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October 14, 2015 by Joseph Gaul (Register to contact)

Very pleased to read that the high School is being restored. That is so great. What happened? A lot of our beautiful town is gone. Torn down,replaced with generic boxes, or tin churches. I am so proud of the current group of residents who obviously have pride of place and a sebse of history.

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Harrisburg High speech team hosts regional contest Saturday  Harrisburg Daily Register

HARRISBURG -- Harrisburg High School's speech team hosts a regional tournament Saturday, and hopes to advance after a successful season, speech coach ...

Harrisburg High School speech team wins regional; on to sectionals  Harrisburg Daily Register

Harrisburg High School's speech team took first-place honors Saturday at its home regional. The team will travel to Chatham this weekend for sectional ...

'No one is more deserving' Harrisburg High honors longtime coach Chuck Ingram  Harrisburg Daily Register

HARRISBURG -- One of Illinois' longest-serving high school coaches will ring in the new year with the honor of knowing his school district has named its track ...

12,000 meals: Harrisburg schools feed community, set example for Southern Illinois  The Southern

HARRISBURG — Valarie Hodges knows plenty of kids in her town would go hungry if not for their schools.

Harrisburg High School mourns student who died after wreck  Harrisburg Daily Register

A Harrisburg High School junior died Friday, Aug. 17 afternoon from injuries received in a crash in Williamson County the day before.

HHS principal Scott Dewar wins ag advocacy award Harrisburg High School principal Scott Dewar is recognized  Harrisburg Daily Register

Harrisburg High School principal Scott Dewar is recognized for his support of the school's FFA program.

'Chalk' full of talent  Harrisburg Daily Register

Students from 10 southern Illinois schools converged Monday along the sidewalks surrounding Harrisburg Middle School to display their artistic talents while ...

HHS Homecoming court announced  Harrisburg Daily Register

Homecoming queen candidates, Mr. Bulldog candidates and attendants have been announced for Homecoming at Harrisburg High School.

HHS cheer team outperforms expectations at state BLOOMINGTON  Harrisburg Daily Register

BLOOMINGTON -- Harrisburg High School's cheerleading team competed Friday in the preliminary round of Illinois High School Association finals, and the ...

In step for the season Harrisburg band prepare for season; ask for help to replace band trailer  Harrisburg Daily Register

The Harrisburg High School Marching Band sweated through the past two weeks, preparing for what they expect will be a winning fall marching season.

Our most significant news stories of 2018 'Little Hank,' fatal fire top the list  Harrisburg Daily Register

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS -- A star is born. Family is lost. Institutions expand. There have been many news stories in 2018 in the pages of the Harrisburg ...

SIC hosts students for annual Academic Challenge Competition  KFVS

HARRISBURG, IL (KFVS) - Around 130 high school students came to Southeastern Illinois College on Feb. 7, to take a series of regional exams as part of the ...

Healthcare mission provides free care to Southern Illinoisans  The Southern

HARRISBURG — The State of Illinois, U.S. Army Reserve and U.S. Army joined with the Delta Regional Authority and community partners to provide medical ...

Harrisburg High School alum donates $100K to help alma mater buy updated materials  Harrisburg Daily Register

HARRISBURG -- Harrisburg Superintendent Mike Gauch said he's thrilled with improvements coming to Harrisburg High School after a former graduate donated ...

Harrisburg High School year in review  Chicago Daily Herald

Number of 2018 graduates: 134. Top academic achievements WYSE individual medal winners are: Jess Martin, first place in Chemistry. Raegan Thompson ...

Harrisburg High School seniors win art awards, scholarships  Harrisburg Daily Register

HARRISBURG -- Several Harrisburg High School art students received awards and/or scholarships at the recent HHS Humanities Night.

SIC hosts Academic Challenge among local high schools  Harrisburg Daily Register

SALINE COUNTY -- Nearly 130 high school students from the region met on the campus of Southeastern Illinois College recently to take a series of regional ...

Paul Jones' path to success: Hard work, a desire to give back  Harrisburg Daily Register

The former Harrisburg man whose commitment to hard work and education led to his success in the world of industrial business is sharing his success with his ...

