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My parents, Garey and Mary Peterson, moved us to California in 1968, having lived in Petersburg many, many years. Even though I have lived here for 31 years, I still consider Petersburg my home town. Would love to hear from anyone who remembers my family. Really enjoyed this site. Thank you.
Brenda Peterson West <SW93312@aol.com>
Bakersfield, CA USA -

Dave thanks for a very nice Petersburg IL web page, we are very lucky to have such a nice one. Happy New Year to all in the year 2000.
Jo Ann Lutes <JLutes@fgi.net>
Petersburg, IL USA -

Make that two f's in Jeffrey.McCoy Sorry about that.
Jeff McCoy <jeffrey.mccoy@lajes.af.mil>
Porto Martins, Azores, Portugal -

Looking for information for the Class of 1980's 20 year reunion. Anybody knowing anything about this please drop me a line. I would like to be able to attend if possible. But I am sitting in the Atlantic Ocean on a little island and I need to plan way a head so I may be able to get a flight out. Thanks so much. Jeff McCoy
Jeff McCoy <jefrey.mccoy@lajes.af.mil>
Porto Martins, Azores, Portugal -

I just got my new computer for Christmas and am just learning my way around. I really like this site. It is the greatest.
Glen D. Van Etten <glenvanetten@aol.com>
Petersburg, IL USA -

Greetings from Wisconsin! I enjoyed reading the guestbook and seeing many familiar names! Keep up the great job!
David Dawson <wimastermason@aol.com>

Graduated PHHS class of 58
Jim Sponsler <sponsler@cwo.com>
Sacramento, CA USA -

I've got relatives in the area (Donna & Denny Meyer) so I thought I would visit the site. really nice. Hope to come to your great town soon.
David Meyer <buckmeyer@aol.com>
Spring, TX USA -

I have known some really nice people from your county. I have enjoyed reading all the entries in the guestbook. This is a wonderful site.
Sue Conner <Conner200@easynet.com>
Fairfield, IL USA -

Merry Christmas-Wishes from Steinfurt to Petersburg from Sabine. & a Happy New Year 2000! Many greetings from Corinna Altenburg
Sabine <r.u.s.reiloe@t-online.de>
Steinfurt, NRW Germany -

Took the New Salem village tour on your site and I loved it. My family and I are vacationing in Springfield and New Salem next spring. Thanks for the advance information.
Bobby Simms <BSimms278@aol.com>
Berry, IN USA -

It is better to be quite and to be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
Wahiawa, HI USA -

Interesting WEB for someone whom has been away from the area for a long time.
Donald Taapken <DTAA665199@AOL.com>
Fort Mitchell, AL USA -

Just wanted to wish all of Petersburg a very Merry Christmas and very Happy New Millenium.
Toni <Eebedah@aol.com>
Phoenix , Az USA -

Hello to all of our friends in Petersburg, IL!
Peggy Burton <btsvegmt@wcs-net.com>
Roodhouse, IL USA -

Love this site. The tour of the village of New Salem is great. Merry Christmas to everyone in Menard County.
Hope , TN USA -

New email address! I wrote a while ago about looking for information on the Pope's. I have a new email address and am still very much interested in ANY information you can give me. Thank you and have a very happy holiday!
Lisa <lismckil@mcics.com>
keithsburg, il USA -

Merry christmas to everyone.
Dan M <msdan@hotmail.com>
Canada -

Hello! It has been a while since I last checked this site out. I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season.
Natalie Grosboll <ngrosboll@aol.com>
Petersburg, USA - Thursday, December 02, 1999 at 23:27:06 (CST)

If anyone knows David Pieratt please tell him to contact me by e-mail, phone, or in writing. I have important business for him. Thank You.
Tammy Pieratt <pierattt@kansascity.com>
Independence, MO USA - Wednesday, December 01, 1999 at 15:36:18 (CST)

My parnets Frank Wilson and Bonnie Ortman Wilson are from Petersburg and Atterbury. My son Phillip and I visited there this past Sept and Oct. My uncle Harry Wilson still lives there. We enjoyed our visit there very much.
Kathy Ferguson <convert91@aol.com>
Camarillo, Ca USA - Saturday, November 27, 1999 at 23:30:33 (CST)

Hidi Ho Everybody in the Old Home Town. Dave has done a great job with the Petersburg site. Come on down and visit our Matton site, we would love to have ya'll. http://www.mattoonil.com
Joe Crosnoe <vidjoe@mattoonil.com>
Sullivan, Il USA - Saturday, November 27, 1999 at 00:13:40 (CST)

