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Letters to the Editor
Galena: A very special place Our entire family visited the Galena area in August 2022. Wow. The scenery is beautiful. The traffic moves at 35 mph on winding two lane roads with no streetlights. Homes are spaced apart through …
A League of their own This opinion is in response to a recent letter in the Gazette, placed by the president of the local chapter of the League of Women Voters. I felt compelled to question the credibility of a civic …
BNSF: Not a viable choice Regarding Gerald Podraza’s letter promoting an alternate passenger rail route on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe tracks. The route Mr. Podraza proposes is historically interesting, but not …
Well worth saving Kudos to Mike Jones for his excellent article about John Henry Weber. As the article illustrates, John Henry Weber was a significant figure not only in Galena and Bellevue, Iowa, history, but in the …
We’re happy to assist The Workshop would like our citizens of Jo Daviess County to know that we are the service unit for the Salvation Army. The Workshop is in charge of The Red Kettle Campaign which starts after …
Columnists

Playing with a ‘legend’

Mark Klausner, Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa owner, and his staff know how to throw a party, a first-class party. The resort hosted a golf outing this past Wednesday, Aug. 10. Participating golfers …

Untangling web of Galena railroads

I am convinced that we humans need to walk more. I find my long strolls to be both emotionally and spiritually uplifting. Though I am a country walker, I have recently discovered that early walks in …

A real foul ball

Dear Crabby I am the mother of two young boys age 6 and 8 years. We live in a rural community near Galena and have a nice house with a huge backyard. All the kids in the neighborhood come over …

Moving forward: Gazette has a game plan for moving foward, short and long term

Galena Gazette staff members have been fielding queries for a week or so about The Galena Gazette “going downhill.” The comments started coming our way after we shared details of major …
Editorials

Let’s do better

It was an appalling start to the Martin Luther King, Jr., weekend on Friday, Jan. 14, when one participant chose to attend the Galena Music Boosters trivia night in blackface, a symbol of more …

Thinking about the holidays...Sharing & caring

As we approach this Christmas holiday season, we encourage all to think about the blessings we have–our families, friends, colleagues, our community as well as all the material things that …

Misguided legislation: Legislation making virtual meetings of public bodies acceptable for any reason should be defeated

Every city council or school board has issues large and small that impact the lives of the people it serves. Should residents be allowed to have chickens within city limits? Should the city-owned …
More opinions

Leaving The Galena Gazette

Lilly was two years old when I took pictures of Scales Mound’s 2004 graduation. She sat next to me as the students entered. I snapped what I could from my seat. When it came time for the …