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Henning High School

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Established  1914 - 1964
Closed  1964
School color(s)  Purple, White
Mascot  Raider
Founded  1919
Status  closed
Grades  9-12
Address  Henning, IL 61848, USA
Color  White
Ceased operations  1964
Henning High School
Type  Deactivated Public School
Similar  Bismarck High School, Oakwood Junior High School, Hoopeston Area High School, Schlarman Academy, Honeywell Elementary School

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The History of Henning High School

The town of Henning (population 241) is located in eastern Illinois in central Vermilion County. U.S. Route 136 passes through Henning which sits just a stone's throw west of Illinois Route 1. The C&EI Railroad (Chicago and Eastern Illinois) and the IC Railroad (Illinois Central) both had spurs that crossed in Henning. The IC is no longer active; the C&EI spur ends in Henning for the purpose of serving the grain elevator still there. The Indiana / Illinois state line is just 9 miles east of Henning. A town of note in the area includes Danville just 11 miles south and a little east of Henning.


The history of Henning and the origin of its high school is not available at this time. It is known that Henning residents supported their own school system for many years. The school, established probably in the late 19th century, flourished for about 5 decades. A guess would be that in the late 1940s consolidation talks with nearby Bismarck, its neighbor of 5 miles to the southeast, were begun. Probably in the late 1940s, the residents of Bismarck and Henning agreed to consolidate school districts. This brought about the Bismarck-Henning School District. The last mention of either Bismarck or Henning on the IHSA web site is Henning competing in the Speech Sweepstakes competition in 1946. The earliest mention of the Bismarck-Henning Consolidated High School is 1960 for football.

All schools for the Bismarck-Henning system are located in Bismarck. The fate of the original Henning School building is not available yet.

Henning High School was purchased in 1999 by Full Fill Industries, LLC and is now home to their aerosol manufacturing plant.


  • 1934-1937 Chester A. Rumble, B. S., ’16; A. M., ’20.
  • 19??-1964 Clayton Wilcox Lawrence H. Mumm preceded Wilcox as principal (was so listed in 1940 yearbook)
  • Athletics

    Henning High School definitely offered basketball as a sport. Baseball and track were two other sports for Henning athletes. The English Department at Henning had one great year when the tiny hamlet of Henning competed against much larger areas in Team and Individual Speech Competition. With an enrollment ( in 1943 under 100) less than 100 students, football was not offered. Sports for females were not available in those days.

    Boys Basketball

    The only mention of the Henning High School boys basketball team is of the lone District Championship won by the boys of 1936-37. No other team records or coaches names are listed. If you have any of this information to share it would be deeply appreciated.

    1936-37 District Champions

    From the 1934 Henning High School Yearbook

    1934 Henning High School Basketball team P, Hamilton, Taylor, Tutwiler, McConnel, Robinet, Walters, Hudson, Allison, Berglund, Hamilton, Edington, Hickman, Beck, ANderson, Coach Hay, Mourer, Luttrell, Hanson, Ashwood.

    The first game of the 1933-34 season was played on November 3 against Wellington.


  • Jacob Volkmann, 3x state champion wrestler; professional MMA fighter
  • References

    Henning High School Wikipedia

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