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Dwight D. Eisenhower’s presidency ended 60 years ago this month. This is an opportune time to revisit the farewell address he made to our nation on Jan. 17, 1961. Ike said: “We must … more
I have been “wintering” since March. I suspect that many of you have been doing the same. For weeks I have been researching our nation’s divisions, trying so hard to … more
Marie McDonough never failed to see the light shining from the seniors’ hearts with whom she worked. At the close of our second interview, I learned one significant source of … more
The Illinois House of Representatives, or the lower house, has a similar scenario to last week’s article on the ramification of imposed term limits on the senate. There are 118 members, two … more
At the heart of many towns is a business community that works to see the town thrive. Throughout most of Hanover’s existence there has been a manufacturing hub or factory at the industrial … more
You may have noticed a series of ads promoting COVID-19 vaccination in The Galena Gazette over the past three weeks. The first ad featured Dr. Ralph Losey, Midwest Medical Center’s chief … more
On a December morning in 1990, John Cox walked past the Capitol in Washington, D.C. He stopped by the statue of Ulysses S. Grant, looked at the Capitol while the realization of his new … more
In 1986, Robert Fulghum wrote a book, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten. If you haven’t read the book, you probably have seen or heard the short essay of the same … more
Scales Mound has a long history of strong community pride. Few places embrace and embody the small town lifestyle as much as Scales Mound, and that pride dates back generations. Residents at … more
As we flip our calendars from 2020 to 2021, it feels like we can breathe a little. Right? A fresh start. A blank canvas. A new beginning. Maybe not? Maybe some of us are not physically ready … more
Sister, one of my two rescue donkeys, fell in love. I had not imagined such joy on my land when I asked Marie McDonough for a separated, masked, outdoor interview on eldercare. As soon as she met … more
We are all familiar with this phrase which usually emerges each election cycle. It has been expressed for years but typically accomplishes minimal results in Illinois. Our state faces many … more
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