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, especially small local shops and restaurants. 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. We want … 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

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

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

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