Hidi Ho Everybody in the Old Home Town. Dave has done a great job with the Petersburg site. Come on down and visit our Matton site, we would love to have ya'll.
Joe Crosnoe <vidjoe@mattoonil.com>
Sullivan, Il USA - Saturday, November 27, 1999 at 00:11:58 (CST)

My grandfather, Earle L Hodgen, sang tenor in a barbershop quartet with Judge Virgil Whipp, Dr Isaac Fouche and Arthur Johnson in the early 1900s. They performed at many events and at minstral shows at the Harris Opera House. I would like to hear from anyone with information about their quartet and performances. I now sing tenor in a barbershop quartet called "Sound FX" in the St Louis area. Patrick Flynn
Patrick Flynn <pat@aoh.org>
Chesterfield, MO USA - Thursday, November 25, 1999 at 11:59:13 (CST)

Happy Thanksgiving Everybody
Dwight Whitley <getonboard@webtv.net>
Sandy Hook, Ky USA - Thursday, November 25, 1999 at 10:51:59 (CST)

It has been some time since I visited this website, and I'm very much impressed with the changes and additions. You're doing a splendid job with it, and Petersburg should be proud of it.
Walden Yale <WTYale@aol.com>
Petersburg, IL USA - Wednesday, November 24, 1999 at 10:55:11 (CST)

My family has visited Petersburg many times to visit very dear friends of ours. If anyone knows Rev. Ed & Nancy Maddox or E.J.,Sherill,Scott or Greg Maddox, tell them the "Campbell's from Trenton" say hi! Petersburg is a beautiful town!
Lisa Campbell <campbell@accessus.net>
Trenton, IL USA - Saturday, November 20, 1999 at 17:57:51 (CST)

Does anyone remember the Illinois Country Opry located in Petersburg in the early 70's? A man named Leon Loy managed this place. I am searching for any memorabilia during this time frame for his daughter (x-mas present). Thank you.
Johnna Knapp <jknapp@swbell.net>
Tulsa, OK USA - Tuesday, November 16, 1999 at 14:56:30 (CST)

This is a nice website.
Jennifer M. Ladage <mariel@fgi.net>
Springfield, IL USA - Sunday, November 14, 1999 at 14:51:27 (CST)

Lindsey Deverman <XLindsey00x@yahoo.com>
Greenview, Il USA - Wednesday, November 03, 1999 at 13:21:44 (CST)

We love Petersburg.
Robert & Lauriann Prohaska <suttonchi@aol.com>
Chicago, IL USA - Sunday, October 31, 1999 at 20:22:00 (CST)

Just wanted to say "Hi!" to everyone in Petersburg. I haven't been there in a few years and it was nice to find this page with the photos from long ago. If anyone knows David Pieratt, tell him "Hi!" for me please.
Tammy Pieratt <pierattt@kansascity.com>
Kansas City, MO USA - Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at 11:35:35 (CDT)

Very nice page and a large amount of information. Great informations for visitors. Thanks
Bob Wright <bwright@ix.net>
Thorn, WA USA - Wednesday, October 20, 1999 at 11:14:40 (CDT)

Very nice website. I am from Athens and have many friends in Menard County. This is an excellent way to let everyone know "what's happening" in Menard County. Keep up the good work!
Phil Lawson <Pjlawson@aol.com>
Athens, IL USA - Saturday, October 09, 1999 at 08:25:14 (CDT)

Aloha from Hawaii. It has been three years since I've been home to see my folks in Petersburg. In the three years there has been a lot of changes like the new citgo station which was a Ker McGee station and my brothers new busness JWK's. If you see John at the Grist Mill Mall tell him hi from his brother George.
WAHIAWA, HI USA - Monday, October 04, 1999 at 21:39:01 (CDT)

Sure do miss P-burg, where everyone waves no matter what. All is well where the sun shines over 300 days a year. Diamondbacks to world series? Question of the day put nickel, penny & a quarter face up in front of you (Johnnys mother had 3- kids Nickolas, Penny & ???)
SCOTTSDALE, AZ USA - Monday, October 04, 1999 at 17:09:35 (CDT)

Am an old resident of Petersburg and just found this site tonight. My grandparents were the Schafer's, Ora and George,both now deceased. I do have one remaining grandparent in Petersburg and that is Mrs. Sarah Guinan. I'd like for someone to say hi for me to Stella Whitehead of Havana Illinois and also Cathy Connor and her daughter Melissa. Our family is planning a visit next spring to Petersburg to see my grandmother and hope to check out the old town again. Good-bye from very sunny, very hot Phoenix hot,Phoenix. Phoenix!!!!! Toni
Toni Hertzler <eebedah@aol.com>
Phoenix, Az USA - Wednesday, September 29, 1999 at 23:58:17 (CDT)

picayune, MS USA - Saturday, September 25, 1999 at 10:40:07 (CDT)

great site, but you have to quit telling people about our piece of heaven (menard co.). your going to let all those crazy people know where we are.
laury (king)blake <blake1995@aol.com>
tallula, il USA - Thursday, September 23, 1999 at 11:59:46 (CDT)

