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This Sunday, September 25, 2016, the Ridgway Fire Department will be hosting its 10th Annual Car Show.   This is always a big event in town, with lots of great cars, trucks, motorcycles etc to see and good food at the KC Hall. There is always l

Church News

FORTRESS TO BE AT SHAWNEETOWN FBC      “FORTRESS” quartet will be leading the Morning Worship at the First Baptist Church in Shawneetown on Sunday, September 25th, at 10:40 a.m.  Fortress is a gospel qua

Local News

2017 Consolidated Election Petitions for Board of Education Members are Available Gallatin County Clerk Beth Wargel announces that petition forms for the April 4th, 2017 Consolidated Election for the Gallatin County Unit School District #7 Board of

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 25, 2016-May 31, 2016   Thu., May 26 - 2:05 Early Dismissal   Fri., May 27 -              NO SCHOOL – Teacher Institute &nbs


Marjorie Fals 10/28/1925 - 04/10/2016 Marjorie Fals, age 90 of Ridgway died on April 10, 2016 in the Wabash Christian Center in Carmi.  Marjorie was born in Ridgway on October 28, 1925 to the late Joseph W. & Julia (Wallace) Mc

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