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Hettick High School Building 2010
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Photo Submitted by Dennis Downey

The History of Hettick High School
 
Hettick (population 182) is located in southeastern Illinios in northwestern Macoupin County. Illinois Route 111 travels through town and is intersected by County Road 9 in Hettick. The Solomon Creek flows through the north side of town. The town is named after one of its early founders, John Hettick. It was platted in 1882 and incorporated in 1892.  A two room school house was built within the town limits in 1896. 
 
It is thought that Hettick residents developed a four-year high school for its children in the early 1900s. The high school served the town of Hettick proudly until the late 1940s.  The Northwestern School District of Macoupin County was established in 1948 (located in Palmyra) and lists Hettick as one of the towns that feed into it.

Sign Above Front Door of Hettick HS Bldg - 2010
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"High School District 194 - 1931 (Photo taken by Dennis Downey)

The following information on the former Hettick High School was provided to us by April Connolly as told by her father:
 
"The original Hettick High School building was torn down. The "new" school building was constructed in 1931.  (That is a date over the front entrace to the building.) Hettick High School consolidated into the Northwestern School District with Palmyra, Modesto and Scottville in 1948.  The Hettick building was used as a grade school, as were the school buildings in Palmyra, Modesto and Scottville, until 1972 when the Northwestern Elementary School building was constructed. The building was then used as "Quad City Recreational Center" for basketball, volleyball and softball from the mid 70s to mid 80s." 
 
Hettick High School Quick Facts
 
Year opened:                 early 1900s
Year closed:                  1948
Consolidated to:             Northwestern School District (Palmyra)
School nickname:          the "Hawks"
School colors:               Black & Orange
School Fight Song:        unavailable
Athletics
 
It is a fact that Hettick High School competed in boys basketball.  It is probable that track and baseball were also offered.  This is the only information currently available regarding the Hettick High School ahtletic program.
 
Boys Basketball
 
The Hettick High School boys basketball team won a total of three District titles during their existence (www.ihsa.org). The records of the teams and their coach's names are not known.  We are hopeful a Hettick fan will help provide this information in the near future.
 
1937-38       District Champions
1943-44       District Champions 
1944-45       District Champions
 

Hettick Baseball Field Stand/Press Box - 2010
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Photo by Dennis Downey

Seeking Your Assistance
 
Hettick High School should be remembered, and its accomplishments recorded, for all to see and read.  We are hopeful for some in-put from a Hettick alum or resident of the area. As always, a photo of the school building is being sought.  Items can be e-mailed to us at ihsgdwebsite@comcast.net.  You can also write to us at:
 
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