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Letters to the Editor
Why?     I’m asking this question of everybody, Republican and Democrat. Why do the senators and congressmen, and even the president, get their pay, when federal workers …
Book lovers’ feast     The Galena Public Library’s Lit Week was a true book lovers’ feast for our Galena residents and visitors. We are fortunate to have a library staff and public devoted …
‘Good fences make good neighbors’     Regarding last week’s letter “Wall is not the answer,” the writer reports a study in Tucson determined, “The existing wall has done everything it can …
Letters from our readers Wall is not the answer by Dave Becker, Tucson, Ariz. My wife and I were residents of Galena for several years. Although we are now residents of Tucson, Ariz., we continue to read The Galena …
Letters from our readers Additional thoughts regarding Vision 2020 by Charlie Marsden, Galena Thank you to Carter Newton for an excellent summary of the accomplishments resulting from the Vision 2020 effort. I was …
Columnists

Desecrated ground

“But, in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate–we cannot hallow–this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it far above our …

Learning to follow one’s instincts

A fter 13-and-a-half years, my noble German Shepherd, Max, passed from this world into the next. Believing that there is more to existence than what we can see and touch, I imagine Max alive, …

Who are the truly great among us?

T his morning I bundled up to move my trash cans to a spot where they would be secure. Earlier I had watched dawn break into a deep pink-purple. Recalling the aphorism about sailors taking warning …

Micro Switch

The announcement regarding the closure of the Galena Honeywell plant at the corner of U.S. 20 and Chetlain Lane here in Galena brought back a flood of memories. I was a young lad of just 24 years …
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 …
More opinions

‘Lion in Winter’ prowls onto stage

Twenty years ago, I was Richard the Lionhearted. More accurately, I played him, on an outdoor stage. In Kankakee. I performed the part of Richard in a college-age theater production of …