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A new business has opened on Main St.  It is called Risley's Sweet Shop which is located at 119 E. Main. The new store is owned and operated by George and Marilou Risley and Charles and Ladonna Risley all of Ridgway.  They are open Monday

Church News

   I nearly missed another “divine appointment!”  Something I talked about some time ago.  These are meetings wherein God shows up and gives opportunity to interact with people concerning spiritual matters.  This

Local News

TWO SENTENCED TO DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS December 12, 2017 Shawneetown, Illinois-On Monday, December 17, 2017 in Gallatin County Circuit Court two individuals arrested and charged in November were sentenced to the Illinois Department of Correcti

Crimes & Accidents

Arrest Updated: Austin C. Perrone has been located and he has been placed under arrest. He is currently being transported to the White Co. Jail in Carmi.

School News

Gallatin County School Events Calendar December 13, 2017-December 23, 2017 Wed., Dec. 13 -           High School Boys’ Basketball – Wayne City Tour.        &n


Sue Stuart Jones, 91 of Equality, passed away November 6, 2017 at Wabash Christian Village in Carmi, IL. She was born September 9, 1926 in Manila, AR to the late Luke O. Stuart Sr. and Rita Dale Adams. She married Earl J. Jones on July 26, 1958 at th

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


The Dyhrkopp triplets, children of Douglas and Jennifer Dyhrkopp are celebrating there 4th birthday today.   Happy Birthday, Lauren, Benjamin and Anthony!


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