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Letters to the Editor
Thanks to village of Elizabeth! On behalf of the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center (MVRBC), I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the village of Elizabeth for welcoming us into the community and holding our very …
Good guy award I’d like to recognize Bob Stilson, assistant manager of Gasser’s True Value Hardware Store for the Good Guy Award I am old enough to remember when lamp and light fixture stores were …
End the wretched Electoral College There’s been a lot of discussion regarding the Electoral College over the last two-and-a-half years, both at home and in the public sphere. People have pretty strong opinions, on both sides, of …
Prostate Cancer Awareness Month For the past several years Midwest Medical Center has hosted a breakfast and discussion for prostate cancer survivors and fighters and their spouses or significant others. Midwest Medical Center will …
Putting up ideas   Oops! I forgot the paper comes out on Tuesdays and the deadline for the next issue is Friday. Three days is not much time for you to email me. So, I am putting up my ideas and taking down …
Columnists

What a week: What can make John Cooke’s hair stand on end? Lightning!!!

Last Thursday morning sometime after 11 a.m., lightning struck Prairie Ridge. Some in this community might suggest that the lighting strike hit at the most appropriate place: right above John …

A space for teens at Galena Public Library

When many people think of youth services at the library, their thoughts turn to storytime for toddlers and preschoolers or summer reading programs for school-age children, but youth services at …

Back when 7 mph was too fast

Horses and surely a few donkeys were once commonplace on Main Street. In the early 20th century, “horseless carriages” were no more than a curiosity. Changes in transportation …

Transition: Muskegon nurtured Newton family for a generation

A couple of weeks ago, Mom and I enjoyed dinner at the Hearthstone, her favorite restaurant in Muskegon, Mich. We then ventured out for a ride along the southern part of Muskegon Lake along Lakeshore …
Editorials

An eye opener...: We're in this together

How Jo Daviess County communities provide emergency medical services is under review thanks to a special committee created by the Jo Daviess County Board. An article appearing in last week’s …

Dealing with the deer: Census shows alarming increase in herd

A white blanket of snow upon the landscape is a beautiful site in the Driftless Region. It’s also the perfect backdrop to accurately count the number of deer who call Galena home. That …

Nick Hyde is our choice

The Gazette generally does not endorse candidates. It has been our belief that our role is to share information about candidates so you can make an informed decision. This time, we are making an …
More opinions

Get a card: Future of libraries is bright

September is designated National Library Card Sign-Up month by the American Library Association. We as librarians and library lovers are encouraged to remind our communities why your library card …