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Charleston High School student arrested for threats | Local |  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- A Charleston High School student was arrested Monday after police received information that he threatened other students.

Charleston High School homecoming parade to take place Friday; public entries welcome  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- Homecoming activities next week at Charleston High School include the annual parade scheduled for Friday afternoon.

'Very crowded' Charleston High School science labs headed for upgrade  Journal Gazette / Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- Trying to clean a dissecting tray in a sink that's a fraction of the tray's size is just one of the obstacles science student Bernie Jackson says she.

Dozens participate in Charleston High School walkout protesting gun violence  Journal Gazette / Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- Messages of “our blood, your hands” mixed with “walk into a good day” at Charleston High School on Friday.

Charleston Rotary honors top 10 CHS seniors  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- The top 10 academic students at Charleston High School were honored May 1 by the Charleston Rotary Club.

Charleston native writes book detailing Trojan athletic history  Journal Gazette / Times-Courier

CHARLESTON — When Kyle Daubs was a senior at Charleston High School, he started to keep the stats for the Trojans football team. Then he started doing ...

Tickets on sale for Charleston High School play 'Beauty and the Beast'  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON (JG-TC) -- Tickets are available for the upcoming performances of Charleston High School's annual spring musical, which this year is a ...

Charleston High School announces 1st semester honors | Announcements  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- First semester honor rolls for fall 2018 have been announced at Charleston High School.

Charleston boys golf setting out to defend title  Herald & Review

CHARLESTON — The goal for the Charleston High School boys golf team shouldn't be too hard to figure out this season.

Goals of 2 new Charleston High School groups are 'to make sure we support each other'  Journal Gazette / Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- For one day this week at Charleston High School, Trojan red was traded for Green Wave green.

Charleston school board to hear about district report cards  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- Results from state testing and schools' responses to them will be part of a report to the Charleston school board today.

Usual suspects help Highland beat Charleston, cap another undefeated regular season  Belleville News-Democrat

The Highland Bulldogs defeated the Charleston Trojans in IHSA high school football. Highland finished the regular season undefeated for the second year in a ...

Hinote takes over as Charleston High School speech team coach  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- Nathan Hinote has spent more time teaching English than coaching a speech team, but he views his coaching duties as "almost like a perfect ...

CHS PRESS: New teachers at CHS  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

This school year students are welcoming six new teachers to Charleston High School. The new teachers are in the English, social studies, FCS, special ...

Jerome Finney  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

WINDSOR -- Jerome C. “Jerry” Finney, 75, of Windsor, IL, passed away at 7:26 p.m. Friday, December 7, 2018 in Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL.

CHS drill team qualifies for state  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON (JG-TC) -- The Charleston High School Winter Guard Drill Team has qualified for the Illinois Drill Team Association state finals.

2018 Run for the Fallen is first year for event without new casualty  Journal Gazette / Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- This year will mark a first for the annual Illinois Run for the Fallen set to take place Saturday at Charleston High School's Trojan Hill.

Charleston Rotary awards Eastern Illinois University scholarships  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- The Charleston Rotary Club recently presented its annual scholarships to Charleston High School graduates attending Eastern Illinois ...

Charleston students attend music conference  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON (JG-TC) -- Twenty-two Charleston High School music students and five from Jefferson Elementary School were scheduled to attend the Illinois ...

Trojans lose heartbreaker to Lincoln  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON — Charleston thought it might have had the game-winning score. With 1:48, Brayden Doyle scored on a 1-yard to put the Trojans up 25-20.

CHS PRESS: New school year, new secretaries  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

Well, to say “new” is a tad misleading; two of the three secretaries already worked at CHS. Really, the only new face is Mrs. Cheryl Sanner in the main office.

Charleston softball wins first-ever outright Apollo Conference title  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON — The Charleston softball team has been close to winning the Apollo Conference title the past couple of seasons, but each year, Mattoon or ...

Lady Trojans set sights on sectionals again  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- The Charleston girls' basketball team got a taste of the sectional round of the IHSA Class 3A playoffs last year.

Trojans add a coach, ready for successful season  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON — The Charleston cross country team will sort of be under different leadership this season.

Marty Pattin  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- Former Major League Baseball pitcher, Martin William “Marty” Pattin, age 75 of Lawrence, Kansas and formerly of Charleston, entered his ...

Lady Trojans make improvements from last season  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON — Last year was a bit of a rebuilding year for the Charleston girls tennis team. That experience should pay off this year, according to first-year ...

