2002 Guest Book

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PORTA website is: http://menard.k12.il.us/porta202/
Deb <toobusymom@aol.com>
Petersburg, IL USA - Monday, December 30, 2002 at 08:50:23 (PST)

To all Petersburg PORTA alumni.... go to the PORTA website and sign up on the Alumni page... here is the link... http://menard.k12.il.us/porta202/ Go JAYS!!!
Deb <toobusymom@aol.com>
Petersburg, IL USA - Monday, December 30, 2002 at 08:49:26 (PST)

Hi so when is the class reunion for 91
George W Kelly <gwkelly@lycos.com>
Graham , Wa USA - Wednesday, December 18, 2002 at 19:04:16 (PST)

I graduated from PORTA in 1993 and I have been in the Navy ever since. I am currently an E-6 on the Admirals staff here in Japan. I was glad to see my hometown on the internet. I miss Petersburg, maybe someday I will stop by and visit when I am stateside again. Thanks for the memories
Daniel Rosenfield <n326f@blue-ridge.navy.mil>
Yokosuka, Japan - Wednesday, December 11, 2002 at 10:25:37 (PST)

I am looking for an old friend of mine, Jason Kitzero. The last i heard he was living in Petersburg. If anyone knows him please tell him to e mail me at cookiemonster652001@yahoo.com. Thanx!
carrie c. mcanally <cookiemonster652001@yahoo.com>
greenville, TX United States - Saturday, November 30, 2002 at 01:47:49 (PST)

Excellent site. Well put together. Have friends in Petersburg. Brings back fond memories of people met and places seen during our visits back in the 80’s. If we don’t manage to get back again, at least we can now keep up with the latest info.
Alan Negus
Hereford, England - Thursday, November 28, 2002 at 17:32:35 (PST)

When I was in the scouts as a boy, my troop always camped at New Salem in the old CCC camp. I spent many a day visiting that site. Brings so many memorys. Also spent time at Petersburg. Thanks for your web site. Well done.
Charles M. Hacke <chackec@earthlink.net>
Reseda, Ca USA - Monday, November 25, 2002 at 18:37:32 (PST)

Looking for a picture of the old Sunny Acres Nursing Home. Need one from the 1950's.
Lynne <jlonken@fgi.net>
USA - Thursday, November 21, 2002 at 13:08:51 (PST)

Great Site!
Barbara Taapken Bothel <onthgo1@aol.com>
Virginia Beach, VA USA - Sunday, November 17, 2002 at 11:09:15 (PST)

Was hoping to find more information for the funeral of Flossie Watkins. The newspaper obituraies were not available.
Clyde Boothe
Sugar Land, TX USA - Monday, November 11, 2002 at 09:23:18 (PST)

Hello. I was checking out your site and thought I would complement you on building such a nice site. Your site has very valuable information. Great collection of photos. Keep up the good work.
Sam <samuel_jackson_2002@yahoo.com>
LA, CA USA - Saturday, November 02, 2002 at 23:00:02 (PST)

Hi Petersburg! This is the first time I have had a chance to look at the website. It looks great. Keep up the good work. See ya around town.
Amanda Kincade <kinca213@smtp.rmcil.edu>
Greenview, il USA - Thursday, October 31, 2002 at 09:52:28 (PST)

Go to www.terrorontheweb.com
USA - Tuesday, October 29, 2002 at 06:21:02 (PST)

I'm trying to find out the hours for Terror on the Square this week. Today is October 29th.
Jane Radunzel <jradunzel@aol.com>
Springfield, IL USA - Tuesday, October 29, 2002 at 05:43:30 (PST)

This is Tom Kelley's daughter and I'm just letting everyone in Petersburd know that we miss them. If Dad had the chance he'd be back in a heartbeat no questions asked.
Cheri Kelley <jasons_baby04@hotmail.com>
Charlotte, AR USA - Thursday, October 17, 2002 at 07:31:54 (PDT)

Does anybody know when "Terror on the square" starts? If you do please E-mail me at Steph9295@msn.com
stephanie <steph9295@msn.com>
springfield, il USA - Monday, October 14, 2002 at 21:19:57 (PDT)

Hey Petersburg ,great to see my boyhood town on the www Hope to hear from some one. I Have bettered my self over the years and proud of it. So stay kool and keep your chin up and be proud.
Floyd Taapken JR (Buddy) <Budtaap@webtv.net>
Riverton., IL USA - Saturday, October 12, 2002 at 08:08:11 (PDT)

