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The earth laughs in flowers. Ralph Waldo Emerson Flowers make us humans happy. They bring beauty, color, aroma and hope into our lives. Emerson saw a world laughing with delight because of … more
In 2013, Chris Jackson spread his wings, took a leap of faith and established his own landscaping business. “It was a lot. I drained my savings,” Jackson said, noting his original … more
The following area FFA chapters are having spring plant sales: Galena FFA Friday, May 3, 2–5 p.m. Saturday, May 4, 8 a.m–1 p.m. Sunday, May 5, 9 a.m–noon … more
With spring and flowers also come weeds and pests. Anyone trying to care for their gardens will have to contend with these obstacles, so the Gazette reached out to Gregg Finn, manager at … more
Now that Galena has sloughed off the end of winter weather, people are starting to return to their plots at the community garden. Galena’s community garden is a place where people and … more
Local farmer, Ken Peart, and his helping hands, Jack Peart and Connor Brown, are no strangers to the science of growing crops. From the ground below to the sky above, the recipe for a good harvest … more
Spring has arrived and many people are starting to think about what to plant in their gardens and landscapes. This may be the year to try some native plants in your landscape.. What is a … more
An organization focused on helping animals will also be helping the planet and its own wallet through a new program offered by Arrow Solar of Galena. Safe Haven Humane Society of Elizabeth will … more
Before doing renovations, remember to check in with the City of Galena to ensure you have  required permits and your plans are in line with the Historic Preservation Ordinance. more
After a long journey, an apartment building on Bench Street has been given new life. “That’s really what we’ve done the last five years,” Terri Barry, owner, said. … more
As FFA plant sales are fast approaching, let’s take a look at some of the Galena High School students who grew and tended to these plants. The vegetables and zinnias were grown from seeds, … more
During the 2004-05 Rotary year, Rotary president Carter Newton learned of a program which would link two clubs from around the globe. With the assistance of club member Bob Wehrle, a collaborative … more
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