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Pec Historical Society presents Civil War Muster

Pec Historical Society presents Civil War Muster

The Pecatonica Historical Society sponsored their Illinois 74th Infantry Regiment Company B Civil War Muster public showing on Aug. 10, at the Pecatonica Public Library.  Approximately 100 visitors and three local TV stations perused the artifacts of Vi Johns and Micheal Eaton and were amazed at the knowledge of presenter […]

 
 

Anna’s Pizza to close after nearly 24 years

Anna’s Pizza to close after nearly 24 years

All good things must come to an end By Doug Schroder CORRESPONDENT If you haven’t heard by now, Winnebago will be losing a community stalwart as it was announced on Tuesday, Aug. 6 that Anna’s Pizza and Pasta Restaurant will be closing its doors after almost 24 years of doing […]

 
 

Sumner Park District has great 6th year of summer programs

Sumner Park District has great 6th year of summer programs

This summer in June and July the Sumner Park District hosted Science¨ Art¨ Nature Sports programs for the children of Pecatonica. This is the 6th year for the Sumner Park Kids Camps. The camps were filled with a variety of activities including face painting¨ nature hikes¨ science experiments¨ art projects […]

 
 

The Pecatonica Community Food Pantry opened up for an Open House

The Pecatonica Community Food Pantry opened up for an Open House

By Doug Schroder CORRESPONDENT The Pecatonica Food Pantry has been operating out of Pecatonica United Methodist Church for over 40 years now. What started out as a small operation where people would call-in and receive one box of groceries on an as needed basis, has grown into a three day […]

 
 

Pecatonica Historical Society to present the ‘Civil War Muster of The 74th Illinois Infantry Regiment’ Company ‘B’

Pecatonica Historical Society to present the ‘Civil War Muster of The 74th Illinois Infantry Regiment’ Company ‘B’

The May 1865 muster lists the 33 survivors of the 94 men and women of Pecatonica who enlisted in Company B of the Union Army in April 1861. Citizens of all walks of life became soldiers and risked everything for a belief that the United States should remain as one […]

 
 

Officials host Commemoration Ceremony for ISP Trooper Brooke Jones-Story

Officials host Commemoration Ceremony for ISP Trooper Brooke Jones-Story

The Illinois State Police (ISP) Heritage Foundation hosted a ceremony commemorating the addition of Trooper Brooke Jones-Story’s name to the memorial wall in the ISP Memorial Park located at 615 East Lawrence in Springfield, on July 20. Family members of Trooper Brooke Jones-Story, Acting ISP Director Brendan F. Kelly, Springfield […]

 
 

Tickets going fast for Toby Keith benefit for Café Liberty

Tickets going fast for Toby Keith benefit for Café Liberty

Part of first-ever Freedom & Dignity Festival coming Aug. 10 Time is slipping away to purchase tickets to the Freedom & Dignity Festival, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 10 beginning at 3 p.m. at the Schaumburg Boomers Baseball Stadium in Schaumburg. This is the inaugural country music festival to support Café […]

 
 

Service Flag article leads to more surprising discoveries

Service Flag article leads to more surprising discoveries

By Doug Schroder CORRESPONDENT The front page of the July 4 edition of the Gazette featured the story about Service Flags in America, the Service Flag that was in Pec and what Pecatonica Historical Society member Vi Johns found while researching about the first Gold Star service member on the […]

 
 

Winnebago woman wins big at Byron Dragway event

Winnebago woman wins big at Byron Dragway event

By Doug Schroder CORRESPONDENT Kamryn Mason of Winnebago captured the $30,000 championship in the Firecracker Bracket Nationals finale on Sunday, July 7. Mason successfully defended the home turf as she drove her No Box Camaro to the race win over two-time finalist dragster driver Gary Williams of Bradenton, FLA. She […]

 
 

2019 Winnebago 4th of July Parade

2019 Winnebago 4th of July Parade
 
 
 
 
 
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