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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 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.

HHS Homecoming court announced  Harrisburg Daily Register

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

'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 ...

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 ...

Dr. James P. Durham  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 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 ...

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 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 McDonald's on schedule to open later this year  Harrisburg Daily Register

HARRISBURG -- Machine operators continued to work at the site of Harrisburg's future McDonald's restaurant Monday, cleaning up and reusing old pavement ...

Harrisburg police chief announces retirement Harrisburg Police Chief David Morris announced Monday he will resign from  Harrisburg Daily Register

Harrisburg Police Chief David Morris announced Monday he will resign from the department effective Friday, retiring from the position to work for Harrisburg Unit ...

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 ...

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 hires soccer coach; Cobden looking for hoops coach  The Southern

Harrisburg High School has hired a new boys soccer coach and Cobden High School is looking for a boys basketball coach.

Hiring process for next park district executive director coming under heavy criticism  Harrisburg Daily Register

The three-member Harrisburg Township Park District board will decide on Dec. 19 who will take over for Ron Emery when he retires - either Emery's son, Blake, ...

One Eldorado teen hospitalized after wreck involving three students  Harrisburg Daily Register

ELDORADO -- One Eldorado High School junior remained in the hospital Monday after a car accident that injured three students on Saturday.

Harrisburg's crowd of candidates a good sign: Montfort Voters in the April 2 Harrisburg municipal election  Harrisburg Daily Register

Voters in the April 2 Harrisburg municipal election will have a wide range of candidates to choose from, many of whom are running to make a difference, ...

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 ...

Helen Hill Jones honored on 100th birthday Helen Hill Jones of Saline County turned 100 on  Harrisburg Daily Register

Helen Hill Jones of Saline County turned 100 on Friday, and on Saturday her family, friends and well-wishers gathered at Saline Care Center in Harrisburg to ...

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.

'The end of an era': Legendary coach Bob Dallas passes away at 90  Harrisburg Daily Register

Bob Dallas, whose coaching career spanned 40-plus years and included a Class A state title with Ridgway High School in 1973, passed away Wednesday.

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 ...

Back for Bash: Kendell Marvel headlining annual event Saline County native and veteran country music artist  Harrisburg Daily Register

Saline County native and veteran country music artist Kendell Marvel will return to headline the 2018 Harrisburg Downtown Summer Bash on Saturday.

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 ...

Election 2018 Saline County, legislative candidates ask for votes  Harrisburg Daily Register

Fourth of four installments from the recent candidate forum at Southeastern Illinois College in Harrisburg.

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.

Eldorado Grade School unveils new pre-K playground Eldorado Grade School celebrated the completion of its  Harrisburg Daily Register

Eldorado Grade School celebrated the completion of its prekindergarten playground Thursday evening, in a ceremony attended by staff, parents and lots of ...

Eldorado High School elects its prom king and queen  Harrisburg Daily Register

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Harrisburg police investigate theft of high school band trailer  The Southern

Harrisburg police are asking for the public's help in locating items stolen from Harrisburg High School. The band trailer and its contents were stolen, according to ...

Carrier Mills-Stonefort High School Senior of the Week The Carrier Mills-Stonefort High School Senior  Harrisburg Daily Register

The Carrier Mills-Stonefort High School Senior of the Week for Sept. 10 is Kaitlyn Cross. Kaitlyn's birthday is Aug. 31. Her favorite color is yellow, her best friend ...

Harrisburg's Sears Hometown Store earns national honor  Harrisburg Daily Register

The Sears Hometown Store of Harrisburg, IL, has been named a 2018 "Sears Hometown Premier Store" for consistently offering the highest level of customer ...

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 ...

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 ...

J. 'Whipper' Johnson, is new Saline County sheriff The former Harrisburg police chief defeated the current  Harrisburg Daily Register

SALINE COUNTY -- Former Harrisburg Police Chief J. "Whipper" Johnson won the race for Saline County Sheriff Tuesday, and says he's overwhelmed with the ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Candidates introduce themselves at Saline County election forum  Harrisburg Daily Register

SALINE COUNTY -- An Illinois candidate for governor made an appearance at Southeastern Illinois College's Wednesday night candidate forum, criticizing the ...

'Fight like a princess': Young Harrisburg girl recovering from battle with rare lung cancer  Harrisburg Daily Register

HARRISBURG -- Indy Jones is fighting like a princess. Earlier this year, the 3-year-old was diagnosed with a rare form of lung cancer. And in the short time since ...

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.

Marion mall businesses closing in December; bigger stores at Illinois Centre remain for now  Harrisburg Daily Register

MARION -- For some remaining businesses in Marion's Illinois Centre Mall, last Friday was Black Friday. That was the day they each received a letter, saying the ...

