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Alice Shawver | Obituaries | jg-tc.com  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- Alice Shawver, age 94 of Charleston, passed away on May 9, 2019 while in Ft. Myers, Florida. Visitation will be held from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. on ...



Donna Jean McDevitt | Obituaries | jg-tc.com  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON — Donna Jean McDevitt, age 66 of rural Charleston, passed away on Monday, June 10, 2019 and is now in a better place. A visitation will be ...



Charleston High School student arrested for threats | Local | jg-tc.com  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.



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 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 ...



'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.



Teen arrested for Charleston High School threat  FOX Illinois

INCIDENT: Charleston High School Safety IssueLOCATION: Charleston High SchoolOn Monday, 12/03/18, at approximately 7:45 a. m. , school officials at the ...



Rotary salutes the Top 10 students in CHS Class of 2019  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON — The top 10 academic students in the Charleston High School Class of 2019 were honored Tuesday at a luncheon hosted by the Charleston ...



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.



Congrats Grads: Celebrating the Class of 2019! | | jg-tc.com  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

Whether it's a high school or college graduation, we're celebrating the Class of 2019. While these are just a few that were submitted, we enjoyed seeing the ...



Police conduct search at Charleston High School | Local | jg-tc.com  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

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



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.



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.



CHS performances of 'The Music Man' begin Wednesday  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- Masquerading band instructor Harold Hill's exploits in River City will once again take to the stage with the Charleston High School ...



Briefs: Pat Perry baseball camp dates set  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

Pat Perry baseball camp dates set. Pat Perry's Summer Baseball Camp will be held next week at Shelbyville's Forest Park. It runs from May 28-31 from 9 a.m. to ...



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.



Charleston school district moving to competency-based education  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- While a new teaching approach was fine with Charleston High School freshman Shannon Corray, she noticed some of her classmates had to ...



Charleston school board approves emotional disabilities program for middle school  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON — Providing a "continuum" of services was the stated benefit of a special education program for middle school students with emotional ...



Charleston High School's Maximum Forte takes part in international competition  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON — The high school's Maximum Forte did not place in the semifinals of the international competition over the weekend.



Students recognized at annual Charleston High School awards ceremony  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- The Charleston High School seniors who had the highest grade-point averages of the Class of 2019 were among those recognized during the ...



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 ...



East Central Reporter  East Central Reporter

Mattoon Community Unit School District 2 Board of Education met Feb. 12. Here is the minutes provided by the board: The meeting was called to order by ...



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, ...



CHS PRESS: New teachers at CHS | Education | jg-tc.com  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 ...



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 escapes to championship game | High-school  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON — Nothing comes easy in this holiday tournament.



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 Middle School students research Freedom Summer | Education  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- For Eden Shain, it was an interesting learning experience but still seemed "weird."



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 ...



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.



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.



James Jeffrey Drake | Obituaries | jg-tc.com  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- James Jeffrey Drake, age 53 of Charleston, was united with his father and brother, and the angels and saints in heaven, on Monday, May 13, ...



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.



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.



CHS PRESS: CHS students attend Biology FebFest at EIU  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

On February 15th, students from Charleston High School attended the Eastern Illinois University Biology FebFest. This trip was promoted through the Science ...



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.



Student to represent Charleston Middle School in state geography bee  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- For Annabel Wehrle, it came down to a good calculation about bodies of water in the Middle East.



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. Freshmen. High honors: Aly Abou Zaid, Patience ...



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.



Cheyenne Hunter earns Girl Scout Gold Award | Education | jg-tc.com  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois is pleased to announce that Cheyenne Hunter from Charleston has earned the Girl Scout Gold Award— the ...



Lady Trojans set sights on sectionals again | High-school | jg-tc.com  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.



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 school foundation awards annual grants | Education | jg-tc.com  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- A project to provide more reading choices for high school students topped the list of grants this year from the Charleston school district's ...



Mattoon High School shooting -- 1 year later | Local | jg-tc.com  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 ...



Richard Lee Sherman | Obituaries | jg-tc.com  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- Richard Lee Sherman, age 75 of Charleston, passed away on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. The Graveside ...



Charleston school board to having hearing on holiday waivers  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON — The Charleston School District plans to address a state requirement Wednesday in order to have attendance on some state holidays.



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, Mattoon residents named as 2019 Jefferson Award winners  Journal Gazette / Times-Courier

MATTOON — Local examples of volunteerism and other contributions to the community will again be recognized with the annual Jefferson Awards for public ...



