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Charleston County School of the Arts Receives Rare Invitation to Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic

The Charleston County School of the Arts (SOA) Symphony String Orchestra is the first South Carolina orchestra in 36 years to receive an invitation to attend the ...

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.

Mary Margaret Cooper | Obituaries  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON — Mary Margaret Cooper, age 87 of San Antonio, Texas, and formerly of the Charleston-Ashmore area, went to her Heavenly Home on Sunday, ...

Charleston High School flag corps win state title  Journal Gazette / Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- It was a true team effort that helped bring a state championship to the Charleston High School flag corps.

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.

2 members of Charleston High School dance squad to perform in New Year's parade in Italy  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- Jayden Jensen and Jarrett Sims are understandably excited to be able to show off their dancing skills in a big city New Year's Day parade.

Police conduct search at Charleston High School | Local  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- Police conducted what was a called a precautionary search of Charleston High School on Tuesday morning.

'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.

Charleston High School's Maximum Forte set for international competition  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- After their best finish ever last year, Charleston High School's Maximum Forte returns to an international competition on Saturday.

Charleston High School Maximum Forte moving on in international competition  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON — Charleston High School's a capella group, Maximum Forte, will be moving on to the semifinals of an international competition after their ...

The Charleston school board is voting on academic improvement plans tonight. Here's what to expect.  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- Plans for three schools to meet state academic requirements are set for approval during today's Charleston school board meeting.

Set hours help Charleston High School clothing pantry better serve students  Journal Gazette / Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- It's always been there for a student who might not have a coat to wear during cold weather.

School board OKs 'competency-based' pilot program for CHS  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON — A pilot program said to be designed around personalized learning for high school students got the OK from the Charleston school board ...

Fields Church in Mattoon opening location in Charleston | Faith and Values  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- The Fields Church in Mattoon plans to open a new location in Charleston to offer its weekend services and children's programming to more of ...

CHS group conducts donation drive for HOPE | Local  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- Bags and boxes filled with household items, games and more covered a good part of the floor of the classroom at Charleston High School.

Charleston High School annual international concert set for Thursday  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- The annual internationally themed concert by the Charleston High School band and choruses is set for today.

Charleston school district might buy Twice Is Nice building  Journal Gazette / Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- A former consignment store location would be used for storage if a sale to the Charleston school district is finalized, a district official says.

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 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.

Illinois high school football conferences to be a thing of the past in 2021  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

BLOOMINGTON — In a drastic change to high school football in the state, Illinois High School Association member schools approved a plan to eliminate football ...

Charleston's undefeated season ends with sectional loss to Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

The Trojans' win streak ends at 29 with a 62-60 loss to Sacred Heart-Griffin in the Class 3A sectional semifinals.

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 ...

Mattoon, Charleston ready for wrestling sectional | Wrestling  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MAHOMET — Eight Mattoon and three Charleston wrestlers are set to compete in the Illinois High School Association Class 2A sectional which is to start at 5 ...

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 ...

Charleston escapes to championship game  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON — Nothing comes easy in this holiday tournament.

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.

Photos: Charleston vs. Tri-County Girls Basketball, Charleston Holiday Tournament 12/28/18  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

Charleston's Shae Littleford, right, looks to pass around Tri-County's Kiersten Price-Wilson, left, at Charleston High School in Charleston on Friday.

AREA BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Mattoon beats Charleston in final seconds  Herald & Review

CHARLESTON – The jersey-clad Mattoon student section moshed around the upper concourse of Baker Gym, chanting the name of Friday's hero while leaning ...

CHS PRESS: CHS Presents "The Music Man" | Lifestyles  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

This year, the spring musical is Meredith Wilson's "The Music Man." Junior Chase Bosler, who is playing the roles of a school board member and a salesman, ...

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 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.

Charleston is butterfly capital of Illinois, according to one group  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- The Urban Butterfly Initiative, a locally-based community *service* organization, has designated Charleston as the butterfly capital of Illinois.

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.

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.

Reporter barred from Coles County court hearing regarding juvenile accused of making threats  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- A teen accused of threatening other students in December was in Coles County court for a hearing Friday, but a JG-TC reporter was ejected ...

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.

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 ...

Casey-Westfield pulls away from Charleston in second half wins 77-42  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CASEY-- Charleston trailed Casey-Westfield just 34-28 at the half of Tuesday's non-conference boys' basketball game on Bob Durham Court. The Warriors, the ...

Jarrell files to run again for Charleston school board; Miller bows out  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- A former Charleston school board member will likely replace the board's longest serving member after next year's election.

Everything you need to know at Christmas in the Heart of Charleston  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- Christmas in the Heart of Charleston, a longstanding city holiday tradition, is on the horizon for another 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.

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 Area Chamber of Commerce has new president  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- The president and CEO position at the Charleston Area Chamber of Commerce has remained vacant for several months, but the search for a ...

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.

Arthur Corbin | Obituaries  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON — Arthur Allen Corbin, age 86 of Charleston, Illinois, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at Carle Foundation ...

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 ...

CHS speech team members qualify for sectional | Local  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- Four members of the Charleston High School speech team qualified for sectional competition in individual events during Saturday's regional ...

Charleston boys golf finishes 3rd at Prep Tour Showcase  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

LASALLE — The Charleston boys golf team finished in third place at the Illinois High School Showcase on Friday.

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' ...

Larry Irby | Obituaries  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. ...

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's defense leads to 24th straight win | High School Basketball  Herald & Review

CHARLESTON-- In the first 4:22 it looked like Charleston would force a running clock as they led 17-0. However, that was not the case as the Trojans struggled ...