Tim <tschafer@menard.com>
USA - Thursday, October 03, 2002 at 05:59:42 (PDT)

Can anyone tell me when Terror on the square starts this year?
Mike Hudson <reaper6914@aol.com>
Chatham , IL USA - Saturday, September 28, 2002 at 18:36:15 (PDT)

Very nice site...makes me homesick...wish I could get back more than every one or two years.
SAN JOSE, CA USA - Friday, September 20, 2002 at 16:10:17 (PDT)

Great sight! I just recently made a quick trip to Petersburg to attend my first Lewis Ferguson, Sr. reunion. Need assistance please as I would like to inquire about getting a memorial marker for my grandparents who are buried at RoseHill Cemetary. Is there a memorial company in Petersburg? Karen
Karen Ferguson Macias <fredandkaren@bellsouth.net>
Statesville, NC USA - Thursday, September 05, 2002 at 10:23:15 (PDT)

If anyone knows of any non profit orginizations in Petersburg that need help please contact me at the above address.I can work with computers a bit but am willing to do anything.I need to put in 150 hours of work.
Gail <gail_m60@yahoo.com>
Petersburg, IL USA - Monday, September 02, 2002 at 14:26:05 (PDT)

I am writing about my daughter and granddaughter.They recently moved in with me after losing their own home up North to a fire.My Church,New Salem Assembely of God has opened a account for them at Petersburg National Bank to help them with rebuilding their lives and getting an apartment.Home furnishings are also being sought,except for beds.If you would like to help you can contact Pastor Mike at the Church,make a donation at the bank or e-mail my daughter at the above address.Prayers are also most welcome. Thank you and God Bless. Christine Seward
Gail Mooney <gail_m60@yahoo.com>
Petersburg, IL USA - Saturday, August 31, 2002 at 16:26:08 (PDT)

i am seeking information about any individuals with the family name ***HORNBACHER*** that lived in the petersburg area in the mid to late 1930s. i will appreciate any info you can provide. please email gin217312@yahoo.com. Thanks.
Gin <gin217312@yahoo.com>
chicago, il USA - Sunday, August 18, 2002 at 16:30:45 (PDT)

I am relocating to PETERESBURG and need to find a rental home..In town will work but something outside of town would be better..Anything within 15 miles of petersburg will work..I need something ASAP(within)3 weeks..If you know of anything or anyway i can find a place please email me... Thanks Mike Pershing pershing@macomb.com
Mike Pershing <pershing@hotmail.com>
macomb, il USA - Tuesday, August 13, 2002 at 04:25:04 (PDT)

Class of 97' reunion ? What's the word ? If any body knows let the class know.Classmates.com.Nice page, Petersburg rocks so does Oakford and Rock Creek. Go Menard County !
John W. Kelly II <Lincolnwoodestates@hotmail.com>
Newark , Ar USA - Thursday, August 08, 2002 at 21:21:27 (PDT)

Lived in Petersburg for 21 years,a friend told me about this site,it brought back alot of memories.
Kim Ames Vaca <kim_v56@hotmail.com>
Plymouth , Ind USA - Sunday, August 04, 2002 at 20:00:15 (PDT)

Having lived in Petersburg many years ago,our neighbors were Dr and Mrs Thomas Plews.I always enjoy returning to a very special place in my heart,Petersburg and New Salem. WWW.Petersburgil.com is well done,even the pictures.
Susan Davidson Merrell <Susie Merrel l @AOL.COM>
Sun City , Az USA - Tuesday, July 30, 2002 at 10:16:49 (PDT)

Very nice web-site! Keep up the good work!!
Ella Mae (Brown) Chambers <emcpenpal@hotmail.com>
Petersburg, Ill USA - Sunday, July 28, 2002 at 12:39:24 (PDT)

Nice site, Don't forget to visit the Air Guitar World Championship event in Oulu, Finland ;-D http://www.omvf.net/en_ilmakitara.html
Risto <rpukari@RemoveThis.suomi24.fi>
Oulu, Finland - Friday, July 26, 2002 at 01:13:45 (PDT)

Looking for the email and/or snailmail address of James L. Swanson, PHHS class of '54. Jim used to live in Racine, WI, however, has since moved and changed his email address. I would like to respond to his 081297 Guest Book message. Any information would be appreciated.
Duncan Davidson <dcdcarmel@aol.com>
Carmel, IN USA - Wednesday, July 24, 2002 at 07:15:18 (PDT)

