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Dont forget this Saturday, July 22, 2017 on the street and parking lot of the Oasis wil the annual BBQ cook off hosted by Integrity Nursing Home in Ridgway and the Oasis Bar and Grill.  Come out for some good food and fun, Also on Saturday wi

Church News

BROJACKS BLOG 07/16/2017    Oh, to be 65 again!  This is my thought about a recent day spent with my two older grandsons.  It was a day we were scheduled to keep them while their mom and dad worked.  We love having any of ou

Local News

Our 4-H Fair is nearly here! I hope you are prepared for July 29! Depending on you project area you may make an item or make a poster.  Creating a poster is fairly straight forward, but here are a few tips and tricks to get the result you

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 10, 2017-May 20, 2017 Wed., May 10 -           High School Awards Day – HS Gym 9:00            &n


On June 26, 2017, our beloved Joan Venters, known affectionately as “Ma” passed into eternity, nearly 2 years after her husband Leroy “Pa” Venters.  Their lives left a rich and profound legacy in the hearts of their children, grandchildr

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