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The event, Ride the Ups & Downs, is sponsored by the G.O.A.T.S., the Galena cycling club. The annual bike ride was held this past Saturday. And, seriously, there could have been a … more
GALENA–The Big Ten Conference is one of the most storied institutions in collegiate athletics, especially in the Midwest where few organizations are more noticeable. In the fall of 1929, Galena … more
Chef Steve Dowe reminisced about his childhood in Weymouth as I asked him additional questions following last week’s column on his AcroAma Blends. “We were quite poor. Dad would work two … more
On President Barack Obama’s second day in office, Jan. 22, 2009, he signed an executive order that the prison at Guantanamo Cuba would be closed within the first year of his administration. … more
There has been a lot of conversation about a column I wrote a few weeks ago about the class of 1946 and the inspiration that these individuals have on our lives today. Thinking about those who … more
During the isolation of COVID, I discovered new herbs and seasonings to please my palate. I had seen AcroAma Blends listed in the choices of Jo Daviess Local Foods (JDLF) and couldn’t … more
There they were, the wild flowers: wood anemone, cutleaf tooth wart, spring beauty and Dutchman’s breeches. You could see them all on the Galena River trail this past Saturday. Near the … more
We’ve touched om this subject before and want to take another stab at it, because the vaccination statistics put forth by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) are not accurate, … more
P eople in this county have always been generous when it comes to helping those suffering from devastation or from challenging circumstances. Whether it is a cancer fundraiser or raising funds for … more
“You can go fishing with me when you can cast a fishing line into the circle,” my father told me as he laid out a string circle on the grass. I wanted to make him proud of me. I … more
My urban neighbor loved them. They terrified me. She adored how they came to drink together at night. I could only imagine them falling into the open skylight over the loft where I slept. She … more
Some say that it is hard for news to not travel far in a small town. Whether it is a wedding, a birth, a death or illness, it seems that everyone in town will know in a matter of hours. They also … more
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