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Letters to the Editor
LETTER FROM OUR READERS Along with most other adult Americans, I have closely watched countless COVID-19 “health news” specials, where a dizzying array of “experts,” many being reporters and …
Galena takes care of its own Galena is a compassionate and caring community of which I am proud to be a part. And so, I would urge our citizens to not forget our merchants and restaurateurs on Main Street and other places by …
Misleading statements are common... Misleading statements are common, from politicians and the general public, especially in an election year. John Bernardi complains that if someone accuses him of lies and half-truths, “You owe …
This shouldn’t be a “tavern” debate This letter is in reference to an exchange of letters to the editor between Feb. 5 and March 11. They focus on issues brought up by John Bernardi and others. I value passionate debate a lot and am …
Let’s talk healthcare We are facing a healthcare crisis in this county and in this country. Jo Daviess County no longer has a nursing home-health care organization which could have been vital at this time. The original …
Columnists

Not alone: Friends from far-flung places share COVID-19 tales

A senior citizen, “un anciano” en Spanish, walks into a pharmacy in Combarbalá, Chile. Maca Oñate asks the customer why he isn’t home under quarantine during the …

With love, we will indeed prevail

My imagination could not have conjured up anything better than the reality of two fresh-as-spring young women riding by my gate on their horses. I was out in the donkey pasture shoveling up a …

How to ‘feed’ yourself during COVID-19

It’s time to shift the energetic vibration of our world, bodies and lives. I feel it’s divine timing to speak of this when we are all feeling the magnitude of emotion with the recent …

We’re virtually back around grandma’s table

Like many other seniors in our community, we encounter family separations as our children have relocated to other parts of the country making social media a godsend. So, unlike planned visits, we now …
Editorials

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 …

Kudos to all: A successful election!

Jo Daviess County, along with all other Illinois counties, has just held a successful primary election at the start of a pandemic. Some may think that this should be no big deal, but it is, …

Conflict of interest: We hope that this is just the beginning

Over the course of the past few weeks this community has had an unprecedented discussion about conflict of interest and a time of introspection as to how community members serve on boards and how …
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GAZETTE THROWBACK

This Gazette throwback appeared in the Jan. 16, 1975 edition. “Ambrose and Dennis Harle handle the photo and layout work in addition to running the operation (Signcraft).” For another …