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A couple of weeks ago on a Sunday morning, while many of you were in church preparing for Christmas, I thought of driving to a Chanukah party at Temple Beth El in Dubuque. I opted to stay home. My … 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
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
Concerns growing out of the Vietnam era for prisoners of war and those missing in action established a tradition to be certain they would never be forgotten. The “Missing Man” table … more
My dog snored deeply after his morning run. I fixed a soothing cup of warm milk with a splash of coffee, ginger, cinnamon and a dash of cayenne pepper. I settled onto my well-worn sofa, covering … more
This is a magical community. That much was clear this past Saturday, as I just looked at the many luminaria dotting the sidewalks, lighting the night on an otherwise dreary Saturday. I had just … more
House fire! Randy Beadle, chief of the Galena Fire Department, moved into action. “Fire departments from Galena, Hanover, Elizabeth, Menominee-Dunleith, Scales Mound and the Galena … more
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
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
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
"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
Thanksgiving. It’s my favorite holiday of the year. I enjoy carving the turkey, mostly for selfish reasons. I can hide the best bits of the dark meat. I’m with mostly white-meat eaters so … more
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