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I have visited many websites across the internet and by far this community site is one of the best I have seen. Your Community should be proud to have such a informative site setting forth all of your local attractions (which are many). I normally don't sign guestbooks, however I was so impressed with the quality of this site I felt compelled. My hat is off to your webmaster!
Robert Cross
New Meadows, ID USA - Monday, December 28, 1998 at 15:32:00 (CST)

Just moved to Petersburg, Me & my wife are going to love it here!! Stop by Hardee's and say hi to GLEN.
Glen & Jaime Peddy <gjpeddy@msn.com>
Petersburg, IL USA - Wednesday, December 16, 1998 at 20:51:48 (CST)

We are glad to see Petersburg has decided to evolve! We really enjoyed the web site. Good job.
Robert Wade & Cara Koch <ckoch1909@juno.com>
Midwest City, OK USA - Sunday, December 06, 1998 at 23:28:01 (CST)

Just in case there are still folks who would want to know, John Walker Davis died in Peoria on the first of December. He had been ill for a long time and went very peacefully in his sleep.
Sara Moore <Sara@interaccess.com>
Chicago, Il USA - Saturday, December 05, 1998 at 07:32:24 (CST)

Husband had roots in Petersburg, the Fricke family. Visited in june of 98
Kathryn Bains <pstrk@bellsouth.net>
selma, al USA - Friday, December 04, 1998 at 14:22:42 (CST)

I want to say my dearest USA sister, Gloria Claussen, and her wonderful family that I love them and miss them a lot. Greetings to the West' family, also. Wonderful page, Petersburg!!! Andrea
Andrea A. Meroi <ameroi@arnet.com.ar>
Rosario, SFE ARGENTINA - Tuesday, December 01, 1998 at 11:42:40 (CST)

my husband is from greenview and i just the area. we're looking to buy a farmhouse in menard county soon.
heather mcatee <mcatee@co.oakland.mi.us>
highland, mi USA - Monday, November 30, 1998 at 10:15:56 (CST)

I can't believe Petersburg has a website! I am glad and enjoyed visiting and look forward to returning to the site. Would love to visit and stay at the Oaks for one of the Murder Mystery weekends! Put more recent photos of the town in the photo gallery and I can't wait till the real estate section is complete. Thanks for the site!
Heather S. Sullivan <hssully@aol.com>
Charlotte, NC USA - Saturday, November 28, 1998 at 11:26:40 (CST)

I was surprised to see Petersburg has a website and have enjoyed looking around! I miss Petersburg and would love to visit again some day. I would like to see more recent photos of some of the homes and the square and hope to find the real estate page up and running soon. Thanks for the site!
Heather S. Sullivan <hssully@aol.com>
Charlotte, NC USA - Friday, November 27, 1998 at 14:00:25 (CST)

Hello to everyone. My wife and I are moving to the Azores Islands, off the coast of Portugal. We will be in the Petersburg area around the 11 of Dec. Hope to bump into old friends while visiting. I am a Reiki practitioner if anybody needs me. Also a Massage Therapist. We are both excited about moving to the Azores Islands. It will be a nice ending for my Air Force career. See you all soon. Jeff and Bernie
Jeff and Bernie McCoy <bernie_and_jeff@hotmail.com>
Abilene, TX USA - Saturday, November 14, 1998 at 17:20:14 (CST)

Wow! I'm very impressed with this web site. What a great community service. Keep up the good work! Sincerely, The McClellan Family
Mike & Shelli McClellan <weatherman0@mwonline.net>
Washington, IL USA - Friday, November 13, 1998 at 01:54:57 (CST)

Great site, it was refered to me by a pen-pal who lives in your area, should be more sites like this one.
Peter Douglas <pdouglas@gil.com.au>
Ipswich, Ql Australia - Thursday, November 12, 1998 at 20:54:14 (CST)

This is kewl i get on line and find out what is going on in my city.
Matt Claussen <Cpickle82>
Petersburg, ILLINIOS USA - Saturday, November 07, 1998 at 22:23:23 (CST)

I have touched here and there on this site and I think it is really a good one. thank you
H.E.Kline Sr. <hklinesr@worldnet.att.net>
Lewistown, Il USA - Tuesday, November 03, 1998 at 19:29:51 (CST)

I sgned in your guestbook a minute ago and gave the wrong adress oopps. This one should be correct. Bye!
Janice Tuxhorn <janicetux@webtv.net>
Springfield, USA - Thursday, October 29, 1998 at 16:37:56 (CST)

This is a great page keep up the good work.
Richard Tuxhorn <janictux.@ web net>
Springfield , Il USA - Thursday, October 29, 1998 at 16:23:45 (CST)

Hello from Owen and Genevieve Rebbe sending you a new email address We are rebbego@aol.com. I want to visit the new antique shop next summer.
Owen Rebbe <rebbego@aol.com>
Everett, Wa USA - Sunday, October 25, 1998 at 20:21:14 (CST)

Does anybody know how Menard county got its name and as you see I am a Menard. Please email me as my family would like to know.
Shirley Menard <shirleyann_78@yahoo.com>
Rolla, ND USA - Tuesday, October 20, 1998 at 15:23:12 (CDT)

Great place to have an antique store. Best of luck to Finders Keepers and Frank and Kathey
Ruth Santomassino <ruthb@digital.net>
Satellite Beach, FL USA - Sunday, October 18, 1998 at 10:36:40 (CDT)

