Memories and Information
From Robert Reinhart:
"During Fall 1981-Spring 1983 I was a first grade and second grade student at Bismark-Henning; at this point in time
all students in those grades were bussed to Henning. For first grade I was in a building with four upstairs classrooms
that was on the northeast corner of Highway 136 and 1300 East Road, where Donald Lucas Memorial Park is now. My memory
paints it resembling the old Town Hall building, not the Henning Grade School building. For second grade we went to
the Henning High School building which had four upstairs classrooms, a library on the first floor, and a gymnasium with a
From Michelle Beck Disney:
"My Great Grandparents, Grandparents & Parents went to Henning High School in Henning, IL. Soon
after it closed, they re-opened the building to hold Elementary grades there. I actually went to this building for my
4th, 5th & 6th grades in 1974 - 1976. (The original Elementary School was just down the road and held K - 3rd grades)
Once you reached 7th grade, you were sent to Bismarck for consolidated Jr. High & High School (currently the Bismarck-Henning
Today, the Elementary School has been torn down (I would LOVE to
have a picture of that building!) and sadly, the Henning High School building has been sold to Ful-Fill, an aerosol manufacturing
company. They have maintained and updated the school portion of the building to house offices for the plant, and then added
on to the rear of the school for manufacturing facilities."
From Michael Crawford:
"I am told that my grand father, Harry Young of Henning, a farmer and father
of 8 (4 boy's 4 girls), drove and built the body for the bus for the high school. I am not certain of
the time frame. He is survived by grand children and a few cousin's ( I have a house full of cousins)."
Special Thank You
To Merle McConnell for providing a great deal of the information on this page. Congratulations
to Merle on his great accomplishments!
Need Some Help
If you have ANY information you can share regarding the many great successes of Henning High School, please
send it to us to we can share with others. There had to be other great teams and great accomplishments that may be forgotten
if not shared here. A photo of the old High School building is especially being sought.
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