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From the October 15th edition of the Manito Review:

Midwest Central High School Presents The Musical Footloose

On October 17, 18, and 19th Midwest Central High School will present the musical production of FOOTLOOSE.. The show will begin at 7:30 each night and be held at Forman Center.

The show’s cast consists of over 40 students from freshmen to seniors and is directed by Susan Frank and Rebecca Switzer. Tickets are available at the door.

On Saturday night the 19th the show will be preceded by a dinner theater.  Tickets for the dinner which will begin at 6 p.m. will be sold in advance only and may be purchased in the high school lobby beginning at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, October 9th, a limited number of tickets are available. 

Please plan to attend this high energy show.  If you have questions you may call the high school office or 968-6139.


Coats for Kids

Summer has ended and cooler fall days are ahead. Once again, we are asking for your help, with outgrown coats, hats and gloves in sizes small, medium, large and x-large. The need is always there. We appreciate any and all donations. Articles may be dropped off at 202 E. Glendale, Manito or call Charlene Nall at 309/968-7972 for more information.



Manito Forest City Rotary Club

Senior Meal

The Manito Forest City Rotary Club will hold its monthly Senior Meal at Lee’s Family Restaurant in Manito. The lunch is October 18th, at noon. Open to anyone over 55. We request that you make a reservation by the Wednesday before the meal, for the sake of the sponsor and the restaurant. Make reservations to Lynn Coers by calling 309-840-0420, please leave a message. Mr. and Mrs. Jim Wistehuff are sponsors.



Fright Night “The Sequel”

Don’t be a creep unless you plan to be one at this year’s FRIGHT NIGHT “The Sequel”.  Open every Friday and Saturday night in October from 7 pm to 11 pm at 106 W. Market Street. (YOU MUST TURN AT THE POST OFFICE). Four sections, one low price. Enjoy Section 24, Trapped, Area 13 and the Butcher’s Ride. Spend time in the Museum of Horror. Enjoy good eats and drinks. Check out the souvenir shop but most of all be careful..... BECAUSE THE NEXT SCREAM MIGHT BE YOUR OWN. So are you ready to get scared. Fright Night, The Sequel... the ultimate Halloween Adventure.  For more information visit: or or email vickyb_2002@hotmailcom or phone 309/597-0117.

Portions of the proceeds will go to benefit local and extended area youth and charities that also benefit young people.  Fright Night The Sequel plans to support the American Legion Christmas basket program, Food banks, Forest City Community Church Bible School and would welcome any suggestions for future donations.




On September 12th the Bloodmobile was held at the Forman Center in Manito. 22 people stopped by to donate blood. Jean DeSutter, along with 5 MCHS students were at there to help. Appreciation to all those who helped in anyway, also we are grateful to those who stopped by to give blood... Hats off to you all! Watch the paper for the next upcoming Bloodmobile.



Consumer Electronics

Recycling Collection Event

A Consumer Electronics Recycling Collection Event will be held on Saturday, October 19th, 2019 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon at Midwest Central Primary School (located at 450 Southmoor Ave. in Manito). This is open to any private resident of Mason County.

Acceptable Items: Televisions, Computers, Printers, Electronic Games, Radios, Speakers, VCR’s/DVD Players and Phones.

Unacceptable Items: Broken TV’s, Large Appliances, Kitchen Appliances, Bathroom Appliances, Lamps, Air Conditioners, Power Tools and Vacuum Cleaners.

For a more complete listing of acceptable or non-acceptable items, go to or call 309-543-6661.



Legion Meeting

The Hill- Palmer Post 561American Legion and it’s Auxiliary will meet on Monday night October 21st at  the Legion Hall in Manito.  Dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. and a short meeting will follow at 7:00 p.m.   All members are urged to attend.

All Veteran’s, WWII through Afghanistan  are welcome to join the American Legion.  Please call Lee Hottell, Adjutant, at 309-840-1601 to become a member.


Midwest Central CUSD #191 Board of Education Meeting Report


The monthly meeting was called to order at 6:33 p.m. on Thursday, October 3, 2019 with the following members present: Gathmann, Beebe, Friedrich, Berg, Thomas, Zaayenga, and Sledge.

The Board approved: The Concussion Management Plan and Oversight Team for 2019-20; Volleyball overnight trip; appointing DeEtte Garman as the Middle School Beta Club Sponsor for the 2019-20 school year; and resignations of Heather Poston and Rashelle Cupi.

There was a discussion about a potential FFA plot expansion, the 2020 MCMS Promotion, and regarding solar panels at the schools.

The next meeting is on October 17, 2019 (6:30 p.m.) at the District Office

The meeting was adjourned at 8:33 p.m.





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