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Mineral High School – Francis Vermeire
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MHS Homecoming 1955-56

“Not only did the gentleman pictured on this page (my father) teach me the game of baskeball that I still manage to play today, but the wonderful author of this site, Dave Nanninga (Skid), also helped me hone my skills. Thanks Dad, wishing you were still here. Many thanks to you, too, Skid.  Keep up the great work!” 

Darwin “Red” V.    Submitted March 10, 2006

“This web site is truly amazing, so much information. So glad to see all the knowledge of the Mineral Leopards.  Both of my parents are graduates of MHS. I especially enjoy the vintage photos, much like the one of my Dad, Francis Vermeire, on this page.  He was a great guy and is sorely missed.  He did love his Mineral Leopards! Thanks Again!”

Darrell “Pork” V.     Submitted January 07, 2006


    Comments From Visitors of This Site:

The following excerpts were taken from submissions of the Guest Commentary Page and School Submission Forms as well as direct e-mails from folks like you:

“I love this site!”

Frank McGill, Mt. Carroll High School, Class of 1972    Submitted September 24, 2023.


“I love your web site, and have for a number of years. I check it out often and find it very informative and interesting. Your site is FANTASTIC at preserving so many memories that otherwise would be lost.”

Fred Kroner   Submitted August 14,2023.


“First, allow me to thank you for the hard work that you put into running your website. As a student (and now teacher) of History, I appreciate greatly the preservation work that you’re doing. While we often think to preserve our history on a grand scale (as a nation, as a people, as a religion, etc.) we all too often fail to consider the importance of our everyday history – of our lived experiences. That history, the history of individual high schools and their communities, the history of real people just trying to live out their lives as best they could, is what will truly reflect who we were as a people. Thank you for the effort you’ve put into this.”

Professor K. Kohls – UIUC    Submitted July 18, 2022


“I LOVE this website having graduated from Lincoln-Way High School in 1972.”

Steve H.   Submitted March 14, 2021


“Love the IL HS Glory Days site. Keep up the good work!”

Rob P.   Submitted February 27, 2021


“It is very cool that there is a website dedicated to closed high schools in Illinois and we appreciate your dedication to spreading this historical information.”

Jill B.  Submitted September 29, 2020


“I love your site, I look at it all the time and have used it for PowerPoint projects in my classroom. If I ever find anymore information, I will send it your way.”

Justin K.   Submitted July 17, 2020


“Thanks for maintaining this great website!”

Robert R.  Submitted July 6, 2020


“Great job with keeping the history of our schools. Thank you!”

John S.   Submitted May 28, 2020 


“The Mendel piece was very well written. I wish I had it as a reference when Gary Krasno was submitted for the Mendel HOF. Kudos to all who assisted.”

Vic H.   Submitted February 21, 2020


“I love seeing a site dedicated to preserving our memories of the past. Thanks for all you do!”

Jay S.   Submitted November 3, 2019


“This website is awesome, thank you so much, and also, thank you for this great page.”

Angela A.  Submitted August 6, 2019 


“Thanks for having this website!”

Daryl D.  Submitted August 2, 2019


“Great info you shared on your website! Thanks for the memories.

Rev. Anthony Kelley Submitted June 11, 2019


“Thank you for making this website possible. Your website is great!”

Dwight B.  Submitted February 19, 2019


“Thank you for putting together the website, very unique find and I am grateful to have found it!”

Nicollete R.     Submitted January 27,2019


“I love your website!”

Jacob S.     Submitted January 3, 2019


“I enjoy the website very much!”

Paul L.     Submitted December 28,2018


“I just want to thank you guys for getting me involved in this web-site. Still love to look at the pages!”

Howard T.   Submitted December 14, 2018


“I will have more info to add later. Love the website.”

Mike F. Submitted December 11,2018


“First of all, the website is great. I go to it often to look up information, usually on “The Great Conferences” page. I love how in-depth and thorough all the information is. Keep up the wonderful work!”

Ryan M.  Submitted November 29, 2018


“….thanks goes to you.  I love that I have a website to go to and read about my hometown.”

Dave A.   Submitted November 12, 2018


“You do a tremendous job providing links to other sites on your pages. Thank you for your time and effort in putting this site together!”

Larry M.  Submitted October 26, 2018


“This is a great website!

Pete C.  Submitted July 8, 2018


“I enjoy your website a great deal.  Thanks for preserving so many memories.”

Fran W.   Submitted April 23, 2018


“Saw your web site and was really impressed.”

Don R.   Submitted November 28, 2017.


“Hey, I just wanted to give some good words about this site. I’m an ISU student and a life-long resident of Bloomington-Normal. I stumbled upon this page some months ago looking for info on the old Downs Kickapoo Union School that I’ve driven by dozens of times in my life and have been enamored with the site ever since! I never quite truly knew that all this used to exist, that every little town used to have their own high school with their own unique (and often ornate) buildings and stories and all sorts of things. It’s become a hobby of mine to browse your site and use Google Earth to see if old school buildings are still standing-tragically, far too few are. Thank you so much for what’s been an incredible time and a true eye opener for me!”

Patrick D.  Submitted November 27, 2017


“I was just checking out your site and was very impressed, you guys have done some great work!”

Justin F.  Submitted September 4, 2017


Great website!  Keep up the good work!

Eric D. Hultgren  Submitted July 21, 2017


“I find your web site to be great!”

Dale D.   Submitted January 09, 2017


“Really like the site. It was really informative. Thanks for providing the Glory Days.”

N.A.      Submitted December 01, 2016


“Thanks for having the site!”

Robert W.    November 23, 2016


“Awesome website, I visit it often!”

Jeff C.     Submitted November 19, 2916


“Thank you for putting all of this information out there.  I’ve thoroughly enjoyed going through the info. I really enjoy your website and used much of the info to do a “scavenger hunt” with my Illinois History students to have them find mascots and team colors for defunct high schools in Pike County. 

Mark H.   Submitted November 11, 2016


“My daughter found this great site and sent it to me on Facebook.  It’s very well done.  It is so nice to see that people like you will take good care of the legacy of Illinois sports.  Those kids in the small towns back in the day didn’t have much else to do.  You could see them shooting hoops on the driveway, playing one on one, two on two, three on three in the evenings.  I used to leave a basketball in the center circle of the gym when school was out for the summer.  I couldn’t be in the gym when they were, but, there were always several of them in there every night.  One time the ball disappeared, I put out the word that the doors would be locked until it showed up.  It was returned and back there that evening.Thanks for the time and effort to do this site.  I’m certain a lot of people appreciate it.”

Don C.       Submitted September 30, 2016


“I am enjoying your Glory Days website.”

Michele M.       Submitted August 28, 2016


“I would like to thank you for all of the hard work putting this site together. It’s great to begin this journey and have a site like this to start.”

Walter H.    Submitted July 31, 2016


“I have a lot of great memories of playing against all of the schools in the Indian Valley Conference. Thank you very, very much for putting together this web site.”
Thomas R.    Submitted July 17, 2016


“First of all, of course, I love your site!”

Dan P.     Submitted May 24, 2016 


“Thanks for including closed Grade Schools on your site. You’re right. Every little school and every child mattered.  Thank you again for a great website.”

Jeff C.    Submitted May 15, 2016


“I think your website is wonderful with a wealth of information.”

Rose      Submitted April 29. 2016


“I’m so very impressed with your website!  It’s truly amazing how much information you have on here. If I find any information – photos, etc. – I will forward them on to you for your wonderful website.  What a treasure!  Thank you for all the hard work you’ve done to create and maintain this site. Thank you!”

Jenn W.   Submitted April 14, 2016


“Love the site!!”

John F.   Submitted February 29, 2016


“As a transplanted Illinois resident now residing in Ontario Canada, I would like to thank you for this web page. I came from Rural Illinois and attended school in Wenona Illinois, I attended school there up until my 8th grade year, I graduated in 1978 from Putnam County High School, from there I enlisted in the U.S.A.F. and retired after 26 years of honorable service. Most of my family still resides in Illinois, I have come to this site quite a few times during the past years. I relive my childhood somewhat from the list of schools that are here as I played sports and had the honor of visiting a number of these closed schools. Thank you so much. Thank You!!!”

Lewis D.   Submitted March 02, 2016


“I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your “Glory Days” site. It’s one of the indispensible resources for those involved in Illinois history.”

Bill C.      Submitted February 19, 2016


“I so much enjoy your website and can look at it for hours……I sure do love the Illinois High School Glory Days site; good job. “

Gary B.   Submitted February 05, 2016


“It is so wonderful that you have the sensibilities allowing you to understand how valuable memories are for people.  Thank you for what you do.”

Phyllis D.     Submitted February 02,2016


“Thank you to all for putting up a good website!”

Summer    Submitted January 27, 2016


“I really enjoy your site!”

Joe M.     Submitted January 25, 2016


“I just wanted to write and say I really enjoy your site and all the information about the small schools that have closed over the years. The amount of time and work that has gone into it is very impressive.”

Andrew B.     Submitted January 06, 2016 


“Thanks for your website, it is great!”

Mike G.     Submitted January 01, 2016


“Thank you very much, I appreciate your work on the website.  I’m going through some of my grandmother’s papers, and if I find anything else relevant I will send it along to you.”

David F.   Submitted December 26, 2015


“I wanted to thank you for your interesting site…”

Michael F.  Submitted December 2, 2015


“I love your site and what you have done. Nice to hear the local radio spots. I just enjoyed looking back at the page on my hometown, Atlanta, which I contributed about 8 – 10 years ago. I did not attend high school there but have great memories just the same.”

Kevin H.   Submitted November 29. 2015


“I LOVE your site by the way!”

John P.         Submitted September 29, 2015


“Love the website!”

Bill A.          Submitted September 12, 2015


“Thank you to whomever developed this web site—lots of fun to look back.”

Donna H.   Submitted August 21, 2015


“I stumbled across your site today and was somewhat taken aback by your immense history of the school. Thanks for all your hard work, please keep it up!”

Kerry G.     Submitted June 18, 2015 


“Thank you for doing what you have done in accumulating the endless amount of information from around the State of Illinois – small high schools.  It has been a joy for me to read about the many conferences and successes of the coaches and foes from over the years.”

Bernard L.     Submitted June 7, 2015


“I was born July 27, 1932 on a farm in Douglas County a few miles north of Hindsboro. Your report was well done and brought back a lot of memories of Hindsboro and family. When I travel to the Camargo, Hindsboro, and Arcola cemeteries to pay my respects to deceased family, I drive past the building that was the Hindsboro High School.  Thank you again for a well done research article. I am a retired from State Farm Insurance Co. and a retired U.S. Air Force pilot.”

Norm W.    Submitted May 21, 2015


“Wanted to thank you for your site.  Seems to be the only place online that mentions the old Meridian Conference, which was my school’s conference.”

Brian I.        Submitted May 09, 2015


“Great website, I didn’t even know it existed!”

E. William V.    Submitted April 29, 2015


“I’m glad you have taken the time to create this website. It is very interesting!”

Melissa B.    Submitted April 16, 2015


“Thanks for writing back and being so kind. Also, thank you for having the website, a great source of information and memories.

Patty M.    Submitted April 10, 2015


“You have created an amazing website!  You are preserving history.”

Patricia L.   Submitted April 07, 2015 


“I appreciate the great work you are doing, a true labor of love.”
Dan M.    Submitted March 19,2015


“Thanks for the history. Lots of memories in that building!”

Andree S.    Submitted March 19, 2015


“Fantastic site, outstanding memories!”

David A.     Submitted February 28, 2015


“Your web-site is truly magnificent. The information and data gathered is truly a work of history and nostalgia. Ken Burns would be proud. What I really enjoy are the keystone moments that these historical accounts also played as our state was growing and changing. I always wondered looking at the trophy cases and wall plaques the young school aged athletes that earned their struggles through their hallowed halls of these private and public institutions. Many have left their legacy but many of the truly noteworthy legacies have yet to have an ear and need to be heard and presented. Your website truly encompasses that. The stories of uncles and relatives that have been told to us seem to vanish like mystic chords of their memories. But, they are kept alive here through the graciousness of so many that have contributed their accounts.  It tells a story how young athletes in the rural areas of Illinois had to give up secondary school and high school to harvest crops during the autumn season and could never forgive themselves for not bringing notoriety and fame to the schools and communities they loved so much. Some stories may never be heard like the potential great athletes that left their beloved institutions to answer their nations call to war and giving their measure of devotion. So many great athletes from Illinois still tell the stories of others who they considered “the most promising young athlete that they had ever seen”. The documentation within your website tells those stories and notes those recorded events so that the mystic chords can be heard again for other generations. It provides a wonderful history of athletics and lives that were touched by so many schools. Great job! 
Kevin M.    Submitted February 22, 2015


“I find the site to be nothing less than treasure and I am so happy that I found this. I really appreciate what you’ve done here for all these schools.

Erick B.    Submitted February 19, 2015


“Thanks and great job on the website!”

Jim S.      Submitted February 18, 2015


“I enjoy the website.  Thanks for all the work on it!”

Jake T.        Submitted February 01, 2015


“Great web site!”

John R.      Submitted January 13, 2015


“It was great to see the old high school building picture (Divernon), as it that was  “the” high school when I was there – the new one hadn’t been built yet. Fun site, keep it up. Thanks for the memories.”

Diane H.      Submitted January 09, 2015


“Thank you for maintaining this site!”

James K.      Submitted January 01, 2015


“Thanks for adding my comments and having the glory days web page, much appreciated.”

Jim D.          Submitted November 20, 2014


“I appreciate what you have done for the area schools in Illinois.”

Harold K.     Submitted November 16, 2014


“Just love the site – very special!”

Bob A.        Submitted November 15, 2014 


“You’re doing a great job!”

Sally H.       Submitted October 26, 2014


“Thank you for running this site, its great!”

Robert I.      Submitted October 25, 2014


“I really find your website extremely interesting!”

Kevin B.    Submitted October 24, 2014


“I just wanted to thank you for all the effort you must have put into this project.   What a great job.  Thanks for your work!”

Graham B.    Submitted October 19, 2014


“The website is very interesting! I was doing some genealogy and happened to google “Kaneville High School” and the high school glory days website came up.Thank you for your time in researching Illinois high school history!”

Deanna C.   Submitted October 15, 2014


“I came across your Illinois High School Glory Days website this summer. You have an awesome website chronicling the past of Illinois high schools!”

Terry B.       Submitted October 09, 2014


“I think your site is SO interesting!”

Pamela D.    Submitted October 07, 2014


“Your site is excellent and we share it with our grads due to Woodruff being closed. They all appreciate it. I shall keep my eyes open for anything else that turns up. Keep up the good work!”

John K.      Submitted September 25, 2014


“I enjoyed your website on Harrison H S. I attended from 59-63 and graduated from Harrison in 1963.”

Dale N.       Submitted September 23, 2014


“Thanks for posting this school info..I have been looking!”

Theresa H.    Submitted September 09, 2014


“You folks do a nice job!”

Jim S.        Submitted September 06, 2014


“Love your website!”

John P.        Submitted September 05, 2014


“I also want to let you know how much I have enjoyed cruising around your site……AWESOME!”

Craig V.        Submitted August 31, 2014


“I was just visiting the Glory Days Website.  This is a great website.  I am glad I came across it!”

Doug M.       Submitted August 30, 2014


“Thanks for a great site!”

Darrell R.      Submitted August 23, 2014


“Congrats on your great high school site. Love how thorough it is.”

