Letters to the Editor
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I agree with Joe Dillon’s recent letter questioning where all the public input into the city’s decision making comes from. Without public hearings, where can people express their opinions … more
A few days ago, I was driving early in the morning and came to a stop sign. Pulling ahead, I saw a pick-up truck that was somewhat stopped, and then it came to a full stop. I was unsure as to the … more
In the midst of so much stress and change and the unknown, we want to take a minute to say thank you to several groups of people. Thank you to the city council for being responsive, nimble and … more
With the recent toppling of a statue of U.S. Grant in San Francisco (bit.ly/2NQIQV6), historical amnesia has seem to hit a fever pitch. But above and beyond the inaccurate conflation of the Grant … more
In May 2007 Jean-Christophe Agnew, professor of history and American studies at Yale, called Howard Zinn’s work “highly influential and widely used.” Referring to Zinn’s … more
I encourage Galena citizens to open the June 22 Galena City Council meeting agenda on cityofgalena.org. Then scroll to page 29 of the agenda and read the zoning administrator’s memorandum to … more
I really enjoyed the June 17 edition of the Gazette. Many years ago I had the opportunity to be the CEO of the Galena State Bank & Trust Co. During that time, among the fine staff, was a … more
The effects of the triple whammy of COVID-19, an economic recession and civil strife, due to an awakening to systemic racism, will be with us for quite some time. What kind of a president do we … more
In 1974, Patty Hearst, a 19-year-old co-ed at University of Carlifornia-Berkley, the wealthy granddaughter of the 19th century media mogul, William Randolph Hearst, was kidnapped by a left-wing … more
I would like to nominate Logon Kaiser of the U.S. Cellular office here in Galena for the Good Guy Award. He has given me excellent service to me many times–always returning my phone calls and … more
According to the National Audubon Society, North America has lost “one in four birds in the last 50 years.” It’s so bad that even some of our most common avian residents are losing … more
We want to express our appreciation for our local protection agencies. Specifically, thanks to the Galena Territory Security Department and the Galena, Elizabeth and Scales Mound Police and Fire … more
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