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 By Marjorie Womach    News 

Harrington City Council: January 13th

HARRINGTON – The Harrington City Council met by Zoom for its Jan. 13th meeting with the following present: Mayor Nathan Luck, council members Justin Slack, Peter Davenport, Levi Schenk, Stephen Hardy and David Buddrius, Clerk... — Updated 1/21/2021

 By Marjorie Womach    News

Harrington Opera House Society hosts annual meeting

HARRINGTON – The Harrington Opera House Society met for their 2020 annual meeting wrap-up on Jan 4, 2021 in the Art Room with the following present: Ellen Evans, Becky Moeller, Mark and Sheryl Stedman, Ed and Bunny Haugan, Gordon... — Updated 1/20/2021

 By Marjorie Womach    News

Harrington City Council passes budget

HARRINGTON - The City Council met in special session on Dec. 22 at 6 p.m. via Zoom. All council members were in attendance: Justin Slack, Peter Davenport, Stephen Hardy, David... — Updated 1/20/2021


Harrington elves help local groups during holidays

HARRINGTON – The city apparently has a group of silent elves that eavesdrop on all the community meetings and disperse needed items to members of various organizations who continue to adorn the city with lights, garlands, a... — Updated 1/20/2021

 By Marjorie Womach    News

Harrington City City Council may raise utility rates

HARRINGTON – As an additional explanatory statement regarding last week’s public hearing on the State Environmental Policy Act, the City of Harrington had posted the public hearing notice for two weeks prior to the issue being... — Updated 1/20/2021

 By Marjorie Womach    News

Harrington holds public hearings, budget discussion

HARRINGTON – The City Council met via Zoom for a special meeting and two public hearings. Those attending were councilmen Peter Davenport, David Buddrius, Stephen Hardy, Levi Schenk and Justin Slack; Clerk Janice Cepeda; Mayor Na... — Updated 1/20/2021

 By Marjorie Womach    News

Town happenings and events to look forward to

HARRINGTON – Crisp air and a slight breeze lets one know that the seasons are changing as does the aroma of burning leaves in various piles about town. New fencing can be seen going up to enclose a yard, while trenches are being... — Updated 1/20/2021

 By Marjorie Womach    News

Harrington council meets via teleconference

HARRINGTON – The City Council met via teleconference on Nov. 12, chaired by Mayor Nathan Luck in the presence of council members David Buddrius, Peter Davenport, Justin Slack, Stephen Hardy and Levi Schenk, as well as Janice Cepe... — Updated 1/20/2021

 By Marjorie Womach    News

Opera House Society meets

HARRINGTON – The Harrington Opera House Society met Nov. 2 in the Art Room with the following present: Ellen Evans, Becky Moeller, Mark and Sheryl Stedman, Linda Wagner, Billie... — Updated 1/20/2021

 By Marjorie Womach    News

Harrington City Council holds special meeting

HARRINGTON – The City Council held a special teleconference meeting at 6 p.m. Oct. 28, led by Mayor Nathan Luck. Present were council members Peter Davenport, Stephen Hardy,... — Updated 1/20/2021


The many lives of Peter Davenport

Te-Ping Chen's Sept. 1 article in the Wall Street Journal, entitled "UFO spotting has replaced bird watching as pandemic obsession," stated that the "non-profit National UFO... — Updated 9/11/2020

 By Marjorie Womach    News

COVID-19 relief funds available through EDC

HARRINGTON — The City Council met July 8 via conference call with the following participants: Mayor Nathan Luck; council members Stephen Hardy, David Buddrius, Peter Davenport, Levi Schenk and Justin Slack; Clerk Janice Cepeda;... — Updated 7/20/2020


Reflections on our small towns

HARRINGTON — Incorporated in 1902, Harrington and Odessa have had similar influences effecting their development. Each built up their city government and each had a newspaper, the Harrington Citizen and the Odessa Record.... — Updated 7/10/2020

 By Marjorie Womach    News

Did city violate open meetings act?

HARRINGTON – Open meeting laws require city government to notify the public of the time and place of city council meetings and of the agenda for that meeting. The June 10 city council meeting was advertised to be either a... — Updated 7/1/2020


Optimism survives coronavirus

HARRINGTON — The 9th Annual Harrington Car Show has been rescheduled to Saturday, July 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a note of “Remembrance of Allen Jay Barth”, the late founder of the event. It can be stated quite honestly... — Updated 7/1/2020

 By Marjorie Womach    School

Harrington teachers, students improvise during quarantine

HARRINGTON - In Harrington schools, teachers and staff look out for local children in each aspect of their lives. The teachers are a major reason why parents enroll their children... — Updated 4/23/2020

 By Marjorie Womach    News

Luck selected to lead Harrington

BHARRINGTON — The city has a new mayor. Mayor Pro Tempore Nathan Luck was officially selected to lead the city as mayor during a 6 p.m. virtual meeting Thursday, April 2. He was selected on a 2-0 vote of the council, with former... — Updated 4/9/2020


Harrington updates

Harrington's Food Bank practiced social distancing during its most recent distribution day. An assortment of food was boxed ahead of time for customers arriving at the front doors of the Harrington Church of the Nazarene. One... — Updated 3/26/2020


Harrington news

City Council meeting Harrington mayor pro tem Nathan Luck has requested a correction to the most recent published account of the February city council meeting. At issue was the statement that the city clerk had obtained a credit ca... — Updated 3/19/2020


Chamber holds their meeting for early March

HOHS The Harrington Opera House Society held an Open House on March 2 with about 20 persons enjoying hors d’oeuvres and conversation during the 6 p.m. social hour. At the 7 p.m. business meeting, discouraged by the legal... — Updated 3/16/2020


Harrington Opera House holds meeting

HARRINGTON – Members of the Opera House Society met Feb. 3 to discuss building repairs and the possible purchase of a defibrillator. Gordon and Billie Herron, Ed and Bunny Haugan, Becky Moeller, Karen Robertson, Sheryl and Mark S... — Updated 2/27/2020


Harrington Chamber discuss car show

HARRINGTON – The Harrington Area Chamber of Commerce met Feb. 5 to discuss Cruizin’ Harrington car show and related activities the third weekend of May. Vice President Cade Clarke presided over the meeting; attendees were... — Updated 2/27/2020

 By Marjorie Womach    News

Working on opera house events; PDA elections held; Congresswoman visits

HOHS events meeting The Harrington Opera House Society’s events committee met January 21 at city hall with Robert Vierschilling, Heather Slack, Kris Moritz, Ellen Evans, Mark Stedman, Karen Robertson and Linda Wagner present. In... — Updated 2/1/2020

 By Marjorie Womach    News

Early day entertainments were varied

Historic Lyceums Harrington had a wide range of entertainments during pioneer days and the years following the 1902 incorporation of the Town of Harrington. At various times the promoters of entertainment scheduled a lyceum... — Updated 1/25/2020

 By Marjorie Womach    News

Opera House Society, Fire Protection District 6, contentious city council meeting

HOHS The Harrington Opera House Society met January 6 for its annual meeting in the Art Room with the following in attendance: Ellen Evans, Billie and Gordon Herron, Ed and Bunny Haugan, Mark and Sheryl Stedman, Dan and Cindy... — Updated 1/18/2020


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