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Letters to the Editor
Elephant in the room The Telegraph Herald recently included a small news note about the fact that a recent local census revealed a slight loss in population in both Dubuque and Galena in 2018. I was rather surprised, …
Is this the Mona Lisa? One hundred eighty-four dollars to paint a fire hydrant? And the city of Galena is going to paint 55 hydrants? What benevolent philanthropist is picking up the tab for this?
Good guy award   When the Gear Street reconstruction project left volunteers at the United Churches of Galena Food Pantry without on-street parking space for its twice-monthly distribution days at Illinois …
Good guy award We sincerely recommend the Elizabeth Volunteer Fire Department for the good guy award for responding to our area to assess property damage to area residents after the storm on Sunday, June 30. We had …
Good guy award   Connie Wienen and Susette Einsweiler host a second hand jewelry sale every other year. Connie and Sue have hosted this event for over a decade and have raised thousands of dollars for …
Columnists

Passionate support: Preserving newspapers an eye opener for library director

Few rides in this Driftless Region are as beautiful as the ride up through the Wisconsin towns of Hazel Green, Cuba City, Dickeyville, Tennyson, Beetown, Bloomington and Prairie du Chien and then …

Chance to watch democracy in action

In June, I had the privilege of attending my first League of Women Voters (LWV) state convention in Champaign. As someone who has always been interested in politics, history and voting, the LWV …

Arts allow us to celebrate even as we mourn

Last night at Turner Hall I was filled with impossible longing. In fact, the entire audience was deeply stirred as the fine cellist, violist and violinist of the Black Oak Ensemble played what …

Reminders of home in Chile

Scene 1: Roberto Silva and I are sitting in a restaurant in the Ñuñoa neighborhood in Santiago, Chile. Three young people, probably in their 20s, sit next to us. You can tell that …
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

Conquering skies with Golden Knights

I was 12,500 feet off the ground with the cabin door completely open. The wind was whipping my hair in every direction, and my body was strapped tightly to a seat. Strong men in uniform surrounded …