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What are your favorite small-world stories? I’ve been thinking about this over the past week after seeing a couple of Galenians at an unexpected place. I chauffeured Sarah down to Iowa City, … more
The life of a high school student over the past couple years vastly changed to those just the year prior. Prom was cancelled, graduation looked like a drive-in movie theater (which some high school … more
Jill Smith and Sarah O’Steen do a variety of jobs at Tammy’s Piggly Wiggly. I met them both when I arranged to have pick-ups there last spring. I was cheered by Sarah’s warm … more
Oscar and Aiken were parallel dogs. Oscar was the saddest dog anyone had ever seen when I adopted him. Aiken was a street dog from a shelter in Aiken, Ga., when my son adopted him. Aiken was … more
The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) of Jo Daviess has stepped up to the plate to assist as needed in the Jo Daviess County quest to mediate the ravages of the COVID pandemic. After the horrendous … more
Normal, as defined by Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary, is “conforming to a type, standard, or regular pattern: characterized by that which is considered usual, typical, or … more
We’ve been wondering how COVID-19 vaccination information is being shared. We know that if you make an appointment for a vaccination through a Jo Daviess County Health Department clinic, … more
Last Monday, I finally meet Nancy White in person. Good folks like her hold our county together. We sat under the warming sun in Grant Park as she recalled her mother’s example. … more
Galena has always known how to throw a celebration. Looking back in the pages of The Galena Gazette from the earliest days of galas to more recent events such as the Fourth of July or … more
We are all creatures of where we live and the culture in which we live. Although at some point in our lives we feel the need to move onward to test our skills and make something of ourselves, … more
The first signs of quarantines were the talk of the nation about one year ago as the week of St. Patrick’s Day brought change in a way we were not expecting. The length and expanse of the … more
Exactly one year ago I attended the opening of Broad Idea’s second year. There were murmurings about a virus as all of us attending celebrated the wide variety of artistic expression. … more
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