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Letters to the Editor
Heard at the VFW Veteran number one: “Why in the world did the Obama Administration fail to give Ukraine military support when they were attacked by the Russians?” Veteran number two: “It was …
Good guy award The Galena Middle School seventh-grade students and teachers extend a sincere thank you to various community members and the Galena Foundation for promoting Galena history in the classroom. Over …
A different side of Mike Kennedy Mike Kennedy’s photo was in The Galena Gazette last week. He was arrested a few weeks ago. I would like to take this opportunity to share a different side of him. He regularly attended my …
The system works My bi-polar son, Michael, appeared with the others who had broken the law in the Nov. 20 Gazette. He went to jail until he was diagnosed and a treatment plan could be determined. At all times his …
Good guy award I would like to thank Ben Wienen for his generosity to the city of Galena. At the city’s request, Ben and his crew recently planted a number of trees near the water tower at the corner of Dodge and …
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A successful event: Galena Food Pantry to receive $1,000 from half marathon

On a cool day in the high 30s on the Friday after Thanksgiving, 20 people came forward to participate in the Galena Territory Half Marathon. One of the participants, according to event organizer …

From fireworks to trees: Fireworks this weekend; Tree of Love at the hospital; and we’re having a party!

Every year, I am amazed by the generosity of this community! There are annual events and ways to contribute to others. Each of these seasonal events demonstrates the spirit of volunteerism and …

Smiling at the wonder of it all

The end of November seemed late for harvesting corn but there I was riding in a combine. How in the world had my life brought me to that moment? The mild-mannered farmer explained the complexity of …

Reflections: Family traditions help us navigate through times of change

It’s interesting to think about the ebb and flow to our lives as we proceed through life. There is for most of us a yearning of normality, the familiar, as we are buffeted by external forces of …
Editorials

The time has come to deal with...
Conflict of interest

This is a tale of two men who make different decisions when faced with similar situations. Both have been elected to serve on the same board, serve as good stewards of taxpayer funds as well as …

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 …
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Taming the rising Galena River

Taming the rising Galena River If you are a recent citizen of Galena or just visiting, you, as I, may have wondered what the platform structure reaching out from the levee and supported by a …