COWDEN – A rodeo, food, live music, queen pageant and a not-so-beauty pageant are just a few of the activities scheduled for this year's 2019 Cowden Pioneer Days Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 23-25, at Cowden Village Park.
The Mill Road Threshermans Association returns to the Effingham County Fairgrounds in Altamont Aug. 8, 9, 10 and 11. The show will feature the Allis Chalmers Triple A Tractor Club and Minneapolis Moline M-M Enthusiasts.
“Woodstock 1969: Peace, Love and Music,” an art exhibition by Jeremy Rinkel is on display in the Art Gallery at the Suzette Brumleve Memorial Effingham Public Library.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Effingham County is challenging everyone — mentors, friends, families, partners, community leaders and those who feel they don’t have time to mentor — to join them for Christmas in July.
Jasper County is the seventh largest pork producing county in the State of Illinois, so it seemed only fitting to promote a home-grown product and pair it with wine from Illinois wineries.
Eagle's Wings Quartet, a local area Christian Men's group, has canceled the rest of its 2019 concert schedule due to the sudden passing of tenor singer, Chris Long.
The 63rd annual Strasburg Lions Club Homecoming will be July 19, 20, and 21 at the Strasburg Park with plenty of activities for the entire family.
On Saturday, July 6, at Gateway Arch National Park, Fair Saint Louis hosts the annual Salute to the Troops presented by Express Scripts and Express Scripts Foundation, a special commemorative event that honors 300-plus Missouri and Illinois military service members and their families.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has announced applications are being accepted for archery deer hunting on private land this October through the Illinois Recreational Access Program (IRAP). The application deadline for IRAP archery deer hunting opportunities i…
The Good Neighbors of Lake Sara are sponsoring the 33rd Annual Lake Sara Fireworks on Wednesday, July 3. The fireworks will begin promptly at 9:15 p.m. In case of inclement weather, the fireworks will be held on Saturday, July 6.
Effingham Art Guild members submitted 150 pieces of art to this year’s art show held June 19. Of the 27 contributing artists, Capt. Robert Lumpp was honored with Best Overall for his piece entitled “Old Glory.”
Sacred Heart Parish will hold its annual Parish Picnic on Saturday and Sunday, June 22 and 23, on the school grounds located at the corner of Fayette and Henrietta streets in Effingham.
Sew Happy Hearts Quilt Guild will be hosting its annual Quilt Show at 641 W. 6th Street (former Neoga Elementary School). Show hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, June 21, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 22. The drawing for the raffle collection that includes a king-size Log Cabin…
At 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, the 30-man Coles County Barbershop Chorus will present its 50th Annual Summer Show in the Dvorak Concert Hall on the Eastern Illinois University Campus in Charleston.
The City of Effingham’s Tourism Office will be hosting the VW Welcome Fest Downtown Party from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 7, and residents are invited to join in welcoming Volkswagen enthusiasts to Effingham.
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