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Great website...........and growing all the time.
Jan (Shockey) Shirley <TANYOU2@aol.com>
Athens, IL USA - Friday, December 28, 2001 at 10:53:03 (PST)

Hi! Just visited the site. I like the old pictures. I only get back about once a year or so, but it's always great to return. I guess Petersburg will always be "home".
John Vogt <jtvla@earthlink.net>
Los Angeles, CA USA - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 01:40:05 (PST)

I am researching Hodgen, Osborne, Smedley, & Rutledge family. Would like to hear from you if you are also looking into these family names.
Phyllis (Hodgen) Hansen <hodgen@springnet1.com>
Springfield, IL USA - Monday, December 17, 2001 at 20:36:34 (PST)

Just found your site looking for a place to stay on a visit in Petersburg. I was born there and been a lot of years since there. Was interesting site. Wish there was more photos in the gallery, (especially from mid 50's to mid 60's but enjoyed looking thru your site and will visit again often.
James Kinney III
Lawrenceburg , KY USA - Monday, December 17, 2001 at 17:56:57 (PST)

Wanted to wish everyone a happy holiday,and a safe new years. hope to get back soon for a visit. Wayne Caswell
wayne i. caswell <caswell_wayne@hotmail.com>
lavergne, TN United States - Monday, December 17, 2001 at 11:14:37 (PST)

Just wanted to say hi to everyone back home!! I love it here at Bradley but I miss good old Petersburg too!
Rachel Allen <rallen@bradley.edu>
Peoria, IL USA - Saturday, December 01, 2001 at 19:01:21 (PST)

If there is anyone there who knows someone named Paul Purdy from Joppa, IL, please email me. My mom knew him long ago in high school, and I am trying to locate him. Thanks
Lori Orchow Haney <Pampushky@email.com>
Las Vegas, NV USA - Friday, November 30, 2001 at 13:44:35 (PST)

I found your site when looking for info about Illinois. Very nice and informative. I have added a link on my site to it, so everybody can enjoy it. I hope adding this link isn't a problem.If so, just let me know, and i will remove it from my site. My site can be found at: http://jkersten.topcities.com Greetings from Holland, Jan Kersten
Jan Kersten <jkersten@chello.nl>
Eindhoven, Holland - Wednesday, November 28, 2001 at 05:28:20 (PST)

lived in petersburg about 18 yrs moved to utah in 1999
betty gordon <bettygordon@webtv.net>
provo, ut USA - Monday, November 05, 2001 at 15:32:46 (PST)

hello from az.,sure do miss small town where everyone waves & hopefully still takes life a bit easier,all is good out west,big city & selfish people are getting old, GO DIAMONDBACKS !!!
scott ketchum <squatty1@hotmail.com>
scottsdale, az USA - Thursday, November 01, 2001 at 06:44:07 (PST)

Hi everybody, I used to be an exchange student at PORTA High in 1995/95. Really enjoyed the time in Petersburg. Right now I just want to say Sue, Bruce, Paul and Jeddy I miss you a lot. If anybody knows them, please tell them hello. I really would love to hear from you. Love always, Claudia
Claudia Baxmann <claudia.baxi@gmx.net>
Hanover, Germany - Thursday, October 25, 2001 at 04:19:43 (PDT)

Class of 73, I used to live in Tallula, I never thought I would say this, but I really miss it. Anyone can e-mail me I would love to hear from Tallula and Petersburg. Nice Site.
Patty (Chapman) Pickett <patriciapickett@msn.com>
Springfield, IL USA - Monday, October 22, 2001 at 13:46:55 (PDT)

hadnt been to the site in a while looks like it has grown and had some nice additions. Good work!
Brad Ames <bames@gcctv.net>
Petersburg, IL USA - Saturday, October 20, 2001 at 11:24:24 (PDT)

Visit Terror on the Square! It will be great this year - as always! Don't miss it! No one I know will. GREAT!
Matt Knous
Petersburg, IL USA - Wednesday, October 10, 2001 at 16:55:53 (PDT)

Looks like things are going well in P'burg. I have been working my butt off trying to be more like Coach Hill--I can only dream! Hopefully we get down to see everyone right after wrestling season (for the PORTA open).
Steve Staudt <sstaudt@forestcity.k12.ia.us>
Forest City, IA USA - Tuesday, October 09, 2001 at 10:19:02 (PDT)

I love Petersburg! It has to be one of the most beautiful towns on earth. Anyone who is looking for a place to visit, I think Petersburg would be both relaxing and accomidating to the visitor.
Theresa Robbins <happytreesa@hotmail.com>
Petersburg, IL USA - Friday, October 05, 2001 at 12:44:18 (PDT)

