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Emily Mae Marsland | Obituaries  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

WINDSOR — Emily Mae Marsland, 86, of Windsor, IL passed away at 3:05 a.m. on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at home.



Delbert Dean Dunn | Obituaries  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- Delbert Dean Dunn, age 99 of Mattoon, Illinois, passed peacefully on Saturday, July 20, 2019 while at Brookstone Estates in Charleston, with ...



Mattoon High School to close Monday for teacher Mary Nolan's funeral  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- The school district has announced that Mattoon High School will temporarily close on Monday so that students and staff may attend funeral ...



Mattoon High School students learning to heal one year after shooting  Journal Gazette / Times-Courier

MATTOON -- On Sept. 20, 2017, a student brought a gun to the Mattoon High School cafeteria in an attempt to shoot another student and potentially more.



Hero teacher during Mattoon High School shooting awarded internationally given medal  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON — The local hero known for subduing the teen responsible for the Mattoon High School shooting on Sept. 20, 2017, has been recognized for actions ...



Mattoon High School shooter's ex-girlfriend tells of challenges for friends, family  Journal Gazette / Times-Courier

MATTOON — The ex-girlfriend of a student convicted of firing a gun last year in the Mattoon High School cafeteria, injuring one, said she's being harassed ...



Mattoon district mourning loss of high school English teacher Mary Nolan  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- The school district is mourning the loss of Mattoon High School English teacher Mary Nolan.



HONOR ROLL: Mattoon High School | Education | jg-tc.com  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

Mattoon High School. High Honor Roll. Fourth Quarter. Freshmen: Faith Alvis, Ephraim Annis, Chase Armstrong, Cooper Bergstrom, Ava Bowen, Andrew ...



Accused Mattoon High School shooter sentenced to juvenile justice facility  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- Admitting to a charge in the wake of the Sept. 20, 2017, shooting at Mattoon High School has led to now-15-year-old Josiah Lyons being ...



Mattoon Strong: 1 year after the Mattoon High School shooting  WAND

MATTOON, Ill. (WAND) - "9-1-1. What's your emergency?" One year ago today, calls poured into the dispatch center from terrified students hiding under desks, ...



Mattoon School administration getting personnel shakeup | Education  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- There will be some movement at the administrative level at the Mattoon School District.



Panel on Mattoon High School shooting PTSD canceled  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON --A scheduled panel discussion on identifying and managing post-traumatic stress disorder caused by the Mattoon High School shooting and other ...



Mattoon teen designs Coles County Make-A-Wish convoy T-shirt  Journal Gazette / Times-Courier

MATTOON — Recent Mattoon High School graduate Isabelle Whitney has designed fundraising T-shirts that are being sold as part of the June 29 Coles County ...



Mattoon High School Hall of Fame Society inducts Class of 2018 members  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- The Mattoon High School Hall of Fame Society recently inducted its Class of 2018 at Mattoon High School. Four MHS graduates were honored ...



Deadline approaching for Mattoon High School students to complete Community Foundation scholarships  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- The deadline to apply for scholarships through Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation is Thursday, Feb. 14 (the Michael Alan Fuller ...



REUNIONS | Local  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

VINCENNES, Ind. -- The Dunlap reunion will be held Saturday, May 18, starting at 10 a.m. at the Gregg Park and Shelter in Vincennes, Ind. Pioneer William ...



UPDATE: Mattoon High School shooting suspect admits to crime  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

MATTOON — The Mattoon High School student accused of opening fire almost a year ago in the cafeteria has pleaded guilty in juvenile court to aggravated ...



Mattoon High School 1 of 3 add name to caption  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

Students not pictured: Justin Anderson, Adam Briggs, Lakoda Bullard, Cailin Burnett, Moises Chavez, Dylan Clark, Keaton Croft, India Cunningham, Zoe ...



Longtime Mattoon teacher passes away  newschannel20.com

A teacher with Mattoon Community Unit School District 2 has passed away. English teacher Mary Nolan passed away this week. Mattoon School District says ...



Mattoon school's 1st Teacher Chase foot race draws crowd  Journal Gazette / Times-Courier

MATTOON — The inaugural Teacher Chase footrace brought a large crowd of runners and walkers to Williams Elementary School and the adjacent ...



Mattoon Junior Firecracker Classic starts Friday; Mattoon Post 88 seniors in tourney at Eastern Illinois University  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- The 12th annual Mattoon Junior American Legion Post 88 Firecracker Classic will be Friday through Sunday at Grimes Field in Peterson Park and ...



Mattoon district to offer tuition-based preschool program  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- Franklin School will have a tuition-based program for the next school year that will also serve as a hands-on instructional piece of a Mattoon High ...



Mattoon's Jack Pilson, seeking to pave his own path, signs with Lehigh football  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

With new horizons in mind, Mattoon's quarterback emailed his film and bio to college football programs around the country.



