Youth Cake Decorating Workshop – April 6 – Pittsfield, IL

The University of Illinois Extension Unit 14 will be offering a Cake Decorating Workshop for youth ages 8-18 on Monday, April 6 from 9:30 am to 11 am at the Pike County Farm Bureau building located at 1301 E. Washington St in Pittsfield.  You can register participants at or by calling the Pike County Extension office at 217-285-5543.  For questions please contact Tammi Koltveit at 217-285-5543 or by email at

WHS After Prom Corn Hole Tourney – April 11 – Barry, IL

WHS After Prom committee will be hosting a corn hole tourney on Saturday, April 11 at 1 pm with registration starting at noon and then Bingo starting at 6 pm all at the Western YMCA in Barry.  They will serve walking tacos, desserts and drinks throughout the entire event.  Please join and support this great cause!

Irvin Dean Franklin taking applications for scholarships – Deadline April 1

Family of Irvin Dean Franklin is again taking applications for the scholarship established to honor his memory.  Irvin Dean was a lifelong resident who farmed near Nebo.  He served his community through years by serving on Pike County Fair Board, Farm Service Board, Unit 10 School Board and Farm Service Agency Board.  He enjoyed being around youth and took advantage of local community college courses in photography, wood and metal classes, computer and further training for assessing county properties.  All seniors and former Pike County high school graduates are encouraged to apply.

Applications can be picked up at guidance office at all high schools in Pike County.  Completed applications may be returned to high school guidance office or mailed to:  Mark McGlauchlen, 625 Kandy St. Pittsfield, IL 62363.

Deadline for applications is April 1 with scholarship winner announced in May.

Varsity Football Meeting for Freshmen – Jan 13 – Pittsfield, IL

sub-logoSaukee varsity football coach, Curt Simonson, to meet with incoming freshmen (all eighth graders considering playing football next season) on January 13 at 6 pm in the PCS library.

Toy Drive & Cookie Walk at Game – Dec 16 – Griggsville, IL

santa-clausOn Tuesday, December 16 beginning at 6 pm, the Tornadoes will play at home vs Pittsfield. Admission will be a toy to donate for the G-P Toy Drive to benefit the Griggsville-Perry School District Christmas Families. One adult or child admission free per toy. Also on that night, Team Impact will hold it’s annual Cookie Walk from 3:30 pm until the end of the game.

If you would like to donate cookies, please bring them to Kayt Risley on Monday, December 15. OTSD will be at the game that night handing out goodies.

Toys for Tots – December 6 – Barry, IL

fundraiserBarry Food Pantry, 603 Decatur Street, will have ‘Toys for Tots’ and a fish fry fundraiser.  Santa Claus will visit Barry American Legion Hall on Dec. 6 from 4-7 p.m.