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Letters to the Editor
The undoing of American history How is it that two people can view the same series of events or human conduct and come away with two entirely different views of the matter? In any large group, any society, there will always be …
Doesn’t make sense One has to wonder what the consequences of dining, literally, on Main Street are going to be. One hundred thousand Americans are dead who were alive three short months ago. If you laid out 100,000 …
Comments on state COVID-19 here The pandemic is over! (NOT) Businesses are opening; restaurants are opening; people are getting back to work. All of these are good things and will benefit many people but at the same time these …
The Euleila Awards I’d like to offer my heartfelt thanks to Dennis and Christine Baxter of Galena for their generous sponsorship of the Euleila Awards. When I first began the contest in 2007, I hardly dared to …
LETTER FROM OUR READERS Keep local infection rates low by Stephen McGuire, Galena Last week’s Gazette noted concerns by local restaurant and bar owners that Galena residents will flock to newly reopened …
Columnists

May there come a healing!

In a recent pen and ink drawing that Eric Faramus posted online, a figure seems to be lost and alone. Leafless tree limbs frame the agricultural fields which are planted in patterns familiar to …

Rooting for the fat and the lean

Baseball has always found ways to attract the curious observer whether it was the Disco Demolition Night on July 12, 1979, at Comiskey Park or Grandstand Manager’s Day, both of which were …

Picture perfect: Conservation foundation initiates photo challenge

With summer on its way and the school year ending amidst the chaos of this COVID-19 pandemic, are you wondering how you’re going to keep your kids occupied, keep them interested in the …

Rooting for the home team, from home: Baseball was an important part of the area’s past and present

Memorial Day is typically a time when many attend a baseball game, or for some, like myself, it’s around the time of the state track meet in Charleston as we prepare to see the best in the …
Editorials

Editorial: During the COVID-19 pandemic...Patience is required

With warmer spring weather in our midst, wild flowers blooming and summer approaching with all of its grand activities, we are reminded of one line from the television show, Kung Fu: “Patience …

COVID-19 pandemic: A marathon

For the fourth week now, we have all been confronted with new realities: staying in place in our homes, wearing masks in public and practicing social distancing. Being social, as we have known it, …

COVID-19 pandemic: We're in this together

Although not unprecedented, a pandemic is beyond the experiences of everyone who calls northwest Illinois home. While COVID-19 impacts nearly every country in the world, it’s how we deal with …
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