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Power of poetry Watching the memorable, beautiful and spiritually healing inauguration of President Joseph Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, I was moved to tears by the presence and performance of the National …
Promotes Formal Public Sitting 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 …
Good guy award 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, …
Clearing up misconceptions 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 …
Don’t let people divide us 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 …
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Having fun with Bernie: Meme of Sen. Bernie Sanders goes viral after inauguration last week

Gen. Robert E Lee’s surrender to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox was a solemn day in this country’s history, a day that brought great joy to some and sadness and maybe even anger to …

An inaugural celebration: Pres. Grant’s inauguration was a celebration of democracy in Galena

Every four years the United States celebrates democracy with a seamless transition of power from one person to another, and many times one political party to another, in an event filled with …

We still have a lot to learn from Ike

Dwight D. Eisenhower’s presidency ended 60 years ago this month. This is an opportune time to revisit the farewell address he made to our nation on Jan. 17, 1961. Ike said: “We must …

Discovering the buds of hope on leafless limbs

I have been “wintering” since March. I suspect that many of you have been doing the same. For weeks I have been researching our nation’s divisions, trying so hard to …
Editorials

What is needed with COVID-19 vaccination is... More vaccine

This past week, Jo Daviess County residents deluged the Jo Daviess County Health Department with calls and emails. These local residents eagerly wanted the COVID-19 vaccine. The calls and …

If enough people choose vacination for COVID-19, then it is...A game changer

With the United States Federal Drug Administration giving its emergency authorization of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Friday evening, Dec. 11, the wheels are now set in motion for its distribution. …

Despite thorough COVID-19 reporting...Newspapers are left out

Gov. JB Pritzker hired a lot of expert talent to guide his new $5 million “It Only Works if You Wear It” campaign to encourage Illinoisans to wear a mask. But the campaign apparently …
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