The Aquatic Zoo announced on its Facebook page that it is hiring for summer 2018! Midwest Pool Management has been contracted to manage the Aquatic Zoo for the 2018 season. Those interested in applying will need to do so by filling out a form on their website, *IF you have worked at the Aquatic Zoo…

One of the most fun-filled weeks of the summer has bee set as the Marion County Fair Board penciled in this year’s event for July 29 through Aug. 5. The IPTA  Tractor Pull opens the second day of the fair on July 30. The Queen and Little Miss Pageant will be scheduled for July 31. A…

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…

With summer around the corner, several local public pools are set to make another splash this season. Many pools have already announced their opening dates for 2017 and will continue to be open through Labor Day. Fairview Park Pool and the Rec Complex Pool, Centralia Hours: 1 to 6 p.m. daily. On days the outdoor pool…