Pike County Sheriff’s Department is investigating theft of license plates believed to have been stolen from a car while parked near Gray Cemetery July 4th sometime between 10:00 AM and 3:45 PM. If you have information on this, or any other crime taking place in Pike County, call Crime Stoppers, 217-285-1500. All calls are anonymous and if information leads to an arrest, caller will be eligible for up to a $1000.00 cash reward.
A reminder to gather some items (handiwork, art, garden produce, or canning items) to enter in the Pike County Fair exhibit building. Fair books are available at banks, post office, and gas stations. You can find info on their website, http://pikecountyillinoisfair.org.
They want to make the exhibit area into a great display again. Check in times for exhibit items is Wednesday, July 15, 4-7 pm and Thursday, July 16, 3-7 pm. All exhibitors must purchase a exhibit pass costing $20.
Fair starts Thursday, July 16 and runs through Monday, July 20. Fair church service will be Sunday night, July 19, 6:30 pm.
The fair is bringing in an up and coming band, State Line Drive. The band sings mostly country but they do throw in a mix of pop and rock. Everyone always says there is nothing going on so come out and support the fair in their effort to bring in some great entertainment. They will be playing Thursday evening.
North Pike Fire Department will host its annual Homemade Ice Cream Social Sunday, July 12, 1 pm.
Homemade ice cream, desserts and drinks will be available 1-4 pm. All for a free will donation.
Jacksonville EAA Chapter 137 will be at Pittsfield Penstone Airport on Saturday, July 11 for a Young Eagle event, which provides airplane rides to youth. Children between the ages of 8 and 17 will be given an opportunity to have an introductory flight.
EAA is an international organization with 170,000 members that has given over 1.6 million Young Eagle rides. Purpose of the program is to develop interest in aviation.
Rides will be given 9 am to 1 pm. A parent/guardian needs to be present for registration. EAA members that are qualified pilots, using donated aircraft, will provide the service.
This is the fourth year the Jacksonville chapter has hosted the event at Pittsfield. They also provide Young Eagle rides two other times a year in Jacksonville. In 2014 more than 80 rides were given in Pittfield.
For more information, local contact is Kim Curry, 217-833-2484.
An All-School Higbee Reunion will be held Friday, July 24, 2015 at The Dome on Madison, 109 N. Madison St. in Pittsfield. Meet and greet will begin at 4 pm. Several classes will be honored.. There will be live music entertainment, Mr. Greg Willard will bring some comments, insights and stories about Higbee and others schools in Pike County from a book written by his father, the late Dale Willard. A silent auction will include artifacts from Higbee School.
We anticipate a very enjoyable evening of reconnecting with former fellow students and teachers. To allow seating preparation, please RSVP by July 22 to Pike County Historical Society; PO Box 44; Pittsfield, IL 62363.
The primary for the special election to replace former congressman Aaron Schock is Tuesday, July 7. All regular polling places will be open 6 am to 7 pm per the county clerk’s office.
There will be two Democrat candidates and three Republican candidates on the ballot.
The 5th Annual Sturbie Bowl flag football tournament will be held on July 19 at 10:30 am at the high school practice field located at 201 E. Higbee St. in Pittsfield. Participants who register by July 9 are guaranteed a T-shirt. There will also be a non-competitive 5K. The Sturbie Bowl raises money for the Max Zumwalt Scholarship fund.
Registration forms for both the 5K and football tournament are available from DeeDee McDonald.
Be sure to visit their event Facebook page by clicking HERE for more information.
*Photo credit: Sturbie Bowl event Facebook page
Old Orchard Country Club, located at 40570 243rd Avenue, Pittsfield, IL 62363, will be hosting a youth golf camp from July 6 to July 10 from 8-9 am for ages 6-13. Please contact Old Orchard for more infomation at 217-285-9041.
Save A Lot 4-person golf outing will be July 11 at the Old Orchard Golf course at 40570 243rd Avenue, Pittsfield, IL 62363. Cash prizes, hole prizes. To sign up, call 217-491-2494. Money raised will go to Pike County 911 and Pittsfield Lions Club.
The Higbee School reunion for all former students and teachers who attended Higbee School will be at The Dome on Madison in Pittsfield on Friday, July 24. Meet and greet starts at 4 pm.