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Chester High School graduates 78 seniors at 132nd commencement  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

A total of 78 Chester teens crossed the bridge toward adulthood May 20, receiving their diplomas from Chester High School during its 132nd commencement at ...

Greatest Show on Earth CHS homecomimg Chester High School's 2018 homecoming definitely lived up to its  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

Chester High School's 2018 homecoming definitely lived up to its theme: "Greatest Show on Earth."

CHS Class of 1953 holds reunion  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

The Chester High School class of 1953 held their 22nd reunion Aug. 25 at Reid's Harvest House in recognition of their 65th anniversary since graduation with 18 ...

A dream realized: Chester High School bands, choruses bring school its first state championship  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

The music department of Chester High School culminates a great year by winning it all at the IHSA contest on April 13.

Three retire from Dist. 139 When the Chester School District opens its doors today, three longtime  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

When the Chester School District opens its doors today, three longtime teachers will not be there to greet students. Dallas Redeker, Cindy Bunselmeyer and ...

A Midnight Masquerade: Chester High School caps prom with coronations  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

Chester High School celebrated Prom 2018 with a Midnight Masquerade and the crowning of the event's royal couple, King Zach Zappa and Queen Sydney ...

Dist. 139 board bars parent from grounds over fight at game  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

A Chester parent has been banned from District 139 property for a year after school officials claim he had two students fight to settle their differences at the Aug.

Chester teen, 90-year-old grandmother, killed in Missouri crash  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

A Chester High School senior and her 90-year-old grandmother were killed July 24 when their car collided head-on with a truck in Perry County, Missouri, ...

Chester, Indian Land wage a defensive football battle that goes to the wire, again  The Herald

Chester coach Victor Floyd prepared to begin his remarks to reporters Friday night after the Cyclones' game with Indian Land, seemingly displaying a ...

Annual CHS Dance Camp takes an 80s theme  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

The annual Chester High School Dance Camp will start the 2018-2019 school year in retro fashion on Aug. 20-24 wtth the theme "Dancing Back to the 80s."

Music to their ears  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

Students and faculty of Chester High School's Music Department were singing the praises of their work at the IHSA State Solo and Ensemble Contest in ...

Youths gain volleyball skills at CHS camp Sarah Norman had hoped for a few more young  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

Sarah Norman had hoped for a few more young volleyball enthusiasts to attend her first summer volleyball camp as head coach of the Chester High School ...

Popeye honors bicentennial during annual picnic In keeping with the 200th birthday of the state of  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

In keeping with the 200th birthday of the state of Illinois, the theme of the 2018 Popeye Picnic will be "Popeye Celebrates The Bicentennial, Where Illinois Began, ...

Cheer squad holds athletic banquet, awards night  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

Chester High School cheerleading coaches, athletes and parents got together March 20 to honor the 2017-2018 CHS Yellow Jacket cheerleading squad.

CHS students compete in Special Olympics bowling tournament  Randolph County Herald Tribune

Four Chester High School students recently competed in the Illinois Special Olympics Bowling Tournament. Three of the four advanced to the sectional ...

Mock accident a lesson in realities for Chester teens  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

Brad Norman sent out a message to parents of students at Chester High School, telling them not to be alarmed if they heard or saw emergency vehicles rushing ...

Chester High School  The Southern

Chester High School has honored Morgan Atchison, Ellen Blechle, Logan Colvis, Trent Doiron, Hanna Schweizer and Emily Tudor for academic excellence.

CGS students hit high note at IGSMA contest  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

Students at Chester Grade School put their musical talents to the challenge during the 2018 Illinois Grade School Music Association District 3 Solo and ...

Round 2: Home vs. Maroa-Forsyth in Round 2  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

The Chester High School YellowJackets come home for the second round of the 2018 Class 2A IHSA State Football Playoffs. hosting an undefeated ...

CHS to take part in 'Pigskin Points' competition  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

For the second straight year, Chester High School will participate in the Pepsi MidAmerica "Dr Pepper Pigskin Points" competition to win monetary prizes that ...

