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Ridgway Knights of Columbus will have a chicken dinner on Sunday, October 15,  from 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM at the Columbus Club in Ridgway .  Fried chicken,mashed potatoes/gravy, green beans, coleslaw, rolls, dessert and dr

Church News

My Dad was a special man.  He was a unique man with an unusual name—Ophie.  That’s it!  Just Ophie Hall.  No middle name.  Dad was a quiet man, but he was the wisest man I’ve known even though he had no more than an eig

Local News

Local youth took advantage of the Youth Equine Educational and Roping Clinic held at Darnell’s Performance Horses in Galatia, IL. Nutrition, massage therapy, general horse health evaluation, bits and bitting, and the basics of roping were all cover

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 October 18, 2017-October 28, 2017 Wed., Oct. 18 -           High School Girls’ Volleyball – NCOE Fr./Soph. Tour. TBA Thu., Oct. 19 -   &nbs


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