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Pecatonica Rotary Club elects 2020-2021 officers

Pecatonica Rotary Club elects 2020-2021 officers

The Pecatonica Rotary Club met recently to begin the new Rotary year with the annual election of officers. At their meeting in early July, district assistant governor Margaret Larson welcomed new president Marilyn Wilke, new secretary Julie Nampel and president-elect Nord Swanstrom to their roles for the 2020-2021 year.  Past […]

 
 

Village of Pecatonica seeks back-up

By Christopher Johnson REPORTER There is a risk facing Pecatonica residents, many of whom may not know that the life blood of the village is operating at critical state at this time. Municipal Well One is not functioning. Municipal Well Two took over the sole duty of getting water from […]

 
 

Civil War soldier was listed as ‘died of wounds’ – but he hadn’t died

Civil War soldier was listed as ‘died of wounds’ – but he hadn’t died

By Margaret Downing REPORTER Twelve years ago, John Winter of Winnebago gave me an account of his great-grandfather, Private Henry Winter’s Civil War experiences, included being wounded at the Battle of Fort Donelson, Tennessee, February 1862. John explained: “The following story is about Henry Winter being severely wounded in the […]

 
 

Pec approves enhanced southern advance

By Christopher Johnson REPORTER The types of business fronts expected to grace the extended southern front in the Village of Pecatonica, haven’t been announced yet, but that information could soon be coming. It was reported at the Tuesday, July 21 meeting of the Pecatonica Village Board, that two businesses had […]

 
 

WHS Superintendent shares stadium project update

WHS Superintendent shares stadium project update

  The Winnebago High School Stadium Project is close to completion. The scope of the track and football field replacement project had three major goals:    To reconstruct and upgrade the existing track (which was in need of repair) to provide eight lanes, thus allowing for the hosting of Sectional […]

 
 

Right to free speech impacted in Pecatonica

By Christopher Johnson REPORTER One of the greatest responsibilities a taxpayer carries is assuring the people they elect to fight for their personal freedoms and safeties are actually looking out for their best interests. If the need requires, taxpayers have the duty to address those elected officials and voice their […]

 
 

Winnebago County 4-H kicks off 2020 virtual shows with Public Presentations Contest

Winnebago County 4-H kicks off 2020 virtual shows with Public Presentations Contest

Winnebago County 4-H exhibitors participated in their first 2020 Virtual Show on June 17, 2020.  The Public Presentations contest had three 4-H exhibitors for 2020.  Youth were required to submit entries via video link to Fair Entry for judging. The judge was able to then access the 4-8 minute speeches […]

 
 

Pecatonica graduation set for Sunday, July 19

  By Christopher Johnson REPORTER Elder student members of the Pecatonica School District get their chances to be recognized Sunday, July 19, starting at 2 p.m. at the high school football practice field. Graduation will be held on the grounds of Pecatonica High School. Weather permitting. Class of 2020 Members […]

 
 

Pecatonica Lions announce 2020 scholarship recipients

Pecatonica Lions announce 2020 scholarship recipients

The 2020 recipients of the Pecatonica Lions Club scholarships are, Jenna Revell, Madelina Batista and Madalyn Fitzanko. Each recipient will receive $1,500 to be used at the university of their choice. Jenna will be attending Augustana, majoring in biology. She would like to become involved in heart surgery. Madelina plans […]

 
 

Village of Winnebago opens for business

By Chris Johnson REPORTER On March 18, 2020, public access to the physical structure at Winnebago Village Hall was eliminated as fears of the spread of COVID-19 led to a statewide shutdown. That meant business as usual for Winnebago residents was halted. It was a period of weeks before citizens […]

 
 
 
 
 
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