Glad to see you on the "I-Map." Greetings to all who remember us from the 1946-1950 period. We lived at 404 W. Washington St., next to Doc Plews. We come to town every few years but don't know who is still around. Would like to hear from anyone who still remembers.
Donald B. Davidson, Jr. <Dbd1alamos@aol.com>
Los Alamos, NM USA - Monday, July 22, 2002 at 20:56:30 (PDT)

I enjoyed your site. Thanks. Try Cellular Phone Accessories for cell phone accessories.
Clark Bruce <cab@clarkbruce.com>
Round Rock, TX USA - Friday, July 19, 2002 at 10:08:23 (PDT)

Greetings from San Antonio, Texas! I really like this web page for Petersburg. My Aunt and Uncle live here and I've visited it many times. I love this Town and the people in it. I wish more towns were like this one. Hi Aunt Melody and Uncle Jim!!!
Billie Dawn Herrera <bdherrera96@aol.com>
San Antonio, TX USA - Thursday, July 11, 2002 at 17:03:37 (PDT)

Although originally from Chandlerville, my family and I have spent the last few years in Houston, Texas. We moved recently to the country outside of Tallula and are enjoying it very much.
The David Shoemaker Family <davnton1@netscape.net>
Tallula, IL USA - Thursday, July 04, 2002 at 15:31:32 (PDT)

Al Legg <Packard47@aol.com>
Normal , iL USA - Wednesday, July 03, 2002 at 21:11:53 (PDT)

I was searching for information on New Salem State Park. I found very little information and was unable to find directions to the park. I am still going to go to the park tomorrow. I do appreciate this web site being here.
Sharon Harlow <sah1943@hotmail.com>
Maroa, Il USA - Tuesday, June 25, 2002 at 12:53:12 (PDT)

I just found the website through Marilee Phelps Hayashi. It was neat to see the comments. I graduated PHHS in 1947. I recognized friends from the guestbook. It is great.
Donna Lou Brauer Hayes <DLOUH315@aol.com>
Jonesborough, TN USA - Tuesday, June 18, 2002 at 10:48:13 (PDT)

Anyone with any info about our 20 year reunion, let me know.
Todd Elmore <drtodd@bellsouth.net>
Mobile, AL USA - Monday, June 17, 2002 at 13:41:32 (PDT)

howdy! husband and i moved here from springfield and love it. now i've gotten a novel published and would like to know if it's possible to put an ad on this site about it, since i'm now a local writer! :-) thanks for any help!
beth szillagyi <rugszi@peoplepc.com>
petersburg, il USA - Sunday, June 16, 2002 at 10:29:58 (PDT)

My name is Edmund Marco and it's a pleasure to sign your guest book. I work for an advertising agency in London. Our agency represents direct marketing companies that are involved in the marketing of products as seen on TV in England. Most of the infomercial products come from the U.S. but then again we export our talents as well. My brother has appeared in infomercials in the U.S. advertising various products. I think it's hilarious that English people respond so well to American products while Americans tend to respond well to sales people who have an English accent!
London, Kent England - Saturday, June 01, 2002 at 03:24:26 (PDT)

My family of 4 stumbled upon the "Long Nine Museum" in Athens,IL. We loved it. This was June of 2001.Was the guide named Charlie? He was born and raised in Athens. He was great. On a trip to Rabun County ,GA in Nov of 2001 we met the greeter at the Chamber of Commerce in Clayton, GA. She went to High School with Charlie! He was about 5'8'', slim with black hair. Will you ask him to e mail me. The lady from GA is Jo Ann Jarrio. PO box 750 Clayton, GA 30525. Or http://www.gamountains.com/rabun I am psychoeddie43@msn.com I would love to hear from him! Thanks! Eddie and Janet Jensen
Eddie Jensen <psychoeddie43@msn.com>
Palm Coast, FL USA - Saturday, May 25, 2002 at 15:48:19 (PDT)

great site
Jordan Stott
USA - Saturday, May 11, 2002 at 19:41:10 (PDT)

scott ketchum <squatty1@HOTMAIL.COM>
CAVE CREEK, AZ USA - Thursday, April 25, 2002 at 07:45:00 (PDT)