Fantastic site!! Love the music!! Keep up the good work!! From Edgar Lee Masters OTHER home town - Lewistown, Illinois 61542 CO Parkinson / Lewistown. Local Historian.
C.O.Parkinson <cop42@worldnet.att.net>
Lewistown, il. USA - Friday, October 09, 1998 at 20:36:58 (CDT)

My Great Grandfather, Johannes Rebbe immigrated to the Petersburg Area in 1850. My wife and I visited the town he came from this summer. Herbram, Westfalia, Germany. We found many Rebbe's in the area but as we do not speak german we were unable to verify that we were related to them. Herbram is a small farming town. Do any of the Rebbe's in the area have information about German ancestors. My father, Charles C. Rebbe was a son of John Rebbe who was a son of Johannes Rebbe. I visited New Salem and Bobtown in 1962 and my brother Owen Rebbe and his wife attended The Rebbe reunion three years ago. Drop a line if you have any information about Rebbe relatives in Germany. Gaylen Rebbe
Gaylen W. Rebbe <ask4reb@gte.net>
Thousand Oaks, CA USA - Monday, October 05, 1998 at 01:41:08 (CDT)

PETERSBURG, IL USA - Sunday, October 04, 1998 at 19:01:17 (CDT)

I'm a Springfield girl transplanted to California but have friends and relation in "the Burg". A special "hello" to the BURGIO'S, Jean Anne, Charlie and Erik; Charlie: "WHAT are you doing!"
Mary Kay Ewing <mkewing@att.com>
Martinez, ca USA - Tuesday, September 29, 1998 at 12:53:45 (CDT)

What a great sight! Wish I'd known about it sooner, though... Need to spead the word a wee bit more guys! This sight is well-layed and showcases nicely many of the things we residents have to be proud of. Keep up the work : )
Chris & Kym Frick & Family <frickzoo@hotmail.com>
Petersburg, IL USA - Saturday, September 26, 1998 at 15:57:16 (CDT)

Nice work, keep it going.
Brad & Jackie Dearing <bradley717@aol.com>
Normal, IL USA - Thursday, September 24, 1998 at 08:47:36 (CDT)

Happy 45th anniversary to all the alumni of the class of 1953. Wish we could have had a "get-to-gether". Maybe next year! We would be happy to hear from all of you.
Willard &Joyce (Hollis) Kellogg <SerenaWest@aol.com>
Serena, IL USA - Wednesday, September 23, 1998 at 07:56:50 (CDT)

Hello to all my relatives in Petersburg. They are part of the Hollis and Kellogg Clans.
Alan Kellogg <kellogga@aol.com>
Draper, UT USA - Tuesday, September 22, 1998 at 21:23:39 (CDT)

What a surprise! It has been a long time since I have tuned into the wonderful web site, and Lo! and Behold! there is Mike's cousin's name on the guest register. Talk about bringing community, friends, and RELATIVES together!!! Hi! to Owen and Gen Rebbe--we will certainly stay in touch through e-mail now. Also, Hi! to a lot of former students--Jody Sims Schroeder, Jana Greene Cappelin (I owe you one), Millie Grosboll Justice, and other relatives--the Kelloggs in Serena. There are lots of others--how wonderful to scan the guest book and reminisce each time I see a student's name. Thanks to you, Dave. You've made all of this possible.
Carlajean and Michael Rebbe <Chrebbe@aol.com>
Petersburg, IL USA - Sunday, September 20, 1998 at 22:08:21 (CDT)

I enjoy this site but the music could be better
Diamonda Tobias <diamonda@fgi.net>
Petersburg, Il. USA - Saturday, September 19, 1998 at 11:50:23 (CDT)

"There is no such place as far away" when you are from Petersburg. Thanks to Dave for keeping us all in touch
Jessie C. Schirding <jschirdi@fgi.net>
Petersburg, IL USA - Tuesday, September 15, 1998 at 14:30:39 (CDT)

My high school students are designing/creating a comprehensive websuite on Spoon River Anthology with a literary analysis of every poem, cross linked characters, and the poems themselves via the Gutenberg project. I'll let you know when it's up and running. Thanks for this site!
Jeanne B. Mayo <jeanne_mayo@fc.mcps.k12.md.us>
MD USA - Monday, September 14, 1998 at 21:41:51 (CDT)

This is a wonderful web site! Everytime I visit I find new information. What a great way to showcase Petersburg and the surrounding area. Good work, Dave!
Emily Schirding <eschirdi@fgi.net>
Glenarm, IL USA - Saturday, September 12, 1998 at 19:22:18 (CDT)

p.s. The area maps are perfect for wall paper
E Skaggs
USA - Friday, September 11, 1998 at 20:43:57 (CDT)

Great web page for communiity interaction !
Eric Skaggs
USA - Friday, September 11, 1998 at 20:41:43 (CDT)

I live in p-burg and this is out of sight. nice saying vuji
luke <>
USA - Friday, September 11, 1998 at 15:51:29 (CDT)

DALLAS, TX USA - Friday, September 11, 1998 at 07:14:42 (CDT)

Just came here to find out some information on New Salem and I got drawn in!
Kurt Schuette <kschuet@siue.edu>
USA - Friday, September 11, 1998 at 01:33:31 (CDT)

lucas knous
petersburg, il USA - Thursday, September 10, 1998 at 20:26:35 (CDT)

