The News-Gazette

M-S school board candidate profile series: Jason Tompkins

Voters will cast their ballot for four open seats on the Mahomet-Seymour board of education during the consolidated general election. Those asking for your vote include Julie Cebulski, Meghan Hennesy, Jeremy Henrichs, Ken Keefe, Jenny Park, Lance Raver, Colleen Schultz and Jason Tompkins. Each week, we will feature one candidate (in alphabetical order) in a Q&A style.

'It's like kid heaven': Grace Church's Harvest Party puts family fun on display

Families with children of all ages gathered at Grace Church last Friday for the church's annual Harvest Party.

Activities included trick-or-treating, bounce houses, a magic show, a photo booth, raffle and guessing games, a cupcake walk and carnival games.

Mike Case, Grace Church's family life pastor, emphasized the event was free and open to everyone in the community.

Obituaries for Sept. 7, 2018

Robert Blazek

MAHOMET — Robert G. Blazek, 97, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, at Bridle Brook in Mahomet, with his family by his side.

Arrest made in 2009 murder of Mahomet woman

URBANA — Almost nine years after Holly Cassano was brutally murdered in her home, a 30-year-old Mahomet man has been arrested in the 2009 stabbing.

School district, village to honor hometown hero Jason Seaman at Dawgapalooza

MAHOMET — Jason Seaman will be honored next week on the field he starred on during his years on the Mahomet-Seymour football team.

The seventh-grade science teacher credited with stopping a shooter at Indiana's Noblesville West Middle School will be honored Aug. 31 prior to kickoff at Frank Dutton Field.

Obituaries for Aug. 24, 2018

Margaret Brewer

SAVOY — Margaret D. Brewer, 77, of Savoy passed away Tuesday (Aug. 14, 2018) with her family by herside at OSF Heart of Mary Medical Center, Urbana.

Cherished school bell gets new base, home

Designing a base for a school bell display may not seem like a difficult task, but when Mahomet-Seymour High School industrial arts teacher Eric Andracke was faced with the undertaking, he understood the weight and communal significance of such a responsibility.

A fun ride: 2017-18 end-of-the-year M-S sports wrapup

A new sports season is just around the corner, but before that, The Mahomet Citizen wanted to pay tribute to last year's teams. It's time for an end-of-the-year wrapup.

Last sports season, by any measurement, the Mahomet-Seymour High School had many highlights. Here's an alphabetical look, by sport.



Mahomet area residents voice concerns to Mahomet Aquifer Protection Task Force

Jodi Eisenmann held a bottle of water up to members of the Mahomet Aquifer Protection Task Force as she described the reality of daily living after a natural gas leak near the Mahomet Aquifer in December 2016.

"We get water delivered every Tuesday," she said.

'Thank you to the best community': Jason Seaman's parents give thanks for support

At 9:06 a.m. on May 25, an armed student entered my son's classroom in Noblesville, Ind., and opened fire. Amazingly, there were no fatalities.

However, another student and my son were struck numerous times. Thankfully, both are recovering, but the injured student will have an extended hospital stay.

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