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After 3 years and 3 months, the church bells of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Ridgway that was destroyed by the Leap Day Tornado in 2012 have been restored and set back in their new home, the new St. Kateri Catholic Church.  The Leap Day Toronad

Church News

  CHANGE!  It is inevitable!  It’s something we just can’t ignore.  Some change is good.  For example the change that we witnessed on a recent Sundaymorning as 13-year-old Lydia Breeding was

Local News

Farm Credit Service Regional Manager Kevin Wilson presented Gallatin County 4-H members  with check for their Community Improvement projects. Pictured are 4-H members and parents; Front L-R:  Gracie Cox, Savannah Bickett, Ava Ahrens, Syd

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 May 13, 2015-May 23, 2015 Wed., May 13 -           High School Academic & Athletic Awards – HS Gym 9:00 a.m.       &nb


   A father and son were driving down the highway one day when the child began screaming.  The dad spotted a honeybee flying inside the car and began slowing down.  His child was allergic to bee stings and doctors h

Opinion / Columns

"Greetings" from our little town down by the Little Wabash River. The water is finally going down. The fishermen have picked up their gear and are taking a run at the river daily now. It is good to see them enjoying the art of fishing!The Village


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-


MARTIN DUFFY of New Haven has been named 2014 Representative of the Year for the Southeastern Agency by COUNTRY Financial.   Martin also received the agency “Financial Credits Leader” award,  The “Life Units Leader” award a


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