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The Rotary Club and High School teams finally locked horns at White City Friday afternoon and strange as it may seem, the Rotary team permitted the high school boys with a one-armed pitcher-Eugene Johnson_ to win a game. The score was 19 to 11.
[Harrisburg Daily Register, Harrisburg, Illinois, September 14, 1919 - Submitted by Brenda Duckworth]

EE Baker, a prominent Harrisburg businessman has sold his music business to Barney Ashe.
[Harrisburg Daily Register, Harrisburg, Illinois, September 14, 1919 - Submitted by Brenda Duckworth]

One Year Ago Here:
The P.E.O. Sisterhood enjoyed an anniversary celebration at the home of Mrs. Chas. E. Combe West Poplar Street. It was a very successful affair.
Harrisburg Daily Register, Friday January 30, 1925, submitted by Beth Sullivan,]

Three Years AGo Here:
J. H. Mallonee was elected president of the Southern Illinois Lumber Dealers association at a meeting held in Lawrenceville. [
Harrisburg Daily Register, Friday January 30, 1925, submitted by Beth Sullivan]

By Mark Smith
John Dowell played his first game with the Madisonville club yesterday afternoon and got two nice hits. Madisonville won the game, defeating Cairo 3 to 2. Hopkinsville, which was three games ahead of Madisonville for the leagues leadership, lsot to the Fulton team 7 to 4 and Madisonville creeped up a full game. Before leaving here, both Dowell and Meyers said the would help Madisonville win the second half of the league pennant race.
Dependohl and Bieber played their first game yesterday with the Paris team in the same league. Bieber played second base and Dependohl went behind the bat. Paris lost the game to Mayfield 4 to 0. Paris got four hits off Henry twirling for Mayfield, who is said to be the classiest pitcher in the Kitty league.
Nobody knows where Gilbert Wilson has gone. He was supposed to have been here early Monday morning and go with Dowell and Meyers to Madisonville, but he never showed up, and nothing has been heard from him. It is believed he has gone to Springfield to join the Watchmakers.
Frank Cullom has received an offer from the Cairo team and will most likely leave tonight for Madisonville.
[Harrisburg Daily Register, Tuesday August 1, 1922]

Two Clubs At Gray Home Thursday
The largest party of the present week was held yesterday when twenty-four ladies, composing two of the Thursday afternoon clubs we entertained at luncheon and cards by Mrs. James Gray, 700 South McKinley Ave. Lovely fragile vases filled with sweet peas and ferns were the only decorations at the several tables arranged for cards and bridge was the pastime at which Mrs. O. L. Wood and Mrs. Hudson Mugge excelled. Winning first and second prizes.
Among the guests who are not members of either club were: Mrs. W. Leader, wife of the new manager of the Earl Massey Store, who recently moved to Harrisburg, Mrs. Robert Hine, Mrs. Loman Wasson, and Mrs. Vera Serviss.
The visiting club members were: Mesdames J. E. Cornett, Waldo Turner, J. H. Rude, O. L. Woods, C. E. Seten, J. L. Pickering, W. B. Skaggs, Nelson Morris, C. E. Combe, Thomas L. Ozment, and Guy Patterson.
Others present were: Mrs. Hudson Mugge, Mrs. Harry Cain, Mrs. Inglis Taylor, Mrs. Eugene Strange, Mrs. Louis Devenport, Mrs. Walter Brown, Mrs. Herbert Morgan and Miss Mary Ann Hetherington.
Harrisburg Daily Register Friday January 30 1925]

The First National Bank of this city, both building and fixtures, were bid in today at a public sale by J. E. Ledford of Harrisburg for the sum of $13025. L. M. Vance, receiver for the defunct bank was the auctioneer.
Owen Reeder of this city received the notes of the bank aggregating around $115,000, bidding $600.
Both of these bids, however, are subject to the approval of the comptroller of the currency at Washington, D.C.
[Eldorado Daily Journal Saturday August 1, 1931, submitted by Beth Sullivan]

The lot formerly occupied by the Grand Hotel in Eldorado has been chosen as the site for the new post office. It was originally offered for sale at $6,000, but was twice reduced and the purchase price is reported to have been $4,000. The Grand Hotel, for many years an old building in downtown Eldorado, was dynamited Oct 5 in the mine union controversy and it was never repaired. The Post Office building will cost $77,000.
[Harrisburg Daily Register, Harrisburg, Illinois,September 14, 1934]

A clear remembrance of seeing the first Illinois Central train pull into Cairo, Ill., from Centralia, Ill., in 1854, is retained by Mrs. Elizabeth P. Joyner, 99-year-old citizen of Harrisburg, Ill., according to the September issue of the Illinois Central Magazine. Mrs. Joyner also recalls the names of the crew which manned the original train. She was born in Tennessee in 1837 and moved with her family to Cairo in 1850. Mrs. Joyner also recalls the Lincoln and Douglas Debates. She is the mother-in-law of Orville M. Karraker of Harrisburg, Ill., brother of I. O. Karraker, of Jonesboro.
(Jonesboro Gazette, Jonesboro, Illinois, Friday, 25 Sep 1936; transcribed and submitted by Darrel Dexter.)


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