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

Supporting Local Business as We Come Closer to Reopening

While everyone is hopeful that, slowly but surely, Illinois and the rest of the country will see its businesses reopen, and life return to normal. In the meantime, our local businesses are in sore need of our support. Many of our local eateries and shops are hanging in there because the people of Marshall, Illinois, as a community are doing what they can to help them survive the crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic. We all miss breakfast, lunches, and dinners … Read More

History and Whimsy in Marshall, Illinois

If you love history or art, there’s no need to travel to Chicago—the small town of Marshall, Illinois is perfect for a weekend retreat. After all, where else can you pose for a selfie with 27 different lion statues?   Yes, the county seat for Clark County is not only home of the Marshall High School Lions, but this town is also so proud of its Lion mascot that over two dozen lion statues can be found around town. These fun … Read More

An Inside Look at the Parks of Marshall, Illinois

When is a park more than just a park? While you may not have given much thought to parks before, rest assured, there is a reason community parks play a critical role in both the current liveability and future of a town. The residents and leaders of Marshall, Illinois, understand the importance of parks, which explains why this small community has nine different parks for their citizens and visitors to enjoy. A park is not just an area of natural … Read More