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There is no better experience when biking in and around The Galena Territory than finding Bob Rivoire doing the same. Bob’s an interesting guy and one could do a multitude of feature stories on … more
It is my fault. My rear molar started hurting before COVID. Once total isolation hit, I learned to live with its flare-ups. Then last month it got worse. Really bad. I ached. My face was swollen. I … more
Publisher’s note: This is a letter which Elizabeth Village President Mike Dittmar mailed to Elizabeth residents recently. The letter raises important issues such as community members running … more
Mike Meyer can often be seen at East Dubuque City Council meetings on the first and third Mondays of the month keeping track of community decision-making. Many times he’s advocating for a … more
Sister here. Our human Lynn has a toothache. She asked me if I could possibly write the column this week. I agreed but asked if I could write a bit about the worldwide struggles of donkeys. … more
There is something compelling about the story behind this Saturday’s Holidaze event, which the story, starting on the front page, shares. It’s a story about a dream, teamwork and how … more
I have just had the great gift of interviewing a man with an open soul who knows a bit about life. I had no idea what Rod Moyer’s full story was when I first asked if I could write about him … more
It isn’t often that I read something and find myself crying like some blithering, emotional other self. But that’s what happened while editing a written-from-the-heart column by Keri … more
In 2007, a story circulated that a 30-pound squash had been grown from indigenous seeds hidden in a clay pot for 800 years. The story turned out to be a hoax. The story of the size of the squash … more
If you look at the family news on page 21A, you’ll notice that the family has had quite a time. There’s a wedding notice for my nephew, Nate Jackson, and his new bride, Chelsea. The … more
In the entire array of veterans’ photos in last week’s “A Salute to Our Veterans”–36 pages–there is one Black face from WWII: Beauford Clark Johnson’s. His … more
“It all started with a farm boy from the prairies of central Illinois,” noted ecologist John White said when referring to Dr. H. A. Gleason, one of the first significant prairie … more
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