What's Happening at the Legion


The next Legion Auxiliary meeting will be Jan. 14. Dinner will be at 6 p.m. with the business meeting at 7 p.m.

Member Marion Thompson has fundraiser tickets for members to sell and purchase in support of Janet Bacon, who will be the state chairwoman in 2020. The raffle ticket winner will receive a percentage of proceeds from the ticket sales.

Blood Drive


The Marseilles First Congregational Church at 155 East Bluff Street is holding a blood drives during the year. Here is the schedule for 2020:

12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

January 2nd

February 27th

April 23rd

June 18th

August 13th

October 8th

December 3rd

Marseilles Lions Club


Board Meeting

Tuesday, January 7th

Building Corp 6:15 p.m.

Lions Club 7 p.m.

Regular Meeting

Tuesday, January 21

Bird will be serving stuffed pork chops!!

Dinner at 6:30 p.m.  Meeting at 7 p.m.


Every Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

Thunder Raffle

Every Monday

$1.00 per ticket

Doors open at 5 p.m.

Drawing at 7 p.m.

Open to the public!

Penguin Plunge Update


The Annual Penguin Plunge held at Heritage Harbor Marina in the past, will have some big changes this year. The event will take a new form in 2020, that of a traveling dunk tank dubbed the “Porta Plunge” that can be moved from business to business or backyard to backyard as the community raises funds to help grant wishes of children in need. This change was needed as the marina was not able to host the event due to construction.

The main goal of the event remains the same with groups or individuals raising money to support Make-A-Wish Illinois. 

Those interested in helping or setting a date to host the Porta Plunge can contact Linda Johnson at Bill Walsh Tough Rigs at 815-431-6185.

Activities Abound at Your Library


Here are a few things going on in January at the Marseilles Library:

Winter Theme Movies: 12 p.m.  -  Popcorn provided

Friday, January 3rd - Break Through

Friday, January 10th - Jack Frost

Friday, January 17th - The Public

Friday, January 24th- Grumpy Old Men

Friday, January 31st- Grumpier Old Men

Adult Coloring and Cookies: 

Tuesday, January 7th,  2 p.m. - 3 p.m. 

Early Out Activity:  3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Every Tuesday that school is let out early. Every 3rd Tuesday is movie day - 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Preschool Story Hour/Craft Time:

10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Every Wednesday

Lego Mania:  11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Saturday, January 11th

Just a friendly reminder that if you plan on attending activities at the library, please register.

That way they can better plan and prepare. The library can be reached at 815 795 4437.

Open House


The Marseilles Nursing Service will hold their Annual Meeting/Open House on January 13th, between 9:30 a.m. till 12 p.m. at the Marseilles Nursing Service, 227 South Main Street. Financial records for 2019 will be available for review, and refreshments will be served.

Each year before their annual meeting, the civic, fraternal, religious and industrial organizations in the community are contacted and requested to send a representative to attend this meeting. This is the opportunity to become aware of what the Marseilles Nursing Service offers to your community. The Marseilles Nursing Service thanks you for your continued support in 2020!


Entertainment & Technology

digiMAX On Demand


The cold of winter is here so grab a blanket and settle in for movies of your choice!    A few new movies releasing this month are Joker, Maleficent, Gemini Man, The Addams Family, and Terminator: Dark Fate.  

Access movies by pressing the MOVIE or ON DEMAND button on your remote control to browse folders or press the yellow button to search by titles.  Click on the Movies folder to access new movies in the Just In and New Releases folders.  Be sure to also check on free content and recently aired TV shows.

When selecting your rental, use the default purchase PIN 0000.

CES Tech Show


The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020 starts January 6th in Las Vegas.  From new devices to health boosts to securing your privacy, many new technologies and products will be introduced at this show.   Visit the following website for a glimpse of what is coming next:

Modern Family


Wednesday, Jan 8th 

8:00 p.m. – Modern Family (ABC)

This is it: The final season of the Emmy-winning Modern Family. Season 11 marks the end of the road for this extended family sitcom, and if you showed us a picture of the cast right now, we wouldn’t even recognize the former kids since they’re all grown up and probably about to collect Social Security.

This Is Us


Tuesday, Jan 14th

8:00 p.m. – This Is Us  (NBC)

Everyone has a family. And every family has a story. “This Is Us” chronicles the Pearson family across the decades: from Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Rebecca (Mandy Moore) as young parents in the 1980s to their 37-year-old kids, Kevin (Justin Hartley), Kate (Chrissy Metz) and Randall (Sterling K. Brown) searching for love and fulfillment in the present day.



Wednesday, Jan 15th

7:30 p.m. – Schooled  (ABC)

The “Goldbergs” spinoff follows the teachers of William Penn Academy who, despite their eccentricities, are heroes to their students.

Fresh Off the Boat


Friday, Jan 17th

7:30 p.m. – Fresh Off the Boat  (ABC)

Loosely based on the life of Eddie Huang during the mid-to-late 1990s, an Asian-American family decides to move to Orlando, Florida from Washington D.C. in order to embrace the “American Dream,” facing many obstacles as they try to assimilate with the new culture that surrounds them.