HARRISBURG -- The office of the Harrisburg Register/Eldorado Journal is in a new location, but it's only a few steps away from the old location.
On Monday, the paper opened shop in its new location at 105 S. Commercial St. Suite 1. It's on the southeast corner of the same building it previously was in.
It's also the former location of WLC Management.
The newspaper office, which also is the office for the Gallatin Democrat/Ridgway News, shares an entrance with Joel Graves' Farmers Insurance office.
Prior to the move, one daunting task loomed over the heads of newspaper employees, namely where the collection of bound volumes of the Harrisburg Register could go and who would move them.
The bound volumes are print editions of the newspaper in order from mid-1993 to 2011. Each volume contains two months' worth of papers. They are an invaluable record of recent print history in Saline County. Unfortunately, they also are large and heavy and occupy a significant footprint in an office.
However, the Saline County Historical Society and Carrier Mills-Stonefort High School stepped in to loan a helping hand, several really, when it came to preserving local history.
Saline County Historical Society President Mark Motsinger said his group could house the bound volumes at the Saline Creek Pioneer Village and Museum. CMSF loaned two students, FFA President Alex Maxfield and Shawn Rambert, who helped do a lot of lifting and carrying to move the many, many large books to their new home.
In addition, historical society member Jim Kirkland also joined the group of employees and volunteers at the museum grounds to help place the volumes in their new location.