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New superintendent ready to bring change to district

New superintendent ready to bring change to district

Francesca Messerschmidt, Staff Writer December 12, 2022

After months of uncertainty, Harrisburg has finally announced the hiring of a new superintendent. It was announced at the Nov. 15. school board meeting that Carmi-White County principal, Amy Dixon,...

Executive board members met at the Sept. 20 meeting. They discussed upcoming events, and voted on things within the district.

Superintendent resigns leaving district wondering what’s next

Francesca Messerschmidt, Staff Writer October 25, 2022

Among many changes this school year, one more has occurred in the district in the form of Dr. Eric Witges resigning and taking a new job with Farmer’s Insurance.  This has left the district with...

Junior Eliza Markum plays the flute during the Popcorn Days parade.

Band wins first place at Popcorn Days

Riley Mize, Staff Writer September 13, 2022

The band marched at Popcorn Days in Ridegway, taking first place once again.  The first Popcorn Day was April 12, 1958. During this annual celebration people enjoy live entertainment, rides, games,...

Sophomore Tony Keene stands on the fourth place podium.

Keene places fourth in state

Drew Hawkins, Staff Writer March 3, 2022

Sophomore Tony Keene has had a phenomenal wrestling season this year. Keene had a record of 48-3  wrestling in the 113lb weight class. This great record had him as a favorite to go far in the postseason....

Thats iconic!

That’s iconic!

November 9, 2021

The Southern Illinoisan is currently running a story about iconic Southern Illinois images, but what are Harrisburg's icons? We are inviting you to send photos of people, places and things that you feel...

Pep Club dressed in their best Western attire to support the Dogs.

What Do You Think?

November 4, 2021

Winter sports season begins soon. What themes would you like to see in the Dog Pound? Be creative, but keep it school appropriate! Acknowledgement: Information submitted will be forwarded to Student...

Freshman Emma Bolin shows off her winning costume during Christmas Spirit Week 2019. Bolin is now a junior.

What Do You Think?

November 4, 2021

Christmas Spirit Week will be here soon. In the past we have had days like Ugly Christmas Sweater Day and Red, White and Green Day. What day would you suggest for this year's spirit week. Be creative,...

Add user accounts for editors, staff members

Add user accounts for editors, staff members

Sample Staff Member October 18, 2021

The WordPress publishing system allows for multiple user accounts and administrative privileges. Your setup already includes a user account for the adviser. You can add as many users as you want to your...

Analyze site traffic with Google Analytics

Analyze site traffic with Google Analytics

Sample Student, Editor October 18, 2021

Once you start producing content, you’re going to want to know who’s reading it. Your site is setup with Google Analytics, a robust reporting tool from Google. Each week you’ll receive an e-mail...

Use the recent sports scores widget

Use the recent sports scores widget

Sample Staff Member October 18, 2021

Your site includes a scrolling sports score box widget that can be set to display in any of your widget areas.  To adding a sports score, click on New under Sports Score on the left navigation bar in...

Choose the right image size for online

Choose the right image size for online

Sample Staff Member, Writer October 18, 2021

Size your horizontal photos to 900px wide by 600px tall at a resolution of 72 dpi in RGB color mode before uploading them to your site. Always save photos in .jpg format. Your site will display vertical...

Tell the full story in long form

Tell the full story in long form

Sample Student, Editor-in-Chief October 18, 2021

Want to tell the full story?  To get started click on New under the Stories tab on the left navigation bar in the WordPress dashboard. Enter the headline for the article. In the box to the right of...

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