The Gazette

Six area people enjoy 2015 VetsRoll trip

Six area people enjoy 2015 VetsRoll trip

Submitted By Mary Gross VetsRoll Medical Team WINNEBAGO – Two-hundred WWII and Korean War Veterans were treated to a four day, all expense paid, bus trip to Washington DC, courtesy of VetsRoll, from May 17 to May 20. It was a chance for them to see their memorials and share stories […]

 
 

New Board of Education sworn in and seated

New Board of Education sworn in and seated

By Brett Miller Reporter WINNEBAGO – The School Board gathered to discuss election results at a special meeting Monday, May 4. The Board had four open seats, and four applicants applied for the available positions. Dennis Daly, Todd France, and Nichole Smith (all previous members) were sworn in and seated […]

 
 

Citizens salute Servicemen during Pecatonica Memorial Day Parade

By Doug Schroder Editor and Chris Johnson Reporter PECATONICA – Applause greeted servicemen as they patrolled north along Main Street during the Memorial Day parade in Pecatonica on Monday, May 25. Wave after wave of those who served, from their time in Korea to those currently serving, accepted ovations as […]

 
 

Town & Country Mutual reaches out to professionals of tomorrow

Town & Country Mutual reaches out to professionals of tomorrow

PECATONICA – Town and Country Mutual Insurance Company of Pecatonica recently presented its annual scholarship to a student at Pecatonica High School. Laura Dougherty, of Winnebago is this year’s $1,000.00 scholarship recipient. Laura, a Senior, is planning on attending North Central College in Naperville this fall. Town and Country Mutual […]

 
 

Gracie Caltagerone signs on to play at St. Norbert

By Doug Schroder Editor WINNEBAGO – On Friday, May 1, family, friends and teammates of Gracie Caltagerone gathered in the library at Winnebago High School to witness Gracie sign a letter of intent to play basketball at St. Norbert College in De Pere, WI. For Gracie this was the reward […]

 
 

Plays return to Pecatonica High along with special guest Kevin Stites

By Doug Schroder Editor PECATONICA – For the first time in 20 years an all district play took place at Pecatonica High School on Friday night, April 24, when the students put on a performance of The Wizard of Oz. It had been 20 years since just a high school […]

 
 

Winnebago School District donates 3,400 books to Crusader Clinic

Winnebago School District donates 3,400 books to Crusader Clinic

WINNEBAGO – During the month of March, students and staff in the Winnebago School District participated in a Gently Used Book Drive for Crusader Clinic. Winnebago High School made the book drive a main focus during their annual “Inspire Change” week. On April 13, thirteen students, representing both Winnebago High […]

 
 

Area residents pitch in to help with Fairdale tornado tragedy

Area residents pitch in to help with Fairdale tornado tragedy

By Doug Schroder Editor FAIRDALE – Just a stone’s throw away from Monroe Center, IL, along Rt. 72, sits the village of Fairdale. Many have heard of the village now, as a major tornado nearly demolished the entire town on the evening of Thursday, April 9, during a storm that […]

 
 

Anna’s Pizza owner sits in with judges during 2015 Pizza Expo

By Doug Schroder Editor WINNEBAGO – The 2015 PizzaExpo was held in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 23-27. The events is easily defined as the biggest and most important show in the Pizza industry. This year there was over 475 suppliers booths ranging from food to insurance to phones, to shoes, to […]

 
 

Shelby Hitchcock wins essay contest

PECATONICA – Shelby Hitchcock, a student of Pecatonica High School, won the “Americanism” essay contest sponsored by the Pecatonica American Legion Post #197 auxiliary. Seventy 11th and 12th graders of Pecatonica High School submitted essays entitled “What New Amendment Should be Added to the U. S. Constitution”. Shelby is a […]