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Letters to the Editor
Help the ARC I was so grateful on reading Brenda Jakel’s “Good Guy Award” to John, the man who bought the pizza for her at Casey’s. Brenda was buying pizza for the kids in her ARC group …
We are the intruders Hey people!! The animals were here before us. Leave them alone.
Keep Galena the way it was! Recently, I returned to Galena, the place of my birth and where I spent the years of my childhood. During our drive around Galena, I noticed signs about building a new historical museum. The …
America is already great Make America Great Again! Seriously? I don’t need a political party urging me to make America great again. I look at the right, I look at the left and I see my neighbors making my America great …
Make a difference Eighty-one percent of women and 43 percent of men report being sexually harassed at some point in their lives. Lately, whispers of sexual harassment and abuse have become louder, allowing many …
Columnists

Human trafficking

When one sees Jo Daviess County Sheriff Kevin Turner or Galena Police Chief Lori Huntington at a Rotary Club of Galena meeting, you can generally assume what the program is. But, when you see each at …

Croquet set transports back in time

A collection of antique croquet balls and mallets sat in front of a dresser at Common Cents, a resale treasure trove at 136 N. Main St., Elizabeth. I reached down and touched one of the wooden …

Meet the Pirates, travel 4000 Miles

It’s hard to believe this summer has gone by so quickly. Growing up I never mourned the end of summer. I always felt this time of year had more possibility than the new year. It was the …

Stop the newsprint tariffs

It isn’t that easy to drop everything in the middle of the week and fly to Washington. If you’re a community newspaper publisher, going anywhere in the middle of the week is a …
Editorials

Act today

If there is a project which has caught the imagination of area citizens it must be the Galena ARC’s pursuit to purchase the Tri-State Christian School. This purchase will give the ARC the opportunity to provide more services to more people, thus enhancing the quality of life for those living here.

Let's salute those who do away with...Litter

If a stranger came to Galena from the north–let’s say along Council Hill Road–this stranger could easily come to one conclusion: a favorite pastime of the people who live here is road drinking.

Students exercise their right to Assemble

On Sept. 25, 1789, the states received the Bill of Rights, the first 10 amendments to the constitution, for ratification.
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Plans are exciting!

I recently had the privilege of touring the Stillman home. I am so glad that the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society has purchased this magnificent building! Who better to trust than the …

  • Good guy award

    We would like to nominate Cody, Travis and Nathan Heuer for the good guy award. They came to our rescue …

  • GAZETTE THROWBACK: August 15, 2018

    The crew of the Galena Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant located just off the Frank Einsweiler (U.S. 20) …

  • Lessons from a bumble bee

    How perfectly fuzzy and infinitely amazing is the bumble bee! We, of the human sort, spread out that …

  • Smiling Democrats on a sunny day

    Let’s take a look at two of their signs. “Protect Roe.” How ironic! A beautiful, young …