Charleston trio signs with EIU golf | Eastern | jg-tc.com  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 ...



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 ...



More restaurants: Charleston City Council candidates see paths to attract business  Journal Gazette / Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- Four candidates. Two Seats. Voters will have a slate of Charleston City Council veterans and prospects to choose on April 2. Incumbents Tim ...



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 ...



Charleston school board to consider student leadership program  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- The Charleston School District plans to extend a student leadership initiative by adopting a program to help with goal-setting and other ...



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.



By finding a home in Charleston, Regan Bollant finds one for her college basketball career  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON – Regan Bollant arrived in Charleston in 2017, pestered by the uncertainty over the final two years of her high school basketball career and how ...



Charleston 8th-graders volunteer in local community service projects  Journal Gazette / Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- The work Charleston Middle School students took part in Tuesday was as much a statement on the up-and-coming generation as it was a ...



Garrett takes over as Charleston's athletic director | High-school | jg-tc.com  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 ...



Arthur Corbin | Obituaries | jg-tc.com  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 | High-school | jg-tc.com  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 ...



Mattoon tops Charleston on Jaydon Noe's buzzer-beater  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

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



Marty Pattin | Obituaries | jg-tc.com  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 ...



CHS drill team qualifies for state | Local | jg-tc.com  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, Mattoon Jefferson Awards recipients honored for public service  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON — Six Coles County residents were presented with local Jefferson Awards on Wednesday for their public *service*, ranging from building homes and ...



CHS PRESS: New school year, new secretaries | Education | jg-tc.com  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.



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 ...



Eastern Illinois University Choral Ensembles to present Valentine's Day-themed concert  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- The Eastern Illinois University Department of Music is set to present "Before the Dawn" on Sunday at 4 p.m..



Trojans lack effort in loss | High-school | jg-tc.com  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

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 ...



Green Wave have big trip to Taylorville | High-school | jg-tc.com  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- Just like last week, and the week before it and the week before that, Friday's game will be another key step in determining the Apollo Conference ...



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 ...



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 ...



CHS clothing pantry helps students in need | Local | jg-tc.com  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.



Charleston's Littleford invited to Adidas camp | High-school | jg-tc.com  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' ...



Coles Together hears about school competency-based education plans  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON — Members of Coles County's economic development organization heard on Tuesday how local schools are taking a new approach to help ...



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 ...



Charleston board OKs second assistant superintendent | Local | jg-tc.com  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 ...



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

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



Charleston's Maya Caltry to play soccer at DePauw  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

Josh Garrett delivered an audacious and perhaps slightly ludicrous message to John and Amy Caltry a few years ago after watching their daughter, Maya, play ...



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 ...



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.



Charles Witters | Obituaries | jg-tc.com  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 ...



Michael Wright | Obituaries  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 ...



Joseph D. Denton | Obituaries | jg-tc.com  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

SHELBYVILLE — Joseph D. Denton, 50, of Shelbyville, IL, passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, ...



Maureen Ankenbrand | Obituaries | jg-tc.com  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 ...



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 ...



Trojans set sights on making the playoffs | High-school | jg-tc.com  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 ...



Charleston's Zach Finley signs with Vincennes | Sports | jg-tc.com  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON – Zach Finley needed just one response.



Entertainment listings, June 6-13, 2019  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

URBANA FIRST FRIDAYS. What: First Fridays at Rose Bowl includes The Red Herring Vegetarian Restaurant from 6-8 p.m. serving up some vegan delight.



Keefe named Charleston Middle School principal | News | jg-tc.com  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 ...



Charleston students attend music conference | Local | jg-tc.com  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 ...



For Charleston's Dayton Black, flying planes and pole vaulting go hand in hand  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON — One of Dayton Black's college endeavors runs in his family. Another is decidedly a foreign concept to his entire family and all his friends.



Charleston boys track becoming more competitive | High-school | jg-tc.com  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 ...



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 schools recognize retirees, years of service | Features  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 ...



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.



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 ...



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, ...



AREA GIRLS BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Shae Littleford is more than the scouting report  Herald & Review

CHARLESTON — Shae Littleford hears the words. She hears the barking from the bleachers as parents and fans implore opposing players to notice the obvious ...



CHS' Maximum Forte finishes 3rd at quarterfinals | Announcements  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 ...



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.



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