Teacher who subdued Mattoon High School student gunman recalls the shooting  Chicago Tribune

When a longtime Mattoon High School teacher saw a student raise a gun in the crowded cafeteria, she said that one thought came to mind: “You're not going to ...



New Mattoon High School security system installed | Local | jg-tc.com  Journal Gazette / Times-Courier

MATTOON -- The new high school camera system that was donated by various businesses in response to the shooting several months ago has been installed.



Teacher's quick response saves lives during Mattoon High School shooting  Chicago Tribune

Officials praised the quick reaction of a high school teacher who subdued a gun-wielding student inside the Mattoon High School cafeteria.



THE LATEST: No foul play suspected; Coroner says Dominic Walker likely drowned  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

DECATUR — The Mattoon teen whose body was pulled from a pond five days after he went missing in Decatur likely died from drowning, and there were no ...



EIASE Adult LIFE Academy settling into new home  Journal Gazette / Times-Courier

MATTOON -- The Eastern Illinois Area Special Education's Adult LIFE Academy has been settling into its new home in the former Mattoon Area Adult Education ...



Mattoon Middle School principal speaks to Kiwanis Club  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- Nathan Pugh was a recent guest speaker at the Kiwanis Club of Mattoon.



Photos: Mattoon High School shooting | Local  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

A shooting at about 11:30 a.m. September 20, 2017 at Mattoon High School has left one wounded student in its wake, and the suspect, a male student, is in ...



Ann J. Norberg | Obituaries  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- Ann J. Norberg, age 72, of Mattoon, IL passed away after a brave battle with cancer at 6:24 PM, Sunday, May 5, 2019 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health ...



School shooter sentenced to juvenile detention | Top Stories  WAND

MATTOON, Ill. (WAND) - A 15-year-old teen who opened fire at Mattoon High School was sentenced to years in juvenile detention at a hearing Thursday.



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 ...



May Senteney | Obituaries  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON — May Senteney, age 97 passed away on March 29, 2019 at her residence at Brookstone Estates, Mattoon, IL.



LISTEN TO THE CHURCH THREAT CALL: Police seek help in identifying caller who made threat against Mattoon church  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON — Police are seeking the public's help identifying an unknown caller who claimed that he had two pipe bombs and an M16 at a Mattoon church on ...



James M. Heldman | Obituaries  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- James M. Heldman, age 48 of Mattoon, IL passed away on May 10, 2019 at 10:25 P.M. in his home. No services are planned. Mitchell-Jerdan ...



Dan Diedrich | Obituaries  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON — Dan Diedrich, age 61 of Mattoon, IL passed away Thursday March 14, 2019 at his residence. A funeral *service* will be held at 1:00 P.M., Monday, ...



Motive in Mattoon High School shooting revealed in court Thursday  WAND

A “very ill boy,” who wanted to “go down shooting," That's how a psychiatrist described the teenager accused of shooting another student at Mattoon High School ...



HONOR ROLL: Mattoon Middle School | Education  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

Mattoon Middle School. High Honor Roll. Fourth Quarter. Sixth grade: Brie Armstrong, Deaiden Arnold, Lucy Barr, Jadyn Bean, Avery Boyer, Hailee Brady, ...



34th annual Senior American Legion Firecracker Classic baseball tournament set to start Thursday  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON — The sound of wooden bats will be heard at Grimes Field, Lake Land College and Mattoon High School starting Thursday at the 34th annual ...



15-year-old Mattoon High School shooting suspect faces possibility of adult sentence  Herald & Review

CHARLESTON — The next court hearing for Mattoon High School shooting suspect Josiah J. Lyons could determine if he'll face the possibility of an adult prison ...



Sara Lou Gass | Obituaries  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON — Sara Lou Gass age 95, of Mattoon passed away on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at home. Funeral services honoring her life will begin at 1:00 p.m. ...



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 ...



Mattoon baseball loses to Robinson, but Jim Schmitz still encouraged  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON — By now, Jim Schmitz knows what he has in his best players. They've been the cogs of Mattoon's 7-1 start to the season, Schmitz's first as the ...



Mattoon High School 2nd quarter honors announced | Announcements  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- Second quarter honor rolls have been announced at Mattoon High School.



Mattoon, Charleston represented on girl's soccer all-Apollo teams  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

Eight total soccer players from Mattoon and Charleston were named to All-Apollo Conference postseason teams.



Mattoon seniors take charge at first practice | High-school | jg-tc.com  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

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



Green Wave look to fill some spots | High-school | jg-tc.com  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- The Mattoon girls' basketball team has some holes to fill this season. Gone from last year's 10-win team are a quality starting point guard (Avery ...



Mattoon goes 2-0; Shelby County goes 1-1 in Firecracker Classic | Sports  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- The second day of the 34th annual Mattoon Post 88 American Legion Firecracker Classic started with Lincoln Post 263 beating Charleston Post 93 ...



