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You can tell spring has sprung in my yard. The glory of blooming lilac bushes is quickly fading. The grass grows quickly. The peonies prepare to bloom. Hosta plants fill out. And the weeds present … more
As we enter into the month of May, one holiday that is very important is the Federal holiday of Memorial Day in which we honor and mourn those who died while serving in the military. It is a time … more
The Alien Head Coin Bank by Matscot International, released in 1996, was a popular novelty item that capitalized on the fascination with extraterrestrial themes prevalent in the 1990s. This coin bank … more
Mothers have been celebrated throughout antiquity in many cultures. The ancient Greeks, for example, held special ceremonies to honor mothers. But what about modern Mother’s Day in the … more
ELIZABETH—University of Illinois Extension Jo Daviess County Master Gardener volunteers Laurie Gothard-Zueger and Linda Helgeson will present a program on herb planters on Thursday, May 16 at … more
As the month of February slipped away (even with an extra day) into March, I’d like to share a memory with you from that time back in 1974. I’m sure some of the readers of the Gazette … more
The Galena Gazette and Midwest Medical Center published a special section in the Gazette in 2019, “Influenza—Looking Back: Lessons Learned in 2018 & 1918.” … more
Galena has lost a writer and artist known for her passion for history and involvement in the community. Diann Marsh passed away on Feb. 18. She and her husband Robert, her high school … more
Ten Years Ago February 12, 2014 $50,000 grant —Galena schools awarded matching grant to repair crumbling masonry at middle school Faced with crumbling masonry at Galena Middle … more
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“If Jamal can do it, so can I,” remarked Sonji Palmer, mother of Special Olympics Illinois Region J athlete, Jamal Selesi. This mother and coach finds inspiration in her son. … more
“It has been a blessing in our lives,” remarked Paula Jones, mother of longtime Special Olympics Illinois athlete, Ashley Jones. Paula is referring to their family’s experience with … more
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