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Pre-Draft Workout Recap | 6.14.19 | Philadelphia 76ers

With the draft less than a week away, the 76ers hosted a pre-draft workout Friday that featured six more prospects.Here's some of what was said following the ...

CHS Theater Camp will teach number from 'Annie'  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

CHESTER -- The Chester High School Theater Department will host its annual Theater Camp on March 4, 5 and 7 in Juergen's Gymnasium, where CHS ...

Four Chester seniors honored as Illinois State Scholars  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

Four Chester High School seniors have been named Illinois State Scholars.

'Annie' prepares for March 14 opening  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

The cast of the upcoming Chester High School production of "Annie" takes time out from a Saturday morning rehearsal on the Juergen's Gymnasium stage.

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 ...

Chester High School | Education |  The Southern

Chester High School has honored Drake Bollman, Jakob Cushman, Emma Draves, Elizabeth Soellner, Lauren Welge and Jacob Wingerter for academic and ...

CHS Christmas concert plays to packed gymnasium  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

The Chester High School Christmas Concert was played to a packed house at CHS Colbert Gymnasium on Dec. 10, conducted by music director Steve Colonel.

Chester baseball preview: 'We'll swing for the fences'  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

The Chester High School baseball team is preparing for an explosive season under new coach Trevor Kelkhoff, who is hoping to instill stability into the program, ...

Chester High School's 'Wild About Cheer' camp will be held Feb. 11-15  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

Registration is open for the Chester High School cheerleaders' annual Cheer Camp, "Wild About Cheer," to be held Feb. 11, 13, 14 and 15 at the Juergen ...

Greatest Show on Earth CHS homecomimg  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

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

Three retire from Dist. 139  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 ...

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."

Marching YellowJackets prep for 2018 football season  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

The weather was perfect for the Chester High School Marching YellowJacket Band's annual CHS Band Camp held recently.

Gary A. 'Club' Schwent | Obituaries |  The Southern

CHESTER — Gary A. “Club” Schwent, 70, passed away at 9:10 a.m. Friday, May 3, 2019, in Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.

Yellow Jackets win CIT  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

The Chester Yellow Jackets withstood a fourth quarter surge, Mother Nature and even the flu, to do what no other CHS team has done since 1976 -- win the ...

$50000 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.

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Yellow Jackets' record-breaking season comes to a close Chester's excellent basketball season came to a  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

Chester's excellent basketball season came to a disappointing end Feb. 22 in the championship round of the 2019 IHSA Class 2A Boys Regional Tournament.

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 ...

Popeye honors bicentennial during annual picnic  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, ...

Teen cooks from Randolph County to attempt Platinum Chef Team Challenge  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

Four teams will compete in the 13th annual Platinum Chef Team Challenge for high school students, starting at 9 a.m. on March 27 in the Red Bud High School ...

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.

Christmas on the River: 30th annual holiday fest kicks off Friday with tree lighting  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

Not in the holiday spirit yet? Chester will fix that, starting Friday with the 30th annual Christmas on the River celebration that ushers in the season like nothing ...

Youths gain volleyball skills at CHS camp  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 ...

James Edward Lauterjung | Obituaries |  The Southern

CHESTER — James Edward Lauterjung, born 1932, passed April 29, 2019, at an Alzheimer's assisted living facility in Waterloo.

Chester School District 139 welcomes as new nurse  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

Chester School Dist. 139's new nurse is a former student at both Chester Grade School and Chester High School.

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 ...

Boys track team places 5th at Ste. Genevieve The Chester High School Boys Track and Field  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

The Chester High School Boys Track and Field athletes traveled to Ste. Genevieve, Missouri Monday April 1 for the Old Settlement Invitational and to Freeburg ...

Lady Jackets get first conference win; Destiny Williams celebrated for 1,000 points  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

The CHS Lady Jackets split two games Jan. 23 and 24, falling to the Sesser-Valier Red Devils and winning at Trico. The win against the Lady Pioneers was the ...

Meyer named new CHS principal  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

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

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 ...

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 ...

Chester school district takes out $750K in credit  Randolph County Herald Tribune

As the state legislature continues to battle over Senate Bill 1, Chester District 139 is taking steps to try and keep its doors open this school year.

Yellow Jackets hope to reclaim Diamond title | Chester High School  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.

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.

Five killed in I-57 wreck this afternoon, state police confirm  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

MARION -- Five people were killed Thursday afternoon when an SUV struck the back of a truck non northbound Intertstate 57, the Illinois State Police have ...

Schools adjust to new Illinois accountability system  Belleville News-Democrat

Southern IL schools rank high in new state accountability system even if students math and English test scores declined on the 2018 college entrance exam, ...

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 ...

Funeral homes consolidate under family ownership  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

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

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 ...

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.

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.

