Blood Drive – March 6 – Griggsville, IL

Reinhart-Blood-DriveGriggsville Perry High School Blood Drive is being sponsored by the Anatomy/Physiology and Health Occupation classes on March 6, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The blood drive will be held in the large gym at Griggsville Perry High School located at 202 North Stanford in Griggsville.  Please call the office at 217-833-2352 to sign up for an appointment to give blood.  Please note that when donating make sure and bring a valid photo ID.  Dependent on the amount of blood units contributed, a Senior student will be given a scholarship at the end of the school year.

Daughters of the Union Meeting – March 7 – Barry, IL

General William P. Carlin Chapter of the Daughters of the Union will meet on Saturday, March 7, 2 pm at the Barry Public Library.  Members will discuss upcoming National Convention in June at Appomattox Court House and Lincoln Funeral events in Springfield in May.  New officers will also be installed.  Prospective members are welcome to attend.

Daughters of the Union is a lineage society dedicated to honoring men and women who supported the Union cause during the Civil War.  We are ready to assist prospective members in finding their Union ancestors.

Health Department Open House – March 6 – Pittsfield, IL

The public is invited to an open house and tour of the new location of the Pike County Health Department at 606 W. Adams St. in Pittsfield.  The open house is 12:30-3:30 pm on Friday, March 6 to allow the public to see how all programs and services of the health department now operate out of this new location.  Pike County Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting for the new health department at 12:30 pm.

Pike County Dental Clinic has been providing oral health care at 606 W. Adams St. since opening in December of 2013.  However, all other health department services remained at 113 E. Jefferson St. in Pittsfield, until moving to the new location in November of 2014.  After many months of remodeling and an addition to the existing building, all services are now offered out of one location.

Those attending the open house are asked to use the public entrance to the building, located on the Franklin Street side, directly across the street from the Niebur Funeral Home.  Health department staff will be available to give guided tours through the building.  Light refreshments will be served.

If there are no services at the Niebur Funeral Home on March 6th, Jennifer Niebur has graciously offered her parking lot for public use during the health department open house.

For more information please call 217-285-4407.

PCEDC hosts Inventor and Small Business Expo – Feb 28 – Pittsfield, IL

Pike County Economic Development Corporation invites all small business, entrepreneurs, and inventors in PIke County and the surrounding area to the third annual Inventor and Small Business Expo Saturday, Feb 28.

This free event will be held at the Pike County Farm Bureau in Pittsfield.  Registration will begin at 8:30 am and those attending will have a chance to talk with professionals, network with other entrepreneurs and small business owners, as well as view products from local businesses.

This event has been developed to provide an opportunity for local inventors, entrepreneurs, and small business owners to access technical assistance and exposure for their products and business.  The day will include sessions on Business Planning, Patent Information, Your Business Online, International Trade and more.

We hope you will join us for a portion or all of the day’s events.  If you are interested in displaying products or things from your business or have any questions about the activities, please feel free to contact Pike County Economic Development Corporation at 217-440-5101 or by email at

Knights of Columbus Spaghetti Supper – Feb 21 – Pittsfield, IL

Knights of Columbus is sponsoring a spaghetti supper 4-8 pm, Feb 21 at St. Mary Parish Hall in Pittsfield.  TIckets are $8 for adult; $4 for children.  Advance tickets are $7 for adult and can be obtained from any Knights of Columbus member.

For more information call 285-4321.

Pike County Chamber of Commerce Dinner – March 26

Pike County Chamber of Commerce is announcing the date and location for its 28th Annual Dinner Meeting.  Meeting will be Thursday, March 26, at Griggsville American Legion.  Networking begins at 6pm with dinner at 6:30 pm.  Tickets are $20 each and available at the Chamber Office located at 224 W. Washington, Pittsfield.

The Pike County Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for its annual Business of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, and Community Betterment honors, which will be awarded at the meeting on March 26th, deadline for submission is March 6. The Business of the Year recognizes a successful Pike County business that has demonstrated integrity and community involvement. The Volunteer of the Year can be any Pike County resident who volunteers his or her time to support Pike County and his or her community. The sixth annual Community Betterment Award is intended to recognize the contribution of an individual or group of individuals whose vision and actions have bettered the city or village in which they live. To facilitate nominations, the Chamber has developed nomination forms, available on their website at by email at or by calling Kaye Ifner at 217-285-2971