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Longtime 118th State Rep. Brandon Phelps has abruptly resigned his position.  According to some reports, Phelps is citing health reasons, he was involved in an accident years ago where a bungee cord broke and hit is eye while hunting.  Ph

Church News

BROJACKS BLOG 09/10/2017    He knows!  In Psalm 139, David said, “Before a word is on my tongue, you know all about it, Lord” (verse 4).  Immediately, upon hearing that, fear may be brought to some folks—perhaps to all

Local News

The annual Kiddie Tractor Pull was a success for the Gallatin County FFA Chapter. The members met Thursday evening in town to set up the event. Kids were immediately excited as they saw the tractors being pulled off the trailer. The first category wa

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 Events Calendar May 10, 2017-May 20, 2017 Wed., May 10 -           High School Awards Day – HS Gym 9:00            &n


On June 26, 2017, our beloved Joan Venters, known affectionately as “Ma” passed into eternity, nearly 2 years after her husband Leroy “Pa” Venters.  Their lives left a rich and profound legacy in the hearts of their children, grandchildr

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


Come join us for our 8th annual Plowday.  Bring your tractor and plow and turn some dirt with us.   Don't have a plow?  Thats fine you can use one of ours. Bring the kids and have a good time.  Located between Shawneetown and E

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