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Green bits, red bits and blue bits. They are all scattered about along the Burlington Northern Railroad tracks at the four-mile mark of the Galena River Trail. These bits used to be chairs, … more
The coronavirus pandemic may seem like something from a movie; however, throughout the history of Galena and the history of this publication, epidemics were once a fairly common occurrence. When … more
After I voted on Tuesday, March 17, I returned home and locked my gates. I made the decision to isolate out here on my land until this is over. None of us really knows what “over” … more
With the current norm of living in constant change due to COVID-19, many are forced to abandon our normal health and fitness routines due to the fitness center closures and social distancing in an … more
A senior citizen, “un anciano” en Spanish, walks into a pharmacy in Combarbalá, Chile. Maca Oñate asks the customer why he isn’t home under quarantine during the … more
My imagination could not have conjured up anything better than the reality of two fresh-as-spring young women riding by my gate on their horses. I was out in the donkey pasture shoveling up a … more
It’s time to shift the energetic vibration of our world, bodies and lives. I feel it’s divine timing to speak of this when we are all feeling the magnitude of emotion with the recent … more
Like many other seniors in our community, we encounter family separations as our children have relocated to other parts of the country making social media a godsend. So, unlike planned visits, we now … more
It’s really amazing how quickly COVID-19 is spreading throughout the world and we now (as of Sunday) have one confirmed case here in Jo Daviess County. So the operative words are: stay … more
What do the residents of a place call themselves? How are they known by those outside their community? Some examples: A resident of New York City is a New Yorker. Also true of someone from the state … more
I always won spelling bees in elementary school. This time, my fifth grade teacher gave me the word “course.” “Which one?” I asked. That day, I was the first person to … more
News of the COVID-19 virus has been inundating us all at what seems like warp speed. There are recommendations, mandates and proclamations that impact us all.News about the closing of bars and … more
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