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 If you or anyone you know is interested in holding office in any of the Villages and Towns of Gallatin County or for the Gallatin County School Board, you must pick up your petitions and get filed at the Gallatin County Clerk Office by this

Church News

BROJACK’S BLOG – 01/26/15    “Just when you thought it was safe!”  In 1975, Steven Spielberg shocked movie goers with his film concerning the great white shark, “Jaws”, which struck horror in the lives o

Local News

Do you love horses? Would you like a great new way to learn more about horses in a fun environment and showcase the knowledge gained through your 4-H experiences?  How about trying 4-H Hippology and Horse Bowl!  Hippology and Horse Bowl

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 December 10, 2014-December 20, 2014 Wed., Dec. 10 -           Junior High Girls’ Basketball – Harrisburg (H) 6:00 Thu., Dec. 11 -   &nb


Barbegine Smith8/1/1927 - 1/19/2015 Barbegine M. Smith, age 87, of Decatur, IL but formerly of Ridgway, IL died on Monday, January 19, 2015 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur.  Barb as most knew her wa

Opinion / Columns

"Greetings" from our little town with a big HEART! I thought I would try a new greeting. We all need a change once in a while and although the Little Wabash is still our closes neighbor, I think our town has a heart! As I think back through the


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-


Public Invited to Season Preview of Award-Winning Masterpiece Series Downton Abbey   Carbondale, Ill. – The Friends of WSIU community advisory board and WSIU Public Broadcasting invite the general public to kick of


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