McHenry High School's student-written and -edited newspaper

The McHenry Messenger

McHenry High School's student-written and -edited newspaper

The McHenry Messenger

McHenry High School's student-written and -edited newspaper

The McHenry Messenger

The McHenry Police Department is housed at the McHenry Municipal Center on Green St. The department has partnered with MCHS to send student resource officers to the school.

This is fine

Vanessa Moreno, News Editor May 19, 2022

A McHenry High School student carrying an e-cigarette walks out of the bathroom when he notices a student resource officer staring right at him. Doing his job, the SRO issues a ticket to be resolved in...

Boxes of prepared food wait to be distributed during the McHenry Public Librarys Grab N Go food program, which takes place each Tuesday and Thursday.

McHenry Public library offers community Grab ‘N’ Go suppers

Savannah Drost, Contributing Writer April 28, 2022

Every Tuesday and Thursday the McHenry Public Library offers Grab 'N' Go after school suppers to feed the McHenry community. Children 18 and younger may receive a meal and an activity at the twice-weekly...

A team of architects and students have already worked together to begin designs for the 12-by-12 and 12-by-16 retail shop units planned for the Miller Point project in downtown McHenry.

MCHS announces community renovation project at Miller Point

Vanessa Moreno, News Editor March 8, 2022

In the spring of 2023, MCHS construction students are set to build ten tiny commerce shops at Miller Point in downtown McHenry. Engineering, graphics, and business students are involved in “The McHenry...

Bathrooms at the Upper Campus have been closed on and off due to vandalism, but this isnt the only place in on campus — and in the community — where vandalism has become a problem.

Opinion: Vandalism has become its own pandemic

Kyla Henige, News Editor November 19, 2021

Recently, there have been multiple cases of vandalism around McHenry by immature students giving MCHS a bad rep. A majority of it is coming from the schools, but it is also being done in businesses and...

Actors pose as killer clowns during the Haunted Hayride through Peterson Park this fall hosted by the Wonder Lake Ski Team.

Haunted Hayride rolls on

Jaylyn Dolan, Contributing Writer October 29, 2021

Children and adults climbed onto trailers and hopped on hay bales at Peterson Park last weekend, ready to experience one of McHenry’s Halloween traditions: The Haunted Hayride.  Peterson Park has...

When COVID hit in March of 2021, businesses were hit particularly hard. Local businesses like Buddyz have worked hard to attract business in the year since the shutdown.

Yes, we’re open

Joe Hissem, Staff Writer May 12, 2021

The global pandemic’s year-long reign has managed to seep its way into the family-owned businesses of the city of McHenry, many of which closed after during the virus's spread and non-essential businesses...

The rank of Eagle is the highest a Boy Scout can earn. Many MCHS students have received the rank over the years, including five in the past year alone.

Essay: Once an Eagle, always an Eagle

Joe Hissem, Staff Writer February 18, 2021

Becoming an Eagle Scout is one of the most important and highest awards a person can earn in the Boy Scouts of America. Out of all 130 million scouts, since its inception in 1911, only 4% have earned the...

Despite the complaints and protests from residents, McHenry still has plans to demolish a historic downtown bank and replace it with a gas station sometime in 2021.

Gas station fuels uproar in ‘historic’ downtown district

Kaitlyn Wenzel, Staff Reporter December 17, 2020

The city of McHenry plans to remove the vacated bank downtown on the corner of Green Street, Route 120, and Route 31 and build a gas station in its place. This plan has angered many residents of McHenry...

Though social distancing guidelines have created a lot of stress for students and their families, many in the community have been able to see the silver lining of these unprecedented circumstances.

The bright side of coronavirus

Emma Snyder, Staff Writer April 14, 2020

During this time of panic, fear, pain, and uncertainty that the entire world has been throw into, it can be hard to find the good in all of it. However, that good does exist. From slowing down to spending...

Opinion: Bring the music back

Opinion: Bring the music back

Stacy Correra, Copy Editor December 17, 2019

With the annual Battle of the Bands event coming up, students ready the garage bands they started with their friends on a whim. But after the big battle, where do they go from there? There are not a lot...

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