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Hi, my name is Murphy Obershaw, and I am the new reporter for The Galena Gazette. I’ve met several of you already, but I know there are plenty I still need to meet. My journalism career … more
Lynn Werner’s column this week brought a smile to my face. . .a big one. . .as well as a calming moment during a week where tasks have been tackled at a frantic pace. I think this is one of … more
My childhood family always had dinner together. That was typical of most American families of my generation. My father was home. My mother always had our food almost magically appear and it was … more
Ah, Labor Day. Brats, potato salad, burgers. Corn on the cob, ribs, watermelon. Grilling in the back yard. Family and friends. R&R. Traditionally, it’s the end of summer. The historical … more
Publisher’s note: As a special favor to the publisher, Lynn Werner offered to share a report from the Wednesday, Aug. 24 all-day seminar, “Engaging the Social Aspect of Regenerative … more
Sometimes when nothing goes right everything just happens to turn out. . .well, just right. Earlier this month, Donna Griffin of Schaumburg came out to Galena with her sister, Linda Murphy, on a … more
If you haven’t been backpacking in Patagonia or been in witness protection the last couple of decades, you may have noticed that first names in America have changed. Quick example: Not that … more
Freedom on the other side of our gate is not freedom at all without our human Lynn. The world “out there” is, in truth, terribly sad and disorienting. Take my word for it! This is … more
I was ready for the first day of school. I had student scores from previous years. I had a syllabus, which aligned with the other teacher in my department. I had login information for several … more
Who could have imagined that narrow gauge railroads were quite the rage, especially in rural areas, for around seven years in the mid-to-late 19th century? Galena itself got caught up in both the … more
Mark Klausner, Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa owner, and his staff know how to throw a party, a first-class party. The resort hosted a golf outing this past Wednesday, Aug. 10. Participating golfers … more
I am convinced that we humans need to walk more. I find my long strolls to be both emotionally and spiritually uplifting. Though I am a country walker, I have recently discovered that early walks in … more
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