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Letters to the Editor
Being fair Wow, I never thought my first letter to the editor would be regarding a Covid-19 Booster Clinic. After reading last week’s front-page article about the board of health meeting and the actions …
Success, really?? The creed “none left behind” that has morphed from the military to a generally accepted motto for all today rings hollow in our country. Several years ago President Obama proudly …
What a price to pay It was disheartening to read comments from two county board members at the board’s last meeting (Galena Gazette, Aug. 18). Both LaDon Trost and Bob Heuermann made comments that make me feel …
Culture wars It takes years, planning, and patience to ween a society from a culture centered on individual freedom and personal responsibility to one in which the individual is dependent on his government not …
Life is a circle Life is a circle. Awareness. . .self/political. Self-awareness is respect. Reflection is an echo of self/political. How self and others are seen. Refraction is to discredit, degrade, a loss of …
Columnists

Keep your voices strong, alive

I was curious. Did any of the magic of Dreamland’s silent screen remain at 223 S. Main St. in Galena? Unfortunately, driving by the building itself, there appeared to be no visual remnant at …

Afghanistan: Will we ever learn?

The Taliban flag has been raised over the government complex in Bazarak, the capital of Panjshir, the last province free of Taliban occupation and the scene of intense fighting over the last …

Biking advocacy: Ryan Birkicht, one of Galena’s newest residents, advocates for safe biking opportunities nationwide and here in Galena

On a Saturday morning you might see Ryan and Samantha Birkicht ride their bikes up Meeker Street to their home on Harrison Street with their two children, Garrison, 5, and Lyndon, 1, with …

9/11 events; Great ways to support emergency services and have some fun!

On Saturday, Sept. 11, the Galena Fire Department is holding its opening ceremony at 8 a.m. for the 9/11 Memorial events. It’s a solemn event, marking the 20th year since the terrorist attacks, …
Editorials

Three cheers for Jo Daviess County

This past week, Jo Daviess County became a leader in our nation’s vaccination effort to protect the population from COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 53.5 percent …

What is needed with COVID-19 vaccination is... More vaccine

This past week, Jo Daviess County residents deluged the Jo Daviess County Health Department with calls and emails. These local residents eagerly wanted the COVID-19 vaccine. The calls and …

If enough people choose vacination for COVID-19, then it is...A game changer

With the United States Federal Drug Administration giving its emergency authorization of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Friday evening, Dec. 11, the wheels are now set in motion for its distribution. …
More opinions

Galena’s Labor Day celebration: 1926

Labor Day is typically a bookend for the summer season and a return to the regular school schedules. Many communities locally have large Labor Day celebrations. In 1926, Galena had a large event …