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Would the average person get excited about cracking a double-yolk egg? Probably not. But if they found more than one double-yolk egg in a dozen eggs, then maybe they may get a bit excited. That was … more
On Friday, Nov. 2 and Saturday, Nov. 3, the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF) will host its last in a series of events featuring Native American voices of our region. The event is called … more
Three young Lakota women look out at the arena of the Rosebud Pow Wow. I photographed them when I was visiting my Lakota friends a couple of years ago. I hesitated to take their picture. This was … more
How cool are these photos? I’m especially fond of the photo featuring the silhouettes of interested onlookers during last year’s balloon glow. The intense colors are heightened by the … more
Totaled! I set out to find any local white-footed mouse to simply ask, “Why?” I found her as she scampered out from her fluffy home when I lifted the lid of my propane tank. The … 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
“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
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
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
W hile many young people are reluctant to walk up to the front of a room. Margaux Blateau isn’t. I think that’s because she spent a year as an exchange student. Margaux lived in … more
Something about snake tales calls for a bit of embellishment. Who in the world would voluntarily hunt rattlers for more than just a few good stories? “Les Deininger is someone who can … more
A World War II LST ship recently docked in Dubuque, Iowa, open to the public. LST (Landing Ship, Tank) is the naval designation for ships that supported amphibious operations by carrying tanks, … more
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