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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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City of Harrisburg City Council met July 18  SE Illinois News

City of Harrisburg City Council met July 18. Here is the minutes provided by the council: The Harrisburg City Council met on July 18, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the ...

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 ...

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.

Harrisburg Summer Lunch program continues to grow  Harrisburg Daily Register

The Harrisburg Unit 3 Summer Lunch Program continues to grow, offering plenty of delicious meals and a chance to give back to the community.

'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 ...

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 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 ...

'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: EN-US. An error has occurred. Subscribe to the DIGITAL.

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 ...

HHS Homecoming court announced  Harrisburg Daily Register

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 | |  The Southern

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, 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 ...

'Matilda' musical opens Friday  Harrisburg Daily Register

The musical comedy 'Matilda' will makes its theatrical debut in southern Illinois this weekend with performances at Southeastern Illinois College's George T.

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 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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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

Longtime fixture on Harrisburg sidelines hands in resignation Wednesday.

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.

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 ...

Thieves steal band trailer from Harrisburg High School  WSIL TV

HARRISBURG -- Police are asking for the public's help recovering stolen items from Harrisburg High School.

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 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 ...

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.

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

Angelly becomes 30th head coach in school history.

Edward E. Miller Sr. | Obituaries |  The Southern

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

Harrisburg claims state title | High School Sports |  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 ...

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.

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

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

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.

'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 ...

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, ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Harrisburg's newest police officer is home grown  Daily Register

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

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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, ...

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, ...

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 ...

Mona Nelson | Obituaries |  The Southern

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

Michael Henshaw | Obituaries |  The Southern

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Well-known business owner has died | Local News |  The Southern

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

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 ...

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 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 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 ...

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 notebook: Sun Prairie's Payton Addink makes college choice for volleyball; Madison Memorial baseball team earns national academic honor

The 6-foot-1 Addink, who's a junior-to-be, plans to attend Minnesota-Duluth.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

'Outlaw' musician with Harrisburg roots hopes to make a debut in Southern Illinois  The Southern

Bill McAlister's roots are showing, in more ways than one, and he is proudly putting them on display for all the world to hear with a sizzling brand of music.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

All 2015 honors recipients by high school | Education  The Southern

The Southern Illinoisan honored the region's top high-school graduates this past Tuesday at The Southern Illinoisan's 45th Annual Southern Illinois Society for ...

UPDATE: Saline County woman killed in four-wheeler crash  KFVS

UPDATE: Saline County deputies say a second ATV rider who was riding next to Ashlee Smith at the time of the fatal accident has been arrested for DUI.

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 ...

Farmers State Bank announces new mortgage loan originators  The Southern

Farmers State Bank has announced the hire of two new mortgage loan originators, Taylor Wilson and Brad Stokich.

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 ...

Save-a-Lot greets Du Quoin shoppers  Daily Register

New grocer in the Southtowne Shopping Center Store threw open its doors at 8 a.m. Wednesday after a brief ribbon-cutting with Du Quoin city and business ...

Winners of homecoming competitions announced  SIU News

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Pleasant weather and lots of special activities drew large crowds to Southern Illinois University Carbondale for Homecoming 2016 and 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 ...

2016 PARCC test results  Chicago Tribune

The Tribune reviewed the passing, or proficiency, rate on the PARCC exams across both reading and math in all grades tested at some 3,700 schools, ...

Here Are The Best Sophomore Boys Returners In XC  MileSplit

Check out the top returning sophomore boys heading into the 2019 cross country season.

#RapidSports: Stoebner tabbed to lead Raiders | Sports |  Rapid City Journal

Stoebner tabbed to lead Raiders. Rapid City Stevens has hired former Harrisburg High School and South Dakota State standout Chris Stoebner to take over the ...

Southern high-school awardees include overcomers | Education  The Southern

CHRISTOPHER — Hayden Thorn Hall remembers the day back in fifth grade when he visited a friend's home.

Ryne Roper transferring from Illinois | Baseball  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

CHAMPAIGN — Ryne Roper started thinking about transferring from Illinois before the 2015 season started. The Illini sophomore third baseman wasn't entirely ...

Since Sandy Hook, a gun has been fired on school grounds nearly once a week  Los Angeles Times

There have been more than 180 shootings on school campuses that resulted in an injury or death in the U.S. since Dec. 14, 2012, when 20 children and six ...

Quaron Adams Is One Of The Top Underclassman Boys Sprinters  MileSplit

Chandler (AZ) High School's Quaron Adams has some of the top underclassman sprint times in the nation. He's clocked a 21.61 (+1.6) in the 200m and a 10.49 ...

Faith Bender Is One Of The Top Underclassman Throwers  MileSplit

This *content* requires a MileSplit Pro plan. Join Now and select any plan for instant access! MileSplit Pro Join Now Already a Pro member? LOG IN. Bakersfield ...

Subscribing Schools  Teen Ink

Teen Ink, a national teen magazine, book series, and website devoted entirely to teenage writing, art, photos and forums. Students must be age 13-19 to ...

Five-Star Defensive Lineman Micah Parsons Decommits From Penn State  Roar Lions Roar

Micah Parsons is no longer a Penn State commit. The five-star defensive lineman from Harrisburg announced on Sunday night that he is re-opening his ...

2016 Honors: Goreville High School | |  The Southern

Goreville High School has recognized Jalynn Ashford, Bailey Edwards, Alyssa Geyman, Haley Simmons, Madison Sopczak and Jonathan Troop for academics ...

Dr. Hess To Retire Oct. 21 After Nearly 40 Years

On Wednesday, Oct. 21, at the end of the day, Dr. James Kirk Hess will retire after nearly 40 years as a dentist in Hillsboro. His choice to become a dentist was ...

Super 25 Regional Girls Volleyball Rankings - Week 5  USA TODAY High School Sports

Each week USA TODAY High School Sports and the American Volleyball Coaches Association will release Super 25 Regional Girls Volleyball Rankings.

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