|Mineral High School - Francis Vermeire
"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 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
"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
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
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
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
"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
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
"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
for writing back and being so kind. Also, thank you
for having the website, a great source of information and memories.
M. Submitted April 10, 2015
"You have created an
website! You are preserving history."
Patricia L. Submitted April 07, 2015
appreciate the great work you are doing, a true labor of love."
Dan M. Submitted March
"Thanks for the history. Lots of memories in that building!"
S. Submitted March 19, 2015
"Fantastic site, outstanding memories!"
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
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."
B. Submitted February 19, 2015
"Thanks and great job on the website!"
Submitted February 18, 2015
enjoy the website. Thanks for all the work on it!"
Submitted February 01, 2015
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."
Submitted January 09, 2015
you for maintaining this site!"
James K. Submitted
January 01, 2015
"Thanks for adding my comments
and having the glory days web page, much
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!"
A. Submitted November 15, 2014
"You're doing a great job!"
Submitted October 26, 2014
"Thank you for running this site, its great!"
I. Submitted October 25, 2014
"I really find your website extremely interesting!"
B. Submitted October 24, 2014
"I just wanted to thank you for all the effort
you must have put into this
What a great job. Thanks for your
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!"
Submitted October 09, 2014
think your site is SO interesting!"
Pamela D. Submitted October
site is excellent and we share it with our grads due to Woodruff being closed.
They all appreciate it.
keep my eyes open for anything else that turns up.
the good work!"
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
"Thanks for posting this school
info..I have been looking!"
Theresa H. Submitted September 09,
folks do a nice job!"
Submitted September 06, 2014
John P. Submitted September
"I also want to let you know how
much I have enjoyed cruising around your site......AWESOME!"
Submitted August 31, 2014
was just visiting the Glory Days Website. This is a great
website. I am glad I came across it!"
Submitted August 30, 2014
a great site!"
Darrell R. Submitted August 23, 2014
"Congrats on your great high school site. Love how thorough it is."
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."
Submitted August 4, 2014
you for your IHSGD website. I really enjoy it."
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
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
Linda T. P. Submitted February 03, 2014
"I would like permission to tell our readers about your wonderful website on our daily history blog www.lawrencelore.blogspot.com (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."
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!"
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
website you have there.
I am certain people appreciate the work you do."
Kathleen I. Submitted January 11, 2014
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
J.V.B. Submitted December
"Enjoy your collection of school information! Thanks for all your work putting it together."
Pam K. Submitted December
"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
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
Jeff H. Submitted September 24, 2013
"I discovered your page and want to commend you on all the wonderful
Submitted August 05, 2014
"Great job on your website re Elburn and many other High Schools as well."
Mike McW. Submitted July 31, 2013
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
LeHook Submitted June 30, 2013
"I realize that the work you have done here is quite an undertaking,
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
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
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
Anthony F. Submitted March 15, 2013
George S. Submitted March 15, 2013
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
"I just found your site and think this is great."
Steve K. Submitted February
"...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,
"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,
"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
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
Gena H. Submitted June 29, 2012
Ann W. Submitted June 25, 2012
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
Jeff P. Submitted March 26, 2012
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
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,
"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
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
"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
Mark F. Submitted October 17, 2011
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
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
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.
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
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
Howard T. Submitted April 15, 2011
Chaplain Margaret F.-K. Submitted April 03, 2011
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
Alan Submitted February 21,
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
Alice W. Submitted February 17, 2011
"Thanks for this
site. It's fun to read of my old school."
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
"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 http://www.illinoishsglorydays.com/id697.html. 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
Lucinda M.R. Submitted October 24,
"Great job on this site!!"
Tim D. Submitted October 13, 2010
*I think this is a great piece of history looking at these
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
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,
"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
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
Edward C. Submitted June 16,
"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!!"
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
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
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
Joe & Shirley G. Submitted April 05, 2010
fellas! What an
unbelievable site! What a great undertaking....and a huge undertaking!"
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
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
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
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
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
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
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."