Matthew N.     Submitted August 20, 2014


“Thank you for investigating Donnellson.   My grandparents and parents lived most of their lives there.   When I was growing up there were two grocery stores, Pulliam’s and Krimmel’s, a barber shop, the post office, and 2 garages.   There was a bank , but it had closed so I don’t remember it being open.  There’s some things in your bio of Donnellson that I didn’t know.   It brings to back good memories from the past.   Thank you so much for the memories.”

Bea B.            Submitted August 4, 2014


“Thank you for your IHSGD website. I really enjoy it.”

Kathy B.              Submitted July 26, 2014


“Nice site. On your blogs…extremely interesting and I will tell my buddies.”

Smith        Submitted July 15, 2014


“I really enjoyed reading this. I also graduated from GHS home of the Buffaloes!”

Deb R.      Submitted June 12, 2014


“Many thanks & great website!  I really enjoyed it!”

Kevin G.      Submitted May 28, 2014


“Really appreciate your work to help others reconnect. Good job!!!

M Pat     Submitted April 24, 2014


“Thank you for the interesting website!!!”

David C.    Submitted April 07, 2014


“I enjoyed reading the article on a Loring school for girls.”

Jane M.     Submitted April 04, 2014


A nice page. Thanks for sharing all that material with us old folks. My niece showed your page to my 90 year old brother who is far along with Parkinson disease and he recognized the old building. His daughter was so pleased that he could still function to that degree. She said that made her day. Your efforts are appreciated. “

Janet V.D.       Submitted March 26, 2014


“Thank you for what you do, I really enjoy the site!”

Tom A.         Submitted March 25, 2014


“Thanks so much for your help and honoring high schools who no longer open.  I enjoy sports history and each school has a lot to be proud of the rich history.  I really enjoy your website!”

Dwight U.    Submitted February 26, 2014


“I very much enjoyed perusing your unique website set up for Kankakee Westview back in some of their glory days. Congratulations … Your site is great! “

Bill F.      Submitted February 20, 2014


“I am grateful for this site. A look of work and dedication. A wonderful place to go back to old memories!”

Antoinette T. A.          Submitted February 15, 2014


“I found your website very interesting!”

Jim P.     Submitted February 04, 2014

________________________“I was just reading the history of Whiteside County Country Schools.  Very interesting!”

Linda T. P.      Submitted February 03, 2014


“I would like permission to tell our readers about your wonderful website on our daily history blog  (you can just google Lawrence Lore and it should pop up.)  This is a free site that includes all types of history of Lawrence County, Il.”

Donna B.      Submitted February 01, 2014


“Found your website.  Pretty cool historical record.”

Annie B.      Submitted January 31, 2014 


“I enjoyed reading about the good old days at East Lynn High. I taught there in 1967-1969.”

Dick D.      Submitted January 26, 2014


“Your write up on the history of McCray-Dewey High School in Troy is great. I did not know that it had evolved from an old Academy.  That is great to know.”

Gary T.     Submitted January 20, 2014


“I looked through your website. I attended Cisco Grade School from 1972 through 1980. It was an incredible school with amazing teachers. Thanks for posting about it!”

Michele M.      Submitted January 15, 2014


“Thank you for your prompt attention to my information. I really enjoy looking at the website as a former teacher and administrator.”

Dale M.      Submitted January 15, 2014


“This is an incredible compilation of historical information. I would want the same thing for my high school and many of the high schools that have already been closed in the state of Ohio. Keep up the great work!”

Dane B.     Submitted January 12, 2014


“Great website you have there. I am certain people appreciate the work you do.”

Kathleen I.        Submitted January 11, 2014


“WOW! a blast from the past. I am a Near North Grad, class of 89′. I played Football, Wrestled and played Basketball at the North. Great times and great friendships exist because of the North. Rowdy Crew.”

John I.     Submitted January 10, 2014


“Thank you for all your outstanding work on the history of Illinois sports. Please have a safe and happy Holiday season.”

J.V.B.     Submitted December 23, 2013


“Enjoy your collection of school information!  Thanks for all your work putting it together.”

Pam K.       Submitted December 05, 2013


“Thank you for having this website, I love looking at all the educational facilities many of which no longer exist.  I am going to spread the word about this site to some other local historical interest groups I am a member of.”

Sharon F.      Submitted November 19, 2013


“I viewed your website Illinois High School Glory Days.  Very exciting site.  Thank you for the work you have gathered.”

Nancy D.     Submitted November 16, 2013


“I have really enjoyed reading about the many closed schools and looking at the pictures. what a tremendous undertaking. Keep up the good work!”

Dale M.        Submitted November 12, 2013


“Thank you for your appreciation of this history and your efforts to preserve it.”

Jeanine I.      Submitted October 13, 2013


“Keep up the good work with the site. It always brings back memories when I look over some of the places we used to play.”

Evan T.    Submitted September 27, 2013


“Thank you for an interesting article regarding Joy High School.”

Donna J.    Submitted September 27, 2013


“A long time fan of the site.  Love what you and the team have done!”

Tim M.    Submitted September 25, 2013 


“Thank you for maintaining this information!”

Jeff H.    Submitted September 24, 2013


“I discovered your page and want to commend you on all the wonderful

Kelly S.        Submitted August 05, 2014 


“Great job on your website re Elburn and many other High Schools as well.”

Mike McW.   Submitted July 31, 2013


” Loved finding your website.”

Lauren C.    Submitted July 23, 2013


“I just came across the page for school on your website. Very interesting history. Thank you so much for collecting it all. I attended St. Vincent dePaul Seminary. The administration building (the “A Building”, as we called it)  was a beautiful little building.”

Joe R.    Submitted July 11, 2013


“I have three yearbooks (1965-68) for Aurora Roncalli HS but need a functional scanner to send. Thanks for remembering us!”

Dan H,       Submitted July 08, 2013


“I know it makes you and many others sad that Glenarm Ball Township Community High School District # 206 school building is being torn down. District #206 was the District # at that time way back when. But I give you one reason and one reason only for you, myself, and many others not to be sad; THE GLORY DAYS WEBSITE for posting pictures not only taken by me but by others as well. So give yourself some credit where credit is due and pat yourself on the back. If it wasn’t for your Web Site the memories and tears would all be for nothing!! Because of the Glory Days site, the memories and tears will be all for something and not nothing. God Bless You for keeping the memory alive!!”

Paul E.   Submitted July 06, 2013


Great site!”

LeHook    Submitted June 30, 2013


“I realize that the work you have done here is quite an undertaking, thank you.”

Thomas B.   Submitted June 23, 2013


“Thanks for all you’re doing to keep history alive.”

Shelly H. Submitted June 22, 2013


“I found your site and it brought back a lot of memories.”

Cindy T.  Submitted June 4, 2013


“Great Biggsville H.S. website – thanks!”

Loise R.R.     Submitted May 28, 2013


“I recently found your webpage and I could easily spend hours looking at it.  I wanted to update you about the Dowell School.”

Mary M.    Submitted May 05, 2013 


“You would not believe how happy I was to see history in so many pics and seeing this website will keep the past as a memory for those then and those now and those in the future.”

Derrick M.   Submitted April 23, 2013


“Thank you for keeping the memories alive!”

Greg H.    Submitted April 02, 2013


“Congratulations on your web site!  What a great idea!  I refer to your web site often, as I have an intense interest in Illinois high school sports, as well as in the history and geography of Illinois.”

Clifford P.     Submitted March 22, 2013


“The picture that you posted of the school is most beautiful and brings back fond memories. Thanks for keeping the past alive. I appreciate your interest in Loring.”

Donna S.      Submitted March 21, 2013


“WOW- this is very cool what you are doing for people.”

Dan B.     Submitted March 18, 2013 


“It’s unbelievable how many closed schools there are in Illinois.”

Anthony F.    Submitted March 15, 2013


“I really enjoy your Web site. “

George S.    Submitted March 15, 2013


“It was wonderful to come across your web pages on Blandinville High School.”

Bruce M.       Submitted March 09, 2013


“Appreciate you adding our information to your site. We will add a link to your site from ours. Your site reflects a lot of work and dedication. Stay in touch – especially if you win the lotto. Keep up the good work.”

Leyden 65      Submitted March 01, 2013


“I had a friend who went to school at St. Mary of Perpetual Help in Chicago….they were the Raiders. thanks:) love the site.”

Aaron      Submitted March 3rd, 2013


“I just found your site and think this is great.”

Steve K.     Submitted February 27, 2013


“…thanks for putting the site together.”

Karl W.    Submitted February 13, 2013


“Thanks for keeping the memory of Chesterfield High “out there.”  It was a small school, 32 students, the town had only 225 residents.”

Lowell G.    Submitted February 02, 2013


“Great site, keep it up…”

Dave S.    Submitted January 27, 2013


“Small matter, but I was thinking of my father as I came in for night after checking the lambing shed.  The Southern High School school song was “Waiting for the Robert E. Lee.” I enjoy your website as always. I wish I knew more to contribute on his high school…Media Wever High School.”

Patrick B.   Submitted January 19, 2013 


“I could go on and on about my four years in Manteno, but then I would have to write a book. It was very interesting to come across your article since I was just browsing on the computer.  Bye now.”

Mary B. H.    Submitted January 19, 2013


“This website is tremendous.  Thanks for bringing back great memories.  I played golf, basketball and baseball at Rockford West in the 80’s and this is the closest thing I have to going back and watching a game at the legendary institution.”

Paul H. (’88 Warrior)     Submitted December 08, 2012


“Just viewed the material you put on the website and I can’t thank you enough.  It came our real good.  Really appreciate your efforts.  Having my 77th birthday tomorrow and this was quite a present.  Thank you again.”

Donald S.   Submitted January 09, 2013


“I would like to start by saying how much I enjoy you sight! With a undertaking of this size, you are bound to miss a school or two. One school that I know of is a grade school building in Wing, IL. Wing is located between Saunemin and Forrest in Livingston County. The building is on the right of the road leading into town after you turn off of IL 47. I also believe that there is a grade school building in Emington, IL, which is also in Livingston County. I just want to thank you for having such a great sight!”

Owen P.   Submitted November 19, 2012

“I always love reading THE GREAT CONFERENCES page on the Illinois High School Glory Days web site.”

Mike L.   Submitted November 15, 2012 


“I am from Minnesota and was traveling in southern Illinois last week doing some antique shopping with my wife when I found several Lowpoint H.S. yearbooks for sale by a dealer in an antique shop in Raymond, Illinois. I did a little Internet surfing from our hotel that night and discovered your wonderful website. I wanted to share some information. Thanks for a great website.  I sure wish we had a similar one here in Minnesota.”

Dave F.    Submitted October 21, 2012


“I really enjoy your site.”

Michael J. N.      Submitted October 09, 2012


“Thank you and again, your website is one of a kind and is truly awesome!”

Ryan T.   Submitted October 01, 2012


“I came across your website this morning, thank you for doing it.  Appreciated the information there on schools my aunts and my mother went to that no longer exist.”

Marcia L.   Submitted September 23, 2012 


“I really enjoy your website – it’s a great tribute to the schools that are no longer with us and helps keep their memories alive. I graduated from the late, great Mendel Catholic (closed 1985). It’s always great to visit your Mendel page.…thanks for all that you do to keep the history of these schools alive.”

Henry H.    Submitted July 30, 2012


“This is a great site – so happy that I discovered it!”

Meri K.    Submitted July 4, 2012


“Thanks for all the work you have put into your project.  Grandpa died in 1961.  It was amazing to see his accomplishments listed on the internet!  How pleased he would be!”

Gena H.      Submitted June 29, 2012


“Great job on the site!”

Ann W.     Submitted June 25, 2012 


“Loving this site!”

Michelle B. G.     Submitted June 6, 2012


“Enjoyed the page about good old PCHS, thanks!”

Mick W.    Submitted May 22, 2012

“Your website, by the way, is amazing.”

Gary K.     Submitted May 20, 2012


“Found your site from a friend. Her dad was Coach McDonald from Blue Mound. Thank you for the site it was fun looking back.”

Melissa W.    Submitted April 28, 2012


“You did a beautiful job on St Patricks Academy.  I enjoyed my time attending St. Pats very much.”

Kathleen McK.     Submitted April 21, 2012


This site had me rocking in laughter………Thanks for putting it up!

Lordy. the kids of today would think the world ending if they had to follow the yesteryear rules…………but WE SURVIVED!”

Sherry K.      Submitted April 20, 2012


“It’s really nice to this web site brings back alot of good memories wish I could do it all again.”

Jeff P.       Submitted March 26, 2012

“Good job…the website is so interesting!!”

Mary Ellen D.F.     Submitted March 25, 2012


“I’m really glad there are people out there like you that take the time and have the interest and insight to preserve this information before it’s all gone.”

Stephanie E.T.    Submitted March 20, 2012


“Glad to see someone keeping the “Old IHSA” alive.  Keep up the good work.”

Mark V.      Submitted March 13, 2012

“Thank you for the Glory Days site.  I am enjoying it.”

Joanne C. T.    Submitted March 01, 2012


“We were looking at your website today and were very impressed at the information available.  I work at the high school in Cullom, IL which is now Tri-Point High School. The entire upstairs Is filled with framed copies of the class pictures from each year. They are available if you have anyone that is interested in information from Cullom, Illinois.  Thanks for all your hard work archiving the good old days!”

Amy S.   Submitted February 22, 2012


“I want to credit anyone who had any part of putting together the Glory Days website. Even though Im not very old (at least in my own mind, Im 37) there are even a few schools that I had played football against in the early 90’s are no longer active. Savanna and Mt. Carroll come to mind. It’s great that these schools have a website like yours. Keep up the good work!”

Greg P.      Submitted February 20, 2012


“Thanks for all you are doing in keeping the closed High School sports moments alive.”

Paul W.         Submitted February 16, 2012


“I truly enjoy paying many visits to your website for information on former schools.”

Erich M.        Submitted February 02, 2012


“I really appreciate your site, I have such a good time discovering these places and times.  The 40’s is an interesting time, one which I am too young to remember.”

Roberta M.      Submitted January 28, 2012 


“I have enjoyed reading the history of Hindsboro High School….”

Sherie A.       Submitted January 19, 2012


“I have told several people about your website, and they all have enjoyed it!”

John M.      Submitted January 15, 2012


“I appreciate your efforts to maintain the history of our high schools that are long gone. Thanks for your efforts,”

John M.      Submitted December 28, 2011


“I will let all the people in Buckner know about your web site so they visit and catch up on the history of Buckner and of the good work you do on other schools.”

Russell B.      Submitted December 24, 2011


“I am extremely glad I stumbled upon your site, and I commend you for taking the time and effort to preserve an ever fleeting glimpse into Illinois’ rich past. Thank-you and keep up the great work!”

Casey D.    Submitted November 11, 2011


“I saw your article on Madonna High School after an alum posted your address on Facebook.  Thank you for including this wonderful school.”

Mary H.    Submitted October 30, 2011


“I really like your website.”

Mark F.   Submitted October 17, 2011


“I was reading the section about Mansfield High School. I loved reading about the old school!”

Carolyn C. H.    Submitted October 12, 2011


“Great site…love it…”

Dave S.    Submitted October 3, 2011


“Great job. I really enjoy it. wish i could find more about my hometowns old high school in Ladd.”

Dave M.   Submitted September 27, 2011

“This is a great website!  My dad and I were  East St. Louis Assumption basketball fans back in the 60’s and  70’s.”

Vinne      Submitted September 14, 2011


“I enjoy your work, guys. It’s a job well done. Your website is one of my favorites. There are many nights when I sit at my computer and take fantasy trips through the past via your web site. Thanks for one heck of a collection of historical information!”

