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As I write this article, the ice storm of 2/22/22 is ravaging the region with schools across the area cancelled and sleet pummeling the windows. It is a common scene of many winters here in Galena … more
In 1880 a boy reached into Davis Creek to hunt for frogs. The day before, a young man courted someone attending the German College for teachers, walking alongside the creek picking a tiny bright … more
The Galena River and I had our chat this week when the temperature was in the 50s! She warned me not to celebrate the arrival of spring even though winter’s ice was now floating in rapidly … more
The interests for the vast majority of our population have changed dramatically over time. Looking at newspapers of the past can be a bit of a shock as we learn about what our relatively recent … more
On one of the warmer days last week–that was a 40-degree day with 18 mile per hour winds–I took my trusty bike, “El Paraíso,” out for a ride. Heading out Dewey … more
As our state, nation and the world slowly begin to take steps to relax restrictions and health measures imposed during the pandemic, I want to share a few thoughts. A couple of weeks ago, the New … more
Much of this week’s sports section is devoted to the once-in-a-lifetime experience that East Dubuque’s boys basketball team was able to participate in two weekends ago when they played … more
Who can visit our small town and not also imagine the stories the Galena River might tell? Conversations with rivers, however, are not easy. Communication reaches far beyond the limitations of … more
If your New Year’s resolution was to learn more about buttresses, specifically, Galena buttresses, your year is off to an incredible (also improbable) start. Reminiscent of the famous Monty … more
My go-to bicycle route when I don’t have a lot of time is to head out on Dewey Avenue and out North Council Hill Road and then hang a left onto West Council Hill Road to Ill. 84 and then … more
Aaron Olson, superintendent of the Cuba City, Wis., School District, told the crowd gathered at Jerry Petitgoue Gymnasium that Coach Jerry Petitgoue was “the first and likely only Wisconsin … more
When the President determines that an issue affecting all or a large portion of the U.S. populace, he has the option of forming a commission. The ability to form a commission dates back to 1899 … more
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