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November 25, 2016 Gillio's Pizza in Shawneetown, one of Gallatin Counties oldest and popular eating establishment has had a fire.  In the early morning hours of November 25, 2016, the building was found with smoke coming from the roof.  

Church News

COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER   First Baptist Church in Shawneetown will host a Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24, from Noon until 2:00 p.m.  Call in reservations to the church o

Local News

Sunday, November 27, 2016 At approx. 12:30 PM the Ridgway Fire Dept was called out to a 1 car accident at the S curve on the New Haven Shawneetown Blcktop about 2 miles north of the Ridgway Road.  Upon arrival the vehicle of Hershel Smith of Ri

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 November 30, 2016-December 10, 2016   Wed., Nov. 30 -          Junior High Scholar Bowl – Harrisburg (H) 9:30        &nb


Paul H. Jones, age 85 of Shawneetown passed on this life on November 12, 2016 in the Carbondale Memorial Hospital.  Paul was born in Galatia, IL on September 28, 1931 to the late Jesse James and Alice (Gregory) Jones.  Paul served his count

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