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Letters to the Editor
Chesney debate refusal worrisome I find the recent refusal by Andrew Chesney to appear in a public debate an affront to the voters of Jo Daviess County and worrisome for the citizens of northwest Illinois. I have complete …
It’s a small rate increase Here is some information for voters in the Council Hill-Guilford-Scales Mound Multi-Township Assessing District regarding the referendum question on the Nov. 6 General Election ballot. The current …
Supreme complexity Many citizens are grieved with the social divide caused by Brett Kavanaugh’s elevation to the U.S. Supreme Court. Of greater concern is the enormous complexity of issues it laid bare. …
So, it begins Deer overpopulation has been an issue for the last two years. Most of the city council have wanted to purge the deer since the beginning. At the Sept. 24 meeting, the council approved, 4-2, the last …
Peace and happiness It touched my heart to read Angelina Kim’s evocative letter in the Gazette of Sept. 26. She reminds us of a gentler time, when life was more simple, and that that simplicity brought peace …
Columnists

Programming

H ardly a week goes by without an email from Carole Sullivan, Galena Center for the Arts executive director. That’s a good thing. Carole wants information in The Galena Gazette. She has …

With thanks for dedication and service

“Carved on these walls is the story of America, of a continuing quest to preserve both democracy and decency, and to protect a national treasure that we call the American …

Museum feedback is important

W e had questions. You had answers. On Oct. 2-3 the community was invited to attend an input session regarding possible stories and experiences in the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical …

Collection is historical treasure trove

W hen I poked my head in at the busy Common Cents store on Main Street in Elizabeth, a gentleman was asking Tammy Trebian, business manager, if she had any bullet pencils. “What in the world …
Editorials

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 …

After a long, open process, it's time to thin the Deer herd

For five years, Galena’s deer population has had a growing presence in the yards of community members as well as on the pages of this newspaper. The Galena City Council is in the middle of the …
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Seeing friends

W hile many young people are reluctant to walk up to the front of a room. Margaux Blateau isn’t. I think that’s because she spent a year as an exchange student. Margaux lived in …