The Mattoon High School choir and band performed their spring concert April 9 at the high school. Choral performances included "A New Beginning," "A New Generation of Broadway," "Stay," "Between Two Hills," "Bruno Mars Hitmaker." The Green Wave Singers performed "Home," and "Radioactive." Angi Black is the choral director. The band, under the direction of Todd Black, kicked off with a special duet featuring Jenna Bingham from . . . read more
Andy Dole competed at the Illinois FFA State Proficiency contest April 5 and was selected as the state winner. There are five districts, so going into Saturday he was one of the top five candidates out of the entire state to compete,” said Veronica Handegan, adviser, Mattoon High School FFA. He was selected Saturday as . . . read more
The school board approved to re-open bids for the new home under construction by Mattoon High School building trades students. The minimum bid is set at $135,000. Bids are due at 10 a.m. May 9 at the Administrative Service Center located at 1701 Charleston Avenue. The three-bedroom home is located at 2024 Evergreen Court. Several . . . read more
The Mattoon High School Gladiators Drill Team placed second in Armed Exhibition with 32 teams competing at Army Nationals in Louisville, . . .
Mattoon Wavettes varsity and junior varsity dance teams clinics will be from 5-7 p.m. April 28-May1. Tryouts are 1 p.m. May 3. The clinics . . .
Kaitlen Luna, second-grader at Arland D. Williams Jr. Elementary School, is battling multiple brain tumors. She is the daughter of Glen . . .
Teams from Mattoon Community Unit School District 2 participated in Bowl For Kids Sake for Big Brothers, Big Sisters. Toq Lawrence of Bog . . .