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7th Annual Mr. PHS Pageant raises $11,000

7th Annual Mr. PHS Pageant raises $11,000

    On March 15, 12 young men took the stage at Pecatonica High School to compete for the title of Mr. PHS.     For two years in a row, the Mr. PHS pageant, under the leadership of Key Club members Becca Brown and Payton Kasper, proved to be highly successful […]

 
 

Cycling studio worth a ‘spin’

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	George Howe tested his limits at Winnebago’s Ride or Die Spin cycling workout center.

By George Howe CORRESPONDENT     I was recently invited to participate in a cycling spin class at Ride or Die Spin by owner and instructor Pam Eichenberger. I arrived with a towel around my neck and water bottle in hand, not exactly knowing what was about to take place.     […]

 
 

Multiple victims in afternoon attack; Suspect in custody

Multiple victims in afternoon attack; Suspect in custody

  The following is a news release from the Rockford Police Department: On Wednesday, March 27, 2024, at approximately 1:14 p.m., Rockford Police officers responded to multiple addresses in the area of Holmes Street, Winnetka Drive and Cleveland Avenue. We are currently working through the details of the investigation and […]

 
 

1970s mystery renewed; Discovery of car, bodies inside reignites a cold case

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	The 1966 Impala was hoisted from the Pecatonica River on March 11 by crane. Remains were discovered inside and not long after, it was confirmed that the car and bodies were that of missing Everett Hawley and Clarence Owens from the 1970s.

1970s mystery renewed; Discovery of car, bodies inside reignites a cold case By Margaret Downing REPORTER     On March 11, after 47 years, the mystery of what happened in 1976 to two missing area men has been renewed.     Thanks to an area fisherman, who, through the use of his […]

 
 

Saturday mornings at the Durand Library

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	Mark Peterson brought Cahokia to life for patrons at his March 9 presentation at the Durand Library. This Native American metropolis at one time had a population greater than the city of London with residents in the tens of thousands, and constructed something that we now call “Woodhenge,” of which archeologists conception of the construction is depicted here.

By Barbara Flores FRIENDS OF THE DURAND LIBRARY PRESIDENT Cahokia, once a vibrant city     Something happens when we hear a really good presentation about a place. All of a sudden that place comes alive, even one that has been dead for several hundred years. That’s how Mark Peterson brought […]

 
 

A passion project fulfilled

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	“Buckin’ for Bucks” was a fundraiser held on Feb. 24 to raise money for the animal rescue organization Hope’s Legacy and Trust.

By George Howe CORRESPONDENT     There was a lot of “bull” flying around on a Saturday night – and all for a good cause at Hot Rod Nellie’s Bar on Feb. 24. The rescue organization Hope’s Legacy and Trust held their largest fundraiser of the year, “Buckin’ for Bucks”.     […]

 
 

Arm wrestlers ‘pull down’ at Hot Rod Nellie’s; ‘Mega Practice’ fundraiser for local woman with breast cancer

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	Goble’s brother, Kyle Nelson (left), is the team captain of the Stateline Arm Wrestling Club and of course took part in the benefit. Here, he’s arm-to-arm with Cale Brooks (right), a member of the Midwest Arm Fighters Club. Nelson won three straight against them.

By George Howe CORRESPONDENT     If you happened to walk into Hot Rod Nellie’s on Jackson Road in Pecatonica on Feb. 18, you might have marveled at the guys gathered in support of one of their own.     Kyle Nelson, the team captain of the Stateline Arm Wrestling Club, in […]

 
 

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

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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

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	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 […]

 
 
 
 
 
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