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Dominic Dean Walker | Obituaries | herald-review.com  Herald & Review

MATTOON -- Dominic Dean Walker, age 16, of Mattoon passed away on May 16, 2019 in Decatur, Illinois. Funeral Services honoring his life will begin at 1:00 ...



East Central Reporter  East Central Reporter

Mattoon Community Unit School District 2 Board of Education met Feb. 12. Here is the minutes provided by the board: The meeting was called to order by ...



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 announces second quarter honors | Education  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

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



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.



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. The Mattoon school district posted a statement late ...



AWARDS: Mattoon High School seniors receive honors | Education  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

This article has been updated to include corrected information regarding Lake Land College scholarships. MATTOON -- The high school honored their top ...



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.



Mattoon High School to perform 'Freaky Friday' musical  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- Mattoon High School Drama students will be performing "Freaky Friday: The Musical" at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday in the school gymnasium.



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 ...



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, 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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



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 ...



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

MATTOON -- First quarter honors at Mattoon High School have been announced. Freshmen. High honors: Faith Alvis, Ephraim Annis, Chase Armstrong, Cooper ...



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 ...



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.



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 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 ...



Mattoon two-sport standout Summerlyn Smith signs to play volleyball at Parkland College  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON — Summerlyn Smith, Mattoon's two-sport star, didn't view her inevitable decision as much of a decision at all. She knew what she would pick if ...



Update given on Mattoon community development projects | Local  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 ...



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.



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'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.



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 ...



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 ...



Competency-based education, mental health top focuses for Mattoon school board candidates  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

Editor's Note: This article has been amended to include updated information. MATTOON — The competency-based learning the Mattoon School district has ...



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.



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 ...



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.



PHOTOS: Mattoon vs Judah Christian soccer | Sports | jg-tc.com  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

Mattoon's Flannery Sanders runs the ball up the pitch with Judah Christian's Ashley Keck running alongside during the Green Wave's 7-1 victory over the Tribe ...



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.



Late interception spells heartbreak for Mascoutah in loss to Mattoon  STLtoday.com

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.



MHS Pride of the Green Wave Winter Guard places third at recent championships  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- Mattoon High School's Pride of the Green Wave Winter Guard, under the direction of Angi Dallas, competed in championships at Nixa High School ...



Cops: Student shot in cafeteria at Illinois' Mattoon High School; teacher subdues suspect  CBS News

The shooting was reported around noon Wednesday at Mattoon High School.



James M. Heldman | Obituaries | jg-tc.com  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 ...



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 ...



VIDEO: Shores Jewelry building demolition begins in Mattoon  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- Contractors began the demolition of the fire damaged Shores Jewelry building in downtown Mattoon on Tuesday by starting to remove the three ...



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 ...



Dan Diedrich | Obituaries | jg-tc.com  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, ...



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.



WHAT'S HAPPENING | Entertainment  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

GAYS -- Branch Side Cemetery is once again accepting donations for general maintenance. Send donations to 213 N. Vine, Gays, IL 61928. For more ...



Green Wave look to fill some spots | High-school  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 ...



$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 ...



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, ...



Paul E. Welton Sr. | Obituaries | jg-tc.com  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.



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 ...



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 ...



Ann J. Norberg | Obituaries | jg-tc.com  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 ...



Gerald E. Spencer | Obituaries | jg-tc.com  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 ...



Mattoon High School students honored in award ceremony  Journal Gazette / Times-Courier

MATTOON -- High school seniors were honored at two awards ceremonies Sunday.



Mary Nanette Welton | Obituaries | jg-tc.com  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. Mass of Christian ...



Joel Cleve Kimery | Obituaries | jg-tc.com  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.



LETTER: Heidi Larson improving school culture | Letters | jg-tc.com  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 capitalizes on Triad turnovers | High-school | jg-tc.com  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 ...



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.



IHSA announces Charleston, Mattoon football schedules | High-school | jg-tc.com  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 ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



Joseph Edward Fuesting | Obituaries | jg-tc.com  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

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



Howard F. Nelms | Obituaries | jg-tc.com  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.



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 ...



Shelly E. Taylor | Obituaries | jg-tc.com  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 ...



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 ...



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.



Patel hired as new Mattoon volleyball coach | High-school | jg-tc.com  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 High School 2nd quarter honors announced | Announcements  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

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



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, ...



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 ...



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 ...



George McMichaels | Obituaries | jg-tc.com  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, ...



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.



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.



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.



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, ...



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 ...



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

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



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.



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.



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 bounces back, tops Mount Zion 69-49 | Basketball | jg-tc.com  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.



David Thomson | Obituaries  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.



Thalia Wetzel | Obituaries | jg-tc.com  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, ...



Kent Andrew Schmidt | Obituaries | jg-tc.com  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

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



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 ...



Keeping tuition low tops Lake Land board candidate goals  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- Keeping tuition low and tailoring classes to meet the needs of area students and employers are among the top priorities for candidates in ...



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.



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.



Green Wave can't stop Effingham in loss  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON — In a game where whoever won, that team was guaranteed a spot in the playoffs, Effingham took control early with a nine-play scoring drive to start ...



Eastin, Brown lead Green Wave tennis | High-school  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.



Dennis McLain | Obituaries  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 ...



Charleston Middle School honors announced | Announcements | jg-tc.com  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

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



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Mattoon's Reese Bergstrom signs with DePauw tennis | Sports | jg-tc.com  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON — Reese Bergstrom's run to the state tennis tournament last May made him think.



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