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Dean Sanders  Herald & Review

ARCOLA -- Philip Dean Sanders, 80, of Barrington, formerly of Arcola, died at 7:21 p.m. Friday, February 15, 2019 at JourneyCare Hospice in Barrington.

Looking back at some Arcola upsets over Tuscola  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

ARCOLA -- With 104 games of one of the oldest rivalries in the state of Illinois Arcola and Tuscola have had their share of upsets.

Purple Riders adjust on the fly, knock off Storm  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

ARCOLA — It may not have been in the original game plan, but that doesn't mean it was unexpected.Arcola football has a workhorse in junior Austin Hopkins, ...

EHS, T-town Nab Wins, LOVC, LIC Tourneys  Effingham's News Leader

Effingham High School captured an Apollo Conference victory over Mount Zion, 71-52 in boys basketball action Friday. The Hearts stepped out to a 25-13 ...

Speedy start helps Neoga top Arcola 54-22  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

ARCOLA — Neoga used its speed to take a 10-0 lead after the opening 3:39 of the game. Arcola switched to a 2-3 zone for several minutes before going to.

Purple Riders keep pressing forward  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

ARCOLA — New lights surround Thomas-Bradford Field just outside Arcola High School.But the passionate fans who follow Arcola football won't get to see them ...

Glancing Back: Jan. 24-25 | Opinion  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

100 years ago, Jan. 24, 1919. CHARLESTON -- Workmen have been busy the past few days in putting the finishing touches upon the giant arch of welcome at ...

HS 1A Football: Salt Fork vs. Arcola  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Arcola defeated Salt Fork 31-13 in the IHSA Class 1A playoff football game at Arcola High School on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018.

Riders run over Cumberland | Sports  Effingham Daily News

CUMBERLAND-The Arcola High School Riders football team dominated a fierce Cumberland High School Pirates team in a 54-35 contest Friday night.

Arcola High School getting ready to celebrate 100 years  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Arcola Superintendent Tom Mulligan talks about celebrating the high school's 100-year anniversary.

After 100 years, Arcola High School is still thriving  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

ARCOLA — When Bob Van Cleave was growing up here, he had to walk 2 miles to a friend's house just to hitch a ride to school.There were no buses back then ...

James Cunningham  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

ARCOLA -- James Frederick Cunningham, 69, of Arcola, IL and Riviera Beach, FL passed away peacefully Thursday, August 16 at his childhood home in Arcola ...

Facing tragedies, school shares faith, hope | Opinion | Journal Gazette  Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

A letter to the editor defending Indiana's school voucher program claimed a benefit often cited. Most voucher schools are faith-based, the writer clai ...

Randy Martin  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Randy Martin, 62, of Champaign, formerly of Arcola, passed away at 12:25 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 27, 2018) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

Bobby Bright  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

ARCOLA – Bobby Garver Bright, 91, of Arcola died at 1:40 a.m. Wednesday (April 4, 2018) at The Arthur Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday ...

Cunningham, James Frederick  Herald & Review

ARCOLA -- James Frederick Cunningham, 69, of Arcola, IL and Riviera Beach, FL passed away peacefully Thursday, August 16 at his childhood home in Arcola ...

Janet Lathrop  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Janet K. Lathrop, 66, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends Wednesday (Aug. 29, 2018).

Carrying the purple tradition  Herald & Review

There are few towns in Illinois where football means as much to its residents than Arcola.

HS Girls Basketball: Arcola vs. Villa Grove/Heritage  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Arcola vs. Villa Grove/Heritage in a prep game at Arcola High School on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018.

Arcola rolling with success  Herald & Review

It goes without saying, but Arcola athletics' highest point of the last year is its football state championship in November. But the Riders' recent run of success ...

Arcola's perfection: A look back at the 1985 title year  Herald & Review

In 1985, Arcola put together the perfect season -- a 14-0 record and a 1A state championship.

Shooting to be strength of Arcola  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

ARCOLA -- It is an entirely new team from last year as the Purple Riders lost seven players from a 24-4 Class 1A regional championship season.

PHOTOS: Arcola Football vs. Sangamon Valley | High School Conferences  Herald & Review

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HS Football: Arcola vs. Stark County Class 1A Championship  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Arcola defeats Stark County 35-17 in the IHSA Class 1A high school championship football game Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, at Huskie Stadium in Dekalb, Ill. The ...

PHOTOS: Arcola Football vs. Oblong | Little Okaw |  Herald & Review

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ENGAGEMENT: Shawn Yadon and Heather McCullough  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

PORTALES, N.M. -- Shawn Yadon and Heather McCullough, both of Portales, N.M., announce their engagement. He is the son of Dennis and Donna Yadon of ...

Confident Arcola boys secure 20th victory  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

ARCOLA — Winning materialized last fall for Arcola on the football field.The Purple Riders, who won a Class 1A state football title in late November, seem ...

HS Football: Arcola vs Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Arcola football vs Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond, Friday, September 25, 2015 at Arcola High School.

Paying it forward: Arcola siblings aim to grant another child's dream  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

ARCOLA — Emilee and Joshua Mathias know firsthand what having a wish come true can mean to a kid with a life-threatening illness.The Arcola siblings ...

Mark Clark  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

CUBA, Mo. — Mark Allen Clark, 48, of Cuba, Mo., passed away Tuesday (May 29, 2018). Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 2, 2018, at Edwards ...

Arcola relays take fistful of medals  Herald & Review

CHARLESTON -- All day long, Arcola found a little extra motivation.

