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National Newspaper Week focuses our thoughts on the importance of the First Amendment to the Constitution and its guarantees of freedom of speech and of the press. Important stuff worth … more
In my life, I have never seen more people walking through mud and having more fun. If you wanted to demonstrate what “going with the flow” means, this is it! Gazette staffer … more
What does a Jewish woman do during the Christmas season? Of course, the answer is as varied as we all are. This Jewish woman, however, chooses to sing. One of my sons lives very simply in a tiny … more
How does one measure the life of a person? The impact made on the community, on future generations or by the legacy that person leaves behind? Coach John O’Boyle did so much for Stockton, Jo … more
Seventy-four years ago my father had returned from World War II. He was assigned to Letterman General Army Hospital in San Francisco. We were celebrating my birthday by going to a large park near … more
Many years ago I bought my dining room table at a second-hand store. It was buried under cushions and old lace tablecloths. I felt irrationally drawn to it. It was not a valuable piece but I … more
My son in Jerusalem often calls me the morning before the Sabbath which starts when the first stars can be seen on Friday and ends after sundown on Saturday. For the last 39 days, he has been … more
The topic was “Traditional ceremonial clothing and accessories; past, present and future.” The speaker was my dear friend, Chloris Lowe, New Lisbon, Wis., former president of the Ho-Chunk … more
Forty years ago this week, a young man, 24 years of age with longish blond hair parted down the middle walked into The Galena Gazette office at 109 S. Main St., for his first day on the job. He … more
Recently, we invited our readers to vote on what to call residents of some of the communities in the tri-state area (“Here’s your chance to play the name game”). A … more
Respect is earned. As a teacher, respect is best shown by those who still call teachers with their title. One that comes to mind that I still can’t call by her first name is Ms. Zink. This … more
As Galena reflected on epidemics gone-by, the fear of the next surge of illness impacting the region was at the forefront of Galenians’ minds. Ways to halt the spread and to stop the … more
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