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No season is more magical in Galena and the surrounding countryside than that of Fall. The Autumnal Equinox officially began last Thursday at 9:03 p.m. However, many in the area get the sense of … more
One didn’t just know Jim Post. One experienced Jim Post. He was one interesting dude who made a career creating and entertaining. Jim died this past week of congestive heart failure. His … more
Some days last forever in one’s heart and memories, not because of any astonishing revelations. Such days endure because of their gentle loveliness. They carry a sweetness that is almost holy. … more
The world was stunned earlier this month at the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. In a prior iteration of The Galena Gazette, world and national news was found on the front page of the paper, with the … more
Hello, my name is Jill Winslow. I live in Warren with my cat Claud. I was born in Freeport on June 19, 1966. I grew up in Apple River and I have lived in Warren since 2005. I have been employed at … more
While all eyes are on the 2022 General Election, no other issue generates as much political discussion in Illinois as the implementation of “No Cash Bail” on Jan. 1, 2023, a part of the … more
Just prior to Friday night’s Galena-Le-Win football game, the rising moon stole the show for anyone looking at that direction. What a view. Author Avijeet Das writes, “The moon … more
Radio has its “Vault of Treasured Music.” Newspapers have archives. Staffers Kevin Engler and Mike Jones donned helmets, hazmat gear, and night-vision goggles to explore deep into the … more
Though I have been writing a series of columns on Galena’s railroads, I still don’t have a real understanding of the conditions for the workers who did the dangerous work of constructing … more
It has been awhile since I have taken the time to write a column here, and I have definitely missed the opportunity to use this space to provide historical tidbits and information to the community. … more
The railroad bug has bitten, along with seasonal mosquitoes. Galena railroading history, however, does not leave me itching or batting away an annoying hum. Instead, my imagination is filled with … more
My  friend Marge Cooke passed away on Saturday, Aug. 27. She was such a kind soul. She was a woman who didn’t have enough body parts to count all the friends who admired her. Marge … more
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