Letters to the Editor
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Treatment for domestic violence abusers by Gail Gabbert, Galena Dan Burke wrote an important column on domestic violence in Jo Daviess County on Oct. 25, 2017 in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Mortality rates are high for this … more
A tremendous mentor by Jim Burgett, Highland Ken Schablowsky was a man who made a difference. He was serving as the Galena School District superintendent when I was a teacher at Elizabeth. I went from teacher to principal to superintendent … more
Tell your pets how much they mean by Richard Peeters, Galena We lost our beautiful golden retriever to cancer a couple of weeks ago. If you have a pet, tell him or her how much you love them every day, for in an instant they could be gone … more
Historic, or hypocritical, Galena? by H. Scott Wolfe, Galena I echo the concern expressed by my library colleague Mr. Repp, in regard to the demolition of the residence at 318 Gear St. As a citizen, and former member of the city’s … more
The discrimination of low expectations by John Bernardi, Galena “Stand and Deliver” is the story made into a 1988 movie of a diminutive Spanish man from Bolivia who set out to challenge the perceptions of a welfare bureaucracy … more
This town that time forgot by Steve Repp On July 6, I attended the historic preservation commission meeting held at city hall here in Galena. My concern for attending was with the possible action to demolish the house at 318 Gear St. in … more
Memories by Steve Hickie, Punta Gorda, Fla. Even as we deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Florida here in Florida, the passing of Melvin Brodrecht brought back a wave of good memories of Mel, Ron Moser and my father, Tom Hickie, at our house … more
Prostate Cancer Awareness Month by Dr. Ralph Losey, Galena September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. I want to encourage all men over the age of 40 to have a discussion with their doctor about screening for prostate cancer. Much of the … more
A drop in the bucket by Beth Baranski, Galena We’ve seen an increase in the number and intensity of storm events in our area, and state climatologists predict that this will continue to be the case for some time. Given our steep slopes … more
Peace gardens? by John P. Jankowski, Stockton A friend who is a member of Veterans for Peace notified me that the Las Vegas branch of his organization was prevented from marching in a parade, despite having a permit to do so. The local police … more
Character by Chief Deputy Craig Ketelsen, Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Office “Character: How a person acts when they think no one is watching.” On the night of Friday, July 21, into the morning hours of Saturday, July … more
Puzzled by Melissa McGuire, Galena I was puzzled by your Aug. 9 headline, “What did you learn?” Usually headlines impart information. Asking a question of your readers is really odd. The series on immigration was fine. I’m … more
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