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Concerns growing out of the Vietnam era for prisoners of war and those missing in action established a tradition to be certain they would never be forgotten. The “Missing Man” table … more
My dog snored deeply after his morning run. I fixed a soothing cup of warm milk with a splash of coffee, ginger, cinnamon and a dash of cayenne pepper. I settled onto my well-worn sofa, covering … more
This is a magical community. That much was clear this past Saturday, as I just looked at the many luminaria dotting the sidewalks, lighting the night on an otherwise dreary Saturday. I had just … more
House fire! Randy Beadle, chief of the Galena Fire Department, moved into action. “Fire departments from Galena, Hanover, Elizabeth, Menominee-Dunleith, Scales Mound and the Galena … more
The fire continued to burn. It was the talk of Galena for years. I have always felt that our lives are measured less by the events themselves and more by those waking moments in the middle of the … more
O n Friday night, I plan on being surrounded by cake. And not just any cake. I imagine there will be some of the most creative confections to be found in Galena. It’s all a part of the … more
Get ready to raise your head to the sky, and see some fireworks! The second Holiday Fire In The Sky is planned for this weekend by the Galena Downtown Business Association (GDBA). Saturday, Dec. … more
"What a clear cold night!” I thought to myself as I drove on U.S. 20 just at dusk that Tuesday before Thanksgiving. I imagined walking out later that night, as I often do at 2 a.m. under a … more
Thanksgiving. It’s my favorite holiday of the year. I enjoy carving the turkey, mostly for selfish reasons. I can hide the best bits of the dark meat. I’m with mostly white-meat eaters so … more
A little girl leaned into her mother. She was surrounded by whatever people could drag out of their meager homes. The child living in Galena that cold February night in 1856 was surely traumatized by … more
The topic was “Traditional ceremonial clothing and accessories; past, present and future.” The speaker was my dear friend, Chloris Lowe, New Lisbon, Wis., former president of the Ho-Chunk … more
Many years ago I bought my dining room table at a second-hand store. It was buried under cushions and old lace tablecloths. I felt irrationally drawn to it. It was not a valuable piece but I … more
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