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Briefs: Charleston boys and girls golf meeting August 12  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

Charleston boys and girls golf meeting on August 12. Girls and boys wanting to be on the Charleston High School Girls or Boys Golf Team should attend an ...



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.



Jo Ann Cooley | Obituaries  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- Jo Ann Cooley, age 91 of Charleston, went to her Heavenly Home on Friday, August 2, 2019. The Memorial *Service*, honoring and celebrating ...



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.



'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.



Jeffery Eugene Cougill | Obituaries  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- Jeffery Eugene Cougill, age 64 of Charleston, went to walk with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 while at Carle Foundation ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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 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.



Briefs: Dates for three Charleston sports camps set  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

Lady Trojan Basketball Camp dates set. CHARLESTON -- The Charleston girls basketball camp is set for May 29-31 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Charleston High ...



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 ...



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 school board to vote on new teachers contract  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- A new contract for Charleston School District teachers is set for final approval.



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, ...



Jefferson Elementary leaders honored by Rotary | Education | jg-tc.com  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- Seven students have been selected as the recipients for this year's Jefferson Elementary School Leadership Awards.



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 PRESS: New teachers at CHS | Education  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 High School semester honors | Education  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- Second semester honors at Charleston High School have been announced.



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 ...



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 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.



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 ...



WHAT'S HAPPENING: CHS Class of 1964 reunion; Class of 1958 dinner | Entertainment  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON — The Charleston High School Class of 1964 will meet for their 55th class reunion the weekend of Friday and Saturday, July 19-20.



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."



James Jeffrey Drake | Obituaries  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, ...



Coles County Truck Convoy to help Make-A-Wish Illinois  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON — A convoy of more than 100 big trucks will travel from Charleston to Mattoon and back Saturday afternoon to help raise money for granting wishes ...



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 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.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



CHS drill team qualifies for state | Local  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.



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.



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  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 ...



Jefferson Elementary holds annual geography bee | Announcements  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- Jefferson Elementary School on Charleston recently held its annual geography bee. There were eight students who represented their ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Charleston trio signs with EIU golf | Eastern  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 ...



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 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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Marty Pattin | Obituaries  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 PRESS: New school year, new secretaries | Education  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.



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

SHELBYVILLE — Joseph D. Denton, 50, of Shelbyville, IL, passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2019.



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

CHARLESTON – Zach Finley needed just one response.



Health issue cause of death for man found behind Mattoon bar  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- The death of an Arcola man who was found deceased Friday evening behind a business in Mattoon has been attributed to natural causes.



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

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



Alice Shawver | Obituaries  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- Alice Shawver, age 94 of Charleston, passed away on May 9, 2019 while in Ft. Myers, Florida.



Trojans lack effort in loss | High-school  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 ...



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..



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. ...



Lady Trojans make improvements from last season | High-school  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 ...



Barbershop singers Golden Anniversary June 8 | Community  Shelbyville Daily Union

At 4 PM on Saturday, June 8th, the 30 man Coles County Barbershop Chorus will present their 50th Annual Summer Show in the Dvorak Concert Hall on the ...



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, 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 ...



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 ...



Charleston students attend music conference | Local  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 ...



ENGAGEMENT: Kevin Senior and Sohm Kapila | Announcements  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

LOS ANGELES -- Cathy Senior of Charleston announces the engagement of her son, Kevin Senior, to Sohm Kapila, both of Los Angeles. He is the son of the ...



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



Charleston boys golf look to defend state title  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

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



GALLERY: Charleston's Shae Littleford | Sports | jg-tc.com  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

The Charleston girls basketball team improved to 29-0 and won its second straight Class 3A regional championship Thursday, beating Champaign Central ...



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 ...



Parents seek answers after Charleston substitute teacher's arrest  FOX Illinois

A substitute teacher for the Charleston Community Unit School District was arrested Thursday on a warrant out of Texas. Adrian Rivas, 39, was arrested just ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



Girls basketball: South Charleston shrugs off slow start, drops George Washington in sectional final  Charleston Gazette-Mail

The way George Washington stormed out to a big lead Friday night, a lot of teams might have just given up right there. But South Charleston isn't like most ...



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 ...



Trojan wrestling looks at individual success | High-school  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 ...



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



Mattoon, Charleston teams perform at IDTA state finals  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

SPRINGFIELD (JG-TC) -- Students from the Mattoon and Charleston school districts competed on Saturday at the Illinois Drill Team Association state finals at the ...



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 ...



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, ...



Prep football: Rosters announced for North-South Classic  Charleston Gazette-Mail

The Kanawha Valley has seven players listed for the South as the West Virginia Athletic Coaches Association announced the rosters for the WCHS-TV/Fox-11 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



CHS class of 1979 holds reunion | Lifestyles  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- Members of the Charleston High School Class of 1979 celebrated their 35-year reunion on July 25-27 in Charleston with social gatherings and ...



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.



Numbers down for Charleston wrestling | High-school | jg-tc.com  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON – Fourteen wrestlers. That is the entire turnout for Charleston this season at least for now as co-coach Tyler Hanner's invitations and in-school ...



Charleston's Oakley earns All-State status | High-school | jg-tc.com  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

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



Landrus honored as a Trojan great | Baseball | jg-tc.com  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON — During his high school career, Derrick Landrus looked up to Charleston High School graduates Jeff Gossett, Jeff Gueldner, Stan Royer and ...



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 ...



Charleston girls tennis goes through a rebuild | Sports | jg-tc.com  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.



Charleston Public Library to hold adult winter reading program  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- Join the Charleston Carnegie Public Library for its upcoming adult winter read program, "Blizzard of Books."



Exchange Club awards scholarship to MHS seniors | Education  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- The Exchange Club of Mattoon recently held its annual scholarship breakfast where four seniors from Mattoon Senior High School were each was ...



Charleston XC low on numbers, but plenty of talent  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON — The numbers for the cross country teams aren't where Charleston cross country coaches Brian Oakley or John McInerney would want them to ...



Charleston Driving Range to celebrate 25th anniversary | Business  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- The Charleston Driving Range has been serving the Coles County community for 25 years, and officials at the range plan to celebrate.



Charleston girls soccer moves up to 2A | High-school  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON — The last two seasons, Champaign St. Thomas More ended Charleston's season in the Class 1A regional playoffs. Last year St. Thomas More ...



CHS speech team members attend camp | Local  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON (JG-TC) -- Three members of the Charleston High School speech team attended a summer speech camp to help them prepare for the upcoming ...



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

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



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