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The semi-truck accident on June 22 at the intersection of U.S. 20 and South Bench Street caused plenty of havoc and concern in the community. The accident temporarily caused authorities to reroute … more
John Adams, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence and a future President of the United States, wrote a letter to his wife Abigail on July 3, 1776. He had just signed the document that … more
A Galena tradition is set to continue once again on Monday, July 4 as the Kiwanis Club of Galena prepares for the 28th annual Galena Fourth of July celebration. This year will be different than … more
One hundred good things! After several rather grim columns, I decided to reaffirm the everyday moments that make us feel good. Joyfully, my list of good things is growing exponentially. What was … more
Galena EMS had been focusing on additional dedicated medical personnel for a few years. This past Jan. 4, the Galena Area Emergency Medical Service District (GAEMSD) offered an EMT program through … more
Eagle Ridge Inn & Spa is bidding farewell to its general manager, Thomas Ruhs, who is retiring. We want to bid farewell, as well. Thomas came to Eagle Ridge nine years ago and helped guide … more
Over the years, the United States Congress has chartered, under Title 36, many organizations adding legitimacy to them. Within the country, there are many military service organizations, but only … more
What is more perfect than these last few vibrant days with their explosions of green! We have so much to be grateful for. Yet, even as we celebrate the beauty surrounding us, we are aware that … more
Last Saturday the American Legion Post 193 continued a long-standing Galena tradition of celebrating Flag Day. In the June 16, 1927 edition of The Galena Gazette, there was a report on that … more
Dan Dahlquist of Galena is going to be a very popular man in Des Moines, Iowa, this coming Saturday. However, he might not be quite as popular as the replica Buffalo Soldier bicycle he’s … more
The story of the Pied Piper always frightened me as a child. In the legend, which dates back to the 14th Century, a town is infested with rats. A piper wearing a colorful cloak visits the town … more
The Kiwanis Club of Galena provides a great service to this community every year with its sponsorship of Galena Fourth of July activities. A highlight is the fireworks which the club sponsors. Other … more
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