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It's almost fair time and time to enter the 2016 Miss Gallatin County Fair Queen Pageant!  The pageant will be held on  Friday, September 9th, on the stage downtown in Ridgway. Young ladies ages 16 to 21 year

Church News

 Recently I have been asking you to pray a lot—for VBS, for the youth rally, for church family needs, etc.  Why do I do that?  In a recent devotion, John Blanchard said, “We need more Christians for whom prayer is the fir

Local News

On the afternoon of Wednesday, July 13 Gallatin County 4-H held the annual Small Animal Show.  The small animal show allows youth to exhibit any non-livestock live animal project they may have taken.  Classes vary according to species shown

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 25, 2016-May 31, 2016   Thu., May 26 - 2:05 Early Dismissal   Fri., May 27 -              NO SCHOOL – Teacher Institute &nbs


Marjorie Fals 10/28/1925 - 04/10/2016 Marjorie Fals, age 90 of Ridgway died on April 10, 2016 in the Wabash Christian Center in Carmi.  Marjorie was born in Ridgway on October 28, 1925 to the late Joseph W. & Julia (Wallace) Mc

Opinion / Columns

Farm and Community Safety Day was a great success.  The weather was beautiful, and the kids were wonderful.  University of Illinois Extension and Farm Bureau staff from Gallatin and Saline Counties planned and set up the event with valuable


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

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