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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

 By Marjorie Womach    News

Crisis training; city council; library board; annual community meeting

Crisis Reality Training Tony Hamilton has announced an opportunity for our community to attend a “Crisis Reality Training” in Harrington on Friday, January 10, with Jesus Villahermosa in charge. Villahermosa is a nationally... — Updated 1/18/2020

 By Marjorie Womach    News

Christmas Hymn Sing at Rocklyn Zion Chapel

Rocklyn Zion Chapel Christmas Sunday, Dec. 22, was a bright and beautiful day for the Christmas Hymn Sing at at the Rocklyn Zion Chapel near Harrington. Seasonal Christmas prelude music was played by Sarah Jane Heid of Davenport... — Updated 1/18/2020

 By Marjorie Womach    News

Harrington news

Harrington School Christmas Concert The Harrington School Christmas concert was held at the school on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. After Superintendent Wayne Massie welcomed the... — Updated 1/18/2020

 By Marjorie Womach    News

Chamber and HOHS meetings; Hometown Christmas celebration

HOHS The Harrington Opera House Society met in the Art Room on December 2 for their monthly meeting. Attending were Billie Herron, Mark and Sheryl Stedman, Becky Moeller, Karen... — Updated 12/15/2019

 By Marjorie Womach    News

Holidays galore: Thanksgiving, plus Christmas concerts, sales & celebration

By MARJORIE WOMACH Thanksgiving Dinner Approximately 50 people were present for Thanksgiving dinner at the Harrington Community Church on Thursday. The event started at 11 a.m. in... — Updated 12/6/2019

 By Marjorie Womach    News

Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday events and celebrations fill calendar

Harrington PDA The Harrington Public Development Authority met Tuesday evening at City Hall with the following in attendance: Heather Slack, Jill Barth, Paul Charlton, Nathan Luck, Tim Tipton, Bunny Haugan, Jay Kane, Kathi... — Updated 11/27/2019

 By Marjorie Womach    News

City Council, Opera House performance, Turkey Bingo and Thanksgiving events

City Council The Harrington City Council met November 13 at 7 p.m. with Mayor Pro Tem Tim Tipton at the helm, with the other council members present (Davenport, MacClellan and... — Updated 11/22/2019

 By Marjorie Womach    News

Holiday events at opera house, Chamber meets, Vets Day celebrated today

HOHS meeting The Harrington Opera House Society met November 4 with the following members present: Ellen Evans, Linda Wagner, Carol, Mark and Sheryl Stedman, Gordon and Billie... — Updated 11/15/2019

 By Marjorie Womach    News

HOHS events through December; Council receives thorough treasurer report

HOHS meeting The Harrington Opera House Society met for its monthly meeting October 7 with Mark and Sheryl Stedman, Carol, Linda Wagner, Ed and Bunny Haugan, Gordon and Billie... — Updated 10/17/2019

 By Marjorie Womach    News

Fall Fest follow-up; fiddle orchestra at opera house; Dupre or Depre Morgan

Chamber of Commerce The Harrington Area Chamber of Commerce met Wednesday, October 2, at noon at the Post & Office with the following attending: Tim Tipton, Paula Harrington,... — Updated 10/14/2019


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