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Eaglefest coming Saturday at Costello Lock & Dam
The 2020 Eagle Fest event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1 at the Jerry F. Costello Lock & Dam (4800 Lock and Dam Road) in Modoc, rain or shine.
Submitted by Stephanie Vallett, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Feb 1, 2020 10:08 PM
Eaglefest coming in February
The annual 2020 Eagle Fest event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1 at the Jerry F. Costello Lock & Dam in Modoc. Come watch for eagles with spotting scopes and meet some feathered friends from the World Bird Sanctuary. Tours of the lock and dam will be available. The event is free, and families and leash-trained dogs are welcome. Watch for more details closer to the event. For details and directions, contact the Kaskaskia River Project Office at (618) 284-7160or email KaskyL&D@usace.army.mil.
Jan 24, 2020 12:17 PM
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
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
Popeye Races at 40: More prizes, age groups for this year's event
This year's Popeye Race is going all out with prizes that mark the 40th anniversary of both the Popeye Picnic and the 5K run that bears its name.
By Jim Beers
Aug 28, 2019 10:15 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
2019 Popeye Car Cruise just five weeks away
The planning committee for the annual Popeye Car Cruise has been busy with the upcoming "Cruisin' with Popeye" Car Cruise on Sept. 7, a highly anticipated part of this year's Popeye Picnic on Sept. 6-8.
By Jim Beers
Jul 31, 2019 3:03 PM
SI Sportsman Show still attracts regional interest
The fourth annual Southern Illinois Sportsman Show, held this past weekend at the Exhibition Hall on the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds, was again an immense success, drawing hundreds to the event over the two-day show.
BY KRISTIN MOORE
Jul 31, 2019 2:38 PM
Tickets available for concert, dinner benefit for Morris Library
SIU's Friends of Morris Library annual fundraiser will feature a performance by Fiddle Rick and the Bourbon Boys, as well as a catered meal. The event is slated for 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 21 in the Student Center Ballrooms.
by Christi Mathis
Jul 25, 2019 6:21 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
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