Harrisburg high school, middle school bands honored for great seasons  Daily Register

The Harrisburg City Council recognized the hard work and success of the marching bands for both Harrisburg High School and Harrisburg Middle School at the ...

HHS shows appreciation to science wing donor with demonstrations  Harrisburg Daily Register

Former Harrisburg native Paul Jones received a homecoming reception from Harrisburg High School students, administrators, staff and school board members ...

Musical in jeopardy after thieves run off with students' set  WPSD Local 6

HARRISBURG, IL – Local theater students woke up to learn months of their hard work was gone. Around 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Harrisburg Unit 3 ...

Harrisburg High School  The Southern

Harrisburg High School has recognized Delaney Adams, Sarah Bittle, Morgan Douglas, Kirin Schlabitz, Jessica Schwartz and Micaylen Wolf for academic ...

Construction at Harrisburg High School continues  The Southern

When Harrisburg High School students show up Monday for the first day of the 2016-17 school year, they'll find that a sizable section of the building has been ...

Harrisburg High School hosts winter concert HARRISBURG  Harrisburg Daily Register

HARRISBURG – Harrisburg High School's choir and band, directed by Hannah Drake, held its annual concert Sunday at Davenport Gymnasium to celebrate the ...

Work begins on Harrisburg High School  The Southern

HARRISBURG — After decades of no renovations, the three years it will take to complete major work including new construction at Harrisburg High School might ...

HHS construction on schedule  Harrisburg Daily Register

Work will not keep the school from opening for students on time.

Harrisburg High School wins its own chalk contest  Daily Register

Harrisburg High School student artists won the HHS sidewalk chalk art contest Friday in a contest featuring 12 other local schools.

Harrisburg FFA honored at state convention  Harrisburg Daily Register

SPRINGFIELD -- Members of the Harrisburg FFA chapter received four prestigious awards at the 90th annual Illinois State FFA Convention.

Harrisburg Middle School presents 'Wizard of Oz', Friday and Sunday  Daily Register

Harrisburg Middle School will present "The Wizard of Oz" in performances Friday and Sunday at the middle school.

Harrisburg High school band rocks Disney World  Harrisburg Daily Register

The Harrisburg High School Marching Band made its director proud with a thrilling performance at Disney World.

Edward E. Miller Sr.  The Southern

MARION — Edward E. Miller Sr., 83, passed away Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, at his home.

2018 Sounds of the Season Schedule  WSIL TV

WSIL -- Each year school choirs from around the region visit the WSIL and WSIU studios to record our 'Sounds of the Season' program. You can catch the entire ...

Dr. James P. Durham | Obituaries |  The Southern

BENTON — James P. Durham, M.D., 81, passed away the evening of Jan. 25, 2019, in Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, surrounded by family.

Harrisburg High School choir, band perform holiday songs  Daily Register

It's not every holiday concert where the audience is encouraged to sing along, but that's exactly what happened Sunday at Harrisburg High School's choir and ...

Bob D. Dallas  The Southern

HARRISBURG — Bob D. Dallas, 90, lifelong resident of the Harrisburg area and longtime legendary coach in Ridgway and Gallatin County, passed on this life ...

Family and friends remember teen killed in accident  WSIL TV

HARRISBURG, Ill. -- Friends and family celebrate and remember the life of a 16-year old Harrisburg student who died in a car crash last week.

Prep Football: Way resigns as head football coach at Harrisburg  Daily Register

Longtime fixture on Harrisburg sidelines hands in resignation Wednesday.

Harrisburg Golf Preview: Bulldogs looking to improve in 2017  Daily Register

In regards to season expectations for the Harrisburg High School boys and girls' golf teams, head coach Steve Black said he doesn't have any.

Harrisburg High School stages 'Seussical the Musical'  Daily Register

Harrisburg High School students staged 'Seussical the Musical' last week.

New owner hopes to breathe life into Harrisburg shopping center  ABC27

Harrisburg's first suburban-style shopping center is expected to get some new additions.