McKendree football announces addition of 49 players on national signing day  Belleville News-Democrat

The McKendree University Bearcats football team announced the addition of 49 student-athletes on national signing day in southern Illinois near St. Louis ...

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 ...

Costello, Friess running for state representative  The Republic-Times

Illinois State Representative, 116th District Incumbent Jerry Costello II of Smithton, a Democrat, is being challenged on Nov. 6 by David Friess of Red Bud, ...

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 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.

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 ...

CHS BOE promotes Belton  Randolph County Herald Tribune

The Chester District 139 Board of Education met for its March meeting on Thursday night and voted to promote co-offensive coordinator Billy Belton as the new ...

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.

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 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 ...

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.

Schweizer to play volleyball at Kaskaskia College  Randolph County Herald Tribune

Chester High School Lady Yellow Jacket Hannah Schweizer has signed to play volleyball to play for the Kaskaskia College Blue Angels beginning this fall.

'Sounds of the Season' fill Colbert Gym  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

The Chester High School Music Department put on its annual concert on December 11, as "The Sounds of the Season" filled Colbert Gymnasium.

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 ...

Police: 1 killed, 2 injured in Chester drive-by shooting

Chester police are investigating a drive by shooting that left a person dead and others injured.

St. Charles West 55, St. Charles 54 | St. Charles High School

St. Charles West's Trent Champagne (10) puts up a shot against St. Charles, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, at St. Charles High School in St. Charles, Mo. Michael ...

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)

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.

Philadelphia Union gamer claims championship at esports FIFA tournament in LA  WPVI-TV

West Chester high school student and Philadelphia Union gamer Cormac "Doolsta" Dooley claimed the championship at the eMLS League Series One in Los ...

CHS athletics kick off Gold Card fundraiser  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

The Chester High School Athletic Department recently kicked off its 2017-18 sports fundraiser with an assembly of all fall and winter athletes.

Illinois Class 7A quarterfinal:Mount Carmel 29, East St. Louis 19

East St. Louis running back Treven Swingler (10) breaks a tackle against Mt.Carmel's Daniel Morales (21) in a 7A quarterfinal state playoff game at Gatley ...

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.

Drake Westcott, junior, infielder, Edwardsville

The power-hitting left-handed batter and Louisville commit led the Tigers in home runs (seven), RBI (34) and batting average (.510). The returning All-Metro ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Class 4A Belleville West Regional, first round: O'Fallon 46, Belleville East 44

Khalifah Muhammad of Belleville East takes a shot as Caleb Burton and Shaun Riley of O'Fallon defend during the Class 4A Collinsville Regional on Monday, ...

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 ...

Berner comes through for Chester in playoffs | Chester High School  The Southern

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

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 ...

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.

2016's stand-out high school students | Education |  The Southern

Each year, The Southern Illinois Society for High School Achievement recognizes students from Southern Illinois high schools for their achievements in such ...

SAT scores in Illinois: explore the data  Chicago Tribune

Unlike most of Illinois schools, Hersey High School in Arlington Heights scored an average 1202.3 on the SAT, one of only 14 high schools in the state that on ...

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 ...

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 ...

Edwardsville, Triad take aim on advancing past dual sectionals

The Edwardsville High wrestling team has won eight consecutive Southwestern Conference championships and eight successive Class 3A regional titles.

Class 4 District 3 championship: MICDS 25, Hazelwood East 14 | Hazelwood East

MICDS' Graham Bundy Jr. (5) runs the ball in for a score during a Class 4 playoff game at SLUH on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at SLUH in St. Louis, Mo.

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 student models in fashion show  Randolph County Herald Tribune

Chester High School student Melissa Crosby was recently selected by Michael Shreves, principal designer and fashion coordinator for Enchanting ...

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 ...

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.

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.

Friess to challenge Costello  The Republic-Times

A Republican attorney from Red Bud announced this week his intentions to run against State Rep. Jerry Costello II (D-Smithton) in 2018. “I'm running for state ...

Expect Lady Yellow Jackets volleyball team to be competitive this year  Daily Register

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 ...

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, ...

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.

Police are searching for suspect in Paoli stabbing  Daily Local News

Police are searching for the suspect who reportedly stabbed someone in the Paoli section, according to reports.

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 ...

Lady Yellow Jackets open season with win over Trico  Randolph County Herald Tribune

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 ...

2016 PARCC test results  Chicago Tribune

The Tribune reviewed the passing, or proficiency, rate on the PARCC exams across both reading and math in all grades tested at some 3,700 schools, ...

All 2015 honors recipients by high school | Education  The Southern

The Southern Illinoisan honored the region's top high-school graduates this past Tuesday at The Southern Illinoisan's 45th Annual Southern Illinois Society for ...

Reunited couple creates café, bed-and-breakfast in historic Alto Pass building  The Southern

The building, painted cerulean blue, stands out on the two-block downtown business district in Alto Pass, population 389. Joining Grammer's Market, the Doo ...

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