Doug F.      Submitted August 28, 2011


“I have just discovered your site and am enjoying it.  Thank you for all the work.”

John B.     Submitted August 21, 2011


“Thank you for the effort that you are making to capture and share the history of our school (Mound City Lovejoy), as well as so many others.  You are providing a very valuable service.  For those of us who went to schools that no longer exist, it is a challenge to keep the history alive, especially as those of us who had the experience get older.  This is particularly true for Black schools, which were generally eliminated and consolidated into the White school upon desegregation.  We all appreciate what you are doing.”

Wendell O.   Submitted August 11, 2011


“Thanks to you, everyone that’s visited the website really enjoys it.”

Sharon W.     Submitted August 05, 2011


“Thanks for the history and wonderful wonderful memories. This was definitely memories fond and recollections which will never “slowly fade away”.

John V.G.    Submitted July 8, 2011

“Your website is done very well.  It is clear, easy to use, and informative.  Are you interested in increasing your content?  I know of a great source of Catholic school history here in Chicago.


St. Elizabeth Alumni meet on the first Tuesday of every month at Pearl’s Place on the corner of 39th and Michigan.  Visitors are welcomed.  It is a breakfast social that starts at 9 AM and runs until 11 AM.  Other Catholic school alums often attend.  The alumni are primarily ’40s and ’50s grads with a few late 1930s and some grads from the 1960s. 


This may be the best resource of Catholic School history in Chicago.”

Stan T.      Submitted May 23, 2011

“What a neat website!  I have some sports data from one of my dad’s yearbooks that could be added to the Woodhull page.”

Kent N.     Submitted May 9, 2011


“Just stumbled on to your super website.  Nice job with content and presentation. Thank you for preserving the history and the memories of the students, teachers and buildings of IL High Schools. THANK You also for updating the history of the Vermont High School!!!!  I applaud you for your professionalism, originality and ingenuity in preserving the entire spectrum of Illinois High School history.  Good job!”

John B.    Submitted April 26, 2011

“It’s a blast from the past to see ole Morton East High…Good times…..graduate of 1977″

Linda A.    Submitted April 24, 2011


“While surfing the web I came across your website earlier today. I am so glad I did! Thank you for making such an interesting website! I love old school buildings and learning about how things were all those years ago. I really enjoyed reading about Flat Rock High School. I realize that consolidation makes sense money wise but it is sad to see all these small schools go.  I’m so glad they got to hang on as long as they did. It’s too bad that the school’s are always the ones getting punished because of Illinois’s money problems.  I just wanted to let you know how much even younger generations appreciate your website.”

Christina P.   Submitted April 19, 2011 

“As a past contributor to some of the extreme southern Illinois schools, I just want to thank all the authors for the amazing work that was put forward into this project.  Thank you for letting me be a very small part of it.”

Howard T.     Submitted April 15, 2011 


“Thank you for creating this site and remembering Mother of Sorrows CHS!”

Chaplain Margaret F.-K.   Submitted April 03, 2011


“I could have sworn that there was a large tree in the outfield (at Bellflower HS) and that prior to each game the umpires and coaches went over the ground rules.  Then, like the time Richard U. hit a ball into the tree, the ground rules changed in the home team’s favor.  Wapella had no grass on the infield and a manufactured home in dead center field.  Easton had no grass in the outfield when I was in the 10th grade. Others can probably provide you with more of the peculiarities of the Kickapoo and Lincolnland Conference pastures. Best regards and keep up the great work!”

Tim R.    Submitted March 29, 2011


“I happily “stumbled” across the Illinois HS Glory Days website while doing some genealogical research a few weeks ago. I hope this information (regarding West Salem HS) is helpful to you and other readers of the Glory Days website.  I enjoy your website immensely and am happy to help fill in some of the gaps.”

Sherry A. W.      Submitted March 27, 2011

“Just found the website and Wow its great.  I went to Normal Community during the Capitol Conference days and could not remember all of the member schools.  It was also great to find the original members of the Big 12 (I had forgotten about Peoria and Streator).  Of course the Capitol and Big 12 “merged” and it is fun to trace the movements of schools and conferences.  Keep up the good work!”

Larry K.   Submitted March 11, 2011


” It has been some time since I dropped by the site, but thanks again for all of the wonderful work you’ve done on it.”

Brandon F.   Submitted February 28, 2011


“Wonderful Site!”

Alan         Submitted February 21, 2011


“You’ve got a neat site.”

Steve S.   Submitted February 19, 2011

“Thank you for your great website that amazingly includes St. Pat’s. My sister Anne W. sent me the link. Thanks for including such a small school that is no longer in existence.”

Alice W.   Submitted February 17, 2011


“Thanks for this site. It’s fun to read of my old school.”

Ginny N.   Submitted February 17, 2011 


“First of all i would like to thank you for putting up all this information about the old High Schools of Illinois. I’m 15 years old and a graduate of the Coffeen Grade School.”

Gabe O.    Submitted February 13, 2011


“Thanks!  It is an interesting site.  I just e-mailed one of my old HS friends and referred him there.”

John C.      Submitted February 13, 2011

“Thanks to your website, I found pictures of the old 1920 School building in Ellisville, IL. My Dad went to this school and remembers playing basketball games in the sunking gym in the basement in which I got to see from the outside. It sadden me when I went back to Ellisville in 1987 and saw the school ina big pile of bricks.”

Phil H.  Submitted February 10, 2011

“Glad to see someone interested in good memories and paying tribute to them. Thanks for your good work.”

Diana B.    Submitted February 8, 2011

“A friend posted this site on facebook, with Shabbona High School.  It was very interesting to read about.  I have NEVER heard that Shabbona when it moved north pushed out a town named “Corntown”.  I have NEVER heard that Shabbona when it moved north pushed out a town named “Corntown”.  And the story on the ’59 boys basketball team must’ve been so exciting!  I know some of those guys but to me they are the dads of some boys I went to school with and were school board members when I was in school.  In ’59 they were baskeball stars. A great history.  Thank you for this site.  I also read about Rollo & Lee.  I didn’t know Lee had been a high school.  Thank you for this site and I will also pass it on.”

Donna Sue W.     Submitted February 6, 2011


“I enjoyed reading about Harrison on the web page My parents grew up in Chicago and attended school there. I have the 1929 and 1931 yearbooks and enjoy looking back at the photos of a more peaceful era.”
Rick B.    Submitted January 31, 2011

“Really enjoy your website! So much good and memorable info. not readily found anywhere else. Thanks for the great job that you do for High School Glory Days!”

Coach Dennis K.    Submitted January 30, 2011


“I love your website! I wish there were more Melvin-Sibley pictures on it.”

Amy G.   Submitted November 29, 2010


“It is a great job you have done on this site.  I am still sending friends to the site.”

Robert A.   Submitted November 14, 2010

“Love your site.”

Michael C.   Submitted November 12, 2010

“Enjoy your website “illinoishsglorydays” and appreciate the effort put into it.”

Larry D    Submitted November 08, 2010

“I enjoyed seeing the Sparland High School website.  Thank you.”

Lucinda M.R.   Submitted October 24, 2010

“Great job on this site!!”

Tim D.    Submitted October 13, 2010


*I think this is a great piece of history looking at these things.”

Steven S.    Submitted September 06, 2010

“I LOVE your website and the historical significance of the information you are providing.  Such a shame these schools are gone, but you are preserving their memories.  Kudos!!”

Jo M.      Submitted September 06, 2010

“Thank you and I really enjoyed the site.”

Wayne L.       Submitted September 01, 2010


“I really appreciate the Glory Days website and helping folks remember an important part of their roots!!”

Jo M.     Submitted August 31, 2010


“Just found the web site about West High and wanted to thank you for a job well done. Lots of great info.”

Janet      Submitted August 31, 2010


“It is nice to know there is still some vestage of material left. I appreciate your efforts in keeping the site going.”

Joe R.     Submitted August 24, 2010


“VERY good work on your site!  It is now one of my “official” favs. Thanx again for your time, interest and consideration!”
Kenneth S.      Submitted August 21, 2010


“This is a great site.”

Geri B.        Submitted August 15, 2010


“I enjoyed your site!  I grew up in Onarga, Illinois until the age of 9.  I now live in Texas and I love the history!”

Everado C.     Submitted July 19, 2010

“As a former student and member of Joliet West, class of 1966, I enjoyed your information. Thanks for the memories.”

Patricia M.    Submitted June 29, 2010

“Greetings and congratulations on a fantastic web page for the ND Academy.  It is something to behold!”

Walt M.   Submitted June 27, 2010


“I’ve visited the Illinois High Schools website…very well done!”

Janine C.    Submitted June 23, 2011


“Interesting Site!”

Edward C.      Submitted June 16, 2010


“I have tons of great memories of the small towns in that area and competing in some of those old gymnasiums like Saunemin!  Even in the 80’s as things were starting to change… it was still fun to have a basketball game in a steamy gym in Chatsworth or Piper City in front of a packed crowd.  Doesn’t get any better for a small-towner!!  Thanks for all your hard work… I love the memories!!”

Michael R.     Submitted June 07, 2010


“You have a wonderful site and so many are very appreciative of your work, for it brings back so many great years of so many great schools. Please keep up the great work you are doing.”

Anthony J.     Submitted May 19, 2010

“Love the site!!  Alden’s high school basketball team was known as the ‘Rascals’ and their colors were dark blue and gold.”

Margo V.D.     Submitted May 18, 2010


“Last summer I started a Facebook page for the former Huskies and others who have lived in and still live in Mason City to get reaquainted. We have tons of pictures on our page. The address is .

Thanks!! And by the way, we all love your site!!

Jim M.    Submitted May 15, 2010

“You have a terriffic site and have sure done a lot of research.”

Larry U.    Submitted May 11, 2010

“This is a fantastic site!”

JKD     Submitted May 10, 2010

“I enjoyed your website very much! Regarding football at Driscoll Catholic High School in Addison, I am certain the Highlanders are one of only seven or eight schools nationwide to have won seven straight state football championships.”

Dave O.     Submitted May 06, 2010


“I’ve followed your “Glory Days” website about high schools since its beginning after I read a story in the local newspaper about the site.  It’s a most amazing website and I know it takes an awful lot of work to keep it up and running. You do quite a service for people who went to these schools and still have a feeling of pride for their colors and mascots.”

Susan V.K.     Submitted May 02, 2010


“Great site, I am originally from Southern Illinois and really enjoyed looking at all the old schools you have on the site.”

Kathy R.      Submitted April 30, 2010


“I came across your site and read the entry about Elburn High School with great interest, especially the commentary from Nels Howard about the basketball team in the mid-50’s.  My father was Mel Lye, who died in 1975 at the age of 36.  I knew he had a memorable basketball career at Elburn High but it was very moving to read Mr. Howard’s first hand account from a time so far removed from mine (and I’m assuming removed from yours).
Please know that it means the world to me that you have preserved a corner of the internet for my dad.”

Lisa L. K.     Submitted April 22, 2010


“You have a great site.”

Bertha P.H.    Submitted April 19, 2010


“Awesome site. Looking at the website is how I have spent my lunch break for the last week. I am addicted. Great job.”

Mike “Sna” C.    Submitted April 13, 2010


Winola High Graduate from 1975. Thanks for rekindling some old memories.”

Terry S.    Submitted April 11, 2010

“I really enjoyed all the information about Fillmore. I now live in Colorado, but I still remember Fillmore with pleasant memories, and some of my good friends.  I appreciate your putting this history and information together for us to read!”

Joe R.   Submitted April 10, 2010


*I just wanted to share that I just had my grandmother’s class ring from Rosiclare (1929) resized so I could wear it, and looked up the history on the net and found your page.  it was interesting to read about the town and the high school!”

Corinne D.   Submitted April 07, 2010

“Absolutely love the web site.”

Joanne C.    Submitted April 06, 2010

“We came upon your web site ( by accident. Congratulations from all those who work on this.”

Joe & Shirley G.   Submitted April 05, 2010

“Wow fellas! What an unbelievable site!  What a great undertaking….and a huge undertaking!”

Mike S. Submitted March 30, 2010

“I’ve enjoyed reading several of the schools historys, and I hope my contribution of the fight song is helpful.”

Jean S.H.      Submitted March 16, 2010


Nebo is my hometown I lived there the first 30 years of my life. I think it’s brilliant what you are doing. It’s extremely important to protect our history.”

Diann J.     Submitted March 12, 2010

“This is a great thing you’re doing here.  Some of the old guys I wouldn’t think could turn a computer on talk about this site . Even a little press once in a while.”

Doug A.    Submitted March 09, 2010


“I found the article on Weber very informative and well written.  I appreciate the efforts of those responsible.”

Ted S.  Submitted March 08, 2010


“….the site continues to get bigger and better. Thanks for a great site.”

Michael L.    Submitted March 04, 2010

“Thank you for your work on preserving the history of this wonderful time in our lives. We’ll try to send memories relative to the history you’re seeking. We are sorry to hear the building will be torn down, but time moves on. Thank you.”

Mary S.    Submitted February 25, 2010


“I attended Smithboro grade school from 1950 to 1958….it was very interesting to find your site. I played basketball and baseball at Mulberry Grove high and many of the schools we played have since closed and are on your list.”

Marvin R.   Submitted February 21, 2010


“Thank you for creating and updating such a great site.”

Marilyn C.     Submitted February 17, 2010

“First, good job on your web site. This weekend I went to your home page. It is a good thing that you all are during. I did not check it at first, I was so elated to find something on Lovejoy, I did not precede on.  As I said I will pass your site on to my fellow Lovejoyans from Mound City, also Douglass HS, Mounds. Ill. and the HS in Cairo.  I went to elementary school in Mounds.  I am quite sure most are not aware of your site.  After they learn about it I am sure you will get more info.”

Harold J.        Submitted February 07, 2010

“I really enjoy this web site! I live in central Missouri but have family roots in the Barry – Pittsfield area. My father used to tell me about many of the schools that he competed against in the 1930’s in west central Illinois . I recognize a lot of places and names. Keep up the good work.”

Carl P.   Submitted February 05, 2010


“Thank you for this wonderful site, I hope many more of the St. Pat’s girls find it!”

Jackie W.H.     Submitted February 04, 2010


“I enjoyed reading the information on the history of Lewis Institute on your website since both my father and his brother were students there in 1912. They were members of Gamma Rho fraternity at the time. I still have my father’s copy of the 1912 Lewis Annual which has some entertaining as well as educational topics of interest.”

Ray F.    Submitted February 02, 2010


“This is a great regional history site! Nostalgic too for me since I attended three of the schools pictured. I only wish you had a picture of Mary E. Riner Kufus Elementary School in Altona, my first school.”

Sharon K.    Submitted February 01, 2010


“Being a native Hoosier, I always have a yearing for the past and as I stated your Glory Days site provides me with a constant reminder of days gone by.  I love reading about the old schools and their past accomplishment in athletics, etc.  This is without a doubt one of the most enjoyable items that I have run across.  As a retired High School Football Coach I love to wander back thru the various schools and see the past. Thank you!  Keep up the great work.”

Phil A.   Submitted January 28, 2010


“Thank you for this site, and for bringing back the loving memories, some diminished over time.”

Margaret P.   Submitted January 27, 2010


“Interesting site, and I’ll see if any of my friends or relatives have photos or details from Palmer.”

Ray L.    Submitted January 25, 2010


“Thank you for posting the photos of Tamaroa Grade and High Schools on your site. It brought back old memories of both elementary and high school days there. It was also great to see the school song posted as I was a junior varsity and varsity cheerleader in elementary school and sang it at each basketball game. It still saddens me that the high school is closed. I will always have many happy childhood memories of both schools. Thank you again.”