Very nice site! I enjoyed stopping by. Thanks
W. Thomas <wthomas@aol.com>
Plains, CA USA - Monday, September 13, 1999 at 15:34:53 (CDT)

Hi Dave, Your brother Joe told me of this site. EXCELLENT JOB! Have you ever thought of adding a genealogy page, or library source? Congratulations on a job well done.
Mary C. Crossnoe <crossnoe@apex.net>
USA - Saturday, September 11, 1999 at 18:49:33 (CDT)

Have many fond memories of Petersburg and New Salem State Historic Site. My father was born (1894) and raised in Petersburg, as were his brothers and sister. We visited there and at New Salem many times over the years. Have especially enjoyed our most recent visits to New Salem, where at one time my grand-uncle's carvings were displayed.
Gordon Phillips <gbphil@aol.com>
Longwood, FL USA - Wednesday, September 08, 1999 at 08:50:15 (CDT)

Nice website. I visit often. Hello to anyone from Oakford who remembers me from the 50's and 60's. My brothers and I spent alot of time there with Grandma, Oma Whitley. Great town!
Ruth Ann (Gebhards) Meierhofer <ruthann@dave-world.net>
Minonk, Illinois USA - Saturday, September 04, 1999 at 22:59:19 (CDT)

PETERSBURG, USA - Saturday, September 04, 1999 at 22:48:26 (CDT)

I've enjoyed reading about local politics in the Petersburg Observer, keep up the good work. We can use a good laugh now and again as the news of more Cuban boaters gets boring.
Richard "Bear" Marquardt <BEARMODELS@aol.com>
Lauderhill, FL USA - Tuesday, August 31, 1999 at 20:43:38 (CDT)

Hi to all in the Sleepy little Burg. It's now "Grandma" as our oldest son has blesses us with a grandaughter"Kaylie Ann Marquardt". Born 5/31/99. Any info regarding the Class of "75, Reunion for Athens H.S. is much appreciated.
Debbie (Barlow)Marquardt <wildred57@aol.com>
Lauderhill, FL USA - Tuesday, August 31, 1999 at 20:38:29 (CDT)

no commenets at this time
JEFF HEUBNER <heuby@famvid.com>
petersburg , il USA - Saturday, August 28, 1999 at 13:34:31 (CDT)

Itis very nice to see the old town on a website. Nice work.
Glen Hettinger <hetting@hughesluce.com>
Dallas, TX USA - Thursday, August 26, 1999 at 10:55:36 (CDT)

Just got back from your community after visiting all the sites. We spend two days at New Salem and another day looking in all the antique shops. We had a great time and your web site was a big help in planning our vacation.
Alice Krees <akrees@aol>
Benton, Il USA - Tuesday, August 24, 1999 at 07:51:41 (CDT)

Jessica Elliott
Mt. Zion, IL USA - Monday, August 09, 1999 at 16:16:21 (CDT)

Just found Petersburg Website and happy to find so much information. We lived there from 1963 to l966. Would enjoy hearing from friends.
Bob and Helen Pitsch <bobhelen@coastalnet.com>
Kill Devil Hills , N.C. USA - Saturday, August 07, 1999 at 16:05:44 (CDT)

I think this is a really neat site and I LOVE to look at all the pictures. Especially the really old ones. Where is Hadler Creek, and Salem Hill???
Ashli K. <Cturtl83@aol.com>
Petersburg, IL USA - Thursday, August 05, 1999 at 10:23:08 (CDT)

Very nice site! Please visit Madame Tussaud Wax Museum. (http://planeta.dataforce.net/mt)te to eat and drink so I can stay awake on those long trips. Thanks for a great website. Best of luck
Rebecca Reed <rreed@chipsnet.com>
Edinburg, IL USA - Sunday, July 25, 1999 at 23:59:31 (CDT)

Petersburg is a cute town. My grandparents live there, hi orene and grandpa coon!
sarah haynes <cowhead40@yahoo.com>
crystal river, florida USA - Sunday, July 25, 1999 at 09:13:07 (CDT)

I added my name to your guest book under my married name. I just want to add my maiden name is Messersmith. I sent to school in Athens.
Mary Messersmith Bender <Mary Bener/Finance/ICN@ICN>
Sanford, FL USA - Friday, July 23, 1999 at 09:18:09 (CDT)

SANFORD, FL USA - Tuesday, July 20, 1999 at 11:57:26 (CDT)

