The Gazette

Durand Show Choir presents “Singnation XIX, Fun In The Sun”

By Angie Van Zee Durand CUSD 322 DURAND – “Singnation”, previously known as “Singsation” and recently renamed because of trademark rights, is the Durand Show Choir’s annual three-day performance in mid-March. For me, I always associate this traditional community event with the coming of spring, so maybe we should rename […]

 
 

President Barber and the budget, tough decisions have to be made

By Chris Johnson Reporter PECATONICA – With less money coming in, Village of Pecatonica residents have already been told services will be cut. With fewer dollars being used, split between the various departments, certain assumptions have to be made as the Pecatonica Committee of the Whole prepares to present its […]

 
 

CEO and Co-Founder of Culver’s Restaurants to speak at awards banquet

CEO and Co-Founder of Culver’s Restaurants to speak at awards banquet

WINNEBAGO – The Winnebago Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the Community Service Awards Banquet, “Making a Difference” on Thursday March 12. Craig Culver, CEO and Co-Founder of Culver’s restaurants will be the featured speaker at the banquet. The 2014 citizen and business of the year will be announced during […]

 
 

Instructor evaluations continue in Durand

By Chris Johnson Reporter DURAND – On Monday Feb. 9 at 6 p.m., the Durand School Board of Education met to discuss issues affecting the school; development seemed to be a common theme. Superintendent Kurt Alberstett reported to Trustees that he was continuing to investigate ways to improve the environment […]

 
 

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 […]