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It was a sweet, sweet moment at The Galena Foundation annual meeting last week at the DeSoto House Hotel for a man who acted humbly, who has given the Galena community a wonderful gift and … more
In this last week of March, I dissolved into three joy-filled mornings close to Hanover, a town with a river running through it, and memories of children who swam and fished in the long days of … more
I am convinced now more than ever that human beings are more alike than different. I have come to that conclusion through my travels around the world. An event in Galena this past weekend and … more
Editor’s note: Beware! This column is an editorial spoof in honor of April Fools Day. It is not a subversive plot to fool you. Vowing not to take the recent deer shoot sitting down, an … more
The fire truck lights were blinking. It was dark. I needed to get a picture for Part II of my column on the women firefighters of the Galena Fire Department. It was close to 8 p.m. I was driving … more
I well remember writing a column many years ago complaining about a new stone retaining wall that was built along Riverside Drive. It’s just too short to do any good, I remember thinking. … more
The five women firefighters of the Galena Fire Department are well-trained professionals. At one moment they draw on the serious focus required in their important work; the next moment they warmly … more
I have a feeling that there will be a lot of green all about Galena this coming Saturday. Galena’s going to get a head start on St. Patrick’s Day festivities with a day-full of … more
T oday is International Women’s Day. This week I have been reflecting on both the communal and solitary journeys of my courageous international sisters. In the collections room of the Galena … more
The Rev. Stephen Ellis shared these words and many more from the pulpit of Christ Church in Savannah, Ga., in 1863. It was one of many sermons given by ministers in Confederate states defending and … more
It is that time of year again. The Rotary Club of Galena is looking for area families to host an exchange student for the 2019-20 school year. To share the ins and outs of hosting, I’ve … more
I sat next to a rock and roll hero. I kid you not. I’d seen Galena High School girls throwing themselves at him just last April. There he was. Conrad Birdie in the flesh. I did not … more
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