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Drive Thru Dinner


Make dinner easy! On October 7th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., drive over to the Marseilles Fire House and pick up 2 grilled pork chops, baked beans, coleslaw and a dinner roll for only $12. The proceeds contribute to the Fireworks Fund commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Marseilles Firefighter’s Association in 2022. All dinners are carry-out only.

Blessing of the Animals


Bring your life companions, big and small, to the Blessing of the Animals on October 4th from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event will be held at Marseilles United Methodist Church located at 462 Church Street. For more information, call (815) 795-5233.

Trunk or Treat


Aperion Care Marseilles invites you to come enjoy some ghoulish games, freaky fun and sneaky snacks at Trunk or Treat 2019. Dress up in your favorite Halloween costume and join in the festivities at 578 Commercial Street on Thursday, October 31st from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. This is a free community event. For more information, call (815) 795-2121.

New Website


The city of Marseilles has redesigned their website. Go to to see all there is to offer to the residents of Marseilles. 

Residents now have access to forms, The Council Corner, paying water bills online and much more! The monthly calendar is updated with meetings and events happening in the greater Marseilles area.

Germanfest at the Legion


Enjoy the fall season with Germanfest presented by the Marseilles American Legion Auxiliary on October 12th. The festival begins at 4 p.m. and dinner will be served until 7 p.m.

On the menu will be roast pork, parsley buttered potatoes, brown sugar carrots, purple cabbage, apples, chicken ‘n dumplings, sausage and sauerkraut, and apple dumplings.

The cost for dinner is $12 for adults and $6 for kids  ages 12 years and younger. Carry-outs are available.

See you at the Legion and Auf Wiedersehen!

Freedom Isn’t Free


Calling all motorcycle riders! A group is in need of 160  bikes on Sunday, October 13th at 10 a.m. They will be lining up bikes to spell out Freedom Isn’t Free in front of that beautiful Middle East Conflicts Wall located in Marseilles.

There will be drones to take aerial videos with the release date for the video set for Veteran’s Day, Monday, November 11th. This video will help promote awareness about the Middle East Conflicts Wall Memorial across the country. 

Car Show


The Blast from the Past Car Show will be held at C.P.’s Ice Cream in Illini State Park on Sunday, October 6th from 8:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.  Please call Ed at 815-795-3770 for more information.

Ravioli Dinner


St. Joseph Parish will host their 79th Annual Ravioli Dinner on Sunday, October 27th from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the parish hall at 200 Broadway Street in Marseilles.

The dinner includes ravioli with homemade sauce, cole slaw, Italian bread and dessert.  Coffee, lemonade and water will also be furnished.  Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 5 - 10, and ages 4 and under eat for free. Carryouts will be available.

There will be a craft bazaar table and baked food/candy/snack sale tables to browse and shop.  Cash prizes, a 50/50 drawing, and a raffle for gift cards will also be offered!

Volunteers Needed


The Marseilles Middle East Tribute Committee is looking for volunteers to help spruce up and maintain the Middle East Conflicts Wall Memorial. If you can help with your time, tool and equipment, please come out and help on the following dates listed below.

October 5th - 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Fall Clean up - Bring lawn tools and wheelbarrows

October 12th - 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Paver Maintenance - Bring wheelbarrows and hand tools.

October 19th - 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Power Wash Pavers & Clean up Brick Joints - Bring power washers, ridged hand scrapers, brooms and hoses.

October 26th - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Polymer Sand Install - Bring brooms and power blowers.



Almost Family


Wednesday, October 2nd at 9 p.m. on FOX

Based on the Australian series Sisters, Fox’s Almost Family is a story of an unusual family formed through extreme odds, exploring such hot-button issues as identity, human connection and what it truly means to be a family. In the show, an only child finds her life turned upside down when her father reveals that, over the course of his prize-winning career as a pioneering fertility doctor, he used his own sperm to conceive upwards of a hundred children, including two new sisters. As these three young women slowly embrace their new reality, they will attempt to form an untraditional bond as sisters, even as they must welcome a tidal wave of new siblings into their rapidly expanding family.



Sunday, October 6th at 8 p.m. on CW

The CW’s newest superhero series revolves around Kate Kane (Ruby Rose), who was first introduced into the Arrowverse last season as part of the annual crossover event. Armed with a passion for social justice and flair for speaking her mind, she soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, a highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city’s criminal resurgence. But don’t call her a hero yet -- in a city desperate for a savior, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.

Free Preview


Settle in for another FREE HBO and Cinemax weekend!  Free viewing for all digiMAX TV customers begins at 6 a.m. on Friday, October 25th and ends at midnight on Monday, October 28th. 

Along with a variety of blockbuster movies such as Catherine the Great, there will be a Silicon Valley marathon prior to its season premeire on October 27th.

Fall Sun Outages


Fall TV sun outages will begin on Friday, October 4th and are expected to last through October 14th. You can expect to see video issues these days between the hours of 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Video outages will range from a few blips of interrupted video to channels that may go dark for several minutes. 

Sun outages are a natural phenomenon that occurs when a satellite and a receiving earth station come directly in line with the sun. The sun’s energy interferes with the satellite’s signal and affects the signals received by the earth station.