Two casts to bring 'Seussical the Musical' to the SIC stage  Daily Register

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the George T. Dennis Visual & Performing Arts Center Theatre at Southeastern Illinois College, two casts will perform ...

Harrisburg man ready to complete lineman program  Harrisburg Daily Register

Nathan Abraham, of Harrisburg, will graduate on May 11 with an Electrical Distribution Systems certificate from Frontier Community College in Fairfield.

Police teach new drivers about being pulled over  WSIL TV

HARRISBURG, Ill. -- Illinois law mandates that all driver's education classes include a section on what to do during a traffic stop. News Three went to Harrisburg ...

Harrisburg flag controversy may be spilling into middle school  The Southern

HARRISBURG — Two students were suspended from Harrisburg Middle School this week because of fighting, possibly in connection with the recent flare-up ...

The Name Game: Hunsinger Stadium at Harrisburg High School  The Southern

Chuck Hunsinger was recognized nationwide as an NFL running back, but to people in Harrisburg, he was simply known as the auto shop teacher.

Eldorado, Carrier Mills-Stonefort FFA place high in Ag Mechanics competition  Harrisburg Daily Register

HARRISBURG -- Two Saline County FFA chapters, Eldorado and Carrier Mills-Stonefort, placed well in Southeastern Illinois College's annual Section 25 Ag ...

HHS Marching Band offers huge rummage sale to help with Disney trip HARRISBURG  Harrisburg Daily Register

HARRISBURG -- Plastic totes filled with clothing, toddler toys and a baby swing sat among a growing collection of items that looked slightly out of place in the ...

SIC museum in Harrisburg to create 'wonderful beacon for culture in the middle of a cornfield'  The Southern

HARRISBURG — With the addition of a substantive art museum to its campus, Southeastern Illinois College hopes to create a hub for culture and learning, ...

Dozens support Confederate flag at school meeting  The Southern

HARRISBURG — Trenton Byrd has been wearing a Confederate flag belt buckle to school for the past two weeks without issue, unlike late last month when the ...

Debate over Confederate flag rises in Harrisburg  The Southern

HARRISBURG – As it has elsewhere in the country, the debate over a student's right to display the Confederate flag at school versus district policy to prevent ...

Harrisburg Students of the Week  Daily Register

Harrisburg Students of the Week are Harlie Smith and Colton Russell Langley.

Harrisburg mother angry after threats  The Southern

Harrisburg school officials have not taken sufficient action to protect a middle school student in the aftermath of a series of text messages between other students ...

Prep Football: Angelly hired to head up Bulldog football program  Daily Register

Angelly becomes 30th head coach in school history.

Brad Vinyard takes bronze at world strongman competition  Harrisburg Daily Register

Twenty-two years after being diagnosed with osteosarcoma, Brad Vineyard medals in the World's Strongest Disabled Man competition.

Harrisburg Football Preview: Angelly, Dogs hit the ground running  Daily Register

Bulldogs open up 2017 season Friday night on the road at Mt. Carmel.

'Goblin' up the treats: Harrisburg Halloween program draws huge crowd to Taylor Field  Daily Register

Ghouls, ghosts, monsters, princesses and heroes queued en masse at Harrisburg High School's Taylor Field Tuesday night, impressing organizers with the ...

Harrisburg-born filmmaker has new movie coming out Thursday  Daily Register

A Harrisburg native now in the movie business is anticipating the U.S. release of a new film Thursday.John Hollaway didn't take a traditional route into the film ...

Street named to honor fallen Marine  Harrisburg Daily Register

Family members, friends and classmates gathered Sunday afternoon to recognize a Harrisburg Marine killed in what is regarded as the incident that spurred the ...

SIU Homecoming winners announced  SIU News

CARBONDALE, Ill. — Alaysia Brandy and Toussaint Mitchell were chosen as queen and king of Southern Illinois University Carbondale's Homecoming 2018, ...

Illinois State Police District 22 welcomes four new troopers  Annanews

The Illinois State Police had 81 troopers join the ranks on Friday, Aug. 10, after CC 127 graduated from the Illinois State Police Academy in Springfield.