My husbands father grew up in Petersburg , His name was Charles Rebbe son of John. We have visted Petersburg a couple of times and always enjoyed meeting cousins we never knew. We had super catfish and porkchops Hope anyone there with email will keep us in touch with events in the town and county.
Genevieve Rebbe <rebbe@conceptsnet.com>
Everett, Wa USA - Thursday, September 10, 1998 at 18:21:15 (CDT)

I love Petersburg. I travel through quite often but had never taken time to look around. This summer my daughter and I did just that. We drove around town and admired the beautiful homes. I am glad to see so many have been restored. We didn't have alot of time so we plan on returning this fall.
Penny Slack <P.Slack@worldnet.att.net>
Farmington, Il USA - Tuesday, September 08, 1998 at 22:51:31 (CDT)

Our first home was in Petersburg, 1951-1956, when I was Pastor of Central Presbyterian Church. Our two children, David and Barbara, were born while we lived there. Dr. Plews was our physician. We have many happy memories of the Church, the town, the people. Maybe someday we can come for a visit. Now retired, we live in Omaha.
Rev. Paul M. Lundell <paulpalos@aol.com>
Omaha, NE USA - Sunday, September 06, 1998 at 16:29:00 (CDT)

Shawneetown sure does blow, Petersburg is alot better. Hello to everyone that remembers me and thanks to Randy for keepin me all this summer.
Justin Wehrheim <justin_w@shawneelink.com>
USA - Saturday, September 05, 1998 at 19:06:32 (CDT)

I just wanted to say hello to all the 1963 graduates of harris high and hello to all my family and friends, also my very cool son wants to say hi to all his friends big up to petersburg hello randy nance duran, scott, roy.
Brenda Schonewise <justin_w@shawneelink.com>
Shawneetown, il USA - Saturday, September 05, 1998 at 19:03:23 (CDT)

MAYBERRY, R.F.D. at it's very best! "Barney Fife's" and all!
Barb Harisen <BHerdon52>
TX USA - Friday, September 04, 1998 at 13:45:57 (CDT)

Your Web page is excellent and a real asset to Menard County!
Lee and June Gamage <SLIM1926@aol.com>
Petersburg, IL USA - Tuesday, September 01, 1998 at 20:50:33 (CDT)

It is nice to see that the Talisman is still considered to be a Welcomed sight after all of these years. The Talisman holds a place in many peoples hearts. She has had a long run that I hope does not end for some time.
Julia Trone
Hampshire, IL USA - Tuesday, September 01, 1998 at 17:31:40 (CDT)

Looking into coming to the Historic Park in the y2k for an Onstott family reunion
Joseph Onstott <DMjoe@aol.com>
Salt Lake City, Ut USA - Tuesday, September 01, 1998 at 10:33:06 (CDT)

I have really enjoyed the Petersburg, Illinois Website, since I still have connections to the Petersburg area. I just read Jody Sims note and decided to send a note and will hopefully hear from my past friends,acquaintances and gradutes from Petesburg Harris High.
Jana Cappellin <TECJAN@aol.com>
Palm Beach Gardens, FL USA - Wednesday, August 26, 1998 at 18:46:23 (CDT)

'61 grad of old Petersburg Harris High; visited new Antique stores in old hotel this summer, especially Charlotte's! Judy, Lorine, Connie and Charlotte keep in touch with me. Know me from way back?? send me an e-mail.
Jody Sims Schroeder <jodyschro@aol.com>
Oakland,, CA USA - Sunday, August 23, 1998 at 12:53:50 (CDT)

I live in p-burg and this is out of sight baby. Nice saying luke knous
Petersburg, IL USA - Wednesday, August 19, 1998 at 13:12:43 (CDT)

hello everyone!
Millie grosboll justice <milliejustice@hotmail.com>
washington, mi USA - Tuesday, August 11, 1998 at 20:29:00 (CDT)

You have a very well presented site. Full credit to you. We have the Americas cup and you can't get it back. I like the name of your town. Peace
Peter Ward <Peterw91@hotmail.com>
Christchurch, New Zealand - Tuesday, August 11, 1998 at 02:55:54 (CDT)

Your site is great! I wanted to invite you to take a look at ours at http://www.fination.com We are an aggregator of investment newsletter content, and I was wondering if you would be interested in linking to us in your money section? Thanks. Best Regards,
Elan Jacoby <agold@fination.com>
college park, md USA - Thursday, August 06, 1998 at 11:39:04 (CDT)

Former exchange student, good friend with the Klein family at the lake.
Pål Rynning <rynpar@prepan.no>
Asker (Oslo), Norway - Friday, July 31, 1998 at 05:41:34 (CDT)

Thank you for your web site. My maternal grandmother's family was from Petersburg area. BELL, HASH AND WORDEN, some of the names.
Renee Scott <genelady@aol.com>
Fallbrook, CA USA - Wednesday, July 29, 1998 at 16:31:48 (CDT)

Great web page. My forebears came from petersburg. Great, great grandfather was Lincoln's barber when the latter was a circuit riding lawyer. I am looking for information on my great, great grandmother, which might be found on her birth certificate in County Clerk's office. She was born March 27, 1938. Great to see this wonderful little town staying abreast of the latest technology. Very, very impressive.
Paul Richards <PRicha2758>
Peoria, IL USA - Tuesday, July 28, 1998 at 11:52:26 (CDT)

