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This winter sports season will be remembered for years as one of the greatest in our county’s history. Milestones were shattered, records broken and memories created from each of the teams that … more
As the curtains open to “The Continuing Saga of Not Cheaper by the Dozen,” eyes are glued to the screen. One girl with an extra nickel has bought a package of Necco Wafers. She shares the … more
The name of this film is “Not Cheaper by the Dozen.” It stars Necie, Norb, Dee, Paul, Byrd, Ron, Nettie, Moe, Tim, Collete, Teresa, and Judy Doser. The lead is Norma Lucille Ball … more
There’s another desk filled at The Galena Gazette office, 515 S. Main St., in the former Galena Cellars Winery building. And for the record, the woman filling that desk has one of the best … more
The imaginary boy who once told me the history of 401 Park Ave. pulled me away from a series of conversations I had been having with Davis Creek. He told me I must return to the east side to hear … more
Oh my gosh. . .what a ride the young people of northwest Illinois took us on this past weekend. How exciting. Sarah and I were in Jefferson City, Mo. Our services as child care providers for our … more
S ince the invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24 by Russian military forces, there have been rallies worldwide in support of the country. Even Russia, the aggressor in this conflict, has seen demonstrations … more
W hen I covered 401 Park Avenue’s history, an imaginary boy became my companion for seven weeks. This week, to my surprise, the boy appeared again. I felt him tugging at my coat during my … more
Why I am so personally heartbroken for Ukraine? I woke up in tears on Thursday and have been weepy since and felt I needed to write down my thoughts. I lived across the street from a Ukrainian … more
As I write this article, the ice storm of 2/22/22 is ravaging the region with schools across the area cancelled and sleet pummeling the windows. It is a common scene of many winters here in … more
I n 1880 a boy reached into Davis Creek to hunt for frogs. The day before, a young man courted someone attending the German College for teachers, walking alongside the creek picking a tiny bright … more
The Galena River and I had our chat this week when the temperature was in the 50s! She warned me not to celebrate the arrival of spring even though winter’s ice was now floating in rapidly … more
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