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My vegetable garden is planted! I even transplanted 150 marigolds. Two weeks ago it seemed impossible. My celebration is thanks to a 1960’s Troy-Bilt Tiller that was fished from a dumpster in … more
R Ryan Ertmer is a very bright, endlessly creative soul, ready for hard work and a good laugh. American culture often does not make enough space for such people. We want them to fit just so, and … more
Throughout its history, Memorial Day has been an important day for the city of Galena and neighboring communities. Initially becoming a national holiday in 1868, the Memorial Day was first … more
Have you had one of those days where it’s just a perfect day and you wouldn’t want to do anything different or make any changes? Sunday was one of those days. It started by seeing … more
It has been 75 years since the class of 1946 left the hallowed halls of Galena High School and moved to the next chapters in their lives. Some went away and found homes in new places, but others … more
Natural wonders are ready to pour themselves through us in the Driftless region, where glaciers stopped and native people gathered. How good to share the magic of such treasures with gentle … more
This past week, Jo Daviess County became a leader in our nation’s vaccination effort to protect the population from COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 53.5 percent … more
The event, Ride the Ups & Downs, is sponsored by the G.O.A.T.S., the Galena cycling club. The annual bike ride was held this past Saturday. And, seriously, there could have been a … more
GALENA–The Big Ten Conference is one of the most storied institutions in collegiate athletics, especially in the Midwest where few organizations are more noticeable. In the fall of 1929, Galena … more
Chef Steve Dowe reminisced about his childhood in Weymouth as I asked him additional questions following last week’s column on his AcroAma Blends. “We were quite poor. Dad would work two … more
On President Barack Obama’s second day in office, Jan. 22, 2009, he signed an executive order that the prison at Guantanamo Cuba would be closed within the first year of his administration. … more
There has been a lot of conversation about a column I wrote a few weeks ago about the class of 1946 and the inspiration that these individuals have on our lives today. Thinking about those who … more
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