Letters to the Editor
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Best wishes and sincere thanks to Jim Rigdon who is retiring as head of our street department. He spent 46 years serving our city. Jim and his crew (great boys!) plow snow from the streets while we … more
People who still believe in God have to be asking themselves what have become of the Judeo-Christian principles upon which this country was founded. Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881), the Russian author … more
The county handling of the COVID vaccine is unacceptable. As the Facebook site shows (which isn’t what they should be using to communicate about the vaccine), hundreds of county residents find … more
Watching the memorable, beautiful and spiritually healing inauguration of President Joseph Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, I was moved to tears by the presence and performance of the National … more
Democracy is a brilliant system of checks and balances that attempts to keep governance as close as possible to the will of its citizens. Strong among them is our right to assemble and give clear … more
Last month, Allauna Karberg from the Shooting Stars 4-H Club in Elizabeth worked together with Karragan Vondran on the Scales Mound 4-H Club to gather gifts to deliver to local veterans. In return, … more
Clearing up misconceptions by Adam Johnson, Galena I want to give a shout out to the Good Guys of the Elk Street neighborhood who attended the Zoom zoning board meeting and opposed the St … more
Donald Trump, the most infamous president in the history of the United States, is finished. Like Pickett’s charge and the Confederacy, the Jan. 6 assault on the capitol was the high-water mark … more
I would like to nominate the Farm to Food Pantry project, organized by Jo Daviess Local Foods (JDLF) and funded by JDLF client donations for the good guy award. They donated potatoes, squash, … more
I commend the committee that has worked hard on the Hazel Green Memorial Park. It is beautiful! Now you feel the park is in need of an upgrade. Questions: What about the bricks that are there? Do we … more
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
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