Hi to everyone. Just stopped by to say Hi and enjoyed your Web Page.
Janet Forsythe <forsythe@inlink.com>
St. Ann, MO USA - Sunday, July 26, 1998 at 16:10:58 (CDT)

Hi Newtons and Petersburg! I had a great time in Petersburg and hope I can come back again! ;)
Bernhard Schulte <bschulte@cww.de>
Dorsten, Germany - Sunday, July 26, 1998 at 09:00:19 (CDT)

I had the opportunity to spend a week in your town while I was with THE HEARTLAND CHAUTAUQUA and had a great time. Thanks so much. Steve
Steven W. Cook <cooker64@worldnet.att.net>
Sunset Hills, Mo USA - Saturday, July 25, 1998 at 09:20:35 (CDT)

I loved those brain busters. You should start a mail service and send a new one out each day.
Adrian <wizard_ward@yahoo.com>
Australia - Wednesday, July 22, 1998 at 06:18:58 (CDT)

This is a great site. I enjoyed my visit here. Hope everyone has a pleasant summer.
Devin <devoe7@aol.com>
Columbia , sc USA - Monday, July 20, 1998 at 23:30:22 (CDT)

It's been a long time....love to hear from some of you!
David & Nancy Schultz <Davenans@Sunline.Net>
Punta Gorda , Fl. USA - Saturday, July 18, 1998 at 13:25:49 (CDT)

I am just looking for some family history.
Judy Keele <jujubean@swbell.net>
Rosenberg, Tx USA - Monday, July 06, 1998 at 14:51:54 (CDT)

I would like to hear from classmates from the 60`s and other friends
Carl S. Atterberry <Attaboy@bitwisesystems.Com>
Canton, ILL USA - Saturday, July 04, 1998 at 14:21:52 (CDT)

Hello everyone. Nice to hear about home. Bye
Rob Buckley <rbuck04@aol.com>
Va Beach, Va USA - Wednesday, July 01, 1998 at 11:12:04 (CDT)

Very nice - hope Cantemos, the North Georgia United Methodist Youth Choir, is enjoying presenting their concert at the Menard County Fair tonight! I know the fair visitors will enjoy seeing them. Thanks Petersburg for your hospitality.
Sandra Darnell
Watkinsville, GA USA - Wednesday, June 24, 1998 at 17:32:43 (CDT)

Excellent site: very, very impressive.
Charles W. Beckett <DonCarlosV@Cheerful.com>
Virginia Beach, Va USA - Monday, June 22, 1998 at 07:54:39 (CDT)

Was in Petersburg the first week of June. Mom and Dad had their Big 40th. The weather was really cool. When we left Texas it was 105, and only in the 60's there in Petersburg. But we did survive, and its back up in the 100's again here. (but its a dry heat) yeah. For those of you who know me, I will be getting married in August to the Most Incredible Woman I have ever met. And I am glad that I found her. We will be back in the area again this Winter. Everybody have a Great Summer. Jeff and Bernie
Jeff McCoy <heyitsme@bitstreet.com>
Abilene, TX USA - Sunday, June 21, 1998 at 00:42:10 (CDT)

I visited Petersburg last Fall for a really cool wedding - Hi Mike & Susan Stier! :)
Karen E. Henderson <khenderson@fergflor.k12.mo.us>
St. Louis, Mo USA - Friday, June 19, 1998 at 08:36:15 (CDT)

Very nice web site. I have spent alot of time in Petersburg. Both sets of my Grandparents and both of my parents were from Petersburg. The Hollis's and the Kellogg's.
WAYNE KELLOGG <skipspad@TheRamp.net>
Ottawa, Il. USA - Thursday, June 18, 1998 at 21:27:13 (CDT)

Just thought I would list our new e-mail address for anyone who might be interested since moving back to Illinois. Would love to hear from you.
Jim and Edna Palmer <jimedna@accessus.net>
Pinckneyville,, IL USA - Monday, June 15, 1998 at 23:04:47 (CDT)

Petersburg... we still consider you "home" even though we have been gone more than 15 years. Hope to see all my old class of '79 mates at next years 20th reunion. Great web page Dave, one of the best I've seen. Keep smilin'. Doug and Susan Schultz
Doug Schultz <drdoug@pdnt.com>
Gibson City, IL USA - Saturday, June 13, 1998 at 15:56:59 (CDT)

Hi - Just had time to find this page. The Menard County Fair page is really colorful and has all the information that anyone would need about the fair. Hope to see all of you there. Ellen
Elen Standish <standishe@mial.aces.uiuc.edu>
Petersburg, IL USA - Friday, June 12, 1998 at 14:28:40 (CDT)

Mr. Crosnoe, you have done an amazing job for Petersburg. I feel like I have taken a trip back home after viewing you site.Excellent work.
Stacy Hunt <Fatboy255@Yahoo.com>
Tucson, AZ USA - Sunday, June 07, 1998 at 01:49:10 (CDT)

I love your web site! It is very interesting and helpful. It has a lot of useful and wonderful information.
KSeals <ksteach1@aol.com>
Cleveland, TN USA - Saturday, June 06, 1998 at 00:50:04 (CDT)

