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Beth Baranski has a big job ahead of her, a job that few would enjoy. Beth does. She enjoys getting out into all parts of her beloved Jo Daviess County and meeting people. Beth is somewhat like … more
W hen I was 16, they had a “What Kind of Job Do You Want?” night at Freeport High School. I looked at all the jobs offered, and the one that appealed to me was forest ranger. There were … more
A n article by reporter Murphy Obershaw in this week’s newspaper shares with us that the cadre of emergency medical responders in Jo Daviess County has just increased by 33 people. How cool is … more
According to the Galena Daily Gazette of Feb. 2, 1876, the West Galena Farmers’ Club met to discuss the subject of producing large numbers of eggs. At the meeting, it was suggested that … more
D uring my career here, one of the constants has been the Galena Lions Club’s annual pancake breakfast. In my initial years here, the breakfast was hosted at Pete’s Steakburger Inn. … more
According to the Galena Daily Gazette of December 6, 1890, Spencer Hardenburg of Galena was about to leave for New York City with four “carloads of eggs.” Since the cost of eggs had … more
Last week, athletes competed to bring home the gold in the 2023 Special Olympics Illinois winter games. Despite this being an annual competition, I have not attended any events before. I knew … more
G alenians Bonnielynn Kreiser, Maureen Bardusk and Susan Barg and their friend Joan Klaus, formerly of The Galena Territory and now from Monroe, Virg., took a little trip. They prepared for a year. … more
H ello, my name is Olivia Friederick and I am the new reporter for The Galena Gazette. I recently graduated from the University of Iowa with degrees in political science and ethics and public policy. … more
In 2016, a photograph of a little boy in Aleppo, Syria, swept through social media. In the photo, five-year-old Omran Daqneesh, who had been carried into a medical vehicle after a bomb attack, sits … more
This next week marks a very special week here in Galena as the area hosts Special Olympics Illinois Winter Games. This is the 42nd edition, Jan. 31 to Feb. 2. Imagine that. I was around for the very … more
On August 26, 1970, a group of French women tried to lay wreaths on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier with the message, “There is something more unknown than the unknown soldier–his … more
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