News HeadlinesJacksonville High Jacksonville, IL News

Jacksonville High School News Submitted by Alumni

Jacksonville High School News From Around The Web

Suttles 87th  Jacksonville Journal-Courier

William R. “Bill” Suttles will celebrate his 87th birthday on Thursday. He was born in Jacksonville on Sept. 5, 1932, to the late Emmett and Blanche Phillips ...



Potential Teacher Alleges Sexual Orientation Discrimination in Hiring Process at SHG  WLDS-WEAI News

The story of a Jacksonville High School and Illinois College graduate went viral overnight. Lauren White of Jacksonville was allegedly denied a job to teach ...



Three Local Businesses Receive Centennial Business Distinction From IL State Historical Society  WLDS-WEAI News

A Jacksonville High School and two local business have been designated as Centennial Businesses by the Illinois State Historical Society. This past Saturday at ...



JHS homecoming parade entry form available  Jacksonville Journal-Courier

Information and entry forms are now available for the Jacksonville High School homecoming parade. The homecoming parade will be at 4 p.m. Sept. 27, with ...



New head coach for Jacksonville High School girls’ basketball team  Jacksonville Journal-Courier

Jacksonville High School physical education/health teacher Brandon Radford will become the next head coach for the JHS girls' basketball team. Radford ...



JHS dives into Disney classic for musical  Jacksonville Journal-Courier

Jacksonville High School sits in close proximity to rich, central Illinois farmland, the nearest ocean well, not so near. This weekend, though, members of the ...



Jacksonville High School student receives perfect ACT score  khqa.com

One Jacksonville student has earned substantial bragging rights after receiving a perfect score on his ACT test. According to My Journal Courier's Nick Draper, ...



10 selected for JHS Hall of Fame  Jacksonville Journal-Courier

Ten highly respected individuals and a state champion relay team have been selected for induction into the Jacksonville High School Sports Hall of Fame.



Hall Named JHS Head Soccer Coach  WLDS-WEAI News

Jacksonville High School now has a new head soccer coach. He is 1997 JHS graduate Brexton Hall. Hall takes over for Evan Philpott, who has been hired as ...



Jacksonville dismissed girls basketball coach after 14 seasons  The State Journal-Register

JACKSONVILLE — Jeannette Barlow was dismissed at a Jacksonville School District Board of Education meeting on May 15 after 14 seasons as the ...



Jacksonville turns to J.R. Dugan again to guide Crimsons basketball  The State Journal-Register

JACKSONVILLE — The Jacksonville School District 117 board hired J.R. Dugan to be its next Jacksonville High School boys basketball coach at its monthly ...



Digital yearbooks from 1906 to 1989 online  Jacksonville Journal-Courier

The Jacksonville Public Library has completed the digitization of 75 years of Jacksonville High School yearbooks that are now available to browse online.



JHS speech team taking the stage once more  Jacksonville Journal-Courier

Jacksonville High School is reviving its speech team. Participation had declined and there had been no team for several years. With the season beginning, the ...



Minutes — Jacksonville school board  Jacksonville Journal-Courier

Jacksonville School District 117. Board of Education Regular. Nov. 13, 2018. The Board of Education of Jacksonville School District 117 met in Regular Session ...



Beaux Arts royalty crowned  Jacksonville Journal-Courier

The Jacksonville Arts Association crowned its traditional queen and its first king Saturday during the 62nd annual Beaux Arts Ball, London: A Night with the ...



JHS boys soccer coach Evan Philpott leaving Crimsons for Illinois College  The State Journal-Register

JACKSONVILLE — After seven seasons as the Jacksonville High School boys soccer coach, Evan Philpott is moving on, but he isn't going far.The Jacksonville ...



JHS grad Blake Hance signs with Buffalo Bills  Jacksonville Journal-Courier

Former Jacksonville High School football player Blake Hance has signed with the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent. Hance, at 6-foot-5, 310 pounds, ...



JHS alumni honored for achievements  Jacksonville Journal Courier

As part of Jacksonville School District 117's Sesquicentennial Celebration, the Jacksonville Public Schools Foundation honored on Saturday the inaugural class ...



The book “Rich History, Bright Future: Celebrating 150 Years of Jacksonville School District #117” will be available for sale Friday at Jacksonville High School.  Jacksonville Journal-Courier

The 150th anniversary of Jacksonville School District 117 is wrapping up with the release of a history book and a play. The book, “Rich History, Bright Future: ...