Great community website - My family lived in Petersburg during the 80's - Hello to you all and everyone at St. Paul's.
Kristi Thornton Fluetsch <fluetsch@aol.com>
Stockton , Ca USA - Thursday, October 04, 2001 at 20:02:55 (PDT)

What a neat website! My parents were born and raised in Petersburg (Dale Backs & Rose Denton). I fondly remember all of the fun times I had as a child visiting Petersburg. Hello to all of my family! Miss you!
Lisa Ellrick <lisae63@hotmail.com>
Clinton, IL USA - Friday, September 21, 2001 at 10:45:07 (PDT)

We stumbled on Petersburg by accident on one of our many weekend trips. We cannot wait to get back! What a great town! I like the website too.
Michael L. Barrow <mbarrow2@yahoo.com>
Florissant, MO USA - Friday, September 21, 2001 at 02:58:23 (PDT)

Great Web Site! Jus came and checked it out...always remember your senior year is the best year! Class of 2002 baby! Keep up the great work...
Angie Winterbauer <chatbrat555@mailexcite.com>
Petersburg, IL USA - Thursday, September 13, 2001 at 13:54:01 (PDT)

We have a house church in our home in chautauqua park on sunday mornings. I was born and raised in Petersburg on June 2, 1950. We moved out of the area in 1963. My wife is from Moline IL. We've come back because we love the people, and we love it here in this beautiful area.
Rev. Dan Boyer & Wife Linda Boyer <dlboyer4@msn.com>
Petersburg, IL USA - Saturday, September 01, 2001 at 19:19:43 (PDT)

Nice site ! My mothers family is from Petersburg & as a kid I spent all my summers at my grand parents pony farm. My grandfather was Gearld Brown. My great uncle , Harvey Wilson had a coal mine south of New Salem & I am trying to find any info on it that I can & I would appreciate any help I can get.
David Huffman <dhuf590455@aol.com>
St. Joseph, IL USA - Saturday, August 25, 2001 at 07:05:10 (PDT)

"There's no place like Petersburg. There's no place like Petersburg..." (I'm clicking my red shiny slippers, hoping to be taken back!) Hope to visit soon!!
Heather Sullivan <hsullivan1@carolina.rr.com>
Charlotte, NC USA - Thursday, August 23, 2001 at 18:33:48 (PDT)

I really like seeing the web page of our town! It is very attractive and I'd like to say keep up the great work for those who constucted it. Not only does it shows just how much our town is welcome to what the future has to give, but also how welcome and open we our to tourist and the growth of our economy! ~8-21-01~
Renee Henderson <Missinghalo03@hotmail.com>
Petersburg, IL USA - Tuesday, August 21, 2001 at 14:45:29 (PDT)

Nice site...
wallpapers <rrvlhbv@lovergirl.com>
USA - Wednesday, August 15, 2001 at 17:39:24 (PDT)

And on the eighth day God created Rock Creek, and the universe was balanced, and all was real good.
adam g. <falcore79@yahoo.com>
chicago, il USA - Monday, July 09, 2001 at 22:59:18 (PDT)

Hey to everyone I went to school with, class of '98! Maybe someone around here can help me, I was looking for an old friend, Cindy Hinton... Just an update on myself.. I am attending Blackburn College and just gave birth to a fine baby boy, Garrett Schlebach, on May 1, 2001! We are all so pleased with him! Great site! I will come and visit again soon! *Smooch* Lissa
Melissa Schlebach <lissabear97@aol.com>
Carlinville, IL USA - Monday, July 09, 2001 at 21:20:38 (PDT)

By the way, Hayduke Lives.
Miss Bonnie Abbzug <riverat@budweiser.com>
USA - Wednesday, July 04, 2001 at 14:32:17 (PDT)

I miss you Doug Van Atten.
Miss Bonnie Abbzug <riverat@buweiser.com>
Deer Pak, Il. USA - Wednesday, July 04, 2001 at 14:29:27 (PDT)

Hi, this is a great site Petersburg, keep it up!!!
Katie Brown <Kates520@aol.com>
Petersburg, IL USA - Friday, June 15, 2001 at 11:07:08 (PDT)

Hey all you Class of '56 members...Class reunion (45th) will be August 4th. You should have received your information and reservation by now. Let's hear from you!!
judy stahl <judys@fgi.net>
petersburg, il USA - Thursday, June 14, 2001 at 14:25:45 (PDT)

