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As the month of February slipped away (even with an extra day) into March, I’d like to share a memory with you from that time back in 1974. I’m sure some of the readers of the Gazette … more
The Galena Gazette and Midwest Medical Center published a special section in the Gazette in 2019, “Influenza—Looking Back: Lessons Learned in 2018 & 1918.” … more
Galena has lost a writer and artist known for her passion for history and involvement in the community. Diann Marsh passed away on Feb. 18. She and her husband Robert, her high school … more
Ten Years Ago February 12, 2014 $50,000 grant —Galena schools awarded matching grant to repair crumbling masonry at middle school Faced with crumbling masonry at Galena Middle … more
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“If Jamal can do it, so can I,” remarked Sonji Palmer, mother of Special Olympics Illinois Region J athlete, Jamal Selesi. This mother and coach finds inspiration in her son. … more
“It has been a blessing in our lives,” remarked Paula Jones, mother of longtime Special Olympics Illinois athlete, Ashley Jones. Paula is referring to their family’s experience with … more
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There are many ways people spend their retirement years. For Maureen Ries and David McCabe, it’s helping out at Yellowstone National Park. The pair has spent the last two summer seasons at … more
Ten Years Ago January 8, 2014 Winter has arrived with a vengeance as subzero temperatures wreaked havoc. All attention turned to the thermometer and the extreme subzero temperatures over … more
Q. There are 282 ships in the U.S. Navy. How many can fly a pirate flag? A. One. Only 1 U.S warship is authorized to fly the Jolly Roger. That ship is the USS Kidd. Therein lies a tale. … more
5-year old Kate Redfearn has spent a lot of time at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital in Iowa City over the past three years. She had two surgeries in 2020 to remove … more
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