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We’ve heard the excuse, “I didn’t know this was happening,” so many times through the years. . .well. . .it could just make your head spin. We’ve heard people make … more
Respect is earned. As a teacher, respect is best shown by those who still call teachers with their title. One that comes to mind that I still can’t call by her first name is Ms. Zink. This … more
Seventy-four years ago my father had returned from World War II. He was assigned to Letterman General Army Hospital in San Francisco. We were celebrating my birthday by going to a large park near … more
With Christmas fast approaching–well, it’s actually here if you look at the dateline in this week’s newspaper–a new year is fast approaching. It doesn’t escape me, the … more
In November, the week of Thanksgiving, the Galena High School Student Council put on a unique fundraiser. The turkey costume fundraiser is a good way to raise money and get the students and … more
Rhonda Ransom arrived at her house just before I pulled up at 4 p.m. She had taught art all day at River Ridge, picked up some of her children from the Galena ARC early childhood program, made … more
We had quite the fiesta at The Galena Gazette office last week hosting the Galena Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours. Actually we did double duty last Thursday. The event turned … more
What stories lie hidden behind the faces of children in fading school photos tossed into boxes of family treasures? Most of the stories will one day be reduced to a few sentences at most. Many will … more
Y our traditional view of exercise protocols is changing! Why? According to an article published by Time on a United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report, (, June … more
Forty years ago this week, a young man, 24 years of age with longish blond hair parted down the middle walked into The Galena Gazette office at 109 S. Main St., for his first day on the job. He … more
How does one measure the life of a person? The impact made on the community, on future generations or by the legacy that person leaves behind? Coach John O’Boyle did so much for Stockton, Jo … more
What does a Jewish woman do during the Christmas season? Of course, the answer is as varied as we all are. This Jewish woman, however, chooses to sing. One of my sons lives very simply in a tiny … more
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