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Letters to the Editor
Great memories I read with great pleasure your front-page article entitled, “Honoring his brothers: Cole family remembered at National World War II Museum.” As a young boy growing up in Tucson, …
Time for others to step up We are all so saddened by the resignation of school Superintendent Greg Herbst. It isn’t the teachers, the union or the school board responsible for the current school district crisis. …
Let’s continue the discussion Let me take up the thread about trees that was started a few weeks back by Bonnie Garrity and continued last week by Pam Bernstein. Seems like this year, trees are on everyone’s mind from the …
Taxes in Dunleith Township The Galena Gazette has provided good news coverage on the possible property tax increases due to the East  Dubuque School District wanting to build a new elementary school or the city’s …
Planting trees The Gazette recently published a letter by Bonnie Garrity requesting the city of Galena plant more trees. Her letter prompted me to share what the city is doing to keep our city green. Over the …
Columnists

Celebration: Leadership forum completes year with recognition banquet

Our paths crossed for the second time of the week last Saturday night during intermission of “The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge,” at the Galena Center for the Arts. Just as an aside. . …

Alzheimer’s: The long good-bye

I am saying the long good-bye to my sister. For her birthday, this week, I sent my older sister a picture of the two of us just after the war years, when my father had just returned from World …

An uncommon feeling: Having a cold. . .how can such a tiny virus lay you so low?

Yesterday, my neighbor from across the street, Michelle Mussatto Heurung, owner of the Lamberson Guest House posted a note on Facebook which included these words, “We’re sick. …

Foster: ‘How will you endure it?’

He is a quiet man who asks good questions. When I sat down briefly next to Lance Foster at the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation(JDCF) gathering just after the welcome dinner, I had been both …
Editorials

Cheers to 40 years!: Galena Country Fair is a treasure for Jo Daviess County

Forty years ago when organizers hosted the first Galena Country Fair, it's safe to say they never would have guessed that four decades later, the fair, held each Columbus Day weekend at Grant …

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 …
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Learning experience: Hearing and learning of tribal stories about this landscape

What do you do when a group of people who come from different places and cultures meet for the first time? Steve Barg, Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF) executive director, takes a play …