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The Gallatin County WYSE team placed 4th in the Boundaried 300 Division (i.e. public schools) at the state final competition held at the University of Illinois on April 16th.  The team had previously won 1st place at the regional competition

Church News

“Do you know the way?”  Several years ago, our church was building the Family Life Center.  After the building part was up, we began to look for lighting.  Bro. Jerry Walker and I made a trip to Evansville to look fo

Local News

New Amplified Phone Available to Gallatin County Seniors and Others with Hearing Loss at No Cost   ITAC Offers Clarity's XLC3.4 Amplified Phone to Illinois Residents with Hearing Loss     Springfield, IL – Illinois Telecomm

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 has announced the May and June Breakfast and Lunch menu.  It is attached to this post, please click on to view or to print. 


   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. It is still looking like the back water will be with us for a while! Most of the roads in the bottoms are still covered in places, so it is not smart to travel in the bottoms after


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