Letters to the Editor
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Democracy is a brilliant system of checks and balances that attempts to keep governance as close as possible to the will of its citizens. Strong among them is our right to assemble and give clear … more
Last month, Allauna Karberg from the Shooting Stars 4-H Club in Elizabeth worked together with Karragan Vondran on the Scales Mound 4-H Club to gather gifts to deliver to local veterans. In return, … more
Clearing up misconceptions by Adam Johnson, Galena I want to give a shout out to the Good Guys of the Elk Street neighborhood who attended the Zoom zoning board meeting and opposed the St … more
Donald Trump, the most infamous president in the history of the United States, is finished. Like Pickett’s charge and the Confederacy, the Jan. 6 assault on the capitol was the high-water mark … more
I would like to nominate the Farm to Food Pantry project, organized by Jo Daviess Local Foods (JDLF) and funded by JDLF client donations for the good guy award. They donated potatoes, squash, … more
I commend the committee that has worked hard on the Hazel Green Memorial Park. It is beautiful! Now you feel the park is in need of an upgrade. Questions: What about the bricks that are there? Do we … more
As the story is told, if you explore the desert in southwest Arizona, you will find living there both red fire ants and large black ants. If you catch 100 of these red fire ants and 100 of the large … more
On Nov. 19, 1863, Edward Everett, former chair of rhetoric at Harvard University gave a two-hour speech to help dedicate a new national cemetery on a portion of the Gettysburg, Penn., … more
On behalf of the food pantry volunteers, I nominate Tom Furlong and the Furlong Funeral Chapel for the good guy award. One of the consequences of the pandemic shut down was that the Illinois Bank … more
Few places in the area rival downtown Galena for displaying Christmas spirit, but that spirit also can be found in the Walmart parking lot. On Friday, during the onset of the weekend storm, I left … more
Nations exist in a state of nature, a competitive struggle of all against all, mitigated by alliances and truces. There is always a search for perpetual peace. Immanuel Kant published his essay … more
If you were a stockholder and an employee of a company that in 1980 was behind in their payments to the company pension program by about $4.5 billion, and this negative number grew to about $137 … more
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