The Gazette

Pec Woman’s Club presented program from a mission trip

Pec Woman’s Club presented program from a mission trip

Submitted by Kay DeMarco PECATONICA – The First Baptist Church of Pecatonica received memorial money that the congregation earmarked for a mission church in the city of Tarlac, Phillipines. Sue Siemens, a member of the Pecatonica Woman’s Club, presented a program telling of her experiences on a five-day visit to […]

 
 

Former village official questions Pecatonica payment practices

Former village official questions Pecatonica payment practices

By Chris Johnson Reporter PECATONICA – During a Thursday night, Feb. 5 meeting of the Committee of the Whole, representing the entire Trustee body representing the Village of Pecatonica, a presentation was given by a former Village politician questioning why Trustees were getting paid for not attending meetings. Ed Smith, […]

 
 

A reunion turned into a fond farewell

A reunion turned into a fond farewell

By Doug Schroder Editor WINNEBAGO – In the Dec. 25, 2014 edition of the Gazette the front page story was about three Winnebago grads (Mindy DalSanto, Dawn Monge, and Doug Schroder) reunited through the Sun Seekers Lighting Girls via the Harlem Globetrotters game on Dec. 27. The Lightning Girls were […]

 
 

Credit recovery for Pecatonica students

By Chris Johnson Reporter PECATONICA – On Monday, Jan. 26, the Pecatonica Board of Education met with discussion surfacing on a plan to implement an option to assist students who are looking to receive credit for a course, which they had previously failed, one that would be necessary for graduation. […]

 
 

More success to come for local band Desolation Row

More success to come for local band Desolation Row

By Doug Schroder Editor BYRON – Local band Desolation Row’s CD release party at the Union Bar and Grill in Byron, on Saturday, Jan. 24, brought to fruition five years of work for these guys from Winnebago and Stillman Valley. The band has gone through a change or two since […]

 
 

Pasta dinner held to benefit VetsRoll

WINNEBAGO – VetsRoll is a program offered by Finnegan’s RV of South Beloit that offers a 4 day bus trip to 100 WWII and Korean era veterans to Washington DC. There is absolutely no cost to them, so to help offset some of the cost we are hosting a fundraiser […]

 
 

Pecatonica High brings home Committee’s Choice Award

Pecatonica High brings home Committee’s Choice Award

By Doug Schroder Editor ROCKFORD – The Pecatonica High School Snow Sculpting team brought home the Committee’s Choice Award this past Saturday, Jan.17, at the Illinois Snow Sculpting Contest held at Sinnissppi Park in Rockford. Their entry was title “Off the Rails” and looked like an old fashion steam locomotive. […]

 
 

Man charged with sex abuse at Winnebago day care

Man charged with sex abuse at Winnebago day care

By Doug Schroder Editor  WINNEBAGO – Winnebago County State’s Attorney Joe Bruscato announced charges on Thursday, Jan. 15, against 51-year old Winnebago resident David Seaton for aggravated criminal sex abuse that occurred at Pam’s Daycare, a day care owned by Seaton’s wife, Pamela. The sex-abuse allegation was made to the Illinois Department of Children […]

 
 

Governor-elect Rauner makes stop in Byron on ‘Ready to Work Tour”

Governor-elect Rauner makes stop in Byron on ‘Ready to Work Tour”

By Doug Schroder Editor  BYRON – Days before he was set to take office, Republican Governor-elect Bruce Rauner flew into several of Illinois’ smaller and midsized communities on Friday, Jan. 9 and Saturday, Jan. 10. Rauner’s team dubbed it the “Ready to Work Tour.” He started the two-day tour with […]