Paul E. Welton Sr. | Obituaries  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- Paul E. Welton Sr., age 86, of Mattoon passed away at 10:44 a.m. on Friday, April 12, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.



Joel Cleve Kimery | Obituaries  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- Joel “Joe” Cleve Kimery age 74 passed away at 7:15 a.m. Monday April 22, 2019 at home with his wife, Verita at his side after a long and.



Armstrong's Grooming, Shave Parlor opens in Mattoon | Local | jg-tc.com  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- The new Armstrong's Grooming & Shave Parlor aims to offer clients an old-fashioned barber experience, including hot lather shaves.



Mattoon brothers selected as Coles County Farmer of the Year value family heritage in farming  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON — Setting the stage for the next generation has always been a guiding principle for the two brothers honored as this year's Coles County ...



Gerald E. Spencer | Obituaries  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON — Gerald E. Spencer, age 75, of Charleston went to his heavenly home at 9:00 p.m. on April 20, 2019 surrounded by his loving family at his ...



Mary Nanette Welton | Obituaries  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- Mary Nanette “Nan” Welton, age 90, of Mattoon passed away at 1:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at Copper Creek Cottages.



They're friends, and now they're peaking on the court: Mattoon basketball's seniors key Green Wave resurgence  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON — Jake Ghere paced across the gym, on his way out of practice, and hurled a playful jab at one of his teammates standing a few feet away, ...



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.



Green Wave focused on this year, not last  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON — Last fall was rough on the Mattoon football team. For the first time since the 2011 season, the Green Wave finished with a losing record at 2-7.



Ryan Ghere, a math-teaching basketball lifer, led Mattoon to unforeseen heights  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

The JG-TC Boys Basketball Coach of the Year inherited the job quite by accident, but he is no accidental coach.



Joseph Edward Fuesting | Obituaries  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- Joseph Edward Fuesting, age 58, of Mattoon passed away on May 12, 2019 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Hospital.



Douglas Richard McCullough | Obituaries | jg-tc.com  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON — Douglas Richard McCullough, age 62, of Medina, Tennessee passed away at 6:35 p.m. on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at Jackson Madison County ...



Mattoon High School Class of 2017 | Lifestyles | jg-tc.com  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

These students were not pictured or named in the JG-TC Class of 2017 graduation section.



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.



Shelly E. Taylor | Obituaries  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

URBANA — A force of nature with a righteous, howling laugh and a penchant for Japanese Anime and art and things both esoteric and digital, Shelly E. Taylor of ...



Linda Spencer | Obituaries  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON — Linda Spencer, age 75, of Charleston went to her heavenly home at 4:27 a.m. on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 with her loving family by her side.



$250000 Google grant goes to planned Coles County entrepreneur site  Journal Gazette / Times-Courier

MATTOON -- Google announced Friday morning that it will award an additional $250000 Google grant to renovate office space at the Mattoon mall for a planned ...



Dominic Dean Walker | Obituaries  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- Dominic Dean Walker, age 16, of Mattoon passed away on May 16, 2019 in Decatur, Illinois.



Mattoon's Nichols, Birdsong sign with Lake Land baseball  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON — Jackson Nichols and Hayden Birdsong will be teammates for at least the next two years after they graduate in the spring.



Mattoon American Legion Post 88 Firecracker Classic Friday scores  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- Each team in the 34th annual Mattoon American Legion Post 88 firecracker tournament has played at least two games as of Friday night.



John Lloyd Sparks | Obituaries  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- John Lloyd “Jack” Sparks passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at home surrounded by loved ones. He was 94 years old.



Howard F. Nelms | Obituaries  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- Dr. Howard F. Nelms, 91, of Charleston, Illinois passed away on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at his home in the presence of his loving family.



George McMichaels | Obituaries  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

NEOGA -- George E. McMichaels, age 94 of Mattoon, IL peacefully passed away Friday, February 1, 2019 at 11:38 p.m. at Heartland Christian Village in Neoga, ...



Eastern Illinois University roundup: Mattoon's Smith named senior female athlete of the year  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- All-around player Taylor Smith, a Mattoon graduate, from volleyball has been named the Eastern Illinois Female Senior Athlete of the Year for ...



Downtown Mattoon to host Trunk or Treat Festival Friday  Journal Gazette / Times-Courier

MATTOON -- Costume contests, carnival games, live music, food vendors and lots of candy will be offered Friday evening during the second annual Celebrate ...



Romine leads young Green Wave team | High-school  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON — The Mattoon High School boys' golf team has some key pieces to replace this season. The Green Wave won the Class 2A region title at Effingham ...



