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One-hundred-and-thirty years ago, the biggest discussion in Galena was the city’s cow ordinance. The ordinance discussion began in 1887 when it was known as the stallion ordinance, one … more
Two of our daughters are learning remotely this school year. It’s less than ideal, for sure, but our sole focus is on doing whatever we can–even some things out of our comfort … more
Once you have assured that you are properly registered to vote, be sure you understand the options you have to cast your vote with confidence that it will be counted on Election Day, Nov. … more
George Dewey Try. He was my Grandpa. I’m told that my first steps were taken toward him–running. I don’t remember that, but I do remember him holding my hand as we walked along … more
My goal over the next few days is to venture out and pick up donations. Thinking of what we’ve all been through over the past five and a half months and all the disruptions of our lives and … more
I woke up this morning a couple of hours before the first light of dawn. I decided not to go back to sleep but instead to take a walk, attentive to the music of my land. Early risers know that is … more
My neighbors, Bob and Jack Kirkby-Palmer, recently shared an interesting column from the magazine BBC History with a rather morbid headline, “The Black Death.” It isn’t a … more
Teamwork is important in many professions. As a coach for the last seven years, teamwork is something I mention daily. However, it seems in some aspects of our lives we forget that we are all on … more
Way too often citizens in this country choose not to vote. Many think their vote does not count. How can one vote among thousands, even millions, make a difference? Sometimes they choose not to … more
After Janet Eggleston greeted the donkeys, she and I settled down at the COVID-19 socially distanced spot outside my gate. Donkeys are curious creatures and once they know that I am okay, they … more
Galena, in the 19th century, was the hometown or birthplace of many notable figures. One of those who has been forgotten over the course of time, but captured the imagination of Galenians and the … more
In the Federalist Papers #42, James Madison ended the essay with these sentences, “The power of establishing post roads must, in every view, be a harmless power, and may, perhaps, by … more
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