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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 Community Unit School District 3 Board of Education met February 20  SE Illinois News

Harrisburg Community Unit School District 3 Board of Education met Feb. 20. Here is the minutes provided by the board: The regular meeting of the Board of ...

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 ...

EXCHANGE: At 12,000 meals, Harrisburg schools feed community  Chicago Daily Herald

ILLINOIS EXCHANGE: With 12000 meals, Harrisburg schools feed community, set example for Southern Illinois.

'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 ...

Leland P. Banks  The Vienna TImes

Leland P. Banks, age 73 years, a resident of rural Tunnel Hill, passed away unexpectedly Saturday evening, June 1, 2019, at 7:14 PM at the Heartland Regional ...

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.

12000 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.

'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 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.

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 ...

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 ...

Harrisburg FFA plant sale on April 27  Harrisburg Daily Register

The FFA plant sale will be held 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on two dates: on April 20 at the greenhouse on the southeast side of Harrisburg High School; and on April 27 at the ...

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 ...

Longtime Harrisburg educator dies  WSIL TV

HARRISBURG, Ill. -- Funeral services will take place Saturday for a longtime music educator from Saline County.

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.

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 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 ...

HHS concert Tuesday night previews band's return to SuperState  Harrisburg Daily Register

HARRISBURG -- Harrisburg High School's concert band will play in a public concert tonight that will preview the band's upcoming performance at the Illinois ...

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 ...

After set pieces stolen, the show will go on for Harrisburg theater students  The Southern

HARRISBURG — Harrisburg High School music teacher Hannah Drake was at a holiday tournament when she received a call from Principal Scott Dewar ...

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 ...

Saline County high school students put on trade show  WSIL TV

WSIL -- High school students from the region showcase their business ideas at an upcoming event. The Saline County CEO program will highlight some of the ...

UNSUNG HERO: Harrisburg teens help feed the hungry  WSIL TV

HARRISBURG (WSIL) -- A Harrisburg Middle School student is inspiring others by his volunteerism. He's a star student by day and a diligent volunteer by night.

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 ...

Work begins on Harrisburg High School | Harrisburg |  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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Confronting the dangers of texting while driving  WSIL TV

HARRISBURG (WSIL) -- Illinois State Police and Sen. Dale Fowler are partnering with AT&T to teach southern Illinois high school students the dangers of ...

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 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.

Harrisburg High School stages 'Seussical the Musical'  Daily Register

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

Edward E. Miller Sr. | Obituaries |  The Southern

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

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 band rocks Disney World  Harrisburg Daily Register

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

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Dozens support Confederate flag at school meeting | Local News  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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Harrisburg mother angry after threats | Local News |  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.

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.

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 ...

Harrisburg Students of the Week  Daily Register

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

Harrisburg High School speech team nabs second place at tourney  Daily Register

The Harrisburg High School speech team, coached by Tina Mondino, placed second out of 13 teams at the recent tournament on the SIU-C campus.

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.

Debate over Confederate flag rises in Harrisburg | Local News  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 ...

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, ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Five killed in I-57 wreck this afternoon, state police confirm  Harrisburg Daily Register

MARION -- Five people were killed Thursday afternoon when an SUV struck the back of a truck non northbound Intertstate 57, the Illinois State Police have ...

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

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

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.

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, ...

'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's newest police officer is home grown  Daily Register

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

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Henshaw sets scoring record at Harrisburg | Harrisburg Bulldogs  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.

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 ...

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.

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. Rod was ...

SAT scores in Illinois: explore the data  Chicago Tribune

Unlike most of Illinois schools, Hersey High School in Arlington Heights scored an average 1202.3 on the SAT, one of only 14 high schools in the state that on ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Mary Jane Tuttle (Lyons) | Obituaries |  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 ...

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.

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

HARRISBURG -- Harrisburg student actors literally will fly across the stage on their way to Neverland at Southeastern Illinois College's theater this weekend, ...

Robert M. "Rod" Wolf  Harrisburg Daily Register

HARRISBURG -- Robert M. "Rod" Wolf, 63, passed away at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, in Saint Louis University Hospital.

Michael Henshaw | Obituaries |  The Southern

HARRISBURG — Michael J. Henshaw, 72, passed away Wednesday evening, March 22, 2017, at his residence.

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 ...

Mona Nelson | Obituaries |  The Southern

HARRISBURG -- Mona Nelson, 65, died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, in DePaul Hospital in suburban St. Louis.

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.

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 ...

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.

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Lake Park to perform at theater festival  Chicago Daily Herald

The Lake Park High School cast and crew of "Close Ties" will perform Friday, Jan. 12, in the three-day Illinois High School Theatre Festival, which strives to ...

Prep Girls Hoops: Harrisburg starts own Invitational with win over West Frankfort  Daily Register

Harrisburg's Lotte Miller scored 26 points on 10-of-16 shooting form the field and 9-of-13 from beyond the arc as Harrisburg rolled to a 63-31 win over West ...

Stolen props won't stop southern Illinois high school from putting on musical

HARRISBURG, Ill. • The show will go on at a southern Illinois high school where theater props for "Seussical the Musical" were recently stolen. Homemade ...

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 ...

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 ...

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