Hello petersburg I am passing through while on vacation in August 1999.
CLIFF GARFAT <zztop@ausa.net>
DALLAS, TEXAS USA - Sunday, July 18, 1999 at 21:51:08 (CDT)

Big hello from Germany! I just got back from a wonderful year in Petersburg!! Thanks to everybody for your kindness and giving me a home in your community. I“ll be sure to visit you sometimes! Lots of Love! Corinna
Corinna Altenburg <altenburg-steinfurt@t-online.de>
Steinfurt, NRW Germany - Monday, July 12, 1999 at 17:32:31 (CDT)

Can't make it to the Porta Class of 1974 reunion this summer, so am passing along a website for ALL classes to visit. http://www.highschoolalumni.com Hello to everyone back in Petersburg!
Deb [Thomson] Richards <debiak@aol.com>
Red Lake Falls, MN USA - Saturday, July 10, 1999 at 20:30:39 (CDT)

We are looking for a home on a lake in central Illinois and a friend advised to look in Petersburg. Any information would be helpful.
Harvey Jenkins <HarveyJenkins@chicago.avenew.com>
Batavia, Il USA - Friday, July 09, 1999 at 20:58:21 (CDT)

very interesting web site!
Rebecca Throckmorton
Petersburg, IL USA - Wednesday, July 07, 1999 at 19:31:28 (CDT)

Send birthday wishes to Helen Mitchell July 10th. She is celebration 90th birthday. Address: E. Grant St. Macomb, IL. Happy 4th of July to everyone.
Joyce & Willard Kellogg <SerenaWest@aol.com>
Serena, IL USA - Friday, July 02, 1999 at 07:34:37 (CDT)

I love to come and live again all the wonders of Petersburg. Thankyou and my special greetings to the West and Klaussen families. I LOVE YOU!! Always, Marķa=)
Marķa Chaumet <homertina@yahoo.com>
Rosario, Argentina - Wednesday, June 30, 1999 at 09:00:22 (CDT)

Great web site!!!!!!!!!
Petersburg, IIL USA - Saturday, June 26, 1999 at 15:44:47 (CDT)

I own a cabin in the Petersburg area. I would be interested in adding it to the lodging area as available for person to stay overnight, weekly or montly. Please call me at daytime 525-4533 or evening 787 4313
Kevin Jarvis <scmrktng@springfieldclinic.com>
Springfield, , IL USA - Thursday, June 17, 1999 at 09:04:12 (CDT)

We're new to Petersburg. Love the town and the people. Does anyone have any information on the history of the old mansion that someone is restoring south of Greenview on Rt.29? Looks like quite an undertaking.
frank <gyhooya@motion.net>
petersburg, il USA - Wednesday, June 16, 1999 at 11:30:46 (CDT)

Enjoy this sight and seeing familar names. What happened to the Alumni Celebration? We enjoyed coming to this special event. Would like to hear from graduates of 1952 &1953. Keep up the good work Dave.
Willard & Joyce Kellogg <SerenaWest @aol.com>
Serena, IL USA - Monday, June 14, 1999 at 09:54:29 (CDT)

Nice page!!! Check mine out itz pretty sweet also.
Duke Ring <dukerr@aol.com>
Petersburg, IL USA - Saturday, June 12, 1999 at 01:40:30 (CDT)

If anybody knows Eldene McCoy, please give her a call and wish her the Happiest of all Birthdays. She turns the BIG 60 on the 10th of June. Mom we wish that we were there to help celebrate this wonderful day. But we are always with you in heart and spirit. Today is the 6th of June and it is your 41st Wedding Anniversary. Hope you get lots of phone calls from friends and family. We love you very much. We will see you in Sept. All of our love to you. Jeff and Bernie, sending you this message from the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, on this tiny Island of Terceira.. :-)
Jeff and Bernie <op5330@mail.telepac.pt>
Azores, Portugal - Sunday, June 06, 1999 at 07:55:04 (CDT)

here is my favorite site i go there every day my mom says it is info that i may need after the prosidure ;-) please email me with any questions about the prosidure and i happy to inform you
Ryan Reguly<rregulator@aol.com>
balsom nob, lake petersburg menard, illinois - Sunday, June 06, 1999 at 02:17:25 (CDT)

My Mother, Edna Bates was born here. I am looking for any cousins. BATES, MCCLAINE,NATION & MELTON. PLEASE E-MAIL ME.
Clara Whitcomb Atkins <ClaraJ8284@aol.com>
Buena Park, Ca USA - Saturday, June 05, 1999 at 14:49:16 (CDT)

Greetings to all relatives in Petersburg and Illinois !! Take care Morten
Morten Grosboel Poulsen <grosboel@grosboel.dk>
Grenaa, Denmark - Wednesday, June 02, 1999 at 15:36:55 (CDT)