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 ...

BOYS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Charleston defeats Newton | High School Basketball  Herald & Review

CHARLESTON – It's semester exams week at Charleston High School.

Mary Williams  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 ...

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.

BOYS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Mahomet-Seymour controls Charleston | Basketball  Herald & Review

CHARLESTON — In the opinion of Charleston boys basketball coach Blain Mayhall, the Trojans haven't shown the effort required to win a game in the past two ...

Coles County schools among those confronting teacher shortage  Journal Gazette / Times-Courier

MATTOON – It has been a plight schools in Coles County and other neighboring counties have voiced for several years now: the shortage of teachers in Illinois ...

CHS threat suspect scheduled for hearing in April  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- A Charleston High School student accused of making threats toward fellow teenagers will return to court next month.

Charleston's Elizabeth Buescher signs with Lake Land College  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON – Elizabeth Buescher is continuing the Charleston High School to Lake Land College basketball trend, and, well, there wasn't much doubt in her ...

Charleston's Robert Rardin signs to golf at Illinois-Springfield  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON – Robert Rardin had his mind made up. He was going to golf at Franklin College in Indiana, and it was, essentially, finalized.

Charleston trio signs with EIU golf  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON — Ben Lanman, Preston Smith and Keegan Gowin were all part of a special senior class for the Charleston boys' golf team along with Robert ...

Garrett takes over as Charleston's athletic director | High-school  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON — The Charleston school district was in a bit of a bind. It was almost August and Charleston High School didn't have an athletic director for the ...

Rita Wright | Obituaries  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, ...

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.

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 ...

Board to vote on CHS science lab work bid  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- Work to renovate the science labs at Charleston High School will apparently cost less than first expected.

Michael Wright  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

WINCHESTER -- Michael Don “Cody” Wright, 62 of Winchester passed away January 2, 2019 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield after a six year hard ...

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.

Community remembers Charleston High School student | Top Stories  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 ...

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 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 ...

International Concert to be held at CHS | Announcements  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- The annual Charleston High School band and chorus International Concert is at 7 p.m. tonight (Thursday) in Baker Gym.

BUSINESS BRIEFS | Local  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- West & Company, LLC has announced that John W. Rear, CPA, has joined the firm's Mattoon office as a staff accountant. According to a press ...

Charleston Rotary learns about Eastern Illinois University international student office  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- Mutombo Kabasele, the assistant dean for international education at Eastern Illinois University, recently spoke to the Charleston Rotary Club ...

CHS clothing pantry helps students in need  Journal Gazette / Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- After one of her students got in trouble, Charleston High School teacher aide Loretta Phillips took him to the school assistant principal.

Rotary exchange student tells Charleston club about his home country  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- Philip Holmstrom of Sweden is this school year's Rotary Youth Exchange student in Charleston.

Nevarez-Barron, Stranz running for Coles County Board seat  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- Work on communicating with the public is the top priority mentioned by two Coles County Board candidates running in a Charleston board ...

Maureen Ankenbrand | Obituaries  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 ...

Eastern Illinois University's new registrar sees value in relationships  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- Eastern Illinois University named Brad Bennington as its new registrar.

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 ...

CHS PRESS: CHS competes in group interpretation with "Nunsense"  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

On March 16th, the Charleston High School Group Interpretation cast performed at the Illinois High School Association sectionals. CHS was one of ten high ...

Charles Witters | Obituaries  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

SCOTTSVILLE, Ariz. -- Charles Worth (Chuck) Witters, 72, passed away in Scottsville, AZ early Christmas morning. He joined other members of his immediate ...

Charleston Robotics Team to compete against national, international teams  KFVS

CHARLESTON, MO (KFVS) - A team of bright young students are headed to the Arkansas Rock City Regional to show off their tech skills. The Charleston High ...

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.

Mervin Lee | Obituaries  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 ...

Judge reverses ruling on barring reporter from Coles juvenile hearing  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- A judge now says news media will be allowed to cover a Coles County juvenile court case following his review of juvenile law.

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.

Note found at high school no threat, Charleston officials say  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON (JG-TC) -- A shredded note, which included a sketch of and mention of a gun, found Tuesday afternoon in a bathroom at Charleston High School ...

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 ...

CHS’ Maximum Forte finishes 3rd at quarterfinals  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- The Charleston High School Advanced Chamber Ensemble, Maximum Forte, took third-place honors at the 2018 ICHSA Midwest Quarterfinals ...

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 ...

Keefe named Charleston Middle School principal | News  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON (JG-TC) -- The school board voted Wednesday evening to transfer Charleston High School Assistant Principal Tim Keefe to the Charleston ...

Russell Waltrip | Obituaries  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON, IL -- Russell Eugene Waltrip, age 90 of Charleston, went to his Heavenly Home on Saturday, August 11, 2018. Graveside Services and Military ...

Charleston's Keagan Brady overcomes doubt to sign with Lake Land College baseball  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

Keagan Brady remembers a time last summer where questions arose about his chances of continuing his baseball career past high school. The Charleston ...

Ritchey set to join Charleston school board  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- Working with the Charleston school district through some tough financial times helped convince Eva Ritchey that she wanted to do more.

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 ...

Former CHS teacher remembered at celebration of her life  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- Nell Wiseman was a passionate, caring and energetic teacher and friend until the end.

Trojan wrestling looks at individual success  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON — The Charleston High School wrestling team only has eight wrestlers out, but coach John Hansen likes the talent he has on the team. So his ...

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 ...

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