Chester gets into 'Storm Mode'  Chicago Daily Herald

Chester was in the eye of the storm last week, as the Channel 4 KMOV TV Storm Mode Tour blew into town and drew a flood of attendees from across the region.

Turnover trouble Chester's title hopes end in 49-12 loss to Maroa  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

Chester High School's march to the IHSA Class 2A state title came to an abrupt end as the Yellowjackets were unable to overcome a dominate second half from ...

Tri-County awards, state rankings, previews of hurricane-impacted HS football games  The Herald

Find the latest state rankings, Tri-County players of the week and game preview capsules for Sept. 12, 2018 high school football action, which has been ...

$50,000 donation to be made to Chester High School softens blow of years without state budget  The Southern

CHESTER — Even though he graduated from Chester High School more than five decades ago, it could be said James Sharp now has an assigned seat there.

Chester council approves cap on gaming machines  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

After rejecting two separate plans last month, the Chester City Council Monday revisited the idea of restricting the number of establishments with gambling ...

Volleyball CHS finishes sixth at Marissa Labor Day Tournament  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

The Chester High School Lady Jackets Volleyball Team battled to a sixth-place finish in the 2018 Marissa Labor Day Volleyball Tournament Aug. 27-30.

'Sweet' 16! Underdog Jackets advance with 42-20 win over Warrensburg  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

The Chester High School YellowJackets proved the naysayers wrong with an impresssive 42-20 win over Warrensburg-Latham in the first round of the 2018 ...

CHS boy's track coaches honor 2018 athletes  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

Chester High School Boy's Track and Field Coaches held the annual CHS Track and Field end-of-the-year awards banquet and awards night Monday May 21.

Manuscript chronicles 1993 flood's impact on children on display at Chester Library  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

On a recent evening in late July, several former educators from Chester Grade School, along with a handful of former students, gathered at the Chester Public ...

Funeral homes consolidate under family ownership Longtime Randolph County businesses Welge-Pechacek Funeral Homes and Pechacek  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

Longtime Randolph County businesses Welge-Pechacek Funeral Homes and Pechacek-McClure Funeral Home have consolidated one business under the ...

Chester school district headed toward deficit reduction again After a year's reprieve, Chester District 139 appears  Randolph County Herald Tribune

After a year's reprieve, Chester District 139 appears headed toward having to compile another deficit reduction plan for the Illinois State Board of Education.

Volleyball Stec dominates as Lady Jackets take third at Trico invite  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

The Chester High School Lady Jackets had a good week of volleyball the week of September 17-20 with four wins and two loses.

Chester boys basketball hosts meet and greet  Daily Register

The Chester High School Yellow Jacket boys basketball team kicked off its season on Nov. 17 with a night of activities designed to create interest in the ...

Pasero formally approved as Chester superintendent  Randolph County Herald Tribune

The Chester school board voted unanimously to approve a three-year contract with Nashville High School Principal Brian Pasero as the new district ...

Meyer named new CHS principal  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

Melissa "Missy" Meyer is coming back to Chester High School.

Chester High School Class of 1962 holds 55th reunion  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

The Chester High School Class of 1962 held its 55th reunion at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Oct. 28. Those pictured include Robert Runge, Paul McCormick ...

Kaskaskia Island plays host to 49th annual celebration  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

The 49th annual patriotic Independence Day celebration and ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 4 at the Kaskaskia Bell State Memorial site on ...

Outlook is optimistic for CHS cross country, says coach  Randolph County Herald Tribune

Chester High School head cross country coach Curt Gilpin is very optimistic about the upcoming season.

Mitchell to play softball for Mizzou Tigers  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

Miah Mitchell, a Chester High School 2018 graduate, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play softball at the University of Missouri beginning this fall.

Chester School District could lose $20,000 in state funds for hosting wake of fallen officer  The Southern

CHESTER — The wake of a police officer killed in the line of duty last November could end up costing the Chester School District over $20000.

