Rob Stroud is a reporter for the JG-TC, covering the city of Mattoon, Lake Land College, Cumberland County and areas including Oakland, Casey and Martinsville.
The open house for Read Across Mattoon's 20th anniversary is scheduled for 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2 at the Mattoon Public Library.
Mattoon Christian Church has been holding its services and other programs at the Marshall Avenue Christian Church building.
The Mattoon Area Family YMCA held its 10th annual Bare Bones 5-Mile Turkey Trot at 6 a.m. Thursday and drew an event record 351 participants.
The Thanksgiving enforcement effort is part of the Click It or Ticket and Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over safety campaigns.
The Mattoon City Council is scheduled to vote Dec. 7 on the permit for the Christian school to move into the former nursing home.
The Local History Center is located in the lower level of the Mattoon Public Library, 1600 Charleston Ave.
On Tuesday, 30 additional laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases were identified in Coles County.
Coles County Habitat for Humanity held a house blessing for its newly constructed home in Charleston earlier this fall.