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Jacquie Miller and I sat wearing our COVID masks at a well-spaced social distance. The donkeys grazed on the other side of the gate. The morning sun was still low. The shade cooled us. I’d … more
It seems the “thought police” are at it again, this time attacking the “power of positive thinking.” No doubt, it is exceptionally easy to get stuck in the mire of … more
The Galena Gazette has been a vital part of the Galena community since 1834. The July 29, 1895 edition of the Galena Daily Gazette reprinted an article written by Paul Selby from the previous … more
Ohhhhhh my goodness. How lucky are the good citizens of Jo Daviess County to have escaped the devastation of the derecho–the inland hurricane–that descended upon Iowa, Wisconsin and … more
Sister and Stella knocked their hooves on my front porch. That morning both donkeys wanted the reassurance of my comforting hug. Around two months ago, after watching my rescued donkeys … more
Galena has always had controversial issues that take over the course of conversation. One hundred twenty-five years ago, that debate raged about sewerage contracts and electricity, two modern … more
It’s up and ready and the page can be found at The URL doesn’t tell you much, but it’s the quickest way to tell you how you can get to the registration site for … more
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
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