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May Senteney  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

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

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 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.

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 ...

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 ...

IHSA learned of Mattoon High School girls basketball's scheduling error Monday  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- The top Illinois High School Association girls basketball official said Wednesday that the association learned of Mattoon's excess regular-season ...

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 ...

Mattoon, Charleston school classes canceled for Thursday | Local  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- Students in the Mattoon and Charleston school districts will have another day off amid cold temperatures this week, according to a post on the ...

First quarter honors announced at Mattoon High School  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- First quarter honors at Mattoon High School have been announced.

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, ...

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 ...

PTSD from Mattoon High School shooting to be covered in panel discussion  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- It has been more than a year since a student shooter came into Mattoon High School, but the trauma of that event is still there for some, according.

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.

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.

Supporting Mattoon High School  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- Signs and chalk art have been placed in front of Williams Elementary School and other locations today to show support for Mattoon High School ...

Update given on Mattoon community development projects  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- Student volunteers in Mattoon High School's BIONIC program have been providing mentors for freshmen, transfer students, and other classmates ...

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 ...

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 ...

Adult sentence possible for Mattoon High School shooting suspect  Herald & Review

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

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

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

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.

Mattoon schools continuing to flesh out vocational programs as part of learning shakeup  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- It has been months since the Mattoon School District was accepted into the state's competency-based pilot program, and extensive work has ...

Mattoon splits on day one of tourney  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON — The Mattoon girls' basketball team lost to Altamont 55-44 in its first game of the Mattoon Holiday Tournament, but won the nightcap 53-41 over ...

Sentencing for accused Mattoon High School shooter scheduled for Thursday  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- A year and a month after Josiah Lyons shot a fellow student at Mattoon High School, his fate should be known Thursday.

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 ...

Late interception spells heartbreak for Mascoutah in loss to Mattoon

MATTOON • When Mascoutah coach Josh Lee saw junior receiver Timothy Middleton plant his foot and cut to get open, his heart sped up a tick.

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.

Safety report for the Mattoon schools is in; cost for changes: $288850  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- A health/life safety survey was conducted on the Mattoon school district, and $288850 worth of required changes were found among all of the ...

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.

Beefed-up security a focus for Mattoon High School  Journal Gazette / Times-Courier

MATTOON -- The halls of Mattoon High School may follow the same paths, but for administrators, staff and students who will soon be getting back into the old ...

New Mattoon High School security system installed  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.

Mattoon capitalizes on Triad turnovers  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON - Mattoon snapped Triad's five-game winning streak over the Green Wave, capitalizing on a plethora of Knights turnovers in a 28-23 win over the ...

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 ...

LETTER: Heidi Larson improving school culture | Letters  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

I'm writing this letter today to show my support for Dr. Heidi Larson for Mattoon Community Unit District No. 2 for School Board.

Mattoon in Motion project develops skilled workforce for thriving local economy  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

The Mattoon in Motion project, developed through a collaboration with the MAPPING program at Western Illinois University, the Illinois Institute of Rural Affairs, ...

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 ...

Green Wave look to fill some spots  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 ...

Coles County Roundup: Mattoon, Charleston wrestlers earn all-conference honors  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

WRESTLING. Five wrestlers from Mattoon and one from Charleston were named first-team all-Apollo Conference selections. Freshman Kiefer Duncan ...

Emails shed light on Mattoon's girls basketball schedule error  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- Mattoon's in-season addition of a Dec. 13 girls basketball game against Arthur Okaw Christian triggered its violation of the maximum number of ...

Another placement evaluation ordered for teen in Mattoon High School shooting  Herald & Review

CHARLESTON — A judge on Thursday ordered another evaluation of where the teenager accused of a shooting at Mattoon High School in September should ...

Playoff implications on the line for Green Wave  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON — While look at all of the different playoffs scenarios can be confusing, there is one simple truth with Mattoon's football game against Marion on ...

Mattoon girls golf led by junior Wolf  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 ...

LETTER: Ashli Overton cares about community | Letters  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

Ashli Overton has my support for the Mattoon School Board. I got to know Ashli when we served together on the school board from 2015-2017. During my 12 ...

Mattoon middle, high schools set orientations this week  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- The middle school and high school buildings will be available to give incoming students a chance to get acquainted this week.

MHS Lettermen announce 2018 Hall of Fame class | High-school  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON — There will be three former Mattoon High School athletes who will be inducted into the MHS Lettermen's Hall of Fame later in the month. Warren ...

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, ...

IHSA announces Charleston, Mattoon football schedules | High-school  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

The IHSA announced the 2018 football schedules for all schools on Wednesday. Charleston and Mattoon both face the exact same opponents they did as last ...

Video: Press conference on Mattoon High School shooting  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

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Patel hired as new Mattoon volleyball coach | High-school  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON — Dipen Patel brings something to the Mattoon High School volleyball team that few other male coaches in the area can. He's played the game in ...

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 ...

$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 ...

Dan Diedrich  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, ...

Police find threat to Mattoon High School a hoax  FOX Illinois

Mattoon police are currently investigating a threat made against Mattoon High School.Officials said they received several calls from parents and community ...

Teen admits Feb. 22 threat focused on Mattoon High School  Herald & Review

CHARLESTON — The 14-year-old Mattoon girl charged with threatening to initiate gun violence at the high school admitted to the allegations in a Coles County ...

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.

