The Gazette

Third time was a charm for Bark for Life

Third time was a charm for Bark for Life

  PECATONICA – The Pecatonica Woman’s Club and Relay for Life of American Cancer Society worked against tough timing twice in 2015. The first attempt for a Bark for Life fundraiser in April was cancelled due to a rainy forecast, and the second date in August was a “shut off […]

 
 

A community mourns a tragic accident

A community mourns a tragic accident

By Doug Schroder Editor and Chris Johnson Reporter STILLMAN VALLEY – On Friday night, Sept. 4, the Stillman Valley Cardinals canceled their football game. Prior to kick-off, a tragic accident involving three Stillman Valley students and the driver of a pickup truck led to the decision to postpone all activities. […]

 
 

U of I Extension celebrates Winnebago County 4-H Hall of Fame inductee

U of I Extension celebrates Winnebago County 4-H Hall of Fame inductee

WINNEBAGO COUNTY – The Illinois 4-H Foundation annually recognizes one 4-H volunteer per county for exemplary service to the Illinois 4-H program as a Hall of Fame winner. This year, more than 800 supporters watched the induction of 70 new members into the Illinois 4-H Hall of Fame, the largest […]

 
 

PFC Horton graduates from Advanced Individual Training

PFC Horton graduates from Advanced Individual Training

FT. LEONARDWOOD, MO – PFC McKenzie Horton graduated on Aug. 17 from AIT (Advanced Individual Training) at Ft. Leonardwood, MO. He was a member of the 58th Transportation Battalion –Alpha Company. PFC Horton specialized in Motor Transportation. He will be primarily responsible for supervising or operating wheel vehicles to transport personnel […]

 
 

Auction of a lifetime brings those from far and wide

Auction of a lifetime brings those from far and wide

        By Doug Schroder Editor STATELINE – When Meridian Implement owner Dennis Gearhart decided to sell off his nearly 50-year collection of tractors and farm implements, he knew it would be quite an undertaking. Luckily for him he had his family and employees to help out. They […]

 
 

Auction of a lifetime coming up Saturday, Aug. 29

Auction of a lifetime coming up Saturday, Aug. 29

By Doug Schroder Editor WINNEBAGO – For all those grown boys out there who like their big toys, the auction taking place on Saturday, Aug. 29 at Meridian Implement, located at 1011 S. Meridian Road in Rockford, is one you don’t want to miss. After a lifetime of collecting, Meridian […]

 
 

2015 Winnebago County Fair Queen

2015 Winnebago County Fair Queen

Kay DeMarco photo Alexa Sohner, 2015 Winnebago County Fair Queen, takes her first trip down the runway on Tuesday, Aug. 18.

 
 

Residents preparing to face increased utility cost in Pecatonica

Residents preparing to face increased utility cost in Pecatonica

          By Chris Johnson Reporter PECATONICA – The issue remains, residents have complained about the elevated water rates and bills issued from the Village of Pecatonica, however, the results from a recent Water Rate Study indicate some additional changes may be required. Residents may not like […]

 
 

Garage consumed by fire

Garage consumed by fire

PECATONICA – A fire destroys a garage in Pecatonica Sunday afternoon. Firefighters were called to 423 W. 6th Street around 1:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. When crews arrived, the garage was engulfed in flames. Several propane tanks inside made the blaze worse. One firefighter was taken to the hospital as […]

 
 

Brenden Schultz named 2015 Conservation Teacher of the Year

Brenden Schultz named 2015 Conservation Teacher of the Year

SPRINGFIELD – The Association of Illinois Soil and Water Conservation Districts (AISWCD) named Brenden Schultz, of Pecatonica High School, the 2015 Conservation Teacher of the Year for grades 9th – 12th, at the organization’s 67th Annual Meeting in Springfield. In commending Mr. Schultz for his outstanding teaching skills, Jerry Snodgrass, […]