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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Value of tax dollars

by Joseph Hartford, Galena

I recently had occasion to be in Schapville at the Scales Mound Gun Club. Now there are signs posted stating the road is closed ahead. But I was able to get to the gun club. Schapville Road is …

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