Letters to the Editor
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As the story is told, if you explore the desert in southwest Arizona, you will find living there both red fire ants and large black ants. If you catch 100 of these red fire ants and 100 of the large … more
On Nov. 19, 1863, Edward Everett, former chair of rhetoric at Harvard University gave a two-hour speech to help dedicate a new national cemetery on a portion of the Gettysburg, Penn., … more
On behalf of the food pantry volunteers, I nominate Tom Furlong and the Furlong Funeral Chapel for the good guy award. One of the consequences of the pandemic shut down was that the Illinois Bank … more
Few places in the area rival downtown Galena for displaying Christmas spirit, but that spirit also can be found in the Walmart parking lot. On Friday, during the onset of the weekend storm, I left … more
Nations exist in a state of nature, a competitive struggle of all against all, mitigated by alliances and truces. There is always a search for perpetual peace. Immanuel Kant published his essay … more
If you were a stockholder and an employee of a company that in 1980 was behind in their payments to the company pension program by about $4.5 billion, and this negative number grew to about $137 … more
I would like to nominate the Galena Middle School students and the student council for the good guy award for their recent food drive. They collected over 900 items to donate to the school … more
In response to ‘Too harsh’ by Roger Hervey, Galena The Dec. 16 edition of the Galena Gazette published a letter to the editor entitled “Too harsh” by John Sedan … more
After more than 25 years in this area, I never thought my first letter to the editor would be dealing with a Police-For The Record report. Read that one of our local residents received a DUI. In the … more
So it’s done. We’ve all fulfilled our patriotic duty and have allegedly voted in record numbers. But I must confess: Even after 9/11, the waters of patriotism, wrung from the tears of a … more
So it’s done. We’ve all fulfilled our patriotic duty and have allegedly voted in record numbers. But I must confess: Even after 9/11, the waters of patriotism, wrung from the tears of a … more
My mother recently told me that “people aren’t going to get the COVID vaccine because of theories that it is dangerous. I just asked my someone if they were going to get the vaccine. The … more
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