I was there when we got the stoplight (it even made the yearbook, all my friends laugh when I show them, but hey, in a town of 1400, that is big news) and now a web page! It was nice to visit my hometown on the web. Thanks! Lance
Lance Dierker <dierker@flash,net>
Oklahoma City, OK USA - Friday, May 29, 1998 at 22:29:39 (CDT)

Hi Petersburg
Veronica N. Hopper <Video111@one-eleven.net>
Sullivan, IL USA - Friday, May 29, 1998 at 15:29:07 (CDT)

Our 5th Grade Class will be visiting New Salem on June 2nd
James Elder <brjhelder@aol.com>
Braidwood, Il USA - Tuesday, May 26, 1998 at 10:11:40 (CDT)

I have never lived in Petersburg, (but have visited many times) because I have a dear friend who does (Jane Kasten) and when I decided to check and see if Petersburg had a webpage, I was pleasantly surprised to find such a wonderful one! I just wish that Jane would join the times and get a computer!! To anyone who sees her, tell her I love her!! Linda :)
Linda (Kusch) Collard <PoyZun@aol.com>
Nipomo, CA USA - Monday, May 25, 1998 at 00:32:36 (CDT)

An excellent and entertaining web site. All of the photos cause me to realize just how much I miss the old "burg." Anybody from the class of 1955 out there?
John Feagans <john.feagans@alliedsignal.com>
Rocky Mount, NC USA - Tuesday, May 19, 1998 at 19:31:23 (CDT)

This is my first visit to the Web site but I like what I see so far!
Mary Stodgel <legdots@aol.com>
Athens, IL USA - Wednesday, May 13, 1998 at 09:18:40 (CDT)

Hello everyone! I'm so excited to know there is a Petersburg web page. I am currently attending ISU studying the field of special education, but I am staying here this summer, so feel free to write me! I miss everyone! Love to all>Natalie
natalie grosboll <nagrosb.rs6000.cmp.ilstu.edu>
petersburg, il USA - Tuesday, May 05, 1998 at 21:17:41 (CDT)

Just checking the sites out again. It has been a while since I have tuned in--the changes are wonderful, Dave! Thanks for making the publicity of Petersburg and New Salem possible. I see my sister, Joyce, and brother-in-law, Buzz, have signed. How exciting to see all these names and messages! Carla
Carlajean Rebbe <Chrebbe@aol.com>
Petersburg, IL USA - Tuesday, May 05, 1998 at 06:42:20 (CDT)

Petersburg is a great place to live. Hi to Cuz Robert Nottingham (you should visit more often - we miss you). Great web page Dave.
Charlotte Kincaid <CHARWEB111@aol.com>
Petersburg, IL USA - Thursday, April 30, 1998 at 20:26:36 (CDT)

Great page Dave!! Look forward to working with you
Tim Schafer
Petersburg, USA - Thursday, April 30, 1998 at 20:11:36 (CDT)

Where is Petersburg, IL ???????
P.J. Moore <Jaroii@aol>
Vero Beach, FL USA - Friday, April 24, 1998 at 12:57:10 (CDT)

I am inpressed with my hometown site. I am a 1976 graduate of PORTA High. President of the Carlsbad, NM Board of Education and Internet Service Provider here in New Mexico. I worked in Yugoslavia in 1979 spent 5 years in South Korea worked at the Westinghouse Nuclear Center in Pittsburg for 3 years before moving to New Mexico in 1987. Hope all is well. Are there any class of 76 classmates out there?
Joe Sharp <jsharp@caverns.com>
Carlsbad, NM USA - Saturday, April 18, 1998 at 11:50:48 (CDT)

Boy am I proud of my, soon to be former, colleague in Menard County government ! What a great site ! And a real community service too. Keep up the good work.
Mike Atterberry <tka@springnet1.com>
petersburg, il USA - Saturday, April 11, 1998 at 21:38:55 (CDT)

What a great website for keeping up on community events in our county. I was pleasantly suprised to find the Petersburg Rotary information and nearly busted a gut at the Little Rascals theme playing as I reviewed the Republican Party listing. Keep up the great work Dave.
Roger Thomson <RBThomdon@aol.com>
Petersburg, IL USA - Thursday, April 09, 1998 at 22:16:01 (CDT)

A great web page. Brings us closer to family and friends. Keep up the good work.
Willard "Buzz" & Joyce (Hollis) Kellogg <SerenaWest @AOL.com>
Serena, IL USA - Thursday, April 09, 1998 at 07:26:20 (CDT)

I'm looking for the name and phone number of a man in the Petersburg area who hybridizes oak trees. Please e-mail me the info. Thank you in advance. Your town is a nice place to visit. I enjoy looking at the old homes and the antique shops. Nice town, nice web page!
Kathy <friendlm@flink.com>
Mackinaw, IL USA - Wednesday, April 08, 1998 at 20:50:12 (CDT)

Hi, I spent a year in Petersburg in 1996-97 and I really enjoyed it. Your site is cool. I was staying at the Dale Lock's family out of town. Though Petersburg is very nice to live in and I hope to come back and visit your town and also your site on the net.
Jacques Oguey <oguey@bluewin.ch>
Corcelles/Concise, VD Switzerland - Saturday, April 04, 1998 at 04:32:55 (CST)

Wow!!! Petersburg has a web page , first a stoplight then a web page - whats the world coming to?
Brent <bak@springnet1.com>
Springfield, IL USA - Thursday, April 02, 1998 at 00:28:32 (CST)