Great site and I am glad to stay in touch with my hometown. I am in the Navy and enjoying it. This is a great way to stay posted, keep up the good work!
John W. Kelly II
Gulfport, Ms USA - Saturday, April 20, 2002 at 10:18:07 (PDT)

Hi everyone (Pat, Dave, Bernie and Brandi, Brenda, and everyone at Gilmore's Cafe. On vacation in the Virgin Islands (St. John and Virgin Gorda) on our 20th anniversary trip. Came across this website at 1 a.m. Yes, we should have something better to do at this hour. Bye, now. See you this summer.
David and Laura Van Etten <dvanetten@vsblaw.com>
Los Angeles, CA USA - Wednesday, April 17, 2002 at 22:14:21 (PDT)

Great Website! Visit mine!
Kimberly <maadirector@missamericanachievement.com>
Anywhere, USA - Thursday, April 11, 2002 at 13:26:42 (PDT)

Hello! I read some of your page and found your guestbook. I figured I would sign it..
Santa Monica, CA USA - Wednesday, April 10, 2002 at 16:20:49 (PDT)

Stopped to say "hello" and request all class member of 1953 get in touch with me in regard to 50th class reunion in 2003. Plans are being made and we need addresses for mailing.
Joyce Hollis Kellogg <SerenaWest@aol.com>
Serena, IL USA - Tuesday, April 09, 2002 at 07:17:14 (PDT)

Hey there! I am likin this site. Janelle says hi. Okay, check ya later patater!
Alli <alli_timerlake@hotmail.com>
Petersburg, IL USA - Monday, March 25, 2002 at 09:05:57 (PST)

Lindsay (Matthiesen) Feagans <discoduck98@hotmail.com>
athens, il USA - Wednesday, March 20, 2002 at 13:09:18 (PST)

nice site, enjoyed my visit!
MINDALE , illinois USA - Monday, March 18, 2002 at 18:56:35 (PST)

If Menard County has a historical or genealogy society I would like someone to contact me, please. Thank You. Pj Little ibi@cox-internet.com
pj <ibi@greencis.net>
MO USA - Friday, March 15, 2002 at 09:13:31 (PST)

It's so nice to be able to look at this web site and see what's going on in Petersburg. Living on the East Coast has made me realize how much I miss the friendly, small town atmosphere. Some people up here have never even seen tractors or corn fields!
Rebecca Newton <rebecky90@hotmail.com>
Providence, RI USA - Wednesday, March 13, 2002 at 21:35:00 (PST)

Hello, just wanted to say that Petersburg is a great place to live and that is where my permanent home is. I am away at school and trust me you don't appreciate it until your gone.
Bobbie Jo Bivens <bbasu99@hotmail.com>
Russellville, AR USA - Thursday, March 07, 2002 at 21:40:45 (PST)

I am getting married at New Salem State Park, and am looking for chairs to rent at a cheaper price than the Springfield party stores, and a youth group who would set them up for a donation to their organization. Can someone help me? Thanks.
Ellen Gambach <ellen.gambach@epa.state.il.us>
springfield, IL USA - Thursday, March 07, 2002 at 13:39:40 (PST)

My ancestors were the Nash and Tibbs families from Menard County, IL. If anyone is related or knows about any of them I would like to hear from you please. This is a great site.
Martha Meyer <searcher_818@hotmail.com>
Brussels, IL USA - Tuesday, March 05, 2002 at 17:37:39 (PST)

After reading Andy Cole's comment, and checking out the URL, I find that there are no post cards of the city of Petersburg listed. Shouldn"t we have some at least from the State Park??
Jim Osborne, <jimosborne@webtv.net>
Lakeland, FL USA - Tuesday, March 05, 2002 at 13:05:04 (PST)

While flying home from Key West after completing a job assignment down there I was browsing through the USAir Attache magazine and came across an article on the best hometowns in each of the lower 48 states. Guess which town was picked as Illinois best hometown. You guessed it, good ole' Petersburg. Take a look at this URL for more info. http://www.epodunk.com/top10/home_towns/index.html
Andy Cole <andy.cole@lmco.com>
Virginia Beach, VA USA - Friday, March 01, 2002 at 10:00:35 (PST)

This is a great web site. My sister, Marilee, put me on to the site. Hope to hear from some old friends from Menard County. Keep up the good work.
Donald Phelps <donsar1@ameritech.net>
Springfield, IL USA - Tuesday, February 26, 2002 at 12:47:59 (PST)

