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April showers bring May flowers, but April also brings an increase of severe storms to our area. We have been fortunate in recent years to not have had many tornadoes touch down. There have been … more
The neighborhood children were sad after the announcement that the theater was going to be closed for repairs. One of the girls had even checked out “Not Cheaper by the Dozen” from the … more
Back in the good old days when our kids were young, we’d head to Florida over the long Martin Luther King holiday weekend to see my brother and his family in Florida, as well as take in some of … more
This winter sports season will be remembered for years as one of the greatest in our county’s history. Milestones were shattered, records broken and memories created from each of the teams that … more
As the curtains open to “The Continuing Saga of Not Cheaper by the Dozen,” eyes are glued to the screen. One girl with an extra nickel has bought a package of Necco Wafers. She shares the … more
The name of this film is “Not Cheaper by the Dozen.” It stars Necie, Norb, Dee, Paul, Byrd, Ron, Nettie, Moe, Tim, Collete, Teresa, and Judy Doser. The lead is Norma Lucille Ball … more
There’s another desk filled at The Galena Gazette office, 515 S. Main St., in the former Galena Cellars Winery building. And for the record, the woman filling that desk has one of the best … more
The imaginary boy who once told me the history of 401 Park Ave. pulled me away from a series of conversations I had been having with Davis Creek. He told me I must return to the east side to hear … more
Oh my gosh. . .what a ride the young people of northwest Illinois took us on this past weekend. How exciting. Sarah and I were in Jefferson City, Mo. Our services as child care providers for our … more
Since the invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24 by Russian military forces, there have been rallies worldwide in support of the country. Even Russia, the aggressor in this conflict, has seen demonstrations … more
When I covered 401 Park Avenue’s history, an imaginary boy became my companion for seven weeks. This week, to my surprise, the boy appeared again. I felt him tugging at my coat during my entire … more
Why I am so personally heartbroken for Ukraine? I woke up in tears on Thursday and have been weepy since and felt I needed to write down my thoughts. I lived across the street from a Ukrainian … more
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