LaDonna S.L.T.   Submitted January 21, 2010


“Your site is very informative and extremely enjoyable to view.  Thanks…for the very nice site.”

Dan I.      Submitted January 12, 2010


“I am a native of the Carthage , Illinois area and graduated from Carthage High School in 1964.  I really like your site and appreciate the great deal of effort that you and your colleagues are putting forth.”

Steve M.  Submitted January 11, 2010

“Thanks again, and I think your website is really neat.”

Todd P.    Submitted January 09, 2010

“This brings back a lot of good old memories.  I will try and gather some information on my high school as I graduated in 1952 from Stronghurst High.  Go Trojans! Thanks again from an old 1952 grad of Stronghurst High School.”

Swede J.      Submitted January 07, 2010

“Really enjoyed the web site.  I also sent you some rememberances of a few highlights from my band years.  I look forward to revisiting the site often.”

Jim C.     Submitted January 01, 2010

“Just happened to stumble across your site, love it, and noticed on my HS’s page, Joliet West….”

Jim G.    Submitted December 24, 2009

“I am thoroughly enjoying reading the history of the high schools on the (Glory Days) web site.”

Scott D.   Submitted December 18, 2009

“My mother and father attended Stronghurst HS and I came across your web page.  Keep up the good work.”

Glen P.     Submitted December 17, 2009

“Thank you very much – I appreciate the work that you do on behalf of all of us whose High Schools have closed. While the names have changed for some schools or demolition for others – our memories will never go away.”

Juan B.   Submitted December 17, 2009

“I really love your site!”

Chad I.     Submitted December 13, 2009

“I really enjoy this site. Its fun looking up some of the schools we used to play, because a lot of them are akso closed.  Its even fun looking up non-opponents.  Since my Dad was a coach I am very familiar with many of the other schools.”

John A.     Submitted November 30, 2009


“I enjoyed reading the history of Harrison Technical High School.  I attended and graduated Harrison High School from 1971 – to 1974. Great memories!”

Juan B.   Submitted November 23, 2009 


“I was reading your excellent website cataloging the “Glory Years” at Arlington Heights High School, Arlington Heights, Illinois. It brought back many fond memories, and I really appreciated your efforts in accumulating all of the information.”

Stephanie V.    Submitted November 18, 2009

“Your website is a great idea and wonderful way to preserve history.  Thanks for your efforts.”

Betty M.    Submitted November 15, 2009

“I was looking through the site (which is wonderful, I might add)…..Again, wonderful site….I love small school living!”

Mike S.   Submitted November 08, 2009

“This is, without question, one of the most informationally fascinating web sites I’ve ever been to, period.  What a pleasure!  Enjoyed this site for almost two hours, and particularly loved reading about the school which used to be a baseball throw from my old grade school (St. Alban’s).  I hope you guys routinely back this site up and keep this information safe.  It’s golden!  NICE job!”

Brian H.    Submitted November 06, 2009

“I lived in Kirkland from 1959 to 1968, my father owned the local watering hole…When he bought in in 1959, in the basement was a basketball warm up jacket. Kirkland Comets, it was Gold with Purple lettering.  Love your website, lots of memories there…Thank you for that.”

Gene D.   Submitted November 03, 2009


“What a great website!  Thank you….for a great website for those of us that like the “Old Glory Days”!!!!!

Dick S.    Submitted October 28, 2009 


“Thank you so much for putting this site on net.  It will allow many elders another trail down memory lane….I am a former Muldoonite, and searched the web for many years for a link to the old high school, and was so disappointed when could find NOTHING!”

Sherry K.  Submitted October 24, 2009

“First of all I have to say “What a neat website”  I have some info on the Livingston Eagles basketball teams of the late ’70’s of which I am proud to have been a part of.”

Jim M.      Submitted October 18, 2009

“Thanks for all the memories and keep up the great work.”

Vicky O’D.      Submitted October 18, 2009


“I work at Allendale School and was just directed to your site by a friend! Your site is beautiful!”

Michele L.   Submitted October 06, 2009

“A friend put me on to your site and I love it. Sports seems to be the thing that people remember the most, but fine arts surely has a place in the life of a school too. When we closed the high school in 2001 because of low enrollments (63 the last year) as you know, a part of Bradford sort of died with that. Thanks for your kind words about Bradford.”

Gary B.      Submitted September 27, 2009

“Thank you to all who are responsible for this information. It’s great to be able to go back and read about our school and all the others.”

Dwight B.    Submitted September 26, 2009


“I was searching for people that attended Armington Grade School, (1953-1958) and I came upon this web site.  I have enjoyed it so much, thank you for bringing back some wonderful menories!”

Anonymous      Submitted September 24, 2009


“Thank you for all of your work on compiling the history of Reddick High School.”

Wayne M.   Submitted September 22, 2009


“A friend called to my attention the website featuring Illinois high schools and asked me if I could find any further information about Sadorus High School.  I really like your website!”

Marsha G.   Submitted September 20, 2009

“Hi ! I saw your website,and was quite impressed.”

Rhonda    Submitted September 20, 2009

“Great website, really appreciate the chance to view it.  I graduated in 1961. attended Onarga schools all 12 years.”

Harry M.     Submitted September 10, 2009


“Thanks for the sight.  My father, Emmett Mayhall attended Shawneetown High from ’58-’61 and it was nice to see some pics.”

Gary M.    Submitted September 04, 2009

“Cool site, by the way. My high school is on here (Lourdes High School, on the south side!)”

Laura Marie S.     Submitted August 25, 2009

“Thanks again for the update on the site. We had lots of good times in that old school, and just knowing my parents walked those same halls as high school sweethearts was something special.  My family has been in this area since the early 1860’s. I gotta tell you, every time I get on the Saunemin High School page, I have to sing along with that rousing music of our school song.  My kids think I’m nuts.  Ahhh memories………”

Pam H.G.      Submitted August 22, 2009

“This is a great idea. I had fun cruising the site. My grandmother is a graduate of Rosamond HS. I’ll see what I can find out about it!

Brent B.       Submitted August 22, 2009

“Your site is really great!”

Andrea D.    Submitted August 20, 2009 

“Thanks for having such a thorough site about the history.  I had forgotten some of those things.”

Kathy O.         Submitted August 16, 2009


“Great website, Thanks.  I attended Armington Grade school as a child, 1953-1958. We loved living in the Armington Area, It was good to see a picture of the Grade & High schools.”

Harold J.    Submitted August 12, 2009


“I was impressed with your web site.”

Dick K.        Submitted August 10, 2009

“I have certainly enjoyed the website. Having grown up in New Windsor, graduated from Winola and having married a graduate of East Pike I have a warm spot in my heart for deactivated high schools. Reading about a number of schools that I covered while working as a sports reporter in the ages ago 1960’s has brought a lot of memories to mind. Again, I have certainly enjoyed the strolls down memory lane. Thanks and best wishes for continued success.”

Evan T.    Submitted August 05, 2009

“Thanks for the website. You can never erase the memories when they take away your High School Name and change it to something else. Go Mustangs!!”

Linda   Submitted July 31, 2009 

“Thank you for preserving memories and keeping alive the spirits of our loved ones.”

James H. C.    Submitted July 26, 2009

“A very nice site to visit, lots of very nice work. Thanks for this site!!

Dennis S.     Submitted July 19, 2009

“This site is amazing! You do such a good job at keeping school spirit alive and most importantly keeping memories alive.”
Linda       Submitted July 8, 2009

“What a GREAT website this is.  I have spent many hours looking at the different schools.  I also have spent many hours traveling around Northwest and North Central Illinois in search of old elevators.  I love driving around each town exploring and had always wondered if the town ever had a high school (the towns that I know don’t have one).  I had many times thought about doing research to find out answers to all my questions and low and behold I discovered this website and you cover every single topic that would run through my head such as school colors, mascot name, when the school ceased to exist, where the kids go to school now, and on and on.  I had no idea there were other people out there who thought about this kind of stuff!!  Thankfully my former high school is NOT on this site.  I am a alum of Morrison Community High School, class of ’79.  I’m glad to see most of you guys (authors) are my “neighbors”.  Keep up the excellent work!!”

Craig F.    Submitted July 5, 2009

“…..what a great site you have there!  Thank you so much…”

Megan C.     Submitted June 29, 2009 

“I think your page is just so interesting.  I have long loved going to old gyms around the state, and in my former job I used to have I would take a basketball and just shoot around in these old historic gyms.  The sounds of a basketball on these courts and just imagining the loyal fans cheering their sports teams.  Gives one goose pimples when you think about it.  Now if only as a high school student I would have taken pictures of the old Irving gym, the Butler gym, the Taylor Springs gym, and the Donnellson gym, all of which I spent time shooting hoops at.  Now that I am older I wish I would have been a little wiser and took some photos along the way. Same with all the school districts I used to visit in about 55 of the states southern counties.  Oh well, still love the work you do.  It really is nice. GREAT SITE!!”

Earl H.      Submitted June 22, 2009

“What a great website. It does bring back memories. Thanks for the website.”

Terry P.    Submitted June 05, 2009

“I enjoyed looking at the history and photos of your schools. Thank you.”

Deborah W.      Submitted May 30, 2009

“I love this site and continue to enjoy it!”

Patsy R.         Submitted May 29, 2009

“I wanted to say thank you for posting my photos of my school in Ridgway. It was by accident that I found this site and I’m so very glad I did. It was great to see others who care about their school as much as I do. Thanks so much for allowing me to share my photos of my school with everybody.”

Lillian C.      Submitted May 20, 2009

“Great article about Scottland High School. I was a member of the Class of 1967. Love your website!”

Paulette R.B.     Submitted May 15, 2009

“Thank you so much for your note about my old high school. Thank you again for your efforts.  I was pleasantly surprised to hear from you and really appreciate the information you provided.”

Veronica G.   Submitted May 11, 2009

“Love your web site.   I’ve been on it numerous times.”

Mark S.       Submitted April 29, 2009


“Thank you so much for providing a wonderful site that brings back so many memories.”

Sharon K       Submitted April 13, 2009

“Great site, I  went to Cordova Grade School 1 thru 7 and Roosevelt 8 thru 12. I also know some guys who attended Albany. My wife attended Hillsdale High School. I will do my best to dig up info….for you.”

Jerry G.    Submitted April 02, 2009

“This is a great site.  As I typed in info to send to you it brought back wonderful memories.”

Kathleen B.     Submitted March 28, 2009

“This is a great site.  We had so many wonderful schools.  It is so sad to see how many have been closed.  Mine was Aquinas Dominican High School.  Many happy memories.”

Loretta          Submitted March 25, 2009

“This site is GREAT!!!!!!”

Ryan         Submitted March 18, 2009 

“I love this site and appreciate all the work it has taken.”

Cheryl O’H.      Submitted March 01, 2009

“Just wanted to drop you a line and tell you what an incredible site you have. I can’t imagine how much effort has gone into it. Congratulations on a great site. It’s one of the best I’ve ever visited. No kidding.”

Dave S.        Submitted February 28, 2009

“I visited your site “Douglass High School…Golden Tornadoes.” A wonderful walk down memory lane!  Thank you very much.”

James E.    Submitted February 27. 2009 

“I love this site! I was reading about the LaRose High School. I know my mom attended that school in the 1970’s as a grade school student. I just wanted to let you know! Thanks for all the work you do!”

Anonymous      Submitted February 26, 2009

“This a great website!!!  Thanks for doing it.”

Casey B.     Submitted February 18, 2009

“Hope I was of some help.  Great site, by the way!”

Ann O’D.   Submitted February 17, 2009

“Your site is awesome…..great website!”

Rick R.       Submitted February 15,2009

“This is a great site to be informed of what happened to some of these old schools. Since I was a little kid, while ny Dad was a coach, I remember a lot of these schools and even some of the names of players way back when.”

John A.    Submitted February 14, 2009

“I can not express how much I enjoy checking out your website and the amazing job you guys do.  It’s unreal how much updated anecdotes you find regarding these schools. Keep up the great work!!”

Dennis W.    Submitted February 06, 2009

“Keep up the good work. Great Site!!!”

Chris T.     Submitted February 06, 2009


“I would like to say that I love your site and love that you set something up to remember all those lost treasures.”

Joseph E.    Submitted February 03, 2009


“Site looks great and I’m going to send the link to some Weber Alums who I just saw at  our recent 30th reunion.  Thanks for your hard work and God Bless!”

Tim P.    Submitted January 30, 2009

“We love your website, especially, the Ben Funk page.  We refer people to it all the time. Love the work you do!  Thanks very much.”

Rick J.    Submitted January 29, 2009

“I was just sent an e-mail copy of your info.  It is really a great website and very informational.  Thank you.”

Sue       Submitted January 15, 2009 

“Don’t know what drove you to create the site, but I appreciate that such sites exist and people share their knowledge in this way.”

Kent A.      Submitted January 15, 2009

“I found your site to very informative and exciting.”

Derrick M.   Submitted January 14, 2009

“I just discovered with great delight the Illinois HS Glory Days website.  The history and traditions of these high schools (and the reasons for their closing) has been an interest of mine since my sophomore year of high school.”

Bob R.   Submitted January 08, 2009

“Thank you for a fabulous page regarding Gridley HS!  As a class of 1984 GHS alumni it brought back wonderful memories (almost 25 years old – gasp!) Thanks again for the great work!”

Terri M.C.    Submitted January 06, 2009

“I stumbled onto your website while doing a google search on my old high school (Valley Lutheran).  This is one of the better, if not best, accounts out there and I thank you for it.”

Tim M.   Submitted January 05, 2009

“Thanks for all the work and effort you and your colleagues have invested in this site.”

Nancy M. R.    Submitted January 01, 2009

“One of the things that really got me into the Glory Days website was trying to find out what happened to schools like BowenMiltonOdell St. PaulShawneetown and too many others to mention.”

Jim J.   Submitted December 15, 2008

“I have visited your Glory Days website several times, and enjoy it immensely.  Thank you for creating it!”

Stephanie B.   Submitted December 14, 2008

“All I have to say is thank goodness a website like yours exists.  I was so excited to find it!  What an amazing job you have done…I can’t wait to show my dad.  Thanks for the help and thanks for putting together the website.”

Jill Marie T.    Submitted December 07, 2008

“I’ve called Findlay home my entire life and I really enjoy what you’ve said on the site.  Thank you so much, I’ve enjoyed your site…”

Wade B.     Submitted December 05, 2008

“Great and very useful, valuable even, set of sites you have!! Thank You!!”

Andrew P.    Submitted November 21, 2008   

“A friend of mine who still lives in the Kankakee area forwarded me the Reddick website that included the history of the sports teams. What a lot of good information and history on that site!”

Mike B.   Submitted November 14, 2008 

“I enjoy your website, and have learned some interesting things about McKinley  H.S.

Heather B.    Submitted November 13, 2008

“I just recently saw your website.  Thank you for having it.”

Bill K.    Submitted November 09, 2008

“Congratulations on keeping the memories of small town Illinois high school sports alive.”

Steve S.   Submitted November 06, 2008

“I have seen the Colliers article about Rollo High and it was really interesting.  I really enjoyed your web site.  Thanks so much.”

Ed C.   Submitted November 01, 2008

“Thank you for the memories!”

Ron A.   Submitted Movember 01, 2008

“Thanks for your gathering of information on high schools in Illinois. This was an interesting read.”

