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Letters to the Editor
A golden opportunity to grow

I’m sick of the whole immigration/refugee debate. We go round and round, the same old nonsense. This is not a problem unique to the U.S. It is a worldwide problem and calls for a worldwide solution.

Good guy award

The Galena High School girls’ golf team would like to nominate Monique Reynolds and the women’s golf group, The Tee Bags, for the good guy award.

Good guy award

Huge thanks to John and Dirk Einsweiler!

Use the power of the ballot box

I’ve often been puzzled by the Right’s repeated insistence that “we’re a republic, not a democracy.” Of course, a republic is representative democracy. I used to assume conservatives just resented the term “democratic values” as it might make people think of the Democratic Party.


Bucket list

Honoring and respecting Native voices

Lydia Whirlwind Soldier and I took a long walk together up Grass Mountain and then sat on an outcropping when the sun was high in the sky. A golden eagle shrieked before it settled into a tree to watch and listen.

CONTACT: Help is a phone call away

It is necessary to start the conversation when we see a friend, co-worker or loved one down or depressed. Mental illnesses affect 19 percent of the adult population, 46 percent of teenagers and 13 percent of children each year. People struggling with their mental health may be in your family, live next door, teach your children, work in the next cubicle or sit in the same church pew.

Our heritage: Part II

Ohhhhh. . .would I have liked to have been a fly on the wall inside the meeting room in Stillman Mansion the last week of June.

Act today

If there is a project which has caught the imagination of area citizens it must be the Galena ARC’s pursuit to purchase the Tri-State Christian School. This purchase will give the ARC the opportunity to provide more services to more people, thus enhancing the quality of life for those living here.

Let's salute those who do away with...Litter

If a stranger came to Galena from the north–let’s say along Council Hill Road–this stranger could easily come to one conclusion: a favorite pastime of the people who live here is road drinking.

Students exercise their right to Assemble

On Sept. 25, 1789, the states received the Bill of Rights, the first 10 amendments to the constitution, for ratification.

More opinions

More thoughts on the museum

I was invited to attend the Team of Scholars Workshop that took place at the Stillman Mansion sponsored by the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society on June 25.