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We walked up three flights of stairs in an old office building in Cali, Colombia. I brought my camera with me. I was filming the testimonies of those who were destined to be in varying states of … more
It is hard to believe that a couple weeks ago I celebrated my one-year anniversary as a reporter at The Galena Gazette. Looking back a lot of things have occurred in the past 366 days. There were … more
I have a vivid memory of my Grandfather Newton–Grampy, I called him–reciting from memory poems of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. I didn’t see Grampy often. He lived in … more
From time to time readers send us photos. One of the most unusual, one of the best and one of the most interesting comes courtesy of Donal Hughes of Hanover. From up on his property along South … more
This one’s for the kids Hey kids, has “the soundtrack of your lives” changed drastically lately, what with being home more–a lot more–with parents and … more
What am I called to do? What is the purpose of my days? How do I serve the greater good? With these questions resting heavily on my heart, I woke up as the sun was breaking. I threw on my heavy … more
The Muses of Greek mythology gave us the roots of the word “music.” They are described in a Greek epic written in the 7th or 8th century B.C. as “uttering through their lips a … more
Galena has welcomed famous visitors throughout its history. Tom Thumb, Theodore Roosevelt, Herman Melville and Harrison Ford have all spent time visiting the city and the region. But one of the … more
Over the course of the last several weeks, Gazette staff has fielded dozens of calls from print subscribers concerning the slow delivery of the newspaper to their home, mailbox or post office … more
Galena’s educational system was bolstered by the addition of new buildings added throughout the last half of the 19th century. However, the building that brought public education to the … more
In the mid 19th century, a young bustling Galena had shops that appealed to growing merchant class which was created by her rich river trade and early ventures in mining. In 1855, Joseph … more
It’s really quite sad, but entirely understandable to hear that so many of our wonderful summer and fall events are cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic which is afflicting our country … more
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