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My great disappointment, my only disappointment with this year’s Galena High School football season has nothing to do with the team’s record or the effort the young men put into the … more
Once again, Galena’s population grew four-fold during the weekend Halloween celebration. Over 50 participants in the parade, a dozen balloons glowing along U.S. 20, Ghoulish Gala dance at … more
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
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