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Letters to the Editor
City council, what are you thinking? This letter is in response to the TH article “Galena green-lights drafting of pot policy.” Council Member Kieffer has asked what residents feel about this. Here is what we feel about …
Good Guy award   I would like to nominate Roger Miller, the bartender at Manny’s in Savanna, for your Good Guy Award. Not only did he track me down and return my lost wallet, all of the cash I had …
Wants your suggestions The other night, my friends and I were remembering those back-in-the-day days when I worked in the shops (23 of them) downtown. It was so much fun. People were having a wonderful time, loved shopping …
There is no Plant B     We just got back from a wonderful, breathtaking Road Scholar guided tour of the Badlands, the Black Hills, and miles of awesome prairie. We also saw Mount Rushmore, and the Crazy …
Another take on the Electoral College The main problem with the Electoral College is the “winner take all” policy of almost all states. Unless you live in a “swing state,” your vote is in danger of not counting at …
Columnists

Just a little compost: Dewey Avenue Mammoth Russian Sunflower growing foot by foot

When some people see complete strangers taking photos of their house or property, they get completely freaked out. It’s like some kind of invasion of privacy even though the photographer is …

Love aches and comforts and endures

The great tenderness of State Trooper Brooke Jones-Story looked out from the soft eyes of grazing donkeys. She seemed to still be embracing two rescued pot-bellied pigs as they grunted, slurped …

$1 million: Country Fair charities reaches impressive milestone in giving

It really is quite remarkable on so many levels the success of the Galena Country Fair through all of these years. Held over Columbus Day Weekend for approximately 40 years, this even has …

VA offers health care services

The Department of Veterans Affairs, commonly referred to as the VA, was officially established in 1930 when the three agencies administering veterans’ benefits were consolidated into one. …
Editorials

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 …

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 …
More opinions

May we love and respect one another

Rosa sat before the sacramental altar at St. Michael Catholic Church on Bench Street. She wore a full blue-hooped formal. The priest spoke to her quietly in Spanish. After the Mass, we all …