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Galena is a resilient community.The last week has been a cascading chain-reaction of events being postponed or outright cancelled; people panicking and stocking up on toilet tissue; school called off … more
Thursday noon of this past week, curious as to what ESPN would be airing instead of conference basketball games, I saw an interview of John Swafford Atlantic Coast Conference. The conference had just … more
Galena is a resilient community. The last week has been a cascading chain-reaction of events being postponed or outright cancelled; people panicking and stocking up on toilet tissue; school called … more
Twenty-five years ago I stood on a terrace cut into the foothills of the Himalaya Mountains. Below me, some shepherds had gathered their lambs for the night. Across the clear cool air, I heard them … more
Preceding the February primaries known as Super Tuesday, political pundits speculated that the Democratic National Convention might be the first contested since 1952. In 1830, the major political … more
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
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