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Letters to the Editor
Long-range strategic planning? Jo-Carroll Energy probably does long-range strategic planning. They must meet regularly with the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives and plan their collective future. Why don’t they …
Memorial Day observance Memorial Day observance by June Freeman, Galena I have attended the Memorial Day program held on Riverside Drive at the Veterans Memorial for many years. One year I was very disturbed by all …
Sad and ironic While not the position I chose to take, I do understand the hesitation some have in getting the vaccine due to uncertainty about long-term effects and lack of data. It is not a traditional vaccine …
Starting a Go Fund Me page The Friends of the Galena Public Library is a non-profit organization that operates as a fundraising arm for the Galena Public Library. Although the library is publically funded, the Friends act …
County citizens, are you aware? Are you aware of what the Jo Daviess County Board is planning for the future of Jo Daviess County? The county board is in the planning stages to develop a county park working with the Jo Daviess …
Columnists

Embrace unexpected healing

This has been a week of quiet shifting. Yesterday I had my first acupuncture session with Dr. Justin Penoyer in Hanover. As I lay on my back with upright needles, I felt as if a soft warming …

‘You were always so kind to us’

This morning I remember what Memorial Day meant to me as a child of the military. As I walked through the military cemeteries holding my parents’ hands following World War II, I thought of …

Important leaders step aside

In this profession, I am lucky enough to have the opportunity to watch how the lives of those in this county are shaped by local leaders. I have had the opportunity to visit with many of these …

National recognition: The New York Times highlights vaccination success in the county

Jo Daviess County received some unexpected but welcome attention from The New York Times on May 15, as did Dane County, Wis., where Madison is located, in Badgerland. Both counties, it seems are …
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. …
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