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Memorial Day Service in Ridgway has been announced for May 30, 2016 on the Lawn of Cox & Son Funeral Home next to the Ridgway American Legion and VFW.  This service will begin 10:00 AM with Janice Hall being the speaker.  Please come

Church News

   Is God changing you?  Last week I wrote to you about the “paracletos,” the One who comes alongside us to bring comfort in our daily walk.  He is the Holy Spirit.  He not only walks with us, He lives

Local News

Youth in grades 4 through 6 at Gallatin County Schools learned about invasive species last Wednesday at the annual Conservation Fair in honor of Invasive Species Awareness month in Illinois. Most youth could name several invasive species. They also

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


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