The Gallatin County Athletic Boosters held the 1st Annual 5k Hawk Trot on Saturday, April 27 in Shawneetown. There were 110 racers signed up and over $1,000 was raised to help support Gallatin County Athletics.
The Boosters would like to thank Legence Bank, Shawnee Hardware, Gallatin Co Sheriff's Office, Shawneetown Police Department, Shawneetown Fire Department, all the Boosters Club Members that helped, those that helped block streets, area businesses that offered racers dicounts, River to River Timers, kids from St. Kateri Catholic Church and Shawneetown First Baptist Church.
The Boosters will have a dunking booth set up at Coal Days on Thursday, June 6 through Saturday, June 8. Stop by and help support your Gallatin County Athletics!
Members of the Shawneetown American Legion and The Women’s Auxiliary donated hats, gloves, and educational materials to our local WADI Head Start Center for families in need. Members of these two organizations have helped our families greatly with their kindness. Melissa Reynolds is here presenting The American Legion and Women’s Auxiliary with the Very Important Partner (VIP) awards to Brenda Chappell and Brenda Hirsh. WADI would again like to say a big Thank You! for your kindness.
Sunday Morning, April 21, 2013
A automobile wreck on the Forest Rd South of Equality has sent one Shawneetown girl to the hospital in St. Louis. According to our report the wreck happened near Forest Rd and Barrett Cemetery Rd. Andrew Cox of Ridgway was driving the car owned by the passenger Paige Coonse of Shawneetown. After the accident occured the passenger was loaded up in a car and was taken back to Shawneetown. She was taken to the hospital and later Life Flighted to St. Louis where she is undergoing surgery. Cox has been charged with DUI and been jailed in the White County Jail
Illinois State Police District 19 to Conduct
Nighttime Enforcement Patrol
Carmi, IL – Illinois State Police (ISP), District 19, will conduct a Nighttime Enforcement Patrol (NITE) in Saline and Gallatin Counties during the month of May, according to District 19 Commander, Captain Morrie Fraser.
The ISP has zero tolerance for impaired drivers. Therefore, officers working NITE patrols will be watchful for drivers who are operating vehicles in an unsafe manner, driving with a suspended or revoked driver’s license, transporting open alcoholic beverages, driving under the influence, and are not properly buckled up.
Alcohol and drug impairment is a significant factor in over 40 percent of all fatal motor vehicle crashes in Illinois. These nighttime patrols are designed to keep our roads safe by taking dangerous DUI offenders off the road and ensuring all vehicle occupants are buckled up.
Gallatin County School Events Calendar
Apr. 24, 2013 – May 4, 2013
Wed., Apr. 24 - High School Girls’ Softball – Harrisburg (H) 4:30
Thu., Apr. 25 - High School Girls’ Softball – Crab Orchard (H) 4:30
High School Boys’ Baseball – Crab Orchard (H) 4:30
Fri., Apr. 26 - High School Boys’ Baseball – Webber Township (A) 4:30
FFA Banquet – Commons 6:30 p.m.
Sat., Apr. 27 - 5K Hawk Trot in Shawneetown sponsored by Gallatin Co. Athletic Boosters
8:00 – Registration
9:00 – Race Begins at Gazebo on Lincoln St.
Mon., Apr. 29 - High School Girls’ Softball – Mt. Vernon (H) 4:30
High School Boys’ Baseball – Vienna (A) 4:30
Tue., Apr. 30 - High School Boys’ Baseball – Thompsonville (A) 4:30
Thu., May 2 - High School Girls’ Softball – Carrier Mills (H) 4:30
High School Boys’ Baseball – Carrier Mills (H) 4:30
Fri., May 3 - Early Dismissal 11:10