Have you ever tried to move a lumber yard? It's not an easy thing to do.

But my friends in Pittsfield are doing that this very weekend. Steve and Fred Grote, owners of Pike County Lumber Yard are moving the yard from it's current location in Pittsfield to the brand new lumber yard location west, just outside of Pittsfield. The new yard makes way for a Casey's General Store to be built on the former lumber yard site.

At one time, Pike County, Illinois had 13 lumber yards. Now there is only one. It is a very important part of the community because the next closest lumber yard is 40 miles away. And just so you know, an auction is planned for July 6 at the old location to sell items remaining at that location.