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It’s really amazing how quickly COVID-19 is spreading throughout the world and we now (as of Sunday) have one confirmed case here in Jo Daviess County. So the operative words are: stay … more
What do the residents of a place call themselves? How are they known by those outside their community? Some examples: A resident of New York City is a New Yorker. Also true of someone from the state … more
I always won spelling bees in elementary school. This time, my fifth grade teacher gave me the word “course.” “Which one?” I asked. That day, I was the first person to … more
News of the COVID-19 virus has been inundating us all at what seems like warp speed. There are recommendations, mandates and proclamations that impact us all.News about the closing of bars and … more
Galena is a resilient community.The last week has been a cascading chain-reaction of events being postponed or outright cancelled; people panicking and stocking up on toilet tissue; school called off … more
Thursday noon of this past week, curious as to what ESPN would be airing instead of conference basketball games, I saw an interview of John Swafford Atlantic Coast Conference. The conference had just … more
Galena is a resilient community. The last week has been a cascading chain-reaction of events being postponed or outright cancelled; people panicking and stocking up on toilet tissue; school called … more
Twenty-five years ago I stood on a terrace cut into the foothills of the Himalaya Mountains. Below me, some shepherds had gathered their lambs for the night. Across the clear cool air, I heard them … more
Preceding the February primaries known as Super Tuesday, political pundits speculated that the Democratic National Convention might be the first contested since 1952. In 1830, the major political … more
Oh. . .how does one begin? Maybe it’s this, “I’m seeing history repeat itself.” Or, how about, “Plan for the worst and hope for the best.” As news of COVID-19, … more
Why does the League of Women Voters of Jo Daviess County (LWV-JDC) care about an issue like “nutrient loss” and why is it encouraging civic engagement to deal with it? One of the … more
T he Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy (INLRS) calls for a 45 percent reduction in nitrogen and phosphorous nutrients being lost to the Mississippi River to address the Dead Zone in the … more
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