More News From Lake Wobegon Mattoon

It's been an uneventful week in Mattoon, Ill., where the women are robust, the men are pink-cheeked, and the girls ride the mechanical bull while topless. » 2/05/10 5:45pm 2/05/10 5:45pm

News From Lake Wobegon Mattoon (UPDATE)

It's been an uneventful week in Mattoon, Ill., where the women are robust, the men are pink-cheeked, and the girls start powder puff football brawls that spill over into the crowd. » 10/13/09 8:30pm 10/13/09 8:30pm

Jim Edmonds Would Like To Invite You To His Stripper Battle Royal

Here's something fun for Midwesterners looking for a bazoonga-infested activity on a lonely Friday night in St. Louis: It's a "Queen Of The Pole" party, with your very special guest, former Cardinal Jim Edmonds. » 3/05/09 5:00pm 3/05/09 5:00pm

Topless Midget Wrestling Controversy Rocks Sleepy Illinois Community

When we allow the government to take away our right to watch tiny ladies wrestle topless, what's next? Will they take away our right to vote? To breathe? It happened in Canton, Illinois: as police were shocked to discover that a recent "midget wrestling event" took place at the Outskirts Bar & Grill, which included… » 9/18/08 3:30pm 9/18/08 3:30pm

Mattoon wins! The "futuristic $1.8 billion power plant" is ours! By the way, we don't have a soybean museum; we don't know what the Tribune is talking about. We wish we had one, though! [Chicago Tribune] » 12/18/07 5:40pm 12/18/07 5:40pm

Why Your Team Isn't Named "The Cute Cuddly Animals"

Where we grew up, in the humble burg of Mattoon, Illinois, there was a small town nearby called Fisher. The town was tiny, but large enough to have a piddly little high school. The nickname for the school's sports teams: The Fisher Bunnies. It was difficult to be too intimidated. » 5/16/06 1:15pm 5/16/06 1:15pm