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Saturday mornings at the Durand Library

Saturday mornings at the Durand Library

By Barbara Flores FRIENDS OF THE DURAND LIBRARY PRESIDENT New titles on the shelf!     Visit the Durand Library and take a look – 30 new titles have been added to the village collection. These books are all stacked together on a separate shelf, just waiting to be checked out. […]


Clutch free throws secure victory for Pecatonica boys

Pec can’t shake Nequa Valley
	Pecatonica's Tyler Bird tries to get through the Nequa Valley defense of Carson Rheaume, left, and John Bieber during the second quarter of their game in Pecatonica on Feb. 10. Pecatonica unfortunately lost the game 79-59 that night.

By Trenten Scheidegger CORRESPONDENT     The Pecatonica Indians picked up their 21st win of the 2023-24 boys’ basketball season with a victory over Lena-Winslow, last week.     On Feb. 5, the Le-Win Panthers played host to the Indians in an NUIC rematch from just a few weeks prior. Back in […]


Pec Indians kennel Durand Bulldogs in recent NUIC matchup

	Jaxon Diedrich, of Pecatoncia, gets some help from his teammates after making a tough play.

By Trenten Scheidegger CORRESPONDENT     Over the years, the Pecatonica Indians boys’ basketball team has been one of the best in the area. They continued to prove that statement true with another dominant victory on Jan. 29.     The Durand Bulldogs have been on a completely different ride. After retooling […]


Indians split games with North Boone, Byron, and Pearl City

By Trenten Scheidegger CORRESPONDENT       The Pecatonica Indians went through a busy part of their 2023-24 boys’ basketball schedule with a trio of matchups last week. After opening the week with a matchup against North Boone, the Indians went on to face an undefeated Byron team and a scrappy […]


Not an abstract view

	Pecatoncia watercolor Dick Cholke poses with his painting “Birk”, a portrait of his grandson, that won Best in Show just this last July at the Sandstone Gallery’s “My Current Creations” show, part of the Encore! art group in Mt. Morris. Cholke is currently one of the featured artists at the Coliseum Museum of Art, Antiques, and Americana in Oregon through the end of February.

Pecatonica Watercoor artist featured at CMAAA through end of February By George Howe CORRESPONDENT     As the saying goes, “Everyone is an art critic,” based on or influenced by one’s personal feelings, tastes, and opinions. There are so-called masterpieces hanging in galleries all over the world. Judges and curators are […]


Pecatonica’s first Eagle Scout in Troop 5

Lily Nestler, from Pecatonica’s Scouts BSA Troop 5, has recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout – the first one in her troop.

    After earning 52 merit badges and completing all the requirements set forth by Scouts BSA, Lily Nestler advanced to the rank of Eagle Scout on Dec. 28. She is described as kind, loyal and friendly. Nestler is from Scouts BSA Troop 5, out of Pecatonica, and is their first […]


Winnebago girls’ basketball picks up wins over Oregon, Dakota

	Avery Brûlé shoots a three-pointer over Dakota at their Jan. 6 game. The Lady Indians won 60-27.

By Trenten Scheidegger CORRESPONDENT     The Winnebago Indians picked up a pair of much needed victories to begin the 2024 phase of their girls’ basketball season. After ending 2023 with an overall record of just 6-12. 2024 is off to a much better start as the Lady Indians tipped the […]


Lady Indians capture second consecutive Earlville Tournament Championship

Lady Indians capture second consecutive Earlville Tournament Championship

By Trenten Scheidegger CORRESPONDENT      The Pecatonica Lady Indians put on an impressive show at this year’s Earlville Tournament. Last year, the Indians captured the tournament championship. This year, Pecatonica came into the tournament with championship goals as they looked to repeat.     They began this year’s tournament play on […]


Toy collecting is a family affair

GEORGE HOWE PHOTO Rock Valley Publishing
	In April of this year, Aaron Owens and his family opened Aaron’s 80’s Toys and Collectibles in downtown Pecatonica at 423 Main Street.

By George Howe CORRESPONDENT     Walk through the doors of Aaron’s toy shop and be transported back in time to the 1980s, possibly your childhood or that of your children that grew up in that era. Located at 423 Main Street in the heart of downtown Pecatonica, Aaron’s 80’s Toys […]


Winnebago, Pecatonica face off in battle of the mascots

	Winnebago’s Avery Brûlé and Pecatonica’s Elaina Rager battle for possession under the hoop in their Dec. 12 faceoff.

By Trenten Scheidegger CORRESPONDENT     Last week, the Pecatonica Lady Indians made the short trip to face off with the Winnebago Lady Indians. For Pecatonica head coach Daniel Rosenstiel, it was a return home to his alma mater. Rosenstiel graduated from Winnebago in 2016. For Winnebago, they were looking to […]

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