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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 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 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.



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: 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 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.



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.



School shooter sentenced to juvenile detention  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.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Motive in Mattoon 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 ...



Mattoon HS student accused of shooting classmate sentenced to juvenile prison  WLS-TV

An Illinois high school student accused of shooting a classmate last year has been sentenced to juvenile prison, with the possibility of adult prison if he commits ...



Small motorcycle driven through Mattoon High School hallway  Journal Gazette / Times-Courier

MATTOON -- Police are investigating an incident in which a small motorcycle was driven down a hallway at Mattoon High School during the afternoon Friday.



Mattoon High School threat suspect gets juvenile equivalent of prison time  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- A girl who admitted making an online threat against Mattoon High School was sentenced Thursday to the juvenile court equivalent of prison ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 Chess Team taking orders for Cardinals calendars  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- The Mattoon High School chess team St. Louis Cardinals calendar orders are due Nov. 9. Each calendar costs $15. Checks or cash are accepted.



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 seniors take charge at first practice  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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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

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



MHS Lettermen announce 2018 Hall of Fame class | High-school | jg-tc.com  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 ...



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 ...



Defense to request move for accused Mattoon High School shooter  Herald & Review

CHARLESTON — The defense attorney of the teenager accused in the Sept. 20 Mattoon High School shooting is expected to make a motion to place the boy in ...



Mattoon Illinois 15-year-old could face adult prison time  WTHITV.com

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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 ...



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.



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.



3-year contract set between local teachers union, Mattoon district  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- A three-year collective bargaining agreement between the Mattoon school district and the Mattoon Education Association, the local teachers union, ...



Photos: Mattoon High School shooting | Local | jg-tc.com  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 ...



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

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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 ...



Flaming Hearts clinch playoff spot | Local Sports  Effingham Daily News

MATTOON— The Effingham Flaming Hearts clinched a playoff spot Friday night with their 41-21 win over the Mattoon Green Wave.



Mattoon's Kremer, Donaldson, Eaton ready for state track  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON — The three athletes for the Mattoon High School boys' track and field team who qualified for the state tournament all have different expectations for ...



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.



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.



Lawyer, psychiatrist say accused Mattoon school shooter needs mental-health treatment  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

MATTOON — Two people involved in the case of a Mattoon High School student accused of shooting a fellow student in the cafeteria in September both say he ...



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.



Eastin, Brown lead Green Wave tennis  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON — The Mattoon girls' tennis team was a bit young last year with only one senior on the roster. This year the Green Wave are still young but the.



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 ...



Mattoon's Collings, Moncel sign to play baseball in college  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON — For both Cayden Collings and Brock Moncel, the goal by the end of their senior year was to find a college to play baseball at. While it took.



Post 88 Firecracker starts Friday | High-school  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON — The 33rd Annual Mattoon Post 88 Senior Firecracker Wooden Bat Classic kicks off this weekend at Grimes Field at Peterson Park. The three-day ...



Parent banned after incident at Mattoon school | Local  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- A parent of a student at Williams Elementary School was banned from the property after an incident that involved the police Tuesday afternoon.



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.



John Landon | Obituaries  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- John W. Landon, age 66 of Charleston and formerly of Mattoon, passed away at his home on Wednesday, August 1, 2018. A memorial *service* ...



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 ...



Mattoon High School 4th quarter honors announced | Announcements  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- Fourth quarter honor rolls for spring 2017 have been announced at Mattoon High School.



Green Wave comes back in 4th quarter  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON — For three quarters, the Mattoon football team was able to hold off Mahomet-Seymour. But right away in the fourth quarter the Bulldogs took a lead.



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.



Dennis McLain  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- Dennis James “Denny” McLain, 68 of Mattoon, IL died at 4:15 pm, Sunday, October 14th at Mattoon Healthcare after a valiant 6 month fight with ...



Carol Mirza  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

TUSCOLA -- Carol Lynn Mirza, 65, of Tuscola, IL, formerly of Flora, IL, passed away at 10:20 a.m., Friday, October 12, 2018 at the Carle Foundation Hospital, ...



Green Wave shuts out Trojans  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- The Mattoon soccer team could've looked past Thursday's Coles County rivalry match with Charleston. The Green Wave already wrapped up the ...



Green Wave ready to host first-round game  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON — Mattoon missed the playoffs in 2017 and 2016, and it has been even longer since the Green Wave has hosted a first-round playoff game.



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.



Mental health evaluation in works for teen charged in Mattoon High School shooting  Herald & Review

CHARLESTON — A psychiatrist now has the records needed to complete a mental health evaluation for the teenage boy accused of shooting a fellow Mattoon ...



Former EIU football player McElroy holds annual camp in Mattoon  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON — Coles County will always have a special place in Ray McElroy's life. It's where he found success as a college football player as a defensive back ...



Coles County Sheriff on response to Mattoon High School shooting  FOX Illinois

Community members say they feel safer after seeing the response of law enforcement during the Mattoon High School shooting.The way these guys responded, ...



Festival origin Bagel Breakfast returns Saturday morning  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- The event that started it all continues to be a strong Bagelfest tradition and returns to the festival Saturday morning.



