The Gazette

Cave Bar and Grill destroyed in three-alarm fire

Cave Bar and Grill destroyed in three-alarm fire

Fire destroyed a Byron icon on the morning of Thursday, April 19, when the Cave Bar and Grill, located in the 100 block of W. Second Street, burned in downtown Byron.

 
 

Five-alarm fire draws crews from throughout the area

Five-alarm fire draws crews from throughout the area

By Doug Schroder, Editor Over 20 fire crews responded to a garage and house fire at the home of Jeff and Heather Decker, located at 11009 W. State Street Road in Winnebago on Friday, March 30.  Officials say the initial dispatch call came in around 3 p.m. as a grass and […]

 
 

Spring Fling

Spring Fling

Kaylee Kramer and Finley Garcia dance with ribbons as they sing “A Little Green” with the choir. KAY DEMARCO PHOTOS The Gazette For more concert photos pick up a copy of the April 5th Gazette

 
 

Annual Lenten Soup Supper was a success

St. Mary’s Catholic Church Guild sponsored another successful Lenten soup supper as a fundraiser for special projects or equipment.  Parishioners celebrated the spirit of the Lenten season with Stations of the Cross.  Then a multitude of soups and breads were enjoyed in keeping with the idea of simple meals during […]

 
 

Numbers were down for the 2018 WHS Tractor Day

Numbers were down for the 2018 WHS Tractor Day

By Doug Schroder, Editor Only nine students participated in the annual Tractor Day this year. Eight tractors were driven in the parade on Friday, March 23, with one of those tractors carrying a guest. The students who participated were Lacey Tierney, Jelene Weerda, Jared Cunningham, Kain Viel, Jacob Bryden, Brennan Burkhart, […]

 
 

Rivermen back on board with co-op plans

By Chris Johnson, reporter The co-op of Pecatonica and Durand baseball players suit up again this season as they prepare to make a push towards a successful NUIC season and they are off to a pretty solid start. Recent wins over nearby neighbors help give a picture of how tough this […]

 
 

150th Anniversary

150th Anniversary

  First Presbyterian Church in Winnebago kicked off their 150th Anniversary with a special service, followed by a dinner on Sunday, March 18. Long-time member Alta Straley poses with one of the 10 table centerpieces she put together for the event. Doug Schroder photo    For more church news pick […]

 
 

U.S. Attorney’s Office to conducted Election Day monitoring

The U.S. Attorney’s Office monitored the federal, state and local primary elections in Rockford and surrounding communities on March 20, John R. Lausch, Jr., United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, announced last Tuesday. As part of the monitoring effort, the office operated a telephone hotline for citizens […]

 
 

2018 Pec Fun Fair

2018 Pec Fun Fair

Pecatonica Cub Scout Lions Troop member Zane Krantz, was delighted to meet the Pec Lions Club Lion at the Fun Fair at Pecatonica High School on Saturday, March 10. For more community news pick up a copy of the 3/22 issue of the Gazette   

 
 

SwedishAmerican Foundation announces Caring for our Community Grant program

The SwedishAmerican Foundation is excited to announce it will award grants through its second annual Caring For Our Community grant program. The Foundation will provide financial support to not-for-profit organizations, particularly those that complement the SwedishAmerican Foundation mission and vision. The grant application will be available Thursday, March 1 through […]