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A country doesn’t exist without borders

by John Schultz, Galena

Ms. Grafton’s letter contains a number points that need to be challenged. She states that the Berlin Wall was constructed in 1945. It was built in 1961. It was not …

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Walls don’t work

by Patricia Grafton, Hanover

The American poet Robert Frost decided that good fences do not make good neighbors after all. With President Trump pushing Congress to fund a wall between U.S.A. and Mexico to the tune of $18 …

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Time to wake up

by Ray Ruthenberg, Shoreview, Minn.

The Jan. 10 issue had two letters to editor that I totally agree with: John Wallanches, Hanover, and John Bernardi, Galena.

Wallanches’ description of the U.S. /deep-state policy of …

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Kelly Lane is special place

by Bonnie Geisert, Galena

Kelly Lane is not just a Galena city street. It’s a neighborhood. Up and down the street, neighbors have been doing all manner of nice things for each other. It is a pleasure to live …

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Stop slanting the news

by Pat McCarthy, Galena

Since Hurricane Maria pretty well devastated much of the Caribbean, I have heard a lot of reports about the dismal job that FEMA and the rest of the governmental agencies involved have done in …

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Different memories

by Chuck Wemstrom, Mt. Carroll

I grew up in Chicago a few years before John Jankowski in a neighborhood much like Logan Square. However, my memories are different.

On my block, the Catholics didn’t talk to the …

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Love the nativity scene

by Marshall and Ardath Winter, Elizabeth

Thank you, Galena, for the brightly lit nativity scene. We look forward to seeing it each year.

 

What an evening!

by Pastor Bill Longmore,

on behalf of the …

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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,” …

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What does all this have to do with us?

by Chuck Wemstrom, Mt. Carroll

In a recent and predictable campaign stop, Gov. Bruce Rauner repeated his main talking points: get rid of Mike Madigan, instigate term limits, reduce the individual income …

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Stop the name calling

by Ron Serpliss, Galena

I looked forward to the article in the Nov. 1 edition regarding the Greater Galena Marketing Inc. (GGMI) meeting to learn about new venues for growth, upcoming events, and creative approaches to …

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It takes a team

by Jordan Williams, president,

Scales Mound Education Association

Nov. 13-17 will mark our annual observance of American Education Week here at Scales Mound School and throughout the country. This week highlights the …

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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 …

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