Charleston's Phillips signs with LLC  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON — Darrell Phillips hoped he could play well enough in his senior season of basketball in order to draw some interest to play at the next level.

Charleston's Littleford invited to Adidas camp  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

It's been a busy summer for Charleston sophomore-to-be Shae Littleford. At first, she was dividing time between playing for the Charleston High School girls' ...

Mary Williams | Obituaries  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- Mary Marie (Banning) Williams, age 96, of Charleston passed away at 10:47 p.m. on Friday, October 26, 2018 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center ...

Voting begins, registration still available for Nov. 6 election  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON — There's still time to register to vote before next month's election and, if you have your mind made up, you don't have to wait till then to cast.

Charleston boys track becoming more competitive  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON — Three years ago, Abigail Schmitz took over as the Charleston High School boys track and field coach. Her goal was simple. She wanted to ...

Mattoon High School students go across county to do service on shooting anniversary  Journal Gazette / Times-Courier

MATTOON -- The classroom setting was a little different for Mattoon High School students Thursday.

Charleston boys come from behind to repeat at Class 2A boys state golf tournament  Herald & Review

NORMAL — Winning a second straight Class 2A title wasn't going to be as easy as last year for the Charleston boys golf team.

This Illinois senior with Down syndrome was the team manager. Then he got his big shot.  Belleville News-Democrat

Illinois high school basketball team manager with Down syndrome gets shot at making a 3-pointer.

Mattoon High School shooting -- 1 year later | Local |  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

One year after a student at Mattoon High School began shooting in the cafeteria, wounding one other student before being subdued by a teacher, take a look ...

Charleston, Sullivan advance to sectionals  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON — For the sixth straight year, the Charleston High School girls' golf team won the Class 1A regional title. On Wednesday, the Lady Trojans shot a ...

Trojans lose 2-1 to Bulldogs  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- Even though the Charleston boys' soccer team was coming off a 1-0 win over Lincoln, coach Josh Garrett thought the team could play better ...

Monty Hacker  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

EFFINGHAM -- Monty D. Hacker, 58, of Effingham, IL, passed away Thursday, November 29, 2018, surrounded by his family, at Carle Hospital of ...

CHS recognizes students at annual awards ceremony | Education  Journal Gazette / Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- The 10 members of the Charleston High School class of 2018 who had the highest grade-point averages in their class were among the ...

Mattoon High School shooter gets juvenile prison, 25-year adult sentence possible with violations  Journal Gazette / Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- Saying he hoped it was a sentence "you never serve," a judge Thursday made a 25-year term in adult prison possible for Josiah Lyons.

Rita Wright  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- Rita D. (Nugent) Wright, age 72, passed away peacefully in her sleep on November 8, 2018. A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, ...

Charleston, Eastern Illinois University grad Marty Pattin passes away  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON — Charleston native and Eastern Illinois graduate Marty Pattin passed away in his sleep due to natural causes on Wednesday morning, Coles ...

Foundation approves contribution to CHS science lab renovations  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON — The effort to renovate the science labs at Charleston High School has received a major funding boost.

Mattoon High School shooting suspect waives jury trial  Journal Gazette / Times-Courier

CHARLESTON — The suspect in last fall's Mattoon High School shooting, Josiah Lyons, waived his right to a jury trial Friday.

Photos: Top golfers across Illinois compete at IHSA golf finals Saturday  Bloomington Pantagraph

Pantagraph area golfers played with and beat some of the best golfers from across Illinois during IHSA state finals Saturday.

CHS students raise money for Jordan Holly fund  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON — When some of the Charleston basketball players from both the boys and girls teams approached their coaches about raising money for the ...

US Marshals arrest Charleston substitute teacher | Local |  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- A substitute teacher with the Charleston school district was arrested Thursday by the U.S. Marshals *Service* on a Texas warrant for being a ...

Larry Irby  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- Larry Thomas Irby, age 68 of Charleston, went to his Heavenly Home on Sunday, October 28, 2018. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. ...

Charleston board OKs second assistant superintendent | Local  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- Adding a second assistant superintendent was one of the changes to the school district's administration that the Charleston school board ...

Shredding of Charleston arrested substitute teacher's class project causes contention  Herald & Review

CHARLESTON — School officials' shredding of a class project that was assigned by a substitute teacher prior to his arrest has become a source of contention ...

John Landon | Obituaries  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- John W. Landon, age 66 of Charleston and formerly of Mattoon, passed away at his home on Wednesday, August 1, 2018. A memorial *service* ...

