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Our country as a whole enjoyed economic prosperity and racial harmony during the Reagan presidency. The same can be said of the Trump presidency notwithstanding the relentless efforts of the … more
I have a real problem with the medical community’s swing of the pendulum against giving any pain medication to surgical patients because of said doctor’s perceived responsibility to … more
Thank you to Amelia Wilson from Under the Lamplight Dinner Theater and Galena Ghost Tours and Katie Nelson for making five pans of lasagna and bread sticks and taking it over to Dubuque to John Deere … more
Help during a difficult time by Katherine Pearson, Galena The last 20 months of this pandemic have been tough for everyone. We all know of the many problems: rising prices, loss of jobs, … more
I must confess: Even after 9/11, the waters of patriotism, wrung from the tears of a nation, never washed over me. Sure, I felt horrible for all of those killed and injured, along with the countless … more
Put on a mask! by Jeff Rice, Galena Despite not being born in Galena, I am now a resident, am employed here, pay taxes on my property, and have committed my social responsibility to act … more
The Galena schools received $180,000 from the American Rescue Plan program. School administrators used these funds to purchase 680 Chromebooks for students’ use. A big thanks goes out to … more
Year after year local banks “buzz” in and provide the Galena Middle School Spelling Bee winners with cash prizes. Due to this continued and generous support for our students, the Galena … more
I’d like to nominate my brother, Tim Travis, for the good guy award. Over the last seven weeks, he has shown up for me in countless ways in spite of his work schedule (six days a week). Thank … more
Here is an interesting comparison (at least to me anyway). In 2002, Space X was founded by Elon Musk. In 2008, Space X launched successfully its first rocket into space. Six years from buying an old … more
After living with outdoor dining for two summers, I think it is time to put it to rest. During COVID it made sense, but continuing forward it does not. It adds nothing to the beauty of the town and … more
On Oct. 9 we went to Galena Cellars to enjoy a perfect fall day in Jo Daviess County. Jim Mantey on guitar was great, as always. It was a delight to sit with a group of friends and enjoy the music … more
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