Dave, I'm even more impressed than the first time I saw this page....
Judy Stahl <judys@fgi.net>
Petersburg, IL USA - Monday, March 30, 1998 at 19:14:49 (CST)

Great web site! It is nice to check up on my home town and see familiar faces! It is the next best thing to being there - keep up the good work. Lisa Anderson Shaw
Lisa Anderson Shaw <Bella925.aol.com>
Riverside, IL USA - Sunday, March 29, 1998 at 21:38:48 (CST)

We are planning to visit New Salem over the weekend of April 4 & 5 and I was just checking to see if it is open yet.
norm hutchinson <hutch 4@net express.net>
Geneseo, IL USA - Sunday, March 29, 1998 at 20:58:42 (CST)

Nice page!
Bobby Sandidge <JohnDuh345@AOL.com>
Petersburg, IL USA - Thursday, March 26, 1998 at 16:50:56 (CST)

Hi there. Nice web site. Found it quite by accident, but I enjoyed it. Thanks. Jackie Benham
Jacklyn Benham <jackie.benham@mailexcite.com>
Pigeon Forge, tn USA - Monday, March 23, 1998 at 19:06:07 (CST)

Just checking up on Petersburg's site again. This is the second time signing the Guest Book but have visited the site many times since finding it January '98. The changes look great!! Just wanted to let friends know that our family will be moving back to Illinois in May - to Pinckneyville - as Minister of Music and Education at Beaucoup Baptist. Would love to hear from you.
Jim and Edna Palmer <JIMANDEDNA@prodigy.net>
Southaven, MS USA - Sunday, March 22, 1998 at 15:06:28 (CST)

We think it is real cool that you guys can have your own web page and hopefully one day we will be able to have one too!
Streak and Big Dog <4wisons@fgi.net>
Greenview, IL USA - Saturday, March 21, 1998 at 20:29:29 (CST)

Hello Petersburg ! I grew up in your lovely little city...people here in So. Florida could learn alot from us Midwesterners ! Enjoyed the home page !
Lana Moore/Russell English <Deerhunt@Bellsouth.net>
Ft.Lauderdale, fl USA - Friday, March 20, 1998 at 20:53:34 (CST)

Just passin' through!!
Danny Menghini <menghini@inw.net>
Springfield, IL USA - Thursday, March 19, 1998 at 20:09:12 (CST)

Moving to Athens soon!! Looking forward to it!!
JoAnne Toohill <toohiljc@ncaur.usda.gov>
peoria, il USA - Tuesday, March 17, 1998 at 14:55:22 (CST)

It was very interesting looking in the Guestbook and seeing messages from people you went to school with long ago and lost track of. We enjoyed it very much.
Bob & Charlotte Watkins
Petersburg, Il USA - Tuesday, March 17, 1998 at 13:18:31 (CST)

Well its nice and sunny here in Florida. Glad to see Petersburg is hip and up to date but still too cold for me. Wish everyone in P-Town the best. See ya.
Naples, Fl USA - Wednesday, March 11, 1998 at 18:37:01 (CST)

Hi...Petersburg. You have a great looking site. My Dad grew up in Petersburg and I was born there. I would be interested in hearing from those that might have know the family.His name is E. Newton Reed. Also interested in the Caswell family in late 1800's and early 1900's.
Jim Reed <aloghome@aol.com>
Arlington, , TN. USA - Tuesday, March 10, 1998 at 12:12:42 (CST)

I was looking at your web site to see my dad's picture! This web site is a great thing for Petersburg.
Rachel Allen <ParrotHd83@aol.com>
Petersburg, IL USA - Friday, March 06, 1998 at 19:28:08 (CST)

I lived in rural Petersburg on our family farm for 20+ years and went to school at Athens - Home of the Warriors! My parents and other relatives still live there. Visting this page was like going home again. Hi Mom and Dad. Taylor sends his love :-)!
Jill (Heyen) Sanders <jillsand@fastrans.net>
St. Louis, MO USA - Tuesday, March 03, 1998 at 22:48:02 (CST)

A very impressive web site. Really has the mid-west flavor that you miss when you've been away.
Donn Peterson <dp205@usa.net>
Port St. Lucie, Fl USA - Tuesday, March 03, 1998 at 21:21:24 (CST)

hello good bye
Lucas knous
petersburg, il. USA!!!!!!!!!!!! - Saturday, February 28, 1998 at 16:34:48 (CST)

I am a student at Petersburg Elementary. Cool Web Page! Visit Terror on the Square sometime. It is awesome! It also has a web page. Check it out - http://members.aol.com/lafgas/terror
Matt Knous
Petersburg, IL USA - Saturday, February 28, 1998 at 16:23:28 (CST)

I just wanted to say this is really a cool thing! Petersburg is really moving up in the world! Everyone have a great day now! :-)
Tamie Bottoms <Tamie71@yahoo.com>
Petersburg, IL USA - Friday, February 27, 1998 at 06:24:19 (CST)

Dave, I finally made it to sign your guest book! It took a lot of courage, because I am still LEARNING! I am so proud of all those former typing students who have already signed--NO ERRORS! Now is the time to critique your teacher. Becky Magee, who would have thought when I was a sub for your computer class that we would be communicating like this??? Thanks to you, Dave, for making "tracking down" possible. The whole site is incredible. I like the background music, too. Hi! to all you wonderful former students out there. Carla
Carlajean Rebbe <Chrebbe@aol.com>
Petersburg , IL USA - Thursday, February 26, 1998 at 23:04:42 (CST)

