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Below I’ve provided links to actualities from Congressman Shimkus’s telephone town hall earlier today. Feel free to use this audio in your coverage of these topics.   Rep. Shimkus says Fracking, Regulatory & Tax Reform will Create Jobs

Church News

  THANK YOU!!  First Baptist in Shawneetown would like to extend our deep appreciation to the community for their wonderful support for our Street Revival last weekend!  We had good crowds with well over 100 in attendanc

Local News

71-year-old Dean Heley of Norris City was killed Friday morning when he fell off his tractor and was run over by the vehicle on the family farm.  Authorities say Heley was found by his oldest son shortly after the accident.  Heley was prono

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

Gallatin County School Events Calendar May 28, 2014 – June 3, 2014 Wed., May 28 -           High School Boys’ Baseball - Sectional @ Cobden          


Winda J Wenzel1/27/1952 - 7/12/2014 Winda J. Wenzel, age 62 of Shawneetown died peacefully on Saturday, July 12, 2014 in the Ridgway Nursing and Rehab Center.  Winda was born in Mississippi on January 27, 1952 to

Opinion / Columns

"Greetings" from our little town down by the Little Wabash River. The river just keeps rolling along. It is the one cool place to be on the hot summer days. The fishing is still mighty fine, the fishermen are still bringing in good catches each t


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


Caitlin Elizabeth Siler received a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from the University of Southern Indiana during their May 2013 Commencement exercises. Caitlin graduated summa cum laude with a cumulative grade point average of 4.0


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