South Jacksonville voters to pick three aldermen Tuesday  Jacksonville Journal-Courier

The South Jacksonville Board of Trustees has three open positions up for election Tuesday. Current board members Chris Norton and Stacy Pinkerton are ...



Jacksonville football enters with a sense of urgency  The State Journal-Register

JACKSONVILLE – Senior running back Corey Hacker described 2017 as a strange season for everyone.Injuries decimated Jacksonville High School en route to ...



German, JHS students bridge cultural GAPP  Jacksonville Journal-Courier

Thousands of miles from home, 18 German students are spending much of October visiting Jacksonville, attending classes at Jacksonville High School and ...



The way we were: Famous educator carved his niche here  Jacksonville Journal Courier

High above the main entrance to the old Jacksonville High School building are carved the words “Newton Bateman Memorial.” Some early Crimson J yearbooks ...



Diamond in the rough: Pony/Colt Field to get second life  Jacksonville Journal-Courier

MacMurray College needed a baseball field. Jacksonville Pony/Colt has a baseball field that needed some fixing up. So, Mac and Pony/Colt have combined ...



Accuracy, defense help Decatur Eisenhower past Jacksonville - Sports  The State Journal-Register

DECATUR -- Jacksonville High School basketball coach Cody Gray identified two ways a team like Eisenhower can win games as "gutting the defense and ...



Jaeyln Keene to play pro volleyball overseas  The State Journal-Register

JACKSONVILLE -- Jaelyn Keene, a 2014 Jacksonville High School graduate, has signed a contract to play professional volleyball in Austria.She will join the ...



Jacksonville High to induct 12 to Sports Hall of Fame  The State Journal-Register

JACKSONVILLE — One Illinois High School Association state champion, a seven-time Most Valuable Player and two pairs of graduating classmates are among ...



Former IL Congressman Paul Findley Has Died  WLDS-WEAI News

A former top lawmaker in Washington D.C. And Jacksonville resident has died. Former Congressman Paul Findley, 98, of Jacksonville has passed according to ...



Lehnen, Glenwood too much for Jacksonville  The State Journal-Register

CHATHAM -- Jacksonville High School saw way too much of Luke Lehnen on Friday night, and his performance was limited to the first half. "It was Lehnen with ...



Current Assistant District 117 Superintendent takes collegiate job, plus a NEW PRINCIPAL AT JHS  WLDS-WEAI News

Jacksonville school district 117 held its regularly scheduled monthly meeting last night. As the first full Board and committee of the whole meetings of the summer ...



JHS honors 368 named to honor rolls  Jacksonville Journal Courier

Jacksonville High School has recognized 368 students for earning Honor Roll and High Honor Roll honors. Honor Roll designation is given to students with a ...



JHS alum pursues dream, lands ‘Unplanned’ role  Jacksonville Journal-Courier

A former Jacksonville resident can be seen on the silver screen come March in the movie “Unplanned,” a faith-based true story about a former Planned ...



Longtime Jacksonville alderman stepping away  The State Journal-Register

A longtime Jacksonville alderman is resigning from the city council.Ward 2 Ald. Tony Williams informed Mayor Andy Ezard that he is moving to Springfield, where ...



IHSA plan would replace football conferences with districts  Herald & Review

BLOOMINGTON — Football teams grouped by geography became a closer reality Wednesday when the Illinois High School Association's Legislative ...



New chief sworn in at South Jacksonville Fire Department  Jacksonville Journal-Courier

The new chief of the South Jacksonville Fire Department that was sworn in by the village on Thursday said he hopes to connect with the community he has ...



JHS winter guard hoping to heat up state  Jacksonville Journal Courier

Jacksonville High School's winter guard is planning to bring the heat today as it heads to the Illinois Drill Team Association's state competition in Springfield.



Drysdale finals are set for 14-15 and 16-17 divisions - Sports  The State Journal-Register

Jacksonville's Aydin Folker will take aim on his third straight championship flight title when he meets Rochester's Clay Alewelt at 7:30 a.m. Thursday in the finals ...



Springfield Fire Department promotes five - News  The State Journal-Register

Five Springfield Fire Department veterans were promoted Tuesday during a ceremony in the city council chamber.“It is an honor and privilege,” said Chief Allen ...



IHSA plan would replace football conferences  The State Journal-Register

Football teams grouped by geography became a closer reality Wednesday when the Illinois High School Association's Legislative Commission voted to advance ...