Submitted October 18, 2009
"Thanks for all the memories
and keep up the great work."
Submitted October 18, 2009
at Allendale School and was just directed to your site by a friend! Your site is beautiful!"
Michele L. Submitted
October 06, 2009
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."
Submitted September 27, 2009
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
Submitted September 24, 2009
Wayne M. Submitted
September 22, 2009
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."
September 20, 2009
"Great website, really appreciate the chance to view it. I graduated in
1961. attended Onarga schools all 12 years."
Submitted September 10, 2009
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
Laura Marie S.
Submitted August 25, 2009
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........."
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
"Thanks for having such a thorough site about the history.
I had forgotten some of those things."
Kathy O. Submitted August 16,
"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 &
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."
July 8, 2009
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
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!!"
Submitted June 22, 2009
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
"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
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
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
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
"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.
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
"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
"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 Bowen, Milton, Odell St. Paul, Shawneetown 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
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!!"
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
"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,
"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
"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
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
"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
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
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,
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
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!!
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
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
"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,
"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
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.
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
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
Joe E. Submitted February 12, 2008
"Thank you –
I so enjoyed the site."
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
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
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,
"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
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
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
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
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
Vernon T. Submitted October 10, 2007
"Keep up the great work....."
Roland S. Submitted Otober 08, 2007
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
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.
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
wanted to say love the website!! I looked at every high school my parents and other family members attended."
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
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!"
Submitted June 23, 2007
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
really love your web site."
Coach John B. Submitted June 19, 2007
"Thanks for the great information on your
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
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
"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.
Brenda K. Submitted June
"Fabulous site. You have done
a fantastic job with this. What a wonderful walk down memory lane."
Submitted June 06, 2007
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
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,
"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!"
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
P. Michael B. Submitted March 30, 2007
"I LOVE THIS SITE! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK."
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,
Burt G. Submitted March 14, 2007
Tom B. Submitted March 13, 2007
".....you do have an enjoyable site!"
Julie Submitted March 10, 2007.
"ABSOLUTELY LOVE YOUR WEB SITE!"
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
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 www.62644.com 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
"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,
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
Gary F. Submitted
December 24, 2006
"Thanks for the website!!!"
Mark J. Submitted December
*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
"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
"You have done an outstanding job putting together the
information you have on Illinois High Schools."
Elsie H. Submitted December
"Thanks for the site, brought back lots of memories!"
Jane H. Submitted November
"I wanted you to know how much I enjoyed this site. You
brought back a lot of memories."
Kate P. Submitted November
"You have one great site!"
Jack G. Submitted November
"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
A. Joyce B. Submitted November 26,
"You have a great school website for Illinois."
Elsie H. Submitted November
"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
"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
"I love the site!"
Steve D. Submitted November 13, 2006
"Your website is the greatest!"
Phil S. Submitted November
"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!
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
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
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
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
"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,
(THANK YOU BARRY.....WHAT A WONDERFUL TRIBUTE!)
"Hey! Just found this great site after reading Jim
Ruppert's column in today Springfield paper."
Mark A. Submitted September
"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
a super website! My wife saw the J-R (Springfield Journal-Register Newspaper) article and checked it
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
"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,
"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,
"You have a wonderful site. Keep up
the great work!"
Kelly S. Submitted September 03,
"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
Molly D. Submitted September 03, 2006
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!"
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
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
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
"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.
"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
"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!
Lyle S. Submitted May
"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
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
"What a great job you've done. It has brought back so
many memories. Thanks."
Ann B. Submitted May
"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
"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
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
"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."
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."
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."
Submitted January 28, 2006
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
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
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."
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."
Submitted January 22, 2006
"Brought back some great
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)."
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
am excited. I just discovered your website!"
B. Submitted January 19, 2006.
"I am really enjoying
Gary P. Submitted January 18, 2006
"I really enjoy your
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."
Submitted January 10, 2006
"This is a great website
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!"
January 07, 2006
"Thank you for putting this site together - it's
Submitted January 06, 2006
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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