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The schedule of events have been announced for the 2014 Gallatin County Fair and National Popcorn Day celebration.   The flyer is attached for you to print out so you will not miss any of the special events on tap.

Church News

The Ridgway First Baptist Church have began a new project on their grounds.  The foundations are in the building will be going up shortly for a new Family Life Center.  The facility is to have new kitchen, bathrooms, gymnasium.   Great

Local News

It is official, the 2014 Miss Gallatin County has the slate of beautiful young ladies set for the Crowning event during the 2014 Gallatin Co. Fair and Popcorn Day celebration.  These young ladies are practicing and getting ready for this anticip

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


Rodger Dale Grace6/5/1945 - 8/5/2014 Rodger D. Grace, age 69 died unexpectedly in Ferrell Hospital, Eldorado, IL.  Rodger was born in Eldorado on June 5, 1945 to the late Ezra and Edith (Jones) Grace.  He s

Opinion / Columns

"Greetings" from our little town down by the Little Wabash River. The river has lots of currant at this time and it makes it very hard to get the boats in and out of the water. They river is also running a little high because of rains from up river.


The Gallatin County Petites 2 traveled to Norris City for their fifth game of the season. Lydia Breeding opened up the top of the first with a hard hit line drive straight into the shortstop's glove. With two outs and a full count, Audrey Jackson dou


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