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Letters to the Editor
The Core Committee’s process The recent unanimous approval by the school board to pursue a bond for the proposed Galena High School’s improvement followed extensive efforts by the Core Committee. Led by Superintendent Tim …
Alumni for the referendum As proud Galena High School alumni, we urge you to vote “yes” for the upcoming school referendum. Our time at GHS was filled with impactful teachers, memorable experiences, and cherished …
Investing in education As the time draws nearer to vote on the referendum to fund a new Galena High School facility, I’m more and more excited at the prospect of seeing this project finally come to fruition. With two …
Vote “YES” for GHS In a time when civic pride has become passe in most places, Galena is special. Its citizens cherish the spirit of what it means to be a Galenian. As such, we all have a responsibility to act as our …
Reflective Clothing at Night With the shorter daylight hours, I wanted to remind our neighbors to please wear reflective clothing/shoes and consider something for your fur baby so we can see you! I encounter many joggers, dog …
Columnists

Need to plan a date? Here are some ideas for a low-key Valentine’s Day

It’s almost Valentine’s Day and for those who are in a relationship, that means that you need to come up with date ideas for your special someone. You could go the stereotypical …

Superintendent speaks on school remodel/expansion and the referendum

I am writing with important news that affects our children’s education, the quality of our community, and our pocketbooks. My purpose is to introduce the facts, invite you to learn more, and …

Lutgen steps into the publisher role

As Bob Woodward steps away from the Galena Gazette to pursue his new semi-retirement role of director of journalism philanthropy and college student partnerships for Woodward Communications, I am …

Obituaries, they are a-changin’

The word “obituary” is relatively new in English. The first written use of “obituary” wasn’t recorded until 1706. The new noun came from the Medieval Latin obituarius …
Editorials

Back when Galena was “woke”

The word “woke” seems to get many people exercised these days. But there’s nothing new about the concept. (The opposite of being “woke,” after all, is to be asleep. …

Christmas: Enjoying the sacred and the secular

There are several holidays that we celebrate, from Valentine’s Day and New Years to Memorial Day and Thanksgiving. Some of these are American holidays and others are celebrated around the …

Investing in your Gazette: An update on our updates

Now that it’s been a little over six months since we bought the Gazette from Carter and Sarah, I thought I’d take a little time to share some of the investments and updates we’ve …
More opinions

Program will examine the war in Gaza from historical, political, and Biblical perspectives

What are the issues behind the fighting in Gaza? Who is right? Who is wrong? Who really owns the land? Is peace possible? Who are the actors and what are their motives? What is the Balfour …