Legends Of Lincoln – April 24 & 25 – Pittsfield, IL

Plans are progressing well for The Legends of Lincoln Antique Show and Genealogy Fair, sponsored by the Looking for Lincoln in Pike County Community Working Group. The Antique Show will feature a gathering of Early American Antiques offered for sale by a variety of dealers from around the country & an antique appraisal fair.   It will be held at the former JDL building #2 in Pittsfield.   The Genealogy and History Fair will be held at Pittsfield First Baptist Church, 104 S. Memorial in Pittsfield.  The Genealogy Fair is intended for people looking for help with Pike County genealogy research as well those looking to learn more about how to get started searching their family linage.


Antique Show
Friday April 24th 4 – 8 pm
Saturday, April 25th , 9 am – 4 pm
In the Pittsfield, IL Industrial Plaza ( JDL building #2)
One mile north of Pittsfield, IL on US Hwy 54
or 3 miles south of I-72 exit 35.

Genealogy and History Fair
Friday, April 24th 9 am to 5 pm
Saturday, April 25th 10 am to 4 pm
Pittsfield First Baptist Church
104 S. Memorial, Pittsfield, IL 62363

The Antique Show features a gathering of Early American Antiques.
Reminisce through collections of 1800 –early 1900’s keepings from the past.
Find many unique treasures among the offerings of  early American antiques & vintage décor, by a variety of antique dealers from around the country.

This event will also include an antique appraisal fair by experienced appraisers.

The Genealogy and History Fairs will be in downtown Pittsfield.  Genealogy research will be provided by
Genealogists and Pike County Historians.  Explore our area’s
Legends of Lincoln, and the history of Pike County and its families.  Discover the
lineage  of your family’s historical journey through Pike County.

While you’re here, enjoy a tour of our Lincoln Talking Houses and the architecture
of area historical buildings.  Stay in one of our unique lodging establishments, and enjoy a variety of
unique shops and restaurants while visiting

Pittsfield, one of “Lincoln’s favorite towns”.

Like this event on Facebook or for more information contact:

Antique Show: Jill Collard  (217)-285-4890

Genealogy Info & Fair:  Alice Cripe (217) 833-2310

Looking for Lincoln Information:  Kathy Zimmerman  (217) 285-6995

General info:  Kaye Iftner (217) 285-2971

Pike Co. Chamber of Commerce 21st Annual Golf Open – April 24 – Pittsfield, IL

The Pike County Chamber of Commerce’s 21st Annual Golf Open fundraiser is Friday, April 24th at Old Orchard Country Club in Pittsfield.   Registration will begin at 8:15 AM with a shotgun start at 9:00 AM.  Lunch will be provided.  Team sponsorships is $240 for a 4 person team, which includes golf fees, cart rental, skins & mulligans and lunch.  A Business Sponsorship which allows businesses to set up a booth or have special activities and personnel at the Tee Box of the sponsored hole is available for $150.  A combination Team & Hole Sponsorship is available for $340.  Other special sponsorships such as closest to the pin, longest drive, etc. are available. Register your team and pay by April 17, and receive 4 chances (one for each team member) for a drawing for an Odessey White Hot putter. Download the form on the Chamber’s website- Chamber section- then blue golf tab.

Western Music News from Barry IL!

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On Saturday, March 7, 2015, several high school students from Western High School participate in IHSA Solo and Ensemble Contest at Warsaw High School. The participants were Morgan Frantz, Madaline Thompson, Shelbie Hubbard, Mariah Goodwin, Madison Martin and Brandi Mehlsing. They receive three superior ratings (I) and two excellent ratings (II). They will perform their pieces at the spring choral concert on April 28.

On Saturday, March 21, 2015, two ladies from Western Junior High School participated in IESA Solo and Ensemble Contest at Jacksonville Turner Junior High School. Easton Carlen and Reese Thompson both reviewed excellent ratings (II) for their solos. They will also perform at the spring choral concert.

On Tuesday, March 24, 2015, Western Junior High School hosted the annual Pike County Conference Junior High Choral Festival. The guest conductor was Kent Kanauss and accompanist was Cindy Piper. Participating schools included Brown County, Payson, Pleasant Hill and Western. The pieces performed by this combined choir were “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive”, “The Ash Grove”, “Chariot’s Comin’!”, “God Bless America”, “Africa”, and “Dansi Na Kuimba”.

Mark your calendars!

Spring Musical “Schoolhouse Rock Live!” On Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18 at Western High School at 7:00 p.m. Tickets: $5 – Adults, $3 – Students. Concessions and raffle to be sold.

Western Showcase Night on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 featuring the elementary spring program, “Just For Fun!” and the Spring Choral Concert.

Western High School Drama to Present Schoolhouse Rock Live! – April 17 & 18 – Barry, IL

Western High School Drama to Present Schoolhouse Rock Live!

Come take a step back in time with Schoolhouse Rock Live! This musical present some favorite songs from the award winning Saturday morning show, Schoolhouse Rock, as a brand new teacher prepares for the first day of school. Introduce your children or grandchildren to “I’m Just A Bill”, “Conjunction Junction”, “Lolly, Lolly, Lolly”, “Interplanet Janet” and many more.

Our cast includes Rachel Snyder, Madison Martin, Madaline Thompson, Adam Archambo, Presley Fee, Maggie Borrowman, Mariah Goodwin, Shelbie Hubbard, and Tristan Wheelen. Join us on Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m. at Western High School. Tickets are $5.00 for Adults and $3.00 for Students at the door. Concession and raffle will be sold to raise funds for new sound equipment.

Taste of Pike Food & Home Show – May 2 – Pittsfield, IL

The Taste of Pike Food & Home Show will be held on Saturday, May 2 at the Crossroads Center in Pittsfield.  Event will take place from 11 am to 4 pm with Free-will donation for admission.  Food and drink will be available to sample and purchase along with other vendor items.  Come on out for a fun filled day and enjoy foods from Pike County, crafts and home ideas!  There will be a Silent Auction and a raffle for a $500 meat bundle.  Admission, raffle and auction money will benefit the Pike County Fire Department.  For info call Chris at Save-A-Lot at (217) 285-5712.

*Still taking vendors through April 12!

8th Annual Tractor Cruise – May 16 – Milton, IL

Western Illinois Tractor Club 8th Annual Pike County Tractor Cruise will be held on Saturday, May 16.  Cruise participants will meet at R&S Farms on the north edge of Milton (former John Deere dealership) at 9 am, travel approximately 30 miles and return to starting location around 1 pm.  Lunch will be served.


  • Must be at least 16 years of age and have valid driver’s license
  • Must have SMV emblem on rear of tractor
  • Tractor must run at least 10 mph
  • Tractor must be 20 years of age or older
  • Tractor must have good working brakes because of steep hills in route
  • No alcohol allowed

For more information call Charles Gates at 217-285-4905 or 217-473-3041