I am looking for a book "History of Menard Co., IL, that has a brief history of my ancestor Banister Bond. If there is someone in your community who would help me with my search, please contact me at my email address. It sounds like you have a beautiful county. Your web page is good but I couldn't find the library or a genealogical society. Hope I hear from someone. Thanks for your time. V.
Valerie Bearley <redluth@juno.com>
Atwood, KS USA - Wednesday, May 26, 1999 at 18:00:59 (CDT)

Excellent home page!
Rachelle Grosboll <rgrosboll@hotmail.com>
Petersburg, IL USA - Wednesday, May 26, 1999 at 14:06:05 (CDT)

We just got back from a visit to your county and New Salem Park. We had a great visit and enjoy all the historical sites. New Salem was delightful and informative. You also have some interesting antique stores. The people in your community were very friendly. We decided to visit in person after we found this site several months ago. More communities need to use the web to attract visitors to their area. Thanks so much.
George Glenn <Gglen@world.att.net>
Fairfield, IN USA - Thursday, May 20, 1999 at 06:41:27 (CDT)

Menard County, IL USA - Tuesday, May 18, 1999 at 15:59:17 (CDT)

I love this town. Porta High needs a soccer team dont you agree? Personal training available for good soccer players wishing to be great. E-mail me.
Harry Smedley <Kikdaball@aol.com>
Tallula, IL USA - Sunday, May 16, 1999 at 16:09:56 (CDT)

It has been a while since signing--I just want to say HI! to Jana Greene Cappellin--now in Madison, WI. THE SITE IS STILL GREAT, DAVE! I enjoy the song of the month while i am checking things out. One of these days I will get around to submitting some old pics. I think it would be nice if you would post the names of the people who guessed the picture of the month and from where it was taken. Just curious to know if anyone else got it right!
Carlajean H. Rebbe <Chrebbe@aol.com>
Petersburg, IL USA - Friday, May 14, 1999 at 21:10:05 (CDT)

I have the sweetest wife living in Tallula, she knows that I love her very much. I hope she realizes this in the very near future. Diane if your read this, I miss and want you back so very badly. Charlie
springfield, il USA - Sunday, May 09, 1999 at 00:48:00 (CDT)

Glad that I stopped by to visit! I added this web site to my list of "favorites" as I'm sure to visit frequently as we are new-comers to the Petersburg area. This will enable us to learn more about our community!
Marj Moritz <marj@fgi.net>
Petersburg, Il USA - Monday, April 26, 1999 at 13:20:51 (CDT)

All the violence that has been happening at these schools are a direct result of taking JESUS out of schools and letting the TV raise the kids. The children that watch TV violence get desensitized to the violence. When you kick GOD out of things those things fall apart. Besides that when the constitution says separation of church and state. It does not meant taking church out of the state it means to keep the state out of the church.
George W Kelly <gwkelly@mailcity.com>
Wahiawa, HI USA - Thursday, April 22, 1999 at 19:38:40 (CDT)

Greetings from California to the Burgios - Charlie, Jean Anne and Erik. Please pass on our "Hello's" to them from their sister and brother-in-law. Any a special Birthday Greeting to Charlie who will be celebrating another one on Sunday, April 18. "What are you doing?!?" Love to all!
Mary Kay and Dan Ewing <d.mk.ewing@worldnet.att.net>
Martinez, CA USA - Wednesday, April 14, 1999 at 16:38:19 (CDT)

Great website. My husband's sister, Patty Tucker & her husband Mike, have lived in Petersburg for many years. If you see them or Chet & Sharon, Randy & Georgia, Les & Irma, tell them Mel & Jim say "Howdy" from the Great White North of Michigan.
Melody Patterson <Splasher@tir.com>
Burton, MI USA - Sunday, April 11, 1999 at 10:05:02 (CDT)

Looks like a lovely place to live!
Pete Larsen
Regina, SK Canada - Friday, April 09, 1999 at 07:03:22 (CDT)

At the end of April our Boy scout troop Dunlap,Illinois will be camping at New salem and also will be particpating in the Lincoln Pilgrimage. My Grandparents live in Petersburg.
John Gamage <LongJohn84@hotmail.com>
Peoria, IL USA - Wednesday, April 07, 1999 at 14:52:35 (CDT)

Hi...interesting site. All the information one would ever want to know about Petersburg, IL.
Peter <webmaster@toronto.hm>
Toronto, ON Canada - Wednesday, April 07, 1999 at 13:32:36 (CDT)

