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One of Ridgway's oldest resident, John J. Scherrer has accomplished something not many do.  He is a centurion.  John has made it to 100.   He celebrated his birthday with his family.   John and his late wife Abbie were very acti

Church News

BROJACK’S BLOG – 04/24/17    The National Day of Prayer is scheduled for Thursday, May 4th.  It seems to me that the Day of Prayer becomes more and more important with every passing year.  So, this week I want to just talk to

Local News

  What have you done lately to make a difference in your town? Your county? Here’s your chance. Consider setting aside a block of time to join the work of others and have a positive, local impact you can feel good about. How? Beco

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

The attached links are the Breakfast and Lunch Menu for May at Gallatin County School.  Summer break is just around the corner.  Please click on links to view or print.


Norma F. Dozier (Mull) age 44 died unexpectandly at her home near Shawneetown on November 14, 2016.  Norma was born in Evansville, IN on February 27, 1972 to the late Norman and Faye (Bryant) Virgin.  Norma was a homemaker and liked to Fish

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