I just found out our town had a web page. Keep up the good work. It looks great. Would like to here from some of you sometime, send me some mail.
Teresa <tkl42063@aol.com>
Petersburg, IL USA - Tuesday, February 24, 1998 at 09:00:59 (CST)

Hello :)
Eric & Amy Skaggs <Sayre@Prodigy.Net >
Oakford, IL USA - Sunday, February 22, 1998 at 12:19:01 (CST)

Hello to everybody in Petersburg. I am currently TDY to Beautiful Germany. I got her on the 25 of Jan. and Hope to be back in Abilene, Texas before the 15th of March. My Unit is deployed over here in support of Bosnia. Our C-130H Aircraft fly missions in and out of former Yugoslovia. The weather has been really nice. Up in the 50's and sometimes the lower 60's. I just wanted to stop in and say Hello to everybody there in Petersburg. And if you can take a minute give my Mom and Dad a call and tell them I said Hello. That would be Charles and Eldene McCoy. Hope to be in Petersburg this summer. Jeff
Jeffrey McCoy <delta.mocc@ramstien.af.mil>
Ramstein, Germany - Saturday, February 21, 1998 at 02:34:53 (CST)

This web page is great!! Thanks, Lora for putting me wise to it.
Jody Van Nattan <JAYVEE296@aol.com>
Petersburg, IL USA - Tuesday, February 17, 1998 at 22:08:15 (CST)

Any town where Ms. Magee is from has got to be the GREATEST. Nice job! If any of you come to Philadelphia, look me up. They've got my statue right by the specturm (it used to be on top of the steps of the Philadelphia art museum). Petersburg is #1.
Andy DeFalco <Andrew.J.DeFalco.2@nd.edu>
Notre Dame, IN USA - Sunday, February 15, 1998 at 18:52:25 (CST)

This is fantastic! I am so proud to come from a small town with such incredible spirit! Anyone from home with a minute to spare -- I'd love to hear from you! And Kelly, I'll see you in San Diego this summer! :) Becky Magee
Becky Magee <rmagee@nd.edu>
Notre Dame, IN USA - Friday, February 13, 1998 at 15:45:58 (CST)

We loved visiting New Salem! We hope we can visit "for real" with our parents. You are not so far away from us . We could be ther in a few hours. We love Abraham Lincoln!
Ic Class at Hoover School
Bettendorf, Ia USA - Friday, February 13, 1998 at 10:03:28 (CST)

This is an exceptionally fine community website, and something the citizens of Petersburg and Menard County should be proud of. Congratuations to the Webmaster for creating and maintaining this Website.
Walden Yale <YALE23@aol.com or lstword2@springnet1.com>
Petersburg, IL USA - Thursday, February 12, 1998 at 16:16:05 (CST)

I, too, came here at the invitation of one of your leading citizens; but I notice that BeeSmooth came here immediately. IMHO, your web site is superior to our Olympia (WA) web site, but please don't tell them I said so . Thanks, WT.
John R. Dye <johnrd@cco.net>
Olympia, WA USA - Wednesday, February 11, 1998 at 17:13:50 (CST)

I came to this web site at the invitation of one of your finest citizens and I find the tour of Petersburg to be most thrilling. Thank you for inviting me to visit such a fascinating community, W.T.
Betty J. Smoot <BeeSmooth@aol.com>
Wadsworth, OH USA - Tuesday, February 10, 1998 at 20:35:34 (CST)

Brownie Troop 262 says hi.
becca, Hannah,Jessica, Rachelle
Petersburg, IL USA - Tuesday, February 10, 1998 at 19:02:45 (CST)

What a great way to keep in touch with home! Let me know if anyone is out this way, San Diego is a great place to visit, but an even better place to live!!!
Kelly Wood <kwood@acusd.edu>
San Diego, CA USA - Tuesday, February 10, 1998 at 16:32:51 (CST)

My husband and I were in your community today, we really en- joyed being there. My husband is from Tenn. and had never been there before.
Kathy and Terry Rutherford <tennesse@famvid.com>
Springfield , IL USA - Monday, February 09, 1998 at 19:00:30 (CST)

I am from Petersburg and I think this is pretty neat!
Rachel Allen <ParrotHd83@aol.com>
Petersburg, IL USA - Sunday, February 08, 1998 at 19:17:24 (CST)

Can you put the local new paper in some day Good Luck Thank You
LeRoy Vaughn <lvaughn@csj.net>
Jacksonville, IL USA - Friday, February 06, 1998 at 17:48:36 (CST)

What a great Web site. You should be proud. Many larger cities have much less to offer. Thanks for the fine job. You need to add a few links to other Lincoln sites.
Joy Reside <JoyReside@AOL.com>
Springfield, IL USA - Wednesday, February 04, 1998 at 19:19:03 (CST)

Nice site, I am just trying to find some of my relation, My Grate Grandfather Tommy Guinan and Grandfather Joesph Guinan lived in Petersburg , And a Grandfather, Adelbert Miller that lived in Athens ILL. (Take care)
Gary Guinan <gguinan.com@juno.com>
St. Cloud , fl. USA - Friday, January 30, 1998 at 15:30:52 (CST)

