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The water is off all over town in Ridgway,  Wednesday, Septemeber 24, 2014.  The water tower was being emptied for repair and breaks occured.  Below is a statment released from the Village and a link showing some pictures and a video

Church News

Dr. David Jeremiah tells a wonderful story about the need for us to be “Fueled by prayer.”  He says, “I once borrowed a car and as a favor to the owner filled it with gas.  That big Oldsmobile station wagon had an ornament o

Local News

Carmi, IL – Captain Kelly Hodge, District 19 Commander, announced today that the Illinois State Police (ISP) will conduct Alcohol Countermeasure Enforcement (ACE) patrols in Wayne, White, and Gallatin Counties during the month of October. 

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

The Breakfast and Lunch menu has been set for the month of October at Gallatin County School. Please click on the links below to print out the menus.


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 seems to be holding steady these days. The local fishermen are going fishing again at a regular pace. The village has a "public " boat ramp that is accessable to the public!T


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


The Family of William “Billy” Lynch would like to Thank all the relatives, friends and those who donated food or kind words to help us.  A special Thank You for all the flowers , the pallbearers, Rev. John & Carolyn Wright, you all have


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