Harrisburg Democratic leader thrilled to be at Pritzker inauguration  Harrisburg Daily Register

SPRINGFIELD -- A Harrisburg woman, who happens to be a high-ranking Democratic state party vice-chair, said she enjoyed attending Gov. J.B. Pritzker's ...

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 ...

Family confirms Harrisburg teen died in Jonesboro crash  KAIT

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The family of Kayna Brooke Gardner tell Region News the 18-year-old Harrisburg High School senior died in Sunday's crash.

Dr. Nate Oldham named SIC Distinguished Alumnus  Harrisburg Daily Register

Dr. Nate Oldham has been selected to join Southeastern Illinois College's Distinguished Alumni roster, and will give the keynote speech at SIC commencement ...

Infant dies; Marion man charged  Harrisburg Daily Register

A 25-year-old Marion man faces multiple charges in connection with the death of his 3-month-old son.

Harrisburg High School stages 'Seussical the Musical'  Daily Register

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

Harrisburg citizens complain about animal control officer  Harrisburg Daily Register

The job of Harrisburg animal control officer Mike Sullivan may be in jeopardy, after a capacity crowd at last week's city council meeting complained about him.

Judicial candidates make their case for public office In a public candidate forum at Southeastern Illinois  Harrisburg Daily Register

SALINE COUNTY -- In a public candidate forum at Southeastern Illinois College last week, candidates for office told voters why they believed they should be ...

Bulldogs explode in second half for win as Saulsberry eclipses milestone  Daily Register

For nearly 18 minutes Tuesday night, it looked like the postseason might be short-lived for the Harrisburg Bulldogs. Then it all changed. The Bulldogs turned a ...

Cleanup crews get to work on old school  Daily Register

As Harrisburg continues a crackdown on dilapidated properties, a work crew got busy Tuesday cleaning up the outside of the old Harrisburg junior high school.

Star Students and Top Cats Carrier Mills-Stonefort Grade School announces its Star Students of the  Harrisburg Daily Register

Carrier Mills-Stonefort Grade School announces its Star Students of the Week for Sept. 4.

Hundreds enjoy cool evening for final night of Saline County Fair  Harrisburg Daily Register

Unseasonably cool weather and the perennial grandstand favorite demolition derby brought plenty of people to the Saline County Fair for its final night Saturday.

Thanks to Honest Abe, Saline County remains Officials recall area's history with Lincoln at portrait unveiling  Harrisburg Daily Register

Saline County received a portrait of Abraham Lincoln Tuesday afternoon at the county courthouse.

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 ...

Government shutdown could cause layoffs, Saline sheriff fears  Harrisburg Daily Register

Saline County Sheriff James "Whipper" Johnson said not being reimbursed for housing federal inmates in the county jail is spreading his office thin and will likely ...

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

Longtime fixture on Harrisburg sidelines hands in resignation Wednesday.

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 High School grad commits to Southeastern Illinois College inaugural bowling team  KFVS

High school senior Elizabeth Davis from Norris City is currently ranked by the Illinois High School Athletic Association (IHSA) as number 16 in girls bowling.

No answers yet: How did terrible fatal fire happen?  Daily Register

An overnight house fire in Harrisburg killed a mother and her twin daughters.

Saline board OKs Jimi Williams-Cox as new county clerk Jimi Williams-Cox, owner of a  Harrisburg Daily Register

Jimi Williams-Cox, owner of a local OHV park and the sister of Saline County Board president Jay Williams, was installed as the new Saline County Clerk on ...

Confederate flag debate raises safety concerns at Harrisburg High School  KFVS

HARRISBURG, IL (KFVS) - Harrisburg Police Chief Whipper Johnson said on Monday that as many as five police officers at a time maintained a presence at 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 ...

Harrisburg falls to Breese Mater Dei in Sectional Championship  Daily Register

This season was a lot of firsts for the Harrisburg girls' basketball team. The Bulldogs rattled off 31 straight wins, a first for HHS, and also won three straight ...

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 man recognized as Illinois' oldest living veteran A 104-year-old Harrisburg man received recognition  Harrisburg Daily Register

A 104-year-old Harrisburg man received recognition this week as the oldest living veteran in Illinois.

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

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

Prep Soccer Preview: Bulldogs learning on the go  Daily Register

Harrisburg starts season 1-2 after St. Anthony Tournament.

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.

Artist Janet Bixler a late bloomer, but she arrived at last  Harrisburg Daily Register

Janet Bixler says she's always had an interest in art, but it wasn't until recent years that she developed her talent.

