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The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) of Jo Daviess has stepped up to the plate to assist as needed in the Jo Daviess County quest to mediate the ravages of the COVID pandemic. After the horrendous … more
Normal, as defined by Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary, is “conforming to a type, standard, or regular pattern: characterized by that which is considered usual, typical, or … more
We’ve been wondering how COVID-19 vaccination information is being shared. We know that if you make an appointment for a vaccination through a Jo Daviess County Health Department clinic, … more
Last Monday, I finally meet Nancy White in person. Good folks like her hold our county together. We sat under the warming sun in Grant Park as she recalled her mother’s example. … more
Galena has always known how to throw a celebration. Looking back in the pages of The Galena Gazette from the earliest days of galas to more recent events such as the Fourth of July or … more
We are all creatures of where we live and the culture in which we live. Although at some point in our lives we feel the need to move onward to test our skills and make something of ourselves, … more
The first signs of quarantines were the talk of the nation about one year ago as the week of St. Patrick’s Day brought change in a way we were not expecting. The length and expanse of the … more
Exactly one year ago I attended the opening of Broad Idea’s second year. There were murmurings about a virus as all of us attending celebrated the wide variety of artistic expression. … more
Many readers will remember longtime Galena resident Richard Clark, his work in this community and his coverage of the Galena City Council. When I was the Gazette editor from 2003 to 2011, I would … more
I was a bit excited and anxious this past Friday morning before a 9 a.m., appointment for my second COVID-19 inoculation at Midwest Medical Center. I was a bit anxious about what reaction I … more
The water is drip-drip-dripping from my roof as the snow melts. The secretive animals with whom I share this land have been venturing out, happy to no longer suffer from the extreme cold. The … more
Those not from Jo Daviess County are shocked to learn that our communities are closely knit. I have deep roots here, and there are many others who do as well. My family connections run from … more
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