Harrisburg's newest police officer is home grown  Daily Register

Harrisburg native Eric J. Gott is the city's newest police officer.

Bulldogs drop two at Metro East Classic  Daily Register

Harrisburg returns to action Wednesday at Jay Thompson Field.

Marion Unit 2 announces three new hires  Daily Register

Marion Community Unit School District #2 board members announced the hiring of three new faculty members.

Prep Hoops Preview | Harrisburg: Bulldogs learning as they go  Kewanee Star Courier

Everything seemed to be going Harrisburg's way as the school year opened and the Bulldog basketball team learned they would be stepping down from 3A ...

Harrisburg claims state title  The Southern

PEORIA — They are who we thought they were. That's right, the Harrisburg Bulldogs carried the No. 1 ranking nearly all season, and they capped off an ...

Prep Baseball: Three 'Dogs named to SIRR All-Conference  Daily Register

A trio of Harrisburg High School baseball players found their way onto the Southern Illinois River-to-River Ohio Division All-Conference Team for the first time at ...

1980 Harrisburg team was first from the region to play for title  The Southern

The Illinois High School Association football playoffs were still something of a novelty in 1980 when Ken Joggerst's Harrisburg team reached the Class 3A state ...

Harrisburg community supports family after deadly house fire  WSIL TV

HARRISBURG -- The Harrisburg community is pulling together to support a family after a house fire claimed the lives of two young girls and their mother ...

Meet The Southern Illinoisan's 2018 '20 Under 40' | Local Business  The Southern

Each generation is unique. Though the means may be different, each one endeavors to leave their mark on our businesses, organizations and region.

Henshaw sets scoring record at Harrisburg  The Southern

There are plenty of adjectives to describe Capel Henshaw, and what he's meant to the Harrisburg boys basketball program. The simplest one is he's a winner.

Former Harrisburg basketball standout Capel Henshaw reflects on his career at Lewis University  Daily Register

There will be time for reflection and when that time comes, Capel Henshaw knows exactly where his mind will take him. Henshaw, a senior at Lewis University, ...

Robert 'Rod' Wolf | Obituaries |  The Southern

HARRISBURG — Robert M. “Rod” Wolf, 63, of Harrisburg, passed away at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, in Saint Louis University Hospital.

Tickets still available for whimsical 'Peter Pan' at Harrisburg High  Daily Register

The high school drama department will present the musical this coming Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the theater of Southeast Illinois College - and yes, they'll ...

Unbroken: A rebuilt Harrisburg will never forget Leap Day tornado  The Southern

HARRISBURG — Subtle reminders remain here, four years after sunrise ushered in a crisp, sunny morning and the start of a horrific Leap Year day.

Obituaries Oct. 24, 2018 | Obituaries  Murray Ledger and Times

Dimple Lee Pratt. Pratt obit.jpg. Dimple Lee Pratt, 84, of Murray, Kentucky, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, at Baptist Health Hospital in Paducah, Kentucky.

HHS Band raises more than $7,000 with help from Jim Hayes Inc.  Daily Register

HARRISBURG -- Jim Hayes Inc. and members of the local community raised more than $7000 for the Harrisburg High School Marching Band at a recent ...

Look back: The Southern staff remembers the devastating Leap Day tornado that hit Southern Illinois 6 years ago  The Southern

Several members of The Southern's staff were in Harrisburg the night of the devastating tornado six years ago. Here are their memories.

Mary Jane Tuttle (Lyons)  The Southern

1938 – 2016. HARRISBURG — Mary Jane Tuttle (Lyons) died peacefully at home in the arms of her husband at 12:52 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, following ...

Harrisburg baseball season ends at hands of Carterville  Daily Register

It was a battle, but The Harrisburg Bulldogs couldn't overcome some defensive miscues and dropped their last game of the season 7-5, sending Carterville to the ...

Bulldogs open up season with split of Murphysboro and Herrin  Daily Register

The Harrisburg High School wrestling team opened the season with a split against Murphysboro and Herrin as The Red Devils won 45-33 and Harrisburg edged ...

