Amelia Benner

Plant sales underway at MSHS greenhouse

Whether you’re looking for the perfect Mother’s Day present or just looking  to enjoy the colors of spring, agriculture students at Mahomet-Seymour High School have a deal for you.

Local veteran part of Honor Flight

When a representative from Land of Lincoln Honor Flight visited the senior citizens’ group at Mahomet Christian Church last fall, Leon Eisenhauer decided to take him up on his offer.

“As soon as he was finished, I got a form from him,” Eisenhauer, 83, said.

'A light to everyone'

After her friend and classmate Madeleine McNulty died suddenly earlier this year, Mahomet-Seymour High School student Catherine Tandy began looking for a way to channel her grief into something positive.

“I was thinking, ‘I just can’t stay sad forever,’” Tandy, a sophomore, recalled. “‘I need something I can do to honor her.’”

M-S hires new elementary principal

Mahomet-Seymour’s series of new administrative hires got its latest entry on Monday night, as the school board approved the hiring of Wendy Starwalt as pre-K-2 principal.

Starwalt—whose husband Jeff is principal of Lincoln Trail—is currently principal at Dr. Howard Elementary in Champaign.

Hands Around the World a tradition for over two decades

For over two decades, students at Lincoln Trail have experienced Hands Around the World, a program that highlights cultures around the globe.

Chamber welcomes two new directors

When the board of the Mahomet Area Chamber of Commerce announced that they were looking for a new director, they didn’t anticipate ending up with two.

Campaign to 'Move MAYC'

Mahomet Area Youth Club leaders are looking to get the community’s help for their big move this spring.

Retired teachers share memories of Lincoln Trail

This story is second in a series sharing memories of Lincoln Trail Elementary as it celebrates its 50th anniversary. For more—including an interview with former principal Lee Jessup—see this week's Mahomet Citizen.


Voters have their say in local races

Voters in the Mahomet-Seymour district elected four members to the school board on Tuesday.

Unofficial results that night showed incumbents Max McComb, Merle Giles and Lance Raver returning to the board alongside newcomer Lori Larson.

Candidates weigh in at forum

The candidates for Mahomet-Seymour school board answered a series of questions submitted by the public at a forum held on Wednesday night.

Here's a brief rundown of candidates' answers to the four questions featured during the event, which attracted a crowd of over 30 people to the Mahomet Public Library.

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