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Moved by trucks making deliveries on Commerce Street as they do every Thursday morning, I boldly declared I would write a series on the history of Galena commerce. Last week we heard from a newsboy … more
The Galena Gazette frequently gets letters extolling good folks for doing good things. We cleverly call this feature the “Good Guy Award.” Praise rolls in for good deeds, large and small. … more
O ne of my favorite evening activities now that the weather has moved toward warmer temperatures is sitting on my back porch. From there I can see young people playing on the new playground … more
Swept away by the beauty of hardworking men unloading trucks on Commerce Street last week, I proclaimed the impossibly lofty goal of writing a history of commerce in Galena in the following few … more
As the manager of Jo Daviess Local Foods (JDLF), the online farmers’ market delivering food throughout the county, I strive to “think green” every day. Local food is, by its … more
Hello, my name is Dylan Clark. I live in Elizabeth. I was born on Nov. 1, 1999. I grew up in Rock Island. I have been employed at The Workshop since August 2021. The Workshop has been offering … more
I want to take a few minutes to thank everyone who has reached out to me since my column last week. The welcome has been warm and very gratifying. I had a number of good conversations with local … more
Making a photo of first responders is a challenging business. Bill Bingham, Galena Area Emergency Medical Service coordinator, had asked if yours truly might take a photo of first … more
Commerce Street at 7:30 Thursday morning! My heart sings with the movement of goods; it sings the early morning song of working people making deliveries before the shops and restaurants open. It is … more
How many of us sit, reading or watching TV, mindlessly munching on snacks? This kind of mindless consumption is harmless, other than potentially being bad for your health. But many in our … more
H ello! By way of introduction, I am Bob Woodward, new publisher of the Galena Gazette and also the Dubuque Telegraph Herald. More broadly, we are Woodward Communications, Inc.–based out of … more
T he Galena Generals are taking a road trip. You’re invited. The road trip is in celebration. . .or is that in honor. . .of a special event in Vicksburg, Miss. Here’s the deal. On … more
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