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Letters to the Editor
Letters from our readers Good guy award by Jennifer Montag, Galena Middle School Spelling Bee Committee On behalf of the Galena Middle School Spelling Bee Committee, I would like to nominate First Community Bank, US …
Concept of love is missing All over the world, the debate rages on and on about immigration. All sides have numbers, stats, charts, graphs and predictions which they claim support their side in this grim dispute. All of this …
School vouchers for all children Detroit has the ignominious distinction of transforming itself from the wealthiest city in America to its poorest within one person’s lifetime. It accomplished this near impossible feat by …
Letters from our readers Be a star by Angelina Kim, Elizabeth I turn off the light and look at the stars in the night sky. The quasars have come to me across over 10 billion years. They make me think of this evanescent …
Letters from our readers Our past is really in the future by Steve Repp, Galena I attended the Oct. 2 gathering at the Ramada regarding the future plans for the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society. During the …
Columnists

Magical community

This is a magical community. That much was clear this past Saturday, as I just looked at the many luminaria dotting the sidewalks, lighting the night on an otherwise dreary Saturday. I had just …

Firefighters: Good and decent people

House fire! Randy Beadle, chief of the Galena Fire Department, moved into action. “Fire departments from Galena, Hanover, Elizabeth, Menominee-Dunleith, Scales Mound and the Galena …

Holiday traditions

O n Friday night, I plan on being surrounded by cake. And not just any cake. I imagine there will be some of the most creative confections to be found in Galena. It’s all a part of the …

Holidays for giving

Get ready to raise your head to the sky, and see some fireworks! The second Holiday Fire In The Sky is planned for this weekend by the Galena Downtown Business Association (GDBA). Saturday, Dec. …
Editorials

Nick Hyde is our choice

The Gazette generally does not endorse candidates. It has been our belief that our role is to share information about candidates so you can make an informed decision. This time, we are making an …

You've done it!

The lead story in last week’s Galena Gazette, “We’re doing it,” is a news story which we’ve wanted to publish for a very long time: The good new is this: The ARC has …

These meetings deserve attendance

During the next week, two area organizations–Community Foundation of Jo Daviess County and Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society–are sponsoring meetings that have the potential to …
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‘A wise precaution’ by the council

"What a clear cold night!” I thought to myself as I drove on U.S. 20 just at dusk that Tuesday before Thanksgiving. I imagined walking out later that night, as I often do at 2 a.m. under a …