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Letters to the Editor
A gifted writer I always enjoy reading the letters of Angelina Kim. Her observations of nature and spirituality are so beautifully expressed in the exquisite pictures she paints with her words–truly poetic. So …
No apology needed Last week’s ‘Nature Heals’ by Angelina Kim needs no apology for poor English. Her thoughts and words were spiritually rich and poetically presented. I wonder what she’d say …
Volunteer Visitors closing   Volunteer Visitors of Northwest Illinois, Inc. previously known as Volunteer Hospice of Northwest Illinois, and before that, Hospice of Northwest Illinois, has been a volunteer-driven, …
Thank you, Charlie Fach!   It’s safe to say that our community deeply appreciates all the contributions and accomplishments we owe to Charlie Fach. He has made a very real difference in serving Galena over …
Happy hunting In a recent “From Our Files” in The Galena Gazette, morel hunting is mentioned in a 1919 article. The pursuit of morels has a long rich history in this county, and it is something to look …
Columnists

Fourth generation

I t was like going down memory lane last Friday morning at Hartig Drug store this past Friday morning. Inside, Dick Hartig was all smiles as he introduced his two sons, Wes and Charlie. He was a …

SM honors seniors with signing day

S inging day for graduating high school students is typically reserved for athletic commitments. Cable sports channels have shows dedicated to where athletes will play their sport at the …

The selfless work that good folks do

D on’t ask me exactly why certain people enter my heart. They just do. I suppose there is a selfless earnestness about them. A fresh enthusiasm. An unsung dedication to their task. For years …

A great asset

T hursday, May 23 is circled on my calendar. I hope it’s circled on your calendar, as well. There’s going to be a neat little inclusive event at the Galena River Trailhead underneath …
Editorials

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 …

You've done it!

The lead story in last week’s Galena Gazette, “We’re doing it,” is a news story which we’ve wanted to publish for a very long time: The good new is this: The ARC has …
More opinions

In awe on a perfect spring day on the trail

I was in paradise yesterday when hiking the Sentinel Trail at Mississippi Palisades State Park. A day after being drizzle-drenched, I walked in awe with a friend who can discern one bird song from …