The Gazette

Village protects school from loss

By Chris Johnson News Correspondent Pecatonica School Board President Steve Gorman put up a fight for the future of the Pecatonica School District as he voiced his concern over the possible development of a TIF District across property the School Board is responsible to oversee. His statements in front of […]

 
 

Australian exchange student makes return to Bago after 34 years

Australian exchange student makes return to Bago after 34 years

By Doug Schroder Editor It took 34 years, but Australian Michele Suters Van Vliet made a return visit to Winnebago recently. Michele first came to Winnebago in 1981 as an exchange student through the American Field Service exchange program, staying with the family of then-married Dick and Joanne Vettore for […]

 
 

Seward Congregational Church celebrated 175th anniversary in 2016

Seward Congregational Church celebrated 175th anniversary in 2016

By Doug Schroder Editor It’s pretty amazing that one local church has survived around here to celebrate a 175th anniversary, considering the area was just settled only about 180-or-so years ago. Somehow the church has thrived and survived during all that time. On Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016, Seward Congregational Church, […]

 
 

WHS announces Seniors of the Month

WHS announces Seniors of the Month

Congratulations to the Winnebago High School November Seniors of the Month! Two Grand Prize Winners were drawn from a group of nine nominated Seniors that were chosen by WHS staff. All of the nominees: Krista Franklin, Sarah Draves, Maddy Gearhart, Jordan Nelson, Kaitlyn Freimuth, Abigail Levandowski, Ashley Thoren, Sarah Paluzzi, […]

 
 

Village of Pec says no to economic development

By Chris Johnson News Correspondent The Village of Pecatonica invited comment during the most recent meeting of the municipal administrators. All six Trustees were in attendance as the knowledge on the need for action on the proposed TIF District was brought to residents and business owners for the final time […]

 
 

School District levy accepted by Durand Board of Trustees

By Chris Johnson News Correspondent Before Trustees with Durand School District 322 could vote on a proposed spending request for the upcoming fiscal year, exposure to the public, in accordance with transparent school financial practices, required a public access period. The Durand School Board finalized its request for funds from […]

 
 

Residents reminded of safety tips for the Holidays

By Rob Martin Fire Chief Win Bur Sew Fire District I wanted to take this time to remind area residents to be safe this holiday season. As fire fighters and EMS personnel, we see the devastating after effects of fire and accidents. I urge you to please review the safety […]

 
 

2016 Christmas Cantata

2016 Christmas Cantata
 
 

Frosty the Snowman saves Little Bear from the Wicked Witch

By Doug Schroder Editor When my daughter was just a toddler I used to tell her stories at bedtime. The stories I told her were ones that I’d make up off the cuff. I’d use characters from other popular children’s stories and mix them together to form somewhat of a […]

 
 

Library announces Memorial Garden

Library announces Memorial Garden

The Winnebago Public Library proudly announces the Peggy Palm Memorial Garden in loving memory of Ms. Margelet E. “Peggy” Palm who passed away March 21, 2016. The South side of the library, once run down and unused due to overgrowth, has now been transformed to celebrate and honor the life […]