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The Gallatin County Fair kicks off September 5 at the Ridgway Park and continues on until September 12.  The 58th annual Popcorn Days starts September 10 uptown Ridgway ending Saturday, September 12.  Fair board and Popcorn committee ha

Church News

  This “Silent Majority” thing is just not working!  It is time for the “Silent Majority” to stand up and let their voices be heard! According to God’s Word, Christians should be the best citizens and the most patri

Local News

Discover Chicago is a great chance to experience three jam-packed days in one of our nation’s largest cities. All Southern Illinois youth who are in grades 5–7 during the 2015–2016 school year can attend. The deadline to register is this Fr

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


Mildred M Dortch2/28/1920 - 6/23/2015 Mildred M. Dortch, age 95 of Galatia, IL but formerly of Shawneetown, died peacefully at the home of her son on Tuesday, June 23, 2015.  Mildred was born on Feb. 28, 1920 in

Opinion / Columns

"Greetings" from the village of New Haven,the little town down by the Little Wabash River. The river has receded some and the fishermen have cleaned the silt from the ramp.The fishermen are also hoping to get the entrance into the river widened,s


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