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Letters to the Editor
Letters from our readers Wall is not the answer by Dave Becker, Tucson, Ariz. My wife and I were residents of Galena for several years. Although we are now residents of Tucson, Ariz., we continue to read The Galena …
Letters from our readers Additional thoughts regarding Vision 2020 by Charlie Marsden, Galena Thank you to Carter Newton for an excellent summary of the accomplishments resulting from the Vision 2020 effort. I was …
Where’s the interest in academics? I certainly concur with the publisher’s comments about the Vision 2020 goal of Best in the Tri-States Education System. “There is little talk during school board meetings about enhancing …
The challenges of winter The whole yard is so bright. I’ve thought for a moment it’s because I forgot to turn off the outdoor light. No. The gentle light is coming from the moon. The winter night would be long …
Peace and love This is a true story of my childhood. Born in 1940, my twin brother, George, and I experienced our early years in England, with our mother, while our father, a Dunkirk survivor, served in Germany, …
Columnists

Micro Switch

The announcement regarding the closure of the Galena Honeywell plant at the corner of U.S. 20 and Chetlain Lane here in Galena brought back a flood of memories. I was a young lad of just 24 years …

‘Lion in Winter’ prowls onto stage

Twenty years ago, I was Richard the Lionhearted. More accurately, I played him, on an outdoor stage. In Kankakee. I performed the part of Richard in a college-age theater production of …

Like magic, Friday morning, the trash is gone

Like magic, every single Friday morning at 6:30 my trash vanishes. The guys that pick it up are a wonder! I called up Montgomery Trucking and spoke with Gordy to see if there was some way I could set …

History sleuth

My neighbor, Mike Doyle, is a history sleuth. He’s the historian for the Galena Fire Department and has become one of the regulars in the Galena Public Library’s Historical Collections …
Editorials

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 …

These meetings deserve attendance

During the next week, two area organizations–Community Foundation of Jo Daviess County and Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society–are sponsoring meetings that have the potential to …
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Remembering the team, ‘hairy and victorious’

Several long-haired, bearded fellows went into a Galena barbershop during baseball season in 1934. Folks gathered outside waiting for them to emerge. A few children and other citizens wanted to see …