The Gazette

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 […]

 
 

Service Award Night featured a special speaker

Service Award Night featured a special speaker

By Doug Schroder Editor SEWARD – The Winnebago Chamber of Commerce held their 2014 Service Award Night on Thursday, March 12 in the gym of the Seward Park District building. This year the event featured a special speaker in CEO and Co-Founder of Culver’s Restaurants, Craig Culver.  Before the succulent […]

 
 

Penpal makes surprise visit to 3rd Grade Class

Penpal makes surprise visit to 3rd Grade Class

Submitted by the Staff of Pecatonica Elementary PECATONICA – The children’s eyes widen, their jaws dropped, and they were speechless as their penpal, Private First Class Dylan Paul, walked through their classroom door on Friday, Feb. 13. This school year Dylan has been exchanging letters with the class and is […]

 
 

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, […]