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Letters to the Editor
More trees, please I just came across a photo published in the Galena Gazette’s May 19, 2019, edition, showing an 1800s view of the farmer’s market outside the Old Market House State Historic Site, with …
Good guy award   The Galena Education Foundation would like to nominate Roger Redington and Cal Schafer for 17-plus years of service on the Galena Education Foundation Board! They started the foundation, …
Honoring indigenous Americans   This Oct. 14, celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day! Let’s take this day to remember and celebrate the many indigenous people who have traditionally lived and currently live in …
Getting excited about the future   I think with the all-but-certain election of a Democratic president in 2020, we can look forward to a Green New Deal. This is exciting. Finally, America and the rest of the world will do …
A tiny seed to sooth the soul  A cute leaf sent by the fall breeze was waiting for me on the porch. The face of the leaf is red. It may feel embarrassed for visiting without invitation. The sunlight is so transparent and …
Columnists

Scoop from Galena High School: Student council hosts successful homecoming week, looks forward to future projects

The 2019 Galena High School Homecoming was a success. Each year Galena High School Student Council members plan and carry out a week full of fun homecoming activities. Organizing homecoming …

‘Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects’

Will Rogers, humorist and raconteur once said: “Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.” Having adopted two donkeys, I am quickly filling in my utter ignorance of things …

Go with the flow: Although damp and muddy, Oktoberfest was still a great event

In my life, I have never seen more people walking through mud and having more fun. If you wanted to demonstrate what “going with the flow” means, this is it! Gazette staffer …

What’s in a (newspaper) name?

National Newspaper Week focuses our thoughts on the importance of the First Amendment to the Constitution and its guarantees of freedom of speech and of the press. Important stuff worth …
Editorials

Cheers to 40 years!: Galena Country Fair is a treasure for Jo Daviess County

Forty years ago when organizers hosted the first Galena Country Fair, it's safe to say they never would have guessed that four decades later, the fair, held each Columbus Day weekend at Grant …

An eye opener...: We're in this together

How Jo Daviess County communities provide emergency medical services is under review thanks to a special committee created by the Jo Daviess County Board. An article appearing in last week’s …

Dealing with the deer: Census shows alarming increase in herd

A white blanket of snow upon the landscape is a beautiful site in the Driftless Region. It’s also the perfect backdrop to accurately count the number of deer who call Galena home. That …
More opinions

Sounds of motors, autos were waiting

The shift from horses to automobiles heralded major changes in the lives of ordinary folks as I suggested in my Sept. 19, column. The shift from horses used in agriculture continued, however, …