The Daily Eastern News

Parade commemorates Independence Day

AJ Fournier and Cassie Buchman

July 5, 2017

Up 6th Street and down Polk Avenue, the annual Fourth of July parade kicked off with firetrucks and police in the front, followed by different businesses and organizations driving through throwing candy and ices. Family Video, Coles County Republicans and Democrats, Shakespeare in the Park were j...

Charleston Community Band celebrates 40 years of music Thursday

Megan McDevitt, a choir teacher at Charleston Middle School, plays the chimes during the Charleston Community Band concert Thursday at Kiwanis Park.

Chaela Krueger, Entertainment Editor

June 28, 2017

For some, it is a tradition. For others, it is an escape. Since 1977, the Charleston Community Band has given Charleston and the surrounding area a taste of its musical talent. To celebrate 40 years of music, the band will perform a patriotic concert at 7:30 p.m.  Thursday as part of Charleston’s...

Red, White and Blue Days celebrates 25th anniversary

Jeff Riggs, his wife Kristen Riggs and their son Caleb Riggs watch the fireworks display at the Coles County Airport Friday as part of Red, White and Blue Days. The two-day celebration ended with the fireworks.

Tony Komada, Online Editor

June 18, 2015

Red, White and Blue Days will begin June 28 and continue through July 5, celebrating its 25-year anniversary as well as honoring the 40-year anniversary of the Vietnam War. Festivities will take place around Morton Park at Division and Lincoln Avenue. The American Veterans Traveling Tribute and Trav...

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