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The earth is heating up, there is no denying it! Science tells us that the major cause is burning fossil fuels which pumps carbon dioxide into the air and raises the heat through the greenhouse … more
It has been a fascinating couple of weeks working on a series of stories on North Gramercy Park in East Dubuque which appear in this week’s newspaper. I, like many others, had no idea … more
Larissa Distler is a marvel! “Galena Lit Fest 2020, A Festival for Readers and Writers” is about to unfold for its sixth year! “I try to offer a diversity of literature, … more
The climate crisis is in the news daily, but does everyone really understand what causes the problem? First of all, this is not a partisan issue. Not too long ago both parties agreed that climate … more
We’ve heard the excuse, “I didn’t know this was happening,” so many times through the years. . .well. . .it could just make your head spin. We’ve heard people make … more
Respect is earned. As a teacher, respect is best shown by those who still call teachers with their title. One that comes to mind that I still can’t call by her first name is Ms. Zink. This … more
Seventy-four years ago my father had returned from World War II. He was assigned to Letterman General Army Hospital in San Francisco. We were celebrating my birthday by going to a large park near … more
With Christmas fast approaching–well, it’s actually here if you look at the dateline in this week’s newspaper–a new year is fast approaching. It doesn’t escape me, the … more
In November, the week of Thanksgiving, the Galena High School Student Council put on a unique fundraiser. The turkey costume fundraiser is a good way to raise money and get the students and … more
Rhonda Ransom arrived at her house just before I pulled up at 4 p.m. She had taught art all day at River Ridge, picked up some of her children from the Galena ARC early childhood program, made … more
We had quite the fiesta at The Galena Gazette office last week hosting the Galena Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours. Actually we did double duty last Thursday. The event turned … more
What stories lie hidden behind the faces of children in fading school photos tossed into boxes of family treasures? Most of the stories will one day be reduced to a few sentences at most. Many will … more
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