Time to sign up for Soccer!

soccerThis session will be held for boys and girls ages 4-18. Children must be 4 by September 1 and no older than 18 by September 1. Games will be played on Sunday afternoons at Pittsfield Lake. There will be a registration fee of $25 for one child, $45 for two children, $65 for three children, $85 for four children. Cost includes t-shirt. Financial assistance is available.

E-mail: pikesoccer@hotmail.com for a registration form or you can find forms on their Facebook page by clicking HERE for Pike Soccer – Illinois.

Lady Tornadoes Softball Clinic – July 14 to 18 – Griggsville, IL

School Events and Activities BoardThe Lady Tornadoes will host a softball clinic July 14-18 at the Little League Diamond. This clinic will run from 5:30 to 7:30 each evening. The clinic will be for girls going into the 6th grade through 10th grades. Cost is $30 (includes a shirt). All proceeds go to the Lady Tornadoes softball fund. Entry forms can be picked up a the school office or call Robert Kennedy at 217-473-0651. Form and fees must be turned into the school office by Monday, July 7.

Detroit Christian Church Gospel Gigs – July 5 – Detroit, IL

pch detroit church gospelDetroit Christian Church will hold their monthly Gospel Gig on Saturday, July 5. This will be an open mic night with special patriotic music. A light supper will begin at 5:30 pm with concert to follow at 6:30 pm. Come on out and enjoy a great evening of food, music and fellowship. Handicap accessible!

Crime Stoppers – July 2

CrimeStoppers LogoPike County Sheriff’s Department is asking for assistance identifying the person(s) who forcefully entered the John Deere Dealership in Perry, IL during early morning hours of June 26.  If you have any information on this or any other crime taking place in Pike County, call Crime Stoppers, (217) 285-1500.  All calls are anonymous and if your tip leads to an arrest, you will be eligible for a cash reward.

4th of July Activities – In and Around Pike County!

4th of july pchWhat better way to celebrate our freedom and independence than with a community celebration?! Let us help you get ready for this holiday with a listing of community events and activites that will be held in honor of this historic holiday!


Pine Lakes Jellystone Park – Fireworks show July 4. Gate opens at 8:30 pm. Entry Fee: $5.00 per car

Pleasant Hill:

4th of July Parade at 11 am will go through the town and end at the city park.  National Anthem at 1 pm, baby contest at 1:15, Little Mr & Miss contest at 2:15, Prince & Princess at 3, Jr. Miss & Miss at 4, Cheerleaders at 5, Lip Sync contest at 5:30, Miss Fire Cracker at 6:15, Fireworks at dusk.  Half Moon Petting Zoo will have pony rides.  Spring Creek and Pleasant Hill EMS will have a disaster relief trailer in parade and park to raise money.

Outside of Pike County:

Quincy 4th of July Fireworks will be held at the Illinois Veterans Home at 9:20 pm. Spectacular fireworks display on the grounds of the Illinois Veterans Home. Refreshments will be available. The Concessions and Kids Zone will open at 5 pm. Pre-firework entertainment will be provided by the Quincy Park Band at 7:30 pm. Fireworks begin at dusk. Parking is limited, use the shuttle bus from Lot C at Quincy University at 18th & Elm Streets.

Louisiana, MO 4th of July Celebration. Come to the riverfront in Louisiana and enjoy food and fun during the afternoon and evening followed by the Louisiana Chamber of Commerce Fireworks Show at dusk!

Jerseyville 4th of July Fireworks will be at the American Legion at 9 pm. American Legion, 300 Veterans Memorial Parkway
Come watch the fireworks in Jerseyville at the American Legion. Fireworks begin at dusk.

Grafton Independence Celebration will be on July 5th on Main Street at dusk.

Jacksonville 4th of July Blast will be on July 4 over Mauvaise Terre Lake at 9:30 pm.

Crime Stoppers needs your help! June 25

CrimeStoppers LogoPike County Sheriff’s Department is seeking information on the whereabouts of 28-year-old Kelly D Adams, a white male who stands 6 feet tall, weighs 145 pounds, has brown hair and green eyes. Adams is wanted for Aggravated Battery and Failure to Appear at payment review with a total bond of $54,000.00. If you know the exact whereabouts of Kelly D Adams, you are urged to contact the Pike County Crime Stoppers at 217-285-1500. All calls are anonymous and if your tip leads to an arrest, you will be eligible for a cash reward.

Pig Days – July 11 & 12 – Pittsfield, IL

PCH festivals fairsThe 46th annual Pike County Pig Days is July 11-12 on courthouse grounds in Pittsfield. Members of Pittsfield Lions Club, organizers of the event, are in the final planning stages. Funds raised are funneled back to the community through various projects and organizations supported by the Lions Club.
Pork burgers will be available Friday, 10 am and throughout the day for $2. Western Illinois Pork Producers furnish the meat Friday and Saturday. Entertainment Friday night is “Stompin Ground”. Other entertainment will be announced later. Vendor space is available. Contact Charles Gates at 217-473-3041 to obtain Vendor Space Reservation form or download one from Chamber of Commerce website, http://www.pikeil.org.

Animal Shelter Now Accepting Spay/Neuter Applications, Pittsfield IL

humane5The Pike County Animal Shelter is now taking spay/neuter applications for dogs and cats. All applications will be considered regardless of income. Entire fee will not be paid, requiring applicant to pay a percentage of total cost. Call Pike County Animal Shelter, 285-4811 or visit the facility at 909 N. Jackson St. in Pittsfield.






Information courtesy Pike County Express

Book Signing – June 12 – Pittsfield, IL

public library buttonPittsfield Public Library will host a book signing for Theresa Cooley of Pittsfield from 5-7 pm on Thursday, June 12. Theresa’s book of poetry “My Poems” will be available for purchase and she will sign your book.

Rules of the Road Review Course – June 13 – Pittsfield, IL

illinois-flagA Rules of the Road Review Course will be offered by the Secretary of State Jesse White in cooperation with the Pike County Senior Center June 13 from 1-3pm at the Pike County Senior Center, 220 W. Adams Pittsfield. The course is free to anyone who wishes to attend.