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Gallatin County Clerk Elizabeth Wargel has announced Early Voting has began in the county.  Attached is a copy of the Public Notice for Early voting and information.  Also attached is the Official Ballot of the upcoming November election.

Church News

   The church family at First Baptist in Shawneetown welcomed an entire family into our membership last Sunday!  What a wonderful sight it was to see this family of five stand before the congregation to present themselves as

Local News

Illinois State Police District 19 Releases Results fromOccupant Restraint Enforcement PatrolCarmi, IL - Illinois State Police (ISP) District 19 has releasedenforcement figures from the Occupant Restraint Enforcement Patrol(O.R.E.P.) conducted in

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 October 22, 2014-November 1, 2014 Wed., Oct. 22 -            High School Girls’ Volleyball – NCOE Fr/Soph Tour. TBA Mon., Oct. 27 -    

Obituaries

William  Joseph “Bill” Drone, age 86, lifelong Ridgway resident died peacefully on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at the Evergreen Nursing Home in Effingham.  Bill as most knew him was born March 31, 1928 at his parents’ home in the Rid

Opinion / Columns

  "Greetings" from our little town down by the Little Wabash River. I noticed the river was high a other day, so I'm guessing it is not a real good time to go fishing or take cruise on the river right now. If you wait a day or so I think it

Sports

The Gallatin County Jr. High Baseball team season is over.  After an incredible season with no losses, the Hawks run up against a Sesser team on Wednesday in the State Tournament and got beat 9-1.   After getting off to a bad start the Jr

Announcements

Saturday October 4, 2014. Mr. Aaron Dyhrkopp and Miss Jessica Hewitt both of Shawneetown became Mr. & Mrs. Dyhrkopp in a lovely wedding at the Dorrisville Baptist Church in Harrisburg.  The church was beautifully decorated and Rev. Michael

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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