Nominate your favorite Business or Establishment in Pike County!

We love receiving suggestions on how we can improve our site & our reader’s experience with us.  One awesome suggestion was to highlight area businesses each week.  This is a suggestion we’re happy to take to heart and make happen!

Please take a moment and fill out our quick and easy survey to nominate your favorite place in Pike County Illinois and Missouri.  All responses and information we collect will remain anonymous and your privacy will be maintained at all times.  Your input will help others find the great hidden gems of our county.


Please limit your nominations to the survey in the link above. We appreciate your comment submissions but there is a possibility a nomination may be missed by not filling out the survey.

Pancake & Sausage Day – Jan 31 – Hull, IL

The Hull Lions Club annual pancake and sausage day will be January 31.  All you can eat pancakes and sausage will be available from 6 am to 1 pm.

Barry American Legion Events – Jan 31 & March 7 – Barry, IL

The Barry American Legion will have bingo games at the Legion building on January 31.  They will also have their annual pancake & sausage breakfast on March 7 from 6-11 am.

2nd Annual Pole Shed Open – Feb 7 – Pittsfield, IL

Pittsfield FFA Alumni is gearing up for the 2nd Annual Pole Shed Open Feb. 7.  Register early to secure a spot.  Registration for team (4 golfers) is $100 and includes golf, putters, balls, dinner, awards and prizes.  Single entry is $25.

Schedule for the day is 10-11 am check in at Prairieland FS.  Lunch may be purchased at Hole 4, dinner is at 4 pm with drawings, awards and prizes.  Awards include:  The Eileen Scheiwe Memorial Best Dressed Team Award and The Ty Rylander Memorial Spirited Gnome Award.

Proceeds this year go toward the Ty Rylander Memorial Agriculture Scholarship his family had started.  With a little more funding it could become self-sustaining as tribute to Ty and his involvement with FFA.

Raffle tickets for Western Open autographed Ping Golf Bag are available for $10 each.  To be a hole sponsor, fee is $100.  Donations for prizes or giveaways will be accepted.

Entry forms and checks can be made to FFA Alumni and mailed to: Pole Shed Open, 34976 270th Ave., Pittsfield, IL 62363.  For more information go to  Applications are also available at the Pike County Express office.

IDNR Hunter Safety Course – Feb 26 – Nebo, IL

Illinois Department of Natural Resources Hunter Safety Course is February 26, 6-9 pm and February 28, 8 am – 4 pm at the Nebo D.O.G. House, 163rd South Main St, Nebo.  Lunch will be served at Saturday session.

Pre-registration is required.  The first 60 people to register will only be accepted, due to space limitations.  Call Bill Graham, 217-242-5589 or Scott Campbell, 217-734-2395 for more information or to register.  Must be present for both sessions and complete and pass a written test given on Saturday.

Live Music by Kin Folk’s – Jan 31 – Pittsfield, IL

Pike County Senior Center will have the band “Kin Folk’s” on Saturday, January 31, weather permitting.  There will be food at 5:30 pm and music starts at 7 pm.  This will be the last band until April.  If there is a lot of snow or ice, event will be cancelled.