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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 ...

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 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 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.

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 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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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

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

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 ...

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.

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.

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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Coles Roundup; Mattoon boys win sixth straight  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

BOYS' BASKETBALL. Mattoon wins sixth straight. TOLONO--Mattoon won its sixth straight game Friday beating Tolono Unity 58-33 in the non-conference ...

Safety report for the Mattoon schools is in; cost for changes: $288,850  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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Jackley retires with no regrets  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

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

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Roster announced for Saturday's Mattoon Christmas Parade | Local  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- The roster of school marching bands, Santa and other holiday characters, and more entries has been announced for the annual Mattoon Christmas ...

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.

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

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

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 bounces back, tops Mount Zion 69-49  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON — After a tough 62-46 loss to Lincoln last Tuesday, Mattoon used a strong first half and pulled away in the fourth quarter to top Mount Zion 69-49.

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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 ...

Birthday: Woolever -- 80th  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- Shirley Woolever of Mattoon will celebrate her 80th birthday on Friday with family. A card shower will be held in her honor. She was born Sept.

Galesburg Girls Basketball: Streaks head to Mattoon next  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — The Galesburg High School girls basketball team has won five of its last seven and won't hit the court for a game — actually two — until a week ...

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, ...

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, ...

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 ...

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.

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* ...

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.

April Fisher  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- April Leah (Lannon) Fisher, age 38, of Mattoon passed away at 11:46 a.m. on Tuesday, December 11, 2018.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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,

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.

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.

Illinois high schools to vote on ending conference system for football  Illinois News Network

Schools are considering a new proposal that could change the high school football schedule in Illinois.

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 ...

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.

Boy Scout members achieve Eagle rank  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON --Seven boys from Boy Scout Troop 57 have earned the Eagle Rank in the past year.

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.

Middle School results  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

Mattoon has 3 golfers qualify for state, Charleston 1.

David Thomson  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON, IL – David Randall Thomson, age 59 of Charleston, passed away on Friday, December 21, 2018 while at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

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.

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 High student killed in Amtrak train crash in Coles County  FOX Illinois

Update:The person killed in Friday's crash between an Amtrak train and a vehicle was Mattoon High School student John Nisbet III.According to a press release ...

Changes for Illinois high school football will take time  Illinois News Network

High school football in Illinois is changing. Eventually.

Forsythe let go as Mattoon basketball coach | Basketball  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 ...

St. Louis Cardinal Caravan coming to Lake Land  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- Lake Land College Athletics and Mattoon High School Baseball are sponsoring the St. Louis Cardinal Caravan on Sunday, Jan. 20 at noon.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 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.

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