Fruit & Veggie Fare for Hot Summer Days in Marshall Illinois

We are in the long, hot days of summer here in Marshall. It’s that time of year when we eat a little lighter and include the summer harvest from our backyard gardens and local produce markets on our dinner tables. The good rich soil of Illinois produces bountiful harvests in spring, summer, and fall. Whether you own a farm or just have a tiny area in the backyard where you grow good things to eat, now is the time to … Read More

Visit Marshall, Illinois this Summer, and Bring the RV!

The summer is here, school is out, and families are planning vacations. If you’re taking a family trip in the RV, make Marshall, Illinois, one of your stops, and come visit. In fact, there are so many great things to do and see in Illinois, so visit or plan a staycation if you’re from here. If you like to travel in your recreational vehicle, have you heard of Harvest Hosts? For a small membership fee, you can visit locations all … Read More

Fitness, Food, and Fun! Fit-Foodie Triathlon in Marshall, Illinois

We’ve been cooped up too long. We’ve been waiting for excitement, fun, and yes… fitness.  Marshall is hosting a fantastic event that everyone in the family will want to attend. Join us on Saturday, June 5, 2021, right downtown, where there will be something for everyone, including a triathlon and you won’t want to miss it.   Here is how the day will unfold: – 6:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. Transition Opens – 6:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. Participants need … Read More

Support Local Businesses in Marshall, Illinois this Season

2020 has been a tough year for a lot of people. Some folks have struggled to survive and need support, especially local businesses in Marshall. We know it’s convenient to buy things on Amazon or other online services. Wearing a mask when shopping, having to socially distance, and waiting for your turn to get to the register seem like unpleasant chores. Still, some things are worth the effort, and keeping our local stores busy and open is well worth it. … Read More

The Holidays Have Begun in Marshall, Illinois – Shop Local

Yes, it’s that time of year again. The holidays are upon us, and we won’t let 2020 get us down here in Marshall, Illinois. Our stores are getting ready for holiday shoppers, the farms will be selling fresh trees, the restaurants are planning their holiday menus, and hot chocolate will soon fill our bellies. Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and we’re gearing up for all those great foods. If you’re looking for a fresh turkey to cook, Rooster’s Farm … Read More

Honoring Our Veterans in Marshall Illinois for Veterans Day

Every year in America, we honor our Veterans in November on Veterans Day. This year the holiday falls on Wednesday, November 11, and it is considered a state holiday in Illinois. However, please note that our schools are not closed for this. Sorry kids! Unfortunately, many celebrations and parades have been canceled across the state and the country due to the COVID 19 virus, which is once again ramping up. While we are sad about this, it’s important to stay … Read More

How Can We Help Others in Marshall, Illinois?

These have been difficult times for many people. 2020 has been a chaotic year, but we can always find ways to help others in Marshall, and by doing so, we help ourselves. The people of Marshall, Illinois, know what it means to be a real community. Our churches offer outreach. Our library offers many free programs. Our concert band entertains us, and our schools do so much for our kids. Everyone plays their part.   So, what else can we … Read More

Fall Hunting and Fishing in Marshall Illinois

Did you know that Marshall, Illinois is the home to some of the world’s largest whitetail deer? With deer hunting season fast approaching, now is the time to plan your hunting trip. If you prefer fishing to hunting, Marshall is the place to be for that sport as well. Where am I allowed I hunt in and around Marshall, Illinois? For starters, in Illinois, you are allowed to hunt on privately owned land, whether that is your own land or … Read More

Late Summer, Early Fall – Time to Go Camping in Marshall, Illinois

As we head out of summer and into early fall, the perfect time to go camping in and around Marshall, Illinois, presents itself. Daytime temperatures are still warm, and those summer evenings will soon turn a little cooler. What better time to get out of the house and into nature, especially after the months of being cooped up, we have experienced. No matter whether you need some alone time, or you want to get out and have fun with the … Read More

Pool Update, Peaceful Movements, Food Assistance, and a New Addition to Marshall Illinois

All Hope is Not Lost for the Opening of the New Community Pool To the great dismay of much of the town, with recent updates, the Marshall city pool would not be opened for the remainder of 2020 in order to adhere to the state-mandated guidelines due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. But now, some hope exists as the town is desperately looking for a loophole to open the community pool. We would love to see our kids and families outside … Read More

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