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Holiday Lights Fair open; thousands expected to come to Du Quoin
The 20th annual fair opened for the 2019 season on Thanksgiving evening, giving viewers more than three miles of lighted displays, some familiar and some new.
Du Quoin Call staff report
Nov 29, 2019 12:08 PM
'Little Shop of Horrors' on stage this weekend at SIC
The Halloween season is coming up fast, and the Southeastern Illinois College theater will kick it off by presenting "Little Shop of Horrors" Oct. 5-6.
Submitted by ALEX McROY, Southeastern Illinois College
Oct 2, 2019 11:56 AM
Classic car lovers unite at Memory Lane Car show
SALINE COUNTY -- Organizers of the Memory Lane Car Show, an annual Labor Day event at Saline County Fairgrounds, say they are pleasantly surprised with the number of people who celebrated this year's show. Brad Crick of Harrisburg said this year's event had 224 registered cars, but as more classic cars kept turning into the fairgrounds to find a parking spot, he said total cars on display would exceed 250.
By Travis Deneal
Sep 4, 2019 11:59 AM
Burg Comics Con draws large crowd - from all over the universe
More than 600 fans of comics, cosplay and gaming enjoyed the Burg Comics Con in Harrisburg over the weekend, the annual comic book convention where everyone dresses up and raises money for a good cause to boot.
By Travis DeNeal
Sep 4, 2019 10:59 AM
10th annual Burg Comics Con set for Saturday in Harrisburg
HARRISBURG -- The 10th annual Burg Comics Con will return Saturday at the Bonan Business Center in Harrisburg. The family-friendly event is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and features a packed house of vendors, gaming, cosplay, and of course all things comics, including comic book writers and illustrators. There also is a silent auction that runs from 10 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Aug 30, 2019 10:39 AM
Wildlife photography contest sponsored by Refuge
The Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge is hosting its annual Wildlife and Wild Places Photography Contest.
SUBMITTED BY DON MULLISON
Aug 21, 2019 10:49 AM
Ready for roping: Marion brothers, 7 and 10, can lasso with the best of them at Saline County Fair
SALINE COUNTY -- The cowboys wait, hands on their lassoes, next to the gate in the corral, ready for the action to start. Suddenly, a calf springs from the gate, and the duo go into action, whirling their ropes above their heads before throwing them, successful in their efforts.
By Travis DeNeal
Jul 25, 2019 5:16 PM
Confederate Railroad: The show will go on
Confederate Railroad will perform in Marion in September, and while some residents welcome it, others see it as a 'step backward' in race relations.
BY JOHN HOMAN
Jul 12, 2019 3:32 PM
'There Goes the Neighborhood:' Newcomer Jenny Tolman will open for Brantley Gilbert in Marion
Country music fans at the July 20 Country 4 Country concert at Marion's Rent One Park will be on the cutting edge of country music history.
BY HOLLY KEE
Jul 12, 2019 3:27 PM
It's free: Du Quoin Fair announces beer tent entertainment line-up
This year's lineup for the Du Quoin State Fair beer tent features a bevy of dynamic artists ranging from hybrid country to classic rock.
Du Quoin Call Staff Report
Jun 28, 2019 3:39 PM
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