YOUTH WRESTLING: Sectional success  AdVantageNEWS.com

The Roxana Junior High wrestling team poses with its sectional plaque after winning the Class A Sectional D tournament on Saturday at Litchfield High School.



Ted Wise mixed intensity and positivity; longtime SHG assistant football coach passed away Monday at 65  The State Journal-Register

Ted Wise loved the game of football.The Sacred Heart-Griffin High School assistant football coach loved people even more.Wise passed away Monday night ...



Cross country meet named after former JHS coach Dan Moy  Jacksonville Journal Courier

The Jacksonville Cross Country Invitational received a new name this year in honor of the man who shaped the Jacksonville cross country team into what it is ...



Cody Gray is Jacksonville's new head basketball coach  The State Journal-Register

It took two months, but Jacksonville High School did not need to search far to find its next boys basketball coach to replace Cliff Cameron.Jacksonville athletic ...



Tim Chipman named Illinois Assistant Principal of the Year  Jacksonville Journal Courier

Standing outside the Jacksonville High School on Wednesday, Assistant Principal Tim Chipman wished students a good afternoon as they left school for the day ...



Fernandes-Howell  Jacksonville Journal-Courier

Rodney Fernandes and Bur and Roxanne Filson, all of Jacksonville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Morgan Rene Fernandes of St. Louis, ...



YOUTH WRESTLING: Roxana wins first regional title  AdVantageNEWS.com

The Roxana Junior High wrestling team poses with its regional championship trophy on Saturday after winning the regional tournament at Auburn Junior High.



Police news for Thursday, Oct. 4  Jacksonville Journal-Courier

Pittsfield man arrested on sexual assault of a child charge. PITTSFIELD — A Pittsfield man has been arrested on a charge of predatory criminal sexual assault of ...



Holiday events calendar  Illinois Times

Christmas Card Lane Nov 29-Dec 30. An outdoor exhibit/competition comprised of larger-than-life “cards” created by local artists and groups based on the ...



Okawville closing in on another state tournament  Belleville News-Democrat

Sports news: Okawville High School Rockets Peoria Quest Charter Academy IHSA boys basketball super sectional preview in Jacksonville, IL. Okawville is in ...



Cameron resigns as boys basketball coach at Jacksonville  The State Journal-Register

Cliff Cameron said he enjoyed a new experience as the boys head basketball coach at Jacksonville High School this season. But a year after a brief retirement ...



Deal crowned Beaux Arts queen  Jacksonville Journal-Courier

Anne Harris Deal was crowned queen of the 2018 Beaux Arts Ball, “The Streets of Old San Juan,” on Saturday evening at the Jacksonville High School Bowl.



South Mac cancels rest of varsity season - Sports  The State Journal-Register

MOUNT OLIVE — Mount Olive High School Principal Jon Baumberger said Thursday that his school and Bunker Hill have canceled the balance of the South ...



Annual WIU Marching Band Classic is Oct. 20  Western Illinois University News

MACOMB, IL – The 37th annual Western Illinois University Marching Band Classic, for high school bands, will be held beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 on ...



Watkins-Gebhardt  Jacksonville Journal-Courier

Kelsey Watkins and Greg Gebhardt are happy to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. Kelsey is the daughter of Kevin Watkins and Shelley ...



School year filled with new faces  Jacksonville Journal Courier

As students return to school, some will see new faces in leadership roles at their schools. Meredosia-Chambersburg will see a new superintendent, Thad Walker ...



Beaux Arts Ball Senior Maids & Senior Gentlemen  Jacksonville Journal Courier

These young men and women will participate in the 2016 Beaux Arts Ball, “Glitz Glamour Gatsby,” as senior gentlemen and senior maids. The ball is an annual ...



Sims 50th  Jacksonville Journal Courier

Bob and Lynn Sims will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Friday. Bob Sims and Lynn Doyle were married April 15, 1966, at Grace United Methodist ...



Meet the coaches of the 2019 East-West All-Star Games  HighSchoolOT

The 2019 N.C. Coaches Association East-West All-Star Games will be held July 15-17 in Greensboro and high school coaches from across the state will coach ...



OSS’s green team wins Geo Bowl  Jacksonville Journal Courier

Our Saviour School's green team won the 23rd Regional Geography Bowl Wednesday night at Jacksonville High School. The OSS green team, coached by Don ...



Jacksonvilles refurbished Lincoln school combines new, old  The State Journal-Register

JACKSONVILLE -- The newly rehabilitated Lincoln Elementary School on Jacksonville's north side has been billed as the community's first 21st-century school, ...



