Letters to the Editor
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Michael Perry, a New York Times bestselling author, humorist and host of the nationally-syndicated Tent Show Radio, will perform at LitFest’s premier event, a dinner at the Desoto House on … more
Not one member of the Democratic Party has stepped forward to support the president’s request for a wall to secure this country’s southern border. This tells us more about the fascist … more
Today at lunch, a gentleman set $20 on the table as he overheard my friends and I talking about the flat tire I had while driving to the restaurant. I don’t know who he was, or why he did this, … more
Jane Carlisle, Shirley Friedl and Joan Offerman join me in nominating Kirsten Heim, instructor of the balance classes at Midwest Health and Fitness Center, for a good guy award. This class focuses … more
Between May 25 and Sept. 17, 1787, 55 men gathered in Philadelphia and hammered out the terms of our country’s rulebook, which we call the Constitution. The prior rulebook, the Articles of … more
There are many people who took me to places where I had to get this past year: George and Leann Scharpf, Janice Lisk, Doris Virtue, Tom Furlong, Jerry Westemeier, John Rosenthal, Rob and Ruth … more
A quarter of the kitchen window facing the west is blocked with snow that came down last night. I haven’t seen deer’s footprints in the yard for several days. Where is Frisky now? Frisky … more
We can all likely think of a time when someone said something that made us cringe, and we hoped against hope that we had simply misheard. This was the case for me last week when Virginia Governor … more
Sometimes, Americans tend to look inward and miss the bigger picture. Refugees are not just Mexicans or Central Americans, indigenous people or Euro-Americans or criminals trying to enter the United … more
The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) is in the midst of reviewing Nicor Gas’s request for a $17.6 million, 70.4-mile natural gas pipeline extension from East Dubuque to the Galena Territory. … more
This is in response to John A. Schultz’s recent letter in The Galena Gazette, “Fences do make good neighbors.” In his letter Mr. Schultz challenges the veracity of a previous writer … more
  In a recent letter, Pat Wemstrom, claimed “Undocumented immigrants commit crimes at a lower rate than do United States citizens.” I have seen/heard this claim several other … more
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