Charleston police investigating drive-by shooting | Crime and Courts  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- Police are describing a drive-by shooting in Charleston on Wednesday night as not a random act but instead likely with an intended target.

First Baptist Church to hold Back-To-School Shoe Give-Away  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- It is back to school time again and the First Baptist Church plans a Back-To-School Shoe Give-Away, formerly known as the Shoe Distribution ...

Community remembers Charleston High School student  WAND

CHARLESTON, Ill (WAND)- A 16 year old Charleston High School student died in a car crash near Old State road and Lerna Road in Mattoon early afternoon ...

Ready for football? Some top high school games to see in 2018  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

In anticipation of the 2018 high school football season, we've picked 10 games worth checking out this season.

Trojans set sights on making the playoffs  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON — The Charleston football team took a step back last year. Two seasons ago the Trojans went 3-6, picking up the most wins in the program than ...

Robert Woodyard  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- Robert Lowell Woodyard, age 93 of Charleston, passed away on Friday, October 19, 2018 while at his Charleston Rehab and Health Care ...

Lawrence Quinlan  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- Lawrence Joseph Quinlan, age 71 of Charleston, passed away peacefully with loving family at his side on Saturday, August 18, 2018 while at ...

Coles County barbershop singers to hold vaudeville show  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- The Coles County Barbershop Chorus will present their 49th annual summer show on June 9 at the Dvorak Concert Hall on the Eastern Illinois ...

Charleston firefighters kick off Thanksgiving fundraiser with changes this year  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- Firefighters are in the thick of this year's fundraising efforts to provide Thanksgiving baskets to local families in need.

Charleston student granted key to the city  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- It was a full house in the City Council chambers Tuesday.

Mervin Lee  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

KANSAS -- Mervin Dale Lee, age 61 of Kansas, Illinois, passed away surrounded by loved ones on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 while at Carle Foundation ...

Woman gets prison for delivery vehicle theft  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- A woman was sentenced to prison when she admitted stealing a vehicle that was parked while its owner was making a delivery.

Mattoon seniors take charge at first practice  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON — Monday was a welcome sight for Mattoon High School football coach Troy Johnson. The players he's relying on the most showed up to camp in ...

Charleston's Oakley earns All-State status  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

PEORIA — Nick Oakley is one of three cross country all-staters ever to compete at Charleston High School.

McInerney wraps up successful EIU career | Eastern  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

At first, Riley McInerney never wanted to be a runner. The son of an All-American from EIU, John McInerney, Riley had to be "forced" into running by his parents.

CHS homecoming parade set for Friday | Local  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON (JG-TC) -- The Charleston High School homecoming parade is scheduled to take place Friday with a route from CHS to the courthouse square ...

Maureen Ankenbrand  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- Maureen Kelly Ankenbrand, age 76 of Charleston, passed away with loving family at her side on Monday, October 1, 2018 while at Carle ...

EIU's Doudna kicks-off new performance season Sept. 15  Effingham Daily News

CHARLESTON – M-PACT, the awe-inspiring, award-winning vocal group will kick-off the Doudna Fine Arts Center's 2018-19 performance season on September ...

Billie Morgan  Journal Gazette / Times-Courier

NEOGA -- Billie E. Morgan, age 54 of Neoga, IL, after a hard-fought battle with cancer, passed away peacefully Friday, August 3, 2018 at 7:07 P.M. at home ...

With Sullivan contending, IHSA cancels first round of Class 1A, 2A and 3A boys state golf tournaments  Herald & Review

BLOOMINGTON — Through most of the day Friday, the Sullivan boys golf team was leading the Class 1A state tournament. Senior Redskins golfer Caden Ellis ...

Line a plus for Martinsville  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MARTINSVILLE -- For the fourth consecutive year Martinsville has a new football coach, but it is also one that is not a new face to the program. Shane ...

CHS recognizes honor roll students | Announcements  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON-- First-semester honor rolls have been announced at Charleston High School.

Concord Triopia having its best season since 2012 | High-school |  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CONCORD -- Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Illinois High School Association Class 1A second round of the football playoffs Arcola's opponent, Concord ...

MHS Lettermen announce 2018 Hall of Fame class | High-school |  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON — There will be three former Mattoon High School athletes who will be inducted into the MHS Lettermen's Hall of Fame later in the month. Warren ...

Vaping surges in popularity: Teens have a lot to lose  Journal Gazette / Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- Vaping has proved a popular force in curbing addiction for tobacco users, but the newfound popularity of e-cigarettes has gained the attention ...