Mark B.       Submitted October 02, 2008

“Congrats on this amazing project! A friend told me about the site but didn’t repare me for anything so massive and thorough! Thank you for the wonderful site!”

Richard W.   Submitted October 01, 2008

“I have truely enjoyed your web site.”

Shane K.  Submitted September 26, 2008

“I stumbled across your website tonight. Very nice job! Thanks for your hard work!”

Reverend David J.  Submitted September 13, 2008


“Your site is full of information that myself and others find very useful. You have provided people of all ages with an in depth site that brings back the glory days of their high school years. Your site has also brought back to life high school memories from days gone that I am sure have rekindled feelings and memories in many people. Though in the present many of the high schools may be gone, they live on in the minds and imaginations of the people who attended those schools. In many ways those little schools represented a lost innocence and purity which is gone in today’s society; one that will never be replaced.”

James B.   Submitted September 08, 2008

“Your site is absolutely addictive!”

Anthony C.     Submitted September 07, 2008

“Thanks to you for putting all of it together. It brought back may great memories. I will pass this link along to everyone.  Great job.”

Mike T.    Submitted September 07, 2008

“I want to commend you on your fantastic website. Being a sports historian and author, it is refreshing to see that you have rekindled memories from peoples high school past that are so dear to many.”

James B.     Submitted August 29, 2008

“I have been checking the Illinois Glory Day website, and I find it very interesting and informational.”

Teresa R.  Submitted August 21, 2008

“Keep up the fantastic work on the site.  It’s not just for the “old-timers”.  Some of us in the younger generation still charish the history of our schools!”

Clay H.     Submitted August 11, 2008 

“Thanks and keep up the great work on the website!! I am such a junkie for  finding out about defunct schools, shopping malls, businesses, etc… basically just how things were in the  past… I swear I could spend hours researching this stuff!!”

Katie P.   Submitted August 11, 2008

“I was just enjoying the Illinois Glory Days Website about St. Willibrord where I was a student….Great site, wonderful memories!”

Marge H.    Submitted July 26, 2008

“Thanks for all the work you have done for all of these schools!  It’s a GREAT site.”

Dan S.     Submitted July 22, 2008

“I love reading through your Glory Days website and reminiscing about the old schools and the old days.  I really miss those good old days and the small schools.  I was in heaven during state tournament time.  I now live in Missouri and tell people there is nothing like Illinois during basketball season. Keep up the great work. I love reading about all the schools.”

Larry J.    Submitted July 14, 2008

“Thanks for doing this.  This is a great collection of information about these wonderful small towns!”

Diane C.     Submitted July 03, 2008

“I’ve just been reviewing your site about defunct IL high schools.  I appreciate the effort you’ve put into preserving the memories of these old schools.”

Mary P.     Submitted June 30, 2008

“Nice job on the Illinois Glory Days website. It is very informative.”

Dale S.       Submitted June 29, 2008

“Keep up the great work on the website. ”

Douglas G.    Submitted June 25, 2008

“Love your site. Thanks and keep up the good work.”
Ed K.           Submitted June 24, 2008

“Thanks for caring enough to create this site…and preserving our history!!!”

Cherie B.    Submitted June 20, 2008

“Really appreciate what you’re doing!! Keep up the great work…! Thanks again!”

Jack W.    Submitted June 20, 2008

“I love your site! Thanks for creating a place to store some of this easily lost (and forgotten) info. As an Illinois history buff and sports nut I am kicking myself for not coming across this site earlier. Thanks again!!

Richard T.    Submitted June 18, 2008

“Your web site is tremendous.  I appreciate all you have done on this.”

Don F.    Submitted June 17, 2008

“Great to read about Reddick H. S. (RUCE) on the site!  Good memories.”

Coach Dennis K.    Submitted June 06, 2008

“Just wanted to let you know you have an excellent site. Keep up the great work!”

Lisa P.    Submitted June 06, 2008

“The web site is great.  I find the site very interesting and useful.”

Anna S.    Submitted June 04, 2008

“I want to tell you how interesting your site is.  Keeping those historic high schools alive is a noble venture, and the wonderful detail and exciting stories on your site are a history unto themselves. ….your site carries great credibility and promises to be a resource for scholars and historians for years to come. With those people in mind, your commitment to accuracy is admirable.  I love your site … it’s living history.   So, I want to say “thank you.”

Tom L.        Submitted June 04, 2008

“That was a nice article in the Chicago paper. I am sending your website to several Illinois friends who graduated from other towns, so maybe they will be adding to your website.  You are doing a great job!!! Thank you so much for saving all this information.”

Jean F.      Submitted May 29, 2008

“This is my first time to your site and I think it is great to honor the small schools before consolidation hit.”
Keith R.    Submitted May 28, 2008

“…thank you very much for such an interesting and informative site.  Every person I have told about your site has enjoyed it a great deal and all have said they have spent hours at a time looking at the various schools.”

Erik G.     Submitted May 27, 2008

“You have a great web site, informative and entertaining. I would love to see something like this for Missouri schools. Keep up the good work!”

Carl P.      Submitted May 23, 2008

“This is a very interesting website. Good work that you are doing to help preserve some history.”

Joe M.      Submitted May 22, 2008

“Thanks again for thinking about creating the site and doing such good work in keeping it up.”

Verna T.     Submitted May22, 2008

“Thanks again for the memories! I know I’ll be back to the website many times!!! I’ve been passing out the address!”

Coach Bill P.    Submitted May 20, 2008

“I enjoyed a nostalgic trip through your website. Thank you for all the effort you’re putting into this endeavor.”

Jim P.      Submitted May 20, 2008

“Loved your web site!  Nice look back.Thanks so much for your time, and website.  Also, thank-you for spot-lighting a big part of all of our lives.”

Sue J.    Submitted May 15, 2008 

“Outstanding work in creating this website!”

SHS Grad             Submitted May 15, 2008

“I enjoyed reading about our dear school MCHS. This site is great. Thank you for all your work.”

Dea K.       Submitted May 14, 2008

“I just saw the Chicago Tribune article about your web site and it is great!”

Dick P.      Submitted May 14, 2008

“I am a 1956 graduate of Sheldon High School. I just wanted you to know how much I appreciated your article in the Chicago Tribune this past Sunday (May 11).  Then to my added enjoyment, I went to your website and must commend you again on the information on all the schools listed.  For example, I have lived in Iroquois County all my life and never knew that Martinton, a town just north of here, had had a high school.  It must be very interesting going to all these places in Illinois for research on these schools.  Again I thank you very much and will continue to read of the schools.  It certainly brings back fond memories.  Keep up the good work!!”

Ron E.   Submitted May 13, 2008

“Hey!…Great site you put together!”

Bernie H.    Submitted May 13, 2008

“….the site is extremely well done!”

Ron D.      Submitted May 13, 2008

“What a labor of love and how impressive!  I heard a news clip on radio this morning about the web site, probably picked up from the Tribune article.  I’m forwarding the link to our county historical society (Vermilion, in Danville) and sharing the link with others.”

Sally D.            Submitted May 12, 2008

“Thank you for your excellent site on Illinois high schools.”

John P.    Submitted May 12, 2008

“Loved your website!!”

Laura W.      Submitted May 12, 2008

“This is a fun website!”

Linda B.    Submitted May 12, 2008

“What a great idea you have in this web site. I was the Superintendent of the Sheldon School District when it was dissolved.  I was surprised to read about Sheldon in the Chicago Tribune article today!  You are right–there is such an abundance of history and memories that can too easily fade into the past.  Your site helps preserve the rich treasures of so many communities.  Congratulations!

Ray L.       Submitted May 11, 2008

“I saw an article on you in the Chicago Tribune on Sunday May 11th. This is a wonderfull web site you have. Thanks for the great job your doing.”

Tim J.      Submitted May 11, 2008

“Nice Nice Site:  If you knew how long our class looked for a Greyhound logo for our 50th class reunion gifts (in June)….nary a one in all the yearbooks – shame on us…..and there was a beaut – right on your site.”

Gail      Submitted April 22, 2008

“Wow, after all these years I still recognize the names — many look like they’ve recycled through the school since I’ve been gone! What a fun site; thanks!”

Roni M.    Submitted April 22, 2008

“I’m a Chicago area high school history buff.  My dissertation (The Expansion and Decline of Enrollment and Facilties of Secondary Schools in the Archdiocese of Chicago, 1955 – 1980:  An Historical Study) is about Catholic High Schools in the Archdiocese of Chicago that either opened or closed during the period 1955-1980.  I researched information on about 55 schools that opened, closed or merged during this time period. I look forward to checking out your website & would love sharing facts and information. Thanks!”

George F.    Submitted April 20, 2008

“Fantastic site!  I’ve been following Illinois high school sports since the early 1960s and really enjoy reading about the schools that are now gone. Great job.  As a professional librarian, I really appreciate the way you have identified your sources.”

Bruce S.     Submitted April 20, 2008

“Thanks so much for taking an interest in Venice High School.  I checked out some of the others schools and must tell you that you have really done an excellent job!!
Jim J.       Submitted April 14, 2008

“I just wanted to drop you a quick note of thanks for the wonderful website you have created.  I am an alumnus of Rossville-Alvin High School (’96), and truly appreciate the effort and care you have put into archiving its milestones! Keep up the great work!”

Michael T.    Submitted April 13, 2008

“Great site you guys have! Thank you and keep up the fantastic work!”

Mike L.     Submitted April 12, 2008

“I really enjoy your web site. Keep up the good work!”

Dave K.       Submitted April 10, 2008

“I don’t know if you’ve given it much thought but for those of us that have paid the price, suffered the loss, of a school district totally gone and fallen apart, Glory Days may be most of all that is left, especially when considering the loss of memories available to all.  That’s part of why your efforts are exceedingly important, at least as I see things.  You are a wonderful asset.”

Donn H.       Submitted April 09, 2008

Your dedication to the Glory Days Site is amazing and appreciated!”

Coach Dick H.   Submitted April 05, 2008 

“What a wonderful tribute to all the schools. Thank-you very much for this most excellent Web Page and thanks for bringing back all the memories!”

Sharon V.      Submitted April 03, 2008


“We want to thank you for going to all the work that you have to put together something that is dear to a lot of people.”

Bea & Dick C.   Submitted March 30, 2008


“Thank you for the great job you are doing with your website. It must have taken so much work and you are to be commended!”

Jean F.       Submitted March 30, 2008


“750 miles and 33 years away and you brought me back to my high
school. THANKS SO MUCH . Keep up the good work.”

Christine W.     Submitted March 29, 2008


“In a day when so many people are using technology to bash or put down people or places your efforts deserve great praise.”

Linda R.   Submitted March 29, 2008

“I really enjoy your site, and appreciate your effort to maintain this history.”

G.L.           Submitted March 25, 2008

“Love the website!  Great idea!”

Missy U.    Submitted March 25, 2008

“I recently discovered your excellent web site and enjoy reading about many of the now defunct high schools.”

Dave H.    Submitted March 15, 2008

“I find your website “Glory Days” very well done.”

Al Z.    Submitted March 12, 2008

“Great site guys.  It’s tough to think about schools closing and the history being forgotten.  My hometown sold or discarded a great many of the trophies won at the school.  Just because a consolidation effort takes place does not mean the history of the current school needs to be set aside.  There is pride in the community that goes beyond the consolidation.  SO, I “salute” you guys for remembering that which, in some cases, our community leaders saw fit to discard!”

Samuel F.     Submitted March 11, 2008

“Your web info on our “old school” is nicely done. Thank you.”

Ted K.     Submitted March 10, 2008

“Let me congratulate you on your excellent web site. I have fond memories of Manlius High School and the sports program that I was once was a part of.”

Ron H.    Submitted February 29, 2008

“I think this is a great site and had lots of fun checking out all the schools from our county.  Thanks and keep up the great work.”

Lois      Submitted February 28, 2008 

“What a great site!”

Beverly GJ  Submitted February 27, 2008

“We are so impressed with the excellent job and detail of the El Paso High School page.  Sure enjoyed reading through it. Thanks for all your work.”

Frank V.     Submitted February 26, 2008

“I love your website…I’ve always been of the belief that a small town dies when they lose their school.  It’s so nice to see someone keep those memories alive.”

Rick H.    Submitted February 26, 2008

“This is really a great site and I will pass the word!!!! When your school closes a part of you closes as well. You can no longer go back to the football field you played on, the track you ran around, the baseball diamond you circled or the basketball court you shot from. Those times & places are gone. This site helps keep the memories alive!!!!!!!!”

Joe C.      Submitted February 25, 2006

“We’ve really enjoyed your site – keep up the good work!”

Glen W.    Submitted February 25, 2008

“We really do enjoy your site. Thank you for all the fantastic work you have done.”

Pat S.       Submitted February 23, 2008

“I love the site!”

Ryan G.     Submitted February 23, 2008

“What a great site!  Especially for those of us who attended a school that no longer exists as it was!  I will share information about your website with family members that also attended Forest View.  Thank you!”

Nina D.   Submitted February 22, 2008

“I love the web site.  Great job!”

Joe J.     Submitted February 18, 2008

“I am glad you will be able to add the fight song words to the Lockport West HS page.  You have a great website. Take care and may God bless.”

Janice B.    Submitted February 16, 2008

“Great Site!”

Joe E.    Submitted February 12, 2008

“Thank you – I so enjoyed the site.”

Michele K.    Submitted February 12, 2008

“I would like to first state what an outstanding website.  I taught and coached at Chicago Weber from 1980 – 1996.  Some of my best memories and years were spent at Weber High School.  Frequently, I think back to those glory days I spent at Weber. Thank you for all your effort and hard work with this site.”

Coach John B.  Submitted February 08, 2008

“Thank you so much for the great site.  Having graduated from one of the schools it means a lot to see them remembered. Keep up the good work on Glory Days.”

Dean A.   Submitted February 02, 2008

“All it takes is to get the word out and your site will grow rapidly!  My family was so impressed.  You definitely came up with a site that people will truely enjoy and pass along for others to look at!”

Renee N.  Submitted January 31, 2008

“A wonderful site you have and keep up the great work. Love reading about these old high schools. Just a shame a lot of them can’t be around for the future to enjoy. Thanks!”

Dan S.   Submitted January 28, 2008

“Thank you for putting together an AWESOME site. I will definitely be passing it along to others as well.”

Renee N.   Submitted January 26, 2008

“Your info is pretty interesting. Keep up the good work!”

Russ     Submitted January 22, 2008

“This is such a neat website!”

Sue S.    Submitted January 19, 2008

“You are doing a great service to us old fogies who sometimes like to bath in the past and relive the “days of old”. When the picture of the school building (Feitshans) appeared and the old fight song came on I darn near jumped up and began cheering again!!   It was like I was at the old pep rally. Thanks for your hard work!”

Norm T.         Submitted January 17, 2008

“Thanks for doing all the great work you do on the website.”

Reta B.        Submitted January 13, 2008

“Thanks for your hard work. It was nice to see a website and hear the old fight song.  Gooooo Flyers!!!” (Springfield Feitshans)

Norm T.    Submitted January 07, 2008

“Thanks for putting this site together!  Nice trip down memory lane!”

Vala G.    Submitted January 02, 2008

“I am quite impressed with what you have done to the Brooklyn High School page….Thank you so much.”

Milly G.       Submitted January 02, 2008

“I have enjoyed reading about the glory days of Wenona High School (WHS).”

Dan G.    Submitted December 24, 2007 

“I really enjoyed reading your information about the old Illinois High Schools.  It sure brought back some memories – most very good… I love that someone is preserving past things that we treasured.  This was as much fun as remembering old sites along Route 66.  Keep up the good work.”

