Thursday, Apr 18, 2019

archived: Holly Haupt

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A community high school in the making

In 1919, a vision was forming of a Harvard Community High School. At that time, high school students attended Central School along with other grades, and it was extremely overcrowded.

Harmilda’s history dates back to 1955

How many of you, when giving directions in Harvard say, “go past the cow,” or “turn at the cow,” or “if you come to the cow you’ve gone too far?” I know I do this all the time when givin

Harvardites declare their allegiance

There is nothing like reading old newspapers to learn some details of history you may not have learned in school.

Harvard resident had home on the range

November 1961 was a big month for Harvard’s Jeannette Pagles McCullough as she was declared the National Grange Cooking Champion.

Harvard history: Bus driver becomes hero

On April 21, 1967, 18 tornadoes touched down in Illinois. Three of those were rated as F4 tornadoes with winds exceeding 200 mph.

When automobiles came to Harvard

By 1926 Highway 14 had been paved for two years and had become a major thoroughfare. A. C.

Top of the state, top of the dial

WMCW 1600 AM radio station in Harvard, was the first commercial radio station in McHenry County and the first in Illinois owned and operated by a woman.