Letters to the Editor
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Love the nativity scene by Marshall and Ardath Winter, Elizabeth Thank you, Galena, for the brightly lit nativity scene. We look forward to seeing it each year.   What an evening! by Pastor Bill Longmore, on behalf of the … more
On giving thanks... by John Jankowski, Stockton Thanksgiving should be a national day of prayer and forgiveness, for all of the hell our forefathers and their progeny have created here and abroad, in the name of “Manifest Destiny,” … more
What does all this have to do with us? by Chuck Wemstrom, Mt. Carroll In a recent and predictable campaign stop, Gov. Bruce Rauner repeated his main talking points: get rid of Mike Madigan, instigate term limits, reduce the individual income … more
Stop the name calling by Ron Serpliss, Galena I looked forward to the article in the Nov. 1 edition regarding the Greater Galena Marketing Inc. (GGMI) meeting to learn about new venues for growth, upcoming events, and creative approaches to … more
It takes a team by Jordan Williams, president, Scales Mound Education Association Nov. 13-17 will mark our annual observance of American Education Week here at Scales Mound School and throughout the country. This week highlights the … more
Treatment for domestic violence abusers by Gail Gabbert, Galena Dan Burke wrote an important column on domestic violence in Jo Daviess County on Oct. 25, 2017 in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Mortality rates are high for this … more
A tremendous mentor by Jim Burgett, Highland Ken Schablowsky was a man who made a difference. He was serving as the Galena School District superintendent when I was a teacher at Elizabeth. I went from teacher to principal to superintendent … more
Tell your pets how much they mean by Richard Peeters, Galena We lost our beautiful golden retriever to cancer a couple of weeks ago. If you have a pet, tell him or her how much you love them every day, for in an instant they could be gone … more
Historic, or hypocritical, Galena? by H. Scott Wolfe, Galena I echo the concern expressed by my library colleague Mr. Repp, in regard to the demolition of the residence at 318 Gear St. As a citizen, and former member of the city’s … more
The discrimination of low expectations by John Bernardi, Galena “Stand and Deliver” is the story made into a 1988 movie of a diminutive Spanish man from Bolivia who set out to challenge the perceptions of a welfare bureaucracy … more
This town that time forgot by Steve Repp On July 6, I attended the historic preservation commission meeting held at city hall here in Galena. My concern for attending was with the possible action to demolish the house at 318 Gear St. in … more
Memories by Steve Hickie, Punta Gorda, Fla. Even as we deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Florida here in Florida, the passing of Melvin Brodrecht brought back a wave of good memories of Mel, Ron Moser and my father, Tom Hickie, at our house … more
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