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The past few weeks have been an emotional roller coaster here in the Galena schools. The faculty, who have been working without a contract since school began in August, found themselves at the center … more
The Zen masters say that when the student is ready the teacher appears. Rudi Koch had been traveling through a rough patch in his life when he discovered “Zen and the Art of Happiness.” … more
Once again, the Galena River Trail has proved to be quite an asset. If you doubt that, you should have seen all the activity taking place at the trailhead and on the trail this past Saturday. The … more
And so, it begins. The nonsense, that is. The innuendos. The conspiracy theories. The willingness to fill in the blanks with text that suits a subjective narrative. Within hours of the special Galena … more
My breath was taken away yesterday at the Galena Public Library in the Alfred Mueller Historical Collections Room. I found exquisite beauty in the image of a young girl and her father. She was doing … more
 “When some loud braggart tries to put me down And says his school is great I tell him right away Now what’s the matter buddy Ain’t you heard of my … more
I do hope that all of you who regularly read my columns will forgive me if I hand this week’s column over to a local writer who needs a literary break. Every donkey with something to say … more
The 2019 Galena High School Homecoming was a success. Each year Galena High School Student Council members plan and carry out a week full of fun homecoming activities. Organizing homecoming … more
Will Rogers, humorist and raconteur once said: “Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.” Having adopted two donkeys, I am quickly filling in my utter ignorance of things … more
In my life, I have never seen more people walking through mud and having more fun. If you wanted to demonstrate what “going with the flow” means, this is it! Gazette staffer … more
National Newspaper Week focuses our thoughts on the importance of the First Amendment to the Constitution and its guarantees of freedom of speech and of the press. Important stuff worth … more
The shift from horses to automobiles heralded major changes in the lives of ordinary folks as I suggested in my Sept. 19, column. The shift from horses used in agriculture continued, however, … more
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