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.

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.

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.

Benefit for Bud Smith family – Jan 24 – Pittsfield

Pittsfield Moose Lodge will host a benefit for Bud Smith family on Saturday, January 24 in Pittsfield.  The event will begin at 3 pm.  There is a 50/50 raffle and silent auction.  Food will be available for donation.  For information call Kent Gallaher at 217-779-8141.

Higbee Memorial Garden Fund Needs Your Help

community event buttonThe Higbee Memorial Garden Fund needs your help. Please help by placing your donation in one of the boxes at Casteels, Farmers State Bank, Barry Bank, Farmers National Bank, United Community Bank, Carlinville National Bank, Save-A-Lot and County Market. This is an important part of Pittsfield’s history7 and year end donations are still tax deductible. Anyone with questions concerning the Memorial Garden may call Lloyd Lawber at 217-242-4253 or Bob Evans at 217-491-2391.

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.