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 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

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


"Twain" performance brings Harrington audience to its feet

[Contributed by various citizens of Harrington, as our regular columnist takes another week off.] Memories with Mark Twain Sunday, Nov. 3, a group of 50 or so folks gathered at the... — Updated 11/7/2019


Rummage sale, new business in city, one-man show coming Nov. 3

[Contributed by various citizens of Harrington, as our regular columnist takes a week off.] HOHS rummage sale: John Wayne has left Harrington! He, a vintage, life-sized stand-up Coors beer advertisement, was delightfully claimed... — Updated 11/4/2019 Full story


Opera house events; Panther News school newsletter

HOHS The Harrington Opera House Society's rummage committee has announced a Super-Sized Rummage Fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The next event after that... — Updated 10/30/2019

 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

 By Marjorie Womach    News

Fall Festival weather was "iffy" but mattered not to folks in Harrington

Harrington Fall Festival On September 27, Harrington was a busy town from early morning throughout the day and into the evening. Students helped in the process of sprucing up the... — Updated 10/9/2019

 By Marjorie Womach    News

Senior Meals info; Fall Festival and alumni dinner this weekend, Sept. 27-28

Mid-County Seniors Mid-County Seniors is a Harrington non-profit 501(c)(3) organization created in 1996 when the Senior Meals program began in Harrington. If you are interested in joining this group, please contact Susie Harding at... — Updated 10/3/2019

 By Marjorie Womach    News

Opera House Society and City Council meet; Willows perform to acclaim

HOHS meeting Mark and Sheryl Stedman, Ed and Bunny Haugan, Billie and Gordon Herron, Kris Moritz, Becky Moeller, Ellen Evans, Carol, Marge Womach, Linda Wagner and Karen Robertson... — Updated 9/19/2019

 By Marjorie Womach    News

Fall Festival shaping up, Willows coming to opera house, Pemberton update

Chamber of Commerce The Harrington Area Chamber of Commerce met September 4 at noon at the Post & Office with Tim Tipton, Paula Harrington, school superintendent Wayne Massie,... — Updated 9/16/2019

 By Marjorie Womach    News

Henry Fallert, Harrington businessman, built early hotel which is now city's Food Mart

Little Brown Jug "Ha, ha, ha, you and me, Little brown jug, don't I love thee." A local memorabilia collector brought a little brown jug into city hall last week which had the... — Updated 9/10/2019

 By Marjorie Womach    News

PDA addresses housing, Street Dance to raise $$ for empty lot project; Wickwire history

Harrington Public Development Authority The monthly meeting of Harrington's Public Development Authority was called to order August 20 by President Heather Slack, with the... — Updated 9/1/2019 Full story

 By Marjorie Womach    News

Benefit concert secures donations for Harrington's school band program

Opera House event Linda Wagner greeted an audience of about 70 to the Harrington Opera House for the August 17 performance of Robert Vierschilling and Friends: An Evening of... — Updated 8/23/2019

 By Marjorie Womach    News

Civic groups, city council meet; planning under way for city's Fall Festival

HOHS meeting President Ellen Evans opened the Opera House Society meeting August 5, with the following members present: Mark and Sheryl Stedman, Carol, Ed Haugan, Becky Moeller, Mar... — Updated 8/15/2019

 By Marjorie Womach    News

Turner photos spark historical account

Turner Photo Collection This writer has had the privilege of viewing several collections of photos taken by H C Turner (1880-1943) which are owned by Heather Talkington Slack. Hal... — Updated 8/8/2019

 By Marjorie Womach    News

Former missile site tour, background on Peter Davenport, summer reading

Correction from last week In last week's Harrington Public Development Authority notes, this writer erred in attributing comments about painting, learning to tuck point bricks and... — Updated 8/5/2019


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