CHS alumnus donates $50K to school  Randolph County Herald Tribune

One of Chester High School's distinguished alumni has given back to his alma mater once again.

Chester softball centerfielder, Miah Mitchell, signs with Mizzou  Randolph County Herald Tribune

Chester High School senior softball player Miah Mitchell is about to be a Mizzou Tiger.

Chester football celebrates season  Daily Register

Chester's football players are now either playing other sports or in the weight room, but the team held its end-of-season banquet on Nov. 14 at the Chester High ...

Lady Jackets finish third in 12th annual Mid-Winter Classic  Daily Register

The Chester High School Lady Jackets finished third at the 2018 Lady Jackets Mid-Winter Classic Basketball Tournament at Colbert Gym; the Marissa Lady ...

The Herald's High School Football 411, Oct. 24, 2018  The Herald

The Herald's High School Football 411 for Week 10 of the 2018 South Carolina prep football season, focusing on the two region championship games between ...

CHS senior girls enjoy Women's Club annual tea  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

It's that time of year again when seniors begin entertaining thoughts of graduation and life after high school. The Chester Women's Club recognized that fact nine ...

Christmas on the River celebration kicks off  Randolph County Herald Tribune

The 29th annual Christmas on the River celebration kicks off in Chester this weekend, with three days of events and activities starting Friday.

CHS froshs, sophs battle in invite  Randolph County Herald Tribune

On April 4 the Chester High School Track and Field program hosted the annual Freshman/Sophomore Invitational at the Dr. Charles R. Young Memorial Track ...

Lady Yellow Jackets volleyball season ends in loss to Pinckneyville  Randolph County Herald Tribune

A good volleyball season came to an end for the Lady Yellow Jackets on Oct. 26 in the championship game of the Class 1A Anna-Jonesboro Regional.

CHS Cheerleading announces 2017 Cheer Camp  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

The 2017 Chester High School Cheer Camp is rapidly approaching and the CHS cheerleaders and coaches have released details about the upcoming event.

These are 2018's standout graduating seniors from Southern Illinois  The Southern

Every year, school administrators and guidance counselors and The Southern Illinoisan newspaper acknowledge the academic and leadership activities of the ...

Chester girls go two-and-out at Lebanon Christmas Tournament  Randolph County Herald Tribune

The Chester High School Lady Yellow Jackets had a tough challenge in the Lebanon Christmas tournament, falling to Columbia and Wesclin to bow out early.

Enrollment continues to drop at southern Illinois community colleges  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

Community colleges in Southern Illinois are experiencing a significant long-term enrollment decline, not unlike colleges across the nation. Numbers from the ...

Lady Yellow Jackets honored at awards night  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

The Chester High School Lady Yellow Jackets basketball team had an exceptional year in 2016-17, winning their own tournament, placing third in another and ...

CHS track and field teams off and running  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

Spring is here and the Chester High School boys and girls track and field teams have already been hitting the road in preparation for the outdoor season.

Jackets fall to Anna-Jonesboro in Regional final  Chicago Daily Herald

The Chester YellowJacket Basketball Team had a great 2017-2018 season finishing in second place in the Black Diamond Conference West Division. The boys ...

Steeleville gears up for annual July 4 picnic, parade  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

The Steeleville American Legion and Lions Club hosts Randolph County's annual premiere picnic on the grounds of the Steeleville American Legion on July 2-4 ...

CHS golf has good first outing in home triangular  Randolph County Herald Tribune

The Chester High School golf teams had their first athletic competition of this season on Aug. 16 as the 2017 season kicked off with a triangular match against ...

Chester football does class act  Daily Register

It's a feel-good story for any season. On Oct. 21, Chester High School's junior varsity football team traveled two and a half hours to Edwards County for its season ...

Outlook is optimistic for CHS cross country  Randolph County Herald Tribune

Chester High School head cross country coach Curt Gilpin is very optimistic about the upcoming season. Numbers are up and athletes seem to be dedicated, ...