AMERICA'S NO. 1 CHRISTIAN-COUNTRY GROUP THE FOX BROTHERS TO PERFORM AT THE NEW SALEM COUNTRY OPRY Recognized by many Nashville music industry officials as America's No. 1 Christian-Country group, The Fox Brothers are becoming a household name among Country and Gospel music-lovers in Illinois. Their upcoming performance at the New Salem Country Opry should continue to bolster their popularity among their fans in the area. In the past few years, the popular group has performed extensively at fairs and festivals in Illinois and surrounding states. Continuing that tradition, their April 10 concert at the New Salem Country Opry in Petersburg will be one of several concerts they will perform in Illinois this year. Their performance will begin at 9 p.m. "We love to entertain the people in Illinois," said Lynn Fox, the group's baritone/keyboard player/emcee. "They are always real friendly, and they seem to enjoy going to hear concerts." Since 1995, the group has had four No. 1 Christian-Country radio singles - "Turn My Life Around" in 1996; "Red Top Mountain" in 1997; and the 1998 hits, "Cradle Of Love" and "Say It Now." In addition to their televised Grand Ole Opry performances, The Fox Brothers have performed on numerous popular television shows, including "Nashville Now;" "Crook & Chase;" and other programs on The Nashville Network. In 1995, The Fox Brothers were named the "Country-Gospel Group Of The Year" by the International Country-Gospel Music Association. In 1996, they were awarded "The Vocal Group Of The Year" by the Christian Country Music Association. Last October, they received the award as the "Family Group Of The Year" by the Country Gospel Music Guild. Recently, they were awarded "The 1999 Vocal Group of the Year" by The Associated Media - a group sponsored by The Country Gospel Music Association.
daniel l. johnson <brownbox@bellsouth.net>
Nashville, TN USA - Saturday, April 03, 1999 at 15:01:30 (CST)

This Page is the Best Thing Since SLICED BREAD
DALLAS, TX USA - Monday, March 29, 1999 at 22:40:47 (CST)

Hello, Menard County. We are the fire dept.(Otter Lake Fire/Rescue)that purchased your old rescue truck. I have pictures after the refurishing that was done. Its a great truck, the guys love it. Works well and runs great. Please submit your mailing address if someone from Menard County Rescue reads this. Thanks again, David Dorr-Deputy Chief Marathon Area Fire Authority.
David W. Dorr <daviddorr@hotmail.com>
Otter Lake, Michigan USA - Sunday, March 28, 1999 at 20:14:24 (CST)

I forgot to mention that when my mother Clara Jean Grosboll visited us at Christmas I showed her Petersburg's website and she was very impressed. If any of you who know her see this note, please tell her that you saw her name on the Petersburg website. She will be so surprised!
Millie Justice <milliejustice@hotmail.com>
Washington, MI USA - Saturday, March 27, 1999 at 21:33:40 (CST)

The new website is very nicely done. I love to come to Petersburg's website and read the guest book from time to time. I still recognize so many names and it makes me feel like I'm still part of the Petersburg life!
Millie Justice <milliejustice@hotmail.com>
Washington, MI USA - Saturday, March 27, 1999 at 21:29:34 (CST)

Love the page!! I'm looking for the current address of the Popes.Gerald and norma.I seem to recall something about Rock creek.
Lisa <wildwind@mcol.net>
Keithsburg, Ill USA - Saturday, March 27, 1999 at 11:24:13 (CST)

i've lived here for a few years now,i'm 15, homeschooled and i was just wondering if there are any other homeschoolers around here who are my age? P.S. my mom and aunt own "Dorleen's Collectibles" stop by some time, we're in the old mall by Ayreco (sp?)!
Crystal "Pixie" Conn <P5PiXie@aol.com>
Petersburg, IL USA - Friday, March 26, 1999 at 21:45:01 (CST)

This is great! Was reading the 1997 guest book and found an E-Mail address for a cousin. Just goes to prove that it is a small world after all.
Rosalind Dirks <hrd85@yahoo.com>
Greenview, IL USA - Wednesday, March 24, 1999 at 22:21:54 (CST)

Oakford rules I've lived there all my life and it is twice as good as Petersburg. Yeah Petersburg may have their lake, but we have the Oakford Creek. HEY OAKFORD WILL SOON TAKE OVER PETERSBURG
Oakfordian <Crash250@aol.com>
Oakford, IL USA - Friday, March 19, 1999 at 23:20:40 (CST)

Is there any place on your website that would give info inre to cemeteries? Am interested in "Rose Hill" and need to know if the following persons are buried there: Clarissa Nettleton SALISBURY and Ella Minerva (Minnie) WADE. The latter died Abt. 1903. Thank you.
Marilyn <Mhallen356@aol.com>
USA - Friday, March 19, 1999 at 15:02:44 (CST)

