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Willy Wonka performance well received at Marion
More than 100 children from seven counties in Southern Illinois filled the Marion Civic Center stage in last weekend's production of "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory."
BY JOHN D. HOMAN
Feb 7, 2018 12:25 PM
Tickets are now on sale for Truthseekers Homecoming
Six of southern gospel music's biggest artists will perform at the 34th annual Truthseekers Homecoming, March 15 to 17, at the Marion Cultural and Civic Center.
Marion Republican staff report
Jan 26, 2018 6:38 PM
Returning to his roots Southern Illinois native will perform in Harrisburg Saturday
Though his touring schedule has gotten busier since he released his debut album "Lowdown and Lonesome," Kendell Marvel still finds time to come back to Saline County a couple times a year.
By Travis DeNeal
Jan 9, 2018 5:46 PM
A new Cannonball Ride coming to southern Illinois next month
Cole Memorial Park in Chester will be the starting point of a 57-mile, two-state "Cannonball Ride" bicycle race on Feb. 3. The finish line will be in front of the Randolph County Courthouse.
By Pete Spitler
Jan 4, 2018 2:03 PM
Winter Wonderland opens tonight at Rent One Park
The ice is hard, the fireworks are ready, and there will be snow, even if it didn't come directly from Mother Nature. The Winter Wonderland festival opens Friday night in Marion for a brisk good time.
Dec 8, 2017 11:12 AM
Winter Wonderland gets underway Friday at Rent One Park
The winter festival, Winter Wonderland, opens for the second year Friday at Rent One Park in Marion
By John Homan
Dec 6, 2017 4:08 PM
Kevin Gordon to retire Dec. 31 as state fair manager
Kevin Gordon, division manager of fairs and promotional services, has told agency officials he will retire effective Dec. 31, according to Morgan Booth, public information officer for the Illinois Department of Agriculture.
By Holly Kee
Dec 6, 2017 9:17 AM
Benton ushers in the Christmas season
The annual Festival of Lights celebration brought hundreds to the Benton square on Friday, where the courthouse was decorated like a Norman Rockwell painting.
By Holly Kee
Dec 6, 2017 9:29 AM
Ho ho ho! Share your child's letter to Santa with us
We have it on good authority that Santa reads the paper. So now that children are thinking hard about what they want for Christmas, how about emailing us your child's letter to Santa?
Dec 1, 2017 11:22 AM
Festival of Lights opens Friday night in Benton
Benton's Festival of Lights kicks off Friday, with the lighting of the courthouse and square at 6 p.m., followed by much more.
BY HOLLY KEE
Dec 1, 2017 10:47 AM
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