Downtown Christmas celebration, lighted parade set for Friday  Journal Gazette / Times-Courier

MATTOON -- The 11th annual Celebrate Downtown Mattoon Christmas festival is scheduled to offer a larger lighted parade, costumed characters, live music, ...



Mattoon girls golf led by junior Wolf | High-school | jg-tc.com  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON — Mattoon High School girls golf coach Natalie Ambuehl is excited about the upcoming season. Not only does Kira Wolf return — a junior who has ...



Lake Land College announces GED class schedule | Announcements  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- Lake Land College's Adult Education is offering GED classes throughout the Lake Land College district beginning the second week of January.



Donations sought for Back to School Bash | Education  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON — Donations are sought for the Marshall Avenue Christian Church's annual Back to School Bash to be held on July 27. This event gives Mattoon ...



Linda Jean Devereaux | Obituaries  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- Linda Jean Taylor Devereaux transitioned from her 68 years on earth to heavenly eternity on June 19, 2019.



Mattoon Veterans Day ceremony to recognize WWI history  Journal Gazette / Times-Courier

MATTOON -- The annual Veterans Day ceremony on Sunday will be held at a different location within Peterson Park as it commemorates the 100th anniversary ...



Mark Henderson | Obituaries  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- Mark Wayne Henderson, age 66, of Mattoon passed away at 1:25 p.m. on Monday, November 19, 2018 at Heartland Christian Village.



Birthday: Gass -- 95th | Announcements | jg-tc.com  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- Sara Lou Gass of Mattoon celebrated her 95th birthday on Friday with a family dinner in her honor held this past Sunday. She was born March 8, ...



Teacher who stopped MHS shooting reflects on incident  Journal Gazette / Times-Courier

MATTOON -- Teacher Angela McQueen had just started her day's lunch monitor duty on Sept. 20 when she saw a student pull out a gun and aim it at others.



Mattoon, Charleston JFLs keep focus on safety, but aren't campaigning about it amid football danger discussions  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON — If a parent approaches Mattoon junior football league president Greg Capitosti at Wednesday and Thursday's in-person registrations, he will ...



Forsythe let go as Mattoon basketball coach | Basketball | jg-tc.com  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON — Mattoon High School officially relieved Josh Forsythe of head coaching duties of the Green Wave varsity boys' basketball team. The reasons for ...



Eighth annual Artworks offers music, art, wine/beer tasting, more  Effingham Daily News

MATTOON — The eighth annual Mattoon Artworks has expanded to two days this year, on June 7-8 in downtown Mattoon.



Charleston Middle School honors announced | Announcements  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- Third quarter honor rolls have been announced at Charleston Middle School.



How to plan and host an American Legion baseball tournament  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON — All the months of planning, deadlines to hit and tasks to cross off as part of Mattoon American Legion Post 88's duties as the host of the Mattoon.



Mattoon High School teen dead after vehicle, train collision  Journal Gazette / Times-Courier

HUMBOLDT -- A 16-year-old Mattoon High School student died Friday morning when his car was struck by an Amtrak train at a crossing in Humboldt.



Civil Air Patrol camps return to Coles airport  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON — The traditional June sight of gliders flying over Coles County Memorial Airport has returned.



New coach leads Mattoon boys this season | Basketball | jg-tc.com  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON — The Mattoon High School boys' basketball team has a new coach this season, but he's not expecting to make many changes as the season starts ...



Storm, Curtis elected to Lake Land board | Govt-and-politics  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON — Voters re-elected incumbent Dave Storm of Effingham and sent challenger Kevin Curtis of Mattoon to the Lake Land College Board of Trustees in ...



Kent Andrew Schmidt | Obituaries  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- Kent Andrew Schmidt, age 57, of St. Louis passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at his residence.



Thalia Wetzel | Obituaries  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- Thalia Lynn Wetzel, 80, of Charleston, Illinois, was called to her heavenly home by her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Tuesday, October 30, ...



2019 Make-A-Wish truck convoy set for Coles County Fairgrounds  Journal Gazette / Times-Courier

MATTOON -- Planning has begun for a June 29, 2019, truck convoy at the Coles County Fairgrounds that will serve as a fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Illinois.



OP case involving teacher could shed light on some of the problems Mattoon schools face –  Edgar County Watchdogs

There are definite problems within Illinois school districts…and something that's happened with a science teacher at Mattoon High School underscores this.



Judge makes adult sentence possible for MHS shooting suspect  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- A judge on Friday made an adult prison sentence possible for Mattoon High School shooting suspect Josiah Lyons.



Mattoon High School Class of 1965 holds 50th reunion  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

The Mattoon High School Class of 1965 held its 50th Class Reunion at the Eagles Club on Sept. 5. Pictured from left to right in Row 1 are David Holloway,



Mattoon tennis excited about season | High-school  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON — The Mattoon High School boys' tennis team has something bigger on its mind than tennis this season. The Green Wave are missing one player ...



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