WAHIAWA, HI USA - Thursday, March 18, 1999 at 20:43:49 (CST)

Tell the Kelly family to e-mail me some time. I went to PORTA High School from 85 TO 91. I am fo the class of 91. Tell MR Huff Hi from Hawaii
George W Kelly <GWKELLY@MAILCITY.COM or killthemall@hotmail.com>
WAHIAWA, HI USA - Thursday, March 18, 1999 at 15:30:12 (CST)

Hi! For anyone who sees this I would like to thank everyone in town for being so nice and thoughtful to my mother, Emma Lee Heller, and us kids. I know it has been many years since her death, but I will never forget everyone that helped us through our difficult time of need. Thank you so very much.
Amanda (Mandy) Heller <N/A>
O'Fallon, MO USA - Wednesday, March 17, 1999 at 14:43:44 (CST)

Best wishes from another regional NETWORK on this St Patrick's Day 1999
Northern Ireland Network <info@nireland.net>
Belfast, UK N.Ireland - Wednesday, March 17, 1999 at 04:18:38 (CST)

Very well done website. There was a lot of things to do and see. Keep up the good work. I really enjoyed it. Alan
Alan <acowhick@casscomm.com>
Ashland, IL USA - Monday, March 15, 1999 at 09:21:24 (CST)

I was looking for your libraries, City and County. I did not find anything. Did I miss something?
Charles Freeman <candrfreeman@telis.org>
Novato, CA USA 94947 - Sunday, March 14, 1999 at 11:57:19 (CST)

Dave..see you are still doing a great job. I have made several contacts to "old" friends through this site. Thanks for making it possible!
judy stahl <judys@fgi.net>
petersburg, il USA - Saturday, March 13, 1999 at 15:26:51 (CST)

Your park holds very special memories for me as a child and now that I have children of my own, I am exposing them to the park as well. Keep up the good work! Your park is something to be really pround of.
Michael R. Sloat <mssbc@midwest.net>
Centralia, IL USA - Sunday, March 07, 1999 at 10:35:39 (CST)

Hello to everybody back in Petersburg. We are now living in the Azores. They are situated about 900 miles off the coast of Portugal. Its a 5 hour time difference from Central. We live in a small village called Porto Martins on the South eastern edge of the Island of Terciera. We see the Ocean from the house. It's mainly a farming community. Lots of milk cows roaming the hills and the roads. The speed limit is about 45mh. The Island is 18 miles long and 10 miles wide. There are about 50,000 people on Terciera and only two stop lights. Imagine the chaos. They have Bull fighting in the City of Angra. And they also have the running of the Bulls in just about every village. We can't wait for the excitement. The weather has been great. 60's in the day and high 50's at night. Rains off and on. We hope our families get to come over and visit. Jeff and Bernie
Jeff & Bernie McCoy <op5330@mail.telepac.pt>
Lajes Field, Azores - Sunday, March 07, 1999 at 02:41:18 (CST)

My old High School Days 1950's
Donald L. Williams <donw@freewwweb.com>
Mansfield, tx USA - Friday, March 05, 1999 at 21:32:49 (CST)

A Beautiful page. Very...Irish!
Diane Johnston <CNTRY1BMKN@aol.com>
Tallula, IL USA - Friday, March 05, 1999 at 00:18:25 (CST)

The site is great! I fell in love with your town about 7 years ago when I came there to purchase two German Shepherd puppies from Randy Wade ( Randy are you still out there?? ). I found it charming and cozy. I wish I worked a little closer to Petersburg...I would move there! Keep up the good work.
Michelle Booker <LilOgre@one-eleven.net>
Dalton City, IL USA - Wednesday, March 03, 1999 at 12:13:23 (CST)

Great Website! It is fun to read the guestbook - keep up the good work!
Lisa Anderson Shaw <LisaAShaw@aol.com>
Riverside, Il USA - Monday, March 01, 1999 at 14:59:59 (CST)

Am still enjoying the Petersburg, IL website. Keep up the good work. My husband and I have moved to Madison, Wisconsin from Florida, but since I grew up in Petersburg I am always interested in Petersburg news. Carlajean and Jody - I still owe you E-mails.
Jana Greene Cappellin <TECJAN@aol.com>
Madison, WI USA - Saturday, February 27, 1999 at 09:51:31 (CST)

Web page is looking good. It is too bad all communities don't have nice web pages like ours. Keep up the good work. Also, hello to my Aunt Audrey Bennett and my mother Kathy (Bennett) Moore. I am glad to see that you have visited our web page. But, does Lafayette IN. have one?
Teresa Loeffler <tloeffler @iasb.com>
Petersburg,, IL USA - Thursday, February 25, 1999 at 13:27:02 (CST)