Just took the time to really look at the site. The pictures are really neat. Work on the Class of 1991 reunion is in progress. Email me so I can give your address to those working on it.
Amy Hamblin Boehm <Amyjb226@cs.com>
Oakford, Il USA - Tuesday, June 12, 2001 at 07:41:17 (PDT)

Hey! I was looking for "The Petersburg Observer" when I found this sight! Wonderful! Helps cure the homesickness!
Dawn Hamblin <carlgray@oklahoma.net>
Oklahoma City, OK USA - Thursday, June 07, 2001 at 19:51:40 (PDT)

Just searching for "Lincoln" and found your site. Abe would be proud. Very nice work.
Charles French <CBFrench@aol.com>
Lincoln, NE USA - Thursday, June 07, 2001 at 05:19:21 (PDT)

We are visiting your town and New Salem Park after find this site. We be visiting in mid June. If your community is half as great as this web site, we know we will have a great time. See ya!
Jerry Hanger <jhanger32@aol.com>
Benton, IN USA - Saturday, May 19, 2001 at 18:05:16 (PDT)

Great website! My parents were born and raised in Petersburg; Carlean (Toodie) Rebbe and William P. Hughes. Also related to all the Guinans, Tippetts, and Vogts. I have fond memories of spending time at my Grandma Rebbe's home while growing up in the 40's and 50's.
Kay Hughes Bergquist <kaychuck@bitwisesystems.com>
Peoria, IL. USA -

I would like very much to have information about the boat rides on the river. Also the country theater I have seen advertised.We are planning a trip of about 15 old cars in October and are gathering information.
Jean Thomas <hmthomas@xsthe.net>
Terre Haute, , IN USA -

Does Any One Know Brian Vaughn?I Got Some Family Pic For Him.My E-Mail dkid@myhtn.net.Real Nice Web-Page.
LeRoy Vaughn <dkid@myhtn.net>
Jacksonville, Ill USA -

Really enjoyed your website. Am looking forward to catching some garage sales in Petersburg this summer. I hear they're the greatest! Petersburg is a beautiful little town.
Joyce Booton <jab@famvid.com>
Springfield, IL USA -

Grandson of Edgar and Nettie Hollis, Grandson of Bill and Irene Kellogg
Alan Kellogg <Alan@health-linx.com>
Draper, UT USA -

Thanks Dave for adding the picture of the 1951-1952 PHHS Championship basketball team to the Photo Gallery. We took our sports pretty seriously back then and there was a lot of community pride in our teams.
Phillip Watkins <p_watk@bellsouth.net>
Blowing Rock, NC United States -

This is really a nice web site. We are visiting Petersburg & New Slame this summer. I hope the people are as nice as the web site is great. See ya later this summer.
Tim Carter <tcarter@aol.com>
Mt. Vernon, IL USA -

Great Page. I had no idea Petersburg had a home page. B/
Bradley K. Baucom <bkbaucom1@home.com>
Sioux Falls, SD USA -

Never forget where you came from! See you all later. Josh
Josh Stark <starknkd2@yahoo.com>
HighlandsRanch, CO USA -

Just checking out the page for the first time and it looks great.Keep up the good work! Hi to everyone!!!!
Brian Vogt <Vogt44@aol.com>
Springfield, IL USA -

Hello everyone!!! Please feel free to email me at anytime!! I enjoy hearing from those who I havent talked to in years!! I miss you all!!! Becky,& Jim,Deb,Ben Paulson
Becky Paulson <rpa1661@hotmail.com,or PaulsonJ@NICC.CC.IA.US>
calmar, IA USA -

Best tour of Lincoln's New Salem I have come across and one of the best site for a town I have ever seen. Congratulations on a job well done.
George Freeland <gpfreeland@aol.com>
Plains, GA USA -

What a nice web site for P'burg!! Looks so classy, I am rpoud to direct people here to see it!!
Tami Lamb
Petersburg, IL USA -

I was in Petersburg 1983-1984 at PORTA high school, where I had great time. If you ever remember me please e-mail to me!
Chiaki Kato (Tanouchi) <fwin6257@mb.infoweb.ne.jp>
Numazu, JAPAN -

Wonderful site, lots of fun. Am planning my next vacation at The Oaks!
Shelly LaSavio
Enid, OK USA -

Hi Petersburg Heard about the great site you have. It's really neat to be able to read your Guest Book. Just wanted to tell all my friends in Petersburg hello. Miss you all
Joshua Joe Stark <starknkd2@yahoo.com>
Denver, Co USA -

Hello up North! Has anyone heard anything about a reunion for the Class of 1952? Is it going to be in 2002 = 50 years. Ouch, that makes us pretty old. Last I heard was that there might be a "general reunion" for all the Classes. If anyone knows, drop me a line.
Phil Watkins <p_watk@bellsouth.net>
Wilmington, NC USA -