Janet D.    Submitted December 19, 2007

“I really enjoyed your site.”

Brian D.    Submitted December 18, 2007

“My compliments to you and your colleagues on a wonderful website, which is clearly a labor of love!”

George S.   Submitted December 17, 2007

“Great job. Very interesting site.”

Paul M.   Submitted December 08, 2007

“You have a great web site.”

John C.      Submitted December 06, 2007

“Thank you for having this really neat web site. It is very interesting”

Jeffery C.   Submitted December 03, 2007

“Thank you for having this site. It brought me back to my younger days just reading some of the history.”

Kelli U.   Submitted November 22, 2007

“…great site.  Awesome learning on Putnam County area school sports history.”

“Jazzeroni”  Submitted November 20, 2007

“I really enjoy the Illinois High School Glory Days site.”

Josh E.     Submitted November 18, 2007

“I really admire all the good hard work that you and your associates have put into this project.”

Howard T.  Submitted November 10, 2007

“Thanks for putting together such a great site and keeping the memories of these small high schools alive.”

Joel R.    Submitted November 08, 2007

“I really like your web site.”

Robert H.   Submitted November 05, 2007

“I was looking over your High School Glory Days website. The website is very well done. Keep up the good work.”

Erik H.  Submitted November 02, 2007

“Just randomly came across your site, thought it was pretty interesting.”

Alison K.  Submitted October 23, 2007

“Thanks for your hard work in keeping these memories alive.”

Rebecca P.  Submitted October 19, 2007

“I enjoy visiting your Glory Days from time to time.  It’s a good project and you’re doing it well.  I imagine a lot of people are getting a lot of delight out of it.  Keep it up.”

Michael M.  Submitted October 16, 2007

“We were excited to see this website….”

Pam H.   Submitted October 14, 2007 

“What a nice surprise!!  I had a hard time picking “me” out in the 42-43 basketball teams at Wapella.”

Vernon T.  Submitted October 10, 2007

“Keep up the great work…..”

Roland S.  Submitted Otober 08, 2007

“Great website!”

James O.   Submitted October 06, 2007

“It was great to sing the old fight song of Sparland High, thanks for the memories and keep up the great work! (Class of 1990)”

Jenny C.  September 12, 2007

“Wow. I was looking at the history of Sidell HS and found a basketball team photo which included my dad.  Dad passed away in 2001 but his memory lives on through the internet!  He never spoke about his youth so I did not know he had played on such a good team.  Thank you for the info!”

Scott T.  Submitted September 11, 2007

“Love the site!”

Vic W.  Submitted September 11, 2007

“Really enjoyed the site, it brought back a few memories.”

Rev. Dr. James L. W.   Submitted September 02, 2007

“Congratulations to the creators of Glory Days.  I drive down route 84 from Fulton, Illinois to Rock Island, Illinois often, and pass many schools no longer in service that have been profiled.  I wish more schools had photos of the building included, and mascots of the athletic teams if possible represented.  Great job!”

Stephan P.    Submitted August 28, 2007

“I saw this site on the web and it brought back many memories as i grew up in Tamaroa and was a 1983 graduate of the school.”

Brent C.     Submitted August 23, 2007

“I really like your music!! You have a really good site.  Keep up the good work!”

Marilyn B.    Submitted August 15, 2007

“Just wanted to say love the website!!  I looked at every high school my parents and other family members attended.”

Jenifer L.   Submitted August 12, 2007

“Love roaming through your website about Illinois (High School) Glory Days. Thanks for providing such an interesting site.”

Linda G.P.    Submitted August 09, 2007

“Keep up the great work, I’m a huge fan of your website.”

Dennis W.   Submitted August 02, 2007

“This is a very nice website, and I hope you can keep this site going and find more ways to update each HS’s information.  I will forward this link to my HS classmates.”

Russell A.   Submitted August 02, 2007

“How wonderful you are! It is all very clear to me ..for a lifetime……maybe
the dates I provided of school (
Weldon) will be helpful to you and wonderful site.”

Ann F. M.   Submitted August 01, 2007 


“Thank you for all the information you put together.  It is fun to look back on those days and remember the special times shared with coaches and players.”

Dell D.    Submitted July 22, 2007


“Yes, I spend a lot of time looking around your awesome site!”

David Z.    Submitted July 18, 2007


“Nice job on the webpage!”

Barb      Submitted June 29, 2007


“Thank you so much for preserving this (Valier) school.  My grandfather’s brother was the architect who designed the building. My mother, her brothers, her sisters, some of my cousins and I all went there. It was so wonderful to see a photo of it standing proudly again. I met my husband when he was a Senior and I was a Sophomore there.  And I remember all the words to the Valier fight song!”

djg       Submitted June 23, 2007


“THANK YOU for taking on this project.  There are so many people around the state who appreciate your effort not to let the history of our schools be forgotten.  Kudos! (Big Pat On The Back!)”

Nancy S.    Submitted June 21, 2007


“I really love your web site.”

Coach John B.    Submitted June 19, 2007


“Thanks for the great information on your website!”

Aileen Y.    Submitted June 17, 2013 


“I just saw your web page regarding Glory days for Holy Cross. …..what a great idea!”

Tina E-L.    Submitted June 11, 2007


“Thank you and keep up the great work.”

Mark A.     Submitted June 10, 2007


“I enjoyed browsing your site. Thanks for taking on this project.”

Judy S.      Submitted June 10, 2007


“What an awesome website! My days as a Neponset High School
Zephyr were some of the best of my life.  I pretty much wore nothing but
maroon, grey and white during the 1980’s. All my life I want to be a Zephyr.  Thanks for putting a smile on my face.  I also love the music you have chosen.  Great Job!”

Brenda K.      Submitted June 08, 2007 


“Fabulous site. You have done a fantastic job with this.  What a wonderful walk down memory lane.”

Pat       Submitted June 06, 2007


“I just checked the website and WOW!!!!  It looks fantastic!!!!! Thanks again for all of your hard work and dedication!!!”

Holly T.        Submitted June 01, 2007


“Thanks for helping to keep these memories alive.”

Peggy K.     Submitted May 25, 2007


“What a great website you have on defunct high schools in Illinois – such great memories of years gone by – an era we will not see again.”

Larry F.    Submitted May 23, 2007


“This (information) is all very dear to my heart.”

Roberta V.     Submitted May 18, 2007


“I was really pleased to see your site and the info you had on (Belleville) St. Henry Prep.”

Kevin L.   Submitted May 12, 2007 


“Your site is sensational!”

John D.     Submitted May 11, 2007


“I found your site by accident. I really enjoy it. Even though I am from Kentucky….I am just across the river from Metropolis and Brookport….my wife graduated from old Metropolis Community H.S…..I was a basketball coach from many years. This site brings back many memories..I wish Kentucky had a similiar site. Your have done a wonderful service.”

Richard N.    Submitted May 10, 2007

“I”m so tickled about this site, it’s so cool. Thanks for your hard work!”

Claudie P.  Submitted May 06, 2007

“I was born and raised in Illinois in the 1970s and ’80s.  My military career has since taken me to Kansas.  My grandparents went to Burnt Prairie High School, and I know of so many of the little towns around Wayne, White, and Edwards counties.  Your site is amazing, and such a wonderful tribute to the beautiful old schools from my home.  I’ve passed this link to everyone I know, hoping they will have information about these schools that they can share with you.  Thanks for the wonderful hard work you are doing!”

Jami L.   Submitted May 05, 2007

(Thank YOU, Jami, for your service to our great country!)

“I still love the Glory Days web-site. Thanks again for doing such a great job with ‘Glory Days’.”

Howard T.    Submitted May 02, 2007 

“I REALLY like your website.”

Rick C.         Submitted April 20, 2007

“Love your site. Thanks for all the work.”

Greg G.       Submitted March 31, 2007

“(It’s) wonderful that someone has taken the time to get this history down in a place viewable by many.”

P. Michael B.    Submitted March 30, 2007


Roberta M.   Submitted March 29, 2007.

“You bring back fond memories, thanks for doing all the work.”

Anonymous     Submitted March 28, 2007


“Love the site…I was really excited to find it.”

Bubba M.    Submitted March 26, 2007

“This is a great website!  I learned of it through the Illinois Farm Bureau Partners newspaper.”

c-erb     Submitted March 21, 2007 

“What a wonderful web site.  Being a high school sports geek, I love this site!  Seeing my old h.s. on it brings back the memories.(KANKAKEE EASTRIDGE CLASS OF 1977) THANKS AGAIN!!”

Steve W.     Submitted March 21, 2007

“What a great site!”

Mary     Submitted March 15, 2007

“Thanks for the thrill I got when my Farm Bureau  “Partners” paper came the other day and I saw the article by Kev Varney about old high schools! I coached at Tampico and my name appears in the history of Tampico High School basketball!  When I got on the website and clicked on Tampico all the good memories came back!”

Steve L.   Submitted March 14, 2007

“Rockin website!!!! I really enjoy reading about all the different high schools from my past and my ancestors’ pasts. Keep up the great work!”

Lisa J.   Submitted March 14, 2007 

“I enjoyed finding your site on Illinois High Schools and then reading the link to my old high school, Hurst-Bush.”

Burt G.     Submitted March 14, 2007


Tom B.   Submitted March 13, 2007 

“… do have an enjoyable site!”

Julie     Submitted March 10, 2007.


Jeff A.     Submitted March 06, 2007

“Illinois High School Glory Days is a very cool and informative site and I commend you on your good work.” 

Jeremy H. Submitted February 27, 2007

“I have many memories – and I will write to share them during the coming week. Thank you for having the school (St. Theresa) on the WWW. It’s nice to see after all this time.”

Sarah G.   Submitted February 25, 2007

“Thanks for the time you have put into this site. I graduated from Hopedale High School and enjoyed looking back at some of the old schools I remembered back when I went to high school. Thanks again and hope that people will contact you with updates to the old high schools.”

Rob M.    Submitted February 24, 2007

“You guys rock! Thanks so much for putting this site together.”

Greg G.    Submitted February 23, 2007

“Gentlemen, GREAT JOB! A huge undertaking and very well done. I
have placed a story about your endeavors on  based in Havana.”

Ted C.        Submitted February 19, 2007 

“I love this site!!! Thanks!”

Angie H.    Submitted February 18, 2007

“Thank you so very much for this Website and all the work and research that made it possible. I have linked the website to many of my old classmates and they too, have been impressed!”

Marc Y.    Submitted February 15, 2007

“I wanted to let you know how much I have enjoyed your website. If you didn’t grow up in small town Illinois it’s impossible to fathom the pride one took in the school and school athletics.  To think that these small towns had their own schools, a variety of athletic teams and were actually good in there own way just blows me away.”

Angela K.  Submitted February 11, 2007

“I love the site…and thanks for clarifying that the schools listed are those no longer open.   I especially enjoyed reading about the old Petersburg High School.”

Dan R.     Submitted February 09, 2007

“Found you site on High Schools very interesting.”

Carolynn E.  Submitted February 07, 2007

“Loads of thanks and appreciation for what you are doing in memory of all of these closed school districts.”

Gerald B.    Submitted February 02, 2007

“This is a very cool sight…seeing so many familiar face, names and buildings really takes me back!”

Kim H.      Submitted  January 27, 2007

“I have enjoyed looking at this website.  I did not go to high school in Illinois but it was wonderful to look at the different schools in the state. Keep up the good work.”

Carlotta A.    Submitted January 26, 2007

“The website is great, keep up the good work!”

Sherree B.     Submitted January 26, 2007

“I hadn’t been to your site in a while, and when one of our researchers suggested I visit it, I was pleasantly surprised to see how much it’s grown.  You’re to be commended for a job WELL DONE!”

Kim T.     Submitted January 22, 2007

“I really enjoyed your High School Glory days web site.”

Doc W.      Submitted January 21, 2007

“Congratulations on the success of the Illinois High School Glory Days web site. It is a truly fascinating account of the rich traditions possessed by the Illinois public school system and the communities that support and share memories with them.”

Dan P.       Submitted January 20, 2007

“What a great idea!  I also browsed the history of Illinois high school conferences, which was a lot of fun.  I think maintaining such histories is an excellent idea, and I really appreciate your work in putting this together. Thanks again for stirring the memories!”

Mike F.      Submitted January 18, 2007

“I really enjoy your site.  Thank you!”

Tina L.    Submitted January 08, 2007 

“I love your site. It’s a shame that in the name of progress that these schools and their memories have to go like that, but you help keep them alive. Bless You and your staff!”

Coach Bruce S.     Submitted December 30, 2006

“I love your website.”

L.H.     Submitted December 30, 2006

“I came across your web site this afternoon and found it interesting and educational.  Great Job!”

Larry L.   Submitted December 28, 2006

“Really enjoy the website.  Brings back a lot of memories.”

Gary F.      Submitted December 24, 2006

“Thanks for the website!!!”

Mark J.     Submitted December 22, 2006 

*Interesting site.  It would be nice if you could get some more alumni to post their individual memories.”

Thomas H.     Submitted December 20, 2006


“…your site is great.  I’m a high school basketball history buff, so all this vintage information is great reading.”

Brian H.   Submitted December 19, 2006

“I enjoyed looking through the high schools that are no longer in existence.  Keep up the good work!”

Patricia H.    Submitted December 10, 2006

“Thanks for putting together such an interesting and informative site for history buffs like me! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve driven through small towns “off the beaten path” and seen old abandoned school buildings and wondered about their history. I’ve been a teacher in several small districts throughout central Illinois, so a lot of this stuff hits close to the heart for me.”

Ralph W.    Submitted December 05, 2006

“You have done an outstanding job putting together the information you have on Illinois High Schools.”

Elsie H.    Submitted December 02, 2006

“Thanks for the site, brought back lots of memories!”

Jane H.    Submitted November 30, 2006

“I wanted you to know how much I enjoyed this site. You brought back a lot of memories.”

Kate P.    Submitted November 28, 2006 

“You have one great site!”

Jack G.    Submitted November 28, 2006

“Many thanks for your work on this project.  I am sure many others appreciate the opportunity of reading about their schools and seeing the
photos that bring back so many memories.”

A. Joyce B.  Submitted November 26, 2006

“You have a great school website for Illinois.”

Elsie H.    Submitted November 26, 2006

“This school (Brooklyn HS) is such a pleasure to think about….very nice memories. I really enjoy your website and am very happy to have came across it.”

Colene H.      Submitted November18,  2006

“Thank you for all the effort you have put into your website.  It is great to go through and check out some of the old schools we used to play against in the old Meridian Conference. Those were the days!”

Jim C.     Submitted November 16, 2006

“I love the site!”

Steve D.  Submitted November 13, 2006

“Your website is the greatest!”

Phil S.    Submitted November 13, 2006

“I’ve sent the link to people who would be interested and it is being passed around Wyanet like mad. Everyone is enjoying it. Thank you for the memories!”

Deanna F.    Submitted November 10, 2006

“Keep up the good work!”

Jan S.  Submitted November 10, 2006

“Your site is really cool. I am really glad to see that someone has already taken the time to put Tower Hill High School on here.”

Shanda W.   Submitted November 07, 2006

“This is a great website!”

Rita R.   Submitted November 05, 2006

“…this is a great website. The pictures of the old high school are dear to me.”

Greg D.  Submitted November 04, 2006

“This is such a great site, thank you for doing this!”
Deanna (H) F.    Submitted November 03, 2006

“Wonderful site! Those buildings are just beautiful and help make for a very interesting web site!  Thank you.”

