editor's pick LOOK BACK: Check out these Mattoon locations through the years Mar 26, 2020 Mar 26, 2020 Updated Mar 26, 2020 0 Remember these locations? A look back through our photo archives of the Mattoon area. Burgess Memorial Auditorium 1953: Emily Burgess Osborne Memorial Auditorium was formally presented to the city of Mattoon in dedication ceremonies. file photo Central Illinois singles 1986: A Johnny Cash tune sets the beat at the Central Illinois Singles dance. file photo First Methodist 1949: First Methodist Church recently completed a $142,000 remodeling program. the chancel was completely rebuilt as was the remainder of the building's exterior. Exterior walls are of bedford stone erected in 1902. File photo Grant Hotel 1973: The United Methodist Church plans to convert the Grant Hotel into a retirement home. file photo Korean War Memorial 1986: The memorials was dedicated in Peterson Park by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Paul McVey Post 1592 and the ladies auxiliary. file photo Memorial Hospital 1977: Plans for the old Mattoon Memorial Hospital will be Still Waters Health Retreat file photo Post Office 1981: It's a been a year since the post office moved and the government will soon will accept a $56,500 bid from an Effingham developer and printing company owner. file hpoto Roundhouse 1985: An aerial view of the old railroad roundhouse. file photo Trains and More 1994: Jim Ruef and son Chris work on the window display at their business, Trains and More. file photo Women's Spring Bar Hop 1990: Linda Dowling, event coordinator, center with hat, is surrounded by about 30 women who gathered outside Geno's Club to begin the 1990 version of the Women's Spring Bar Hop. They plan to visit 16 bars. file photo 0 comments Tags Evergreen Look-back Related to this collection +2 Local Shoe Sensation store to open in spring at Mattoon Marketplace Nov 21, 2019 Shoe Sensation plans to open a store in the spring at the southwest corner of the Mattoon Marketplace Shopping Center. Local Man dies in fire on North Fourth Street in Charleston Dec 9, 2019 CHARLESTON — A man died in a fire in his home on the north side of Charleston Monday morning, according to the Charleston Fire Department. Local Lake Land Foundation & Alumni Center construction funding approved Dec 10, 2019 Lake Land College Board of Trustees approves additional funding for the construction of the planned Lake Land Foundation & Alumni Center. Entertainment Ernst students to perform at piano recital Dec 13, 2019 Piano students of Sandy Ernst will present recitals at the Wesley United Methodist Church at 2206 S. Fourth St., Charleston on Sunday Dec. 15. Entertainment Mattoon native book signing Dec 16, 2019 Inspirational book author and Mattoon native Lisa (Nale) Wilt held book singings Sept. 27-28 at the Mattoon Public Library. Education Carl Sandburg and Mark Twain students provide support to local families Dec 20, 2019 Carl Sandburg and Mark Twain Elementary School students and their families donated to a joint program, Gifts 4 Kids, that provided support to local families during the holiday season. Home & Garden LIFESPAN: Ten tips for staying warm this winter Jan 10, 2020 Chris Garver at the LifeSpan Center in Charleston has information about how to stay warm this winter. Home & Garden LIFESPAN: LifeSpan to offer tax assistance program Jan 17, 2020 Chris Garver at the LifeSpan Center in Charleston has information about the upcoming 41st year of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program. Home & Garden LIFESPAN: Tune up your skills at the Smart Driver Safety Course Jan 24, 2020 Chris Garver at the LifeSpan Center in Charleston has information about the upcoming Smart Driver Safety Course. Education Windsor Homecoming Royalty announced Jan 31, 2020 Windsor High School hosted their 2020 Homecoming Dance on Saturday, Jan. 25. Health, Medicine and Fitness Free classes in February to improve your balance Feb 1, 2020 If you are concerned about falling due to losing your balance, then the free Matter of Balance, (MOB) classes planned at the Life Center are for you. Home & Garden LIFESPAN: LifeSpan Center to hold Community Education Series Feb 7, 2020 Chris Garver at the LifeSpan Center in Charleston has information about upcoming community education sessions. Home & Garden LIFESPAN: When caregiving becomes your new normal Feb 14, 2020 Chris Garver at the LifeSpan Center in Charleston has information about what to do when caregiving suddenly becomes a part of your daily life. Faith and Values Knights of Columbus to host annual Lenten Fish Fry services Feb 14, 2020 The Knights of Columbus Council 4024 fish fry season is about to begin. Home & Garden LIFESPAN: LifeSpan Center to offer Rules of The Road class Feb 28, 2020 Although you may have been in the driver’s seat for years, it’s a great idea to refresh your knowledge of the general rules of the road during upcoming classes at the LIFESPAN CENTER. Entertainment CMS performances of 'Schoolhouse Rock Live! JR' set for Friday and Saturday Mar 4, 2020 Performances of the Charleston Middle School production of "Schoolhouse Rock Live! JR" are scheduled for Friday and Saturday. Home & Garden LIFESPAN: Lifelong Learning the focus of LifeSpan's Community Education Series Mar 6, 2020 The LIFESPAN CENTER's Chris Garver has eight reasons why lifelong learning is important to your overall health. Health, Medicine and Fitness Lakeview College of Nursing awards degrees Mar 10, 2020 Area students recently earned their degrees at Lakeview College of Nursing. Home & Garden LIFESPAN: LifeSpan Center to host Tech Savvy Saturday Mar 13, 2020 The LIFESPAN CENTER's Chris Garver has information about their upcoming "Tech Savvy Saturday" event. Lifestyles 2 benefit meals set for Mattoon police Officer Ray Hall Mar 12, 2020 Two benefit meals have been scheduled in March for Mattoon police Officer Ray Hall, who was diagnosed with Triple Hit Large B Cell Lymphoma on Dec. 6. Home & Garden LIFESPAN: Participating in the census can help your local community Mar 20, 2020 The LIFESPAN CENTER's Chris Garver has information about the upcoming census and how participating can help your local community. Arts and Theatre Area Entertainment Venue updates Mar 25, 2020 The following is a list of closure updates for various local art and entertainment venues in the area. Home & Garden LIFESPAN: Use less energy, save more money Mar 27, 2020 The LIFESPAN CENTER's Chris Garver has lost energy-saving tips to start preparing your home for the warmer months.