When students attending the Armstrong Program learned that Jerry Lee Moran was trying to break a world’s record, they answered the call to help. Moran of Champaign is trying to break the record for the largest key chain collection. The stud ents enthusiastically wanted to help Moran in his collection efforts so they started bringing in key chains and asking others to donate. However, Marilyn Smith of the Armstrong Program . . . read more
Mattoon High School FFA students sponsored their annual FFA Festival. Students from both elementary schools visited the festival. The FFA students offered fun activities. Special guest speakers, assisted by FFA students, presented educational topics. There was also a petting zoo featuring farm animals. The FFA sold pumpkins, gourds and . . . read more
Mattoon High School band and color guard participated in the University of Illinois Band Competition Oct. 18. In class 3A, percussion placed third, color guard placed fourth, and band placed fifth. "This is the highest placement for band at the U of I in 20 years," said Angi Black, director, color guard. The band is directed by . . . read more
Mattoon MIddle School will host a seventh and eighth grade girls basketball tournament beginning at 9 a.m. Oct. 25 at MMS. The format . . .
First-graders visited Douglas-Hart Nature Center Oct. 9. The students learned about animals and their habitats. The boy s and girls made . . .
Although teachers are usually the ones sharing their knowledge with their students, it was their turn for an opportunity to learn new . . .
Mattoon families are encouraged to review the free and reduced lunch guidelines and apply for federal assistance for this program. The . . .