Letters to the Editor
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The following advisory referendum question will be on the Nov. 8 General Election ballot “Should the Jo Daviess County Board seek the passage of legislation in the Illinois General Assembly … more
Publisher’s note: The author is a former resident of the Galena Territory. She also served in the roles of CEO, board member and board president of Midwest Medical Center. It was so great to … more
Congratulations to Midwest Medical Center on the announcement of its upcoming expansion. We are fortunate in a community of our size to have a hospital and all the services offered under one … more
The city of Galena intends to re-visit the proposed Parker Planned Unit Development soon, but it will be re-visiting a PUD that should never have been brought before the zoning board to begin with, … more
Is it time to put out the torch, box up the statue, and send Lady Liberty back to France with a tearful farewell? A growing number of our people are wanting to replace her with a Statue of Uncle Sam, … more
I thoroughly enjoyed Lynn Werner’s column in the August 24 edition of the Gazette, so  cleverly “written” by Stella the Donkey. My husband, Merl and I have been … more
A letter to the Galena Gazette or to anybody with a good answer. My question is why does school have to start so early? It is started before the Illinois State Fair is over and during the … more
Our entire family visited the Galena area in August 2022. Wow. The scenery is beautiful. Driving into Galena, I see help wanted signs everywhere. In Wisconsin a large, relatively famous resort … more
Our entire family visited the Galena area in August 2022. Wow. The scenery is beautiful. The traffic moves at 35 mph on winding two lane roads with no streetlights. Homes are spaced apart through … more
This opinion is in response to a recent letter in the Gazette, placed by the president of the local chapter of the League of Women Voters. I felt compelled to question the credibility of a civic … more
Regarding Gerald Podraza’s letter promoting an alternate passenger rail route on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe tracks. The route Mr. Podraza proposes is historically interesting, but not … more
Kudos to Mike Jones for his excellent article about John Henry Weber. As the article illustrates, John Henry Weber was a significant figure not only in Galena and Bellevue, Iowa, history, but in the … more
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