District 117 approves name change of Turner Jr. High  WLDS-WEAI News

District 117 board members unanimously approved that name change and several other items with Turner Jr. High during Wednesday's monthly meeting.



Wedding: Miller-Heaton  Jacksonville Journal Courier

Emily Alison Heaton and Alex David Miller were united in marriage Oct. 8, 2016. Linda Strader presided over the 3:30 p.m. outdoor ceremony at Lost Hill Lake in ...



Baker finds sweet spot for business  Jacksonville Journal Courier

A cake decorator has decided to take her skills to a new level and open her own bakery. Holly Stewart of South Jacksonville, previously the “cake artist” at ...



Lessons for the ladies  Jacksonville Journal Courier

Ann Rutledge, the purported love interest of Abraham Lincoln, was making plans to attend the Jacksonville Female Academy when she died in 1835. If Rutledge ...



Ground game gives Jacksonville its second win - Sports  The State Journal-Register

JACKSONVILLE -- This week, Jacksonville High School got the job done on the ground.Tyger Vaniter had 168 yards and a touchdown, Chris Pulley had 150 ...



New faces taking the helm at schools  Jacksonville Journal Courier

As students return to school starting this week, they will be seeing several new administrators, including two new superintendents, a new principal and an ...



Just another day on job for Drysdale playoff winner Schnepp  The State Journal-Register

Karlie Schnepp had to work five holes of overtime on Monday at Lincoln Greens Golf Course. And then she had to go to work.But given her busy schedule over ...



Where does Mariners prospect Shed Long feel most comfortable? Right now, it’s in the batter’s box  The Olympian

Seattle Mariners prospect Shed Long has the versatility to play almost any position on the baseball field. He was drafted out of high school as a catcher by the ...



Family of painters adds a brush  Jacksonville Journal-Courier

The tradition continues in the family of a Jacksonville painting contractor. David Large is introducing his 23-year-old son, Brandon Large, to the family trade.



Still in the game: 25 years later, national champ keeps aiming for the top  Jacksonville Journal Courier

He's saved Princess Peach more times than he can count. He's scaled numerous construction girders and faced Donkey Kong head-on. He's dined on power ...



It's time to change name of Forrest High School  Florida Times-Union

There is no way a high school in Jacksonville would be named for Nathan Bedford Forrest today.He has no Jacksonville connection. And the name is so divisive ...



Jacksonvilles Kaufmann named CS8 Girls Basketball Player of Year  The State Journal-Register

JACKSONVILLE — Olivia Kaufmann can exhale now. As spring warms toward summer and her concerns shift further from the basketball court to softball, ...



Our Town Books gets new owner  Jacksonville Journal-Courier

Jacksonville's independent bookstore has a new book lover taking over after the previous owner took a job with the Jacksonville Public Library. It started with a ...



Stevens students prepare for Dance Showcase  Jacksonville Journal Courier

For some, dance can be more than just a fun activity — it can be transformative. Such is the case for Ashley Haggerty, a 15-year-old freshman at Jacksonville ...



CS8 girls basketball: Olivia Kaufmann hopes to lead Jacksonville revival  Lincoln Courier

The Central State Eight Conference's most prolific scorer is back for her senior season, and Olivia Kaufmann hopes she can lead Jacksonville High School's ...



Rodden-Little  Jacksonville Journal Courier

Katelynn Elizabeth Little and Thomas Earl Rodden were united in marriage at 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 4, 2017, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Springfield. The bride ...



Ballard-Campbell  Jacksonville Journal Courier

Kelly Campbell and Ryan Ballard were united in marriage June 17, 2016. Sam Skibbe, cousin of the bride, officiated the garden wedding in White Hall at the ...



The way we were: City filled with monuments to Gibson’s skills  Jacksonville Journal Courier

Annie Merner Chapel on the MacMurray College campus stands not only as a monument to one of the school's great benefactors, but also as a tribute to a great ...



After 40 years, doctor ready to relax  Jacksonville Journal Courier

A 40-year career in urology and surgery in Jacksonville will end Dec. 31 when Dr. Charles Wilson takes off the latex gloves for the last time. “I decided to retire ...



10 local residents among graduating physicians at SIU  The State Journal-Register

Ten Springfield-area residents will be among the 72 physicians scheduled to graduate Saturday at commencement ceremonies for Southern Illinois University ...