Job well done Dave. The new website page looks great, keep up the good work.
Lora Tibbs <LoraT62675@aol.com>
Petersburg, IL USA - Saturday, February 20, 1999 at 20:17:49 (CST)

Born in Petersburg went to school there great town
E.N.Reed <ggmapa@dixie-net.com>
HollySprings, mms USA - Saturday, February 20, 1999 at 14:41:53 (CST)

I like the new look of the page.
Ben Hollis <benji45@aol.com>
Petersburg, IL USA - Saturday, February 20, 1999 at 09:34:42 (CST)

Dave, to let you know I am on the net at home.Add looks great
Don Gillmore <DonGillmore@MSN.COM>
USA - Friday, February 19, 1999 at 21:51:04 (CST)

A new 1999 register--1998 and 1997 have been shelved--and Dave, we thank you for keeping up this beautiful web site for our community. It is GREAT reading names of people I know and where they are now located. Andrew tell Megan "Hi" from her Ole' Aunt!
Carlajean Rebbe <Chrebbe@aol.com>
Petersburg, IL USA - Wednesday, February 17, 1999 at 21:54:32 (CST)

Looking around for possible sites to search for my family, Acre
Madelene <mskerlick@aol.com>
St. Petersburg, Fl USA - Sunday, February 14, 1999 at 19:49:31 (CST)

Enjoyed website, saw lots of familiar names, it brings back memories of my hometown. Moved away in 74, back often to visit family and friends. Married name was Dixon, divorced and returned to maiden name of Bennett. Great job Dave.
Audrey Bennett <abennett@dcwi.com>
Lafayette, IN USA - Saturday, February 06, 1999 at 17:12:50 (CST)

This site is pretty good . I lived in Petersburg about all of my life . Come visit my town .
Tomas Bale <tbale@springnet1.com>
Petersburg, Il USA - Friday, January 29, 1999 at 02:09:42 (CST)

Enjoyed the website. I'm originally from Petersburg, IL
Kathy Moore <kmoore42@juno.com>
Lafayette, IN USA - Thursday, January 28, 1999 at 16:48:50 (CST)

there is more sun----shine in texas
chrstine koch
ft worth , tx USA - Tuesday, January 26, 1999 at 10:04:46 (CST)

well done! glad my friend Hawkn told me to come here....
marti <jimmar@multipro,com>
McMinnville, TN USA - Monday, January 25, 1999 at 11:13:34 (CST)

Megan Smith is a good friend of mine here at school and she mentions Petersburg all the time, so I thought I would check it out! Very nice website and it seems like a great place to live!
Andrew DeVooght <devooght@law.uiuc.edu>
Urbana, IL USA - Monday, January 25, 1999 at 00:42:13 (CST)

I love petersburg!! I hope to live here all my life. Come visit our cool town. There is sooo much to do here. You can sit in the hardees parking lot, or sit in the gilmores parking lot, or sit in the dairy queen parking lot....IT ROCKS!!!
Bradford Dean Sherwood <Airwood52@aol.com>
Petersburg, IL USA - Saturday, January 23, 1999 at 12:49:20 (CST)

This town is the best. I can't wait until i move to Grand Oaks to be closer to it and my friends at the lake, Salefski, Ashley B, Janelle W. Thank you Petersburg for this great web site!!
Darin Bowman <DuPont2415@aol.com>
Petersburg, Il USA - Thursday, January 21, 1999 at 16:09:53 (CST)

Very nice community site. We will be visiting your town this next summer and are looking foward to touring New Salem. It looks like you have alot to see. It is nice to be able to search the internet and get this kind of information before you take the trip.
Robert Lang <rlang213@hotmail.com>
Center City, NC USA - Wednesday, January 20, 1999 at 17:53:17 (CST)

This website is looking great!! You've added the PORTA High School web page since I was last here, and it's looking nice! I was surprisedc to see my own picture there. Now Dad's not the only Allen with his picture here!
Rachel Allen <ParrotHd83@aol.com>
Petersburg, Il USA - Wednesday, January 06, 1999 at 19:27:58 (CST)

Dave thanks for the great home page. I have watched it grow from the beginning days and it just gets better. Thanks. I use the book marks frequently. A big help, especillay the weather url.
Jo Ann Lutes <jlutes@fgi.net>
Petersburg , IL USA - Sunday, January 03, 1999 at 19:04:56 (CST)

I have been visiting the page since it has been created, and it seems to improve all the time. Great Job Dave. This is really a great community website
Ben Hollis <Benji45@AOL.COM>
Petersburg, IL USA - Friday, January 01, 1999 at 23:47:19 (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 for 1999.

Petersburg, IL USA

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