2 late TDs sends Green Wave to next round  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON — The outlook for Mattoon was a bit bleak with 6:49 left in the Green Wave's Class 5A first-round playoff game against Mascoutah. Mattoon, down 10 ...



Jackley retires with no regrets  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

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



Mattoon teacher who subdued school shooter seeks to be named ultimate 'Walking Dead' fan  Herald & Review

CHARLESTON — Angela McQueen, the Mattoon High School teacher who subdued the student gunman during a Sept. 20 school shooting, is one of the ...



McQueen named chamber Citizen of the Year  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- While speaking Saturday of the September shooting at Mattoon High School, Scott Eggleston asked for anyone who knew someone affected by it ...



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.



Prominent local WW1 soldier, local veterans honored at MHS  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- The story of Lawrence Riddle could very well be the story of many other veterans, maybe including those who attended Mattoon High School's ...



Terry Bell  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

HIGHLAND -- Retired Police Chief, Terry M. Bell, age 55 of Highland, IL, died Saturday, August 11, 2018, at His residence in Highland, IL.



Mattoon wrestling learning but talented  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON — The Mattoon High School wrestling team is coming off a successful season where the Green Wave wrestled in the sectional duals. But this season ...



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 ...



Mattoon band students selected for state conference  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON (JG-TC) -- Students from the high school music program, under the direction of Todd Black and Angi Dallas, were selected to participate in the ...



Taylorville remains No. 3 in prep football rankings | High-school | jg-tc.com  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MOLINE -- Taylorville, a member of the Apollo Conference along with Mattoon and Charleston remained No. 3 in Class 4A in the latest Associated Press football ...



Roster announced for Mattoon Bagelfest parade Saturday morning  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- More than 100 entries are slated to participate Saturday morning in an "All American Bagelfest" themed parade that will stretch for more than 10 ...



Mattoon native joins family dental practice as 3rd generation dentist  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- Hastings & Havlik Family Dentistry, 1017 Broadway Ave., recently added Dr. Myles Hastings to the practice, according to a press release.



WWI veteran to be recognized at MHS Veterans Day assembly  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON — Part of the uniform of a local World War I veteran, Lawrence Riddle, will be on display at during the Mattoon High School's Veterans Day assembly ...



2018 Run for the Fallen is first year for event without new casualty  Journal Gazette / Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- This year will mark a first for the annual Illinois Run for the Fallen set to take place Saturday at Charleston High School's Trojan Hill.



Former MHS baseball coach Jackley hired at Cumberland  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

TOLEDO — Mark Jackley was only retired for a month, but he was already getting antsy. Full retirement was already not sitting well with the longtime Mattoon ...



Mattoon wins 2A wrestling regional  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON — For the second straight season, the Mattoon wrestling team won a Class 2A regional championship.



Mattoon Arts Council 2-D Art Show Winners announced  Journal Gazette / Times-Courier

MATTOON -- On March 25, the award winners of the Mattoon Arts Council's first 2-D art show participated in an awards ceremony at the close of the show.



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,



Thalia Wetzel  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, ...



Mattoon softball goes for 3rd straight Apollo title  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON — The Mattoon High School softball team is going after its third-straight Apollo Conference title this season and fourth title in the past five seasons, ...



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.



New coach leads Mattoon boys this season  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 ...



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 ...



Appleknockers, Wooden Shoes, Flaming Hearts: The stories behind unique Central Illinois mascot names  Herald & Review

How schools have chosen nicknames varies. Some schools vote on them — MacArthur students chose “Generals” by student vote in September 1957. Others ...



School resource officer reflects on shooting, community support  Journal Gazette / Times-Courier

MATTOON -- Kasey Alexander's responsibilities during his six years as the Mattoon Police Department's school resource officer have included training school ...



Greg Wamsley  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- William Gregory “Greg” Wamsley, age 62, of Mattoon passed away at 8:15 a.m. on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at his residence.



Mattoon at month mark without fire department ambulances  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON — Nearly one month has passed since the city ended the Mattoon Fire Department's ambulance *service* on July 25.



Next hearing for MHS shooting suspect could determine if adult sentence is possible  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

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 ...



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.



Haacke takes over as Mattoon XC coach  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON — The Mattoon High School cross country program is sort of under new leadership this season. Former coach McLain Schaefer left the program in ...



Coles County Sheriff's Office searching for leads in cold case  WAND

COLES COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) - The Coles County Sheriff's Investigations is still seeking community help in the March 1974, Cold Case murder of Linda D.



Student charged with making a threat at Marshall High School  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MARSHALL (JG-TC) -- A 19-year-old student has been arrested on charges in connection with making a threat at Marshall High School.



Mattoon soccer scores 5, beats Olney  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- It was about as good of a first half as Mattoon girls' soccer coach Ryan Ghere could've asked for. Mattoon only allowed a couple of shots on goal.



Mattoon police service calls drop 13.8 percent in 2017  Herald & Review

MATTOON -- The total calls for *service* to the Mattoon Police Department last year dropped by 13.8 percent to 32258 after increasing steadily in previous years.



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