Sports fans it’s that time of year again when the two biggest Coles County teams will hit the field and vie for the coveted title and trophy. The Mattoon High School Green Wave and the Charleston High School Trojans are set to play in the third annual Coles County Clash at 7 p.m. Sept. 26 at Eastern Illinois University. Advance ticket purchases are available at both high school’s athletic departments and First . . . read more
Mattoon Middle School’s Ready To Read Across Mattoon Is the 2014 recipient of the Illinois Library Association Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial/Demco Award. The award recognizes an individual, group, program or institution for sustained activity and contribution having a lasting impact on librarianship. The award is sponsored by . . . read more
Students, staff and administrators are reminded to wash their hands frequently to help stop the spread of viruses. The Center for Disease Control reports that an outbreak of enterovirus D68, a serious respiratory illness currently impacting children, has been reported in several states including Illinois. Building administrators . . . read more
A high school sophomore, who dropped out of school, was given a job as a janitor at a salary of $1,720 per month. The student was . . .
Mattoon Middle School choral and band students offered musical tributes to Patriots Day. Choral students, under the direction of Angi Black, . . .
The Illinois State Board of Education awarded Mattoon Area Preschool with its Gold Circle of Quality rating. “We are pleased to . . .
Riddle Elementary School fifth grade teacher Tera Stewart and her students will be participating in International Dot Day on Sept. 15. . . .
Fifth grade students at Arland D. Williams Jr. Elementary School are studying energy. One of their projects included filling a . . .
Mattoon families are encouraged to review the free and reduced lunch guidelines and apply for federal assistance for this program. The . . .