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Mark Klausner, Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa owner, and his staff know how to throw a party, a first-class party. The resort hosted a golf outing this past Wednesday, Aug. 10. Participating golfers … more
I am convinced that we humans need to walk more. I find my long strolls to be both emotionally and spiritually uplifting. Though I am a country walker, I have recently discovered that early walks in … more
Dear Crabby I am the mother of two young boys age 6 and 8 years. We live in a rural community near Galena and have a nice house with a huge backyard. All the kids in the neighborhood come over … more
Galena Gazette staff members have been fielding queries for a week or so about The Galena Gazette “going downhill.” The comments started coming our way after we shared details of major … more
Lilly was two years old when I took pictures of Scales Mound’s 2004 graduation. She sat next to me as the students entered. I snapped what I could from my seat. When it came time for the … more
Ihave made a new friend. He spells his name E-L-L-I-O-T-T. Elliott Sprengelmeyer is six years old. We talked about trains. For a full hour, my heart was filled with the joy of train talk with a … more
The train engine bellows steam as it comes around the bend on the narrow-gauge railroad. The train signals “long, long, short, long” whistles. That is the Morse code used by the telegraph … more
We learn this song at a young age, “Oh beautiful for spacious skies for amber waves of grain...” Many enjoy this famous line from the movie, Field of Dreams, “Is this heaven? No, … more
Frank Herbert once said, “Without change, something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken.” Over the past three years, I have been humbled and honored to have … more
The big news story earlier this month out of Dubuque, Iowa, involves American Airlines and its decision to discontinue American Eagle service there. The news came as quite a shock. Sarah and I … more
Publisher’s note: This is the initial “tongue-in-cheek” advice column courtesy of Dave Sproule of Galena.   Dear Crabby: Seems I have a peek-a-boo problem. Me and my … more
I was born in 1993, yet many of my memories of Galena in my youth are of a community that worked together for the betterment of the community as a whole. It was business leaders, citizens and … more
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