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During the isolation of COVID, I discovered new herbs and seasonings to please my palate. I had seen AcroAma Blends listed in the choices of Jo Daviess Local Foods (JDLF) and couldn’t … more
There they were, the wild flowers: wood anemone, cutleaf tooth wart, spring beauty and Dutchman’s breeches. You could see them all on the Galena River trail this past Saturday. Near the … more
We’ve touched om this subject before and want to take another stab at it, because the vaccination statistics put forth by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) are not accurate, … more
P eople in this county have always been generous when it comes to helping those suffering from devastation or from challenging circumstances. Whether it is a cancer fundraiser or raising funds for … more
“You can go fishing with me when you can cast a fishing line into the circle,” my father told me as he laid out a string circle on the grass. I wanted to make him proud of me. I … more
My urban neighbor loved them. They terrified me. She adored how they came to drink together at night. I could only imagine them falling into the open skylight over the loft where I slept. She … more
Some say that it is hard for news to not travel far in a small town. Whether it is a wedding, a birth, a death or illness, it seems that everyone in town will know in a matter of hours. They also … more
In a normal year, East Dubuque residents would by now have received a hanger with two notes. One note shared the story of the East Dubuque Boy Scouts and the other provided the necessary details … more
Not withstanding the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic in the past year, The Galena Foundation, through precautions to ensure everyone’s safety, has continued to advance its mission to … more
I am grateful for having the opportunity to continue to live in the community I have called home for 28 years. It is an area and county that many of us who have been lifelong residents have taken … more
Cindi Martinovic looked out across the prairie she had restored as if she heard it waking up to the calls of spring. A young oak that Martinovic had planted as a seedling was ready for spring … more
Here it is. . .small world stories version two. These come from David Kies of Gold Canyon, Ariz.; Scott Ettleman, Galena; and my wife, Sarah, who jogged my memory. David shared this … more
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