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Gazette Close to Home

Gazette Close to Home

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Homes and Design Fall 2021

Homes and Design Fall 2021

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Canine Shep back on the job; tracks, finds missing 13-year-old child

By Bob Balgemann Reporter It didn’t take one of the police department’s two canines, Shep, long to resume earning his keep after an extended time away from the job.  Police Chief Shane Woody was giving the Committee of the Whole his monthly report on activities at the police department, when […]

 
 

Memorial stair climb at Funderburg Stadium honors 9-11 first responders 

Memorial stair climb at Funderburg Stadium honors 9-11 first responders 

By Anne Eickstadt Editor “Twenty years ago, on 9/11, firefighters, police, and first responders started up 110 flights of stairs in the Twin Towers to rescue everyone trapped there when the planes struck the buildings. They didn’t all make it,” said Belvidere Fire Department Firefighter Nick Thornton. “We are finishing […]

 
 

Hononegah School board recognizes students; donations given

Hononegah School board recognizes students; donations given

By Marianne Mueller Reporter Hononegah Community High School celebrated successful accomplishments of students, staff and leadership at the September Board of Education meeting on Sept. 15.  Board President Dave Kurlinkis recognized different correspondence; a portion of letters written by parents addressing this year’s Homecoming events. One letter was written by […]

 
 

Harlem returns home Friday night for battle with Rockford East

By Bob Balgemann  Reporter Harlem’s elusive stable of running backs and wide receivers were in the spotlight Sept. 17, as the Huskies traveled to Freeport and scored an impressive 48-0 win over the host Pretzels.  They displayed their speed while leaving Pretzel defenders in their wake, and their strength by […]

 
 

Machesney Park getting $3 million for pandemic-related expenses

By Bob Balgemann Reporter The village is receiving additional federal funding to help defray the negative, financial impacts brought about by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, that struck the world in March 2020.  Thanks to the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), Machesney Park has been allocated $3,082,806.84 to be used on […]

 
 

Big Northern battles clearing path for Byron

Big Northern battles clearing path for Byron

By Christopher Johnson REPORTER The difficult nature of the Big Northern Conference has both the Byron Tigers and neighboring Stillman Valley Cardinals fighting back some feisty foes and gaining ground in the hunt for post-season positioning as a result. This past weekend, both Rt. 72 residents of the tougher-than-average mid-school […]

 
 

Durand Mayor gives update on downtown buildings

If you live in or around Durand, You may have heard some rumors regarding three of our buildings on the Square over the last month or so. Winnebago County Health Dept. condemned the middle of the three in Sept 2020 and July 31, 2021, when the roof started to collapse […]

 
 

Scouts celebrate accomplishments with Court of Honor

Scouts celebrate accomplishments with Court of Honor

Scouts BSA Troop 5 is an all female troop serving girls in grades 6-12. The troop serves female scouts from the surrounding small towns of Pecatonica, Winnebago, Durand, Dakota. Troop 5 meets twice a month with at least one outing – campout, hiking, kayaking, etc. Troop 5 had their first Court of […]

 
 
 
 
 
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