Community Thanksgiving Service on Sunday

The Mahomet Ministerial Alliance, a group of ministers from local churches, invite all local residents to the annual Community Thanksgiving Service at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 23 at the Mahomet-Seymour High School Auditorium.

The MSHS Madrigals will perform, and Andrew Powell will be the guest speaker. A free-will offering will benefit Mahomet Helping Hands.

Playground fundraising goal reached

At Monday night’s school board meeting, Board President Terry Greene accepted a check from local businessman Brooks Marsh representing the proceeds from a fundraising effort on behalf of the new playground at Middletown Prairie Elementary.

Weekend of holiday events starts Dec. 5

A weekend of holiday-themed events will help get Mahomet residents in the Christmas spirit as December begins.

The Mahomet Area Chamber of Commerce will host three celebrations during the weekend beginning Dec. 5, with the aid of local businesses and the Mahomet Town and Country Women's Club.

New engine purchase centers on safety

When Cornbelt Fire Protection District officials purchased Fire Engine 2257 earlier this year, it wasn’t a matter of looking around the lot and taking a truck or two for a test drive.

It’s a big-ticket purchase, requiring planning and patience. Cornbelt took delivery of its newest engine this summer, 34 months after the purchasing process was first set in motion.

Madrigals tickets now available

The Mahomet-Seymour High School Madrigal Singers will continue a tradition in the community of Mahomet by presenting the 32nd annual “Madrigal Dinner,” performances depicting a Christmas celebration in a castle setting during the Renaissance.

Local veteran part of Honor Flight

Last week, one Mahomet veteran got the chance to experience the trip of a lifetime — all in one action-packed day.

On Tuesday, Oct. 28, Floyd Doenitz joined over 80 other Central Illinois veterans on an Honor Flight trip to Washington, D.C.

“It was a fabulous trip,” said Doenitz, who is now retired after farming in the Mahomet area for over 45 years.

Sculpture a testament to mother's legacy

Anybody passing by can enjoy “Cross Pollination,” a metal sculpture now on display outside Bridle Brook in Mahomet.

But its creator had a specific audience in mind when she chose the location. It’s right outside the window belonging to her mother, Bridle Brook resident Grace Rojek.

“It wasn’t really built for her, but I knew she’d love it,” artist Christine Rojek said.

SVPWD breaks ground

Staff and board members from the Sangamon Valley Public Water District gathered with representatives from engineering firm Fehr Graham and Curry Construction to celebrate groundbreaking for the district’s new water treatment plant.

New venue for M-S graduation

Mahomet-Seymour’s graduation ceremony is changing venues this year.

Anyone who’s been to commencement in the past few years knows it can be an ordeal, Principal Shannon Cheek said, citing frequent complaints about poor sound quality, cramped seating and—above all—the oppressive heat.

“This has been a topic of conversation for many years,” he said.

Candidate forum canceled

The Mahomet Area Chamber of Commerce has canceled its candidate forum set for Oct. 23.

Chamber Director Theresa Berry said that only one of the candidates who was invited would have been able to appear at the event that evening, as the rest had made prior commitments.

The Chamber invites local and statewide candidates to its forums, which include a Q&A session for voters.


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