Debra M.     Submitted October 25, 2006

“Just read the article tonight in the Dixon telegraph about schools that are no longer high schools.  It’s a great article and it’s nice that someone else feels as strongly as I do about abandoned schools.”

Stacey B.  Submitted October 24, 2006

“Hello, great website!! Great job, keep up the good work!!!”

Greg D.  Submitted October 24, 2006

“I was part of the last graduating class of PHS in May 1992. Many fond memories of school will always be there.”

Danielle M.   Submittred October 24, 2006

“WOW! You guys do a great job! Thanks again, for your fantastic work.  The fight song is a wonderful surprise!!”

Jean D.    Submitted October 23, 2006

“Nice to see a web site that remembers the “forgotten” schools. Good luck and thanks for the memories!”

Anne P.      Submitted October 22, 2006

“Really enjoyed your web site.  Lots of wonderful memories!”

Patricia C.    Submitted Ocotber 21, 2006

“Just came upon your site and its the greatest yet!! Thanks for the memories!”

Judith J.  Submitted October 17, 2006

“…you can’t know how many times I get on (this site) and the more I see, the more I want to see. I can’t thank you enough for doing this. I have very special memories of that (time). Keep up the good work and God Bless you.”

Mark C.    Submitted October 10,  2006

“I have not seen such excitement since starting all of this years ago, and the thanks goes to you.”

John K.     Submitted October 09, 2006

“I really enjoy your website!!”

Doctor Mark A.       Submitted October 09, 2006

“I just found your website, and have been lost in nostalgia for the past hour – thank you so much for this!  Such GREAT memories here! ….Thank you again for the great website!”

Michelle D.   Submitted October 07, 2006

“This is great and I have had a lot of comments on your site.  Keep up the good work.  Hopefully what you are doing with this will set the pace and get some of this priceless stuff saved.  It brings back a lot of memories looking at these old high schools.”

Robert A.    Submitted October 02, 2006

“THIS SITE IS OUTSTANDING! IT IS AWESOME!  You guys have done something most people would not even try.  Again, your site is incredible!”

Randy I.   Submitted September 29, 2006 

“Thank you so much for the wonderful memories.  You really have done a GREAT job…”

Jon P.   Submitted September 24, 2006 

“I was delighted to find your web site.  I read about it in the Springfield
Journal-Register in an article which came from the Galesburg paper. Thanks for bringing back so many good memories.”

Lois  A.    Submitted September 24,  2006

“I saw an article about your endeavor in the DeKalb County Daily Chronicle! What a truly wonderful project! Seeing all of these names from my (very distant now, even though I am only 51) past, has actually been a bit of an emotional experience for me…thank you for doing this project! It’s a very worthy one!”

Molly McG.     Submitted September 24, 2006

“This is a fabulous resource! History buffs should be taking note as this is an excellent way of preserving “the smaller parts of history” that normally seep through the cracks.”

Anonymous    Submitted September 22, 2006


“We found your page after an article in The Springfield Journal-Register . . . we are enjoying it.”

Polly E.  Submitted September 20, 2006 

“Great website on Illinois H.S. Glory Days.”

Lance V.   Submitted September 20, 2006

“This is an amazing site!”

(anonymous)  Submitted September 18, 2006

“What an awesome site!  I live in a little town that has lost its school (Crossville) and I found it on this site.  I have emailed the school song and have been sending out the link to all I know that went to this school.  You have done a great job with this!”

Claudie P.      Submitted September 18, 2006

“I would just like to drop you an e-mail to say what a great website you and your friends have created.  It is marvelous that someone is taking the time to preserve our history before it is lost for good. You Guys are doing a great job!”

Mike M.   Submitted September 15, 2006


“What a great site.  There is nothing sadder than to drive through one of the many small communities in Illinois and see a decaying and abondoned school and know that at some point there were those that had real pride in their school and the community.  As these schools disappear and that era of education comes to a close, we also take leave of rural America because when these schools close it is like the heart is gone from the community. Thank you for keeping that spirit alive.  I will pass this site on to others for their enjoyment but also in the hope of attaining more information.  Thank You Again.”

Barry S.   Submitted September 12,  2006


“Hey! Just found this great site after reading Jim Ruppert’s column in today Springfield paper.”

Mark A.    Submitted September 12, 2006

“You have an awesome website and it’s nice to know those hometown schools will not be forgotten in these days of consolidation.”

Antje P          Submitted September 12,  2006 

“Thanks for a super website!  My wife saw the J-R (Springfield Journal-Register Newspaper) article and checked it out.”

Al U.   Submitted September 12, 2006

“It’s quite interesting–after discovering your website recently, I’ve had several other people mention that they had come across it, too!  I think what you are doing means a lot to many people who have attended the many schools that have closed.”

Lori B.    Submitted September 11, 2006

“Thank you so much for the time and effort you have spent creating this web page.  It’s great to walk down memory lane, not only by myself as a former Panther but with my parents as well who were graduates of Milton and Pearl H.S.”

Joy K.   Submitted September 11, 2006

“I sent your great website out to my classmates from the class of 1959 from Monmouth High School. Thank you for all your work on the website………..”

Ruth S.   Submitted September 09, 2006

“I was not aware of your site on old Illinois high schools until reading an article in our newspaper, The Southeast Missourian, page 2A, Sat., Sept. 2.  I visited your most interesting site…Keep up the good work and thanks for sharing all you have accumulated.”

Carlyn G.   Submitted September 09, 2006

“What a fabulous site!  Read about you in the Quad City Times (Davenport, IA).  I think many people feel about their high school the way you do.  I was never so disappointed as when they tore down the old high school, consolidated, and renamed the school Prairie Central. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to this project.”

Nancy     Submitted September 04,  2006

“I like your site very much. It’s nice to go back and look at all the old schools I went to and other schools I visited with friends.”

Robert K.   Submitted September 04, 2006

“Your web site and all of the information accumulated is an amazing acheivement and I have found it very informative and interesting to view. Keep up the good work.”

Leo S.     Submitted September 03, 2006

“You have a wonderful site.  Keep up the great work!”

Kelly S.   Submitted September 03, 2006

“I just came across you web sight and was greatly impressed with it.”

Carl H.    Submitted September 03, 2006

“This is one of the most interesting websites I have ever seen.”

Larry S.    Submitted September 03, 2006

“Wonderful website on the deactivated high schools!”

Molly D.    Submitted September 03, 2006

“Great Site!!”

Randy B.   Submitted September 02, 2006

“Had just heard about your website when someone sent it to me. What a wonderful site. Thank you so much for the work you have put into this.”

Beverly K.   Submitted September 02, 2006

“Your web page was in the local paper this week.  I found it very interesting.”

George P.  Submitted September 02, 2006

“I read the article in this morning’s Belleville News Democrat about your web site and research into the deactivated high schools in Illinois.”

Doug C.   Submitted September 02, 2006

“I found your website as it was mentioned in the Jacksonville Journal-Courier. I LOVE IT!”

Sue C.    Submitted September 02, 2006 

“What an interesting website! Thanks for your efforts!”

Sue W.    Submitted September 01, 2006

“Hi!! I just learned about this site from an article in our local newspaper here in Effingham, Illinois. You have a facinating site here. I’ll visit again sometime!! Nice site!!”

David S.    Submitted Septemmber 01, 2006

“As a life-long resident of several different small Illinois towns, I respect the reason a site like yours is necessary, and I salute you for making it possible!”

Deb H.     Submitted September 01, 2006


“Great website. I like it since my school is no longer opened and it is a place to go back and remember good times from my youth.  Thank You.”

Melissa G.   Submitted September 01, 2006

“I just visited your lost high schools website and enjoyed the concept of it. I hope to see more of the site when time permits.”

Arlene B.   Submitted September 01, 2006

“This site is great.  I went to Arlington High, but spent about 10 years working in and around west central Illinois. I never took the interstate when traveling, opting to go thru and enjoy a lot of these towns.”

Anonymous     Submitted September 01, 2006

“I will pass the word on that this website is here. Thanks for doing this.”

Sherry K.  Submitted September 01, 2006

“I’m fascinated by your website…”

Darrin B.   Submitted August 29, 2006

“I find your site to be quite interesting and entertaining. I thank you for having the drive and fortitude to produce such a site. Best of luck with it.”
Erich M.  Submitted August 29, 2006

“I found your site very interesting and fun to read.”

Roy C.  Submitted August 27, 2006

“This site is great!!! You guys are doing a great job preserving some awesome history! These things mean a great deal to a lot of people! Thanks for sharing!!!!”

John K.   Submitted August 25, 2006

“Many families appreciate the website; keep up the good work!”

Jan M.    Submitted August 23, 2006

“Wow, I love your website!”

Richard L.    Submitted August 22, 2006

“What a great website!  I really enjoyed reading through the site!”

Rachel W.     Submitted August 20, 2006

“Was surprised and delighted to see volleyball at Plymouth High School featured.  I taught and coached at Plymouth from 1980-1989. I have great memories of my years at Plymouth. Made a lot of good friends.”

Deb R.    Submitted August 20, 2006 

“This is a great site and I learned something new. Thanks for all your hard work!”

Belinda M.     Submitted August 18, 2006 

“I appreciate this web page, especially about McClure. I am a 1949 graduate of McClure High High School.

Cliff B.    Submitted August 01, 2006

“As a former graduate from both Tamaroa grade and high school I enjoyed viewing your web site.”

Ella W.       Submitted August 01, 2006

“Love you site.  Keep up the good work!”

Kenny C.    Submitted July 29, 2006

“The web site is really looking great!  Keep up the good work!”

Tom S.    Submitted July 22, 2006

“I love the site!”

Drew           Submitted July 21, 2006

“I have a lot of great memories from my “glory days” in Neponset and the terrific run the Lady Zephyrs had during those years.  It was wonderful to revisit them here.  Thank you for the time and effort you put into the development of such a wonderful site!”

Courtney B.      Submitted July 12, 2006


“Its been a while since I looked at the site.  WOW!!!!   The Glory Days staff is doing great keeping this site going. I personally love the music throughout the site.  Great Job!!   Go Mineral Leopards!!”

Deb R.    Submitted July 11, 2006

“We really have enjoyed looking at your website!”

Adam T.     Submitted July 11, 2006

“Hats off to you for your well-done website.  I am certain that many folks will enjoy seeing their home towns and schools.  Let’s hope that your initial work sparks waves of contributions.”

Tim R.    Submitted July 09, 2006

“I think your site is great!”

Steve F.    Submitted July 09, 2006

“The Illinois High School Glory Days web site is a winner.”

Joseph P.   SubmittedJuly 08, 2006

“Enjoyed seeing the site!  Thank you for your time and effort putting all this together.”

Patty A.     Submitted July 04, 2006 

“Was glad to view your site. I attended Ben Funk Grade School in the late 1960’s. I have many fond memories of this country school and former classmates.”

Tina L.     Submitted July 04, 2006

I will continue to enjoy your sight!”

Lois F.    Submitted July 02. 2006

“I just read about your site in the Galesburg paper and was so excited had to come and get on it!”

Marie O.    Submitted July 01, 2006

“Bravo on a well done web site.”

Coach Job L.   Submitted July 01, 2006

“I really enjoy and appreciate your website. I found your website while doing a research paper on my school and the Glory Days site was a great help!”

Scott G.     Submitted June 27, 2006   

“This site is awesome. I have enjoyed it over and over. If I find out any more information on any of these schools I will let you know. Thanks for this wonderful site again.”

Steve C.      Submitted Jume 25, 2006

“I graduated from Kinmundy-Alma HS in 1978.  The school mascot was the Hornet.  Our colors were purple and gold. Thank you for being interested in my high school.”

Denise A.    Submitted June 24, 2006

“I am a former student/athlete and coach at Rossville-Alvin. Happy to see history preserved as the school closed in 2004-05. The memories are all that remains. Great Job!!

Coach Kevin T.   Submitted June 23, 2006

“I think this a great idea. I like to see the pictures of my grandpa (Ben Morey) playing basketball and my grandma (Phyllis Morey) a cheerleader cheering him on to victory!! I like seeing all the pictures from “way back when”!!! I think it’s a good idea to honor all of those graduates of Mineral HS!!! Good job!! Keep up the good work!!!

Angie D.    Submitted June 20, 2006

“Wonderful!  It was such fun reading what you already had and then adding “my $.02 worth”.  I’ve forwarded your web address to my brother who is 5 years older than me.  He’s also fond of remembering Hopedale High.  I thank you for creating the site.”

Linda T.      Submitted June 17, 2006

“I really enjoyed looking at your website and reading about some of the others schools that I was familiar with.”

Joe P.       Submitted June 13, 2006

Love your web site!!!!!!!!”

Larry G.     Submitted June 10, 2006

“I love your web site.”

Deanna L.B.      Submitted June 01, 2006

“I like your site and appreciate the time you have spent in preparing it. My compliments on your website and the work you are doing!   Thank you!”

Lyle S.     Submitted May 28, 2006

“Great Site!  I graduated from San Jose in 1988 – nice to see all the old schools remembered!”

Rick S.        Submitted May 23, 2006


“I love your website, and wish I had the time to read through more of it. …. Thanks  for the great site.”

Taul N.      Submitted May 16, 2006

Thanks for the great site!”

SFC James G., US Army    Submitted May 15, 2006   

“This site is amazing.  I’ve truly waxed nostalgic this morning!”

Carol K.     Submitted May 14, 2006

“Thanks for the great site!  Alot of info…all of those names really took me back a ways.  It looks great!”

James G.     Submitted May 13, 2006


“What a great job you’ve done.  It has brought back so many memories.  Thanks.”

Ann B.     Submitted May 08, 2006


“I don’t know what you want to know about Yates City High School. It was a great school. I love to reminisce about those days.”

Joan B.   Submitted May 03, 2006

“I am a proud alumni of Yates City HS, I graduated in 1950.  I loved our old school and really hated to see them close it. Thanks for the memories and the pictures of the school are great.”

Joyce T.   Submitted May 03, 2006

“What a FANTASTIC web site! I am a retired teacher and coach of 36 years in Illinois, now living in Wisconsin. During all those years I was Head Track coach and Head Cross Country coach. I loved every minute of it.

Bruce S.            Submitted April 26, 2006

“Thanks for the site.  It is a good idea!”

Pam K.   Submitted April 26, 2006

“Wonderful, wonderful site and I can appreciate all the hard work that you have put into this!  Our small schools are disappearing and it really is a shame!”

Peggy C.       Submitted April 01, 2006

“Your website has sparked great curiosity in my family and I plan to scour through old yearbooks to sure up some of that Iroquois info as well as getting some more history on early conference affiliation for Milford.  Thanks for a great website.”
Brandon F.      Submitted March 28, 2005

“…I enjoy doing anything that our kids and parents will be proud of.  Thank YOU for have such a site that allows this to happen.”

Michael T.       Submitted March 23, 2006

“Your website is fabulous! Great work!”

Jack G.       Submitted March 21, 2006

“Wonderful memories and friendships were developed in the smaller atmosphere and what you are doing will preserve it for always – congratulations, good idea and may you be able to touch all the bases, not to mention many hearts, in time. Your efforts have sparked a new interest in our village of Hume, I went to a community supper last night and couldn’t hardly get out of the building but for answering, “what about this school website”? Which I gladly answered and hope I was being somewhat factual and correct. I would imagine this is how it works for your good purpose, word of mouth, renewed interest of “those good ole days” and let the facts come forth !!!”

Harold S.      Submitted March 19, 2006

(Thank you Harold)

“Great job on the Hume High School story!!!  I have not lived there for many, many years but it will always be “home” to me.”

