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It was by guess and by golly–or–you might say that I lucked out when procuring a coveted appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination this past week. I had learned from a staff member that … more
My sister and I played Iron Lung after watching the short before the main feature at the post cinema. I was a serious child who had spent my early years worrying about my father coming home from … more
Churches are landmarks in our communities. Throughout our region, we are fortunate to have so many of these structures that have lasted generations, withstanding the test of time. One church, … more
Editor’s note: Russell Wangersky is a columnist with The Telegram, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, where this column originally appeared as well as its website, on Sept. 23. In this … more
Gen. Robert E Lee’s surrender to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox was a solemn day in this country’s history, a day that brought great joy to some and sadness and maybe even anger to … more
Every four years the United States celebrates democracy with a seamless transition of power from one person to another, and many times one political party to another, in an event filled with … more
Dwight D. Eisenhower’s presidency ended 60 years ago this month. This is an opportune time to revisit the farewell address he made to our nation on Jan. 17, 1961. Ike said: “We must … more
I have been “wintering” since March. I suspect that many of you have been doing the same. For weeks I have been researching our nation’s divisions, trying so hard to … more
Marie McDonough never failed to see the light shining from the seniors’ hearts with whom she worked. At the close of our second interview, I learned one significant source of … more
The Illinois House of Representatives, or the lower house, has a similar scenario to last week’s article on the ramification of imposed term limits on the senate. There are 118 members, two … more
At the heart of many towns is a business community that works to see the town thrive. Throughout most of Hanover’s existence there has been a manufacturing hub or factory at the industrial … more
You may have noticed a series of ads promoting COVID-19 vaccination in The Galena Gazette over the past three weeks. The first ad featured Dr. Ralph Losey, Midwest Medical Center’s chief … more
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