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Gallatin County Fair Queen Pageant Seeks Entrants It's almost fair time and time to enter the 2015 Miss Gallatin County Fair Queen Pageant!  The pageant will be held on  Friday, September 11th, on the stage downtown in Rid

Church News

  This “Silent Majority” thing is just not working!  It is time for the “Silent Majority” to stand up and let their voices be heard! According to God’s Word, Christians should be the best citizens and the most patri

Local News

Ridgway resident Brenda Drone tragically died on Wednesday, July 22 in Chattanooga, Tn as a result of a water related accident.  Brenda was 61 years old and visiting her daughter and family there.  She was the Administrative Assistant at th

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 13, 2015-May 23, 2015 Wed., May 13 -           High School Academic & Athletic Awards – HS Gym 9:00 a.m.       &nb


Mildred M Dortch2/28/1920 - 6/23/2015 Mildred M. Dortch, age 95 of Galatia, IL but formerly of Shawneetown, died peacefully at the home of her son on Tuesday, June 23, 2015.  Mildred was born on Feb. 28, 1920 in

Opinion / Columns

"Greetings" from our little town down by the Little Wabash River. The water is finally going down. The fishermen have picked up their gear and are taking a run at the river daily now. It is good to see them enjoying the art of fishing!The Village


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-


MARTIN DUFFY of New Haven has been named 2014 Representative of the Year for the Southeastern Agency by COUNTRY Financial.   Martin also received the agency “Financial Credits Leader” award,  The “Life Units Leader” award a


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