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Have you ever thought about words that seem funny—all by themselves? The Associated Press (AP) Style Guide, the bible of the newspaper biz, doesn’t address “funny”words. … more
Angela Rose Canfield, the ‘Mayoress’ of Warren was “workin’ so hard,” trying to push her agenda, which for modern readers might sound more like the plot of a popular … more
Emilie Brand Marchand was born in French Switzerland in 1773; she was buried in Galena in 1827. Emilie and I started a conversation last week at the Old City Cemetery. Emilie told me of their … more
Stella here. Sister and I made our human very happy this afternoon. When we were simply grazing as we do on most lazy September days, our human came over to give us a scratch. At that moment, we were … more
Veni, vidi, victus sum On Saturday, September 9, the Gazette’s Senior Locomotion Correspondent laced up his Chuck Taylors and embedded with Heroes for History’s runners. A ringer … more
A little bit about a lot of things this month. First, you may have noticed that the new Fall/Winter issue of the Galenian is out on the streets. (Mostly, we’re still making the rounds to … more
Emilie Brandt Marchand still had a strong French-Swiss accent when she spoke to me that morning at the Old City Cemetery. I was relishing the first respite from days of excessive heat. The air … more
My brother, Tom, says his least favorite letter in the alphabet is: “I” That is “I” as in Irma, Ida and Idalia. Do those names ring a bell with you? A week ago Tuesday, … more
I have been conducting face-to-face interviews with various people in our county who are among the working poor. Their honesty deeply moves me. I am also exploring the violation of child labor laws … more
Stella here. Sister and I can look right through to the heart of people. And what beautiful hearts we have encountered this week! Our first adventure in our search for this week’s … more
I made a mistake today. Usually, I avoid reading comments on Facebook. Today, I looked. What was I thinking? Call me quirky, but I like to believe in the greater good of humanity. Facebook … more
The assessment process, which is part of the property tax cycle, is one of the most misunderstood processes. I hope this article will help alleviate those misunderstandings. The property tax … more
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