Former Saluki Football player Jason Seaman hailed as hero in school shooting  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

Former Southern Illinois University football player Jason Seaman is being hailed as a hero after he protected students during a school shooting in Noblesville, ...

Lady Yellow Jackets open season with win over Trico  Daily Register

Chester High School's Lady Yellow Jacket girls basketball team opened the 2017-18 season with a 51-48 win over Trico at the Sparta Girls Basketball ...

Chester frosh to open with Pinckneyville  Randolph County Herald Tribune

With 20 players out for the 2017 season, the Chester High School freshman football program is looking to rebound from last year's 1-5 performance.

Here's how schools keep students on track while they wait for delayed state test results  Belleville News-Democrat

As schools prepare to give their students a state-mandated science test for the third time, some local educators say there's still a lot they don't know about the ...

Lady Yellow Jackets finish second, boys third in Rocky relays  Randolph County Herald Tribune

CHESTER -- The Chester High School boys track and field teams competed March 28 in the annual Rocky Bridges Relays.

CGS 1st- 4th grade Christmas program is joyous event If anyone who attended the Chester Grade  Randolph County Herald Tribune

If anyone who attended the Chester Grade School 1st through 4th Grade Christmas Program didn't already have the Christmas spirit before, they sure did after ...

Chester repeats as Trico Invitational champions  Randolph County Herald Tribune

The defending champions are still defending. Thanks to some gutsy performances throughout the week, the Chester Lady Yellow Jackets won all five games at ...

Wingerter working to make positive changes at Integrity Healthcare  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

Lauriel Wingerter has recently been promoted to administrator at Integrity Healthcare of Chester and is working toward making the facility better.

Yellow Jackets hope to reclaim Diamond title  The Southern

CHESTER - With only seven returning varsity starters, the Chester Yellow Jackets may have their hands full trying to recapture a Black Diamond Conference title.

Chester Yellow Jacket Football team buys gifts for grade school kids  The Southern

CHESTER — Sometimes, the most rewarding part about Christmas is shopping for someone you've never met.

Chester girls hoops has tough week  Randolph County Herald Tribune

After a nice win over Sparta on Nov. 20, the Chester Lady Yellow Jackets faced a post-Thanksgiving gauntlet last week.

Blechle takes baton from Lee at Chester | Chester High School  The Southern

The baton has been passed at Chester. In the late 1990s and early 2000s Dennis Roth transformed a struggling program into a perennial playoff contender ...

Christmas on the River launches the holiday season in Chester  Randolph County Herald Tribune

The temperature may not have reflected it, but it was Christmastime in Chester when the city celebrated its 29th Christmas on the River event.

"You're here to do the best thing for students"  Herald-Whig

The newest member of the administrative team at Quincy High School puts her focus on students.

Chester boys basketball conducting 'King of the Court' tournament and basketball camp  Randolph County Herald Tribune

The Chester boys basketball program is conducting two upcoming events in late May and early June.

Chester girls cross country season ends at Benton sectional  Daily Register

The Chester High School girls cross country season came to a close at the Class 1A Benton Sectional on Oct. 28, as the Lady Yellow Jackets did not advance to ...

CHS golfers honored at banquet  Randolph County Herald Tribune

Chester High School honored its Yellow Jackets and Lady Yellow Jackets golf teams on Nov. 14 at a banquet and awards ceremony held at the Chester Eagles ...

Expect Lady Yellow Jackets volleyball team to be competitive this year  Randolph County Herald Tribune

The Chester High School Lady Yellow Jackets volleyball team will be young in 2017, but they have been busy throughout the summer and first week of practice ...

Chester man pleads not guilty in death of police officer  Belleville News-Democrat

A Chester man charged with first-degree murder in the death of a Chester police officer pleaded not guilty to his charges Monday during a hearing in Randolph ...

