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Marion church will host preview of 'solar' quilt
A special preview showing of a quilt commemorating the 2017 solar eclipse will be during Peach Festival at St. James Church in Marion on Friday, July 28.
Submitted by St. James Church of Marion
Jul 21, 2017 3:14 PM
Rock hunting gains popularity in region
An arts-and-crafts scavenger hunt activity has exploded in popularity in the region.
By Pete Spitler
Jul 14, 2017 8:51 PM
I-57 mural to remember Harrison's Benton connection
Intrigued by the connection between Beatles star George Harrison and the city of Benton, a California artist will donate his talents later this summer by painting a life-size mural.
BY RICK HAYES
Jul 5, 2017 3:07 PM
Embroiders Guild forming local chapter
A Southern Illinois chapter of the the Embroiderers' Guild of America is being formed for individuals interested in learning or expanding their needlework skills.
Jun 26, 2017 1:05 AM
Vendors offer variety at Marion Farmer's Market
Vendors at the Marion Farmer's Market offer a variety of items from plants to homemade soap.
May 18, 2017 8:43 AM
Benton Grade School thrives on art
While many area schools are cutting back on fine arts programs, Benton Grade School is celebrating the imagination and creativity of it K-8 students, as evidenced by the 2017 Spring Art Show.
BY HOLLY KEE
May 11, 2017 5:00 AM
Vintage Market opens in Chester
The newest business in Chester focuses on some old treasures.
By Pete Spitler
May 1, 2017 1:00 PM
St. Joseph's to hold flea market in Benton on Saturday
Members of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Benton are busy organizing all the donated furniture, appliances, tools, glassware, etc. for their 11th-annual Giant Flea Market, which will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday, April 29.
Apr 27, 2017 5:00 AM
Stone Cottage Market to take place April 22
The Old Stone Cottage on Chestnut Street in Chester will have a collectibles, antiques crafts and food market on April 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
By Staff Report
Mar 30, 2017 2:47 PM
Benton Library story hour brings more than just fun
For the past 11 years, Norma Minor has been hosting a weekly children's story hour at the Benton Public Library that includes snacks and a craft.
By Holly Kee
Mar 17, 2017 5:00 AM
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