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Publisher’s note: As a special favor to the publisher, Lynn Werner offered to share a report from the Wednesday, Aug. 24 all-day seminar, “Engaging the Social Aspect of Regenerative … more
Sometimes when nothing goes right everything just happens to turn out. . .well, just right. Earlier this month, Donna Griffin of Schaumburg came out to Galena with her sister, Linda Murphy, on a … more
If you haven’t been backpacking in Patagonia or been in witness protection the last couple of decades, you may have noticed that first names in America have changed. Quick example: Not that … more
Freedom on the other side of our gate is not freedom at all without our human Lynn. The world “out there” is, in truth, terribly sad and disorienting. Take my word for it! This is … more
I was ready for the first day of school. I had student scores from previous years. I had a syllabus, which aligned with the other teacher in my department. I had login information for several … more
Who could have imagined that narrow gauge railroads were quite the rage, especially in rural areas, for around seven years in the mid-to-late 19th century? Galena itself got caught up in both the … more
Mark Klausner, Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa owner, and his staff know how to throw a party, a first-class party. The resort hosted a golf outing this past Wednesday, Aug. 10. Participating golfers … more
I am convinced that we humans need to walk more. I find my long strolls to be both emotionally and spiritually uplifting. Though I am a country walker, I have recently discovered that early walks in … more
Dear Crabby I am the mother of two young boys age 6 and 8 years. We live in a rural community near Galena and have a nice house with a huge backyard. All the kids in the neighborhood come over … more
Galena Gazette staff members have been fielding queries for a week or so about The Galena Gazette “going downhill.” The comments started coming our way after we shared details of major … more
Lilly was two years old when I took pictures of Scales Mound’s 2004 graduation. She sat next to me as the students entered. I snapped what I could from my seat. When it came time for the … more
Ihave made a new friend. He spells his name E-L-L-I-O-T-T. Elliott Sprengelmeyer is six years old. We talked about trains. For a full hour, my heart was filled with the joy of train talk with a … more
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