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Don't miss Archaeology Field Day at Kincaid Mounds
The Kincaid Mounds Archaeology Field Day program will be held on Saturday, Oct. 23 at the Kincaid Mounds Historic Site in Massac County.
Submitted by the Kincaid Mounds Archaeological Site
Sep 22, 2021 4:05 PM
Bandy's Pumpkin Patch is open
When the patch opened on Saturday, visitors were greeted with not only thousands of pumpkins of all shapes and sizes, but several areas of the facility that have been upgraded.
BY HOLLY KEE
Sep 22, 2021 2:52 PM
Trey Gowdy, Lee Greenwood to highlight annual Reagan dinner
Grammy Award-winning country music artist Lee Greenwood is slated to perform at the 10th annual Ronald D. Reagan Tribute Gala on Saturday, Oct. 2 at The Pavilion in Marion.
Marion Republican staff report
Sep 22, 2021 2:07 PM
Farm Crawl fundraiser this weekend around southern Illinois
Recharge your batteries in the great outdoors this weekend at the annual Neighborhood Co-op Grocery Farm Crawl fundraiser from 1 to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 11 and 12.
Submitted by the Neighborhood Co-op Grocery
Sep 10, 2021 1:31 PM
Cedarhurst Arts & Crafts Fair opens Friday
One of the biggest arts & crafts fairs in southern Illinois is back for the 45th year, starting Friday in Mt. Vernon.
Submitted by the Cedarhurst Center for the Arts
Sep 10, 2021 1:27 PM
Ken Jennings, greatest 'Jeopardy!' player, coming to SIU
The world's all-time top television game show winner, best-selling author, game show host and "Greatest Jeopardy! Player of All Time," Ken Jennings, is coming to Southern Illinois University Carbondale on Sept. 16.
By Christi Mathis
Sep 10, 2021 1:09 PM
Led by the Budweiser Clydesdales, Twilight Parade opens the 2021 Fair
The 99th Du Quoin State Fair was opened Friday night by a ceremony and the traditional Twilight Parade.
Sep 1, 2021 4:28 PM
4,000 to 5,000 pour into Chester to greet arrival of Big Boy #4014
Union Pacific personnel anticipated around 3,000 people would be on hand in Chester to ogle the massive steam locomotive, one of the biggest ever built; but the actual number was closer to between 4,000 and 5,000, authorities said.
By Jim Beers
Sep 10, 2021 12:59 PM
Crazy new contests happening at 2021 state fair, sign up by Aug. 25!
There are a bunch of new contests at the Du Quoin State fair this year, everything from a baby photo contest, a pet and pet-parents lookalike photo contest, a re-create the photo content -- re-create a photo you took years ago -- to a lip-sync contest, a talent contest and a duct-tape dress contest.
Du Quoin call staff report
Aug 22, 2021 3:39 PM
Three 'young miss' pageants join State Fair lineup
The Du Quoin State Fair is adding three "young miss" pageants to this year's events, and organizers hope plenty of girls in the area will want to take part.
By renee Trappe
Aug 15, 2021 3:39 PM
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