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Galena EMS had been focusing on additional dedicated medical personnel for a few years. This past Jan. 4, the Galena Area Emergency Medical Service District (GAEMSD) offered an EMT program through … more
Eagle Ridge Inn & Spa is bidding farewell to its general manager, Thomas Ruhs, who is retiring. We want to bid farewell, as well. Thomas came to Eagle Ridge nine years ago and helped guide the … more
Over the years, the United States Congress has chartered, under Title 36, many organizations adding legitimacy to them. Within the country, there are many military service organizations, but only … more
What is more perfect than these last few vibrant days with their explosions of green! We have so much to be grateful for. Yet, even as we celebrate the beauty surrounding us, we are aware that … more
Last Saturday the American Legion Post 193 continued a long-standing Galena tradition of celebrating Flag Day. In the June 16, 1927 edition of The Galena Gazette, there was a report on that … more
Dan Dahlquist of Galena is going to be a very popular man in Des Moines, Iowa, this coming Saturday. However, he might not be quite as popular as the replica Buffalo Soldier bicycle he’s … more
The story of the Pied Piper always frightened me as a child. In the legend, which dates back to the 14th Century, a town is infested with rats. A piper wearing a colorful cloak visits the town … more
The Kiwanis Club of Galena provides a great service to this community every year with its sponsorship of Galena Fourth of July activities. A highlight is the fireworks which the club sponsors. Other … more
Three weeks ago in this column, I explored the origins behind the name of Jewell Lane in rural Scales Mound. The interest behind that column sparked my interest in discussing other eponymous road … more
I recently stumbled on two pictures of my father, Colonel H. R. Osheroff, on the day he retired from the United States Army after 20 years of service. Though one is blurred, I can still see the … more
I am always amazed at how people are connected. When meeting strangers, it takes just a few questions to find a connection. That’s what I enjoy doing. Last year during RAGBRAI, the … more
Sister, here. Every so often, a donkey has to pitch in and help her human out. Lynn is busy getting her garden ready and asked me last week if I would please write the next column. She concluded her … more
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