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 Mattoon school board is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Riddle Elementary School as it hears reports on expanding programming schedules.
The events, which will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, will be live streamed on the union's Facebook page.
The Farm Show will run through Sunday at the Cross County Mall and will be followed by the March 12-14 Spring Tractor Show.
Adding Wednesdays to the schedule will give Mattoon school district students five days of full-day, in-person learning each week.
The Coles County Health Department reported that it has been working through the state's COVID-19 vaccination Phase 1B.
The Lake Land College Board of Trustees is scheduled to vote on the proposed tuition and fee freeze for 2021-2022 during its meeting at 6 p.m. Monday.
Mattoon has played a central role in the brand's history ever since a Lender's Bagels plant opened here in 1986 and later became its sole production facility.
The Charleston and Mattoon Chamber of Commerce groups said no final merger decision will be made without first seeking member approval via a vote.
Registration for Lake Land College's summer and fall semesters is scheduled to open on March 24.
Both upcoming shows at the Mattoon mall will feature farm tractor and implement displays, live music, broom corn demonstrations, and other activities.