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Publisher’s note: This is the initial “tongue-in-cheek” advice column courtesy of Dave Sproule of Galena.   Dear Crabby: Seems I have a peek-a-boo problem. Me … more
I was born in 1993, yet many of my memories of Galena in my youth are of a community that worked together for the betterment of the community as a whole. It was business leaders, citizens and … more
My love for trains is sudden and unexpected. I trust my column muse, who whispered “Rails!” one rainy day. That’s what lured me to the Elizabeth Great Western Railway Depot Museum. … more
John and Bonnie Cox had a little bit of fun on the Galena River Trail this past Thursday afternoon. They came upon a fallen tree which crossed the path and was being held up by a tree on the other … more
L ast week’s visit to the Elizabeth Illinois Railroad Museum encouraged me to do a bit of exploring. A hissing, puffing, clattering, and whistling steam engine worked its way into my … more
How can it be that as we approach the middle of July that our prime summer months of June, July and August are nearly half over. It means that in another week, a number of Galena area residents … more
0n the 2nd of July, I had an opportunity, thanks to Radio Dubuque’s Perry Mason and Lisa Bennett, to take a ride with the United States Army Golden Knights Parachute Team once again. This was … more
I have found myself thinking about trains. As a young child, I crisscrossed the US from military station to military station by rail. We did travel by car when we had time, but it was slower then. … more
Thanks to support from the Galena City Council, City Administrator Mark Moran and the diligent work of the city’s public works department, biking in Galena should be a bit more clear cut, … more
Last Tuesday was Primary Day in the state of Illinois with candidates vying for the opportunity to be placed on the General Election ballot in November, each seeking the votes of constituents across … more
When the global pandemic hit Illinois and shelter-in-place mandates took effect, our families were forced to switch their everyday lives from in-person to online. Work meetings, school and even going … more
At this moment, an estimated 7.8 billion humans live on planet earth. Whoa! Just about anything I learn that makes me reconsider my tiny part in the scheme of things is “a good thing.” … more
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