The Gazette

Step towards annexation taken by Village Board

Step towards annexation taken by Village Board

By Chris Johnson News Correspondent There are going to be a lot of steps that have to be taken before the realization of an idea to construct a discount shopping outlet within the confines of the Village of Pecatonica actually happens. The Village Board, acting according to the legal parameters […]

 
 

Winnebago holds annual Veterans Day breakfast and program

Winnebago holds annual Veterans Day breakfast and program

By Doug Schroder Editor Once again this year the Veterans Day Breakfast and Program took place at Winnebago High School. Breakfast started at 8 a.m., followed by the program at 9 a.m. After the presentation of colors by Boy Scout Troop 705, the Veterans Procession took place, with veterans filing […]

 
 

Phi Theta Kappa inducts nine new members into international honor society

Phi Theta Kappa inducts nine new members into international honor society

Highland Community College’s chapter of the international honor society, Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), inducted nine new members during a recent ceremony held in the HCC Student/Conference Center. PTK is the official honor society for two-year colleges and is the oldest and largest honor society serving students at two-year colleges. To […]

 
 

New Fire Chief

New Fire Chief
 
 

PARCC scores prove favorable for Pecatonica

By Chris Johnson News Correspondent Interpreting reports submitted by the Illinois State Board of Education can be a complicated process. In many situations, multiple variables influence specific findings. Reading a report one way and then looking at it from a second perspective can prove to be more beneficial and lead […]

 
 

Appointment missed by missed appointment

By Chris Johnson News Correspondent On Thursday, Nov. 3, Trustees with the Pecatonica Village Board met in Special Session to discuss the appointment of a local resident to fill a month’s-long vacancy on the Board. Area Resident Thomas Gipe’s name appeared on the agenda as a possible selection. The Pecatonica […]

 
 

Mission completed

Mission completed

By Doug Schroder Editor After 108 years it can finally be said that the Chicago Cubs are World Series Champions. Like the characters Jake and Elwood Blues from the movie “The Blues Brothers”, it can be said the Cubs were on a mission from God. First, the Cubs came back […]

 
 

Pec Key Club is helping protect women and newborns around the globe

Pec Key Club is helping protect women and newborns around the globe

Pecatonica High School Key Club members, along with the help of some enthusiastic and costumed Pecatonica PRIDE tribe students, kicked off their Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF fundraising efforts with a 60-second dash at Thursday Oct. 20, exciting volleyball game against Freeport Aquin. In less than one minute, fans donated over $150. […]

 
 

Local family makes presentation about grandmother

Local family makes presentation about grandmother

The Norma Winchester Doty family presented a program to the Pecatonica Historical Society on Monday, Oct. 17, featuring their grandmother who received a gift from God with her hands. Barbara Olsen was the main research historian for the family. Jessica is fortunate to have been able to acquire Norma’s Junior […]

 
 

Seward Congregational Church to celebrate 175th anniversary

Seward Congregational Church to celebrate 175th anniversary

By Doug Schroder Editor It’s pretty amazing that one local church has survived around here to celebrate a 175th anniversary, considering the area was just settled only about 180-or-so years ago. Somehow the church has thrived and survived during all that time. This Sunday, Nov. 6, Seward Congregational Church, in […]