Letters to the Editor
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Ms. Werner’s article in the Gazette (June 20) concerning the border crisis and the separation of children speaks from the heart but not from the head. Emotional appeals, whether in anger or in sympathy, are usually deserving of further reflection, and Ms. Werner’s falls into this category. more

I know that both political parties would love to forget the atrocities that our “better dead than red” foreign policy wrought throughout Central America...

Is the League of Women Voters of Jo Daviess County sponsoring the candidates’ forum for state representative and other office hopefuls, as they usually do? I haven’t seen any … more
On a week day a while back, there was a disturbance on a bus where a rider got very upset. Jim Hogan and his wife were just entering the Log Cabin on Main Street and heard the woman driver crying out … more
John McCain was one of my heroes because of what he did, what he went through and what he always believed. He was in Viet Nam when I was in 1967. But in 1968 I was home. John McCain spent five more … more
I am writing to commend Chad and Chris Smith. They installed new windows at a home in The Galena Territory. After construction I went in to clean the home a bit teary at what a mess I could go into. … more
The good guys are people who helped me during 2019: Jerry and Maryann Kieffer, Gary and Mary Jobgen, Janice Lisk, Ron and Miriam Fox, Doris Virtue, Janet Kieffer, Carol Soat, Jim McCrea, Tom Furlong, … more
I’d like to offer my heartfelt thanks to Hillary Dickerson and all at the Galena Gazette for their superb coverage of the Euleila Awards for Poetry and Art over the past 11 years. I am sure … more
We would like to nominate First Community Bank, US Bank and Illinois Bank & Trust for the good guy award. On Dec. 3, Galena Middle School held its 41st annual spelling bee, and these banks were … more
I’d like to offer a few suggestions for making the holidays more sustainable. • Shop local to avoid excess packaging and pollution resulting from shipping. •Give tickets, … more
On behalf of the United Churches of Galena I wish to thank the community for its support of our annual Christmas concert. The concert was held Dec. 4 at St. Michael Catholic Church. This concert … more
  During our formative years–grade school for most, high school for some–disputes were often about something other than the words themselves revealed. The words were intended to … more
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