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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.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

Charles Witters  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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Charleston escapes to championship game  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON — Nothing comes easy in this holiday tournament.

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.

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 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 ...

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 ...

Frances Elizabeth Rhodes Fruth | Obituaries  WV News

Frances Elizabeth Rhodes Fruth of Point Pleasant, WV finished a long and amazing life on January 21, 2019. She was born on August 2, 1928 to the late ...

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

Mr. Nathan Hinote is also new to the English department; he previously taught in Crawfordsville, Indiana. He decided to come work at CHS because it 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 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 ...

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'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' ...

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 ...

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.

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  Herald & Review

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

Rotary completes $30,000 technology gift to schools  Journal Gazette / Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- The Charleston Rotary Club recently presented a $10000 check to the Charleston school district to complete a three-year $30000 commitment ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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 lack effort in loss  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 ...

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 ...

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, 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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

CHS Interact Club wraps up busy year  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- Cara Wheeler, adviser for the Charleston High School Interact Club and an honorary Charleston Rotary Club member, recently gave a brief ...

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 ...

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, ...

3 arrested after disturbance reported during high school basketball game  KFVS

Three teens were arrested after a disturbance call at the Charleston High School during a basketball game Friday, Jan. 4.

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 ...

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.

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.

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. ...

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 ...

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.

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

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

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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

CHARLESTON-- First-semester honor rolls have been announced 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.

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 ...

Lady Trojans cruise in region opener  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- As the top-seeded team in the Class 3A sectional, the Charleston softball team did exactly what it was supposed to do in the region semifinal ...

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 ...

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

A student lights another's candle for a symbolic march on Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the Eastern Illinois University campus in Charleston. The march, in a way ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Photos: IHSA State Golf Finals looks and feels like December ️  Bloomington Pantagraph

A cold weather start followed with heavy snowfall made the IHSA State Golf Championship at three area golf courses look like snowbird golf.

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 ...

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 high School class of 1958 reunion | Lifestyles  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

The Charleston High School class of 1958 held its 55th reunion during the weekend of Oct. 11-13, culminating with a Saturday evening dinner at the Charleston ...

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 ...

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.

Everyday Hero: Michael Minner  KFVS

As an art teacher at Charleston High School, Minner knows a thing or two about creating something from nothing.

Free online classes may be coming to rural Missouri schools  KFVS

Students at schools in rural parts of Southeast Missouri could soon have access to free online classes through a new program recently approved by state ...

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 ...

Charleston goes 2-0 at own tourney, Tri-County 1-1  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON — The Charleston girls basketball team went 2-0 to begin the 25th Annual Charleston Holiday Tournament, and Tri-County went 1-1 on ...

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.

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 ...

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 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 ...

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.

CHS Press: Charleston High School cheerleading begins  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

Practicing in a non- air conditioned gym may not be ideal but the 2014-15 Varsity and JV Cheer Teams have dedication. Both teams practice every Tuesday and ...

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 ...

Hansen takes over Charleston wrestling program  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- It's been 15 years since John Hansen's last served as a wrestling coach, but he already knows what style he wants to bring to the Charleston ...

Charleston boys to build from state experience  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON – With a 200-meter dash state qualifier from last spring and a state qualifying cross country team from last fall, Charleston has the makings of a ...

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.

Jordan Holly  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- Jordan L. Holly, 16, of Charleston, Illinois passed away in a tragic car accident on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. She was born on April 14, 2001 and ...

Enshrinement time for Randy Harpster  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON — A two-point loss in the state quarterfinals ended Steve Ziebka's seventh grade basketball season. He scored two points and, according to his ...

Charleston softball is young but talented  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 ...

Former Trojan Hussey takes over tennis program  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON — Sean Hussey knows what it's like to be a part of the Charleston High School boys' tennis program.

John Lowey  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- John R. Lowey, 81 of Mattoon, IL passed away at 6:35 P.M. on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at Odd Fellow Rebekah Home in Mattoon, IL.

Charleston Driving Range to celebrate 25th anniversary  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.

Ron Phillips  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

TOLEDO -- Ronald D. Phillips, of Toledo, Illinois, passed away at 8:30 AM on July 13, 2018 at his home, surrounded by his family.

Numbers down for Charleston wrestling  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 ...

Hanner officially hired as CHS coach | Sports  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON — For the second year in a row, the Charleston High School football team will have a new head coach.

Donald Gose  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- Donald Austin Gose, age 75, of Mattoon passed away at 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at his residence.

Charleston students participate in music festival  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- Charleston Middle School and Charleston High School band and choral students participated in the Illinois Music Educators Association ...

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