behind the faces of children in fading school photos tossed into boxes of family treasures? Most of the stories will one day be reduced to a few sentences at most. Many will … more
A confession. When I was five years old, I used to fantasize about having a conversation with Hitler. Children growing up in the military mark their childhoods by military posts. My father would … more
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