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Shimkus: Come visit Galatia, Mr. President   By Rep. John Shimkus Click here to read the column   In a speech to the General Assembly in Springfield, President Barack Obama will mark nine years since he announced his first cam

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BROJACK’S BLOG – 02/01/15    It has begun!  Today (February 1st) the states begin making decisions about who will be the party candidates for the next President of the United States.  This I believe to be t

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The 2016 Gallatin County Junior High Scholar Bowl Team hosted Goreville on January 13 for their eighth match of the season. Coach Newton's Hawks are one of the few teams in Southern Illinois that are undefeated, and they entered the game brandish

Crimes & Accidents

Lena B. Durbin9/28/1931 - 12/7/2014 Lena B. Durbin, age 83 of Omaha died peacefully on Sunday, December 07, 2014 at her surrounded by her family.  Lena was born in Eldorado, IL on September 28, 1931 to the late W

School News

Gallatin County School Events Calendar Jan. 20, 2016-Jan. 30, 2016   Wed., Jan. 20 -            Junior High Scholar Bowl – Massac Co. (H) 10:00 a.m.      &


Mildred M Dortch2/28/1920 - 6/23/2015 Mildred M. Dortch, age 95 of Galatia, IL but formerly of Shawneetown, died peacefully at the home of her son on Tuesday, June 23, 2015.  Mildred was born on Feb. 28, 1920 in

Opinion / Columns

"Greetings" from the village of New Haven,the little town down by the Little Wabash River. The river has receded some and the fishermen have cleaned the silt from the ramp.The fishermen are also hoping to get the entrance into the river widened,s


The Gallatin County Junior High Girls Basketball Team hosted Eldorado on November 30 for a rematch. Coach Dennison's Hawks are 9-2 on the season with one of the losses at the hands of the Eagles.   Coach Tiffany Sauls' squad lost the JV ga


Come join us for our 8th annual Plowday.  Bring your tractor and plow and turn some dirt with us.   Don't have a plow?  Thats fine you can use one of ours. Bring the kids and have a good time.  Located between Shawneetown and E


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

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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