Crime Stoppers – Sept 10

CrimeStoppers LogoThe Pike County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a 2-vehicle accident, which took place on IL-96 North of New Canton on Sept. 6 at approximately 9:12 pm. One vehicle, a white colored GMC Denali, remained on scene while the second unidentified vehicle was last seen traveling north. If you have any information on this or any other crime taking place in Pike County call Crime Stoppers at 217-285-1500. You will never be asked to identify yourself and if your tip is used in an arrest, you will be eligible for a cash reward.

Child Passenger Safety Week Car Seat Checks – Sept 20 – Pittsfield, IL

child safetyDo you know if your child seat is the right one for you, or installed properly? Visit Illini Hospital ambulance garage on September 20 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm to check your car seat for proper installation and advice on how to choose the right car seat and properly install it in your vehicle. Certified technicians will be on hand to help parents and caregivers. Pike County Ambulance will be conducting this National Seat Check Saturday event.

The event is part of Pike County’s participation in National Child Passenger Safety Week (September 14-20, 2014) and is free to the public. By attending this event, parents and caregivers can be sure their kids are riding as safely as possible in their vehicle. Remember: all children younger than 13 should ride in the back seat. As of January 1, 2012, seat belt use is required in all seating positions. For more information on Child Passenger Safety visit or

PHS NHS “Black Out Night” – October 10 – Pittsfield, IL

School Event and activityBe on the lookout for the Saukee Black Out shirts or sweatshirts! The first Saukee Black Out Night is October 10 at the Varsity football game against Pleasant Plains. Shirts and/or sweatshirts will be on sale soon and the designs will be “general” to accommodate for any sports’ Black Out Night. Order forms and pricing will be available after homecoming week.

Pike Co. Historical Society, VFW & American Legion All Wars Museum

historyThe Pike County Historical Society along with the VFW and American Legion are working to develop an All Wars Museum at the former VFW building in Pittsfield. Your attendance at a meeting to be held at the Pittsfield American Legion on Tuesday, Sept 23 would be appreciated. Input and support from veterans of any of the American wars, as well as from their family members, will be necessary to develop a meaningful and educational setting for bringing together information about how American freedoms have come about and what must be done to preserve those freedoms for future generations.

Please attend this meeting, bring ideas and think about volunteering time!!!

Fish Fry – September 11 – Pittsfield, IL

Food button Pike County Senior Center, 220 W. Adams, Pittsfield fish fry is 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 11.
Menu is catfish, buffalo, two sides, dessert and a drink for $7 per person. Bob Capps will fry fish.
Everyone welcome. Music is for all ages.

Samaritan Closet – August 29-30 – Pittsfield IL

community event buttonThis Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Samaritan Closet in Pittsfield, will have their items that are free outside (if the weather permits). They have lots of Children’s clothing, shoes, toys, bed linens and other items to give away.

Crimestoppers – August 28

CrimeStoppers LogoPike County Sheriff’s Department is investigating theft of a 14 foot Ringo single axle utility trailer, reported stolen August 21 and taken sometime during the previous two weeks from 18521, US Highway 54, Rockport.  If anyone has information on this or any other crime taking place in Pike County, call Crime Stoppers, 217-285-1500.  You will never be asked to identify yourself and if an arrest is made based on your tip, you will be eligible for a cash reward.