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Flora High School Howler

The Student News Site of Flora High School

Flora High School Howler

The Student News Site of Flora High School

Flora High School Howler

Smitty Looks Forwards To Many Years Of Service To The Community

Kaylee Wathan April 16, 2024

The man. The myth. The legend, Smitty. Lindell “Smitty” Smith has made his mark in the small town of Flora, Illinois.     Smitty is now 75 years old and is a workaholic; he runs the Clay...

The Greatest Man, After Dark

Eli Horvet April 16, 2024

‘Yeah, I like kids. I used to be one.” Thomas Burrow is a janitor at the high school, he is also one of the most active janitors. If you need help after school, find him and he’ll do his best to...

Marching Band returns to FHS

Arabella Kuhlig, Reporter October 1, 2022

Students find community service opportunities despite pandemic

May 3, 2022
By: Kaylee Scarbrough Community service has looked a little bit different throughout the past few years. Covid- 19 was a major aspect that made community service harder to do. There are still plenty of opportunities now that the Covid-19 numbers have lessened.  Some of the opportunities include helping out at animal shelters, working at the...

FHS alum returns to teach FACS

May 3, 2022
By Charley Shelton As students leave FHS, few crave to come back. One of the few is the new FACS teacher. Mrs. Thackrey is excited to be one of the few to return to FHS because of her school spirit. Flora is her home and she feels beyond blessed to return. After graduating from FHS,...

Drama seniors go out dancing

May 2, 2022
By Justin Mitchell It isn’t the first time that Flora High School has done a musical that nobody has heard about and it won’t be the last. For this year, the Flora High School Drama Club performed a lighthearted, cometic, operatia called The Pirates of Penzance.  “We have the perfect cast for this musical,” explained...

4H provides new experiences for FHS students

March 11, 2022
By Kaylee Scarbrough 4-H is a program for youth ages 5-18 to compete in hands-on projects and obtain strong relationships within their community. These 4-H members have loved this organization for many years. This is a Q&A of different members of 4-H in our high school.! Question 1: What categories are you in? Answers: Maleah...

Ridge looks forward to teaching, skydiving in retirement

November 10, 2021
By Emily Williams “Keep your eyes on your own paper and your mouth closed or your mouth on your paper and your eyes closed, but it’s really hard to take a test that way.” If you ever had Mr. Ridge as a teacher, you have probably heard this phrase at some point. Unfortunately, after 33...

Lusiani highlights differences between America, Italy

October 15, 2021
By Trista Sharp Camilia (Cami)  Lusiani from Venice, Italy is a foreign exchange student at FHS this year and is living with Amy Hensley. Lusiani compared her everyday life here in America to Italy, highlighting many differences. Discussing the difference between schools, she mentioned school here in America is more engaging, and she said here...

FACS ‘dynamic duo’ plan for retirement

October 14, 2021
By Riley Krustinger Shari Hamilton and Jan Bible are now retiring after over a combined 64 years of teaching. The companions have decided to depart from teaching at the end of the 2021-2022 school year to pursue additional areas in life. Throughout the years, Hamilton has worked since 16 and taught swimming lessons, has a...
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