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In the past, I regularly used this space to write about the student-athletes in our area and how fortunate we are to be represented by these young men and women. I am now teaching just north of the … more
One of my summer rituals involved riding a bike across Iowa as a participant of RAGBRAI, the Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa. The route–different each year–takes … more
It’s almost Valentine’s Day and for those who are in a relationship, that means that you need to come up with date ideas for your special someone. You could go the stereotypical … more
I am writing with important news that affects our children’s education, the quality of our community, and our pocketbooks. My purpose is to introduce the facts, invite you to learn more, and … more
As Bob Woodward steps away from the Galena Gazette to pursue his new semi-retirement role of director of journalism philanthropy and college student partnerships for Woodward Communications, I am … more
The word “obituary” is relatively new in English. The first written use of “obituary” wasn’t recorded until 1706. The new noun came from the Medieval Latin obituarius … more
My wife said, “You have to read it—start right now! ‘The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen 83 ¼ Years Old.’ It’s about Hendrik’s life in an Amsterdam nursing … more
It’s Dry January. Here are some statistics from the Pew Research Center taken from a July 2023 Gallup survey about American adults and alcohol use. All of the following data are from those 2 … more
My day started out like every other. After the typical morning activities, I took my Akita, Kia, into town for a stroll on the levee, which I often did. I love the view overlooking the river on one … more
The idea behind Dry January or “Drynuary” is that people eliminate alcohol consumption during the first month of the year. It’s an increasingly popular health and lifestyle concept. … more
As many of you know, Jan. 31 will be my last day as publisher of the Galena Gazette. This succession planning has been in place for a long time and I’m glad to see that it’s pretty much … more
Hello, my name is Jessica McBride. I live in Galena with my husband Todd. I graduated from Savanna High School in 2004. I was born on Oct. 24, 1985. I now have been employed with The Workshop … more
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