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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 ...

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 ...

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

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

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."

Yellow Jackets win CIT The Chester Yellow Jackets withstood a fourth quarter surge, Mother Nature and  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 garden certified as a wildlife habitat  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

The Chester High School garden habitat has been named a Certified Wildlife Habitat, an oasis on school grounds that supports birds, butterflies, bees, frogs and ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Sting staff triumphs in school newspaper contest  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

The Chester High School Sting won the Digital Blue Banner Award at the Southern Illinois School Press Association Winter Conference Feb. 27 at Southern ...

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 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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

$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.

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, ...

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.

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 ...

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 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 ...

12-0! Yellow Jackets make short work of Goreville, Vienna; Kiner hits 1,000th point  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

The Chester High School Yellow Jackets continued to roll last week with two more wins, improving to 21-5 on the season and 8-0 in the Black Diamond ...

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's Williams earns All-South hoops honors  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

Chester High School's Destiny Williams has earned 2018 All-South honors from the Southern Illinois Coaches Association.

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 salutes those who served The annual Veterans Day Ceremony hosted by the Chester American Legion  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 softball centerfielder, Miah Mitchell, signs with Mizzou  Daily Register

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

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 ...

CHS honors fall senior athletes, band, dance members  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

During the last week of regular season games Chester High School honored all senior fall athletes that were competing or performing in their final fall activities.

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

Chester Police Chief Ryan Coffey leaving city; joining Randolph County Sheriff's Office as detective  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

'My choice to leave was not an easy one' Coffey said after his announcement on Dec. 6.

Meyer named new CHS principal  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

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

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 ...

High school spring sports schedules and scores — Live!  Belleville News-Democrat

Find live local high school sports coverage for all southern Illinois games including up-to-the-minute scores, schedules and more. Stay connected with Belleville ...

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 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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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)

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, ...

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 to host 'First Responders Day'  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

Chester High School will host a "First Responders Day" on May 5 as part of a tribute to fallen Chester Police officer and volunteer firefighter James Brockmeyer, ...

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.

Chester Dance Team goes hip hop  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

The Chester High School Dance team performed a hip-hop Pom Pon routine at halftime of the Chester YellowJackets vs. Zeigler-Royalton basketball game Jan.

Blechle takes baton from Lee at Chester  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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Prep football: Diamond crown on the line at Eldorado  The Southern

Friday night in Eldorado will feature a winner-take-all battle between two state-ranked teams with the Black Diamond Conference title as the prize.

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 ...

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 romps over C-Z-R to stay unbeaten  The Southern

CHRISTOPHER — Despite all the homecoming pageantry and Bearcat alumni jamming the stands, the visiting Chester Yellow Jackets jumped out to an early ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

"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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Christmas on the River begins  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

EDITOR'S NOTE: See a two-page Holiday Home Tour section in the Dec. 2 edition of the Randolph County Herald Tribune. CHRISTMAS ON THE RIVER.

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 ...

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