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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.

Harrisburg Community Unit School District 3 Board of Education met October 16.  SE Illinois News

Harrisburg Community Unit School District 3 Board of Education met Oct. 16. Here is the minutes provided by the board: The regular meeting of the Board of ...

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 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 ...

HHS Homecoming court announced Homecoming queen candidates, Mr. Bulldog candidates and attendants have been announced for  Harrisburg Daily Register

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

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 graduate donates $100K for school needs - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois  WSIL TV

HARRISBURG -- School leaders and parents are excited about new funds that will help put resources in the new science wing at Harrisburg High School.

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.

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 ...

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 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 ...

Theater offers to lend Harrisburg High its set pieces for 'Seussical' after trailer containing set is stolen  The Southern

More information has been released about the recently-stolen Harrisburg High School band trailer.

Harrisburg High School Student of the Week  Daily Register

Bryleigh Buchanan, a senior, is Harrisburg High School's Student of the Week.

'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 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 ...

Teaching 9/11 in the classroom  WSIL TV

HARRISBURG, Ill. -- A teacher in Saline County is helping high school students, who don't remember the 9/11 attacks, understand their lasting impact on the ...

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 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 ...

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 High School  The Southern

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

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, 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 ...

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 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.

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 ...

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

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

Harrisburg High School hosts winter concert  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 ...

Harrisburg High School stages 'Seussical the Musical'  Daily Register

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

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.

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 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 ...

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

Longtime fixture on Harrisburg sidelines hands in resignation Wednesday.

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 ...

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 ...

Harrisburg Class of 1961 offers SIC scholarship to graduates  The Southern

HARRISBURG — A local class from Harrisburg Township High School have found a way to expand their involvement in the community by giving back to ...

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 ...

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 ...

'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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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's newest police officer is home grown  Daily Register

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

Harrisburg Students of the Week  Daily Register

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

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 ...

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

Angelly becomes 30th head coach in school history.

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

Southern Illinois youth leaders meet in first Advisory Council  Harrisburg Daily Register

Dozens of high school students from across the 59th state Senate District met Wednesday in what sponsor state Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, said was an ...

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 ...

Thirteen vie for seven county board seats  Daily Register

Tomorrow, Saline County residents will have the chance to choose from 13 candidates for the Saline County Board - seven of whom are incumbents.

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Prep Hoops Preview | Harrisburg: Bulldogs looking to refuel  Harrisburg Daily Register

Despite scoring loss, Stewart's goals won't change for Harrisburg.

Prep Hoops: Hall Calls  Harrisburg Daily Register

Randy Smithpeters, already one of Harrisburg High School"s greater basketball coaches, will now be recognized as one of Illinois" best high school basketball ...

Bulldogs drop two at Metro East Classic  Daily Register

Harrisburg returns to action Wednesday at Jay Thompson Field.

Harrisburg coach dies in bus accident

Brian Simpson, a teacher and coach for Harrisburg High School, died from injuries sustained in a vehicle wreck on Thursday afternoon near Columbia.

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.

Prep Volleyball: Harrisburg knocks off Patriots at home  Daily Register

The Harrisburg High School volleyball team moved into a tie with Murphysboro atop the SIRR Ohio standings after a three set victory over Massac County ...

HHS speech team wins regional, advances to sectional at Normal  Harrisburg Daily Register

HARRISBURG – Harrisburg High School"s speech team won its home regional tournament Saturday, and will send several speakers to the Illinois High School ...

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 ...

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 ...

Prep Bowling: Tapping Into The Potential  Harrisburg Daily Register

Harrisburg finishes 5th at own Invite; Cottom excited about opportunities.

Karen Ann Mason  Harrisburg Daily Register

Karen Ann Mason. March 19, 1958 – July 6, 2016. Missing you so much this upcoming holiday season! One of Karen Ann Mason's first glimpses of this big ...

Saline Treasurer Jeff Murrie running for re-election  Daily Register

Saline County Treasurer Jeff Murrie says he intends to run for re-election in 2018.

Gone to the Dogs  Daily Register

HARRISBURG – It all started with a rat terrier. Now, most of what Harrisburg's Tom Maynor does for a living involves dogs in some form or fashion – to the point ...

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 ...

'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 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 ...

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 ...

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.

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

The Harrisburg trio of Jordan Gould, Presley Gauch and Isaac Crabb were recently named to the Southern Illinois River-to-River Ohio Division All-Conference.

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 ...

Laura Fleming  The Southern

HARRISBURG — Laura B. (Hamilton) Fleming, 74, of Harrisburg, passed away peacefully in her home, Monday, May 22, 2017, surrounded by family.

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 ...

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 ...

Tee Time: Shawnee Hills Country Club's history rivals that of the Masters  Daily Register

HARRISBURG -- Most serious golf fans know the Masters Tournament started this morning in Georgia, but many outside of Harrisburg may not realize the ...

Prep Football: Bartok takes part in Blue-Gray Combine in Florida  Daily Register

One foot in front of the other. That's how Jordan Bartok feels about his journey to get to the next level in his football career. The 6-foot-1, 220-pound Harrisburg ...

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 ...

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 ...

Shiver me timbers! HHS performs 'Peter Pan'  Daily Register

Sunday afternoon saw Harrisburg High School's final performance of "Peter Pan," which tells J.M. Barrie's famous story of the magical boy who refused to grow ...

Southern Illinois ACT scores below state average  The Southern

Only one public high school in Illinois's 16 southernmost counties performed above the state average on the ACT during the 2014-15 school year, according to ...

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.

Mona Nelson  The Southern

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

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.

Gender not an issue for freshman  Harrisburg Daily Register

Webber finds her niche as tuba player in HHS band.

Aces Gridiron General calls it a career | Prairie Post  The Navigator

After 26 years of working within the Golden Aces Football program, Mount Carmel Head Man Darren Peach is stepping away from coaching. A former defensive ...

Michael Henshaw  The Southern

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

Prep Wrestling: Top Level Performance  Harrisburg Daily Register

The Harrisburg High School wrestling took finished sixth out of 16 teams at the Rich Lovellete Panther Tournament over the weekend in Litchfield. Lena Winslow ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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