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Another Popcorn Day is in the book.  After 57 years the festival is still going strong.  Thanks to a bunch of great volunteers for all the work to pull this off, from organizing to clean up.  You did a great job. The week was fun fill

Church News

BROJACK’S BLOG – 09/08/14    NEVER FORGET!  I remember that day very vividly!  I remember coming into the office that morning and my secretary asked if I had heard the news.  I hadn’t, but the

Local News

Below is 2 links of pictures from Popcorn Day 2014 more to come. Just double click the link and enjoy   https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B9UVymgcc9b4NzZRNFRsbHZGdVE&usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B9UVymgcc9b

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 September 17, 2014-September 27, 2014 Thu., Sep. 18 -             Junior High Girls’ Softball – Vienna (H) 4:30      &n


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. The river is surely an unusual piece of work. One day it is out of it's banks and the next day you can almost see the bottom. I suppose that is the reason that the local fishermen


The Jr. Hawk Baseball Team ended their regular season with a perfect record, with 15 wins and 0 losses.  The team has had a great season and hope to continue their winning streak going into Regionals on Wednesday, September 24 against


Baking for Brittany says THANK YOU. The family of Brittany Richardson would like to express their deepest appreciation to everyone who donated their time, money, food, and hardwork for the baking 4 Brittany bake sale. . No amount of thank you's can


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