Greetings, hope your weekend was the best ever. Stumbled across your website and just -- on impulse -- thought I'd sign your guestbook. Have a great day.
Catherine Lake
Los Angeles, CA USA - Thursday, February 21, 2002 at 17:02:21 (PST)

HOUSE SPRINGS, MO USA - Wednesday, February 20, 2002 at 15:54:21 (PST)

Trying to locate a friend that I believe lives in Greenveiw,IL.His name is Floyd Spaulding.If you know him drop me a line or let him know I'm looking for him.
Edward Cain <biged1141@attbi.com>
Joliet, Il. USA - Monday, February 18, 2002 at 14:47:00 (PST)

Dave, Great job..still a great web sight. Thanks
Jo Ann Lutes <Justjo9@yahoo.com>
Petersburg, IL USA - Thursday, February 14, 2002 at 19:22:00 (PST)

My father was Raymond Isreal Menard, born Belle River, Ontario, Canada, 1912. His mother was Isala Eugenie Aubin. Father not known.
Diane Manos <dkmanos@msn.com>
Bozeman, MT USA - Sunday, February 10, 2002 at 11:49:40 (PST)

What a nice place to live. My family immigrated to Menard county from Germany in 1870; the Folkers.
Ray Peterson <rpeters@pacifier.com>
Vancouver, Wa USA - Tuesday, February 05, 2002 at 10:47:50 (PST)

I'm an avid walker and haven't been able to walk as much as usual due to my job. I have lived here for 27 years. You really don't see everything until your on foot up & down these hills. I have always loved this town but, after walking it for many years. I appreciate it even more. Especially after the Sept 11th attack. Pray for Peace!!!
Sandy Estill <estill@gcctv.com>
Petersburg, Il USA - Monday, January 28, 2002 at 17:52:11 (PST)

Plan to visit the log cabin village this summer. I heard it is truely a walk back in time. Web site is great, congrads to the inventors..
gary j willenborg <halebop4@0ne-eleven.net>
mattoon, il USA - Saturday, January 26, 2002 at 14:50:54 (PST)

ERICA ESTILL <beetle204@excite.com>
Petersburg , IL USA - Wednesday, January 23, 2002 at 13:35:06 (PST)

NIKOHLAS IKOH (NNAMDI) <nikoh@justice.com>
FESTAC TOWN, LAGOS NIGERIA - Monday, January 21, 2002 at 00:05:26 (PST)

WOW! First a stop light and now this! Born and raised in Athens, went to Petersburg Baptist and last two years of H.S. at Porta. Still have family in the area, Pat and Pam in Petersburg and Libby and Jamey in Springfield. The rest of us flew south.
Andy Cole <andy.cole@lmco.com>
Virginia Beach, VA USA - Friday, January 11, 2002 at 04:38:56 (PST)

Yes I don't know if I can find the information that I am looking for. but you do have a great organized web page . Anyone who is looking for this stuff will be able to find it right off the bat.....
Patricia Fluech <fornikeair85@yahoo.com>
Avon, IL USA - Wednesday, January 09, 2002 at 11:15:59 (PST)

I know of an old tombstone in Menard County that is sitting by a tree with the name of, JAMES THOMAS, Co E, 85 Ill Inf, on it. Does anyone have a clue as to who this person is or what family line they are from? PJH
Phyllis H. <hodgen@springnet1.com>
Springfield,, IL USA - Sunday, January 06, 2002 at 14:30:42 (PST)

The site looks good, like it always has. Keep up the good work.
Ben Hollis <benji45@aol.com>
Petersburg, IL USA - Wednesday, January 02, 2002 at 19:34:31 (PST)

We alway enjoy coming to this site. We view the tour that you provide for New Salem park and it is very well done. Even when it is cold out, looking at the pictures of the cabins makes you feel like it is summer again. We can't imagine what it must have been like for them in the winter months. Thanks for your site, we always enjoy it.
Jim Collins <jcollins237@aol.com>
Salem, IL USA - Wednesday, January 02, 2002 at 03:58:59 (PST)

This site has become one of my daily visits. I enjoy the new content every month. I appreciate the effort that is put into this site to keep it fresh and current. I have set this site as my home page in my browser, so when open my browser this is the first site I see. Thanks for another great year and keep up the good work.
Pat Swan <pjswan@fgi.net>
Petersburg, IL USA - Tuesday, January 1, 2002 at 13:42:06 (PST)

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 2002.
Petersburg, IL USA

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