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 If you or anyone you know is interested in holding office in any of the Villages and Towns of Gallatin County or for the Gallatin County School Board, you must pick up your petitions and get filed at the Gallatin County Clerk Office by this

Church News

“Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” ( Luke 2:14).  This was the praise of the heavenly host that the shepherds heard at the time when Jesus was born in Bethlehem over 2000 years ago

Local News

This past Friday Gallatin county 4-H members gathered at the Farm Bureau Building for fun and service activities.  Youth made and packaged cookies for the Marion VA Medical Center care packages, painted ornaments for area nursing homes, and le

Crimes & Accidents

ISP District 19 Announces DUI and Alcohol-Related Activity   Carmi, IL – Illinois State Police District 19 Commander, Captain Morrie Fraser, announced today, DUI and alcohol-related enforcement activity for the two-week period beginning on M

School News

Gallatin County School Events Calendar December 10, 2014-December 20, 2014 Wed., Dec. 10 -           Junior High Girls’ Basketball – Harrisburg (H) 6:00 Thu., Dec. 11 -   &nb


Edna McCue Valter11/19/1935 - 11/27/2014 Edna McCue Valter, age 79, of Ridgway, IL,  died November 27, 2014 in Park Ridge, IL.  Edna was born in Equality on November 19, 1935 to the late J. Edgar and Hazel (

Opinion / Columns

"Greetings" from our little town down by the Little Wabash River. It seems like the river is up one day and down another, but I think it is because of the rain and snow from higher elavations. It does seem pretty calm most of the time though!I hope a


The Gallatin County Jr. High Boys Basketball teams have retained their perfect record for another week.  The Hawks met up with Thompsonville on Tuesday, November 25 and then Eldorado on Tuesday, December 2. The JV team topped the Tigers 52-


Public Invited to Season Preview of Award-Winning Masterpiece Series Downton Abbey   Carbondale, Ill. – The Friends of WSIU community advisory board and WSIU Public Broadcasting invite the general public to kick of


The River-to-River Trail Society will offer a guided hike Saturday, October 8, from Sand Cave to Bell Smith Springs. The hike is open to the public and free of charge. Meet at 10:00 a.m. at Hunting Branch picnic area at Bell Smith Springs, off Forest

Business News

Bloomington, Ill. — Farmer leaders in Illinois have identified government regulations as the biggest threat to farm profitability in the state in the next decade. In all, 399 farmers completed a survey gauging their outlook