I was born in Menard County in 1925 and have visited the family almost yearly since graduating from ACHS in 1943. Hi to all my friends and family.
Mary VanEman Bakur <mvb@cstone.net>
Charlottesville, Va USA - Thursday, January 29, 1998 at 12:13:37 (CST)

After my first visit to this web page, I began a "trip down memory lane". This included the name of Judy Parks from the Central Presbyterian Church. We used to see each other at Sunday School when I was in town visiting my grandparents. (Lucy and Cissel Young and Laura VanEman) Also found a photo of my cousin Ed Young in the New Salem area photos. During our early years, Grandma and Grandpa Young were at New Salem as he directed the restoration of the village. My husband and I also keep up on the Petersburg news through visitors to Florida. It's warm down here!
Lucy Lee VanEman Larson <clarson820@aol.com>
Bonita Springs, FL USA - Tuesday, January 27, 1998 at 06:01:25 (CST)

Some of my best memories are from my childhood in Petersburg.
Linda Rochefort <linda31@cstone.net>
Charlottesville, Va USA - Friday, January 23, 1998 at 18:05:54 (CST)

Just a note in hopes that old friends and classmates may get in touch
Stanley L. Powell <SPowell52@AOL.COM>
College Station, TX USA - Monday, January 19, 1998 at 14:49:49 (CST)

love pburg!
bob and dianne egan <pburgdad@aol.com>
petersburg, il USA - Monday, January 19, 1998 at 13:14:50 (CST)

I enjoyed my on-line visit to the place I spent many times of reunion with my relatives in Menard and Sangamon counties.
Lucy VanEman Larson <clarson820@aol.com>
Bonita Springs, FL USA - Sunday, January 18, 1998 at 09:17:00 (CST)

PETERSBURG RULES!!! It is so cool browsing the web and finding out that our town has a website. Keep up the great work!!! Stop by my sight if you want to waste some time.
Kyle Johnson <KJ Potato@aol.com>
Petersburg, Illinois USA - Saturday, January 17, 1998 at 13:44:10 (CST)

Country Dreams Bed & Breakfast in Rochester (10 min. from Springfield) happened to stop by your site. It's a wonderful way to explore a town without leaving the driveway.
Ralph Muhs <muhs1@fgi.net>
Springfield, IL USA - Thursday, January 15, 1998 at 22:00:03 (CST)

Hello to family and friends who have moved away from our great Menard County. Doesn't this nice page make you home-sick to come see us? We hope so.
BONNIE & LARRY HEYEN <leheyen@crcomputer.com>
Petersburg, IL USA - Thursday, January 15, 1998 at 19:40:50 (CST)

Edna and would just like to say "hello" to Van. The Web-Site is very informative and it brings back a lot of memories. I served at First Baptist Church 1983-1986 as Minister of Music and Education and would like to hear from anyone of Petersburg at our E-MAIL address. A speacial 'HELLO" to Larry and Bonnie Heyen.
Jim and Edna Palmer <JIMANDEDNA@prodigy.net>
Southaven, Ms USA - Wednesday, January 14, 1998 at 21:42:55 (CST)

Was just surfing the net and typed in Petersburg. What a Great surprise to find this web page. I grew up there in Petersburg, and graduated in 1980. So hello to all my class mates. I'll be checking back for more photo updates. Thanks for putting Petersburg on the Net.
Jeffrey Alan McCoy <heyitsme@bitstreet.com>
Abilene, TX USA - Tuesday, January 13, 1998 at 02:38:23 (CST)

Nice finding something about my ancestor Albin Gustavsson that travelled over from Sweden about 1900.
Kent Liljegren <kent.liljegren@mbox200.swipnet.se>
Malmo, Sweden - Monday, January 12, 1998 at 13:59:53 (CST)

It's great to see and hear about home when stationed overseas.
Darren R. Ice <cowboy@mwr.is>
NAS Keflavik, Iceland - Sunday, January 11, 1998 at 07:45:04 (CST)

it's great to visit a place i grew up in without leaving my chair - although i miss my hometown and don't get back to visit as much as i would like - it's great to have the memories restored from time to time. thanks
Robert Nottingham <Robert_Nottingham@tamu-commerce.edu>
Commerce, TX USA - Saturday, January 10, 1998 at 10:48:35 (CST)

Was at Ace Hardware in Petersburg, IL and decided to check out the site. Pretty cool site!
Robert & Karen Harris <rkharris@famvid.com>
Petersburg, IL USA - Thursday, January 08, 1998 at 17:35:07 (CST)

My ancestors Abraham Garber & Elizabeth Ogden were married in Petersburg around 1836. I'm very much interested in finding information about your community & its' history. Any information will be most appreciated. Sincerely, Pat Kenyon
Pat Kenyon <mouse@snowcrest.com>
Redding, CA USA - Wednesday, January 07, 1998 at 22:09:20 (CST)

Great introduction to a fine little place to live. We love it here. Maybe listing attractions at New Salem such as the Chautauqua Series would be helpful.
Lynda & Bill Beatty <Wbeatty45@aol.com>
Petersburg, IL USA - Tuesday, January 06, 1998 at 21:01:15 (CST)

I'm glad I found this site. It has helped us plan what we want to show our Spanish exchange student. Real American history.
Mary Patterson
Washington, IA USA - Friday, January 02, 1998 at 17:02:53 (CST)

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.

Petersburg, IL USA

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