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Oh. . .how does one begin? Maybe it’s this, “I’m seeing history repeat itself.” Or, how about, “Plan for the worst and hope for the best.” As news of COVID-19, … more
Why does the League of Women Voters of Jo Daviess County (LWV-JDC) care about an issue like “nutrient loss” and why is it encouraging civic engagement to deal with it? One of the … more
T he Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy (INLRS) calls for a 45 percent reduction in nitrogen and phosphorous nutrients being lost to the Mississippi River to address the Dead Zone in the … more
As we move through life, we make decisions affecting our future. Sometimes these decisions are major and affect our lives forever. Sometimes the decisions are minor and we do not realize the … more
When my father was in his last days, he had difficulty moving his thoughts through the labyrinth pathways from his brain to his mouth. I became his translator. I would take the few words he spoke and … more
This week’s Gazette is particularly noteworthy due to some of its content. It includes the sample ballots for the Tuesday, March 17 primary election. The sample ballot, which appears on … more
T his week, our historical review of deaths from newspapers around the country continues. Wire services–literally, the telegraph–enabled newspapers from far away to access articles, … more
A couple of years ago, I wrote a column during the 100-year anniversary of the deadly Spanish Influenza pandemic. Today because of the global threats of a COVID-19 pandemic, I revisited that … more
The Galena United Methodist Church was filled nearly to the brim this past Sunday for Steven Cole’s portrayal of Frederick Douglass. As I explained in last week’s Gazette, my … more
AJ Shultz, farm manager at Convivium Urban Farmstead in Dubuque, said to me when I simply could not make the last two folds “I’m here for you.” His profound sensitivity nearly … more
For more than 20 years, The Galena Gazette has been working with the Galena Area Chamber of Commerce on the annual Business Showcase. This year’s event will be held 9 a.m. to noon at the … more
This coming Sunday is circled in red on my calendar. That day, Freeport native Steven Cole is coming to town. He’s been invited here by the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society to … more
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