The Gazette

Long-term assurance sought in Pecatonica

By Christopher Johnson REPORTER For many years, communities and the citizens they contain have sought more effective ways to potentially save money, especially when it came to the basic needs of comfort and survival. Tapping into existing resources by using a modified approach is something Trustees with the Village of […]

 
 

FFA work day

FFA work day

Huge improvements were made on Saturday, July 10 by this hard working Pecatonica High School FFA crew on their shelter’s landscaping. A lot of weeds were pulled and organized inside the shelter. The even grilled out afterwards for lunch!

 
 

‘Yellow Creek’ residents were told in 1893 they couldn’t change their town name 

‘Yellow Creek’ residents were told in 1893 they couldn’t change their town name 

By Margaret Downing Reporter The Pecatonica News had reported in early 1893 that the residents of what is today Pearl City had applied to the State of Illinois to change the town’s name. A few weeks later another item appeared which read: “The fourth assistant postmaster general has decided that […]

 
 

J&J tumbler takes second at National Championship

Sarah Thompson (left) gathered for a photo with medalists.

J&J’s 17-year-old Senior Elite Tumbler Sarah Thompson of Davis, Ill., placed second at the USA Gymnastics National Championships in St. Louis, Mo. on June 27, earning her a top three national ranking in the sport of competitive Power Tumbling. Thompson competed in three national events this spring and summer in […]

 
 

Special interest group influences policy in Pec

By Christopher Johnson REPORTER Interest in what is happening in the village of Pecatonica has been on the rise recently as an effort being put into place by a historical protection commission is forcing the hand of the community’s leaders. On Thursday, July 1, members of the Pecatonica Village Board […]

 
 

Major investment made for purer water in Pec

By Christopher Johnson REPORTER All of the lead pipes that influence the quality of the water sent to the connected citizens of Pecatonica have been located and are subject to immediate removal and replacement. When the Village of Pecatonica achieved its Charter in 1869, water transfer systems weren’t the first […]

 
 

Winnebago County 4-H Bass Fishing SPIN Club was a great success

Winnebago County 4-H Bass Fishing SPIN Club was a great success

Area youth participated in University of Illinois Extension’s 4-H Bass Fishing Club during the week of June 7-11, at the ICF Torstenson Property in Pecatonica, Ill.  The club was co-led by 4-H Youth Leadership Team member Myles Nelson and adult 4-H volunteer Tony Grotto. Nelson is a long-time 4-H member […]

 
 

Vivian Gaines to bid farewell to Winnebago

Vivian Gaines to bid farewell to Winnebago

After many years of living and serving in Winnebago, Vivian Gaines is beginning a new chapter. She just made a move to Shelbyville, Ky., a town of 16,000 near Louisville. Vivian believes her decision to relocate was based on direction from God several months ago. She explains, “He said, ‘Get […]

 
 

Durand FFA jacket returned to owner from Class of 1958

Durand FFA jacket returned to owner from Class of 1958

Throughout the years, FFA has still held a special place in the heart of one Durand graduate. Bill Brinker, class of 1958, spent many years wondering what had happened to his beloved Durand FFA jacket until very recently. While unpacking boxes for The Closet, Mary Vormezeele Erickson came across the […]

 
 

Area teams suffer similar fate in second season

By Christopher Johnson REPORTER The completion of the softball season caught up with area teams this past week as one by one they began to fall out of contention in the Class 1A and 2A State Tournament. On Wednesday, June 2, the games began for teams from Pecatonica, Durand and […]

 
 
 
 
 
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