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While all eyes are on the 2022 General Election, no other issue generates as much political discussion in Illinois as the implementation of “No Cash Bail” on Jan. 1, 2023, a part of the … more
Just prior to Friday night’s Galena-Le-Win football game, the rising moon stole the show for anyone looking at that direction. What a view. Author Avijeet Das writes, “The moon … more
Radio has its “Vault of Treasured Music.” Newspapers have archives. Staffers Kevin Engler and Mike Jones donned helmets, hazmat gear, and night-vision goggles to explore deep into the … more
Though I have been writing a series of columns on Galena’s railroads, I still don’t have a real understanding of the conditions for the workers who did the dangerous work of constructing … more
It has been awhile since I have taken the time to write a column here, and I have definitely missed the opportunity to use this space to provide historical tidbits and information to the community. … more
The railroad bug has bitten, along with seasonal mosquitoes. Galena railroading history, however, does not leave me itching or batting away an annoying hum. Instead, my imagination is filled with … more
My  friend Marge Cooke passed away on Saturday, Aug. 27. She was such a kind soul. She was a woman who didn’t have enough body parts to count all the friends who admired her. Marge … more
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
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