Harrisburg Students of the Week  Daily Register

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

Organizers pleased with turnout at SI Made Expo  Harrisburg Daily Register

State Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, said he's pleased with the turnout at his inaugural Southern Illinois Made Expo held over the weekend at The Pavilion in ...

Local celebrity readers visit West Side, East Side schools  Harrisburg Daily Register

HARRISBURG -- Well-known members of the local community visited West Side and East Side schools in Harrisburg Wednesday to read stories to various ...

Harrisburg Medical Center announces Donald Hutson as new CEO  Harrisburg Daily Register

Harrisburg Medical Center on Friday announced that Donald H. Hutson is the hospital's new chief executive officer.

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 ...

Fourth inmate dies at Menard prison Coroner does not believe all deaths are related  Harrisburg Daily Register

An inmate at the Menard Correctional Center in Chester has become the fourth to die in the state prison this month.

Fred W. Winders of Harrisburg  Daily Register

Fred W. Winders, 75, passed away at 1:36 a.m. Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, in Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.

East Side fourth grader heading to Tri-State Spelling Bee  Daily Register

HARRISBURG -- Fourth-grader Hadley Hunt will represent Harrisburg in the Tri-State Spelling Bee in Evansville, Ind. after winning preliminary spelling bees in ...

Mud Fest 2018: A messy great time  Harrisburg Daily Register

Mudfest 2018 fans got plenty of entertainment and cooler-than-normal late July temperatures, plus plenty of mud, to enjoy the weekend event at Williams Hill ...

Windhorst gets GOP nod for 118th state house race  Harrisburg Daily Register

Patrick Windhorst of Metropolis has defeated two other challengers Tuesday evening in the Republican race for state representative of the 118th District.

Harrisburg man sentenced to 11 years for Saline County robbery  Harrisburg Daily Register

SALINE COUNTY -- A 20-year-old Harrisburg man who robbed a woman by pretending to have a handgun has been sentenced to 11 years in prison -- on top of ...

Newly retired Saline sheriff reflects on law enforcement career  Harrisburg Daily Register

SALINE COUNTY -- Keith Brown wasn't in a big hurry to pack the contents of his office Friday morning. Instead, the newly retired Saline County sheriff and ...

Eldorado police arrest man following early Sunday morning shooting  Harrisburg Daily Register

An Indiana man has been charged with firing a gun Sunday near the Eldorado McDonald's restaurant.

Harrisburg Student of the Week Connor Henshaw  Daily Register

Harrisburg Student of the Week for the week of April 17.

End of the 'blue light specials', as West Frankfort Kmart closes doors  Harrisburg Daily Register

Monday night was bittersweet for more than a dozen former employees of the West Frankfort Kmart store, which closed its doors forever after more than 30 years.

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.

One dead after fatal US 45 wreck  Harrisburg Daily Register

A 64-year-old Paducah, Kentucky man died Monday after after his vehicle hit a tree just south of Carrier Mills on U.S. 45.

29-0 Jr. Wildcats play Thursday for shot at state title  Daily Register

The undefeated Carrier Mills-Stonefort Junior High Wildcats boys basketball team will have a shot at the Class S state title if they win their game against ...

'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 ...

Repeat champs: Foresight Energy-MaRyan Mine wins 2018 Mine Safety competition  Harrisburg Daily Register

HARRISBURG -- For the second year in a row, Foresight Energy's MaRyan Mine safety and rescue team has claimed grand champion honors at a regional mine ...

Mike Hays of Harrisburg  Daily Register

Mike Hays, 78, passed away at 1:30 a.m. Monday, June 12, 2017, at home with his wife, Beverly, by his side.

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

Angelly becomes 30th head coach in school history.

Southern Illinois loses a champion Three-time World Goose-Calling Champion Tim Grounds was tragically killed  Harrisburg Daily Register

Three-time World Goose-Calling Champion Tim Grounds was tragically killed in an ATV accident Sunday evening.

Local ice bucket challenge makes a splash  Harrisburg Daily Register

The inaugural ice bucket challenge held on Saturday afternoon at the Benton American Legion and VFW caused quite a splash.

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 ...

Angela Rose Turcott of Harrisburg  Daily Register

Angela Rose Turcott, 45, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, in Harrisburg Medical Center.

'Save WYSE': Gallatin champs start campaign to save the state competition  Harrisburg Daily Register

The champion Gallatin County High School Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering team has decided to fight to save the state competition, which has ...

Hollywood Homecoming in Eldorado  Daily Register

Eldorado residents lined city streets Thursday to enjoy the 2017 Eldorado High School Homecoming parade. Several floats reflected this year's Homecoming ...

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 ...

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