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Full service blog site created to serve the residents of Pike County, IL. Our goal is to help our residents stay aware of the events & opportunities available to them.

Bloodmobiles in Pike County through the month of June

Illini Community Hospital will have the Bloodmobile at 640 W. Washington on Thursday, June 4 from 2-5:30 pm and Monday, June 15, 12-2 pm.  To schedule an appointment call the Community Blood Center at 217-241-7550 or online at


Liberty Village of Pittsfield will have the Bloodmobile at 610 Lowry St. in Pittsfield on Monday, June 22 from 1:30-4 pm.  To schedule an appointment call Ruby Hoots at 285-5200 or register online at


U of I Extension 4H will have the Bloodmobile at 516 Oak Street on Tuesday, June 23 from 11 am to 2 pm.  To schedule an appointment email Tammi Kolveit at or online at

Pike County H.C.E. Class offered – June 15

The Pike County H.C.E. is offering a “Learn to Tat” class starting on June 15, 1-3 pm.  Please call Beth Moore at 217-723-4464 or Rebecca DeLong at 217-653-9815 to register.

Goodin Cemetery Association Meeting – June 10 – Pittsfield, IL

Goodin Cemetery Association meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 10 at 5 pm at Don App’s house, 319 Sycamore St.  All trustees and officers need to attend.  Anyone who has a family member buried there is also welcome.

North Pike Senior Fellowship hosts “Jesus, Saviour of the World” – June 17 – Chambersburg, IL

North Pike Senior Fellowship will host “Jesus, Saviour of the World”, Wednesday, June 17.  Speakers are Steve Ingram, David Hartsfield, and Matt Haberman.  Special music is by “The Stills” and Tom Mehaffy.

Registration is 8:30 am – 9 am, ending at 2 pm.  Catered in lunch.  Please call for your reservation by June 15 at 217-327-4338 or send it to:  William Lidgard, 45075 400th Ave., Chambersburg, IL 62363.

Grain Bin Rescue Training – June 2 – Barry, IL

Barry Fire Department is sponsoring a Grain Bin Rescue Training, June 2, noon – 4 pm and 5-9 pm at Barry Fire Department.

Contact Chris Little, 217-653-3697 to attend classes.

Market On The Green starts May 30 – Pittsfield, IL

Market On The Green begins May 30, running through September, Saturdays 7-11 am.  Fresh vegetables and fruits, baked items and plants available.

Vendors welcome.

Call Cindy Lightle, 217-833-2619 for information or to sign up.

Western Illinois Fair announces schedule – Griggsville, IL

Western Illinois Fair is June 24-28.  Grounds are being prepared and improvements made to grandstand, barns and camping area.

Schedule of Events:

  • Wednesday – Kids Day (D.A.R.E. Night)
  • Thursday – Queen & Little Miss Pageant
  • Friday – Bus Demolition
  • Saturday – Modified and Compact Derbies
  • Sunday – Tractor & Truck Pulls

A new event this year is a Team Derby, Friday or Saturday.

Livestock shows are throughout the week at newly renovated barns and shows also at Griggsville American Legion.

Bands have been contracted for the pavilion for Friday and Saturday nights.

Homeowner’s Resource Fair – June 9 – Pittsfield, IL

A Homeowner’s Resource Fair is June 9, 2-4 pm at Findley Place Community Room, 400 W. Jefferson St. in Pittsfield.

USDA Rural Development, Ameren, West Central Illinois for Independent Living, Pike County Health Department, Two Rivers Regional Council and Pike County Senior Services will be there.

Event is open to all ages. Topics include 100% financing to home buyers, energy incentives, weatherization, home repairs, help to keep disabled homeowners in their homes, dangers of lead-based pain and radon, meals on wheels, amplified phones, housekeeping assistant and Medicare information.

Come and see what you might qualify for.

For information, call Diana Belknapp at 217-244-9307 with USDA, or Connie 217-285-6150 with Pike County Senior Services.

Help Western Drama Club raise funds!

Western Drama Fundraising through Donor’s Choose

The Western Drama Club is utilizing the website Donor’s Choose to raise funds for new wireless microphones. Donor’s Choose is a website that educators use to fund projects for their classrooms and schools. Western Drama Club’s goal is to raise enough money to buy two new wireless headset microphones to be used during their annual play and musical. Currently, the club rents microphones for the different productions. However by investing in this sound equipment, the club will be able to cut cost over time.

If you are interested in donating go to and search for “wireless microphones” or “Klauzer” or click this LINK to go directly to the fundraiser. Thank you for supporting the arts in your community.

St. Mary’s Spring Family Festival – June 5-6 – Pittsfield, IL

St. Mary’s Spring Family Festival is June 5-6 on grounds of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 226 E. Adams in Pittsfield.

A fish fry is 4:30-7 pm Friday and Tommy Hart will play 6-10 pm.

A walk/run is 9 am Saturday and Bingo is 1-5 pm.  Entertainment includes National Anthem, noon; Talent Contest, 1 pm; Blue Grass, 3-5 pm; and Quartet 6-10 pm.

Food available includes corn dogs, walking tacos, nachos and cheese, loaded nachos, popcorn, cotton candy, cheese fries, cheeseburgers, hotdogs, pretzels with cheese.

There is a gun raffle and cash raffle.  Tickets can be purchased at St. Mary’s Parish office, Free Press Coffee or a St. Mary’s Parishioner.

There will also be games & prizes.