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Harking Back.

Assistant Du Quoin High School principal has been called one of the toughest jobs in the Du Quoin school system. Thursday night, the Du Quoin Board of Education voted to hire high school head basketball coach Wendell Wheeler to fill the position of Dean of Students. Wheeler will work alongside newly named DHS principal Lybrand Beard ... Pinckneyville High School has chosen its new principal, Terry Milt. Milt comes to Pinckneyville after serving the past two years as high school principal of Princeville High School in Princeville ... Circuit Judge Robert Gandy has signed an order instructing Perry County Clerk Don Hirsch to place on the November ballot the question of annexing the Village of St. John's into the City of Du Quoin.

50 years ago

The Galum Presbyterian Church of rural Pinckneyville will soon complete 125 years of active service. The church was organized June 29, 1844, in the home of one of its charter members. Replacing the first small-log church, the little "White Church on the Hill" was built in 1854 and has stood there under tall oak trees through the years ... Competitions, demonstrations exhibitions of hobbies and sales were the order of the day at the Southern Illinois Arts and Crafts Annual Fair held at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds Saturday and Sunday. Paul Schirmer, 415 E. Main St., won the blue ribbon for the best entry in the competitive show. His painting, a farm house, barn, chickens and white clouds, was meticulously done in the acrylic medium ... Airman Edward Norris, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Norris, RT. 1, has completed basic training at Lackland AFB, Texas.

75 years ago

Mr. and Mrs. Tony Schwartz observed their 28th wedding anniversary at the home on West Main Street Monday. The Schwartzs have a son in the armed forces ... Edward Flynn, Jesse Cook and H.O. Pope attended the executive board meeting of Egyptian Scout Council held at Lake Benton. Eighty-one Boy Scouts in camp and 27 men who formed the executive board of the 15 Illinois counties sat down and enjoyed supper before the meeting ... The Du Quoin Lions Club met for its regular weekly luncheon at the Elks Club with President A.M. Johnson presiding over the business meeting. President Johnson appointed Lions ring, Gibbs, Emling and Kennedy as a committee to nominate officers for the coming year to be elected at the next meeting.

100 years ago

A meeting of Chautauqua boosters will be held in the Pope Shoe Store. The time is rapidly approaching when the big Redpath tent will again be seen in the city park and it means activity on the part of all concerned to again make the Du Quoin Chautauqua a success. The Redpath program is replete with the same interesting attractions that have always characterized their appearance in Du Quoin. The Chautauqua movement is fast gaining in followers and prestige throughout the United Sates and is being everywhere recognized as one of the very best in general education and entertainment of the people.

Barb Croessman

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Publication:Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Date:Jun 19, 2019
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