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Chester teen killed in crash  WSIL TV

JACKSON COUNTY (WSIL) -- The Jackson County coroner identified the person killed in a crash in Campbell Hill on Friday as a teenager from Chester.



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 ...



'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'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 ...



CHS graduates 54 seniors at 133rd commencement One of the smallest graduating classes at Chester High  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

One of the smallest graduating classes at Chester High School in recent years took part in commencement on Sunday, but the ceremony was no less moving.



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."



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

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



Former Chester band director still supporting his old school John Birchler had a nice surprise for  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

Former Chester High School band and choral director John Birchler had a nice surprise for current music director Steve Colonel at the recent "High South" ...



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 ...



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.



CHS basketball players visit grade school Seven players from the 2019 Chester High School basketball team  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

Seven players from the 2019 Chester High School basketball team accompanied Head Coach Brad Norman to Chester Grade School lst Thursday to greet ...



Chester baseball preview: 'We'll swing for the fences' The Chester High School baseball team is  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, ...



CHS inducts 16 new members into National Honor Society  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

The Chester High School Summit Chapter of the National Honor Society inducted 16 new members on March 24.



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 ...



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."



Chester High School | | thesouthern.com  The Southern

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



Yellow Jackets streak at 10 after wins over Christopher, Gibault  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

Chester High School went undefeated for the week Jan. 21-25 with wins over Black Diamond Conference foe Christopher and non-conference opponent Gibault ...



$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.



Memorial honors beloved teacher  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

Chester Grade School special education teachers and the Chester High School Class of 1961 recently remembered a beloved former special education teacher ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Chester's Chase Colvis signs to play football at McKendree Chester High School senior Chase Colvis has  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

Chester High School senior Chase Colvis has signed a letter of intent to play football next year at McKendree University in Lebanon, Illinois.



Chester softball preview: Coach Tracy Colvis sees winning season in her crystal ball  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

Tracy Colvis, head coach of the Chester High School Lady Jacket softball team, is setting her expectations for success.



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

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



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, ...



CHS cheerleaders, coaches celebrate the season at 2019 awards banquet  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

CHESTER -- A very busy cheer season has come to an end and the 2018-2019 Chester High School squad gathered Thursday evening March 28 for an ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



CHS basketball celebrates memorable season at 2019 Awards Night It was a star-studded night on  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

It was a star-studded night on April 3 when Chester High School celebrated its 2018-19 basketball program, particularly its record-setting varsity squad.



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.



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 ...



Annual CGS spring concert and awards night is big success  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

The annual Chester Grade School Spring Concert and Awards Night was held Wednesday April 24 at Chester High School's Colbert Gymnasium.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



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.



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 ...



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.



Chester salutes those who served  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

The annual Veterans Day Ceremony hosted by the Chester American Legion Post 487 and the Chester VFW Post 3553 was a huge hit with those in attendance.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Auditor General: Chester Upland School District is in 'administrative chaos;' saddled with huge debt  The Delaware County Daily Times

The Chester Upland School District is in “administrative chaos” said Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale, who Wednesday released an audit that ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



Pre-Draft Workout Recap | 6.14.19 | Philadelphia 76ers  Sixers.com

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 ...



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, ...



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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 ...



DAR dedicates Bicentennial Monument  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

On Aug. 26, 2018, the Liberty Bell of the West Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution hosted a ceremony at the Randolph County ...



Carroll 'Rocky' Bridges | Obituaries | thesouthern.com  The Southern

CHESTER -- Carroll Ray "Rocky" Bridges, 76, passed away at 2:55 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at his residence.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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

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 ...



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 ...



Conference realignment talk resurfaces again  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

Conference realignment talk has apparently come back to the forefront, as officials from several regional school districts are reportedly discussing forming a new ...



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 ...



A sunny couple of days are ahead  WSIL TV

Sunshine is back this morning! We are watching clouds move away to our east, but nothing is here to replace them except sunshine. The same continues for ...



Outlook is optimistic for CHS cross country  Daily Register

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, ...



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 ...



Lady Yellow Jackets volleyball season ends in loss to Pinckneyville  Daily Register

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.



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

The 2017 standardized test results from Illinois Science Assessment released include students' scores and if they met state science standards. OFallon High ...



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 ...



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 ...



Crosby wins VFW Voice of Democracy contest again  Randolph County Herald Tribune

Chester High School senior Melissa Crosby has won the VFW Voice of Democracy contest for the second year in a row.



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

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, ...



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

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.



St. Louis Area High School Sports Scores  fox2now.com

Want to check the latest high school football, basketball, baseball, softball, hockey volleyball, soccer, lacrosse, rugby, water polo, field hockey or wrestling scores ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Landon is The Southern's Boys Track Athlete of the Year  The Southern

It couldn't have gone much better for Kyle Landon during his high school track and field career.



Drake Westcott, junior, infielder, Edwardsville | Edwardsville High School  STLtoday.com

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 ...



CHS golfers honored at banquet  Daily Register

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 ...



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, ...



Memorial Day Weekend events | | thesouthern.com  The Southern

Memorial Day weekend — May 22 through 25. Murphysboro: Friday through Monday, Avenue of Flags displayed in Pleasant Grove Memorial Park, 31 Memorial ...



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 ...



Keefe named Charleston Middle School principal | News | jg-tc.com  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON (JG-TC) -- The school board voted Wednesday evening to transfer Charleston High School Assistant Principal Tim Keefe to the Charleston ...



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