These are 2018's standout graduating seniors from Southern Illinois  The Southern

Every year, school administrators and guidance counselors and The Southern Illinoisan newspaper acknowledge the academic and leadership activities of the ...

New Holland takes over as CEO of Farmers State Bank Charles M. Holland has taken over  Daily Register

Charles M. Holland has taken over as chief executive officer of Farmers State Bank, a locally owned and operated community bank with two branches in Marion ...

'Extraordinary young ladies who will be deeply missed'  Daily Register

Alaysia Peacock and her twin sister, Malaysia Peacock, were spirited, enthusiastic, kind and all-around good athletes and people, two of the girls' former ...

2 Illinois coaches banned for 'ugly' behavior at state title game

CARBONDALE — The Illinois High School Association announced sanctions Wednesday after completing the investigation regarding the Class 2A state ...

Who was Penny Cent? Find out about mysterious artist at Harrisburg Library  The Southern

HARRISBURG — He was one of a group of idealistic young college graduates who came to Southern Illinois in June 1934, to found a new college they called ...

Chandra Banerjee of Murphysboro  Daily Register

Chandra M. Banerjee, 85, passed away Sunday Nov. 19, 2017 at his home in Murphysboro where he resided since 1974.

Soccer: Bulldogs pull off upset over Freeburg  Daily Register

The Harrisburg High School soccer team pulled off the upset as the No. 7 seed, knocking off No. 3 seeded Freeburg 3-2 in the IHSA Class 2A Regional ...

Fowler brings together area students for first-ever Youth Advisory Council  The Vienna TImes

On Nov. 15, State Sen. Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) welcomed dozens of high school students from across the 59th Senate District to his first-ever Youth Advisory ...

2016's stand-out high school students | Education |  The Southern

Each year, The Southern Illinois Society for High School Achievement recognizes students from Southern Illinois high schools for their achievements in such ...

Seven vie for title in Popcorn Days Beauty Queen contest, Sept. 8  Daily Register

The Ridgway Popcorn Days Beauty Queen contest at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8 features seven young women vying for the tiara.

2017's stand-out high school students | Education |  The Southern

Each year, The Southern Illinois Society for High School Achievement recognizes students from Southern Illinois high schools for their achievements in such ...

Baseball: Harrisburg knocks off West Frankfort in regional semis  Daily Register

The Harrisburg High School baseball team punched its ticket to the championship of Saturday's IHSA Class 2A Regional title game, knocking off West Frankfort ...

Harrisburg flooding threatens businesses  WSIL TV

WSIL -- Over six inches of rain fell in Harrisburg this weekend, and water levels around the town are still rising even as the rain has ceased. That water is now ...

Harrisburg edged by Patriots in SIRR opener  Daily Register

The Harrisburg High School softball team had one more hit than Massac County in the Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Ohio Division opener, but fell ...

Logan Joins Former Coach In Blackburn Hall Of Fame

For most of the year, particularly from November until March, Litchfield High School boys basketball coach Drew Logan's focus is on the present. But on Saturday ...

Harrisburg continues to deny Seton Academy racism claims  The Southern

HARRISBURG — The controversy swirling around Harrisburg's Class 2A basketball state championship won't go away.

Gregory Sullivan | Obituaries |  The Southern

CARTERVILLE -- Gregory Patrick Sullivan of Ft. Myers, Florida, son of Mr. and Mrs. Pat Sullivan of Melbourne, Florida, passed away Oct. 13, 2014, at the age of ...

Well-known business owner has died  The Southern

HARRISBURG — Friends and family are mourning the loss of longtime Harrisburg businessman Macauley Nicholes, who died Monday.

Prep Baseball: Thompson to be inducted into SI Coaches Hall of Fame by Miners  Daily Register

Thompson, Du Quoin's Karnes will be inducted in ceremony Tuesday at Rent One Park.

School's reaction to Confederate flag shirt sparking controversy in Southern Illinois

HARRISBURG, ILL. • Dozens of Confederate flag supporters rallied Saturday night after a Harrisburg High School student was told by a teacher last week to turn ...

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