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Letters to the Editor
Letters from our readers Our past is really in the future by Steve Repp, Galena I attended the Oct. 2 gathering at the Ramada regarding the future plans for the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society. During the …
11 years of art and poetry 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 …
Good guy award 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. …
Good guy award 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 …
Simple and beautiful memories   Jan Smith’s article about double-yolked eggs really made me smile, and I hope this poem, that I wrote a couple of years ago, may have the same effect! Eggs and Promises–Just …
Columnists

Thanksgiving action: This year consider putting the emphasis on ‘giving’

Thanksgiving. It’s my favorite holiday of the year. I enjoy carving the turkey, mostly for selfish reasons. I can hide the best bits of the dark meat. I’m with mostly white-meat eaters so …

162 years separate fire traumas

A little girl leaned into her mother. She was surrounded by whatever people could drag out of their meager homes. The child living in Galena that cold February night in 1856 was surely traumatized by …

Belief systems

The topic was “Traditional ceremonial clothing and accessories; past, present and future.” The speaker was my dear friend, Chloris Lowe, New Lisbon, Wis., former president of the Ho-Chunk …

Noticing the great impossible beauty

M any years ago I bought my dining room table at a second-hand store. It was buried under cushions and old lace tablecloths. I felt irrationally drawn to it. It was not a valuable piece but I …
Editorials

Nick Hyde is our choice

The Gazette generally does not endorse candidates. It has been our belief that our role is to share information about candidates so you can make an informed decision. This time, we are making an …

You've done it!

The lead story in last week’s Galena Gazette, “We’re doing it,” is a news story which we’ve wanted to publish for a very long time: The good new is this: The ARC has …

These meetings deserve attendance

During the next week, two area organizations–Community Foundation of Jo Daviess County and Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society–are sponsoring meetings that have the potential to …
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Giving opportunity

A couple of weeks ago, I made a trek to my hometown of Muskegon, Mich., to check in on my dear sweet mother. I wanted to make sure she wasn’t terrorizing the neighbors with late-night …