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
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
Lives at risk if ambulance suspended by Shawn Buck, Hanover I’m not trying to scare people, but reality is setting in fast for the community of Hanover and surrounding communities. A group of citizens is deluging the Illinois Department … more
Take a second look at the benefits by Robert Mahan,Galena A letter to the editor that appeared in the May 9, 2018 edition of the Galena Gazette has illustrated that there may be some misunderstanding of how lodging in historic buildings … more
On behalf of the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center (MVRBC), I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the village of Elizabeth for welcoming us into the community and holding our very … more
On giving thanks... by John Jankowski, Stockton Thanksgiving should be a national day of prayer and forgiveness, for all of the hell our forefathers and their progeny have created here and abroad, in the name of “Manifest Destiny,” … more
  Recently I developed a severely flat tire on Bench Street. Pulling into a parking lot, I looked forward to changing to the spare, as 40 years ago that was a “piece of … more
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