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The shift from horses to automobiles heralded major changes in the lives of ordinary folks as I suggested in my Sept. 19, column. The shift from horses used in agriculture continued, however, … more
In sending the 2019 Jo Daviess County assessment notice to us for publication, Laura Edmonds made note of the scarecrow in front of The Galena Gazette and its “old new paper … more
What does having a library card truly mean? At its root, your library card represents access to information in all its forms, but what does that mean in today’s day and age? Increasingly it … more
Last night Scott Rische and the Briarpatch Symphony brought authentic bluegrass music to the Galena Center for the Arts. It was a fine concert but my private melancholy brought private tears as … more
It amazes me, sometimes, what becomes controversial in a community and what doesn’t. Or what issue deserves public scrutiny and doesn’t and what issues that might be marginal, but do … more
The Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation’s (JDCF) “Biggest Tree Contest” concludes Oct. 1. The Gazette dispatched Senior Tree Correspondent Mike Jones to embed with the tree community … more
The man so full of memories bent down to sort items in his “junkyard.” I passed him as I was taking my short cut to Elizabeth. Something in that image of a man going through what was … more
How do I get a library card?” If you’ve been following this column and learning about all the amazing things happening at the Galena Public Library (GPL), you may be asking yourself that … more
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