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Letters to the Editor
Good Guy Award I’d like to nominate Michelle Finley and Gasser’s True Value for the Good Guy Award. They really came to my rescue. My husband and I were running errands. At the first stop, …
Good guy award On patriotic holidays you may notice the American flags that line Gear Street. Some homeowners place the provided flags in the green strip along the road while others are placed for them. As I began …
Outdoor dining is the problem The city council seems to be aware of the parking problem in the downtown but they have done more to exacerbate the situation than anything else by closing Main Street and allowing outdoor seating. …
A generous community The League of Women Voters of Jo Daviess County expresses heartfelt thanks to this generous community. We recently held our (usually) annual fundraising garage sale, but revamped it to a Recycle, …
A specter is haunting America This title, if you haven’t made the connection, is an adaptation of the opening lines of the Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx’s godless ideology. So it is with the post-modern belief that …
Columnists

‘Mitakuye Oyasin, we are all related’

Tuesday evening, I impulsively decided to participate in a Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation guided walk at Casper Bluff. Those who joined the hike were mainly visitors to our county. These …

Remembering Max

The summer of 2011, my family approached Safe Haven about a new member of the family. My wife and I and our three daughters were interested in adopting. They found us the perfect dog. His name was …

Finding pride in local workmanship

Chad Walter wandered into my world from the mist of nostalgia. Able to sharpen anything, it seems, he was stepping out from a time 60 years ago when we didn’t just throw our …

1921 event: ‘A hummer for sure’

Last week, Elizabeth celebrated its 100th community fair, quite an accomplishment, as it is the longest operating community fair in the state. Community fairs used to be an important part of …
Editorials

Three cheers for Jo Daviess County

This past week, Jo Daviess County became a leader in our nation’s vaccination effort to protect the population from COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 53.5 percent …

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. …
More opinions

We’re moving: Former Galena Cellars building will be the Gazette’s new home

One of the most common questions we’ve been receiving here over the past few months is: “Where are you going?” That question arose when news broke that Sarah and I are …