Charleston girls’ golf resumes after state title season  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- The Charleston girls' golf team did something last season no other Trojan High School program has ever done. The Lady Trojans won the ...

Charleston girls tennis goes through a rebuild  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON — There's a lot of new faces associated with the Charleston High School girls' tennis team, including the head coach.

Photos: 2018 mug shots from the JG-TC | Crime and Courts  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

Arrest and booking photos are provided by law enforcement officials. Arrest does not imply guilt, and criminal charges are merely accusations. A defendant is ...

Charleston schools recognize retirees, years of service  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON (JG-TC) — Staff members who are retiring this year were some of the Charleston school district employees who were recognized at a recent ...

Life in pictures: Photos from Mattoon, Charleston and Central Illinois  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

Devin Philpott, with Philpott Concrete and Excavating of Lerna, uses a broom to apply a broom finish on concrete at the Haven in Mattoon on Tuesday.

Coles County Barbershop Singers participate in convention  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

COLES COUNTY -- It was 1943 when the first State of Illinois Barbershop Singing Convention was held in Galesburg. Recently, the Coles County Barbershop ...

Highland ends Mattoon's season | High-school  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

HIGHLAND — The Mattoon football team was able to give undefeated Highland one of its toughest halves of the season.

Young Tri-County hoping to be strong in skill positions  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

OAKLAND -- Brian Anderson, a 1999 graduate of Oakland inherits nine returning lettermen from a 4-5 football team. Anderson replaces Casey Pinnell, who is ...

Rotary salutes Top 10 CHS seniors  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- The Charleston Rotary Club hosted the Top 10 Academic students from the Charleston High School Class of 2016 on Tuesday, according to a ...

James Bennett | Obituaries  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- James Gordon Bennett, 97, of Charleston died Monday (Oct. 1, 2018) at Hilltop Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center.

Mattoon, Charleston area 2018 Jefferson Award winners announced  Journal Gazette / Times-Courier

MATTOON -- Seven Mattoon and Charleston area residents have been chosen as Jefferson Awards for Public *Service* honorees for 2018.

Charleston boys golf wins 2A state title  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

NORMAL — What the Charleston boys' golf team did on Saturday left head coach Randy Harpster speechless.

Young entrepreneurs present their businesses at trade show  Journal Gazette / Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- Nearly 20 entrepreneurs from Coles County high schools presented their products and services to potential customers during a trade show ...

Gisinger named new Arcola boys basketball coach  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

ARCOLA -- For the first time since 2006-07 Arcola boys' basketball program is going to have a head coach that is not an Arcola grad. However, he is a graduate.

Hazel Dell man killed, Casey woman injured in motorcycle crash  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

WILLIAMSPORT, Ind. -- A Hazel Dell man was killed and a Casey woman was injured as a result of their motorcycle being hit by a truck Thursday afternoon in ...

Charleston softball looks to take next step  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON — The Charleston softball team was young last season and while they made some youthful mistakes here and there, the Trojans still finished the ...

Charles Washburn Sr.  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CASEY -- Charles E. “Chuck” Washburn Sr., 79, of Casey, IL passed away 10:55 PM Sunday, July 22, 2018 in Heartland Manor at Casey, IL.

Lady Trojans track full of talent  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON — The Charleston girls track team is a bit low on numbers this season with 19 athletes on the roster. Those 19 athletes bring a good amount of ...

Mascoutah jumps out to early lead, beats Mattoon  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MASCOUTAH — By the end of the first quarter, the Mattoon football team found itself in a two-touchdown hole to Mascoutah. The game never really got any ...

Charleston softball is young but talented | High-school  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON — The Charleston High School softball team only has two seniors on its roster, so the Trojans have to rely on a number of freshmen and ...

Driver hurt in scooter crash near Lerna  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

LERNA -- A scooter driver was injured in an accident at a curve on Lincoln Highway Road on Thursday morning.

Big third quarter leads to Mattoon win | Football  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON — Mattoon seemed to be in control right away. The Green Wave scored 14 points, piled up 169 yards and held Lincoln to negative -4 yards of total ...

Illinois Fall Trout Season opens Oct. 20 | Announcements |  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

SPRINGFIELD -- The 2018 Illinois Fall Trout Fishing Season opens on Oct. 20 at 57 ponds, lakes, and streams throughout the state.

Fundraising effort halfway toward new CHS band uniforms  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- Along with horns and drums, the Charleston High School Marching Trojans need some additional gear these days, band Director Laney Cruit ...

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