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Deadline for scholarships approaches

Staff Report

March 5, 2018

The application deadline for most Eastern scholarships is coming up in March. Local and “legacy” students, along with current students, are able to apply for these. Applicants from Charleston High School or relatives of a Teachers College/Eastern State High School alumnus can apply for the TC Hig...

Mock accident shows consequences of drunken driving

Justin Wilson, a Charleston High School senior performs a field sobriety test with an Eastern police officer during Wednesday's mock DUI exercise at the High School.

Loren Dickson, Entertainment Reporter

April 26, 2017

As the school year comes to an end, Charleston High School students are preparing for prom on Saturday. To remind the students and community to remain safe, the Charleston Fire Department hosted a mock drunken-driving accident Wednesday morning in the parking lot of Charleston High School. Assisting...

Coles County School Facility Tax wins popular vote

Kalyn Hayslett, Editor-in-Chief

November 9, 2016

  The Coles County School Facility Tax referen­dum, which was presented on the ballot three times before, won the popular vote by 54.09% in the general election Tuesday night. The unofficial count of votes according to the Coles County Clerk’s Office was 11,564 yes votes compared to the...

Doudna to have free caroling concert

Luis Martinez, Entertainment Editor

December 9, 2015

The Doudna Fine Arts Center will be having its annual “Carols in the Concourse” concert on Thursday. The concert will start in the afternoon and is free and open to the public. Dan Crews, the director of patron services for Doudna, said the performance will feature professional and talented students. “It...

Student Senate Passes Emergency Legislation, Preps for Elections

Analicia Haynes, Staff Reporter

October 28, 2015

The Student Senate passed emergency proposals and discussed the upcoming senator and speaker elections Wednesday evening in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Two proposals were brought up as emergency legislation and the first proposal called for support for the outreach program. The ...

Storm damages high school gymnasium, businesses

Stephanie Markham, Editor-in-Chief

June 8, 2015

Editor's Note: This story has been updated as of 3 p.m. 6/11/2015 to reflect that no injuries resulted from the storm. Incorrect information was supplied to The Daily Eastern News. Severe weather in Coles County ended with straight-line winds damaging Charleston High School’s gymnasium Sunday. ...

CHS athlete enjoys hometown state finals

Jehad Abbed, News Editor

May 25, 2015

Junior four-sport athlete Morgan Sherwood represented Charleston High School this weekend during the Illinois High School Association girls track and field state finals at O’Brien Field. Sherwood was one of several Trojans who qualified for the state meet, which is held just a mile from CHS’s...

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