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Annual Kiddie Tractor Pull Big Sucess

The annual Kiddie Tractor Pull was a success for the Gallatin County FFA Chapter. The members met Thursday evening in town to set up the event. Kids were immediately excited as they saw the tractors being pulled off the trailer. The first category was the Four and Under age group.The placings for the Four and under category are: 1st place Sonny Cowser, 2nd place Hank Brooks, and in 3rd place Kendall Bickett. Next came the Five through Seven category.  The winners of the age group were: 1st place Kase Densch 2nd place Isabella Couser and in 3rd place Noah Jones. Then the competetors of age eight through ten went.The winners of the age group were: 1st place Brendon Brown, 2nd place Mason Bean, and 3rd place Bailey Jones. Continuing the festivities on Saturday, over 40 members put on their blue jackets to walk in the Popcorn parade. The float ended up placing 2nd in the school related category. These events are just a start of what the chapter plans to do while harvesting this year of fun













Winners of the 8-10 category above.

FFA Group Below

School Events Sep. 13- 23

Gallatin County School Events Calendar

September 13, 2017-September 23, 2017

Thu., Sep. 14 -             High School Cross Country - Dave Gray Invitational @ NCOE 3:30

                                    Junior High Cross Country – Dave Gray Invitational @ NCOE 5:00

                                    High School Girls’ Volleyball – Carrier Mills (H) 6:00

Fri., Sep. 15 -              GEC Fr./Soph. Tournament @ Crab Orchard 4:00

Mon., Sep. 18 -           High School Girls’ Volleyball – Eldorado (H) 6:00

Tue., Sep. 19 -             Junior High Cross Country – Harrisburg Invite @ Middle School 3:30

                                    High School Cross Country – Harrisburg Meet 4:30

                                    High School Girls’ Volleyball – Thompsonville (A) 6:00

Thu., Sep. 21 -             PreK Screenings

                                    High School Girls’ Volleyball – Crab Orchard (A) 6:00

Fri., Sep. 22 -              PreK Screenings

Sat., Sep. 23 -              High School Girls’ Volleyball – Herrin Tour. 9:00 a.m.

                                    St. Jude Walk Sponsored by Junior High Student Council

                                                8:00 Registration

                                                9:00 Walk with Barbecue to Follow

Ridgway Police Is Hiring Full and Part Time Officers

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The Ridgway Police Department has announced it is now hiring both Full and Part time Police Officers.  According to Chief Tim Condon, the applications may be picked up at the Ridgway Police Dept locacted at 1012 West Main St. in Ridgway, IL and must be turned back in by September 1, 2017.

School Events

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Gallatin County School Events Calendar

August 23, 2017-September 2, 2017

Wed., Aug. 23 -           Junior High Girls’ Softball – Eldorado (A) 4:30

Thu., Aug. 24 -            Junior High Girls’ Softball – Hardin Co. (H) 4:30

                                    Junior High Boys’ Baseball – Hardin Co. (H) 4:30

Fri., Aug. 25 -             Junior High Boys’ Baseball – Eldorado (A) 4:30

Tue., Aug. 29 -            Junior High Girls’ Softball – Hardin Co. (A) 4:30

                                    Junior High Boys’ Baseball – Hardin Co. (A) 4:30

Wed., Aug. 30 -           Junior High Girls’ Softball – Galatia (H) 4:30

                                    Junior High Boys’ Baseball – Galatia (H) 4:30

Thu., Aug. 31 -            Junior High Girls’ Softball – Thompsonville (A) 4:30

                                    Junior High Boys’ Baseball – Thompsonville (H) 4:30

                                    High School Girls’ Volleyball – Carmi (H) 5:15

Rodeo at Ridgway Fairground Sept.. 2

C-Bar Rodeo will be kicking off the Gallatin County Fair on Saturday, Sep. 2, 2017 at the fairgrounds in Ridgway.  Come out and enjoy some fun.