What do Tractors, Lemonade Stands, and Music Have in Common? Marshall, Illinois, of course!

Summer events and fun are all around us. We’re out and about, enjoying the town pool, our beautiful parks, and all that Marshall and the surrounding area have to offer. Long, hot July days are filled with great things to do from morning till night. Fishing, hiking, boating on the lake, and… tractors?  Of course. Tractor races, lemonade stands, and music are all on the outdoor fun menu and summer events.   The 19th Annual Bi-County Classic Tractor Cruise When: … Read More

Summer Fun in Marshall Illinois: Happenings for Ladies, Kids, & Families

Summer is here, and we all want to get out and have some fun. The kids are home from school, and in Marshall, Illinois, we plan to keep them busy with fun summer activities. The library, youth group, and even some of the churches have things for the kids. Our town pool is open, the community band is tuned up, and restaurants and shops are in full swing and want our business.   Fun Stuff for the Kids: Make Lemonade … 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

Go Local for Mother’s Day – Honor Mom and Hometown Marshall Vendors Too!

Did you know that Mother’s Day was first celebrated in 1907? It was the brainchild of a woman named Anna Jarvis, a peace activist who cared for wounded soldiers from both the north and the south during the Civil War. She started campaigning to make Mother’s Day a holiday in 1905 when her mother died. Along with famous suffragette Julia Ward Howe, Anna began a push for Mother’s Day to be a day dedicated to peace. Still, it took 40 … Read More

Tis the Season for Antiquing in Marshall, Illinois

You might be familiar with the TV show American Pickers. It’s the documentary series that airs on the History Channel and explores the unique world of antiquing. The show features some of the most skilled pickers in the business as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques. Their goal is to seek large, unique collections and recycle relics and forgotten gems that lurk in attics, garages, and basements. Many of these items have interesting stories behind them and some pretty … Read More

Drive-Up, Stay Safe and Get Some Good Eats in Marshall, Illinois.

As the country slowly gets vaccinated and gets closer to seeing this awful pandemic more and more under control, we are still being careful about social distancing. But that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy some camaraderie, fellowship, and goodwill.  Oh! And good food too so you can eat in Marshall. Some of our community members have come up with clever ways to raise money for good causes, feed people in need, and still be cautious. Here are some things that … Read More

Rounding the Bend Toward Spring in Marshall, Illinois

Wow, has the weather been crazy here in Marshall or what? We had a snowstorm that surprised us all. A few brave souls went out into the blizzard-like winds, took some great pictures of the snow, and posted them on social media. The schools were closed for a few days, but eventually, things calmed down enough for snowman making, snowball fights, and sleigh rides. While beautiful, it caused many of us a little more in our heating bills to keep … Read More

February Fun, Hearts, History, and Pies in Marshall, Illinois.

February is a month chock full of things to note. It’s Black History Month, and our great state of Illinois honors this with various events. You can find more info on the Enjoy Illinois site at https://www.enjoyillinois.com/celebrate-black-history-month-in-illinois/black-history-month-events-in-illinois/.  Read on to learn about February fun in Marshall. Hearts are a glow in February. Why? Well, not only does Valentine’s Day happen in February, but it is American Heart Month. Take time to do some healthy heart activities like taking regular walks, … Read More

Marshall, Illinois – Staying Positive in Times of Strife

The last few days have been difficult for our nation. We have seen many negative images on our TV screens, and it may be hard for many people to stay positive. But here in Marshall, Illinois, we know what it means to be an American. We are as American as apple pie and the fourth of July. We know that even though we face political turmoil, a vicious virus, and general unrest, this too shall pass. We will come together … Read More

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