Just seeing what's new, and to say that of all te cities with a web site, this is the best,and easiest to get around on, keep it up guys.
Jim Osborne <jimosborne@webtv.net>
Lakeland, FL USA -

Hi Petersburg! Lets get funky tonight!!!!
Jenna Boeker <Xjenna16X@aol.com>
Petersburg, IL USA -

Hi Petersburg! Owen and I celebrated our 50th anniversary last December. We are living on Camano Island now.Petersburg is the home of the original Rebbe immigrant Johann Rebbe, his son John his son Frank and his son Robert. We visited the bob rebbe home in 1976. Owens father was Charles Rebbe who lived in Canada and then Everett WA There are Rebbe relatives all over out here and California. Anyone interested in knowing more of Rebbe history contact us at RRRebbego@aol.com
Genevieve Rebbe <RRRebbego@aol.com>
Camano Island, WA USA -

Hi Petersburg! Owen and I celebrated our 50th anniversary last December. We are living on Camano Island now.Petersburg is the home of the original Rebbe immigrant Johann Rebbe, his son John his son Frank and his son Robert. We visited the bob rebbe home in 1976. Owens father was Charles Rebbe who lived in Canada and then Everett WA There are Rebbe relatives all over out here and California. Anyone interested in knowing more of Rebbe history contact us at RRRebbego@aol.com
Genevieve Rebbe <RRRebbego@aol.com>
Camano Island, WA USA -

Hey this is a pretty sweet site!
Seth Reichart <Bassangler6@hotmail.com>
Tallula, IL USA -

I am designing a web site for our community and I have been looking at a lot of sites that represent communities. This is the best I have seen and I am going to use a format that is as close as possible. I will be emailing your webmaster for permission. You should all be proud of the site. It represents your community in the best possible way. Congratulations!
Carolyn Deeds <CCDeeds17@aol.com>
Chesterfield, GA USA -

Still going good, great page as always, good job
Ben Hollis <benji45@aol.com>
Petersburg, IL USA -

Dsk.com still doing a great job on the Petersburg Illinois home page.. Thanks
Jo Ann Lutes <JLutes@fgi.net>
Petersburg, IL USA -

Website is wonderful. Class of "1966" any thoughts about the next renunion. Please contact me.
David Fulton <rfulton@kpmg.com>
Brookfield, IL USA -

Hello Petersburg! Today was the first time I had checked out the Petersburg web site, and I was very impressed. My exchange year here in Germany started out a little bit rocky, but now everything is o.k. and I am having a great time. With this web site I can show my German friends what Petersburg is all about. viele grüsse aus Deutschland! Rebecca Newton
Rebecca Newton <rebecky90@hotmail.com>
Dorsten, Germany -

I enjoyed your web site about Petersburg greatly. I haven't had time to see all of it but intend to do so as soon as possible. Keep up the good work!
Yvonne Woodard <Yvonne1932@emal.com>
Petersburg, IL. USA -

Hi to all of Petersburg and Oakford and the Surrounding area!! Its been like 6 years since our family has lived near Oakford and it was neat to see the Petersburg web site and refresh my memories. I miss you all! If anyone knows Beth Schirding or her fam., please tell them to email me! Love you all, Becky & Jim,Deb,Ben
Becky Paulson <rpa1661@yahoo.com>
Calmar, IA USA -

Anyone remember the Day family that lived in Petersburg in the late 50s and early 60s. Have very fond memories of growing up there.Four boys Rickey,Ron,Danny,David.One sister Pat.
Daniel C. Day <danielcday@aol.com>
Texas City, TX USA -

Just wanted to thank the kind folks of Petersburg that I met at Chris Milligans birthday party. Y'all sure no how to have a good time (although some of y'all call it quits kinda early - like that guy leaned over, sleeping on the porch rail). I'm back home now - where the weather is warmer and every ounce is charcoal filtered, not to mention copper distilled. Thanks friends, Evan Williams

I realy liked the welcome I got from the Petersburg Police Dept. When I drove into town on the 23d of dec. I was driving a red pont grand am with California plates.
George W Kelly <gwkelly@maicity.com>
Wahiawa, HI USA -

HAPPY NEW YEARS to all of Petersburg. If anyone sees Chuck Ames, tell him hi from Jim Osborne!!!
Jm Osborne <jimosborne@web.net>

Theme of this Web Site is "Bringing A Community Closer Together". This is our GOAL and our Hope. Please sign our guestbook and leave your comments for 2001.
Petersburg, IL USA