Extra Points: The best images from the 2018 girls soccer season  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

Mattoon's Meah Butler (19) moves the ball up the field against a Mount Zion player as Delaney Kimberlin (28) follows during the March 3, 2018 home match.

Romine leads young Green Wave team  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 ...

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 ...

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.

911 calls from Mattoon High School Shooting | Top Stories  WAND

Do you believe President Trump will follow through with his threat to close all or some of the U.S.-Mexico border next week if Mexico does not halt illegal ...

New Mattoon shelter, community kitchen building to host tours  Journal Gazette / Times-Courier

MATTOON -- Community members are invited to tour The Haven's new homeless shelter and community kitchen building during a grand opening event Sunday ...

Mattoon Kiwanis Pancake Day to help Cunningham Park project  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- The Kiwanis Club's annual Pancake Day on March 2 at Mattoon Middle School will help raise money for installing a new playground at ...

LETTER: Larson will put children first | Letters  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

It is my honor to endorse Dr. Heidi Larson for the Mattoon school board. I have had the privilege of knowing Heidi for several years. It is no surprise to.

George McMichaels  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, ...

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.

Mental exams ordered for suspect in Mattoon school shooting  Chicago Tribune

A judge ordered a central Illinois high school student accused of shooting a classmate to undergo mental evaluations and remain in juvenile custody.

Armstrong's Grooming, Shave Parlor opens in Mattoon | Local |  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.

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 ...

Ruth Radloff  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

STRASBURG -- Ruth S. Radloff, 88, of Katy, TX, formerly of Strasburg, IL, passed away at 4:00 a.m. Friday, November 30, 2018 in Carriage Inn of Katy, TX.

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 ...

FARM BRIEFS | Farm  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- Mattoon High School student Jacob Uphoff has received Helena of Mattoon's HomeGrown Scholarship, a $1,000 scholarship dedicated by Carroll ...

Identity, source of Lake Mattoon contaminant still unknown  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON — Officials are still trying to determine the identity and source of an unknown contaminant that flowed into a cove near the Lake Mattoon pump station ...

Parents react to hoax threat directed at Mattoon High School  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- Classes at Mattoon High School were held as scheduled on Friday after a shooting threat online turned out to be a hoax allegedly perpetrated by a ...

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.

Behind Jack Pilson, Mattoon comes back to top Mount Zion  Herald & Review

MOUNT ZION — Mount Zion had lost the lead, but still had a chance after a Jack Pilson touchdown run gave Mattoon the lead with 4:59 left in Friday's Apollo.

Mattoon Illinois 15-year-old could face adult prison time

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Judge approves evaluation for Illinois teen accused in Mattoon school shooting  Chicago Tribune

An Illinois teenager accused in a high school shooting that injured one student in September suffers from a defiance disorder and other conditions for which he.

Police: Charleston man, woman intended to deliver drugs in separate incidents  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- City police report that a 24-year-old Charleston man was arrested on several preliminary charges following the execution of a search warrant ...

Mattoon's Smith, Ball and relays ready for state  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON — There will be a good amount of green on the track during the Class 2A IHSA state track and field meet at Eastern Illinois this (Friday) morning.

Mattoon shed, garage fire likely started by generator  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- Mattoon firefighters responded to a shed and garage fire at 7:04 p.m. Thursday at 1617 Edgar Drive.

Randall Cisna | Obituaries  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- Randall Steven Cisna of Gays, IL age 69 died on February 12, 2019 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon, IL. A memorial *service* in his ...

Mattoon High School Class of 2017  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

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

Thomas Nichols, Sr.  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- Thomas James Nichols Sr., age 70, of Mattoon passed away at 2:16 a.m. on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at Carle Foundation Hospital ...

Authorities release 911 calls from Mattoon High School shooting  FOX Illinois

Authorities release 911 calls from the shooting at Mattoon High School.More than a dozen recordings recount the panic and fear coming from in and outside of ...

James Russell  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

DANVILLE -- James R. Russell, 89, of Mattoon, formerly of Paris, IL and Danville, IL passed away at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana on January 19, 2019.

Jackley retires with no regrets  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON — Mark Jackley's career could've been completely different.

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 tennis excited about season  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 ...

Kent Andrew Schmidt  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

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

Mattoon rallies from 19 down, but falls in title game  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON — In the championship game of the 40th annual Mattoon Girls Basketball Holiday Tournament, it didn't look good for the host school, trailing ...

Diamond Rio returns to Mattoon with new members, new name  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- Almost everything is different. The membership is entirely different. The music has shifted focus.

Mark Henderson  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.

Mattoon High School shooting 911 calls released | Top Stories  WAND

Do you agree with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi when she called the attorney general's summary of the Mueller report 'arrogant' and 'condescending'?

Charleston's Pearcy places first, Doyle third in Eastern Illinois tournament  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

ROBINSON — Charleston's Trey Pearcy finished first in the 113 pound weight class at the Eastern Illinois Tournament on Saturday and Brayden Doyle finished ...

Man killed in single-vehicle accident east of Charleston Thursday night  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- Authorities are continuing to investigate a single-vehicle accident that resulted in a fatality east of Charleston on Thursday night.

Teen admits threat focused on high school | Crime and Courts  Journal Gazette / Times-Courier

MATTOON -- The 14-year-old Mattoon female charged with threatening to initiate gun violence at the high school admitted to the allegations Thursday morning ...

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