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Aaron Olson, superintendent of the Cuba City, Wis., School District, told the crowd gathered at Jerry Petitgoue Gymnasium that Coach Jerry Petitgoue was “the first and likely only Wisconsin … more
When the President determines that an issue affecting all or a large portion of the U.S. populace, he has the option of forming a commission. The ability to form a commission dates back to 1899 … more
The Galena River reflected the bright sky. Her surface had thawed and then refrozen. One must listen carefully to rivers to absorb their wisdom. When rivers speak to us, it is through our hearts. … more
Is love in the air? With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, this is a very important question. I hope it is... In this week’s paper you’ll find a few ads with specials for … more
The Galena Area Chamber of Commerce celebrates its birthday Feb. 2. The Galena Chamber, the oldest in Illinois, was founded in 1838. What did the “commerce” part of “chamber of … more
The winter doldrums are here as those who are anxious to find something to pass the time may be trying to find new hobbies as spring approaches. These winter blues are nothing new. Rather, it has … more
When I chat with the Galena River, I sometimes feel that she sees me as no more than one in a flock of migrating Canada geese, stirring up a ruckus and then vanishing. Perhaps because of her frozen … more
After a brief thaw, the Galena River was freezing when I walked along her banks. Though the sun shone brightly across the ice, it was bitterly cold. This week the river was a good listener. I had … more
One hundred and five years ago, the Apple River community gathered to celebrate the opening of a new landmark, the Presbyterian church. The church, which was dedicated 105 years ago on Jan. … more
One of the most interesting, engaging and possibly infuriating segments of each week’s Gazette is found on these “Opinion” pages. With all due modesty, I’m not talking … more
The Galena River has been calling. Unfortunately, when my car completely died in the last few weeks of snow, ice and subzero temperatures, I had to speak to the river by way of my creek in last … more
Over the past few weeks nestled between the latest updates on the pandemic have been news reports of a continuing Russian military build-up along the Ukrainian border. President Biden, on Dec. … more
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