MaxPreps/AVCA Players of the Week for September 10, 2018  MaxPreps

MaxPreps News - America's Source for High School Sports and the leading volleyball organization team up to honor the nation's best. (Week of 9/10-9/16)

Services set for fallen Chester police officer  Belleville News-Democrat

A Chester police officer will be laid to rest this week after he was killed in a car crash Friday night during a vehicle pursuit. The officer, James Brockmeyer, was ...

Chester City Council approves salary cap  Randolph County Herald Tribune

During a longer-than-normal city council meeting, the aldermen and woman approved capping salaries for non-appointed employees at an annual maximum of ...

Chester Muni Band kicks off Summer Concert Series  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

Summer is here and the Chester Municipal Band has kicked off its 2017 Summer Concert Series, the 80th year it has existed as a formal entity.

Knights of Columbus donates to county schools  Randolph County Herald Tribune

The Christopher Knights of Columbus raise over $4000 during its annual Tootsie Roll Drive to help local schools.

Lady Yellow Jackets split for the week  Randolph County Herald Tribune

The Chester Lady Yellow Jackets had a busy week last week, which featured matchups against rivals Steeleville and Trico.

Crosby to participate in Camp College  Randolph County Herald Tribune

Chester High School incoming senior Melissa Crosby has been selected to participate in Camp College from July 11 to 14.

CHS holds inaugural Veterans Breakfast  Daily Register

Chester High School hosted its inaugural Veterans Breakfast on Nov. 9, as the school joined other institutions and organizations across the region in honoring ...

Chester police officer ‘will be missed terribly’  Belleville News-Democrat

A funeral for Chester Police Department Officer James Brockmeyer was held Thursday in Chester, Illinois. Brockmeyer, 22, was killed Friday when his car ...

Obituary for James I. Brockmeyer  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

OFFICER JAMES I. BROCKMEYER, 22, of Chester, Illinois, passed away 11:20 pm, Friday, October 28, 2016 at Memorial Hospital, Chester, Illinois. He was born ...

Berner comes through for Chester in playoffs  The Southern

Jordan Berner was already having a great year throughout the Chester football team's regular season.

Chester native Berner didn't want to play anywhere but here  The Southern

CARBONDALE — Jordan Berner's recruiting was over when SIU offered him a scholarship.

Lady Yellow Jackets cross country wins BDC title  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

The Chester High School girls and boys cross country teams competed in the Black Diamond Conference meet on October 12 in Fairfield. The Lady Yellow ...

Chester softball gets three on all-state teams  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

The postseason accolades continue for the Chester High School Lady Yellow Jackets softball team.

Chester Council approves spot for Brockmeyer memorial  Randolph County Herald Tribune

The James Brockmeyer memorial now has its official location.

CHS asks for help winning Pigskin Points contest  Randolph County Herald Tribune

Chester High School is competing against other schools in the southern Illinois area in the Dr. Pepper Pigskin Points Contest with the winner taking home the ...

Two years ago, students took a state-mandated science test. Schools just got the results.  Belleville News-Democrat

Schools just get 2016 Illinois science test results Belleville IL East St Louis IL southern Illinois St Louis MO state assessment education news.

Town hall tackles teen drinking  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

EDITOR"S NOTE: See video from the forum on the newspaper"s Facebook page or website.

Not known as D-1 hotbed, Black Diamond Conference home to several Saluki standouts  The Southern

CARBONDALE — Not known as a Division I hotbed, the Black Diamond Conference is now home to five players on SIU's football team and one on the third-best ...

Chester Grade School Music Department hosts Christmas concert  The Southern

CHESTER – Chester Grade School Music Department hosted its 2014 Junior High Christmas Program Dec. 3 in Chester High School Colbert Gymnasium due ...

Ronald E. Pechacek, of Chester  Randolph County Herald Tribune

RONALD E. PECHACEK, 63, of Chester, Illinois, passed away at 11:55 p.m., Monday, June 12, 2017 at Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri. He was the ...

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