The Gazette

Thanksgiving holiday travel brings lowest fatality rate in six years

Thanksgiving holiday travel brings lowest fatality rate in six years

Responsible Motorists and Patrol Efforts Result in 82 Percent Decrease in Fatalities Officials with the Illinois State Police (ISP) announce that the 2016 Thanksgiving holiday travel period experienced the lowest fatality rate since 2011.  The Thanksgiving holiday travel period begins the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and concludes at midnight on the […]

 
 

Pec-Durand football co-op ready for NUIC approval

By Chris Johnson Sports Correspondent Over the past few weeks the energy surrounding a proposal to join the two football programs at Pecatonica High School and Durand High School has hit a new gear. Courtesy of action taken by both the Pecatonica and Durand School Boards of Education, the realization […]

 
 

2016 Christmas Cantata

2016 Christmas Cantata
 
 

WPD releases Thanksgiving Enforcement Mobilization numbers

The Winnebago Police Department conducted enforcement from November 14-27, reminding motorists to buckle up and not drive impaired, both day and night, during the Click It or Ticket mobilization. The Winnebago Police Department joined other state and local law enforcement agencies across Illinois to reduce highway fatalities by cracking down […]

 
 

2016 Pecatonica Christmas Walk

2016 Pecatonica Christmas Walk

Members of the Pecatonica High School Band, under the direction of band instructor Neal Shippy, dedicated their time on Saturday, Dec. 3, to offer holiday music to visitors of the 2016 Pecatonica Christmas Walk. They were (L-R) Ashley Lansing, Taylor Schulz, Amanda Braun, Emily Freiburger, Emily Bullock, Isaac Erntzen, Jenna […]

 
 

Illinois EPA removes used tires in northwestern Illinois

Over 215 tons of tires collected in support of mosquito reduction strategy Illinois EPA Acting Director Alec Messina has announced the completion of used tire removal actions that included ten Northwestern Illinois counties in the Rockford region. The collections were part of Illinois’ plan to reduce the threat of mosquito-borne […]

 
 

Mission: ‘Celebrate Our Veterans’

Mission: ‘Celebrate Our Veterans’

A yellow Pecatonica school bus was deployed to transport local Veterans to Pecatonica CUSD’s Veterans Day Celebration. Twenty-four veterans were honored Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, for Veterans Day at the Pecatonica High School Library. Veterans were assisted by ROTC students Jacob Storey, Jacob Kobes, Max Sager and Blake Alexander and […]

 
 

Route 72 Tournament coming to Pecatonica

By Chris Johnson Sports Correspondent On Monday Nov. 28, Trustees with the Pecatonica School District received the news that the Middle School will be hosting this year’s annual Rt. 72 Conference Tournament for the Academic Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 10. In a message he shared with members of the Pecatonica […]

 
 

Local Student advances in 2016 Lions International Peace Poster Contest

Local Student advances in 2016 Lions International Peace Poster Contest

Molly Kleckler, a 13-year old student at Pec Middle School has been chosen to take the next step in becoming recognized for her artistry by winning the local competition sponsored by the Pec Lions Club. She was honored recently along with Bailey Leif, 2nd place and Tess Gasparini, 3rd place. […]

 
 

Ribbon Cutting

Ribbon Cutting