Arcola's season-long romp  Herald & Review

DEKALB – Throughout the season, Arcola demolished opponents.

Brothers in arms  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Got a question for Tom? Ask it hereARCOLA — The Ghere boys of Arcola — seven of whom served their country simultaneously during World War II — will get ...

Arcola homecoming king, queen candidates  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

Pictured, from the left, are the Arcola High School 2013 homecoming king and queen candidates. Front row: Maria Climaco, Klaire Karmazinas, Samantha ...

Dorthy Teter  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Dorthy Jane Teter, 90, of Marion, formerly Villa Grove, died at 3:30 a.m. Saturday (May 26, 2018) at home in Marion. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, ...

Arcola seniors get ball rolling for new playground equipment  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

ARCOLA — A group of Arcola High School senior students plan to help raise funds for new playground equipment at the Arcola Elementary School by holding a ...

2017 Veterans Day calendar  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Veterans Day ceremonies and events are being held throughout our area. They include:

From horses to hardwood  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

ARCOLA — When Jeff and Lisa Edwards built a pole-barn 14 or so years ago for her two horses and a colt they boarded they never thought they would end up ...

Accident claims father, son  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

By DAVID PORTERFor The Ford County RecordARCOLA — An accident this week in rural Coles County claimed the life of 15-year-old Arcola student ...

Area schools with IHSA state trophies | HR Preps |  Herald & Review

Click on the icon to the left of "HR Preps: Area state trophies" to bring out a list of all the trophies or zoom in on each city in the.

Top of the Morning, Dec. 21, 2017  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Arcola schools once again showed their giving side — with an assist from rival Tuscola.Tuesday's boys' basketball game between the Purple Riders and ...

Tuesday's prep highlights: Holloman paces Blue Devils  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

In boys' basketball. Oakwood 56, Georgetown-Ridge Farm 44. Skylar Bolton (18 points) and Chase Vinson (15 points) led the Comets (7-8) to a road Vermillion ...

Top of the Morning, Oct. 9, 2018  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

It's homecoming week at Arcola High School, where on Friday senior Molly Sue Mahannah will take over our Snapchat account to show "how everyone is so ...

Family of 7 Brothers Honored for World War II Service  WAND

ARCOLA -- Seven brothers who all served in the military during World War II were recognized Sunday as Highway 133 was renamed "The Ghere Brothers ...

For area grad Zehr, it's still about serving  Bloomington Pantagraph

Zach Zehr was a senior quarterback at Deer Creek-Mackinaw High School in the fall of 2001. He was into school, football, teenage type things.

SHOP LOCAL: Green Mill celebrating 3rd season of theater; Carriage Crossing reopening  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

ARCOLA -- Green Mill Village is celebrating the recent debut of the third season at the Green Mill Village Theatre and the upcoming reopening of Carriage ...

Tremont hires Zach Zehr as football head coach  Pekin Daily Times

Tremont High School has hired Zach Zehr as head football coach, pending District 702 Board of Education approval in January. Zehr will also serve as athletic ...

Talking turkey  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

ARCOLA — They may not get to sit down to a big turkey dinner Thursday, but Arcola High School football players said this Thanksgiving weekend is sure to go ...

Life in pictures: Photos from Mattoon, Charleston and Central Illinois  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

Show are participants in one of The Little Theatre On The Square's previous Daddy Daughter Dance fundraisers at Sullivan Elementary School. Submitted photo ...

Cultivating Creativity Children’s Art Exhibition opening at Regions Bank  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CASEY -- The Tarble Arts Center is pleased to announce that Cultivating Creativity 2016-2017: Consolidated Communications Children's Art Exhibition ...

Mattoon, Charleston & Coles County neighbors: Recently published obituaries  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

Read through the obituaries published in Journal Gazette/Times-Courier.

Englum named general manager of Cromwell group  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON (JG-TC) -- Coles County's Luci Englum has been named general manager of Cromwell Radio Group's 101.3 WMCI, 92.1 WWGO “The Axe” and ...

Awards presented to students in Cultivating Creativity exhibit  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON — The students represented in the 2012-13 Cultivating Creativity: Consolidated Communications Children's Art Exhibition were recognized for ...

Top of the Morning, Dec. 7, 2016  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Congratulations to ...... baritone Nathan Gunn, who received two Grammy nominations (opera recording and contemporary classical composition) on Tuesday.

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, ...

Top of the morning, Dec. 30, 2013  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Something to get you going today, courtesy executive editor Jim Rossow.Memory LaneOn Mondays, we'll make use of our extensive photo archives both in this ...

Angelica Salceda Advocates for Student Parents' Rights in the Central Valley  ACLU of Northern California

Angelica Salceda, an 2013 Equal Justice Works Fellow with the ACLU of Northern California, is helping implement the Pregnant and Parenting Student Project ...

Gimme a sign!  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

East central Illinois football players show they know the way to Memorial Stadium.

Younger Generation: Celebrating the achievements of young adults in East Central Illinois  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Students honored in juried showChampaign County Arts Council has announced the winners of the seventh annual Eric Show, a juried exhibition featuring ...

Carolyn Gose  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- Carolyn Sue (Sandiford) Gose, age 71, of Mattoon passed away at 3:27 p.m. on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at her residence.

In Remembrance: Locals who passed on in February  Herald & Review

February 2016 obituaries and announcements in the Decatur area. View obituaries any time at

In remembrance: Locals who passed on in June  Bloomington Pantagraph

June 2017 obituaries and announcements in the Bloomington–Normal area. View obituaries any time at

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