Two mysteries still unsolved in Jacksonville  Jacksonville Journal Courier

Unsolved mysteries have a way of fading from memory over time, no matter their peculiarity. Illinois State Police lists 25 cold cases on its website, most involving ...



JHS Madrigal ticket deadline nears  Jacksonville Journal Courier

Friday is the ticket reservation deadline for Jacksonville High School's annual Madrigal Dinner. The dinner, which features a four-course dinner along with ...



New Berlin promotes Seth Hill to head football coach  The State Journal-Register

It wasn't necessarily the way it was planned, but New Berlin High School has a new football coach and Seth Hill has returned to the ranks of head coach.



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, ...



ISU football adds former Illini lineman Gabe Megginson  Peoria Journal Star

NORMAL — Illinois State's football program on Friday announced the addition of a highly ranked in-state talent via a transfer from Illinois. Offensive lineman ...



Jacksonville FFA team is tops in forestry  Jacksonville Journal Courier

Jacksonville High School has a number of students who are difficult to stump when it comes to identifying trees. In September, 14 Jacksonville FFA varsity ...



Dozens of local athletes make college commitments  The State Journal-Register

Dozens of athletes from The State Journal-Register coverage have announced their collegiate intentions, with 10 choosing to play at NCAA Division I schools.



Struggle with heroin ends with sorrow  Jacksonville Journal Courier

Anita Martinez knew her son's battle with drug addiction wasn't over, but for the first time in a long time there were signs that her little boy might be winning the ...



Todd M. Adams: SHGs Ken Leonard exactly where he was meant to be  The State Journal-Register

If you've ever spoken to Sacred Heart-Griffin football coach Ken Leonard, you might have heard how he wound up in Springfield.He was 30 years old and had ...



Hill approved as Litchfield football coach  The State Journal-Register

LITCHFIELD — Seth Hill, who played football at Jacksonville High School and later assisted at JHS and Rushville-Industry, will oversee a program for the first ...



Alton High School hosts first ICCA competition  AdVantage News

ALTON — Alton High School hosted its first Illinois Cheerleading Coaches Association competition on Sunday, with the Granite City large varsity squad taking ...



Local organizations help teens find inexpensive prom dresses  The State Journal-Register

Prom dresses usually run from about $300-500, sometimes going upwards of $700. For some teens, spending that much money on a dress for one night is ...



U.S. Presidential Scholars: 161 Students Win Prestigious Award  Patch.com

U.S. Presidential Scholars: 161 Students Win Award - White House, US - The winners were chosen out of a group of 5100.



Candidate questionnaire: Christopher “C.D.” Davidsmeyer  The State Journal-Register

Office sought: State Representative for the 100th House DistrictPolitical party: RepublicanEducation: Bachelor's Degree, Miami UniversityFamily: Wife – Kristen, ...



Mariners add to prospect haul, acquire infielder in swap with Reds, Yankees  The News Tribune

The Mariners on Monday acquired second-base prospect Shed Long from the Cincinnati Reds as part of a three-team deal that sends outfielder Josh Stowers to ...



Ryan Mahan: Morris may be best team Rochester has met in playoffs  The State Journal-Register

Back on Oct. 21, when the Illinois High School Association football playoff pairings came out, I quickly assessed the Class 4A bracket and predicted the state ...



17 central Illinois residents among graduates at SIU School of Medicine  The State Journal-Register

Seventeen central Illinois residents were among the 65 newly minted doctors and 12 graduate students receiving degrees Saturday from Springfield's Southern ...



Annual WIU Marching Band Classic is Oct. 21  Western Illinois University News

MACOMB, IL – The 36th annual Western Illinois University Marching Band Classic, for high school bands, will be held beginning at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21 ...



Springfield author/firefighter Danual Berkley to release childrens book  The State Journal-Register

Danual Berkley, 31, grew up in Jacksonville, never seeing children's books about black families.The father of two sons — Davion, 7, and Kai, 2 — Berkley sought ...



LLCC soccer looks to newcomers for scoring  The State Journal-Register

The Lincoln Land Community College men's soccer team needs goal scorers.The Loggers don't return any of the players that combined for the team's 31 goals ...



News headlines by Google News for Jacksonville High School Jacksonville IL

We have listed the latest news headlines that include Jacksonville High . This site has been created to offer a place for JHS alumni to reconnect and share memories.

In addition to these news headlines, you may also want to join the Jacksonville High Jacksonville, IL alumni directory and check out the yearbook listings.