There was no shortage of community members when Mattoon Middle School opened its doors at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 26 for its fourth annual chili supper. Students and staff welcomed the crowds. The free event was open to all in the community. The supper teaches the students planning and teamwork but most important, teaches them about community service and giving their time to others. The supper is funded from donations from the community and . . . read more
Are you looking for an affordable home? How about considering a new home constructed by the talented students of the Mattoon High School building trades class? Submit the winning bid by 10 a.m. Dec. 5 and you will have the opportunity to se lect cabinets, flooring and lights within the construction budget. The students, under the direction . . . read more
Mattoon Middle School Wildcat band members wore their new band uniforms at Mattoon's Holiday Parade Nov. 22. The jacket was designed by band director Jessica Closson. The Mattoon High School band, color guard and MHS JROTC also participated in the Holiday Parade. Click the thumbnail to view additional photos. read more
Mattoon High School announced Lauren Spain and Brandon Fryman as the October Rotary Students of the Month. Nominated by MHS teacher . . .
The students of the Neil Armstrong Program at Hawthorne School are studying weather this month, said Patty Spence, teacher, Armstrong . . .
Mattoon Area Preschool sends its thanks to anyone who purchased T-shirts during the fundraiser. The top three sellers . . .
Dwain Naragon, a long time ceramics professor at Eastern Illinois University has agreed to perform demonstrations on wheel throwing pottery . . .
Mark Naroze, a fourth grade student in Marsha. Steele’s class at Williams Elementary, shared a very special presentation with his . . .
Mattoon families are encouraged to review the free and reduced lunch guidelines and apply for federal assistance for this program. The . . .