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Halloween is almost here!!!  Almost everyone is getting into the spirit of things, including the Ridgway Mayor, Police Chief, and even the Gallatin County Coroner.  But who is who??? The Ridgway Police and Park Services announce that t

Church News

 I have a question for you.  When does a lesser number always make a majority?  When is “1” always greater than even infinity?  It’s obviously not in a “democracy!”  In a democracy, majority alwa

Local News

Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 If you are wondering about the fire in Ridgway dont worry.  The Ridgway Fire Department is conducting a training session on Sherman St.  This abandoned house was the old PC Meyers place that has been recently purcha

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 12, 2016-October 22, 2016 Thu., Oct. 13 -             High School Cross Country – Pope Co. (A) 4:00 Sat., Oct. 15 -   &


Marjorie Fals 10/28/1925 - 04/10/2016 Marjorie Fals, age 90 of Ridgway died on April 10, 2016 in the Wabash Christian Center in Carmi.  Marjorie was born in Ridgway on October 28, 1925 to the late Joseph W. & Julia (Wallace) Mc

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