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Letters to the Editor
So, it begins Deer overpopulation has been an issue for the last two years. Most of the city council have wanted to purge the deer since the beginning. At the Sept. 24 meeting, the council approved, 4-2, the last …
Peace and happiness It touched my heart to read Angelina Kim’s evocative letter in the Gazette of Sept. 26. She reminds us of a gentler time, when life was more simple, and that that simplicity brought peace …
Pray tell, part two Pray tell, part two. Morality is the main theme of religion as written in the rule book, the Bible. Churches, pastors and the participants collectively use prayer as the main topic of achieving …
May vote the other way Ordinarily, I feel that to vote for all the candidates of a particular political party just because they are members of that party without investigating their actual positions on areas of interest to …
The Socratic route... Why can’t we talk about these things and still remain good friends? I want to ask you why you favor a large powerful central government, why you prefer group rights over those of the …
Columnists

Seeing friends

W hile many young people are reluctant to walk up to the front of a room. Margaux Blateau isn’t. I think that’s because she spent a year as an exchange student. Margaux lived in …

Tales bring twinkle to the eye

S omething about snake tales calls for a bit of embellishment. Who in the world would voluntarily hunt rattlers for more than just a few good stories? “Les Deininger is someone who can …

Daughter shares her father’s World War II experiences

A World War II LST ship recently docked in Dubuque, Iowa, open to the public. LST (Landing Ship, Tank) is the naval designation for ships that supported amphibious operations by carrying tanks, …

Sharing lots of dramatic snake tales

Les Deininger and Leo Hefel have more than a few snake tales. I chatted about rattlers with Leo at Emmy Lou’s over fried eggs and wheat toast; I joined Les at the Galena-Stauss Senior Care …
Editorials

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 …

After a long, open process, it's time to thin the Deer herd

For five years, Galena’s deer population has had a growing presence in the yards of community members as well as on the pages of this newspaper. The Galena City Council is in the middle of the …
More opinions

Great advice

W hen you give a speech or presentation we all want our words and thoughts to be inspirational and aspirational. We want our work to be meaningful. Last Thursday night, as I drove to Chestnut …

  • Voting a straight ticket

    By the time you read this, I will have already have voted. I almost always vote for the Democrats, and …

  • Good guy award

    I would like to nominate the Galena and East Dubuque volleyball staff, players, parents and community for …

  • Good guy award

    A few week ago, I was rushed to return back to Galena from Dubuque. Somehow in my rush, I left my wallet …

  • Making a difference

    There is little doubt that the few have not been affected by the reconstruction of Gear Street. None …