The Gazette

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 […]

 
 

Tractor Day has been a long-standing tradition at Winnebago High

Tractor Day has been a long-standing tradition at Winnebago High

By Doug Schroder Editor WINNEBAGO – It all started over 30 years ago when sometime in the mid 1970’s it was decided that students in FFA would drive their tractors to school on the last day before spring break. The tradition continued this year on Thursday, March 19, when 17 […]

 
 

A little bit of Rockford and ‘Bago all rolled into one

A little bit of Rockford and ‘Bago all rolled into one

By Doug Schroder Editor WINNEBAGO – Winnebago resident Melinda Grap has been working very hard for the past year and a half in getting her new business Rock-A Bago Hall up and running. The building on West State Street in Rockford was the old DaMar Lounge, which closed many years […]

 
 

Teacher and student evaluations wrap-up in Durand

By Chris Johnson Reporter DURAND – The Durand School Board met on Monday night, March 6 at 6 p.m. with discussion held on issues affecting the schools within its watch, as the final weeks of another year quickly approach. Unlike 2014 when students around the area were looking forward to […]