Fall Fun Begins in Marshall, Illinois

The summer is over, but that doesn’t mean that the fun is done. Fall is wonderful in Marshall, Illinois, and there are many things to do for the whole family. And while we are sad that our fantastic Marshall Autumn Fest had to be canceled due to COVID-19, there are still many fun fall activities to enjoy. The Autumn Fest committee is already hard at work planning for next year, and 2021 will be the best fest ever. In the … 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

Mandatory Mask Required in Major Retail Stores Near Marshall Illinois

Illinois has decided to require masks in stores, and not everyone is happy about that decision. Most stores have made it mandatory for their employees to wear masks for some time now, but it’s a different matter to confront patrons as they walk in the door and tell them they have to wear a mask to enter. As we see spikes and up and down waves in many states, many of the nation’s biggest retail stores have decided to make … Read More

Returning to School Activities in Marshall, Illinois and Across America

America’s school systems are poised to reopen school activities this August, and Marshall, Illinois, is no exception. Debates on the best way to open safely and whether students should attend school in person or virtually are happening with school administrations and kitchen tables across the country. The state of Illinois has mandated that all students returning to school classrooms this fall must wear facemasks. To that end, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency has said that they will provide K-12 public … Read More

Get Excited for the 4th of July Weekend in Marshall, Illinois!

Summer is here, and it’s time to get out and get some fresh air, hear some great music, and see some exciting fireworks. We’ve been missing our fantastic Marshall City Band, but that wait is over. The first Summer Concert on the Square – summer 2020 The Marshall City band will be performing on Friday, July 3rd, at 8 pm on the Marshall Town Square Bandstand. Typically, the band performs every Friday night in the summer months, June, July, and … Read More

Get Outside in Nature – A Safe Fun Thing to Do

Many Americans are being asked to stay home and practice social distancing. Many of you have kids at home, some little and some teens. Families are sticking together and finding ways to cope with the changes we are experiencing. Schools throughout the entire state of Illinois are closed from March 17 to at least March 30 at this point.  In Marshall, all extracurricular events, practices, dances, banquets, gym uses, etc. have been suspended, leaving kids and teens with little activity, … Read More

Marshall Illinois: Staying Positive – Good Things to Note

As many of you know, President Trump has extended the shelter in place regimen to April 30. We all need to take heed to stay at home and practice all of the things the CDC and the scientists are advising.  Only essential businesses will be open, and many people will be working from home and dealing with schools being closed. You can still support your local restaurants by getting take-out and curbside pick-up from most of our area restaurants, so … Read More

Let’s Shop for Antiques, Collectibles, and More in Marshall, Il.

Even though Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow, we’re still not getting the warm spring weather that lets us enjoy picnicking in one of Marshall’s great parks or shopping at farmers’ markets, garage sales, and outdoor craft fairs. So, what do we do when we have the itch to find bargains and look for those unusual finds? We go SHOPPING! Antiques and Collectibles abound in Marshall, Illinois: Whippoorwill Antique Mall One of the best places to spend an afternoon sifting through interesting … Read More

Marshall Illinois – Visit Our Rich History

Marshall Illinois in the heart of Marshall County (much of which was originally part of Putnam County) was named for the chief justice of the United States Supreme Court John Marshall. Chief Justice Marshall served from 1801 to 1835. More than twenty years after he took his place on the highest court in the land, one Thomas Brooks became the first settler in what would become the future Marshall county. The year was 1824 when Brooks built himself cabin at … Read More

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