Nelson M.  Submitted March 15, 2006

“Great Site!”

Greg W.     Submitted March 13, 2006

 Your web site.. is one of the most FANTASTIC sites I have ever seen, I thank you for doing it, and you should be very proud of your efforts.”

Tom W.         Submitted March 07, 2006

“I was just directed to your site and found it to be very interesting.  Keep up the great work!

Vic W.      Submitted March 06, 2006

“Really enjoyed your web site…”

Jack         Submitted March 05, 2006

“I have been looking at your website and enjoying the information you have put together. What a great site.  Thank you.”

Peggy P.    Submitted February 28, 2006

“Great website, keep up the good work.”

Doug A.          Submitted February 24, 2006

“I just found your web site and I think it is a good one.”

Keith       Submitted February 21, 2006 

“I love your site and have shared it with numerous friends.”

Brad A.      Submitted February 18,  2006

“Just wanted to drop you a line and say that this is a wonderful website.  Even though I’m still pretty young, a lot of schools that I was familiar with have closed as I’ve grown.”
Ben D.    Submitted February 18, 2006

“This is a marvelous website and it has brought back a lot of memories.”

Phil C.    Submitted February 16, 2006 

“I love your site big time!”

Aaron    Submitted February 16, 2006

“You are doing a great job and providing a service to many.”
Ken C.     Submitted February 15, 2006


“Thank you for offering this tribute to the past!”

Carol C.      Submitted February 12, 2006

“Even though I live in Georgia, just outside of Chattanooga, Tn., I still have the love of small town Illinois basketball in me. Many great memories of those times.  Great work.”

Howard T.     Submitted February 01. 2006  

“Your site is outstanding and inspirational.  Thank you for your hard work.”

Matt H.     Submitted January 31, 2006


“This is a great link!!    Great job with Hooppole High!!  Keep up the great work!”

Les N.    Submitted January 31,  2006


“I think this is a really neat website and it would be great for more people to send you information. It is really to bad that there are so many schools consolidating and the small school fellowship will no longer be there. I believe it is great to know your classmates.”  (Amen)

Cherie S.     Submitted January 28, 2006


“Wonderful web-site.”

Brad D.      Submitted January 28, 2006


“Thank you for your outstanding dedication to the great past in Illinois High Schools.”

Richard H.      Submitted January 27, 2006


“Great idea for a web site!”

Rose R.      Submitted January 25, 2006


“I enjoy your website on the old high schools. Thanks for this site and the information it contains.”

Ray P.      Submitted January 25, 2006


“What a great website!! Brought back many memories of Anchor HS (and grade school) Many excellent teachers (remembering Paul Orr – coach, science, biology, ag, and about all others).  Keep up the good work. Thanks!”
Paul M. ( AHS 1948)     Submitted January 24, 2006


“Thanks guys! I was a teacher at Cowden after WWII, in 1945-46.    This is an interesting website.”

David H.    Submitted January 24, 2006 


“Recently, I was sent a link to your IL High Schools website. It is absolutely WONDERFUL! Thank you for such a wonderful contribution and keep up the great work.”

Denise M.       Submitted January 24, 2006


“Thanks for all the time and effort, and thanks for letting us in on a wonderful history.”

Pat H.        Submitted January 24, 2006


“This web site was forwarded to me by a friend.  Enjoyed it so very much since my husband, myself and all 3 children attended and graduated from our small grade and high school.”

Barbara         Submitted January 22, 2006


“The Glory Days website is incredible!  If your livelihood requires you to spend a lot of time on the Internet, by all means do not visit this website during working hours!  It is nearly impossible to remove yourself from the many pages of wonderful Illinois history.”

Matt B.      Submitted January 22, 2006


“Brought back some great memories, Thanks.”

Art M.       Submitted January 21, 2006


“Someone forwarded me the wonderful Glory Days website, and your page on the conferences is fascinating.  Ah, yes, the Little Eight and the Indian Valley (I taught school long ago at Wyanet).”

Kirby B.        Submitted January 21, 2006 


“Love your website!”

Alice B.     Submitted January 20, 2006


“Your website is very nice.  It is a great time down memory lane.”

Adam R.      Submitted January 20, 2006


“A lot of work has gone into this site!   I found myself here for hours!”

Frank H.          Submitted January 19, 2006


“I am excited.  I just discovered your website!”

Doug B.    Submitted January 19, 2006.


“I am really enjoying your website!”

Gary P.   Submitted January 18, 2006


“I really enjoy your site.”

Denis S.      Submitted January 10, 2006


“Thanks so much for your interest in the old schools.   It certainly has brought back lots of “fun” memories for me.”

Mary H.E.       Submitted January 10, 2006


“This is a great website – congratulations!”

Dona S.       Submitted January 09, 2006


“This web site is truly amazing, so much information. So glad to see all the knowledge of the Mineral Leopards.  Both of my parents are graduates of MHS. I especially enjoy the vintage photos, much like the one on this page.  My sources tell me the guy shooting free throws was a great man (and they are correct). Thanks Again!”

“Pork”      Submitted January 07, 2006


“Thank you for putting this site together – it’s great!”

Linda S.    Submitted January 06, 2006 


“Excellent site!!!”

Coach John O.  Submitted January 05, 2006 


“…a great big THANK YOU for your Glory Days web site…. I really enjoy it!”

Tom S.    Submitted January 05, 2006 


“Great webpage!”

Rodney K.    Submitted January 05, 2006


“You did a fabulous Job on this (website)!  I would have thought an alumnni (wrote about Chatsworth).”

Bob S.   Submitted January 04,  2006


“What a wonderful way of remembering the schools who were the hub of student activity many years ago!”

Ken P.     Submitted January 03, 2005


“Just discovered your amazing website – as a grad of a defunct high school in Illinois (Reddick High, Class of 1971), I am very happy to see some of this history being preserved and available to the public.”

Gerald H.        Submitted January 03, 2006


“Great site.  Let me know if I can help.”

Larry G.   Submitted January 02, 2006 


“I want to thank you for including Venice High School in your wonderful web site.  Go Devils!”

Don D.    Submitted December 30, 2005


“What fun to find this site and the info on Yates City High School.   Good job and thanks for the memories!”

Claudia E.  Submitted December 29,  2005


“I enjoy your web site so much. It is great to see the old schools given honor. Thank you so much for your site!”

Mary H.  Submitted December 28, 2005


“I think you site is very cool,  I’m sharing it with my co workers…”

Kurt S.   Submitted December 28, 2005 


“HEY – what a great web site – THANKS so much for the tribute to my high school (Gridley).”

Myron P.     Submitted December 19, 2005

“Awesome…I really love your site!”Chris M.      Submitted December 17, 2005 “What a wonderful thing you are doing for those of us who attended High Schools in Illinois which are no longer in existence. This really brings back memories…”

Clark O.   Submitted December 15, 2005


“Thank you. I absolutely love your site.  It took me down memory lane to a lot of the schools I used to officiate in.  Fascinating. 

Larry Young – Major League umpire.”

Submitted December13, 2005


“Thanks so much for adding Fairmount High…..It means a lot to me.   I will
see that a number of people get the site….I’m very excited about what you have written…..Great job.”

Mary E.    Submitted December 13, 2005


“I just finished reading a wonderful article about your web site in the Sports Section of the Champaign News-Gazette.  As a “old school nut” like yourself, I then spent a lot of time on your web site.  You have a great web site…..a true labor of love……keep up the good work.”

Jim K.   Submitted December 09, 2005


“This is a great website!”

John H.  Submitted December 07, 2005


“Wow! Outstanding work. Very glad you were able to find all of this additional information. You obviously have pride in your website which is very much appreciated. Very much looking forward to see other updates on various schools. It is a shame that so many memories have been lost and forgotten. Nice to see someone who cares enough to keep them alive. Absolutely excellent website, spent quite a bit of time at it tonight. “

Alan H.    Submitted November 25, 2005


“I really enjoy looking through all the schools. Keep up the good work!”

Shirley S.  Submitted November 15, 2005


“I have enjoyed reading the comments regarding Hittle High. I have many fond memories of my days in Armington.  The web site is great!”

Coach Van S.  Submitted November 12, 2005


“I have so enjoyed looking over your site…Keep up the good work!!

Jon W.   Submitted November 08, 2005 


“Great site——-Keep up the good work!!”

Anonymous  Submitted November 05, 2005 


“I am a retired coach of 35 years…what a great feeling I had reading about Odell HS.  Thank you.”

Brian Hi.  Submitted November 01, 2005


“This is an awesome site, continued success!”

Brian Hy.  Submitted October 29, 2005


“What a great site you have (Illinois High School Glory Days).  Thanks for the great work!”

Nancy M.   Submitted October 23, 2005 


“I enjoy this website immensely and have had it bookmarked for sometime. Keep up the good work!”

Terry G.  Submitted October 23, 2005


“Thanks for trying to keep the memories “alive”.”

Tom P.  Submitted October 20, 2005


“I very much appreciate the work that went into your website. GREAT JOB!”

David R.     Submitted October 18, 2005 


“Great site. Keep up the awesome work!”

Tom B.  Submitted October 09, 2005


“Awesome website!”

Jim C.  Submitted October 08, 2005


“Thank you for a wonderful website!”

Bill K.  Submitted October 08, 2005


“I read about your website in the newspaper. This is a great effort on your part!”

Ron V.  Submitted October 04, 2005 


“What a wonderful site! Thank you for your great work, though I am guessing it is more a labor of love than of work!”

Denise V.      Submitted October 01, 2005


“Thank you for the wonderful memories.  I am a 1980 graduate of Neponset HS. My brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, parents, and grandparents attended there too!”

Cathy J.    submitted September 30, 2005  


“Thank you for reviving our school!”

Joni     submitted September 30, 2005


“I recently have come across your website and want to say FANTASTIC work!  I am a small town boy at heart and have always been interested in these small town high schools.”

Dennis     submitted September 23, 2005


“Hi, I just wanted to say how much I love this web site.  Thank you for making it available……Again, this is an awsome website!!!” 

Matthew P.   submitted September 19, 2005


“This is such a great and interesting website!”

Nancy C.  submitted September 11,  2005


“I enjoyed reading the information available on this site.”

Sandy S.  submitted August 28,  2005


“I very much enjoyed the article on Rollo High School.”

Sandra B.  submitted August 23, 2005


“I really enjoy your website on deactivated schools.”

Nancy S.  submitted August 22,  2005


“We are sure having a lot of fun with your project!”

Judy B.  submitted AUgust 20,  2005


“My husband and I really enjoy your website!”

Eddy C.  submitted August 18,  2005


“I just found this website.  Very Nice!  Thank You!”

Linda E.  submitted August 17, 2005


“I came upon your website after reading an article in the Bloomington Daily Pantagraph.  What a wonderful idea!”

Rick S.  Submitted August 17,  2005


“Great idea for a website!”

Jeff H.  submitted August 16, 2005


“I really enjoy your website.  Great idea and great job.  Thanks for doing it.”

Rex B.  submitted August 16, 2005


“I really enjoyed this website….”

Dave D.  submitted August 16, 2005


“I love this website!  What a great idea to document the information from yesteryear.”

Barb A.   submitted August 16, 2005 


“The site is really great!  I’ve sent it to all my classsmates, so we’re all enjoying it!  Thanks for the wonderful job you’re doing!”

Laurie S.  submitted August 09,  2005


“It’s nice to see such great care in remembering our old “CHS” (Chenoa).  Of course, Chenoa High School will live forever in our hearts.  It was, and continues to be, a wonderful school. Thanks for recording the history of Chenoa High — and the too many schools like it.” 

Laurie S.  submitted August 08, 2005 


“The site is great and it is a shame so many schools are let go — usually due to monetary reasons.  ….. Keep up the good work!!

Amy S.   submitted July 27, 2004   


“This is such a great site!  I know that I and the other U-High ‘orphans’ will enjoy the memories.”

Anne S.   submitted July 24, 2005  


“I really enjoy your web site.  I have been to some of the schools listed for sports events when I was in school.  Your web site brings back a lot of good memories as I have been out of high school for 40 years this year.”

Kay F.   submitted July 18, 2005


“Really enjoyed this site!”

Gregg B.  submitted June 27, 2005


“Thanks for your time and effort on this website.  It is a great resource and brings back a lot of memories!”

Jeff P.   submitted June 23, 2005


“The radio station I work at covers High School Sports and I just want to tell you what a great site you have!”

Jim T.   submitted June 01, 2005


“You do a great thing and deserve much praise….”

Robert Y.  submitted May 21, 2005


I love your guy’s site!  I was very happy to see Waynesville included.  I hope I can add to it.  Keep up the good work!

Coach K    submitted May 17, 2005


Awesome web site!  I love the old local history.  I stumbled on to this web site and soon found that DuQuoin once had an all (African American) High School with a very strong athletic program.  I have lived here 50 years and was not aware of this until I began researching. 

Jeff P.   submitted May 03, 2005


Very nice way to keep these old schools alive! There are several schools in (my) immediate area that should be included also: Crossville, Sumner, St. Francisville, Allendale. I did not attend any of these schools however and do not possess accurate information on them.

Stlb          submitted May 02, 2005


Just happened to stumble across your site and it is very interesting.  I look forward to seeing it grow. …… Great idea. Keep up the great work!

Dave O.   submitted April 29, 2005


I just wanted to say I really enjoy your site.  I don’t know if this site is run by the same person who asked about small school history on the Peoria Journal Star message board (it is). I replied posting a suggestion of a website instead of an actual building.  This is beyond what I could have imagined though, outstanding job!  I am going to to do some research to try to get some more information regarding (the schools in my area).  Again, enjoy your site.  Keep up the good work.

Coach N.    submitted April 08, 2005      


Love the site, great work!!!

Wes F.    submitted April 05, 2005


Tremendous … Site!

Andy C.   submitted March 26, 2005


I saw your site the other day and really enjoyed it.  Thought that I would forward this newspaper article from the CU News Gazette in case you have not seen it.  I am originally from eastern Illinois (Danville) but have lived in the Bloomington area since going to college in 1963.  I was Athletic Director for the El Paso school system for 20 years before retiring 2 years ago. 

Keep up the good work!

Bob H.   submitted March 21, 2005


I just wanted to say that I really enjoy your site. It is great that someone would take the time to collect all that you have on deactivated high schools in Illinois. Hopefully word continues to spread about this so it can expand as much as possible, because the cause behind the site is great.  Thanks. Excellent Site!!

Adnan I.  submitted March 11, 2005  


Wow…what a great web site….just wanted to drop you an e-mail regarding how much I enjoyed checking it out….I haven’t even come close to looking at and reading everything that I want to…Thanks!

Mark P.  submitted March 10, 2005


Wow – Great Site!  Brings back some memories!!  You might as well add Bath Balyki to the list  –  they used to have some battles with Havana in hoops before they were absorbed by Havana.

“Cubkid”  submitted March 06, 2005


What a great idea and a great job!  I really enjoyed the Manlius page on the site.  I should have some additional facts to pass on to you soon!

Chris J.  submitted March 01, 2005    


“What a great website!  I read an article about (the site) in last week’s Bureau County Republican and just now was able to check it out.  …I grew up in Neponset and went to Neponset High School.  What a great website and a great way to record a little bit of history! Keep up the great work!  I will share some Neponset HS facts with you if I get the chance in the near future.”

Marty G.   submitted February 22, 2005 


“…a friend e-mailed me a link to your site and I like it. I am going to forward it to a friend of mine who is somewhat of a state historian for his feedback.  Great Job!! 

Brandon B.  submitted February 25, 2005