Sunday, Aug. 20 6 a.m.                                  Gates Open; limited concessions open 6:30 a.m.                             Balloon Race* 9 a.m.                  …

Friday, Aug. 18 3 p.m.                        Gates Open 3:30 p.m.                   Opening Ceremony   Centralia High School Marching Showcase 4:30 to 7 p.m.             Class Clowns approx. 5 p.m.      …

Rising country star Drew Baldridge released a lyric video for his new single “Dirt On Us,” a boys-will-be-boys mid-tempo with scenes filmed in Patoka, Ill. The video was the latest to feature his southern Illinois hometown. In 2013, Baldridge invited a couple hundred of his friends for a pasture party in Patoka. One of his…