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This coming Saturday, November 1, 2014, Main Street in Ridgway will buzzing with people for the Christmas Open House.  The Village Boutique, Barb Hunt;s shop, Jessicas Savvy Salon and PLC creations will be open offering all the wonderful gifts

Church News

   I must say, “I am encouraged!”  To follow up what I said last week about the dwindling of understanding of the importance of church family and church fellowship, I want to tell you that the church that I pastor is tryi

Local News

Saturday, November 1, 2014  starting at 9;00 AM S & H Arena located at 447 County Road, 800 E, Norris City, IL will be hosting its 4th Annual Saddle Up for St. Jude Benefit Auction. Attached below is the flyer with all the information an

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 is currently celebrating “Red Ribbon Week” also known as “Drug Free Awareness Week.”  It is a fun filled week with each day including a different theme such as: Favorite Boots, Hat Day, Wear Red, and Crazy Soc


William  Joseph “Bill” Drone, age 86, lifelong Ridgway resident died peacefully on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at the Evergreen Nursing Home in Effingham.  Bill as most knew him was born March 31, 1928 at his parents’ home in the Rid

Opinion / Columns

"Greetings" from our little town down by the Little Wabash River. Our river is still the same old nasty color and seems to be running about the same. Those of us who thought we had nasty, dirty water would be amazed if our water the came through


The Gallatin County Jr. High Baseball team season is over.  After an incredible season with no losses, the Hawks run up against a Sesser team on Wednesday in the State Tournament and got beat 9-1.   After getting off to a bad start the Jr


Saturday October 4, 2014. Mr. Aaron Dyhrkopp and Miss Jessica Hewitt both of Shawneetown became Mr. & Mrs. Dyhrkopp in a lovely wedding at the Dorrisville Baptist Church in Harrisburg.  The church was beautifully decorated and Rev. Michael


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