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What am I called to do? What is the purpose of my days? How do I serve the greater good? With these questions resting heavily on my heart, I woke up as the sun was breaking. I threw on my heavy … more
The Muses of Greek mythology gave us the roots of the word “music.” They are described in a Greek epic written in the 7th or 8th century B.C. as “uttering through their lips a … more
Galena has welcomed famous visitors throughout its history. Tom Thumb, Theodore Roosevelt, Herman Melville and Harrison Ford have all spent time visiting the city and the region. But one of the … more
Over the course of the last several weeks, Gazette staff has fielded dozens of calls from print subscribers concerning the slow delivery of the newspaper to their home, mailbox or post office … more
Galena’s educational system was bolstered by the addition of new buildings added throughout the last half of the 19th century. However, the building that brought public education to the … more
In the mid 19th century, a young bustling Galena had shops that appealed to growing merchant class which was created by her rich river trade and early ventures in mining. In 1855, Joseph … more
It’s really quite sad, but entirely understandable to hear that so many of our wonderful summer and fall events are cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic which is afflicting our country … more
By creating new music, the cellist Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, a collection of international musicians, explore just what it is in music that gives us hope. Yo-Yo Ma has been on many … more
Galena has always taken pride in its education system. In 1891, The Galena Gazette published a lengthy report on the history of education in Galena up to that point. It is a fascinating read that … more
In 1918 rural America, many healthcare workers were overseas assisting in World War I, or working at military stations at home. When the 1918 influenza pandemic hit, cities nationwide struggled to … more
H ow are you going to celebrate the Fourth of July, our nation’s 244th birthday? I’ve been thinking about how Sarah and I will celebrate the holiday. Normally I go for a bike ride, … more
Galena High School’s tradition when it comes to sports dates back to the dawn of the last century. One of the lasting legacies of those early years of Galena athletics is a song that still … more
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